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MSM: ‘Ordinary’ Arab-Islamic bigots are “protesters”

September 11, 2011

MSM: ‘Ordinary’ Arab-Islamic bigots are “protesters”

When the MSM calls ‘ordinary’ Islamofascism – “protest”

It’s quite sickening when I watch BBC, CNN and others. Describing the anti-Israel vandals in Egypt [Sep. 2011] as “innocent protesters.”

As if the ‘ordinary’ Islamo-Arabs lay out specific demands, certain details to be met.

Let’s not skid off the truth, Israel is not welcome at all, in its entirety, even if Israel would spend the whole day giving candies to the Arabs.
Speaking of ‘giving.’ What exactly was the outcome when Israel gave, for example, Gaza, whereas Arab-Palestinians, never in history ‘had’ anything in the area – as a matter of fact? Only more Islamization, more Hamas acceptance [which was voted in following Israel’s give-away] and pro-violence that targets innocent civilians, especially Israeli children. So let’s not fool ourselves that Israeli’s so-called “policies” are the real reasons.

Of course there will always be incidents [Arab-Palestinians have quite an easy job in creating incidents, all they have to do is shoot behind civilians upon Israelis], which will serve as matches. But the gasoline is there, “Arab children are taught hatred of the Jews from their mother’s milk”* *.

Or as a writer has put it:

Their complaints are pure hypocrisy anyway. The Islamic world does not hate Israel because they care about the human rights of the Palestinians. If they cared about human rights they would have human rights in their own countries. The Islamic world hates Israel because, well, essentially because they are Jews. If they were Muslims, doing exactly the same things, no one in the Arab world would care. The main reason people focus on Israel is because it involves Jews.

Fact is, as a writer in the WSJ writes: Muslim Judeophobia is not-as is commonly claimed-a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main “root causes.” It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel’s creation.

Speaking of Islamism -specifically- in Egypt, Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: The Jews Are the Enemies of Muslims Regardless of the Occupation of Palestine,… they are infidels

Take for example the cruel long Arab-Islamic racist boycott of Israel. Portrayed in MSM as some “activism…”

This antecedent movement is unabashedly anti-Semitic and racist, having started with a de facto boycott as early as 1922 against Jewish interests, not Israeli interests, 26 years prior to the establishment of the State of Israel.

The Arab League Council formally instated a boycott on December 2, 1945: “Jewish products and manufactured goods shall be considered undesirable to the Arab countries”. That, might I remind you, is a little less than 3 years before the establishment of the State of Israel and 22 years before the “occupation” began following the 6-Day War in 1967.
The Arab-League Boycott and the modern DFI are not one in the same; however, they share the same ideological roots of racism and anti-Semitism towards anyone from Israel. During the initial years of the Arab-League Boycott, all products, whether made by Jew or Arab were boycotted…

Author:

Despite Israel’s lack of importance and despite the weakness of the moral charges against it, Israel is an outcast. Israeli nationalism – Zionism – has been declared racism. The Arab League enforces secondary and tertiary boycotts against Israel. Jews may not enter Saudi Arabia, except for American soldiers. Malaysia forbids the performance of “Jewish” music. This endless policy of boycott and non-recognition is officially the policy of most Arab states. Countries like Libya… Saudi Arabia have never suggested that they would make peace if Israel did X or Y or Z. Their opposition to Israel, supported by leftists everywhere in the world, is one of permanent enmity. Since such a stance excludes the possibility of peace, it is implicitly genocidal and therefore radically evil.

In a classical example, an ardent anti-Israel “advocate”, who has -for a long time- called for a boycott of Israeli goods, jumped to the next step by calling (in 2009): “Do not buy anything from businesses run by the Jewish community.”


Arab cartoons portray Jews [not just “Israelis”] as non-humans. Influenced much by hate sermons along the Islamic “apes and pigs” * canard.



Best selling author:

It’s about the bigotry … Make no mistake: Arab racism is killing Jews. These bigoted myths and conspiracy theories brainwash Palestinian children to commit suicide bombings against Jews. Innocent children play death games, such as collecting “martyr” cards with pictures of suicide bombers.”

The Goliath Arab-Islamic Jew-hatred [anti-Semitism] is sad, horrifying. Suffice to see some translations from Arabic in MEMRI and in ADL’s documentation.* * *.


Conclusion: to the MSM, quit politicizing their deep blind hatred. There will never be peace as ,long as hate-education exist – the real problem. It may be more against Jews but it never stops there. An inscription in Arabic written on a picture of the PLO flag was drawn on a church top near the platform where the bishop spoke. It read: ‘On Saturday we [the Muslims] shall kill the Jews and on Sunday we shall kill the Christians’. In fact the Muslims of the region have long referred derisively and threateningly to the ‘Saturday people’ and the ‘Sunday people’.

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Louis Farrakhan / Nation of Islam: Hatred, racism – Fascism – Pro-slavery – Advocating genocide

March 6, 2011

Louis Farrakhan / Nation of Islam: Hatred, racism – Fascism – Pro-slavery – Advocating genocide


Louis Farrakhan / Nation of Islam:



NATION OF ISLAM’S LOUIS FARRAKHAN = ANTI-WHITE ANTI-JEWISH ANTI-CATHOLIC RACIST, BIGOT



New York Magazine – Oct 7, 1985 – Page 16
Vol. 18, No. 39 – 152 pages – Magazine – Full view

Rather than follow the son, Farrakhan took up the elder Muhammad’s call — that blacks originally ruled the world and would soon regain control from the white ” devils.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=ZckBAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA16


Demagogues: Brothers in Bigotry – TIME Oct 14, 1985 … After Farrakhan laced a + speech in Los Angeles last month with racist remarks, Mayor Tom Bradley condemned the Black Muslim’s “dangerous” …
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,960084,00.html


Hate, prejudice, and racism – Page 227 Milton Kleg – SUNY Press, 1993 – 317 pages
After Warith Deen’s faction eventually dissolved, Farrakhan became the undisputed leader of the Nation of Islam. To the anti- white racism of his predecessor, Farrakhan added a heaping dose of anti-Semitism, blaming Jews for..
http://books.google.com/books?id=yKrrSa7WqNwC&pg=PA227


To Our Readers: Feb. 28, 1994 – TIME Feb 28, 1994…
The decision to pursue an in-depth investigation of this subject was prompted by the anti-Semitic and otherwise racist speech that Farrakhan’s aide, Khallid Muhammad, gave at Kean College in New Jersey. The story was newsworthy in large part because it came just as some mainstream black groups were attempting to form a constructive alliance with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. News of the speech loosed a flash flood of reportage and commentary on the subject, and at that time we began the kind of weeks-long investigation a cover story like this one requires. At the same time, we published an article on one telling aspect of the larger story: the fact that some black leaders were offended when whites called on them to denounce racism in other black leaders…
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,980247,00.html

