Doing anything they can to paint themselves as a victim, and then scream islamofauxbia to get the infidels to wet themselves into submission.

Saudi-Sponsored Report Grossly Inflates U.S. Muslim Hate Crimes

In several cases, the authors misrepresented what was reported by the media, claiming as hates crimes cases that were never investigated as hate crimes.

BY Paul Sperry · @paulsperry_ | August 19, 2016

A recently released academic report claiming the candidacy of GOP presidential nod Donald Trump has led to a mini-holocaust against Muslims in America is riddled with errors and exaggerations. Yet Muslim pressure groups are actively pushing it out to the media to support the notion that Muslims are the ones under violent attack.

Sponsored by the Saudi prince who tried to bribe then-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani into saying U.S. foreign policy was to blame for 9/11, the “special report” — “When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections” — is designed to gin up sympathy for Muslims and shut down terrorism investigations in the Muslim community, as well as the presidential debate over Muslim immigration.

The Muslim Public Affairs Council — which was founded by known members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood, a worldwide jihadist movement — is distributing the report by Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in an email alert to members. MPAC’s president, Salam al-Marayati, who signedthe emailed letter, was once kicked off the National Commission on Terrorism after his defense of terrorist acts and the groups who carry them out was revealed.

“During the course of 2015, there were approximately 174 reported incidents of anti-Muslim violence and vandalism, including: 12 murders; 29 physical assaults; 50 threats against persons or institutions; 54 acts of vandalism or destruction of property; 8 arsons; and 9 shootings or bombings, among other incidents,” the 73-page report claims. “The number of incidents in 2015 is also higher than the total number of anti-Muslim hate crimes reported in 2014: 154.”

More here. H/T: Andy Bostom



So far ten variations of the notes have been found on campus, the first last spring and the most recent on Wednesday. They contain texts such as “Islam is a threat to Finnish culture”.

Unbelievable stupidity, they only have to take a look around the region, let alone at Islamic history to figure out that it’s as Ayaan Hirsi Ali has described it, “a political theory of military conquest.”

Here’s the dimwitted university dean, Jukka Mönkkönen, who takes a dim view of the notes.

University plagued by Islamophobic notes

The University of Eastern Finland is resuming its effort to find of source of anti-Islam notes that have been spread around its Joensuu campus and slipped between the pages of university library books. Police investigated the matter last spring, but did not determine who is responsible.

Itä-Suomen yliopiston Joensuun kampus.

University of Eastern Finland Joensuu campus. Image: Esa Huuhko / Yle

So far ten variations of the notes have been found on campus, the first last spring and the most recent on Wednesday. They contain texts such as “Islam is a threat to Finnish culture”.

“We became increasingly concerned when one of the notes mentioned the name of a university researcher. When that happened, it became one degree more serious,” the Joensuu campus head of security, Heikki Loikkanen, told Yle.

The notes have been found in several university buildings, at information desks and brochure racks. Some have been slipped between the pages of books in the university library and some left beside a library printer.

The researcher named in one note has been involved in activities in aid of immigrants.

No tolerance of racism

Last spring the university contacted police about the notes. Police did not identify who was responsible for writing and distributing them and closed their investigation. Chief Inspector Sami Joutjärvi of the Eastern Finland police says, however, that the case can be reopened.

The Rector of the University of Eastern Finland, Jukka Mönkkönen, told Yle on Wednesday that the university is taking a very dim view of the matter and that it does not tolerate any political or racist propaganda on campus.

Head of Security Heikki Loikkanen said that personnel have been instructed to keep a watch on the situation and to intervene if they see these kinds of notes being distributed or left in university facilities.


NOTE: Islam is not a race, anymore than Christianity is, or the alt-Right (Trump) nationalist/populist/agrarian movement.

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There you have it folks……

FBI Called Off Investigation Of Orlando Shooter Because They Thought His Coworkers Were Racist [VIDEO]

2:36 PM 06/13/2016

The FBI reportedly cancelled its 2013 investigation into Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen after only 10 months because they viewed the terroristic threats he made as a reaction to “being marginalized because of his Muslim faith,” by his coworkers.

According to Fox News’ Catherine Herridge, the revelation came during a closed door meeting with FBI Director James Comey Monday afternoon.

Read more:


To be placed within the pantheon of other pseudo sciences such as gender studies and magnet therapy.


‘Islamophobia Studies’ Are Coming To A College Near You, And There Won’t Be Any Debate About It.

