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HOW GLOBAL ANTI-MUSLIM BIGOTRY BECAME ACCEPTABLE
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           "INNA LILAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJI’UN 

Chapter (49) Surat l-Hujurat The Dwellings
http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=49&verse=13

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things)

GLOBAL VISION 2000 SALUTES AND OFFERS DUAS FOR THE 
50 SHAHEED MARTYRS MASSACRED AT FRIDAY PRAYERS BY  NONMUSLIM MILITARISED ARMED TERRORISTS IN NEW ZEALAND. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE AND SOULS RAISED HIGH.  MAY THE PERPETRATORS BE HELD TO ACCOUNT IN THIS LIFE AND HEREAFTER. WE ARE ALSO SHOCKED AT THE PROPAGANDA WARFARE ENGAGED BY THE BBC BY REFUSING TO ACCURATELY REPORT THESE GROTESQUE ACTS BY THE PERPETRATORS.  THEY COULD ONLY DESCRIBE THE EVENTS AS BEING CARRIED OUT BY A GUNMAN. NO REFERENCE TO PRE-MEDITATED ACTS OF TERRORISM COMMITTED BY A GROUP OF WHITE NONMUSLIM EXTREMISTS AND MILITARILY ARMED TERRORISTS. LET IT BE CLEAR THE USAGE OF IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES ARE NOT CARRIED OR USED BY A LONE GUNMAN OR MADMAN. THE BBC IS VIOLATING IT'S ROYAL CHARTER AND MUSLIMS AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS NEED TO SUE THE BBC FOR A BREACH OF ITS CHARTER AND CODE OF CONDUCT. THERE IS ALSO A NEED FOR A CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT ON THE LINES OF THAT WHICH WAS LAUNCHED BY MAHATMA GANDHI IN APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA. IT SHOULD START WITH THE BOYCOTTING OF THE BBC AND NON PAYMENT OF THE  LICENSE FEE. MUSLIMS AND TRUTH SEEKERS CAN NOT PAY FOR THE STATE SPONSORED DECEIT AND PROPAGANDA ANY LONGER. THIS PROTEST NEEDS TO BE LAUNCHED AT THE BBC HQ AND ST.JAMES PLACE.  

THE SATANIC TERRORISTS BROADCASTED THE HEINOUS ACTS COMMITTED AGAINST PEACEFUL UNARMED CIVILIANS ENGAGED IN BRINGING PEACE TO CHRISTCHURCH. WE ARE ABHORRED BY THE FACT THAT THE SATANIC TERRORIST FELL TO THE LOWEST RUNG OF HELL BY INSTALLATION OF A CAMERA TO HIS HELMUT AND LIVE WIRED TO HIS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT SO THAT THE WORLD WOULD SEE A LIVE UNCENSORED MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS. LET US BE CLEAR THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT TO PROVOKE AND INSTIGATE COPYCAT ATTACKS GLOBALLY. THIS RAISES THE QUESTION OF WHY HITECH COMPANIES SUCH AS FACEBOOK UTUBE AND TWITTER DID NOT BAN A LIVE MASSACRE FROM BEING BROADCASTED GLOBALLY FOR 17 MINUTES. WELL THIS OPENS UP ANOTHER CHAPTER OF THE NWO DAJJALIC ORDER WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED INCLUSIVE OF WHO REALLY CONTROLS THIS UNDERLYING SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY.          

THE CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES MASSACRES HIGHLIGHT THE NEED TO EXPOSE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND ANGLOSAXON AND CELTIC ISLAMOPHOBIA. THESE WHITE COLONIAL SETTLER OUTPOSTS OF BRITAIN HAVE A HORRIFIC HISTORY OF TREATMENT OF THE INDIGENOUS  MAORI AND ABORIGINAL PEOPLES. WHITE ANGLOSAXON AND CELTIC   PEOPLE NEED TO BE REMINDED THAT THE WORLD DOES NOT NEED LECTURING ON THEIR DEMOCRACY WHICH IS IN REALITY DEMONOCRACY IN PRACTICE AND PHONEY SELECTIVE    UPHOLDING OF HUMAN RIGHTS. THE TIME IS NOT FAR WHEN HISTORY IS GOING TO JUDGE THESE PEOPLE AND THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THE MIRROR OF HISTORY AND BE HELD TO ACCOUNT FOR THE COMPLETE GENOCIDE OF TASMANIANS. THE ONLY PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE GENOCIDE FROM WHITE BRITISH IMMIGRANTS. THESE TASMANIANS WERE SHOT DEAD TO THE LAST MAN WOMAN AND CHILD FOR SPORT. THE BRITISH URGENTLY NEED LESSONS IN CIVILISED VALUES AND CIVILISATION AND I WILL BE PLEASED TO RENDER MY SERVICES TO THIS EFFECT. THE BASIS OF NEW BRITISH CIVILISED MORAL VALUES AND BEHAVIOUR WILL BE BASED ON THE QURAN AND SHARIAH VALUE SYSTEM AS ALL ELSE HAS FAILED. THIS IS THE SAME AND MOST VILE TYPE OF TRIBALISM PREVALENT DURING 7TH CENTURY ARABIA WHICH THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD CAME TO TRANSFORM.  WHERE A MAN OR WOMAN IS NOT JUDGED ON THE BASIS OF COLOUR, TRIBE OR RACE BUT ON PIETY AND MERIT.  

THE CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRES ARE UNDERPINNED BY A VIOLENT HATRED WHICH IS LINKED TO A PROCESS OF ULTRA RIGHT RADICALISATION THAT WESTERN POLITICAL AND INTELLECTUAL LEADERSHIP HAVE ABYSMALLY FAILED TO ADDRESS. LEADERS OF THE WEST SUCH AS TRUMP ACTUALLY CAME TO POWER BY RABBLE ROUSING ON THIS WHITE SUPREMACIST AGENDA. THEY HAVE MAINSTREAMED THIS HATRED BY DEMONISING GROUPS AND PITTING COMMUNITIES AGAINST EACH OTHER. THE ANTIPATHY TOWARDS MUSLIMS, ANTI-IMMIGRATION RHETORIC AND PERMISSIVENESS TOWARDS HATE SPEECH IS FURTHERED BY AN ABSOLUTIST INTERPRETATION OF FREE SPEECH AND EXPRESSION HAS NOT ONLY IN SEVERAL INSTANCES BEEN CODIFIED IN LEGISLATION BUT INFORMED COUNTER VIOLENT EXTREMISM POLICIES. THE RESPONSIBLITY FOR THESE ATTACKS RESTS ON WESTERN LEADERS AND THEIR HYPOCRISY OF DEFENDING DEMONISATION OF MUSLIMS AND ISLAM AS "FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION".

HOWEVER BASED ON THE WRITTEN EVIDENCE BY THE AUSSIE TERRORIST CLAIMS THAT HE IS A MEMBER OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.  WELL IS NOT THAT REVEALING WAS NOT THERE ANOTHER CHAP NAMED ANDERS BREVIK THE PERPETRATOR OF THE OSLO MASSACRE OF INNOCENTS CLAIMING HE WAS A MEMBER AND INSPIRED BY THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR BASED IN ST JAMES STREET LONDON. IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT THIS ST.JAMES LONDON BASED ORDER IS A FREEMASONIC AND ZIONIST FRONT WITH A LONG HISTORY STRETCHING RIGHT BACK TO THE CRUSADER ERA.  IF THE AUSSSIE TERRORIST ADMITS HE IS A MEMBER OF THIS ORDER HE HAS EXPOSED THE REAL CULPRITS BEHIND THIS. SO INSTEAD OF A DEMO AGAINST RACISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA BY 50000 PEOPLE IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE TODAY HOW ABOUT A DEMO OUTSIDE THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR HQ AT ST.JAMES STREET. THOSE FOOT SOLDIERS AND COMRADES MARCHING FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE NEED TO GET WISE AND CHECK OUT FOR THEMSELVES WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE NAME OF UPPER ECHELONS OF FREEMASONRY. ALSO IS NOT THE ZIONIST AGENDA ABOUT DENIAL OF PALESTINIAN RIGHTS AND CONQUERING JERUSALEM MILITARILY.   ENOUGH OF THIS LET US BE CLEAR THE DECKS ARE BEING READIED FOR A GLOBAL WAR TO ERUPT AND VESTED INTERESTS ARE FANNING THE FLAMES OF ISLAMOPHOBIA AT HOME IN ORDER TO DRUM UP SUPPORT FOR WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA.  THE MESSAGE FOR MUSLIMS HAS TO BE VIGILANCE AND SELF DEFENCE.  

THIS SHOULD DIRECT ALL TRUTH SEEKERS TO RESEARCH FOR THEMSELVES WHO IS BEHIND THIS TERROR AND INDEED GLOBAL WAR OF TERROR. THE DOTS ALSO NEED TO BE CONNECTED AS TO WHERE DID THE NONMUSLIM AUSSIE TERRORIST GET IEDs AS THESE ARE MILITARY GRADE WEOPONS. THIS  RAISES QUESTIONS ON THE ROLE OF THE SECRET SERVICES AS THE 5 ANGLO SAXON NATIONS SECRET SERVICES HAVE AGREEMENTS WITH EACH OTHER NAMELY THE USA, CANADA, UK, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

INDEED WE NEED TO DIG DEEPER INT0 CHRISTCHURCH. BECAUSE WE WILL FIND THAT THE REAL NAME OF CHRISTCHURCH IN MAORI IS  OTAUTAH WHICH IS THE LARGEST CITY IN THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND AND THE SEAT OF CANTERBURY REGION. THE COUNTRY WAS SETTLED IN VICTORIAN TIMES CIRCA 1843.     

THE CHEEK OF THESE FORMER WHITE IMMIGRANTS FROM BRITAIN BEGGARS BELIEF TOWARDS IMMIGRANTS FROM ASIA IS SHOCKING AND EXPOSES THE INGRAINED WHITE SUPREMACIST, RACIST AND NOW ISLAMOPHOBIC HATRED 
WIDESPREAD THERE. THESE PEOPLE NEED TO REPENT FOR THE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS WHICH THEY HAVE SHED IN ORDER TO OCCUPY THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES LANDS AND INTERNATIONAL LAWS NEED TO BE USED TO MAKE THEM PAY REPARATIONS. THESE COUNTRIES ARE PART OF ASIA PACIFIC YET THEY HAVE TO FULLY INTEGRATE INTO THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION AND WITH THEIR ASIAN AND MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS. YET THEY TALK ABOUT OTHERS INTEGRATING WITH THEM. THOSE WITH THIS MINDSET NEED TO BE REMINDED THIS IS A MULTIPOLAR WORLD AND THEY NEED TO DISCARD THEIR IMPERIALIST COLONIALIST BAGAGGE AND BEHAVE AS CIVILISED HUMAN BEINGS NOT WHITE DEMIGODS. THIS IS 2019 WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.


NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE ATTACKS AND THE SCOURGE OF 
WHITE SUPREMACY 
Shootings at Christchurch mosques are only the latest on a long list of acts of white supremacist terrorism in the West.

Mohamad Elmasry
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio...52857.html

Today's New Zealand mosque shootings, which killed at least 49 people and were allegedly carried out by white supremacists, are only the latest on a long list of recent acts of white supremacist terrorism. Despite the growing and constant threat, Western governments have failed to adequately address the danger of white supremacy.

An abbreviated list of recent acts of white supremacist terrorism includes Robert Gregory Bowers' killing of 12 Jewish worshippers at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2018; Alexandre Bissonnette's massacre of six Muslims in the Quebec City mosque in 2017; Dylann Roof's murdering of nine black Christian parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina church in 2015; and Anders Behring Breivik's slaughter of 77 people in Norway in 2011.  According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, numerous other white supremacist plots, including some that planned to kill as many as 30,000 people, have been foiled by law enforcement in the United States. Just last month, the American FBI arrested Christopher Paul Hasson, a white supremacist and lieutenant in the US coastguard, for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks against black and liberal politicians and media personalities.

All of this is to say nothing of less recent white supremacist history, including anti-black violence perpetrated by US's Ku Klux Klan (KKK), thousands of 19th and 20th century lynchings of black Americans by white supremacist mobs, millions of black people murdered during the African slave trade, or millions of brown people killed during the peak periods of Western colonialism. Scholars and analysts have cogently and repeatedly argued that both the African slave trade and Western colonialism were carried out largely in the service of white supremacy.

Although US media and political elites spend considerable time discussing "Islamic terrorism", far-right, white supremacist terrorism is far more common. A recent study showed that two-thirds of terrorist attacks in the US are carried out by far-right individuals and groups. 

Research by the Southern Poverty Law Center, meanwhile, shows that most far-right violence is unambiguously linked to white supremacy.  In spite of the obvious and continued threat of white supremacist terrorism, Western societies still arguably do not take the danger as seriously as they should. A recent New York Times report showed that for decades US's "domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism", which, the report also noted, is tied explicitly to white supremacy.

The propping up of white supremacy 
Political movements may help explain why many Western societies do not take the threat of white supremacy as seriously as they should - many Western political leaders are themselves beholden to white supremacy. White nationalism has taken firm root in both European and American political mainstreams. In Europe, white nationalists have gained political traction and influenced elections and referendums, including the United Kingdom's 2016 Brexit vote, while in the US, President Donald Trump and numerous Republican politicians have been linked to white supremacy.

White supremacist and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke explained why white supremacists voted for Trump in US's 2016 presidential election, and Trump made headlines in 2016 when he refused to disavow Duke's support. In 2017, Trump famously equivocated on the KKK and called white supremacists protesting in Charlottesville, Virginia "very fine people". Earlier this decade, Trump spearheaded campaigns challenging the intelligence, grades, and citizenship of the US's first black President, Barack Obama. 