Amazon.com: TIMEN FEBRUARY 28, 1994: MINISTRY OF RAGE, LOUIS FARRAKHAN SPEWS RACIST VENOM AT JEWS AND ALL OF WHITE AMERICA AND VARIOUS ARTICLES

http://www.amazon.com/TIMEN-FEBRUARY-28-1994-FARRAKHAN/dp/B004N4AE50

Louis Farrakhan: Pride and Prejudice – TIME
Feb 28, 1994 … To get closer to them, Farrakhan must abandon his racist doctrine. But can he? Apart from his historical beliefs about Jews and business …
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,980233-8,00.html


Farrakhan Causes National Controversy
Farrakhan’s call for separatism and his assertion of black racial supremacy have caused many problems for the multicultural America. …
http://www.iearn.org/hgp/aeti/1994-farrakhan.html


Online NewsHour: Million Man March – October 13, 1995
… Louis Farrakhan is the apostle of black racism and anti-semitism. He represents a philosophy of a black nation within a nation.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/race_relations/race_relations_10-13b.html


CNN – Controversy picks up pace – Oct. 16, 1995
Oct 16, 1995 … They had some support from others: “I agree Louis Farrakhan is a racist. He says white people are children of the devil. …
http://www-cgi.cnn.com/US/9510/megamarch/10-15/pm/index.html


CNN – Reaction to Clinton’s speech varies – Oct. 17, 1995
Oct 17, 1995 … “Farrakhan is a racist and anti-Semite, unhinged by hate. He has no place in American public life, and all who would lead must say so.” …
http://www-cgi.cnn.com/US/9510/megamarch/10-16/clinton/update/index.html


CNN – Million Man March – Oct. 17, 1995
… Farrakhan has been branded a racist, separatist, sexist and anti-Semite. Farrakhan’s rhetoric has not been tempered by the popularity of the …
http://www.cnn.com/US/9510/megamarch/10-17/notebook/index.html


THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON: THE REACTION;With Farrakhan Speaking, a …Oct 17, 1995 … Farrakhan is a racist. He is unhinged by hate. He has no place in American public life and all who lead must say so.” …
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/17/us/march-washington-reaction-with-farrakhan-speaking-chorus-gop-critics-joins.html


THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON: THE GENERAL;Powell Praises Marchers, But Denounces Farrakhan

…Oct 17, 1995 … General Colin L. Powell said today that he deplored Louis Farrakhan’s “racist and anti-Semitic expressions,” but he praised the Million Man …

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F00E0D91039F934A25753C1A963958260


Nation’s Campuses Confront An Expanding Racial Divide – NYTimes.com Oct 25, 1995
… In interviews, blacks generally said that the outrage of whites over the Simpson verdict and their tendency to view the Million Man March simply in terms of Louis Farrakhan’s involvement was evidence of how ingrained white racism is.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A02E2D91E39F936A15753C1A963958260&pagewanted=all


frontline: the two nations of black america: interview with eldridge cleaver [1997]… GATES: We were talking about black leadership. What’s your take on the Million Man March and Minister Farrakhan?


CLEAVER: I think the Million Man March will go down in history as the defining episode for a generation of people and I know Minister Farrakhan personally and have known him for years. And my overall decision on Farrakhan is that the Afro-American people are not going to follow him anywhere and as General Colin Powell said in his famous commencement address at Howard University, he said that after what we’ve been through and after coming this far we cannot afford to take a detour through the swamps of hatred and that is the Achilles heel of Farrakhan is that the doctrine of the Nation of Islam is a racist doctrine and the Afro-American people are not racist people. We are anti-racist people.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/race/interviews/ecleaver2.html


Editorials on file: Volume 27
 Facts on File, Inc – 1996 – Snippet view – Page 304
Farrakhan, once regarded as a leading advocate of black separatism, had been accused by critics of being anti-Semitic and racist. Farrakhan’ s trip was criticized by some US black leaders, including Randall Robinson,.. group TransAfrica, who had said Farrakhan had given comfort to oppressive governments in Nigeria and Sudan, it was reported Feb. 25
http://books.google.com/books?&id=mM5AAQAAIAAJ&dq=robinson


The Catholic world report: Volume 6
(Ignatius Press,) 1996 – Snippet view (Page 55)
You participated in the Million Man March on Washington last October, led by Black Muslim leader Louis Farra- khan. Why? Isn’t Farrakhan a racist and anti- Catholic?
http://books.google.com/books?&id=zN0tAAAAYAAJ&dq=farra


The One-Man March
Feb 8, 1998 … Among his favored targets are Malcolm X, Spike Lee, Louis Farrakhan — ”our most highly respected racist and all-purpose lunatic” — and …
http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/02/08/reviews/980208.08goodmat.html


The Farrakhan phenomenon: race, reaction, and the paranoid style in American politics
– Page 313
 Robert Singh – [Georgetown University Press,] 1997 – 340 pages – Preview
Preaching racial reconciliation, Farrakhan practices a politics of polarization and division; proselytizing for racial comity, he advances mutual racial animus; proclaiming his boundless humanitarian love, he readily capitalizes upon
http://books.google.com/books?id=ZUrdJhtBbAMC&pg=PA313


Books: Indignant Sanity – TIME
Nov 22, 1999 … They have, he says, left the articulation of the African-American case to black racists and demagogues (Louis Farrakhan, for example) and to …
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,992633,00.html


BBC News | UK | Opponents attack Farrakhan ruling
Jul 31, 2001 … The government and anti-racist groups have condemned a High Court decision to allow controversial US black political leader Louis Farrakhan …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1466232.stm


Nation of Islam | Southern Poverty Law CenterFarrakhan’s racist venom continued, to the point that he was banned in 1986 from entering the United Kingdom, where officials cited concerns for racial …

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/nation-of-islam


War and slavery in Sudan – Page 161 Jok Madut Jok – University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001 – 211 pages
it is common knowledge that the Nation of Islam receives considerable financial assistance from Sudan and Libya…
http://books.google.com/books?id=SAs9Ch9iyRQC&pg=PA161


UK moves to bar U.S. activist – CNN
Mar 12, 2002 … Farrakhan, a father of nine, has been dubbed a “black racist” after using inflammatory language in speeches.


He has described whites as “devils” and Judaism as a “gutter religion” with Jews being called “bloodsuckers” who got rich by oppressing blacks.


In a statement issued after the High Court decision, Blunkett said: “As Home Secretary it is my responsibility to ensure that people who are likely to be a threat to public order in this country are excluded.


