Tag: Islamophobia

Republicans in Congress engage in hateful Islamophobia to defend their Islamophobe, Greene

Republicans have introduced a bill to strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of her seat on the Foreign Affairs committee. Omar, of course, has never “liked” a posting on Facebook advocating the killing of a member of Congress, nor has she encouraged people to invade the Capitol. The false equivalence between Greene and Omar was taken up by other Republicans and by Fox Cable News.

Republicans in Congress engage in hateful Islamophobia to defend their Islamophobe, Greene

Hating on Muslims in Western Media is based on the Big Lie

Like other forms of intolerance, however, Islamophobia can be objectively assessed. Empirical studies are an effective means of exposing this prejudice, one that plagues both sides of the political spectrum.

Hating on Muslims in Western Media is based on the Big Lie

Australia says China travel warning ‘unhelpful’ amid escalating diplomatic row – ABC News

People walk down a relatively empty main thoroughfare in Sydney's Chinatown.

Key points:

There have been a number of high-profile racist incidents in Australia targeting Asians during the coronavirus pandemic
Nevertheless, analysts say that China’s travel warning is the latest attempt to pressure Australia into cooperation
Incidents of xenophobia and harassment of foreigners have also been recorded in China during COVID-19

Australia says China travel warning ‘unhelpful’ amid escalating diplomatic row – ABC News

The Coronavirus Exposes the Idiocy of Islamophobia

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How long before News Corp takes up this line on COVID as well? (ODT)

We may defeat the Covid-19 virus in the months ahead, but it will take much longer to defeat the disease that is Islamophobia.

India, where the spread of the virus has been dubbed a “corona jihad” by supporters of the far-right BJP government; they claim the pandemic is a conspiracy by Muslims to infect and poison Hindus

“Muslims have now seen their businesses across India boycotted, volunteers distributing rations called ‘coronavirus terrorists’, and others accused of spitting in food and infecting water supplies with the virus.

Did members of the Tablighi Jamaat behave recklessly? Yes. Do all of India’s 200 million Muslims bear responsibility for their behavior? No. “Virtually overnight,” wrote investigative journalist Rana Ayyub in the Washington Post, “Muslims became the sole culprits responsible for the spread of the coronavirus in India.”Again, as in India, it isn’t only far-right figures using the pandemic to fan the flames of anti-Muslim bigotry but also mainstream media outlets.

 

via The Coronavirus Exposes the Idiocy of Islamophobia

Anti-Islamic terrorism becomes ‘alarming trend’ in Europe ; beyond – Moscow — RT World News

Anti-Islamic terrorism becomes ‘alarming trend’ in Europe & beyond – Moscow

Spurned on by extremist and biased Islamophobic media globally. The largest in the English speaking world being Murdoch Media. In Melbourne alone in 2018 some 2850 anti- Islamic articles were published in the Herald Sun alone with Andrew Bolt an obsessed and leading contributor via his columns, radio, blogs, and Sky presance. He played a part so much so after the Barcelona bombings he was imploring the Christian youth of Australia to have the guts and fight back. A reminder of Alan Jones during the Cronulla Riots. (ODT)

The emergence of cold-blooded psychopaths and murderers who harbor plans to slaughter Muslims is becoming an alarming trend not only in Europe, but in the rest of the world.

via Anti-Islamic terrorism becomes ‘alarming trend’ in Europe & beyond – Moscow — RT World News

Also on rt.com UK Islamophobic incidents soar 600% in week after Christchurch terrorist attacks

Australians are asking how did we get here? Well, Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

The Silver Fern symbol of New Zealand is projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney on Saturday

Any 28-year-old Australian has grown up in a time racism was quickly ratcheting up in the country’s public culture

via Australians are asking how did we get here? Well, Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

Hating Muslims in the Age of Trump: The New Islamophobia looks like the Old McCarthyism

It’s hard today even to imagine that, in the late 1980s, the rightwing Christian Voice Magazine published a “candidate’s biblical scoreboard,” urging its readers (and potential voters) to rate their politicians by how “biblically” they cast their ballots in Congress. One key measure of this: Did that legislator support the anti-Communist Muslim jihadis in Afghanistan, a cause warmly supported by evangelist Pat Robertson in his 1988 presidential campaign? Now, attempting to appeal to twenty-first-century evangelicals, President Trump has announced that “Islam hates us.”