White supremacy isn't always violent, at least not at the level of the individual. Some effects of white supremacy are more insidious, but also more widespread and common. Scientific studies on implicit biases show that white people view black people as intellectually inferior and more threatening, among other things.

Implicit biases help explain why, for example, black Americans have more difficulty in obtaining loans and getting jobs, even after all non-race variables are controlled for. Perhaps most relevant to today's anti-Muslim massacres in New Zealand is researchshowing that large proportions of white people in western societies tend to view Muslims and other brown immigrants as subhuman. Another problem directly relevant to today's New Zealand massacres is media coverage. Western news media coverage of Muslims tends to be negative and highly stereotypical. Violent crimes carried out by Muslims are highlighted in reportage, while violent crimes perpetrated against Muslims are often de-emphasised or ignored. One peer-reviewed quantitative analysis showed that acts of terrorism committed by Muslims receive 357 percent more news attention than acts of terrorism committed by non-Muslims. Additionally, the word "terrorism" is often ignored in the context of non-Muslim violence and used exclusively in news reports describing Muslim crimes.

Political elites and media coverage, then, are two factors helping to explain the largely negative perceptions of Muslims, black people, immigrants, and other minorities in contemporary Western societies. Today's shooters in New Zealand weren't born to hate Muslims or any other minority group. They were taught, just as all other white supremacist terrorists are taught, via bigoted discourses which have attained hegemonic status in western societies. 

WHO IS THE KILLER OF MUSLIMS
Orya Maqbool Jan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gpUjI6ytgA


SUMMARY 
It is clear from his manifesto that the killer views himself as a member of the white racial and European culture who hates others.  The white immigrants and colonial settlers from the UK and Europe need some analysis as some of the worst criminal convicts were sent to countries such as Australia and New Zealand.  Once there they set themselves upon the killing and extermination of the local Aborigines and Maoris. In the USA and Canada Red Indians were entered into peace treaties which were broken to destroy them. Having done so ended up putting them in reservations and not tolerating them as equals. Now they can't tolerate even 1% of Muslims in relatively underpopulated areas of Australia and New Zealand. ANZACs are immigrants themselves and want to make nonwhite immigrants life hell. The killer's gun made reference to 1683 when the Ottoman conquest of Europe was stopped at the gates of Vienna. So he wants to kill Muslims because Muslims occupied Europe. Trump is his hero because Trump is making the white race great again. We are moving towards a period in eschatology in terms of the prophecies Malhama Kubra wherein humans in no part of the world will escape from a period of chaos and war  and piles of bodies will be lying around. These parts of the world will be destroyed also.  This Aussie comes from a nation of white immigrant colonial settlers with a notoriety for the treatment of indigenous peoples and restrictions on nonwhite immigration.   

ZAID HAMID’s ANALYSIS OF NEW ZEALAND MASSACRE   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgcUip-h2Ps

SUMMARY  
Zaid Hamid claims and blames white supremacy and white power for these white terrorist attacks. In terms of Islamophobia based on the terrorists manifesto his views reflect the Islamophobia of  Netanyahu in Israel, Modi in India or Trump in the USA which target immigrants, nonwhites and Muslims. We should not be surprised at the reality on the ground. This is part of a global campaign waged at both the political and media levels.  What is taking place is that terrorism and terrorists are branded with Islam and Muslims only and so the logical outcome would be to expel them as the final solution from the nonMuslim countries they reside in. So there is an Information and political war taking place. As a global force the time has come for Muslims to come together and respond to this onslaught collectively and powerfully with a counter campaign.  Muslims from different countries are being martyred in these attacks and it is starting to spark solidarity and unity in Muslim countries with protests and demos being mobilized. This will force Muslim Unity and Leadership to be kickstarted.   In terms of antiMuslim sentiment given his antiTurkish views such having 1683 a reference to Ottoman conquest of Europe stopped at gates of Vienna and wanting Turks out of the European side. This Aussie terrorist insulted the Turks and Erdogan in particular. So Turkey should take up the political leadership of Muslims and lead the counter campaign against Islamophobia globally. Islamophobia needs to be combatted by Pakistan standing with Turkey.  The Muslim response needs an organized response with an OIC spokesman represented with Turkey. Muslim powers need to raise their voice and sanctions against those groups or leaders promoting hatred against Islam and Muslims. At a grassroots level the social media war will be intensified by Muslims globally.       


THOUGHTS ON NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTING 
Dr.Yasir Qadhi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXaJyku7eaA

IS AUSTRALIAN RACISM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHRISTCHURCH TERRORIST ATTACK?
https://www.trtworld.com/video/social-videos/is-australian-racism-responsible-for-the-christchurch-terrorist-attack/5c8bda025788bd644f8bc73e

QURESHI DENOUNCES RACIST ELEMENTS IN WESTERN STATES IN WAKE OF NEW ZEALAND TERROR ATTACKS 

IRAN CALLS FOR ALL OUT FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA IN WEST AMID NZ ATTACK 


CAIR CENSURES TRUMP POLICIES VIS A VIS MUSLIMS 


WHY ALLEGED NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE KILLER REPRESENTS A BROADER 'SOCIAL MOVEMENT'

DON’T JUST CONDEMN THE NEW ZEALAND ATTACKS POLITICIANS AND PUNDITS MUST STOP THEIR ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC 


TURKEY SENDS DELEGATION TO NEW ZEALAND AFTER TERRORIST ATTACK KILLS 50 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOlYitfrmw



HAQEEQAT TV ON CHRISTCHURCH TERROR ATTACKS 


WHO IS BRENTON TARRANT?


NZ MOSQUE ATTACKER FLASHES 'WHITE POWER' SIGN IN COURT 


INSIDE BRENTON TARRANT'S MANIFESTO
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=371242623730811

TEARS FOR CHRISTCHURCH : AUSTRALIA FIRST IMPORTED HATE IN 1788. NOW WE’RE IN THE “EXPORT BUSINESS”


THE INSPIRATION FOR TERRORISM IN NEW ZEALAND CAME FROM FRANCE 
https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/16/the...ationalism


CHRISTCHURCH ATTACK DECODED: A MANIFESTATION OF THE ZIONIST MASTER PLAN 
ATTACK SERVES BIBI's APOCALYPTIC PLOT TO ORCHESTRATE CHRISTIAN vs-MUSLIM WAR 

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/03/21/zioplan

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ERDOGAN STATES AT TURKEY MASS RALLY THAT WE DON’T WANT A CRUSADER WAR BUT IF IT IS IMPOSED THERE WILL BE AN APPROPRIATE RESPONSE  AS TURKEY WANTS TO AVENGE THEIR DEATHS

A SOLID MESSAGE OF TURKEY TO ALL OVER THE WORLD IN REAL TIME 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUB3_jMHiik


ERDOGAN SAYS NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE ATTACKS SUSPECT TARGETTED TURKEY 
At a campaign rally, Erdogan says alleged NZ attacker said he wanted Muslims removed from Turkey's European territory.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/p...42850.html




TURKEY CONDEMNS DEPLORABLE TERROR ATTACKS ON NEW ZEALAND MOSQUES 
https://www.dailysabah.com/diplomacy/201...nd-mosques
 
NEW ZEALAND ATTACK SHOWS GROWING HOSTILITY TO ISLAM : ERDOGAN
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-zea...gan-141915

 
'WE KNOW WHAT TO DO' – ERDOGAN, ON DEMANDS TO OPEN HAGIA SOPHIA FOR PRAYERS 
https://www.trtworld.com/turkey/we-know-...yers-25011

TURKEY REMEMBERS THE LEGACY OF GALLIPOLI BATTLE 
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A WORD OF WARNING TO THE WORLD IF THE OIC DOESN'T ACT
DECISIVELY MUSLIMS WILL HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO RAISE A FORCE EMBODIED NO OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC HISTORICAL PROPHETIC BLACK FLAG ARMY WHICH WILL UPHOLD ISLAM AND DEFEND MUSLIMS GLOBALLY


ERDOGAN CALLS FOR FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA LIKE ANTI -SEMITISM
Turkish leader calls for fight against Islamophobia that is like the one against 'anti-Semitism after the Holocaust'
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/03/2...if-Erdogan


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on the world to fight rising Islamophobia as they did against "anti-Semitism after the Holocaust", following the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 people.


"Just as humanity fought against anti-Semitism after the Holocaust disaster, it should fight against rising Islamophobia in the same determined fashion," Erdogan told an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

In a speech at the meeting of Muslim foreign ministers in Istanbul, Erdogan also praised the sensitivity shown by the New Zealand government and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in the wake of the attack.

Birmingham Muslims blame 'far-right extremism' for mosque attacks

"The empathy and solidarity shown by Ardern towards Muslims should be an example for all world leaders," he said. 

New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters reassured the gathering that Muslims living in the country would be "safe and secure" despite the deadly attacks in Christchurch.

"Police stand guard at every mosque to ensure people can pray in peace. And there's an elevated police presence throughout the country. There are new strict gun control measures already announced and we'll confront the way that social media is used to spread vile hate," he said. 

'Sincere solidarity'

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu praised New Zealand authorities and their "sincere solidarity messages".

"We are here to show we are one body against Islamophobic actions across the world," he said.

Erdogan, campaigning for local elections this month, has presented the attack as an assault on Islam and has demanded the West do more to counter Islamophobia.

Australian PM denounces Erdogan for 'reckless' NZ attack comments

He has angered New Zealand by repeatedly showing a video made by the attacker during the Christchurch shootings. Erdogan has also angered Australia with comments about anti-Muslim Australians being sent back in "coffins" like their grandfathers at Gallipoli, a World War I battle. 


The accused gunman, a self-avowed white supremacist from Australia, livestreamed much of the attack and spread a manifesto on social media claiming it was an attack against Muslim "invaders".
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GIVEN THE OFFICIAL COVERUP ALL WE KNOW IS THAT  SATANIST BRENTON TARRANT IS AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN AND HE IS THE PERPETRATOR AND FRONTMAN OF AN EVIL SATANIC RITUAL OF MASS MURDER OF MUSLIM MARTYRS IN MOSQUES DURING JUMAAH PRAYERS. THIS HAS TO BE MORE THAN A TIME OF FEAR AND REFLECTION BUT OF GLOBAL UNITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. AUSSIES AND KIWIS AND THEIR LAND DOWN UNDER ISN'T SOME UTOPIA BUT PART AND PARCEL OF THE USA NATO ISRAELI INDIAN AXIS OF EVIL AND ISLAMOPHOBIA AND NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED. THE ONLY LANGUAGE THESE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IS FORCE AND IT IS TIME THAT THEIR EXPORTS OF MURDOCH'S EVIL MEDIA EMPIRE IS EXPOSED AND BOYCOTTED AND THEIR EXPORTS OF HALAL MEAT TRADE TO THE ISLAMIC WORLD BOYCOTTED. I AM SURE THAT MUSLIM COUNTRIES PRODUCING HALAL MEAT WILL BE PLEASED TO REPLACE THEIR PRODUCE. THOSE AT THE FOREFRONT OF ISLAMOPHOBIA NEED TO START PAYING A HIGH PRICE STARTING WITH THEIR POCKETS AND IF NECESSARY USING FORCE IN SELF DEFENCE. THE CASE AGAINST AUSTRALIA WILL BE FORTHCOMING.   


AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON HAS HEATED INTERVIEW WITH TV HOST WALEED ALY 
https://www.trtworld.com/video/social-videos/australian-prime-minister-scott-morrison-has-heated-interview-with-tv-host-waleed-aly/5c94fc2f5788bd644f8bd98.4


NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE MASSACRE: 
WHITE SUPREMACY AND WESTERN WARS 
http://www.unz.com/jpetras/new-zealand-m...stern-wars

The mass murder and wounding of 97 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ) which took place on Friday, March 15, 2019, has profound political, ideological and psychological roots.  First and most important, Western countries led by the Anglo-American world has been at war killing and uprooting millions of Muslims with impunity over the past thirty years. Leading media pundits, political spokespeople and ideologues have identified Muslims as a global terror threat and the targets of a ‘war against terror’. On the very day of the NZ massacre, Israel launched large-scale air attacks on one hundred targets in Gaza. Israel has killed several hundred and wounded over twenty thousand unarmed Palestinians in less than two years. The Israeli massacres take place on Friday the Muslim Sabbath.


Islamophobia is a mass ongoing phenomenon which far exceeds other ‘hate crimes’ throughout the west and permeate Judeo-Christian cultural-political institutions. Western and Israeli political leaders having imposed extremely restrictive immigration policies – in some countries a complete ban on Muslim immigrants. Israel goes a step further by uprooting and expelling long-standing Islamic residents. Clearly the NZ murderer followed the Western/Israeli practice.

Secondly, in recent years, violent fascist and white supremacy thugs have been tolerated by all the Western regimes and are free to propagate violent anti-Muslim words and deeds. Most of the anti-Muslim massacres were announced in advance on the so-called social media such as Twitter, which reaches millions of followers.

Thirdly, while the local and federal police collect ‘data’ and spy on Muslims and law-abiding citizens, they apparently fail to include self-identified murderous anti-Muslim advocates. Such as the case in the recent New Zealand mass murderer, Brenton Torrant. The police and NZ Security Intelligence Services did not keep files and surveillance on Torrant, despite his open embrace of violent white supremacy and leading supremacists including the Norwegian Anders Brevet murderer of over 70 children- campers.  Torrant published a 74 page anti-Muslim manifesto easily available to anyone with a computer – even a dumb cop– let along the entire New Zealand security forces. Torrant planned the attack months in advance, yet he was not on any ‘watch list’.  Torrant had no trouble getting a gun license and buying a dozen high-powered weapons, including the material for improvised explosive devices (IED), which the police later discovered attached to a vehicle.