“I continue to think that Mr Farrakhan, were he to come here, would be a threat to public order.”
http://articles.cnn.com/2002-03-12/world/uk.farrakhan_1_louis-farrakhan-high-court-britain?_s=PM:WORLD


Conspiracy theories in American history: an encyclopedia: Volume 1 – Page 248
 Peter Knight – [ABC-CLIO,] 2003 – 925 pages
He has also been accused of more general racism toward white people for his adherence to many of the teachings of … A firm proponent of race separatism, Farrakhan has preached the evils of blacks marrying nonblacks (and whites in particular). Farrakhan also invokes well-worn images of conspiracy in his rhetoric, including references to Masonic orders
http://books.google.com/books?id=qMIDrggs8TsC&pg=PA248


American voices: an encyclopedia of contemporary orators – Page 158
Bernard K. Duffy, Richard W. Leeman – 2005 – 486 pages – Google eBook – Preview
Implicit in this explicit acknowledgment of past wrongs is the rhetorical shift which Farrakhan uses to reconstitute his white audience: a repudiation of the Nation of Islam’s depiction of whites as “devils” and inherently evil,

http://books.google.com/books?id=dqEOLyqYz2EC&pg=PA158


BBC NEWS | Americas | Louis Farrakhan reveals illness
Sep 23, 2006 … Louis Farrakhan is one of America’s most famous black men … Even the overtly racist Gadaffi is shamelessly lionized. This is just another …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/5372918.stm


My religion is a distraction, says Muslim poised to enter Congress …Sep 24, 2006… with the Nation of Islam, the radical group that promotes black rights and whose leader, Louis Farrakhan, has made racist statements. …
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1529700/My-religion-is-a-distraction-says-Muslim-poised-to-enter-Congress.html


Christopher Hitchens – An Atheist Responds – washingtonpost.com
Jul 14, 2007 … Isn’t it true that Louis Farrakhan’s crackpot racist group gets young people off drugs? Doesn’t Hamas claim to provide social services to the downtrodden? If you credit any one religion with motivating good deeds, how (without declaring yourself to be sectarian) can you avoid crediting them all? And is not endless warfare between the faiths to be added to the list of horrors I just mentioned? Just look at how the “faith-based” are behaving in today’s Iraq…
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/13/AR2007071301461.html


Richard Cohen – Obama’s Farrakhan Test – washingtonpost.com
Jan 15, 2008 … Maybe for Wright and some others, Farrakhan “epitomized greatness.” For most Americans, though, Farrakhan epitomizes racism, particularly in the form of anti-Semitism. Over the years, he has compiled an awesome record of offensive statements, even denigrating the Holocaust by falsely attributing it to Jewish cooperation with Hitler — “They helped him get the Third Reich on the road.” His history is a rancid stew of lies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/14/AR2008011402083.html


The Farrakhan factor – Washington Times
Mar 4, 2008 … Q: Do you accept the support of Louis Farrakhan? (The question arose because the longtime racist and anti-Semitic leader of the racist and …
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/mar/4/the-farrakhan-factor/



44 – Obama Decries Farrakhan Statements
Jan 15, 2008 … “I decry racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the anti- Semitic statements made by Minister Farrakhan,” Obama said in the statement….

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/01/obama-decries-farrakhan-statem-1.html


BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Dutch MP refused entry to Britain
Feb 12, 2009 … Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan barred on the grounds that his allegedly racist and anti-Semitic views could threaten public order …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7885918.stm


Encyclopedia of American religious history: Volume 1 – Page 400
Edward L. Queen, Stephen R. Prothero, Gardiner H. Shattuck – 2009 – 1200 pages – Preview
When Malcolm broke with the NOI, Farrakhan replaced him as national representative and also led the attack upon Malcolm within the … His references to “white devils” and his avowed racial separatism also brought him much attention.

http://books.google.com/books?id=u-_6P2rMy2wC&pg=PA400


Look who’s talking – Washington Times
Jul 20, 2010 … What I have seen are some other more obvious representations of racism: Louis Farrakhan’s assertions that whites are “devils” and that Jews are “hook-nosed liars, murderers and thieves,” while calling for their extermination; Malik Shabbaz’s and New Black Panther Party’s intimidation of white poll watchers and voters; NBPP instructions to “kill some crackers [and] white babies”(I think that is illegal); The NAACP lobby for legislation that benefits only black people, at the expense of other ethnicities; Obama’s assumption that a white cop assaulted Professor Gates due to skin color, his reference to “typical white people” or considering minorities incapable of succeeding, without ethnically discriminatory government benefits.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2010/jul/20/look-whos-talking/



Is NAACP blind to Farrakhan & Co.? The Nation of Islam is built on racism and lies. Stanley Crouch. Monday, July 19th 2010, 4:00 AM …

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/07/19/2010-07-19_is_naacp_blind_to_farrakhan__co.html


‘A Decade of Activism’‎

The Link – Christina Bell – Feb 15, 2011


Farrakhan has been accused of making racist statements against Jews and whites several times. King took pains to distance himself from Farrakhan and to downplay Farrakhan’s current role in civil rights activism.
http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/1034


Louis Farrakhan Continues Anti-Semitic Campaign At Annual Saviours’ Day Conference

New York, NY, March 1, 2011 …


Anti-Defamation League (press release)


Farrakhan, who has a long history of anti-Semitic and racist statements, addressed the Nation of Islam’s 2011 Saviours’ Day convention at the Allstate Arena …
http://www.adl.org/PresRele/NatIsl_81/5987_81.htm


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FARRAKHAN = SUPPORTING RACIST SLAVERY BY ARAB-MUSLIMS


Farrakhan and the Sudan slave trade
NY Spartacist Workers Vanguard, 2 February 1996
…Farrakhan’s support to the Sudanese slave masters is yet another example of his utterly reactionary program and purpose…
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/33/170.html


Slavery Is an Issue Again – New York Times… of Sudan in a black slave trade — and about the support that Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, has voiced for the Sudanese Government.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9c07e5d91439f937a15750c0a960958260


Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam on Slavery in the Sudan
Slavery in the Sudan has come to increasing public attention during the country’s 16 year war waged by the Muslim north against the black Christian south
Despite mounting evidence pointing to the disturbing reality of Black enslavement in the Sudan, Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam maintain ties with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and leader of Sudan’s ruling party, Hassan al-Turabi. Under this leadership, the country has become a base for Islamic extremist terrorism, and Muslim enslavement of Sudanese Blacks has persisted.
The Minister refuses to condemn the current regime regarding this atrocity occurring in Africa to his fellow Blacks.
http://www.adl.org/issue_nation_of_islam/farrakhan_and_slavery_in_sudan.asp


Editorials on file: Volume 27
 Facts on File, Inc – 1996 – Snippet view (Page 310)
But of special concern to them should be Mr. Farrakhan’s relationship with the Sudanese government, not just because Sudan is engaged in the export of terrorism, but also because the inhuman practice of chattel slavery is a thriving …
http://books.google.com/books?&id=mM5AAQAAIAAJ&dq=chattel


Slavery in Sudan Proof for Farrakhan: World action needed to end …Jun 18, 1996 … “WHERE IS THE PROOF?” asked Minister Louis Farrakhan of the …… Slavery in Sudan Proof for Farrakhan: World action needed to end trade … they could raid Dinka villages and remove support for the rebels. ..
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1996-06-18/news/1996170065_1_slavery-in-sudan-sudanese-government-southern-sudan


The modern African state: quest for transformation – Page 159
 Godfrey Mwakikagile – 2001 – 251 pages – Preview
of the London-based opposition newspaper, Sudan Democratic Gazette. He was holding the latter position when he … As he told his listeners: “I would have expected Farrakhan to keep quiet about the issue of slavery, not to deny it…
http://books.google.com/books?id=zw6PgwJVaMwC&pg=PA159


