Category: Islamophobia

The Fake “Facts” of the Anti-Muslim Bigots and Fear-Mongers

 

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Why Andrew Bolt works for IS

The vast majority of American Muslims oppose extremism and violence by Muslims or anyone else and have no wish to live under the brutal rule practiced by jihadist fanatics. As a religious minority in a country where their faith makes them potential victims of hate crimes, Muslims have stronger reasons than most Americans for believing in and practicing religious tolerance, not holy war. Keeping Muslim Americans as allies and maintaining their trust in our common values and political and legal institutions will be critical in successfully opposing extremist violence. Losing that trust and driving them away, as the Islamophobes’ ugly falsehoods inevitably will, can only help the terrorists.

The Fake “Facts” of the Anti-Muslim Bigots and Fear-Mongers

The Pipes They Are A-Blowing: An Extremist Tour Down Under – New Matilda

Pipe’s visit was supported by AIJAC, the right-wing pro-Israel think tank and lobby group. In Melbourne, it was also supported by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the Jewish peak body of the state, and hosted at Beth Weizmann Community Centre. In NSW, it was supported by AIJAC, the Zionist Council of NSW, and Central Synagogue. The host was the opinion editor of the Daily Telegraph.

via The Pipes They Are A-Blowing: An Extremist Tour Down Under – New Matilda

Fox News promotes Trump’s use of London attack to push Muslim ban

 

Fox News promotes Trump’s use of London attack to push Muslim ban

 1) Fox News promotes Trump’s use of London attack to push Muslim ban

2 ) Fox & Friends spread false information about London attack, hosted anti-Muslim hate group leader

 

Victimized Muslims Get No Sympathy in U.S. Media – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Horrific attacks on Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, which have forced thousands to flee in recent days, have elicited no interest from the mass media.

Source: Victimized Muslims Get No Sympathy in U.S. Media – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Surprise! The discourse of Anti-Muslim Hatred led to attack on Mosque-Goers in London | Informed Comment

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The Finsbury Park attack occurred just after the murder of a teenage Muslim girl in Virginia and an attempted vehicular attack on Iraqi migrants in Sweden. There is little doubt that this incident targeted the Muslim community, and while we cannot speculate as to what exactly motivated this violence, such an incident demands that we reflect on the harm that Islamophobia can cause.

Source: Surprise! The discourse of Anti-Muslim Hatred led to attack on Mosque-Goers in London | Informed Comment

Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

Despite this, several recent media reports have sensationalised domestic violence within the Muslim community, and often falsely linked it to Verse 4:34 in the Qur’an.This misunderstanding has not only been perpetuated within the Australian community,

Source: Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

London terror attack: Huge rise in Islamophobic hate crime following Borough Market stabbing, police figures show | The Independent

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Islamophobic hate crimes jumped fivefold in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack, new figures show. The data, collated by the Metropolitan Police, reveals there was a 40 per cent increase in racist incidents on 6 June compared with an average day this year. Provisional figures show the number of racist incidents recorded on Tuesday was 54, compared with a daily average of 38 this year.

Source: London terror attack: Huge rise in Islamophobic hate crime following Borough Market stabbing, police figures show | The Independent

US incidents of anti-Muslim bias increased dramatically in 2016, monitoring group says | The Independent

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When the Masjid Al-Kareem mosque in Providence, Rhode Island, received a threatening letter in November calling Muslims a “vile and filthy people,” its members were frightened enough they asked for and got extra police protection. The 42-year-old mosque was far from alone. The letter it received was one of 2,213 anti-Muslim bias incidents in the US last year, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Source: US incidents of anti-Muslim bias increased dramatically in 2016, monitoring group says | The Independent

Tommy Robinson condemned for ranting about Islamic extremism at scene of London terror attack | The Independent| Andrew Bolt in Australia does the same

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Tommy Robinson has been widely condemned for launching into a tirade about Islamic extremism at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack in Westminster. The former English Defence League leader rushed to the Houses of Parliament in London after news of the attacks emerged. Although details about the alleged assailant and their motive remains unclear, Mr Robinson claimed Britain was at “war” with Islamic fundamentalists.

Source: Tommy Robinson condemned for ranting about Islamic extremism at scene of London terror attack | The Independent

They only got the job because they wear headscarves – Bolt’s bombastic bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

To Andrew Bolt What a condescending twat you are.  You, who have no qualifications and no experience outside being a media whore, dare to criticise two admirable women, who are far more educated, credible and informative than you, just because they are speaking out. For the vast majority of you who will not be aware…

Source: They only got the job because they wear headscarves – Bolt’s bombastic bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam. Where’s the outrage? | Kristina Keneally | Opinion | The Guardian

Every Muslim who speaks out is expected to own, explain and condemn any act carried out by Muslims worldwide. The same doesn’t apply to Catholics

Source: Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam. Where’s the outrage? | Kristina Keneally | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump Stays Silent On Mosque Shooting While Raging Over Louvre Knife Attack

“A new radical Islamic terrorist has just attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris. Tourists were locked down. France on edge again. GET SMART U.S.”

Six people died at the Quebec City mosque, and one person was slightly injured in the Paris attack.

Source: Donald Trump Stays Silent On Mosque Shooting While Raging Over Louvre Knife Attack

Donald Trump says Berlin attack ‘purely religious threat’ and urges US to fight back | The Independent

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Donald Trump has stormed into fresh controversy over the deadly attack in Berlin – saying it was a purely religious attack and

Source: Donald Trump says Berlin attack ‘purely religious threat’ and urges US to fight back | The Independent

The more intelligent response

Berlin attack suspect’s mother: ‘I want the truth about my son. Who was behind him?’