Why were the Police Late

The Al Noor Mosque which suffered the greatest number killed and wounded was in downtown Christchurch less than 5 minutes from the police headquarters – yet the police took over 36 minutes to respond. The white supremacist was allowed time to murder and maim; to leave the mosque and return to his car; reload and re-enter the mosque; empty his ammo on the Muslims worshipping—- using a civilian version of a M16; drive off to the Linwood Islamic Center and slaughter and maim several more Muslim worshipers, before the police finally appeared on the scene and apprehended him.    The mayor praised the police! One might suspect the authorities were in connivance!

What accounts for the total absence or failure of the political authorities and security forces: the lack of prior investigation; the delays at the time of the crimes; and the lack of any self-criticism?

The Rise of the Anti-Immigrant anti-Muslim Far Right

The Brenton Torrants’ are proliferating around the world and not because they are mentally disturbed or self-induced psycho paths. They are less products of white supremacy ideology and more likely products of the Western and Israeli wars against Muslims – their leaders provide the rationale, their methods (weapons) and claims of immunity. Western regimes keep files on environmentalist and anti-war protestors but not on anti-Muslim supremacists, openly preparing war against ‘invading’ Muslim immigrants – fleeing US and EU war on the Middle East.  The police take a half-minute to respond to the shooting of a police officer. They do not allow police killers to shoot, re-arm, shoot and move on to another police target.    I do not believe the delays are local police negligence.

The massacre was a result of the fact that the victims were Muslims, in a mosque. The tears and wreaths, the prayers and flags after the fact do not and will not change the murder of Muslim people.

Educational campaigns to counter Islamophobia may help, if and only if effective state action is directed against the Western and Israeli wars against Islamic countries and people.  Only when Western elected officials end imposing special restrictions against so-called ‘invading’ Muslims, will ‘White supremacists’ and their ideological offspring cease recruiting followers among otherwise normal citizens. 
Massacres at mosques and crimes against individual Muslims will cease to occur when imperialist states and their rulers stop invading, occupying and uprooting Islamic countries and people.



TODAY I'M A NEW ZEALANDER 

Khaled A Beydoun

Khaled A Beydoun is a law professor, and author of American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.

As Jacinda Ardern walked up to the microphone, the weight of the world seemed to fall squarely on her shoulders.

"Asalamu alaikum!" New Zealand's prime minister uttered the universal Islamic greeting with grace and familiarity in front of thousands of mourners in attendance and millions more glued to TV screens. At this very moment, exactly one week after 50 of her countrymen and women were massacred, she didn't push Islam to the margins and away from the cameras, but deliberately chose to bring it alongside her for the whole world to see.

She collected her breath, paused while everybody waited for her subsequent words and then read a saying of Prophet Muhammad.

"According to Prophet Muhammad - salla Allahu alayhi wa salaam (peace be upon him) - the believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When any part of the body suffers, the whole body feels pain," she said. "New Zealand mourns with you, we are one."

Her message was clear. Islam is neither the "other" nor the "invader". Islam is New Zealand and those adhering to it, departed or alive, are at home in this country.

Over the previous week, Ardern had donned a hijab while grieving alongside mourning families, listened attentively while attending recovering mosques, and most potently, repeated and repeated the names of the 50 Muslim victims.

She had refused to utter the terrorist's name, stating: "He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless."

Clad in a hijab, a headscarf worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion, and a traditional black gown, Prime Minister Ardern chose to shine a light on Islam - for all the world to see - precisely 168 hours after a "white supremacist" shot worshippers in two mosques.

"We are one," she closed, echoing the message of the prophet. Then walked to join the rest of the gathering in Christchurch to listen to the adhan - the Islamic call to prayer - broadcast live throughout the entire country.

It was powerful, sublime, muscular and unapologetic. It was an unprecedented gesture on a stage of such magnitude and more importantly, it was far more than mere symbolism or political bluster.  The sincerity streamed from a place of empathy - empathy that absorbed the full violence of Islamophobia - which for her and the whole country, unfolded in real time and right before their eyes.

The massacres at Al Noor and Linwood mosques highlighted the reach and realness of that evil. It also revealed its relationship to the loaded rhetoric unleashed by political populists, most notably America's Donald Trump and France's Marine Le Pen, whose brazen demonisation of Islam and its adherents, have been arming white supremacist ideologies and equipping them with ammunition. After the Christchurch attack, it became crystal clear that xenophobic populism, and the Islamophobia it wields, is not empty rhetoric or a distant phenomenon. It is an enemy within.

The shock of the massacre comes at a time when western democracies are being reshaped in line with the image of xenophobic and white supremacist populism. This process has pushed for the imposition of veil and Muslim travel bans, mounting surveillance, and restrictions on public calls to prayer - all policies, which the Christchurch terrorist claimed as inspirations.

On March 15, New Zealand and its prime minister came to understand how these policies radicalise terrorists like him and what the risks are of following in Europe and the United States's supremacist spiral.

In the aftermath of New Zealand's deadliest attack, Ardern turned away from this global Islamophobic tide. Instead, she embraced everything that the West has come to hate: the headscarf, the religion which it symbolises and its final messenger and prophet. As her country stood silent and the whole world was watching, the call to prayer rang and reverberated as a decisive blow to the politics of Islamophobia gripping governments across the globe.

This wasn't political posturing. It was personal. Fifty New Zealanders, 50 of Ardern's people, were murdered only miles away from where she donned the hijab so gracefully, quoted the prophet so eloquently and listened to the Islamic prayer so honourably.
In the turbulence of the attack aftermath, Ardern was shaping a new model of engagement with Islam for her people to follow, and with the attention of the world locked in on New Zealand, challenged the reign of global Islamophobia. This new model does not espouse religion as a marker of difference, but rather - in the words of black feminist Audre Lorde - as an item to be recognised and celebrated.

This was more than just a tribute. It was a transformative precedent for the world to see and learn from. As the adhan rang through the streets of Christchurch, it was clear for the whole world, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, that Ardern had answered the call to confront - both in walk and word - the Islamophobia that had ravaged her country and claimed the lives of 50 of her people.

Today, I am a New Zealander.


THE HYPOCRISY OF NEW ZEALAND's THIS IS NOT US CLAIM 
Is Brenton Tarrant really an aberration?

In response to what has been described as New Zealand's biggest "terrorist" attack, in which 50 people were shot and killed in two mosques in the city of Christchurch, Prime Minister of New Zealand  Jacinda Ardern declared:

"We were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate. We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we are an enclave for extremism. We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things."

As a Muslim who grew up in New Zealand, this statement didn't sit well with me. Over the years, I've heard it repeated by Kiwis in a ritualistic fashion, always praising the values of multicultural society. I also hear similar self-congratulatory statements in Australia, where I'm now based.

This same narcissistic self-view has often prompted New Zealanders and Australians to declare that I must be "glad" to be in their respective countries. After all, they see Afghanistan, where I come from, as the land of "burqas", intolerance and fundamentalist violence.

In our "post"-colonial reality, racism still determines who "we" are and who "they" must be. It is what produces statements like "this is not us" that seek to absolve and reject responsibility and shame, and replace them with fragile innocence and even pride.

It is what preserves the comforting conviction that "extremism" and violence are only features of "backward" societies; "our" civilised societies in New Zealand, Australia and the West do not espouse such barbarism and the few of "us" who do, do not represent "us" and are not a product of "our" cultures.  What struck me about Ardern's statement - and the many others like it praising diversity, the welcoming nature of Kiwis, and the provincial shire with a small tight-knit community - is how dishonest it is.  While Muslims were made part of her collective "we", this recent inclusion only emphasised their status as the "other".

Although Islam has a century-long presence in the country, Muslims continue to be portrayed and treated as immigrant and refugees - ie inherently "foreign". They are either "welcomed" or told to "go back" to where they came from - with both sentiments demonstrating that they are not really seen by the majority as an integral part of New Zealand's society. 

The hashtag #theyareus, which was started to show solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch attack, is an ironic admission of this pervasive perception that Muslims are permanent outsiders. This oscillation of "they" (the barbarian) and "us" (the fully civilised human) reveals the precarious nature of a Muslim's life and its place in the nation. Colonial governance has historically relied on exactly the same distinction of human/non-human, us/them in order to legitimise its mission to "civilise" and provide a rationale for the violent strategies it uses to manage native populations .

New Zealand has a relatively low profile regarding terrorism and Islamophobia, which allows politicians like Prime Minister Ardern to present the country to the world as a peaceful one that values diversity. Yet, the reality on the ground shows this is not always the case. The Muslim community has been the main target of intensified mass surveillance and security measures undertaken by the state. Islamophobia within the society has also been on the rise, with Muslims facing attacks and countless public microaggressions on a daily basis.

A 2017 study of 16,000 people showed a strong correlation between high media consumption and having hostile and prejudiced views of Muslims. Members of my family who are visibly Muslim have experienced the real-life consequences of these Islamophobic attitudes. Cars have sped up towards them as they have tried to cross the street; in public spaces, they have been called terrorists or have been asked to take off the veil. 

Then every time something involving a Muslim has occurred somewhere in the West, the collective "we" has always felt the need to test the loyalties of the "suspect" Muslim community. Back in 2017, then MP and now current Foreign Minister Winston Peters commented on the London Bridge attack, saying: 

"What is happening is that families, friends, and confidants are choosing to turn the other cheek, choosing silence, rather than turn these monsters in. That may be the culture of Damascus, but it is not ours. It may be acceptable in Tripoli, but it most certainly is not acceptable in New Zealand. While the Islamic community must clean house by turning these monsters in, it starts with their own families."

In neighbouring Australia, the situation is no better. In 2015, then Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott demanded that Muslim leaders declare Islam a religion of peace more often and really "mean it". His successor, Scott Morrison, expressed concerns about Muslim immigrants and their "inability" to integrate.  Right-wing politicians like Pauline HansonFraser Anning, Cory Bernardi and Jacqui Lambie, have repeatedly attacked the Muslim community and incessantly talked about the threatening "spread" of Islam. The "left" has been equally preoccupied with imagined Muslim "threats". In 2017, when Muslim leaders suggested that "safe spaces" should be set up for young Muslims in Victoria to discuss freely their grievances, Labor Premier Daniel Andrews objected to the project, saying he was "very troubled" about the prospect of Muslim youth "railing against the values we hold dear".

In both Australia and New Zealand, rampant Islamophobia in the political scene has been amplified by equally racist media which have systematically portrayed Muslims as inherently violent and "backward" and Islam as an ideology justifying violence and the subjugation of women.

In both countries, the political discourse has been strangled by the banality of centrism, its depoliticising pull reducing urgent issues to hollow statements of interfaith dialogue, social cohesion, multiculturalism, and community resilience. This has resulted in a dishonest conversation and a public who now see political emotions as truth.

Meanwhile, Muslims and other minorities bearing the brunt of public racism have been systematically silenced, forced into a non-conversation. This has had devastating effects on the Muslim discourse which has been stripped of any political power, reduced to respectability politics and a crisis of leadership. The depoliticisation of the Muslim community has alienated the younger generations and has led to many of its members internalising Islamophobic stereotypes and engaging in self-surveillance.

That this environment of hate and othering spawned someone like Brenton Tarrant, nurturing his Islamophobia and aggression to the point that he deemed it his "duty" to raid two mosques and kill 50 innocent worshippers is by no means surprising. Tarrant is not an aberration, he's not an exception; he is an integral part of the collective "we" in New Zealand, Australia, and the "West" - just like the followers of Trumpism are part and parcel of modern-day America. 

To argue the opposite is plain denialism and a cowardly flight into the white liberal sanctuary of the "third way" from the discomfort of reality.  Ardern's words were uttered at a moment of vulnerability as an exaltation of what New Zealand is not and will never be. They signal that the majority is refusing and rejecting shame, the experience of which is key in the pursuit of restorative justice. Unlike pride and hate, the feeling of shame involves self-judgement; embracing it shows a willingness to be transformed by it. In the wake of the Christchurch attack, however, we have not seen the willingness or courage required to confront Islamophobia as an everyday practice and political policy.
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AUTHORITIES MUST ACT AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA TERROR INCITEMENT




While Basu’s criticism is accurate, it is selective and should have been made many years ago when organisations such as IHRC were warning that hate speech in the mainstream and online media was creating a toxic environment that in turn was inciting people to anti-Muslim hatred, including acts of physical violence as we have witnessed in Christchurch. For decades, western mainstream media and politicians have both consciously and unconsciously painted Muslims as uniquely prone to “extremism” and “terrorism”. Hardly a day passes without a headline, column inches or talk show pointing to a problem or dispute created by the failure of Muslims to conform to so-called western liberal values.


The result is that Muslims have become ingrained in the popular psyche as the “other”, a “problem” and the enemy within. This in turn has legitimised and normalised attacking Muslims in the name of anti-Islamic extremism whilst simultaneously reinforcing the thought process which automatically deems Muslims to be guilty of things they did not do. Media misrepresentation has created and normalised a widespread casual racism/Islamophobia that further nourishes the false narrative and inspires violent attacks against Muslims.

Basu cited the 2017 attack by Darren Osborne who drove a truck into a crowd of Muslim worshippers leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park, London, but what he failed to mention was the relentless barrage of hate speech directed against the Al-Quds Day demonstration on June 18 that preceded that attack in the national and Jewish media. Osborne’s original target was the Al-Quds Day demonstration in London, but he was forced to change his plan after being unable to gain access to the route.