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FASCIST LOUIS FARRAKHAN, NATION OF ISLAM


 Black leadership – Page 176
 Manning Marable – 1998 – 238 pages – Google eBook – Preview
Farrakhan’s racial fundamentalism has unmistakable parallels with fascist and white racist ideologies and organizations.
http://books.google.com/books?id=cxLIXDaKMmYC&pg=PA176


Race in the global era: African Americans at the millennium – Page 203
 Clarence Lusane – 1997 – 255 pages – Preview
Like Marcus Garvey, Farrakhan has wed an anti-democratic, conformist and morally repressive program to a superficial race militancy that gives it the feel of populist radicalism. This is the kernel of fascism, and Farrak- han’s view of the world is truly fascist. His vision for organization of black American life is racist, authoritarian, sexist, homophobic, and theocratic.” Reed’s critique is harsh, but not inaccurate.
http://books.google.com/books?id=C8_4qrrD3l0C&pg=PA203


What About the Nation of Islam’s Historical Ties to Fascism?
Published: February 23, 1994


It was widely reported when Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, suspended Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who told an audience at Kean College of New Jersey that Jews are bloodsuckers, gays are sissies, and the Pope is a cracker.


Mr. Farrakhan rebuked the manner in which Mr. Muhammad delivered his message, but Mr. Farrakhan reaffirmed the “truths” of that message! Reporters speculate if this is a repudiation of bigotry or not. But they are silent about the history of the Nation of Islam on these subjects.


In the early 1960’s, at a large gathering of the Nation of Islam, the featured speaker was Elijah Muhammad, its leader. But the speaker just before him, addressing Elijah Muhammad’s followers, was George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party.


In the early 1960’s Malcolm X, as a Nation of Islam spokesman, mocked the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. At the height of civil rights protest Malcolm traveled to the South, not to partake in civil rights protest, but to negotiate with leaders of the Ku Klux Klan on how to thwart the struggle for civil rights. This scene is omitted from Spike Lee’s film and from the recent PBS documentary on Malcolm X.
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/23/opinion/l-what-about-the-nation-of-islam-s-historical-ties-to-fascism-275972.html


Rev. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam – PublicEye.org – The …Many of the key elements of a fascist political movement are present in the NOI, including theories of racial nationalism, racial superiority, organic leadership, and the appropriateness of authoritarian measures in support of public safety and security. The Fruit of Islam who surround Farrakhan as bodyguards reflect an attachment to military trappings, and help build a cult of personality around Minister Farrakhan himself. The demagoguery of Farrakhan and some of his key lieutenants periodically strays into scapegoating of Jews as evil conspirators. And if congruence with key elements of fascism is not alone persuasive, consider that members of the Nation of Islam have at times cooperated with white U.S. fascists around a shared interest in racial separatism and racial nationalism… dangerous… are the themes of authoritarianism and racial nationalism which underlie racial organicism. Reed warns that “because of his organization and ideology, however, Farrakhan more than his predecessors throws into relief the dangerous, fascistic presumptions inscribed at the foundation of that model.”
http://www.publiceye.org/rightwoo/rwooz9-36.html


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ADVOCATING GENOCIDE

Khalid Abdul Muhammad

In recent years, the words and deeds of Khalid Abdul Muhammad have been the focus of increasing public attention. A former national spokesman for the Nation of Islam (NOI), Muhammad’s outspoken rhetoric is exceedingly confrontational. His supporters seem to view his hateful diatribes as expressions of rage that traditional Black leaders are unable or unwilling to deliver; however, his numerous appearances at universities and rallies have proven to be little more than a platform for his virulent anti-Semitism and racism.


By 1985, Muhammad had become one of Minister Louis Farrakhan’s most trusted advisors in the Nation of Islam. He accompanied Farrakhan on fund-raising trips to Libya, where he became well acquainted with Muammar el-Qaddafi. Muhammad’s dedication to Farrakhan and to the racist message of the NOI eventually secured him the title of national spokesman.


The start of Muhammad’s notoriety was marked by a speech at New Jersey’s Kean College in November 1993. He referred to Jews as “bloodsuckers,” called for the genocide of white people, and demeaned both Pope John Paul II and homosexuals.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/Khalid.html

New Black Panther Party (NBPP): Islamism, racism, violence, hatred

July 7, 2010



New Black Panther Party (NBPP): Islamism, racism, violence, hatred




New Panthers’ war on whites | Newsnet 14



Oct, 2008



Shabazz is chairman of the New Black Panther Party’s Philadelphia chapter. In black beret atop dreadlocks and a black military uniform, he spends most weekdays near City Hall condemning “crackers” and exhorting black passers-by to rise up against their “slavemasters” – and to give him $2 for the party’s semi-annual newspaper.



He is one of the most recognizable black militants in a city known, since the days of MOVE, for its vocal black-extremism community.



The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors hate activity globally, listed the New Black Panther Party as among the most active and tough-talking of black-separatist groups.



Black Hebrews also have grown increasingly active in recent years, according to the SPLC, especially in Philadelphia, where robed street preachers shout out their beliefs daily near City Hall, the Convention Center, Germantown Avenue and other heavily trafficked areas.



Followers of the movement claim that African-Americans are God’s true chosen people because they, not the people traditionally known as Jews, are the real descendants of the biblical Hebrews.



Their views, while often just as extreme, tend to be couched in religious rhetoric about “Edomites” (the descendants of Esau) and such terms that barely slow the stride of most passers-by.



But Shabazz is more blunt in his views:



* On whites: “I’m about the total destruction of white people. I’m about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy. . . .”



* On Jews: “I don’t care how much they try to promote the Jewish Holocaust. The African people have suffered a hell of a cost. . . . ”



* On Barack Obama and voting: “He’s a puppet on a string. I don’t support no black man running for white politics. I will not vote for who will be the next slavemaster.” Besides, he added, Obama is “a Negro who doesn’t even support reparations for black people in America.”



[Original link: http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20081029_New_Panthers__war_on_whites.html ]

http://www.newsnet14.com/2008/10/30/new-panthers-war-on-whites/



New Black Panther Party for Self Defense… Shabazz, a former Nation of Islam (NOI) member… [racism, bigotry, anti-semitism
(including the dreadful “ideology” by the Nation Of Islam to rewrite slavery history like ignoring the Arab-Muslim main guilt, focusing only on the whites and exaggerating or even lying on some Jews’ supposed role in that dominating Arab and [white-]Christian trade), alliance-Muslim community, Islamism by the Shabbazz’s and “Divine Allah”… (incidently there’s an anti-Israel bigoted “busy” poster on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Malik_Shabazz]

http://www.adl.org/main_Extremism/new_black_panther_party.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_5

New Black Panther Party – DiscoverTheNetworks
When Malik Shabazz comes to your campus, be ready for a fiery, racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rant. … takes a paramilitary posture and often threatens violence. ….. The NBPP has been influenced by the original Black Panther Party, by the Nation of Islam and by the ideas of a “black Holocaust” and the …
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/shabazzstand4facts.html

The US Report – The US Report – The New Black Panther Party not …
Jul 7, 2010 … But now there’s a New Black Panther Party—that Party maintains its own website, … knew each other and the violence occurred over a female both were interested in. … on some in the NBPP who have been part of the Nation of Islam. … perhaps fanning racial hatred for purposes of political power.
http://www.theusreport.com/the-us-report/2010/7/7/the-new-black-panther-party-not-your-flower-childs-protest-g.html

Malik Zulu Shabazz

Born Paris Lewis, Malik Shabazz has been involved in increasingly radical Black Muslim politics since the early 1990s and now leads the violently anti-Semitic New Black Panther Party.