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“Before I get started, I just wanted to say that we are meeting on stolen indigenous people’s land. That’s really important to acknowledge.” So declared San Francisco State University race and resistance studies professor Rabab Abdulhadi, at the University of California, Berkeley’s Seventh Annual International Islamophobia Conference in April.

Abdulhadi’s seemingly disjointed declaration was typical of the post-colonial, “intersectionality”-driven jargon of the entire conference, which sought to link the mythical plight of America’s prosperous, content Muslim population, with the struggles of every oppressed minority known to man. It was also an opportunity for two academic centers at opposite ends of the country to join forces and promote what was euphemistically referred to at the 2015 UC Berkeley conference as “Islamophobia studies.”

While UC Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) director and conference convener Hatem Bazian gave the opening remarks, John Esposito, founding director of Georgetown University’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) and project director of ACMCU’s Bridge Initiative, “a multi-year research project that connects the academic study of Islamophobia with the public square,” was the undisputed star.

More here.

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Dumb complied from even dumber….

If this is representative of the nation as a whole, we’re doomed.

h/t: Frank Gaffney (CSP)

MIT talk: “Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?”

I am so sorry I am only finding out about this now, a day late. I would have flown across the country to attend. Imagine the acrobatics Ghassan Hage had to perform in order to make this even remotely plausible, even with the audience so eager to be fooled that he undoubtedly had. On the other hand, if the dim-bulb “Islamophobia”-fearmonger Haroon Moghul (that’s right, “Dwayne”) could sell Time Magazine on the idea that “Islamophobia” is responsible for America’s crumbling infrastructure, academic audiences these days may be even stupider than I thought.

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“Is ISLAMOPHOBIA accelerating global warming?,” MIT Global Studies and Languages, May 9, 2016 (thanks to Faisal Saeed AlMutar):

The Ecology and Justice Forum In Global Studies And Languages Presents:
Ghassan Hage

Ghassan Hage is Future Generation Professor in the School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry, University of Melbourne

Introduced By Bettina Stoetzer, Global Studies And Languages
Mon. May 9
5:00 pm

This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.’

More at Jihad Watch


Always trying to appear the victim.

Jumping on Labour’s scandal of politicians (Muslims predominately) who are openly Jew haters, the Muslim Council of Britain wants the same spotlight shown on the Tories as well. The problem being, Tories and others such as UKIP, are not focusing their angst on the ethnicity/race of these questionable Muslims, but upon their relations with unsavoury members of their religion.

Jew hatred is irrational, while criticism of Islam, is not. It’s never about the colour of their ears, but about what goes on between them.

Tories must launch urgent inquiry into Islamophobia in party, Muslim Council of Britain says

The Tories risk becoming embroiled in an Islamophobia row in light of their campaign against Sadiq Khan

The Conservative party must conduct an urgent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia in its ranks, Britain’s largest Muslim representative organisation has said.

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said the party’s recent campaign for Mayor of London was punctuated by “Islamophobic” smears against both the now Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and other Muslims.

David Cameron last night apologised for having falsely claimed that south London imam Sulaiman Ghani supported the terrorist group Isis – a claim he used to attack Labour’s candidate, who had appeared on platforms with him.

The Tories were also accused of “dog whilstle racism” after describing Mr Khan as “radical”, that London would not be safe under his watch, and suggesting he had associated with extremists.

Dr Shuja Shafi, secretary general of the MCB, welcomed the PM’s apology, but said the Tories needed to conduct a full inquiry into “the extent of Islamophobia in its own ranks”.

Such a probe would run parallel to an inquiry conducted in the Labour party, which has appointed campaigner Shami Chakrabati to examine the extent of alleged antisemitism in the party.

More here. H/T:  

NOTE: Pure bull crap. While the imam may not agree (how are we to ever know) with IS’s tactics, the long term goal of subversion of the non-Islamic state is a shared goal. There are two kinds of jihad going on, violent and stealth, and every single Muslim who refuses to denounce the post-hijra phase of Mohamed’s career as a marauding warlord, is suspect.

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What a load of bull crap:

— Why else would the brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el- Bakraoui, who blew themselves up in the Brussels airport and Metro this week, feel life was not worth living and that their best course of action was to kill themselves and take as many innocent lives with them as they could?

Since 9/11, the popular rationale in the West has been that suicide bombers must be intent on becoming martyrs, heading for paradise, but I cannot accept that.