The man who is charged with committing the New Zealand mosques attacks cited Osborne in his so-called manifesto: “I support many of those that take a stand against ethnic and cultural genocide. Luca Traini, Anders Breivik, Dylan Roof, Anton Lundin Pettersson, Darren Osbourne etc.”

Here are a selection of articles demonising the march and those taking part, and conflating peaceful demonstration with support for terrorism:
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Maajid Nawaz repeatedly referring to innocent women and children who attend Al Quds Day as terrorist sympathisers.

Hundreds expected to protest against pro-Palestinian Al Quds Day march 
refers to Al Quds attendees supporting terrorism.

Jeremy Corbyn not expected to attend this year’s Al Quds Day march 
repeats the claim that Al Quds attendees support terrorism.

The JC Leader: Hatred in public…Journey to come
Opinion: As a survivor of terror, allowing the Al Quds Day March offends me
Sadiq Khan accused of ‘betraying Londoners’ by Al Quds Day organisers
Opinion – Maajid Nawaz: Flying terrorist flags in the capital is an insult to victims of London attacks


According to reports, Osborne was thrown out of the Hollybush pub in Pentwyn, near his home, for spewing Islamophobic rhetoric and mentioning the Al-Quds Day March, that the attendees were supporting terrorism and that “someone needs to do something about it”


Finsbury Park attack: Suspect may have wanted to target pro-Palestinian rally in London
Finsbury Park terror suspect Darren Osborne read messages from Tommy Robinson days before attack, court hears

Given the fact that Osborne had never attended the Al-Quds March before, we can only conclude he got his understanding of what the event was by reading articles equating the event to support for terrorism, like those above.

On a previous occasion, when we complained to The Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards about MP Matthew Offord falsely accusing the Al-Quds Day rally of showing support for ISIS, and essentially equating law abiding Muslims with terrorism, it wrote back that they did not believe it was something they could investigate.




When we complained repeatedly to the Press Complaints Commission about the deliberate misrepresentation of lawful activities by Muslims as manifestations of extremism and support for terrorism, it did nothing. When we complained about the Jewish Chronicle whipping up hate by calling those organising and taking part in the Al-Quds Day rally terrorists it also did nothing. And when we named and shamed cheerleaders of hate on the BBC, they issued an apology to the individuals we identified, and have ignored our formal complaints.


PRESS RELEASE – UK: BBC urged to retract apologies to anti-Muslim hate-preachers


Evidence has been growing for many years about the environment of hate that incites violence against Muslims in Britain. Our survey in 2015 of hate crimes affecting the Muslim community in the UK showed a staggering 66% of respondents saying they had experienced verbal abuse, up from 39.8% in 2010, while the experience of physical assault had increased from 13.9% in 2010 to 17.8% in 2014 with the intensity of attacks becoming extraordinarily violent. The same survey reported that 87.7% of respondents felt that “those who discriminate against us are highly driven by media content.”


It is not enough for officials and politicians responsible for the security of British citizens to talk about rejecting the terrorists and extremists who seek to divide us. Such words amount to empty rhetoric unless they are translated into real and concrete policies to protect vulnerable communities from extremist violence. The responsibility for terrorist attacks against Muslims lies not only with those who pull the trigger but also those in the media who play the mood music that incites them.





PRESS RELEASE – UK: How Darren Osborne came to be radicalised
IHRC condemns attempts by Zionist groups to smear Al Quds Day
Letter to Mayor of London regarding Al Quds Day apology
ALERT: Racist attacks on Al Quds Day 2017
Letter to Mayor of London regarding his Al Quds Day stance
Letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner regarding Al Quds Day 2017
British nationalists face-off with pro-Palestine Al Quds marchers



THE SHRINKING POLITICAL POLITICAL SPACE FOR CSOs in the UK  

https://www.ihrc.org.uk/publications/briefings/20386-briefing-the-shrinking-political-space-for-csos-in-the-uk

For there to be effective political debate and actual functioning democracy, there needs to be effective and protected spaces to challenge political ideas and functions, and to hold the political class to account.  An independent media is one facet of this, and civil society, its institutions, members, leaders and constituencies another.  Both are under extreme stress in across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  This briefing will discuss the impact on Muslim civil society of this stress, not just for Muslims but as an example of the serious deterioration of the current political culture, which must be urgently addressed.  Whilst there are still sections of civil society attempting to fulfil their functions and potential, they are increasingly under attack and this bodes extremely ill for the future.

We are living in a moment described as an environment of hate against Muslims.  This environment is the product of the cross fertilising and mutually reinforcing of anti-Muslim racism political, media and policy discourse.  Attacks on Muslim civil society must be understood as part of this climate which is part of the deeper crisis of the political and social culture we live in.

This briefing outlines summarised concerns and is not exhaustive in its analysis or recommendations.  We urge relevant political actors to engage with its contents in a serious fashion and work towards better outcomes as well as a long term transformation and opening up of political culture.

Massoud Shadjareh,
Chair, IHRC


The shrinking space for civil society organisations in Europe has been well documented and analysed.


In January 2018 the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency published a report on “Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU”.

Recognising that civil society organisations (CSO’s) in the European Union (EU) play a crucial role in promoting fundamental rights, and so contribute to the functioning of democracies, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency cooperates and regularly consults with such organisations. They increasingly report that it has become harder for them to support the protection, promotion and fulfilment of human rights within the Union – due to both legal and practical restrictions.

The FRA report found CSO’s facing difficulties in the following four areas:

Regulatory environment: (changes in) legislation that affect CSOs’ work;

Finance and funding: hurdles to accessing, and ensuring the sustainability of, financial resources including long-term support and immaterial resources;

Right to participation: difficulties in accessing de­cision-makers and providing input into law- and policymaking;

Ensuring a safe space: attacks on, and harassment of, human rights defenders, including negative dis­course aimed at delegitimising and stigmatising CSOs.

The report concluded: “These challenges make it difficult for CSOs to promote and support human rights and their implementation. Beyond the impact that this has on the organisations themselves and on human rights, it can also have wide-ranging negative consequences for the democratic functioning of our societies. It is therefore vital that policymakers understand the role of civil society and its importance, and publicly support and adequately finance civil society organisations – both those engaged in service provision and those engaged in watchdog activities and advocacy.”

In the UK, nowhere has the impact of this shrinking space for effective CSO participation been more keenly felt than in the Muslim CSO sector.

For the best part of two decades, successive governments and those opposed to Muslim participation have forced to the margins authentic CSOs from the Muslim community that do not conform to preconceived official strategies or desired policy outcomes.

The effect of this has been to produce policies that are often counterproductive, discriminatory and which do not address the fundamental concerns, needs and aspirations of Britain’s approximately three million Muslims, and which often ultimately impact other minoritised groups and on occasion the majority too.

Consultation

One of the FRA’s findings is particularly apposite for Muslim CSOs.


“Lack of clarity and transparency regarding who is consulted before decisions are made. CSOs also re­port that often there is no systematic consultation of all key players.”

It has become standard practice for recent governments to ignore genuine Muslim voices in consultations that directly relate to their communities. Instead officials have sought out deferential and conformist CSOs and CSO figures that serve as an echo chamber for government intentions.

The recent review of ‘Shariah councils’ is a case in point highlighting an instance where the government appointed panel failed to include any CSOs or individuals that could be said to be representative of the Muslim community. Another example is the government’s appointment in January 2018 of a deeply divisive counter-extremism campaigner, Sara Khan, to lead the Commission for Countering Extremism.  Even the erstwhile Conservative chairwoman Sayeeda Warsi condemned it as “a deeply disturbing appointment”.

“For the commissioner to be effective the person had to be an independent thinker, both connected to and respected by a cross-section of British Muslims. Sara is sadly seen by many as simply a creation of and mouthpiece for the Home Office,” said Mrs Warsi.

Even where Muslim CSOs face no barriers to participation such as in public consultations they often find their expertise and views ignored. In January 2015 IHRC formally discontinued its long-standing policy of engaging in government anti-terrorism consultations after it became obvious that the government of the day had no intention of rolling back the draconian/disproportionate legislation the state had imposed over the last two decades.

Although on occasion our submissions have helped to mitigate the severity of the curbs (our briefings on Section 7 of the Terrorism Act are a case in point) on balance the effect of groups like ourselves on the eventual outcome is too minimal to be worth the effort and our contributions lend themselves to be used by governments to claim legitimacy for their policies.

Violence and smear campaigns

The FRA report identified acts of intimidation and violence by non-state actors and smear campaigns as one of the main challenges to ensuring a safe space for civil society. Human rights CSOs have been subjected to verbal attacks, such as online hate speech, threats, damage to their property, and even violent attacks.


CSOs like IHRC, MEND and Cage have been subjected to targeted vilification campaigns by sections of the media designed to discredit them and frustrate their work. As recently as 22 December 2018 the Daily Telegraph published an article criticising the EU’s decision to fund IHRC for the research it carries out into Islamophobia and racism on the spurious grounds that it was anti-Semitic. In recent years the annual Al-Quds Day demonstration in London in support of Palestinians, which is jointly organised by IHRC, has also been subjected to a concerted demonisation effort by pro-Israel groups who have tried to get it banned, and failing that, joined forces with far-right individuals and organisations to intimidate and harass those taking part.  This demonisation has been accompanied by increasingly aggressive pro-Israel and fascist groups confronting participants at the march each year. In 2017 Darren Osborne sought to attack the march by driving into it. Unable to get past a police cordon he instead killed and maimed worshippers in Finsbury Park returning from prayers at a local mosque.

What makes matters worse is that rather than supporting Muslim CSOs like IHRC who are the victims of racist intimidation and harassment, officials such as the Mayor of London have sided with the hatemongers in trying to have peaceful, lawful activity shut down on the basis that they do not share some of the political sentiments being expressed.  This type of mutual reinforcement between media and political discourse exacerbates and directly contributes to vilification, delegitimisation and violence.

Accusations of entryism against Muslim CSOs or indeed any grouping of Muslims are becoming increasingly common.  Despite the almost complete vindication of all involved in the so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, the damage from this state sponsored witch-hunt against Muslim parents, governors and teachers continues. Unsupported and defamatory accusations against parents or parent groups concerned about school policies of being akin to ‘Trojan Horse’ continue to be reported. Those schools involved in the affair have seen complete changes of leadership teams accompanied almost always with a catastrophic decline in standards (it is worth noting that the leadership of the schools, now displaced had in large part transformed those schools academically). The accusations of entryism and extremism levied against those involved were for doing no more than other parent groups of other faiths and none had done and still do and are applauded for doing. Sir Tim Brighouse, former chief education officer of Birmingham and schools commissioner for London, described these actions as ‘a very British tradition’ (2014).  Professor John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole describe the magnitude of the injustice of the Trojan Horse affair as on the same scale as that of the Hillsborough disaster (2018).

The counter-terrorism regime

With the rapid expansion of anti-terrorism legislation and policy, state actors have also found it expedient to hitch Muslim CSO participation to the degree to which they buy into the various initiatives.

Dr Fahid Qurashi notes in “The Prevent strategy and the UK ‘war on terror’: embedding infrastructures of surveillance in Muslim communities” (2018)that “Institutionalised relations between Muslim civil society organisations and various local authority organisations (whether it is the local police, counter-terrorism unit (CTU) or Prevent officers) have been cultivated in various ways. For Muslim organisations, access to new sources of funding was a major factor that informed their decision to engage with local authorities on the Prevent agenda. The funding from the Prevent stream provided a much needed income, and engaging with the Prevent agenda also raised the profile of an organisation.”

Making support for often struggling CSOs conditional on their support for government objectives undermines one of the fundamental purposes of CSOs which is to hold officials’ feet to the fire and convey the concerns of the communities/interests they represent. It also risks rendering any government output redundant by making consultations an echo chamber of the state.

Muslim and Muslim-led CSOs have also found their room to operate squeezed by the obsession with framing policy towards Muslims inside an anti-terror/extremism rubric.

If it wasn’t already wide enough, an expanded definition of extremism adopted by the government in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 pulled in opposition to so-called Fundamental British Values as a signifier of extremism. The Prevent strategy criminalised “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.” The definition homed in on the pre-crime space, and the non-violent sphere of vocal opposition to FBV, and non-violent views the government defines as extremist. These views are not defined by the police, government, or other state institutions, but it has been widely reported that Prevent training has included citing pro-Palestinian views, anti-fracking, anti-capitalist protestors and other civil rights movements as indicators. People who support justice for the Palestinians, people who opposed the Iraq war, those protesting refugee deportations, even people who protested against domestic policies on austerity have been arrested and often sentenced using these laws. Others have stopped expressing their legitimate views out of fear. Universities for example have banned speakers on the basis of their (non-violent) views, prohibiting discussion of political and social issues. The impact of the legislation has been to inhibit the expression of views that are perfectly legitimate but which may be perceived by the authorities as skirting too close to or falling foul of the new definition.


Multi-agency research involving IHRC and carried out on behalf of the EU (Counter Islamophobia Toolkit 2018) has cited state institutions such as the Charity Commission as being accused of promoting an Islamophobic agenda, in particular after a former Henry Jackson Society member became its chair in 2012. In particular the focus on Muslim charities under the new regime as possible incubators or supporters of ‘extremism’ (Belaon, 2014 for Claystone) has added to pre-existing charges from Muslim civil society that their charities were always under more intense scrutiny than similar charities from different faith and non-faith backgrounds (Kroessin, 2007).