A graduate of Howard University and its law school, Shabazz early on went to work as a campaign aide and then spokesman for Marion Barry, the three-term Washington, D.C., mayor implicated in a cocaine sting in 1990. (At around the same time, in 1989, Shabazz was part of the Defiant Giants rap group, where he called himself Zulu King Paris and helped cut an album called “Rise, Black Man, Rise.”)

Shabazz then signed up with the black supremacist Nation of Islam and played a key role organizing and promoting that group’s 1995 Million Man March, telling one group of high school students that “America should be glad that every black man is not on a killing spree.”

Another Nation official, Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who had been a key deputy of Nation leader Louis Farrakhan, moved away from the Nation during this period and began associating with the New Black Panther Party, which was formed from small groups in Milwaukee and Dallas that began operating around 1990.

By about 1997, Shabazz had followed his mentor Muhammad — who by now was famous for vicious tirades against whites, Jews, Catholics and homosexuals — into the New Panthers, rising to become the party’s chief spokesman.

“We will never bow down to the white, Jewish, Zionist onslaught,” Shabazz said around this time. Muhammad, Shabazz added with evident delight, was the man “who gives the white man nightmares … who makes the Jews pee in their pants at night.”

Remarkably, in 1998, Shabazz was named “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the National Bar Association, the leading black lawyers’ association. The same year, he ran unsuccessfully for the Washington, D.C., city council. Also in 1998, Shabazz co-organized a Panther takeoff on the Nation’s marches, leading a much smaller Million Youth March in Harlem, N.Y., that ended in clashes with police.

When Muhammad died unexpectedly in February 2001, Shabazz took over the New Panthers and moved its headquarters from New York to Washington. He began to build the group up by traveling around the country — to Cincinnati, Louisville, Ky., and Decatur, Ala., among other places — to protest police brutality.

And while not as incendiary as Muhammad had been, he made similarly strident remarks. In 2001, for instance, he told Fox News’ “Hannity & Colmes” show that he was not anti-Semitic. He had many Hebrew friends, he said, but they “happen to be black.” (He was referring to the belief of some black nationalists that they, not the Jews, are the real Hebrews of the Bible.)

The next year, Shabazz traveled to Georgia to show his support for Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the former H. Rap Brown, who was ultimately convicted of murdering a black sheriff’s deputy in Georgia. In early 2003, Shabazz organized another activist group, Black Lawyers for Justice, and also came out with another rap album, featuring parts of his speeches and entitled “Amerikkka’s Most Hated,” that harshly attacked the Bush administration.

On Sept. 6, Shabazz’s Panthers organized a Second Million Youth March — this time in Brooklyn, N.Y. Though the Panthers said they expected to draw 20,000, fewer than 1,000 marchers actually turned out.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2003/fall/40-to-watch?page=0,6


Former Justice Department Lawyer Accuses Holder of Dropping New Black Panther Case for Racial Reasons
Jun 30, 2010 … “I mean we were told, ‘Drop the charges against the New Black Panther … In the final days of the Bush administration, three Black Panthers — Minister King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson — were charged in a civil complaint with violating the Voter Rights Act in November 2008 by using coercion, threats and intimidation at a Philadelphia polling station — with Shabazz brandishing what prosecutors called a deadly weapon.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/30/justice-dept-lawyer-accuses-holder-dropping-new-black-panther-case-political/



New Black Panther Party defendant: ”You’re going to have to kill some crackers. You’re going to have to kill their babies” …Jul 7, 2010 … Meet King Samir Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party. … Every last iota of a cracker I hate him……. Narrator: Samir will use … What’s a matter with you black man, you got a doomsday with a white woman on your arm. … have to kill some crackers. You’re going to have to kill their babies” …

http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2010/07/new_black_panth.php 



Meet the New Black Panther Eric Holder Dropped Charges Against… Jul 7, 2010 … His name is “King Samir Shabazz” and he’s speaking about white … SHABAZZ: I hate white people. All of them! Every last iota of a cracker, I hate him! … You’re going to have kill some of their babies. … Until they go out and kill some crackers the New Black Panthers are a bunch of pretenders. …

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_070710/content/01125108.html



FREEDOM EDEN: King Samir Shabazz Jul 7, 2010 … It shows New Black Panther King Samir Shabazz intimidating voters at a … KING SAMIR SHABAZZ: I hate white people, all of them, every last iota of a cracker I hated. … You want freedom, you going to have to kill some crackers. …. If you have direct linkage to the president, there are already …

http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2010/07/king-samir-shabazz.html


Just what does the Nation of Islam believe?

Jun 9, 2010

The Nation of Islam(NOI), the New Black Panther Party(NBPP), and several other “black Muslim” groups preach racial supremacy, racial holy war against white people, and racial extermination as a RELIGIOUS BELIEF! …

http://cofcc.org/2010/06/just-what-does-the-nation-of-islam-believe/

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Shocker: Palestinians Using EU Foreign Aid to Incite Genocide Against Jews…

February 17, 2010

Shocker: Palestinians Using EU Foreign Aid to Incite Genocide Against Jews…

Shocker: Palestinians Using EU Foreign Aid to Incite Genocide Against Jews…

It’s no secret what they’re using our money for and yet we continue to heap hundreds of millions of dollars on the PA, through our governments we are complicit in this….

(JPost)

A British taxpayer watchdog group unveiled two reports on Monday detailing the role of European foreign aid in the transmission of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic narratives in Palestinian Authority schools and media in Jerusalem.

 

The reports, “Palestinian Hate Education Since Annapolis” and “Funding Hate Education,” detail what the Taxpayers’ Alliance refers to as a campaign of “demonizing Israel” largely funded by European taxpayers, a policy it says diminishes long-term hopes for peace.

“It’s rare we see it [foreign aid] doing as much harm to the British taxpayers as we do in this case,” he said.

According to the Taxpayers’ Alliance, European foreign aid provided to the PA, including €420 million and £63.6m. in 2007 alone, “create[s] a responsibility to ensure that the Palestinian Authority does not misuse its budget.”

Rest here>>>

H/T:Jihad Watch

http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/2010/02/shocker-palestinians-using-eu-foreign-aid-to-incite-genocide-against-jews.html

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Adolf Hitler / Nazis hated Arabs as an inferior “race”, yet praised Islam in its ‘war like’ TOTALITARIAN ideology

April 24, 2009
Adolf Hitler / Nazis hated Arabs as an inferior “race”, yet praised Islam in its ‘war like’ TOTALITARIAN ideology
 
He saw them as a great tool to be used against the Jews.
 