I think the brothers’ motive was far more negative — they did not want to live. Life had offered them nothing, so they rejected it.

She doesn’t know anything about these men, other than they were brothers, full of jihad and shouted allahu akbar before pushing their buttons.


— I do not discount the effects of casual racism against Muslims, of anger over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and of the spread of Islamic extremism from Saudi Arabia.

Jews, Christians and a host of other followers of religion have far more grievances than any of these muslim pukesters, and you do not see any of them demonstrating in the streets, nor strapping bombs to themselves to blow up muslims for all the wrongs committed in the Middle East against their co-religionists.

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN: Why will no one admit the way some western Muslims raise their children is fomenting terror?

Brutality begins at home. In looking for the reasons behind Tuesday’s Belgian atrocities, we have to face the fact that the ultimate cause lies in the upbringing of the killers.

And when I say ‘we’ must face it, I am talking about Muslim communities across Europe and here in Britain. It is our responsibility and we must deal with it.

I do not discount the effects of casual racism against Muslims, of anger over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and of the spread of Islamic extremism from Saudi Arabia.

All of these things are important, but just as vital is the way that Muslim families raise their children. For too long, no one has dared to say a word on this subject, but we can no longer ignore it.

Read more:


It’s high time that we make this highly unfortunate observation, that the politicization of the police has been complete, and that many of them do not represent the general interests of the civil society.

Not all have been corrupted, but it’s very telling that many of those willing to tell the truth, like emeritus professors in academia, have already left the force. They have nothing left to lose.

Rotherham Police Increase Patrols To Protect Muslims From ‘Islamophobia’, Acknowledge ‘Hate Crime’ Is Falling

Whilst acknowledging that ‘hate crimes’ fell in the town last year, Rotherham Police have promised to increase patrols as they are concerned about potential “Islamophobic attacks” after three Muslim men were convicted of grooming underage girls this week.

During the trial of the three rapists, members of the police were accused of effectively covering for the Muslim grooming gangs, who operated with impunity for over twenty years, by brokering deals with them, passing them drugs and even having sex with their underage victims themselves.

One of the accused officers was related to the three rapist brothers, convicted on Wednesday, and the police watchdog is now examining almost 200 allegedly corrupt Rotherham officers.

However, Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, the commander of Rotherham’s local policing unit, told the Guardian that they would be more vigilant in protecting the local Muslim population against a perceived threat, and would be increasing patrols across the town.

More here.


I wonder if we had such a hard time distinguishing between hardline Nazis and moderate ones?


My focus has always been on the Islam 101’ers and the silent majority who allow the former to get away with their agenda. It really is a vicious circle though, the supposed moderates claim the high moral ground while failing to exactly detail where that justification comes from. That they choose not to exclusively adhere to the post-hijra portion of the koran, does absolutely nothing to negate that portion (which conveniently supersedes pre-hijra portion) which contains most of the violence and intolerance.

We point this out, and we are immediately blamed for lumping all Muslims into the same category of radicals and extremists, when in fact, they have done that themselves. Noting the obvious shouldn’t make the bearer of these highly obvious bad tidings, the guilty party.

I have great respect for Melanie Phillips, I do however reject my (and others) disgust with outward signs of the sharia (anti-kafir/infidel jurisprudence), as signs of prejudice against Muslims. Unfortunately, she (Melanie) does not come out and detail exactly what ‘prejudice’ against Muslims she is referring to, because the (very ambiguous) just mentioned has been used by HnH as a supposed de facto sign of prejudice towards Muslims, which I totally reject as having any kind of validity whatsoever.

As I See It: Confused Jews and Islamophobia phobia

A protester from a far-right organization holds up a sign which reads "Islam Stop" during a protest

A protester from a far-right organization holds up a sign which reads “Islam Stop” during a protest against refugees in Lodz, Poland. (photo credit:REUTERS

The great struggle against radical Islam is being complicated in the West by a phobia of Islamophobia.

Of course, prejudice against Muslims should be condemned. But the accusation of Islamophobia confuses prejudice with legitimate criticism of Islam and concerns about Islamic extremism.

An example of this has surfaced in Britain with the publication by an organization called Hope not Hate (HnH), titled, “The Counter-Jihad Movement: Anti-Muslim Hatred from the Margins to the Mainstream.”