In 2014 an investigation by the think-tank Claystone revealed that 38% of all disclosed investigations initiated between 1st January 2013 and 23rd April 2014 by the Charity Commission were against Muslim charities. The sheer scale of the revelations surprised even those who have suspected Charity Commission bias. Muslims comprise less than 5% of the total UK population so to be over-represented over seven-fold in investigation statistics revealed much about the operations of the statutory regulatory body governing UK charities. In recent years scores of Muslim charities have been subjected to a disproportionate number of inquiries by the Commission, some of them on more than one occasion, often after complaints from politically motivated groups such as the pro-Israeli Zionist lobby.


The injustice of this is compounded by the lack of action or limited action taken against avowedly Zionist organisations when found in breach of Charity Commission guidelines. A case in point involves the various complaints against the charity UK Toremet (White, 2014 and IHRC, 2014). The charity was found to be sending funds to organisations in Israel operating in illegal settlements as well as some which fund avowedly racist personnel and or send military equipment to IDF soldiers.


Gatekeeping

The operation of pro-Zionist groups and individuals as gatekeepers to Muslim CSO participation is a prominent feature of the UK’s political architecture at the current time. CSOs that toe an Israel-friendly line routinely find themselves selected for participation while those who are avowedly anti-Zionist find themselves treated as outcasts. It cannot be right that the pro-Israel lobby determines which Muslims are or are not consulted by the government.


The furore in 2018 surrounding the Labour Party’s adoption of a controversial definition of anti-Semitism highlighted a further shrinking of the political space available to CSOs. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition with its eleven non-exhaustive examples has been foisted upon countries and institutions in what amounts to a cynical political campaign to render off-limits any criticism of Israel and its founding philosophy.


The aim of those who wish to equate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism is simply to curtail opposition of any kind to Israel and its policies. Although the distinction between the two is self-evident and well documented some supporters of Israel would like CSOs and other critics to sign up to a collective act of intellectual self-censorship so that the uncomfortable facts remain unspoken and, by extension, unchallenged.

Bizarrely this targets many Jews and Jewish groups, who often work with Muslim CSOs in their pro-Palestinian activism and solidarity work and delegitimises equality and social justice movements everywhere.


Concluding thought: Delegitimisation

All of the above have contributed to the delegitimisation of some Muslim or Muslim led CSOs in particular but also Muslim civil society and wider aspects of civil society in general.  Political actors and groups need to urgently consider the direction of travel and the precedents set by the above as they determine what type of society we have already become, but also indicate a future where political space and the possibilities for social transformation have shrunk enormously.  At the same time, we are already looking at upsurges in street level violence as well as far-right mobilisation, and the shift in all respects of political discourse to nationalist and populist policies.

The direction of travel is more than worrying.  Urgent action needs to be taken by political actors and parties.
In view of the above we make the following recommendations:



  1. The government must protect the right to question the legitimacy of the State of Israel and not allow it to be subsumed under anti-Semitism definitions.
  • The government must abandon its current policy of favouring and accepting the views of only those CSOs which sing from its hymn sheet. Such an approach is counter-productive.  Consultations should be broad based and policies/appointments made should carry the backing of the communities they impact.
  • Muslim charities must not be arbitrarily investigated or subjected to stricter surveillance than other charities. If charities’ activities are restricted only to be later cleared, a full public apology must be issued to help restore their credibility alongside the offer of compensation.
  • Political parties need to robustly challenge the culture of cynical opportunism that has seen political figures, often in senior positions, cynically exploit anti-Muslim narratives to curry favour in an increasingly racist, Islamophobic and xenophobic environment.  Legitimate and uncontroversial political opinions must not be allowed to become the subjects of vilification and even criminalisation simply because they are not supported by political parties or figures in power.
  • Effective mechanism both within political parties and governmental institutions that challenge defamatory and hate speech by political actors, institutions and the state need to be created and implemented.
  • As with (5) with regard to the media.  There also needs to be a re-evaluation regarding the relationships between political parties, actors and certain media groups and journalists.
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THE ENEMIES OF ISLAM ARE BEING IDENTIFIED AND A DAY OF RECKONING IS COMING AS THEY WILL BE MADE TO ACCOUNT. THE MAIN REFLECTION TODAY IS THAT IT IS CLEAR THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR ALL TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE ORIGINAL ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW CONCEPTUALISES WHO IT'S ENEMIES AND ALLIES ARE. JUST AS THE MODERN WORLD OF SECULAR NATION STATES CONCEPTUALISE BELONGING, IDENTITY, CITIZENSHIP, NATIONALITY AS WELL AS TRAITORS AND ENEMIES OF THE STATE SO DOES ISLAM. WE NEED A MODEL WHICH DIFFERENTIATES THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES AND THE NATURE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN THE FORTHCOMING RIGHTLY GUIDED ISLAMIC KHILAFATE. 

THIS NEEDS TO BE VIEWED TOTALLY SEPARATE FROM ISIS WHICH WAS A CREATION AND INTELLIGENCE ASSET OF THE ENEMIES OF ISLAM. THERE IS HUGE IGNORANCE AND  CONFUSION AND A DELIBERATE BLURRING OF LINES BY VESTED INTERESTS. FOR INSTANCE HOW ON EARTH CAN JIHAD AGAINST FOREIGN OPPRESSIVE COLONISATION AND IMPERIALISM BE THE SAME AS NIHILISTIC TERRORISTS. ALSO BECAUSE THIS IS NOT ARTICULATED PROPERLY THE NATURE OF THE CONTEMPORARY STRUGGLES BETWEEN THE UNIVERSAL STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL BECOMES COMPLEX. AS A STARTER WE CAN STATE THAT THE FOLLOWING CAMPS NEED REVIEW AND CONCEPTUALISATION. WHAT IS THEN REQUIRED IS ON HOW THESE COMMUNITIES ACTUALLY BEHAVED IN POLITICAL AND MILITARILY TERMS. 

COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS IN GOD -     MUMINEEN
HYPOCRITES AND TRAITORS-                  MUNAFIQOON   
DOGS OF HELL -                                        KHARIJITES/TAKFIRIS 
JEWS AND CHRISTIANS-                          AHL I KITAB   
PAGANS AND IDOLATERS-                        MUSHRIKEEN 
ATHEISTS AND DISBELIEVERS-                KAFIROON      



ARAB REGIMES ARE THE WORLD’s MOST POWERFUL ISLAMOPHOBES 
Middle Eastern governments have forged alliances with right-wing groups in the West dedicated to anti-Islam bigotry.
OLA SALEMHASSAN HASSAN
https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/29/arab-regimes-are-the-worlds-most-powerful-islamophobes



In 2017, at a public panel in Riyadh, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, issued a warning about Islamists in Europe. “There will come a day that we will see far more radical extremists and terrorists coming out of Europe because of lack of decision-making, trying to be politically correct, or assuming that they know the Middle East, and they know Islam, and they know the others far better than we do,” Zayed said. “I’m sorry, but that’s pure ignorance.” The message was clear: European leaders would face a future endemic of Islamic extremism if they continued to tolerate the presence of what he described as radical extremists and terrorists in the name of human rights, freedom of expression, and democracy.

Although the statement is two years old, a clip was recently circulated by a prominent Emirati on social media, Hassan Sajwani, in an entirely different context: in the wake of the terrorist attack allegedly carried out by an Australian white supremacist against Muslim worshipers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that led to 50 deaths. Sajwani, who has family links to both the Emirati government and the Trump family (his uncle is the founder and chairman of Damac Properties, which developed the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai), then posted tweets that echo the type of fear-mongering and dog-whistle attacks on Muslims that have been widely credited with inspiring the Christchurch attacks.



It’s just one example of an often-overlooked trend: the culpability of Arab and Muslim governments in fueling anti-Muslim hate as part of their campaigns to fight dissent at home and abroad. By trying to justify repression and appease Western audiences, some of these regimes and their supporters have forged an informal alliance with conservative and right-wing groups and figures in the West dedicated to advancing anti-Islamic bigotry.

Arab regimes spend millions of dollars on think tanks, academic institutions, and lobbying firms in part to shape the thinking in Western capitals about domestic political activists opposed to their rule, many of whom happen to be religious. The field of counterextremism has been the ideal front for the regional governments’ preferred narrative: They elicit sympathy from the West by claiming to also suffer from the perfidies of radical jihadis and offer to work together to stem the ideological roots of the Islamist threat.

Based on dozens of conversations conducted over several years, we found that autocratic regimes in the region carefully cultivate conservative and far-right circles in the West that they believe lean toward their own anti-Islamist agendas. The two sides’ political goals don’t completely overlap: Western Islamophobia can be far more vehement and sweeping than the variety supported by Arab governments. Nevertheless, both sides find the partnership beneficial. Arab propagandists claim there is an inherent connection between so-called political correctness and a tendency to downplay ideologies that lead to terrorism—claims that are seized on by Western conservatives to legitimize their own arguments. “Our threshold is quite low when we talk about extremism,” the Emirati foreign minister 
told Fox News a month after the 2017 panel discussion in Riyadh. “We cannot accept incitement or funding. For many countries, the definition of terror is that you have to carry a weapon or terrorize people. For us, it’s far beyond that.”

Such campaigns by Arab governments go beyond an effort to simply explain the precise threats posed by Islamists—which do indeed exist. Instead, they often involve scare tactics to play up the threat and create an atmosphere in which an alternative to these regimes becomes unthinkable from a Western policy standpoint. Such an environment also enables these regimes to clamp down on dissent at home with impunity. Terrorism becomes a catchall term to justify repression. In Saudi Arabia, even atheists are defined as anti-terrorism laws.

These patterns played out for more than a decade but intensified in recent years, and they proved to be effective instruments to win friends and influence enemies.  David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader who visited Damascus in 2005 to show solidarity with the Syrian regime against Zionism and imperialism, frequently expressed support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite the dictator’s vicious campaign against his own people.
In a 2017  tweet, he wrote, “Assad is a modern day hero standing up to demonic forces seeking to destroy his people and nation – GOD BLESS ASSAD!” Similar Assad-friendly sentiments have been expressed by far-right figures in Europe.


In August 2015, the prominent and influential Dubai businessman Mohammed al-Habtoor published an eyebrow-raising opinion piece in The National, an English-language daily in the UAE, explaining his support for the then controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump, describing him as a “a strategist with a shrewd business mind” despite his incendiary remarks about Muslims. The support from Habtoor, who is close to the Emirati government, suggested that these governments, or figures close to them, were happy to strike alliances with anti-Islam activists in the West—not in spite of their rhetoric, but because of it. In an answer to a question about Trump’s anti-Muslim remarks, he later told Bloomberg that those were “political talk,” and “talk is cheap.”

As these regimes face more pressure, they deploy fears of extremism and terrorism to garner support. For example, as European countries increasingly became critical of Saudi Arabia last year after the growing casualties in the Yemen war, the imprisonment of women activists, and the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh turned to the right wing for support. Among other efforts, a delegation of Saudi women was dispatched to meet with the far-right bloc of the European Parliament. According to Eldar Mamedov, an advisor to the European Parliament’s social democrats, Saudi Arabia subsequently became a divisive issue in Brussels, as left-of-center forces pushed for resolutions against the kingdom while right-wing forces opposed them.


After the military coup in Egypt in 2013, the regime in Cairo and its regional backers were in full gear to exaggerate the risks of extremism and promote Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as the strongman who was willing to take on not just the extremists but also Islamic thought. 
statement he made in 2015 about the need for an Islamic reformation to review, and presumably discard, centuries-old Islamic traditions became heavily cited by his defenders in Washington and other capitals as evidence of his anti-Islamist credentials.


AMERICA’s ISLAMOPHOBIA IS FORGED AT THE PULPIT
White evangelicals’ apocalyptic fantasies are driving U.S. policy.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/26/americas-islamophobia-is-forged-in-the-pulpit/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11933&utm_term=Flashpoints%20OC

The first time I remember hearing Islam equated with terrorism from the pulpit, I was a 17-year-old junior at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, where my mom was—still is, in fact—an elementary teacher. It was 1998, long before Islamophobia seized the Western mainstream. My family attended a small, nondenominational evangelical church in the suburb of Carmel, where my dad was the music pastor.

“A good Muslim,” our head pastor, Marcus Warner, intoned that Sunday morning, “should want to kill Christians and Jews.” He insisted that this was the only conclusion possible from a serious reading of the Quran. As a doubting young evangelical who would later become an agnostic, this extreme statement made me uncomfortable even then. Today, in the wake of the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, it should be considered every bit as offensive as the worst anti-Semitic tropes .

But a harsh double standard has been in effect, as the brouhaha over the comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) proved. The United States recognizes anti-Semitism for the poison it is, and polices—at least on the left—even accidental falling into its tropes. But the religiously inspired Islamophobia I grew up with continues to shape Washington’s foreign policy—and Islamophobic statements too often pass without criticism in the public sphere.



To be sure, the statements about Israel by Omar, one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to U.S. Congress, did conjure up anti-Semitic tropes. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, she chose her words more carefully, avoiding the rhetoric of “allegiance” that rightly caused many to criticize her language. Some of that criticism, however, was not only made in bad faith—it was shaped by the very Islamophobia that darkly mirrors anti-Semitism.


The presidency of Donald Trump has been 
shaped by the fear of decline in power and influence among conservative white Protestants


. This moment of backlash against increasing diversity and democratization is familiar. Not so long ago, the dual-loyalty trope was employed by American Protestants not only to impugn the patriotism of Jews, but also of Catholics, prominently during the 1960 election, when John F. Kennedy ultimately became the United States’ first Catholic president. There is a similar notion in play today when conservatives—often evangelical Christians, along with a small number of Jewish Americans—traffic in conspiracy theories about the supposed infiltration of the U.S. government by the Muslim Brotherhood and suggest that Muslims seek to impose sharia law on the United States.