 
 
SPLCenter.org: The Swastika and the Crescent, Although he loathed Arabs (he once described them as “lacquered half-apes who ought to be whipped“), Hitler understood that he and the Mufti shared the same rivals…
http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=242
 
ESSAY – May 2002
 
By Martin A. Lee
 
…Ahmed Huber: Neo-Nazi, Islamic convert…
 
The roots of the Muslim Brotherhood and, in many ways, the Nazi-Muslim axis go back to the organisation’s formation in Egypt in 1928. Marking the start of modern political “Islamic fundamentalism,” the Brotherhood from the outset envisioned a time when an Islamic state would prevail in Egypt and other Arab countries. The growth of the Muslim Brotherhood coincided with the rise of fascist movements in Europe – a parallel noted by Muhammad Sa’id al-‘Ashmawy, former chief justice of Egypt’s High Criminal Court, who decried “the perversion of Islam” and “the fascistic ideology” that infuses the world view of the Brothers.
 
Youssef Nada, current board chairman of Al Taqwa, had joined the armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood as a young man in Egypt during World War II. Nada and several of his cohorts in the Sunni Muslim fraternity were recruited by German military intelligence. Hassan al-Banna, the Egyptian schoolteacher who founded the Muslim Brotherhood, also collaborated with spies of the Third Reich.
 
Advocating a pan-Islamic insurgency in British-controlled Palestine, the Brotherhood proclaimed their support for the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, in the late 1930s. The Grand Mufti, the preeminent religious figure among Palestinian Muslims, was the most notable Arab leader to seek an alliance with Nazi Germany.
 
Although he loathed Arabs (he once described them as “lacquered half-apes who ought to be whipped”), Hitler understood that he and the Mufti shared the same rivals – the British, the Jews and the Communists. They met in Berlin, where the Mufti lived in exile during the war. The Mufti agreed to help organise a special Muslim division of the Waffen SS. Powerful radio transmitters were put at the Mufti’s disposal so that his pro-Axis propaganda could be heard throughout the Arab world.
http://www.aijac.org.au/review/2002/275/essay275.html
 
 
War aims in the second world war: the war aims of the major belligerents …‎ –
by Victor Rothwell – History – 2005 – 244 pages (Page 41)
However, the Nazis were clear in their minds that the Arabs were racially inferior, and there would, therefore, be no pleasure to be had from helping them in anything except for the extermination of Jews in their region.
http://books.google.com/books?id=XfgLbSc94MEC&pg=PA41
 

Islam, Nazism, and Totalitarianism

During an interview conducted in the late 1930s (published in 1939), Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychiatry, was asked “…had he any views on what was likely to be the next step in religious development?” Jung replied, in reference to the Nazi fervor that had gripped Germany

We do not know whether Hitler is going to found a new Islam. He is already on the way; he is like Muhammad. The emotion in Germany is Islamic; warlike and Islamic. They are all drunk with wild god. That can be the historic future. 

Albert Speer, who was Hitler’s Minister of Armaments and War Production, wrote a contrite memoir of his World War II experiences while serving a 20-year prison sentence imposed by the Nuremberg tribunal. Speer’s narrative includes this discussion, which captures Hitler’s racist views of Arabs on the one hand, and his effusive praise for Islam on the other:
 
Hitler had been much impressed by a scrap of history he had learned from a delegation of distinguished Arabs. When the Mohammedans attempted to penetrate beyond France into Central Europe during the eighth century, his visitors had told him, they had been driven back at the Battle of Tours. Had the Arabs won this battle, the world would be Mohammedan today. For theirs was a religion that believed in spreading the faith by the sword and subjugating all nations to that faith. Such a creed was perfectly suited to the Germanic temperament. Hitler said that the conquering Arabs, because of their racial inferiority, would in the long run have been unable to contend with the harsher climate and conditions of the country. They could not have kept down the more vigorous natives, so that ultimately not Arabs but Islamized Germans could have stood at the head of this Mohammedan Empire. Hitler usually concluded this historical speculation by remarking, “You see, it’s been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. Why didn’t we have the religion of the Japanese, who regard sacrifice for the Fatherland as the highest good? The Mohammedan religion too would have been much more compatible to us than Christianity. Why did it have to be Christianity with its meekness and flabbiness?”
http://www.andrewbostom.org/content/view/61/55/
 
The roots of Arab Anti-Semitism – By David Greenberg – Slate Magazine Oct 31, 2001 … As he notes, anti-Semitism in Arab countries (and non-Arab Islamic states such as Iran) …. East—they were eager to make common cause with Hitler, despite Nazi belief that they, like the Jews, were inferior to Aryans. …
http://www.slate.com/id/2057949/
 
The third Reich & the Palestine question – Francis R. Nicosia – 2000 – History – 319 pages (Page 85)
Most Arabs never realized that the Nazis would consider them racially inferior as well and that Germany had no intention of undermining British authority in …
http://books.google.com/books?id=xh4m-OMrhJUC&pg=PA85
 
The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj … Chuck Morse – 2003 – History – 188 pages (page 53) … as Hitler was known to have described the Arabs as “lacquered half-apes who ought to be whipped,” to a lower race …
http://books.google.com/books?id=HGkthBwbNg8C&pg=PA53
 
Despite Hitler’s personal antipathy towards Arabs, who he once described as lacquered half apes who ought to be whipped, he nevertheless was prepared to …
http://www.thecst.org.uk/docs/An%20unholy%20alliance%201801%20original.doc
 
The Beast Reawakens: Fascism’s Resurgence from Hitler’s Spymasters …Martin A. Lee – 1999 – Political Science – 560 pages (page 122) Even though he loathed Arabs (he once described them as “lacquered half-apes who ought to be whipped”), Hitler was nonetheless the idol of the paramilitary …
http://books.google.com/books?id=SX4B7pNG3W8C&pg=PA122
 
 

Islamists threaten terror attacks in Germany (For betraying ‘Granddad Hitler’ / Islamo-nazism)

April 23, 2009

Islamists threaten terror attacks in Germany (For betraying ‘Granddad Hitler’ / Islamo-nazism)
adnkronos ^ | 04,22,09

Terrorism: Islamists threaten terror attacks in Germany

Berlin, 22 April (AKI) – The Al-Qaeda linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan on Wednesday released a video threatening the “criminal” German government and citizens of the Jewish faith, according to German media.

In the video, the third released this year, shows a man identified as “Commander Mohammad”, who criticises the presence of German troops in Afghanistan.

The man accuses “the sons of Germany of being in the service of the Jews” unlike “Granddad Hitler”.

Investigators believe the video’s release may be linked to a major Islamist terrorism trial which opened on Wednesday at a high-security court in the northwestern German city of Duesseldorf .

In the trial, three Germans and one Turkish national are accused of planning a series of simultaneous bomb attacks against discos and pubs and the United States airbase in Ramstein and against Germany’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office.

Two of the German suspects are converts to Islam while the third is a German citizen of Turkish descent. They face charges of belonging to a terrorist organisation, plotting murder, and conspiracy to conduct a bomb attack.