This document profiles 920 organizations and individuals in 22 countries. It says that they make no distinction between moderate Muslims and extremists, that they are “mainstreaming” anti-Muslim hatred, and that their “anti-Muslim rhetoric poisons the political discourse sometimes with deadly effect.”

Outrageously, the document links neo-Nazi and fascist groups with Middle East scholars such as Dr. Daniel Pipes and even with courageous Muslim reformers such as Dr.Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, and stellar counter- jihadists such as the Somalian campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

A number of these counter-jihadists already live under a permanent Islamist threat to their lives. Yet, astoundingly, HnH accuses them of spreading anti-Muslim hatred.

I, too, am included in this grotesque list, even though I have repeatedly acknowledged the many millions of Muslims who are neither extreme nor violent and emphasized that the Islamist perspective is merely one interpretation of Islam. Moreover, I am described as a “supporter of Israel” – as if it is axiomatic that Israel supporters will be Muslim-bashers.

More here.


NOTE: I too am included on their stupid list, which I claim as a badge of honor, and only in years to come when the maroons and buffoons of this age are long gone, with more clearer thinking individuals parsing through all the BS leveled at those of us in the Counter-Jihad (defenders of classical Western liberalism) will we be exonerated, and buffoons like those at HnH, relegated to the ash heap of history.


Marko Juntunen shills for the OIC.

Yeah, right, “religion, according to the survey, had a surprisingly minor role in radicalization.” This is the kind of non serious ‘research’ churned out by the hacks of the Finnish academy. No serious minded person would ever believe any of the nonsense they come up with.

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Back in 2008, the then sec-gen of the OIC, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, visited Helsinki to participate in a seminar panel arranged by the UPI (The Finnish Institute of Foreign Affairs) titled “Islam in Europe” with researcher Marko Juntunen and Raimo Väyrynen.

During the Q&A period of the event I asked how he could he and his organization claim to be a bridge between the Islamic world and the West, when its own members promote the most wretched antisemitism/Jew hatred since the Nazis?

He answered: “We are not anti-Semitic, (unclear) believing in moderacy and decency as part of my belief, my doctrine, I am a Muslim, and when I pray, I pray for all prophets including Moses, Jesus and Mohamed.”

OIC ishanoglu

His denial of Muslim and Islamic inspired antisemitism went without one syllable in rebuttal, let alone of condemnation from researcher Marko Juntunen, who just sat there next to him like he was completely oblivious as to what just transpired. So it’s highly amusing (and nauseating) for me to see him join in on the bandwagon hyping supposed islamofauxbia as reason why Muslims are joining the jihad against the infidels.

Researchers cite Islamophobia and world politics as radicalisation factors

Academics at Tampere and Helsinki universities say that Islamophobia and global politics are prime factors in the radicalisation of people who have left Finland to fight in Iraq and Syria. Their interim report on polarisation and radicalisation in Finland was published on Tuesday.

Syyrian hallituksen ilmaiskujen jälkiä Doumassa 30. lokakuuta.
War in Syria has grabbed the attention of some Muslims in Finland. Image: Mohammed Badra / EPA

An atmosphere perceived as hostile to Muslims and strong opinions about world politics are the main reasons Finnish fighters have left to join conflicts in Iraq and Syria, according to new research from Helsinki and Tampere universities.

Researchers Karin Creutz, Marko Juntunen and Juha Saarinen interviewed some 20 people with links to people who had left to fight—but not the fighters themselves. They also collected material from Twitter and Facebook.

They found that marginalisation and hostility towards Muslims were the main factors in radicalisation in Finland.

Creutz, a researcher at the University of Helsinki’s Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN), and a PhD candidate in sociology at the Department of Social Research, told Yle that religious background seemed to be nearly irrelevant.

“Nobody in our research database is from a very religious family,” she said. “Some are converts and some are from fairly secular Muslim families. This factor plays a really minor role.”

The lack of a forum for open discussion was also problematic, according to researchers, with a lack of trust in Finnish society making it difficult to discuss issues and pushing young people towards extremist groups.

Researchers found that radicalised youth perceive global politics as unjust, and feel a duty to defend people they see as their oppressed Muslim kin. They feel that only Muslims’ actions in conflict areas are condemned, and that the term ‘terrorist’ is defined by western discourses.

“Atmosphere in Finland changed radically in three years”

Researchers also found that experience of racism also helped people decide to leave to fight in the Middle East.

“The interviewees felt that the atmosphere in Finland has changed radically beginning in the early 2000s and especially in the past three years,” notes Creutz. “They feel that nowadays anyone can say absolutely anything on social media.”