But the most damaging impact of religious Islamophobia may be in foreign policy. Islamophobes like former CIA head and current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo loom large in the Trump administration. Under Trump more than under previous presidents, U.S. foreign policy has been shaped by an anti-pluralist, fundamentalist form of Christianity whose adherents exhibit a particularly virulent animosity toward Muslims. White evangelicals make up not only Trump’s base but the single most nativistdemographic in the United States today.


During the Cold War, evangelical Protestants, most of whom adhered (and still adhere) to a set of eschatological beliefs based on a 19th-century interpretation of the Book of Revelation and other biblical texts  considered prophetic, tended to associate the primary enemies of Christ with the Soviet Union. The historically improbable founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948 was used to prop up the validity of their understanding of biblical prophecy, and Hal Lindsey’s popular book The Late Great Planet Earth, published in 1970, became the standard evangelical narrative of “the end times,” popularizing an interpretation of the eschatological scheme known as dispensational premillennialism.


Lindsey represented Russia as the kingdom of Magog, which was “prophesied” to play a leading role among the forces of evil in the Battle of Armageddon. Since the end of the Cold War, and especially in recent years as some evangelicals have embraced Russian President Vladimir Putin because of his stance on “traditional values,” evangelicals have struggled to find a consensus replacement candidate for Magog. Meanwhile, as anti-Islamic sentiment has increased among evangelicals, predominantly Muslim powers (such as Iraq during the Iraq War) have sometimes been floated as possibilities, and evangelical author Joel Richardson has suggested the Antichrist will arise from Islam.


The influence of evangelicals’ end-times beliefs on U.S. policy toward Israel is a serious concern. Both these strands of popular evangelical thinking—dispensational premillennialism and Islamophobia—can be found in Pompeo, an Evangelical Presbyterian who has expressed support for the views of Islamophobic conspiracy nut Frank Gaffney, and who has vowed to struggle against evil “until the rapture.” To be sure, Pompeo has more recently said, “We’re all children of Abraham,” but when you understand that evangelicals are taught that Jews are descended from Isaac and Arabs from Ishmael, and that there will never be peace between them, that statement takes on a different, coded meaning.

American evangelicals’ actions on the political and geopolitical stage are not primarily targeted at bringing about the apocalypse—but they are certainly not trying to prevent it.  Evangelicals seek to follow God’s will as they understand it, and their most common understanding of biblical prophecy suggests that Israel must expand its borders to align with those of the ancient biblical kingdom God promised to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that Israel must rebuild the temple—the site of which is currently occupied by the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, the third-holiest site in Islam—before the end times can come. This is why evangelicals have long since widely supported, and lobbied for, the recognition of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of a Jewish state.

 Trump’s willingness to pursue the radical agenda of apocalyptically minded white evangelicals was on display not only in his administration’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but also in the choice of Protestant pastors he brought along to speak at the embassy’s opening. John Hagee, who has written numerous books about the end times, has characterized the Holocaust as part of God’s plan to gather the Jews back in Israel, and Robert Jeffress, a man who had his church choir perform a sort of hymn called “Make America Great Again” in 2017, has made no secret of his belief that Jews who do not convert to Christianity will go to hell.  Views like those of Pompeo, Richardson, Hagee, and Jeffress are not innocent.

Even if they generally take greater care to avoid explicitly racist statements like those found among contemporary white nationalists, their religious language is a mere veneer on bigotry, and their words add fuel to the fire that results in mass violence, whether in the United States or abroad. The consequences of white-supremacist hate have recently played out in devastating attacks on both Jews and Muslims, in the Tree of Life syngagogue shooting in Pittsburgh that took 11 lives on October 27, 2018, and in the attack on two mosques in Christchurch that took 50 lives this month, on March 15.

In a gesture of solidarity, the Tree of Life Congregation has raised more than $58,000 for the victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings. The act recalls the ways in which the Minnesota Muslim community of Somali immigrants—many of them former refugees—from which Omar comes has generally worked in concert with the local Jewish community to promote civil rights. And while there are legitimate ways to press Omar to make sure she uses language critical of Israeli policy rather than critical of the Jewish people, those who would use her presence to engage in fearmongering over Islamic “infiltration” or “creeping sharia” should be given no quarter in our public sphere.

Unfortunately, such views are common among the white evangelicals who are exerting unprecedented influence on the Trump administration, 72 percent of whom support some form of Muslim ban. The hold of such nativism in the highest echelons of American power is frightening and dangerous. It will produce more mass violence and further destabilization of the Middle East—a much greater threat than is posed by criticizing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
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AUSSIE RUPERT MURDOCH AND HIS ANGLOAMERICAN ZIONIST MEDIA EMPIRE NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED FOR TEACHING AN ENTIRE GENERATION THE ABC OF ISLAMOPHOBIA TO THE WHITE ANGLOSAXON NATIONS. HE SHARES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DAILY DRIP DRIP TOXIC ISLAMOPHOBIC POISONOUS PROPAGANDA. TIME FOR TRUTH SEEKERS TO UNVEIL HIS SATANIC MASK 

WHEN IT COMES TO ISLAMOPHOBIA WE NEED TO NAME NAMES 


The world should know the name of the Christchurch terrorist and the names of those who inspired anti-Muslim terror. 

Hamid Dabashi 
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/islamophobia-names-190329125 123813.html 

"You will never hear me mention his name," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told the New Zealand parliament soon after a mass murderer went on a rampage slaughtering 50 Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch. 

"He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist," she went on, "but he will, when I speak, be nameless, and to others I implore you: Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety but we in New Zealand will give him nothing - not even his name." 

This may perhaps appear smart, an apt punitive twist, to deny the racist mass murderer the notoriety he craved. But if like me you have a Muslim name, you may pause and wonder. 

For decades now our names have been made icons of terror and suspicion at United States and European airports and borders. The addition of a few names like Brenton or Anders or Bill or Donald or Benjamin or Daniel on the terrorist list would be more than just poetic justice here. 

Naming names 
Not naming Adolf Hitler will not bring back six million Jews slaughtered in Europe. Not naming Leopold II of Belgium will not undo the genocide he committed in Congo, in which between five and 10 million people died. 

When Jews, Africans, Native Americans, Asians, Latinx, and now Muslims are slaughtered, we need to know and spell out the names of their mass murderers. It is good for the posterity. It might teach humility to white colonialists in North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and of course, Israel. The plague of racist white supremacy has already wreaked havoc around the globe. 

OPINION 
The hypocrisy of New Zealand's 'this is not us' claim 
Sahar Ghumkhor 
by Sahar Ghumkhor 
In a piece for the Financial Times titled The power in depriving someone of their name, Sam Leith, a literary editor and author, argues that: "Ms. Ardern's determination not to give the killer his name - now followed, apparently, by other outlets including the BBC - is a smartly intelligible response to the question of how one should respond, rhetorically, to a terror attack." 

That is indeed a lovely little literary thesis. But I wonder; where were these literary speculations when names like Mohammad, Ahmad, Osama, Ayman and Abu Bakr were turned into synonyms of terror and barbarity in every European language? 

Now that a head of state of a "Western country", as their colonial geography would have it, finally called a spade a spade and this mass murderer a terrorist, not naming his name denies the racialised origins of his crime. He is an Australian terrorist, a white terrorist, a Christian terrorist. Not naming him is like saying "This is not New Zealand" when referring to the mass slaughter of scores of Muslims. This might be all fine and dandy for the white ruling elite in denial in New Zealand, but certainly not for those who are on the receiving end of their institutionalised racism. 

A few dumb and many smart Islamophobes 
Naming and shaming is what we must do not just to mass murderers like Brenton Tarrant, Anders Breivik, Robert Gregory Bowers, Dylann Roof or Timothy McVeigh, who actually pulled triggers, but also to those who have consistently sown the seeds of white supremacy and produced the very vocabulary of hate that enabled and agitated the infested minds of these Islamophobes, anti-Semites and anti-black racists. 

In an excellent piece for Foreign policy, Sasha Polakow-Suransky and Sarah Wildman demonstrate how the inspiration for the mass murder in New Zealand came from France, particularly from the work of a certain far-right ideologue named Renaud Camus. 

The world needs to know that this Camus and his ilk spread hatred of Muslims in France, and an Australian racist picks it up and goes to New Zealand to kill Muslims. We are not in a position to take this Camus character to any court of law. But we are in a position to scandalise him. 

I am sure every European country has a Camus of its own, churning racist writings to the delight of millions of Europeans. In the US we also have our share of racist Islamophobes. The world must also know their ignoble names and their terrorising ideologies. 

Brenton Tarrant is a dumb Islamophobe. Bill Maher, a chief Islamophobe, on the other hand, is so smart in his Islamophobia that he has actually made a lucrative career out of it. He has a well-paid job at HBO spreading his racist, Islamophobic drivel. 

Every bleeding-heart liberal is now rushing to condemn the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch New Zealand. But come next Friday evening, they will all sit in front of their flat screen TVs and laugh out loud at Bill Maher's "jokes" demonising Muslims as collectively violent terrorists. 

Islamophobe par excellence 
You may think President Donald Trump or his evangelical crusaders like Steve Bannon or Mike Pompeo or that homophobic brute, Mike Pence are the notorious Islamophobes we must mark and investigate. But they are not. They are universally detested by liberal Americans. But talk show host Bill Maher is not. 

He is actually loved by liberal Americans. They crawl over each other to be at his recording studio to laugh and clap and cheer at his "jokes". Bill Maher is far more dangerous than Trump, Pence or Bannon - he is a liberal institution who has been around long before Trump and Trumpism and will outlast him and his calamities. His visceral hatred of Islam and Muslims is something to behold. 

Who said this, Bill Maher or Brenton Tarrant? "[Islam is] the only religion that acts like the mafia that will f****** kill you if you say the wrong thing." 

OPINION 
The New Zealand massacre and the weaponisation of history 
Ibrahim Al-Marashi 
by Ibrahim Al-Marashi 
Or this: "It speaks volumes about why liberal western culture is not just different. It's better. President Obama keeps insisting that ISIS [ISIL] is not Islamic. Well, maybe they don't practice the Muslim faith in the same way he does." 

What is the difference between the mass murderer who went on a rampage in Christchurch, New Zealand and the man who said this: "But if vast numbers of Muslims across the world believe - and they do - that humans deserve to die for merely holding a different idea or drawing a cartoon or writing a book or eloping with the wrong person, not only does the Muslim world have something in common with ISIS. It has too much in common with ISIS." 

Ignorance is a deadly weapon 
Such pure, undiluted, visceral ignorance and nauseating racism is globally broadcast by HBO, for mass murderers to watch, listen, and learn before proceeding to write their "manifestos" and then murder Muslims. Bill Maher has weaponised their hatred with words and thoughts and ideas and jokes. 

Bill Maher claims: "The kooks and the terrorists in the Christian and the Jewish world are truly just a little fringe. And in the Muslim world they draw from a vast pool of support, which is not in any other religion. So don't try and feed me that line." 

Muslims, all 1.5 billion of them - men, women, and children - living on planet earth have no other business but to get up in the morning and start hating "the West" - this is Bill Maher's mantra, day in day out, broadcast by the powerful network HBO. 

How different are Bill Maher's racist screeds from what a mass murderer wrote in his "manifesto": "An attack in New Zealand would bring to attention the truth of the assault on our civilization, that no where [sic] in the world was safe, the invaders were in all of our lands, even in the remotest areas of the world and that there was no where [sic] left to go that was safe and free from mass immigration." 

The sweetheart of US and European liberals who even passes as a "leftist" believes: "I don't have to apologize, do I, for not wanting the Western world to be taken over by Islam in three hundred years?" 

Someone explain to HBO executives the difference between that hate speech and this by the mass murderer in New Zealand: "It's the birthrates. It's the birthrates. It's the birthrates. If there is one thing I want you to remember from these writings, its [sic] that the birthrates must change. Even if we were to deport all Non-Europeans from our lands tomorrow, the European people would still be spiraling into decay and eventual death." 

Somewhere in his "manifesto" the Australian mass murderer asks: "Why attack Muslims [sic] if all high fertility immigrants are the issue?" To which he responds: "Historical, societal and statistical reasons. They are the most despised group of invaders in the West, attacking them receives the greatest level of support." 

We must and we will name names: I hold Bill Maher chief among many other racist hoodlums responsible for the slaughter of every single one of those 50 innocent souls in Christchurch. I hold Bill Maher and HBO responsible for this and all other mass murders in which Muslims were the target. 

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HAQEEQAT TV'S VIDEO FORENSIC REPORT DECLARES NEW ZEALAND SATANIC MASSACRE 17 MINUTE FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM VIDEO AS A 100% FAKE. 

IT IS NOT REALLY SURPRISING THIS TOOK PLACE AS WE HAVE OTHER TV REPORTS OF ANOTHER INDIAN MILITARY ATTACK ALL SET FOR THE GREEN LIGHT AGAINST PAKISTAN AWAITING MODI'S ORDER. LIKEWISE A FALLOUT BETWEEN THE USA AND TURKEY ON PURCHASE OF RUSSIAN WEOPONS COULD CEMENT BATTLE LINES IN A FORTHCOMING WORLD CONFLICT WHICH NEEDS ADDRESSING. ALSO SHARIAH LAW BEING ATTACKED ON DESTROYING LGBT RIGHTS IN BRUNEI EVEN ALTHOUGH IT IS A MUSLIM MAJORITY STATE. ONE COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT HOW MUSLIMS AND ISLAM ARE UNDER ATTACK. SO IT IS NOT SURPRISING ALSO FOR TURKEY AND PAKISTAN TO BE THE LEAD SPONSORS OF THE UN RESOLUTION ON COMBATTING TERRORISM, OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND ISLAMOPHOBIA AT THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE UNGA CONDEMNED “IN THE STRONGEST TERMS THE HEINOUS COWARDLY TERRORIST ATTACK AIMED AT MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND”.  