The trial is expected to last one to two years. If the defendants are found guilty, they could face prison terms of up to 15 years.

Prosecutors claimed the men were planning to use about 10 times as much explosives as were used in the deadly July 2005 attacks on London transport that killed 56 people and injured thousands.

The plot was at an advanced stage and the attacks could have killed over 50 people, according to police.

Around 300 German federal agents were involved in monitoring the cell for several months, before police swooped in on the group in what was one of Germany’s biggest anti-terror operations to date.

Three of the defendants were arrested in the Germany’s western Sauerland region and the fourth was arrested in Turkey and extradited to Germany in November last year.

Prosecutors say the four men belong to a little-known group called the Islamic Jihad Union with roots in Uzbekistan and ties to Al-Qaeda.

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=3.0.3239023359


Chilling terror video released on internet

Islamist extremists threaten attacks on Germany

By Einar Koch

A chilling new terror video which warns of attack on Germany has been posted on the internet by Islamist extremists.

The video, created by the Islamic Movement Uzbekistan (IBU), has been released to mark the start of the trial of alleged terrorists in Düsseldorf.

In the short film, a man identified as ‘Commander Mohammad’ criticises Germans and Jews and slams the country’s “criminal government”.

He said: “Your grandfather Hitler killed the Jews, but today your sons are in the service of the Jews.”

Scenes from the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York also appear on the video.

The video – the third one this year to aim threats at Germany – comes from a group supposedly linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

Two weeks ago, an Uzbek website posted a video featuring Moroccan Islamist Albu Ibraheem, who is already well known to security services, which also contained images glorifying 9/11.

According to the security services, this video is a call to radical Islamists, mostly Turks, living in Germany.

There are concerns that an attack in Germany is being planned. State secretary August Hanning said: “We are making preparations.”

The terror trial, which starts today, is the biggest Germany has seen and will take place under strict security measures.

Four suspected terrorists from the Islamic Jihad Union are to appear before the court. They are accused of planning car bomb attacks in Germany’s largest cities.

The BFV security service is concerned about the increasing number of militant Islamists coming into Germany having attended training camps.

Related news
Terrorists have struck again in Pakistan, killing at least 20 in an attack on a police academy.
It was the second terrorist attack in Pakistan in a month – the Sri Lankan cricket team were targeted on March 3 when they left a stadium on the second day of a test match.
The ‘Bonn Bomber’ – Osama bin Laden’s German al-Qaeda terrorist – has threatened to launch bomb attacks in Germany.

http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/bild-english/world-news/2009/04/22/terror-video-on-internet/islamist-extremists-threaten-attacks-on-germany.html

The race card by Arab Muslim bigots at the UN (Durban II)

April 17, 2009
The race card by Arab Muslim bigots at the UN (Durban II)
 
Even though it’s really Islamism that is the epitome of bigotry <http://www.terrorismawareness.org/islamo-fascism/73/islamic-bigotry/>, and it’s Arabism that Equals Racism against all non-Arabs, including: Kurds, Berbers, Jews (not only inside Israel), Persians, Africans (not only the millions of victims in Sudan), etc. <http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/authors.aspx?GUID=c5a848fc-9632-41e6-939a-83baf99c48a9> < http://www.gzyn.com/cmp/contentReadingActions.do?method=readArticle&id=31&edition=1&title=Arab+Racism > and as an Arab admitted the true Nature of the Twin Fascisms of Islamism and Pan-Arabism’ that dominates the Arab Muslim world <http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Area=sd&ID=SP83504&Page=archives>, yet the UN, in its Durban proclaiming to be an anti-racism forum, bows to the Arab Muslim lobby control to ignore the above but concentrate rather on anti-Arabism and Islamophobia, both terms which have been used as tools by Islamists to gage any criticism of intolerance in the Arab-Muslim world (and radicals have been politicizing genuine feelings, to call true fear of terror as “racism” < http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1167467807212 >).
 
 ______________
 
Kicking Israel Around    [Anne Bayefsky]
April 07, 2009
What’s behind all this? The OIC countries are locked in a struggle with EU states over the ability to stifle free speech (such as “defaming” Islam) in the name of protecting religion. The Russian move helps the OIC nations by letting them use the anti-semitism clause as a bargaining chip, to be played in exchange for the EU’s allowing free-speech restrictions. In a related issue, the Danish are unhappy with the mention of something the U.N. invented called “anti-Arabism.” That phrase has been inserted in the paragraph about discrimination in the form of Islamophobia, Christianophobia and anti-semitism. But the rest of the EU has told the Danes to get lost, on the grounds that if the EU proposes deleting anti-Arabism, the OIC will insist on deleting anti-semitism. As EU officials explain to observers, “We want to show restraint.”

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Mzk3YjI3NDQxNDMzYzE1ZTQ4NzY4ZjU4Y2VkNTE4ZTI=

 
Human Rights of Non-believers, Apostates and Free-thinkers
 
“The terms belief and religion are to be broadly construed”.
General Comment 22 on Article 18, United Nations Human Rights Committee, 1993.
 
We find paragraph 10 of the draft outcome document to be deeply flawed in that it singles out only Christians, Jews and Muslims as named victims of “phobias”. Furthermore, while the term “Islamophobia”, for example, is undefined, it is used to falsely equate disdain for or opposition to Islam with intolerance of, or violence and hatred towards the believer.
 
Secondly, no mention is made in paragraph 10 of discrimination, intolerance and violence towards non-believers, Polytheists, apostates, and free-thinkers. Yet the human rights of non-believers, free-thinkers and those of other faiths are systematically denied in many parts of the world, and many face discrimination, abuse and even death.
 
We urge delegations to recognise that all are entitled to protection from discrimination, whatever their belief or lack of belief. We therefore respectfully suggest either that the list of specific types of discrimination be deleted from paragraph 10, or the list be expanded to include non-believers, polytheists, apostates and free-thinkers.
 
We are equally concerned that anti-Arabism is included in the list, while no mention is made of the anti-Westernism endemic in many parts of the world. Again, we would respectfully suggest that either the reference to anti-Arabism be deleted or that the list should be extended to include anti-Westernism.
 
Our preferred text, which we respectfully offer to delegations, then becomes:
10. Recognizes with deep concern the negative stereotyping of religions, beliefs and non-beliefs, and the global rise in the number of incidents of racial or religious intolerance and violence.
 
With, as an alternative:
 
10. Recognizes with deep concern the negative stereotyping of religion, beliefs, and non-beliefs, and the global rise in the number of incidents of racial or religious intolerance and violence, including Judeophobia, Christianophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Arabism, anti-Westernism and intolerance and violence towards non-believers, polytheists, apostates and free-thinkers.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/025617.php

 
Islamic Agenda:
 
“Defamation of Religion”
 
The Islamic Group (Pakistan) stated, “Defamation is not about freedom of expression, but the abuse of this freedom.”
 
Iran was very active throughout the week, taking the floor more than any other country on this issue. It consistently advocated “elaborating” legislation to fight racism, proposing further, “Model legislation on the necessity of upholding respect for…reputation, public morals as well as incitement to racial and religious hatred .”
 