The kaleidoscope of geopolitics and Islamophobia is now spinning so fast that it should make our heads spin, too. At times, it seems as if Donald Trump is the anti-Ronald Reagan of the twenty-first century, idolizing former KGB operative Vladimir Putin, but seeing former U.S. allies in the Muslim world like Pakistan as purveyors of “nothing but lies and deceit” — until, that is, with bewildering rapidity, he suddenly gives us the “good” (that is, oil-rich) Muslims again, willingly performing a sword dance with the Saudi royals, seemingly entirely comfortable with the scimitar of the Saracen.

like a modernized version of the rabidly anti-Communist McCarthyism of the 1950s. In fact, the endless demonization of Muslims may be less a cudgel to wield against the small Muslim-American community than against Democratic opponents who can be lambasted as “soft on terrorism” if they resist demands to demonize Muslims and their religion.

via Hating Muslims in the Age of Trump: The New Islamophobia looks like the Old McCarthyism

Beware fanning flames of racism over ‘silent invasion’ fears

The book Xi Jinping wants you to read for all the wrong reasons

Anti- Multiculturalism drives Sinophobic Politics but Donations had Tony Abbott cosy up to Mr Huang yet call for the sacking of Sam Dastyari;

The debate about Chinese influence in Australia is an important one about our sovereignty and national interest. But it is also a test of our maturity as a multicultural society. Passing it will require a lot less panic, and a lot more sobriety.

via Beware fanning flames of racism over ‘silent invasion’ fears

Hate Like This Is Spreading Across the Country. Will Donald Trump Denounce It? | The Nation

Donald Trump’s hate-filled rhetoric has been encouraging violence against people of color since the beginning of his campaign. In March, for example, Wichita State University student Khondoker Usama and his friend were assaulted at a gas station.

Source: Hate Like This Is Spreading Across the Country. Will Donald Trump Denounce It? | The Nation

All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t | loonwatch.com

According to the official FBI database, only 6% of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from 1980 to 2005 can be attributed to Muslims. This compared to 7% for Jews and 42% for Latinos. No, not all terr…

Source: All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t | loonwatch.com

UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ of Islamophobia after Brexit vote | Home News | News | The Independent

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British Muslims are suffering an “explosion” in faith-based hatred with many women now afraid to conduct their daily lives, according to a new report which also warns of heightened racism following the vote on Brexit.

Source: UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ of Islamophobia after Brexit vote | Home News | News | The Independent

Orlando shooting: Donald Trump says he was right about ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

In the wake of the deadliest shooting in US history, likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was “right on radical Islamic terrorism” and called for toughness and vigilance.

Source: Orlando shooting: Donald Trump says he was right about ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

Six Signs The Waleed Aly Logies Fury Is All About Race And Islamophobia – New Matilda

Buckle down folks, there’s a fresh race controversy brewing. That’s good news if you’re trying to whip-up interest in the annual paint-drying festival that is The Logies, and bad news if you’re averse to a little tabloid-style dog whistling. With Waleed Aly and Lee Lin Chin nominated for the Gold Logie, Australia can once againMore

Source: Six Signs The Waleed Aly Logies Fury Is All About Race And Islamophobia – New Matilda

The New York Times Presents Islam More Negatively than Cancer and Cocaine | Informed Comment

TeleSur | – – Researchers say they were shocked to learn that Islam receives more negative coverage than cancer.  The New York …

Source: The New York Times Presents Islam More Negatively than Cancer and Cocaine | Informed Comment

British Muslims are literally paying to condemn Isis. So everyone can stop going on about it now

Hundreds of British Muslims have taken out an advert in the national press to highlight their “united condemnation” of terrorism after the attacks in Paris.

Source: British Muslims are literally paying to condemn Isis. So everyone can stop going on about it now