NEW DEVELOPMENT IS TAKING DIRECTION AFTER HAVING FORENSIC REPORT 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtPVmvuxp4s




NEW ZEALAND's DAJJALIC SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICE-  NZSIS EXPOSED 

SO SORRY FOR THE SPELLING MISTAKE ABOVE IT SHOULD BE RECTIFIED AS NAZIS.   

YOU DON'T FOOL ME AND NO CROCODILE TEARS MADAME FREEMASON JACINDA ARDERN. THE ROYAL COMMISSION IS TO PROTECT YOUR MASONIC BRETHREN BY COVERING UP A SATANIC MASSACRE FOR WHICH YOU WILL BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE IN THIS LIFE AND LIFE HEREAFTER. AND YES IT SHOULD BE STATED AND NOT WHISPERED WHY DOES NOT SOMEONE SAY TO THESE HYPOCRITICAL WHITE TRIBES OF ASIA IF YOU CAN'T AND DON'T WANT TO INTEGRATE WITH ASIA AND THE PACIFIC NATIVES WHY DON'T YOU PACK YOUR BAGS AND REVERT TO WHENCE YOU CAME FROM. THAT IS JUST A MILD SUGGESTION AS THERE ARE MUCH STRONGER REMEDIES AVAILABLE. 

THE FACT THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE A "ROYAL" COMMISSION INVESTIGATING WHETHER THERE WAS A SECURITY FAILURE GUARANTEES A WHITEWASH. WHITE NONMUSLIM COMRADES AND TRUTH SEEKERS NEED TO REALISE THE 5 EYES WILL BE TURNED ON THEM NEXT AS THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM BREAKS DOWN. YOU ARE NEXT IN LINE IF YOU DONT WAKE UP AND STRUGGLE FOR ACCOUNTABLITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. ARE YOU SO GULLIBLE TO CATCHY SLOGANS SUCH AS SEE IT SAY IT AND SORTED. HOW ABOUT A NEW SLOGAN SEE IT SAY IT AND BUST UNACCOUNTABLE SECRET SERVICES. 


CHRISTCHURCH TERROR ATTACK. DID NEW ZEALAND'S INTELLIGENCE FAIL TO PROTECT MUSLIMS 
https://www.trtworld.com/video/social-videos/christchurch-terror-attac k-did-new-zealands-intelligence-fail-to-protect-muslims/5ca0f5225788bd 644f8bee9c 



PRACTICAL STEPS TO TAKE AND UNDERSTAND AFTER 
NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING (WISDOM AND PERSPECTIVES)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9yCA5SblxM
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IN THE BATTLE FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE AND ITS NEMESIS WHAT WE ARE CLEARLY WITNESSING NOW IS NO LESS THAN ENDTIME SCENARIOS REPEATING PAST CYCLES OF HISTORY.  THE ANTI-ISLAMIC ALLIANCE DOES NOT JUST COMPRISE OF NEOCON CRUSADER HINDU ZIONISTS BUT ALSO MUSLIM MUNAFIQEEN MORE APTLY DESCRIBED AS HYPOCRITES  OR TRAITORS -AND THEN WE HAVE THE TAKFIRI ISIS TYPE DOGS OF HELL. WELCOME TO THE LAND OF KAFFIRISTAN AND ITS COMING GLOBAL DEMISE. I ARGUED FOR A 10 MILLION MAN/WOMAN  BLACK FLAG ARMY OF ISLAM EARLIER TODAY. HOWEVER ON REFLECTION IT MAY HAVE TO BE 100 MILLION OF WHICH 90 MILLION ARE TRAINED RESERVISTS. IF THE PROPHET OF ISLAM IS THE MODEL WE SHOULD NOTE HE LED FROM THE FRONT WHEN MUSLIMS AND ISLAM WERE UNDER ATTACK OR ENGAGED IN THE LONG WAR. LIKEWISE IN THE CURRENT GWOT WHICH IS AN OPEN WAR AGAINST ISLAM AND MUSLIMS. IT IS CLEAR NOW THAT THE REAL INTOLERANCE, FANATICISM, VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM IS COMING FROM THE ENEMIES OF ISLAM. IN THE LANDS OF THE WEST THE PEOPLE CAN NOT FOOL THEMSELVES AND OTHERS BY SAYING WE ARE LANDS OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY AT HOME AND YET ABROAD ENGAGE IN NEO IMPERIALISM WARS OF LOOT, MURDER AND CONQUEST. INDEED MANY IF NOT MOST MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN THE WEST ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF IMPERIAL HISTORY AND FALLOUT. THE FACT THAT THE BIGGEST INDUSTRY IN THE USA IS THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-SECURITY-INTELLIGENCE APPARATUS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE USA OFFICE THE INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE PENTAGON HAS JUST DECLARED THAT SINCE 1998   21 TRILLION IS MISSING FROM THE BOOKS. WHERE HAS THIS MONEY GONE, FOR WHAT  WAR PURPOSES AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?  NO WE ARE NOT LIVING IN A DEMOCRACY AND THE MORE ONE RESEARCHES THE SYSTEM IT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A DEMONOCRACY RUN BY A DEATH CULT. CAN ANYONE NOTIFY ME HOW MANY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE 
HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE THE SO CALLED POSTWAR ERA OF GLOBAL PEACE?  THERE IS NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO RESURRECT THE MODEL OF THE JUST JIHAD DOCTRINE AND THE DOCTRINE OF HIJRA- IDEOLOGICAL EMIGRATION.      

    
ISLAMOPHOBIA : THE ART OF SCAPEGOATING DISSIDENTS IN ARAB REGIMES 
Iqbal Jassat is Executive Member of the Media Review Network, Johannesburg, South Africa 
https://crescent.icit-digital.org/articles/islamophobia-the-art-of-scapegoating-dissidents-in-arab-regimes

It ought not to surprise anyone that autocratic Arabian regimes, rightwing groups in Europe, Israeli propagandists and a host of right-leaning think tanks, all have a common interest in fuelling Islamophobia.

And not only does it derive from shared values of prejudice, the active participation within rightwing forums between these actors is indicative of a wider agenda at play.

But why would Arabian regimes that have Muslim majority populations, be venting hatred against fellow Muslims?

One can understand the racism that informs rightwing neo-Nazi groups to behave as thugs, targeting migrants, refugees, minorities and Muslims, but certainly not Arabian regimes, would be the general sentiment. Yet it is true.

A recent report in Foreign Policy (FP) confirms this.  It claims that some Arabian dictators have a vested interest in being in bed with racist bigots and to fund their operations. Millions of dollars are spent on think tanks, academic institutions and lobbying firms to shape the thinking in Western capitals about domestic political activists opposed to their rule.

A wide open-ended field of "counter extremism" in conjunction with "counter terrorism" which has become mainstream, is the arena used by these regimes to elicit sympathy from the West.  By claiming to be under attack by "radical jihadis" - a term popularised by Israel and the United States following 9/11, countries such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and other despotic regimes, have fuelled Islamophobia.

Just as Israel has used this faulty rationale to justify its policies of terror, so too have the Arabian tyrants. One can gather from the current processes of "normalization" how and why these regimes have joined hands with each other and the wider white supremacist movements to stem the roots of what is disparagingly described as "Islamist ideology".

In essence the demand by Arab client-states of the West is that Europe and America must not tolerate "Islamic extremism". To do so in the name of human rights, freedom of expression and democracy would be wrong according to their logic.

Again not surprising it is a growing trend according to the report: "...the culpability of Arab and Muslim governments in fueling anti-Muslim hate as part of their campaigns to fight dissent at home and abroad. By trying to justify repression and appease Western audiences, some of these regimes and their supporters have forged an informal alliance with conservative and right-wing groups and figures in the West dedicated to advancing anti-Islamic bigotry".

The authors reveal that based on dozens of conversations conducted over several years, they found that autocratic regimes in the region carefully cultivate conservative and far-right circles in the West that they believe lean toward their own anti-Islamist agendas.

"The two sides’ political goals don’t completely overlap: Western Islamophobia can be far more vehement and sweeping than the variety supported by Arab governments. Nevertheless, both sides find the partnership beneficial. Arab propagandists claim there is an inherent connection between so-called political correctness and a tendency to downplay ideologies that lead to terrorism—claims that are seized on by Western conservatives to legitimize their own arguments."

From the alliances which Europe and America have formed with these regimes, which includes arming, funding, setting up military bases, launching military operations, black sites etc, it is clear that their Islamophobic scare tactics are working.

The atmosphere thus created makes any alternative to these regimes unthinkable from Western policy standpoint. The entire canard of democracy remains a ploy. The subterfuge associated with so-called human rights policies is a damning indictment against the West.

As per the FP report, the scapegoating of political opposition enables these regimes to clamp down on dissent at home with impunity. "Terrorism becomes a catchall term to justify repression."  Following the 2013 military coup in Egypt which deposed the elected leader Mohamed Morsi and jailed him along with thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members, many tortured and killed behind bars, the coup leader General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, used the same Islamophobic ruse to justify his repressive policies.  His illegal swoop didn't stop with the banning and outlawing of the country's most popular socio-political Islamic movement; he nabbed and jailed students, journalists, academics, civic activists and Imams who refused to bow to his unjust dictatorship.  Many, including women and children were simply gunned down in the streets and even in mosques where the victims sought refuge and hoped that the thugs would at least respect the sanctity of the mosque.

Western allies and fellow-regional despots who share al-Sisi's strongman approach to stamp out opposition, do so by justifying their common fears about what they perceive to be "Islamist extremism" - a classic case of Islamophobia.  The FP report cites the example of how when European countries became critical of Saudi Arabia after the growing casualties in Yemen, the imprisonment of women activists and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh turned to the rightwing for support.

"Among other efforts, a delegation of Saudi women was dispatched to meet with the far-right bloc of the European Parliament."

While it sounds to be an oxymoron for Muslim governments to be in bed with hardcore racists and bigots, the fact is that autocratic regimes will use any ruse to retain power. And Islamophobia suits their policies perfectly.


TERRORISM, MASS MURDERS AND ISLAMOPHOBIA 
Right-wing crazies following a script written in Israel
https://crescent.icit-digital.org/articl...lamophobia


The horrific murder of 50 Muslim worshippers in two Christchurch masjids on March 15 has evoked global condemnation except for some hardcore Islamophobes and racists. Those slaughtered in cold blood included women and children. Some of the wounded are in critical condition. The mass murderer, a 28-year-old white supremacist terrorist from Australia, Brenton Tarrant, was arrested shortly after his deadly rampage. He appeared in court on March 16 and is scheduled to reappear on April 5.

Beyond the condemnations and the sympathetic manner in which New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has handled the situation, there are deeply troubling aspects to the alarming rise in Islamophobia. There are a number of factors and individuals that inspired the terrorist’s demonic ideology. These include US President Donald Trump, the Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik, the Quebec City terrorist Alexandre Bissonnette, and Serbian mass murderer Radovan Karadic. This emerged both from the names he had written on the semi-automatic weapons he used to murder innocent worshippers as well as the 74-page manifesto he uploaded to the internet.

There is little doubt that he was consumed by intense hatred of Muslims. He not only set out to “cleanse” New Zealand and his native Australia of immigrants and refugees but also to avenge the defeat of Christians at the hands of Muslims (the Turks’ historic battles in Europe) as well as glorify Christian victories over them. In his demonic rage he slaughtered 50 innocent Muslims.


Let us get some facts straight. Muslims constitute less than 1% of New Zealand’s population. But for a man consumed by hatred, even one Muslim is one too many. This racist and bigot conveniently ignored the fact that immigrants, primarily from Britain, populate both New Zealand and Australia. Such details, however, are inconsequential for him and his fellow racist Fraser Anning because the early immigrant settlers are white and their victims are non-white.

There are many dimensions to this latest tragedy. Unfortunately, it won’t be the last. The wars that the Western imperialist regimes are waging against Muslim countries necessitate painting Muslims — all 1.8 billion of them — as evil and violent extremists that must be eliminated. This campaign of vilification, however, came up against the fact that millions of Muslims live quite peacefully in Western societies. The image of Muslims as violent extremists did not fit this description. Thus, they had to be demonized as well. The Zionists were happy to oblige; indeed they are the principal instigators together with evangelical Christians in stoking anti-Muslim hatred.

The corporate-owned media has eagerly amplified anti-Muslim venom spouted by right-wing politicians. Again, the Zionists have been in the forefront of this campaign of demonization. The West’s wars of aggression have resulted in turning millions of people into refugees who are forced to seek shelter elsewhere.

In a gesture of commiseration, fealty, and solidarity with the be-reaved Muslim community of New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern — a Mormon by birth and an agnostic by choice since 2005 — dons the Hijab as she attends funeral services for those who were killed in the massacre. In addition to vowing to change the country’s gun laws and to never publicly mention the name of the right-wing murderer-terrorist as a way of impersonalizing him altogether, she also instructed her government to cover all the funeral expenses for the deceased, to provide welfare and other services to those families dependent on wage earners who lost their lives, to cover repatriation expenses for those who wanted to return to their countries of origin, to cover the travel expenses of those foreign relatives who wanted to participate in the funeral processions of their own, and to provide counseling and hotlines for as long as necessary for all those affected by the tragedy, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

Fascist politicians, right-wing media outlets and the Zionists have all played on the insecurities of people in Western countries to whip up hysteria against Muslims. “Brown Muslims are coming to swamp your land and take your fair ladies turning them into sex slaves” seems to be the constant message.