The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) estimates that at least 70 people have left Finland to fight in Syria and Iraq between 2012 and 2015.


NOTE: It never occurs to these researchers that one of the job descriptions for these jihadists once they make it back home, is to become bald faced liars for the cause. Hype up marginalization, racism and fraudulent ”islamofauxbia” as the reason for their joining the jihad in the first place.

Cluebat for Juntunen and Creutz, it’s Islam 101 that’s the reason for their ”radicaliztion”, getting to know the full mohamed makes them that way.


Well we don’t have to call for one, Islamic State is busy performing it.

james wilson islanic reformation

These people (the Left and faux conservatives) are dumber than dirt, and what’s worrisome, is that being dumber than dirt, doesn’t mean that they can’t get lots and lots of people killed and destroy societies in the process.

You can read his drivel here.

A side note: I do not believe that an Islamic “reformation/Islamic enlightenment” is even possible, since the muslims have the benefit of historical hindsight and know exactly where it will lead, pluralist, democratic societies with freedom of conscience and individual liberty (at least for awhile).

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All the more reason to call it “islamofauxbia”.

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While actual (very stupid) crimes of violence do occur on occasion, like ripping at a veil, tossing pigs feet into a mosque, desecrating potential grounds slotted for mosque building, the actual term is highly disingenuous. It’s akin to the Left using “assault weapons” & “automatic weapons” when describing an AR15, when it is neither. No such weapon is allowed for sale to the general public.

NOTE: While it would still be wrong, I doubt that very many would have problems with people accosting neo-nazis, like grabbing at their swastika armbands, nor a host of other measures deemed highly offensive by avowed followers of German national socialism. Nope, I would find very few people who would be upset by that, no matter how wrong it was.
FBI crime table on offenses toward religious groups


And guess what? He doesn’t like it one bit!

mufti monkey gets taste of own medicine 20.11.2015

I first saw this on FB courtesy of Warren Raymond.

It’s highly fitting, ironic and predictable that the “Grand Mufti” gets his knickers tied into knots over being supposedly compared to a monkey (he wasn’t, just compared to what the infamous monkey was noted for), since he’s referred to Jews (invoking the koranic scripture) as is encapsulated in koran 5:60 that Jews were transformed into apes and pigs, and has been used to defame them ever since.

Scholar of Islamic anti-semitism, Dr.Andrew Bostom, writes in an article on the deposed Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian president, Morsi:

The theological basis for Morsi’s conspiratorial, dehumanizing allegations against the Jews is a central antisemitic motif in the Koran which decrees an eternal curse upon them for purportedly slaying the prophets, and transgressing against the will of Allah (Koran 2:61, and 2:9091, reiterated at 3:112). It should be noted that Koran 3:112 is featured before the pre-amble to Hamas’ foundational Covenant.  This central motif is coupled to Koranic verses 5:60, and 5:78, which describe the Jews transformation into apes and swine (5:60), or simply apes, (i.e. verses 2:65 and 7:166), having been “…cursed by the tongue of David, and Jesus, Mary’s son” (5:78). According to the earliest sacralized, pious Muslim biographies of Muhammad (by Ibn Ishaq and Ibn Saad),  just before subduing the Medinan Jewish tribe Banu Qurayza, and orchestrating the mass execution of their adult males, Islam’s prophet invoked  this striking Koranic motif for the Jews debasement,  addressing these Jews, with hateful disparagement, as “You brothers of apes.” Muhammad himself also repeats the Koranic curse upon the Jews in a canonical hadith (Sunan Abu Dawoud, Book 37, Number 4322), “He [Muhammad] then recited the verse [5:78]: ‘…curses were pronounced on those among the children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary’ .”

NOTE: Whether you and I, or others believe it means what it says or doesn’t, the history of that verse(s) and Islamic textual references are amazingly clear, it is used as a debasement for Jews and also for Christians. The Mufti being a pious muslim, has undoubtedly used that reference as well.

Australian newspaper publishes image of Muslim leader Grand Mufti Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed as a monkey

The Daily Telegraph in Sydney used the ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ illustration on its front page on Wednesday

An Australian newspaper has prompted outrage after it chose to publish a front-page illustration of the Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed mocked up as a monkey.

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph used three images of the Muslim leader, who was born in Egypt, based on the famous “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” triptych.

