The strength of News Corp Hatred and Religious vilification in Melbourne may just have radicalised the Sri Lankan suicide bomber. Will the AFP and National Security take a closer look at those that are known to publicly disparage Islam and Muslims? (ODT)
Sri Lanka’s prime minister says investigators of Easter Sunday’s deadly string of suicide bombings are aware of “some militancy going on in Australia” and believe one of the attackers may have been radicalised while studying in the country.
Ranil Wickremesinghe told Guardian Australia that Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, who undertook a postgraduate degree at Melbourne’s Swinburne University in 2009 and left the country in 2013, appeared to have been influenced by extremist ideas during that period.
“That’s how the family feel,” Wickremesinghe said at his prime ministerial residence in Colombo. “We know there is some militancy going on in Australia among the Muslims. Australia has been out there fighting [in the war on terror].”
David Marr is right. In the wake of Christchurch, our PM is more concerned with going on prime time TV to deny something he is reported to have said than exercising leadership or taking any responsibility for the various ways that his government has directly and indirectly helped encourage a toxic subculture of Islamophobia; the ways his government has aided and abetted if not supported white supremacists.
The very least he could do is direct his party’s branches to put the racist, xenophobic, anti-Muslim, One Nation Party last on the Liberal how to vote card in the May Federal Election.
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.
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.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Hate crimes are up 30% in the UK over the previous …
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
Horrific attacks on Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, which have forced thousands to flee in recent days, have elicited no interest from the mass media.
Advocacy group says Islamophobic abuse rose 91 percent in first half of 2017, compared with same period last year.
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.
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,
The day after Yacqub Khayre allegedly shot dead a receptionist and held a sex worker hostage inside a Brighton apartment, death threats were made to the leader of a Melbourne mosque.
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.
Why should the victims of prejudice take it upon themselves to soothe the prejudiced?
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.
Our northern neighbors had the big, messy, national debate about anti-Muslim hate that we still need.
Not for the first time in its 10-year run, Q&A on Monday night was defined as much by who didn’t turn up as by who did.
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.
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…
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
“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.
Donald Trump has stormed into fresh controversy over the deadly attack in Berlin – saying it was a purely religious attack and
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’
By TeleSur | – – After a series of violent attacks and recrimination, an esteemed Muslim academic flees the U.S. …
Peter Hopkins, Gurchathen Sanghera, and Kate Botterill | (The Conversation) | – – Immigration and national identity currently are at …
Blasts at mosque and convention centre overshadow events marking the 10th anniversary of the German Islam Conference.
A new project tracking attitudes to Islam has uncovered some disturbing new insights into how Australians view Muslims.
Mariam Veiszadeh tracks Islamophobic incidents. She has been the victim of them.
A Muslim woman wearing traditional clothing was attacked in a possible hate crime over the weekend in New York City’s Midtown neighborhood.
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.
Authorities in 15 towns have banned burkinis, citing public concern following recent terrorist attacks in the country
The burkini does not symbolise Islam, it symbolises leisure and happiness and fitness and health. So who is better, the Taliban or French politicians?
A royal commission into religious extremism should not be restricted to Islam, says Peter Wicks, but should cover all organisations promoting religious intolerance.
Australians have a right to be fearful about the rise of terrorism, Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour says.
ABC 15 Arizona | (Video News Report) | – – “FULL: Khizr Khan son was 1 of 14 American Muslims …
When we talk about people’s legitimate fears, we need to talk about the fear of those who face daily personal attacks because of their background.
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…
Hanson’s comeback is a political embarrassment for Australia and a source of shame for the politics that spawned her.
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
You don’t have to be Muslim to be the target of Islamophobia.
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Boxer Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, on …
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.
FBI to student: “Be honest with us. Tell us everything you know about martyrdom.”
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act in 1990, and since …
Dena Takruri | (AJ+ ) | – – “Donald Trump openly hates on Muslims, but you might be surprised at …
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
When irrational emotions are driven by fear and ignorance, somebody gets hurts.
Accusations, beatings, even death threats—that’s life for Muslim kids in America.