“They want to impose Shari‘ah law here” is another frequently heard refrain. This is a misnomer; there is no such thing as “Shari‘ah law.” Most politicians and media outlets have no clue what Shari‘ah stands for but it is enough to frighten the ignorant masses and whip up hysteria.

It is, however, Tarrant’s mentors — and also his financiers — who need a closer scrutiny. In his so-called manifesto, Tarrant expresses great admiration for Trump, Bissonnette, and Breivik. The Norwegian terrorist in turn has admitted to being inspired by the arch-Zionist Robert Spencer, a self-proclaimed “expert” on Islam who has not studied the Arabic language, much less the Qur’an, to get a clear grasp of the Muslim holy book. According to the Daily Beast, Zionist operative David Horowitz pays Spencer $167,000 a year for his Islam-bashing services. This is no small beer!

The Southern Poverty Law Center has said Horowitz’s organization specializes in “giving anti-Muslim voices and radical ideologies a platform to project hate and misinformation.”

The Zionist connection runs deeper. Tarrant visited Israel in 2016 and spent some time there. Further, Zionists are the principal promoters and instigators of Islamophobia. While there is a general perception that Islamophobia intensified in the aftermath of 9/11, this is only partly true. Long before the 9/11 false-flag operation that most informed observers believe were an inside job, Zionists were busy peddling Islamophobia.

Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon), right, founder of the English Defence League (EDL), which is financially underwritten by billionaire Zionists from the US and elsewhere, was sentenced to 13 months in jail for contempt of court on 5-25-2018. According to the EDL and a nexus of right-wing fascist websites, such as Britain First (whose videos were forwarded by US President Trump), Britain is portrayed as a police state that is overrun with Muslims. Even though he and his acolytes routinely characterize Muslims as lawbreakers, Robinson himself was jailed in 2005 for assault, and was sentenced to 10 months in jail after he used a friend’s passport to fly to New York and fled from secondary inspection at JFK airport.


The first foreign visitor to the US after Bill Clinton became president in late-1992 was Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Zionist regime was then facing the first Palestinian intifadah (Rabin had vowed to break the bones of Palestinians!). Since the intifadah drew inspiration from Islamic values, Rabin urged Clinton during his visit in March 1993 to confront what he termed “Islamic terrorism.” The low intensity war on Islam went into high gear.


Clinton needed little prodding. The US had already suffered defeat with the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1978–1979. Hizbullah delivered further blows to both US imperialism and Zionism in Lebanon. Led by the Islamic movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the intifadah eclipsed the secular Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and its corrupt leaders.

Given this context, we can begin to see why the most virulently anti-Muslim voices are those of pro-Israeli Zionist individuals and groups. They have made common cause with white supremacists against Muslims.

In an investigative report in the Guardian (December 7, 2018), the London daily found “The British far-right activist Tommy Robinson is receiving financial, political, and moral support from a broad array of non-British groups and individuals, including US think tanks, right-wing Australians and Russian trolls…” Describing Robinson as “an anti-Islam campaigner” the Guardian names individuals and organizations that fund his anti-Islam activities: Daniel Pipes and his Middle East Forum (MEF) have contributed $60,000 to Robinson, the American “billionaire Robert Shillman financed a fellowship that helped pay for Robinson to be employed in 2017 by a right-wing Canadian media website, Rebel Media, on a salary of about £5,000 [approx. $7,500] a month.” Ezra Levant of Rebel Media lost a lawsuit last year when he was forced to pay $80,000 to Khurram Awan, a law student whom he falsely accused of being an anti-Semite.

A racist anti-Muslim group in Australia, the Australian Liberty Alliance, also admitted to funding Robinson, but refused to disclose the amount when asked by Guardian reporters. Is it far-fetched to surmise that the same Australian group has also funded Tarrant and that he has received funding from well-healed Zionists in the US as well?


Consider the coverage of similar rampage events — one blamed on a Muslim, right, and the other on a right-wing terrorist — in a British tabloid with the fifth largest circulation in the country, which is a reflection of the way the mainstream media shapes public perceptions and then manufactures consent for the imperial ambitions of its crusading politicians. Note that the New Zealand terrorist is not even presented as one, rather he is just called a “mass killer” who started off life as an angelic boy who happened to take an aberrational wrong turn in life. By contrast, Omar Mateen, the alleged Florida nightclub shooter, is basically staged as narcissistic evil incarnate from birth, and his shooting of innocents harkens back to the mother of all terrorist attacks, the 9/11 false flag. Insofar as the Aussie terrorist is concerned, the media here does not offer up any precedent; to get that, one would have to dig into the story on the inside so as to become acquainted with the murderer’s manifesto and those who inspired him.

Robinson’s other backers include the New York City-based think tank, the Gatestone Institute that has published a series of articles supporting Robinson’s anti-Islamic crusade. The David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC), a California-based think tank that describes itself as a “school for political warfare” — yes the same Horowitz who is financing Spencer — is also active in Robinson’s defence.

It gets murkier. MEF, Gatestone, and the DHFC are well funded by influential Zionist donors. In the two-year period (2014–2016), the Guardian found that their returns showed they received a total of almost $5 million from several millionaire donors.

“MEF received $792,000 from a foundation led by Nina Rosenwald, the co-chair of American Securities Management, once dubbed “the sugar mama of anti-Muslim hate.” Rosenwald is a self-described “ardent Zionist” who funds Israeli institutions on a regular basis.

“The DHFC received $1,638,290 from five wealthy benefactors, one of whom is believed to be among the biggest-ever donors to the Republican Party.

“Gatestone has received more than $2m in donations, including $250,000 from the Mercer Family Foundation, which is funded by Donald Trump’s top donor, Robert Mercer, and run by the billionaire’s daughter Rebekah.

“All three think tanks have been repeatedly accused of stoking anti-Islam sentiment in the West and spreading false information about Muslim refugees in Europe…” according to the Guardian investigation.

The Guardian’s piece of last December so alarmed the Times of Israel — yes an Israeli newspaper — that it wrote its own piece on January 24, 2019 authored by Eric Cortellessa decrying, “Why are US ‘pro-Israel’ groups boosting a far-right, anti-Muslim UK extremist?” While Pipes, Horowitz, and others of their ilk peddle their anti-Muslim rhetoric under the rubric of “free speech,” for the Times of Israel, “the support Robinson has received from a web of Israel-backing groups may be about more than just protecting ‘free speech.’ As at least Pipes and Horowitz have made clear, it’s also about advancing his ideas.”

Robinson has more than one million Facebook followers, most of them in Australia, the US, Canada, Sweden, and Norway. It does not take rocket science to figure out that Tarrant is one of them. And he has acted out what Robinson has been peddling: anti-Muslim bigotry and violence.

The role of right-wing media in stoking Islamophobia cannot be ignored either. For instance, the Daily Mirror, a British tabloid carried this headline after Tarrant’s murderous attack on two masjids, “Angelic boy who grew up into an evil far-right mass killer.” A childhood photograph of Tarrant in the arms of his father appeared alongside the headline. Contrast this with the way the same Mirror newspaper reported the Orlando nightclub shooting by one Omar Mateen in June 2016, “ISIS maniac kills 50 in gay bar.” There are reports that Mateen was also gay and had a fight with one of the patrons leading to the shooting and not for political reasons.

Let us also identify some politicians that are actively promoting anti-Muslim hatred. In Canada these include Maxime Bernier of the newly-formed right-wing Peoples Party, Andrew Scheer of the Conservative Party of Canada, and Quebec Premier Francois Legault.

It is not surprising that there have been numerous attacks on masjids in Canada, most notably in Quebec where six worshippers were murdered and 29 injured when Alexandre Bissonnette attacked the Quebec City Masjid on January 29, 2017.

Other cities have not escaped either. For instance, the small town of Peterborough in Ontario was subjected to arson attack in December 2015 while a couple of months ago, members of the racist outfit, Soldiers of Odin, appeared at an Edmonton masjid taking photographs and intimidating Muslims. The provinces of Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta seem to have the largest number of right-wing fascist groups.

Britain is also a hotbed of anti-Muslim terror with several groups operating freely. On March 18, Britain’s Security Secretary Ben Wallace admitted in parliament that Christchurch type attacks are possible, indeed likely in Britain. Four days later (in the early morning of March 22), five masjids in Birmingham had their windows smashed. Other attacks are likely to follow as racist groups have started intimidating Muslims near their places of work and worship.

It is little better elsewhere in Europe. France seems to be leading the way in anti-Muslim bigotry but it is not the only one. Germany, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, and a host of others are embracing racist ideologues. In the aftermath of the Christchurch masjid attacks, there have been expressions of sympathy offered by many politicians. What is needed is to take action on two fronts: first, ban the right-wing fascist groups that actively promote hatred, especially against Muslims. Second, declare Islamophobia a hate crime and confront those indulging in it with the full force of the law.   Failing these two steps, all expressions of sympathy and support are meaningless. Muslims will face other murderous attacks with each group and institution hoping that it won’t be them. These are dangerous times for Muslims.

NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE MASSACRE  
WHITE SUPREMACY AND WESTERN WARS 
http://www.unz.com/jpetras/new-zealand-mosque-massacre-white-supremacy-and-western-wars

The mass murder and wounding of 97 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ) which took place on Friday, March 15, 2019, has profound political, ideological and psychological roots. 


First and most important, Western countries led by the Anglo-American world has been at war killing and uprooting millions of Muslims with impunity over the past thirty years. Leading media pundits, political spokespeople and ideologues have identified Muslims as a global terror threat and the targets of a ‘war against terror’. On the very day of the NZ massacre, Israel launched large-scale air attacks on one hundred targets in Gaza. Israel has killed several hundred and wounded over twenty thousand unarmed Palestinians in less than two years. The Israeli massacres take place on Friday the Muslim Sabbath. Islamophobia is a mass ongoing phenomenon which far exceeds other ‘hate crimes’ throughout the west and permeate Judeo-Christian cultural-political institutions. Western and Israeli political leaders having imposed extremely restrictive immigration policies – in some countries a complete ban on Muslim immigrants. Israeli goes a step further by uprooting and expelling long-standing Islamic
residents. Clearly the NZ murderer followed the Western/Israeli practice.

Secondly, in recent years, violent fascist and white supremacy thugs have been tolerated by all the Western regimes and are free to propagate violent anti-Muslim words and deeds. Most of the anti-Muslim massacres were announced in advance on the so-called social media such as Twitter, which reaches millions of followers.

Thirdly, while the local and federal police collect ‘data’ and spy on Muslims and law-abiding citizens, they apparently fail to include self-identified murderous anti-Muslim advocates. Such as the case in the recent New Zealand mass murderer, Brenton Torrant. The police and NZ Security Intelligence Services did not keep files and surveillance on Torrant, despite his open embrace of violent white supremacy and leading supremacists including the Norwegian Anders Brevet murderer of over 70 children-campers.  Torrant published a 74 page anti-Muslim manifesto easily available to anyone with a computer – even a dumb cop– let along the entire New Zealand security forces. Torrant planned the attack months in advance, yet he was not on any ‘watch list’.  Torrant had no trouble getting a gun license and buying a dozen high-powered weapons, including the material for improvised explosive devices (IED), which the police later discovered attached to a vehicle.

Why were the Police Late
The Al Noor Mosque which suffered the greatest number killed and wounded was in downtown Christchurch less than 5 minutes from the police headquarters – yet the police took over 36 minutes to respond. The white supremacist was allowed time to murder and maim; to leave the mosque and return to his car; reload and re-enter the mosque; empty his ammo on the Muslims worshipping—- using a civilian version of a M16; drive off to the Linwood Islamic Center and slaughter and maim several more Muslim worshipers, before the police finally appeared on the scene and apprehended him. The mayor praised the police! One might suspect the authorities were in connivance!  What accounts for the total absence or failure of the political authorities and security forces: the lack of prior investigation; the delays at the time of the crimes; and the lack of any self-criticism?


The Rise of the Anti-Immigrant anti-Muslim Far Right
The Brenton Torrants’ are proliferating around the world and not because they are mentally disturbed or self-induced psycho paths. They are less products of white supremacy ideology and more likely products of the Western and Israeli wars against Muslims – their leaders provide the rationale, their methods (weapons) and claims of immunity. Western regimes keep files on environmentalist and anti-war protestors but not on anti-Muslim supremacists, openly preparing war against ‘invading’ Muslim immigrants – fleeing US and EU war on the Middle East.  The police take a half-minute to respond to the shooting of a police officer. They do not allow police killers to shoot, re-arm, shoot and move on to another police target.  I do not believe the delays are local police negligence.

The massacre was a result of the fact that the victims were Muslims, in a mosque. The tears and wreaths, the prayers and flags after the fact do not and will not change the murder of Muslim people. Educational campaigns to counter Islamophobia may help, if and only if effective state action is directed against the Western and Israeli wars against Islamic countries and people. Only when Western elected officials end imposing special restrictions against so-called ‘invading’ Muslims, will ‘White supremacists’ and their ideological offspring cease recruiting followers among otherwise normal citizens. Massacres at mosques and crimes against individual Muslims will cease to occur when imperialist states and their rulers stop invading, occupying and uprooting Islamic countries and people.
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