‘Within him is a great secret. They killed him and buried the secret with him’

 

Trumpists beat Muslim-American Child of frmr Fulbrighter, harass Family out of US | Informed Comment| What Andrew Bolt encourages here

By TeleSur | – – After a series of violent attacks and recrimination, an esteemed Muslim academic flees the U.S. …

Source: Trumpists beat Muslim-American Child of frmr Fulbrighter, harass Family out of US | Informed Comment

New national snapshot finds 60 per cent of Australians would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim

And a quarter of Australians would not be fazed if all anti-terror efforts were focused exclusively on Muslims.

A new project tracking attitudes to Islam has uncovered some disturbing new insights into how Australians view Muslims.

Source: New national snapshot finds 60 per cent of Australians would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim

A journey in grief: my daughter Mia, killed in a hostel 10,000 miles from home | The Independent|Even a grieving mother has time to tell Andrew Bolt and Rowan Dean they are not only wrong but Islamophobic hate mongers

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Mia Ayliffe-Chung is the 21-year-old British backpacker who was stabbed to death in Australia last Tuesday at the hostel she was staying in.  Mia, from Wirksworth in Derbyshire, was working on a farm in Queensland in order to fulfil requirements for her Australian visa.  In the coming week, Mia’s mother, Rosie Ayliffe, will write a daily blog in The Independent as she prepares to travel to Australia and collect her daughter’s ashes.

Source: A journey in grief: my daughter Mia, killed in a hostel 10,000 miles from home | People | News | The Independent

French police make woman remove clothing on Nice beach following burkini ban | World news | The Guardian

Authorities in 15 towns have banned burkinis, citing public concern following recent terrorist attacks in the country

Source: French police make woman remove clothing on Nice beach following burkini ban | World news | The Guardian

I created the burkini to give women freedom, not to take it away | Aheda Zanetti | Opinion | The Guardian

The burkini does not symbolise Islam, it symbolises leisure and happiness and fitness and health. So who is better, the Taliban or French politicians?

Source: I created the burkini to give women freedom, not to take it away | Aheda Zanetti | Opinion | The Guardian

Royal commission into Islam? Let’s have one into religious intolerance instead

 

A royal commission into religious extremism should not be restricted to Islam, says Peter Wicks, but should cover all organisations promoting religious intolerance.

Source: Royal commission into Islam? Let’s have one into religious intolerance instead

Why This “All Muslims Are Terrorists” Mantra Needs to Stop | The Lone Girl in a Crowd

This is a handy cartoon of how Islamophobia affects people's perception of Muslims. Here we have a Muslim in the same pose as a white person in similar garb. But they are seen as totally different things.

 

Now I may not do a serious post very often but I think a post on anti-Muslim bias and Islamophobia in the United States is long overdue. I know this post will anger some people and possibly cause c…

Source: Why This “All Muslims Are Terrorists” Mantra Needs to Stop | The Lone Girl in a Crowd

Gee, What Could Possibly Be Inspiring All These Mosque Attacks? – New Matilda

The politics of Islamophobia manifests in obscenities scrawled on mosque walls and the violence now faced by those who wish to practice the religion, writes Michael Brull. On Tuesday night, a parked car was set on fire outside Thornlie Mosque in Perth. On a nearby wall, the words “FUCK ISLAM” had been painted. No one was harmedMore

Source: Gee, What Could Possibly Be Inspiring All These Mosque Attacks? – New Matilda

Sufi Boxer Muhammad Ali’s last fight was against Extremism & Politicians’ Islamophobia

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Boxer Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, on …

Source: Sufi Boxer Muhammad Ali’s last fight was against Extremism & Politicians’ Islamophobia

Nadiya Hussain recounts Islamophobic abuse and claims it gets worse after terrorist attacks | People | News | The Independent

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Nadiya Hussain says she has been shoved and had things thrown at her as part of Islamophobic abuse, which she claims gets worse after every terrorist attack committed by Muslim extremists.

Source: Nadiya Hussain recounts Islamophobic abuse and claims it gets worse after terrorist attacks | People | News | The Independent

Paul Sheehan: Another Empty Voice In A Cacophony Of Hatred – New Matilda

OPINION: Paul Sheehan’s mess at Fairfax is just another reflection on the growing normalisation of Islamophobia, writes Mostafa Rachwani from the Lebanese Muslim Association. Upon reading Paul Sheehan’s article, about the extraordinary story of “Louise”, I have to admit, my first thought was one of resigned exasperation. Not because his column was full of enormousMore

Source: Paul Sheehan: Another Empty Voice In A Cacophony Of Hatred – New Matilda

College Fires Christian Professor For Saying Christians And Muslims Worship Same God (VIDEO) «

Show your support for freedom of speech and Professor Hawkins by signing a petition to reinstate her.

Source: College Fires Christian Professor For Saying Christians And Muslims Worship Same God (VIDEO) «

Muslim schoolgirl explaining Islamophobia after Paris attacks goes viral (VIDEO) — RT UK

A Muslim schoolgirl who was labeled a terrorist after the Paris attacks has spoken out against Islamophobia in a school assembly. Footage of the speech has been viewed thousands of times online.

Source: Muslim schoolgirl explaining Islamophobia after Paris attacks goes viral (VIDEO) — RT UK