But in replacing the monkeys with Dr Mohamed, and adding the words: “Sees no problem, hears no concerns, speaks no English”, alongside the headline: “The unwise Mufti”, the newspaper has been branded “Islamophobic” by some on social media.

More here.

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Read the the leftist story and you’ll get the gist of the headline I chose…….

If your chosen ideology is giving you heartache because of overwhelming rejection by the host society due to its totalitarian nature, head for the nearest campus “safe space” with all the rest of the illiberal crybabies.

Islamophobia is giving Muslims mental disorders, studies suggest

Published: November 18, 2015
'Discriminatory behaviour towards Muslims is the largest contributing factor to their deteriorating mental health' PHOTO: THE ODYSSEY ONLINE

‘Discriminatory behaviour towards Muslims is the largest contributing factor to their deteriorating mental health’ PHOTO: THE ODYSSEY ONLINE

Muslims around the world have to deal with a spate of hate comments everytime there’s a terrorist attack by self-proclaimed guardians of Islam. Researchers say the negative reaction following such attacks is taking a toll on the mental and physical health of Muslim-Americans.

Hardly surprising.

A report published in ThinkProgress quotes a 2012 study by a group of Norwegian psychology professors: ”Studies have shown that many Muslims not only experience religious discrimination in their daily lives, but are fully aware of their devalued position in society.”

American Muslims fear a new wave of Islamophobia

The report also states that the discriminatory behaviour Muslims have to deal with on a daily basis is the largest contributing factor to the deteriorating mental health of Muslims living in the US.

More here if you have to you.

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‘Muslim Merkel’ German TV image causes outrage

German TV network accused of Islamophobia for producing mock-up image of “Muslim Merkel”, as Pegida shows resurgence with 9,000-strong rally

ARD television broadcast a mocked-up picture of Mrs Merkel wearing a chador against a backdrop of the Reichstag surrounded by minarets

ARD television broadcast a mocked-up picture of Mrs Merkel wearing a chador Photo: ARD

An image of Angela Merkel wearing a traditional Iranian Islamic headscarf has caused controversy in Germany.

ARD television was inundated with complaints after it broadcast a mocked-up picture of Mrs Merkel wearing the garment, known as a chador, against a backdrop of the Reichstag surrounded by minarets.

A Pegida supporter wears a burqa during a rally in DresdenA Pegida supporter wears a burqa during a rally in Dresden  Photo: AFP

The image was shown during a debate on the refugee crisis on Report from Berlin, a Newsnight-style programme, and was intended to be satirical, the broadcaster claimed.

‘We consider this satirical form of representation to be in keeping with our journalistic values’
ARD Television

“This is not constructive journalism. Ugh!” read one comment on the programme’s Facebook page.

“The mood turns because of such defamation and propaganda. So yes it’s true: integration cannot succeed.”

The broadcaster defended the use of the image. “Of course it was also the of this artwork to provoke and polarise opinion,” it said in a statement.

“We consider this satirical form of representation to be in keeping with our journalistic values. We reject any insinuation that we would operate Islamophobic propaganda.”

More here


A mixing of apples with oranges.

Any move taken to reject totalitarian islam in our modern, pluralist societies is seen as ”anti-muslim bigotry”, regardless of the facts that surround that highly toxic ideology. Jews and Judaism are not oppressing anyone, Muslims and Islam, are, and has been since its inception. Therein lies the difference, and conflating the two, proves to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that the EU is not interested in combating Jew-hatred at all.

EU Commission urges to fight anti-Muslim prejudice

EU Commission urges to fight anti-Muslim prejudice

New research points to rising level of anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim prejudice in Europe

World Bulletin / News Desk

The European Commission wants EU member states to penalize hate speech, as verbal and physical violence against Muslims are on the rise in Europe.

A Eurobarometer public opinion survey reported on Thursday that Muslims suffer from the lowest levels of social acceptance among all religious groups.

The EU Fundamental Rights Agency survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews also showed a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe, with 73 percent of respondents saying they felt anti-Semitism online has become worse over the last five years.

Speaking at the first seminar on combatting anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred in Brussels on Thursday, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: “The horrific events in Paris and Copenhagen at the beginning of this year have made clear the need for urgent action.”

“In these times of crisis, the capacity of our society for tolerance and inclusion is put to the test,” he said. “Anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred, although very different in history, origins and impact, are both manifestations of this challenge.”

More here. H/T: Sheik Yer Mami (PBUH)