As the debate on defamation was getting underway, the chair asked two journalists to leave the room, explaining that members of two regional groups had requested that the cameras be removed from the room in that they have had adequate time for filming.  The journalists were from the French-German cultural channel ARTE and were making a documentary about the human rights debate at the UN. Pakistan, South Africa, and Egypt expressed their concerns that these journalists would engage in “selective interpretation” of the discussion.
 
Counter-terrorism, Islamophobia
 
Pakistan wanted to include even more language to equate counter-terrorism with racism. Pakistan, Algeria, and Iran also wanted the words, “Islamophobia” and “anti-Arabism” to remain in the document. 
http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1316871&ct=6645721&printmode=1

Here’s a recent round-up of the “Overseas Contingency” on Islamofascism

April 5, 2009
Here’s a recent round-up of the “Overseas Contingency” on  Islamofascism
 
Obama Scraps ‘Global War on Terror’ for ‘Overseas Contingency …Mar 25, 2009 … Obama has reportedly ordered an end to use of the phrase.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/03/25/report-obama-administration-backing-away-global-war-terror/
 
 
Pakistan: Fear imposed by Taliban in Swat Valley restricts freedom …
Human Rights Education Associates (press release) – ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the impact that the imposition of the Sharia (Islamic law) in Pakistan’s northern Swat valley is having on press …
http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=2&language_id=1&headline_id=8957
 
Suicide attacks in Pakistan kill 25 United Press International
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/04/Suicide-attacks-in-Pakistan-kill-25/UPI-63251238883834/
 
Suicide attack on Pakistan security checkpoint kills 12 CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/04/04/pakistan.drone.attack/
 
Attacks in Pakistan kill nearly 30 people Australia Network News
http://australianetworknews.com/stories/200904/2535262.htm?desktop
 
 
Fatah, Hamas play the blame game
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH Hamas and Fatah officials traded accusations over the weekend, holding each other responsible for the collapse of the reconciliation …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1238562906831&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
 
 Israeli 13-year-old killed in West Bank ax attack – Apr 2, 2009
A 13-year-old boy was killed and a 7-year-old boy was badly wounded, Israeli emergency services said. A murky militant group calling itself the Martyrs of …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ioi_0jtO9RjMwPNRoXNCndRPRq3gD97AANS80
 
Palestinian kills Israeli teenager with pickax Apr 2, 2009 … A Palestinian killed an Israeli teenager with a pickax and seriously … Play Video AP – Israeli 13-year-old killed by ax in West Bank …
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090402/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_palestinians
 
Washington Times – Israeli 13-year-old killed in West Bank ax attack, Apr 2, 2009 … An ax-wielding Palestinian militant went on a rampage Thursday…, killing an Israeli 13-year-old and …
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/02/israeli-13-year-old-killed-in-west-bank-ax-atta-1/
 
Hamas: Bat Ayin attack (on Israeli innocent teens) a natural response to the (so called) “occupation”
Jerusalem Post – ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
… killed a 13-year-old and injured a 7-year-old boy, was simply a natural response to the Israeli “occupation,” a Hamas spokesperson said on Thursday. …
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1238562892997&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
 
 
Hamas threats to kidnap more Israeli soldiers
Xinhua – ‎Mar 28, 2009‎
GAZA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, threatened on Saturday to kidnap more Israeli soldiers to exchange …
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/28/content_11091623.htm
 
Most Gaza fatalities were militants Monsters and Critics.com
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1467182.php/Israeli_army_says_most_Gaza_fatalities_were_militants_
 
 
World Briefing | Asia Afghanistan: 20 Die in Hostilities
New York Times – ‎Apr 3, 2009‎
By AP Coalition and Afghan forces killed 12 militants and one civilian in Logar Province, south of the capital, late Thursday, a police official said Friday …
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/04/world/asia/04briefs-Afghan.html
 
Coalition Troops Kill 35 Insurgents in Afghanistan Voice of America
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-04-voa10.cfm
 
 
Afghan president orders review of marital law
The Associated Press – ‎04,04,09
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD97BOVRG0
 
President Obama Calls New Women-Oppressing Afghan Law “Abhorrent … ABC News
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/04/president-oba-4.html
 
Women choose exile as Taliban laws return Times Online
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6036521.ece
 
 
Seven killed by truck bomb in northern Iraq
Reuters – ‎Apr 1, 2009‎
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Seven people were killed, including four police officers, when a suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden truck into the compound of
http://uk.reuters.com/article/gc05/idUKLN30565920090331
 
Gays killed in Baghdad as clerics urge clampdown
Reuters – April 4, 2009
… lesbians in Iraq since the rise of religious militias after US-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein six years ago. “Two young men were killed on Thursday. …
http://uk.reuters.com/article/gc05/idUKTRE53312Q20090404
 
Iraqi police: 2 gay men killed in Baghdad slum The Associated Press
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hwK_CSpBxsNuVUEaDuOwmSSCiqGwD97BP3FG1
 
Some Iraqis fear return of sectarian violence Kansas City Star
http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1124745.html
 
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4265
Forbes – ‎Apr 3, 2009‎
The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3425 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the …
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/04/03/ap6255164.html
 
 
Somalia: Islamists Claim Victory
AllAfrica.com – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎
Mogadishu — Al-Shabab Islamists claimed Monday victory over fighting in central Somalia which killed many people on Saturday and Sunday in Wabho and Dac …
http://allafrica.com/stories/200903161805.html
 
Somali Islamists ban khat and cigarettes
Daily Nation – ‎Mar 29, 2009‎
The Islamists authority in Dhobley town at the border between Somalia and Kenya Sunday announced a total prohibition of miraa (khat) chewing and cigarette …The Citizen Daily
http://www.nation.co.ke/News/africa/-/1066/554332/-/13q0u4sz/-/
 
Somali Islamists confirm “detention” of five Kenyan nationals
Xinhua – ‎Mar 26, 2009‎
MOGADISHU, March 26 (Xinhua) — The Islamist Al-Shabab movement Thursday said they detained five Kenyan nationals after they crossed into Somalia
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-03/27/content_11079440.htm
 
Islamists seize Kenya officials BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7965511.stm
 
Somali Islamists behead two sheikhs – group
Reuters – ‎Mar 20, 2009‎
By Abdi Sheikh and Abdi Guled MOGADISHU, March 20 (Reuters) – Somalia’s hardline al Shabaab insurgents have beheaded two sheikhs from a rival Islamist …
http://www.reuters.com/article/africaCrisis/idUSLK425430
 
ANALYSIS-Qaeda’s Somalia allies on the defensive, for now Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/africaCrisis/idUSLJ970165
 
 
Hezbollah Entering US Through Mexico?
FOXNews – ‎Mar 30, 2009‎
Now, according to her reporting, the terrorist organization Hezbollah has been using Mexican drug smuggling routes to enter the US Sarah A. Carter is the…
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,511520,00.html
 
Terrorism and Drug Routes
ThreatsWatch.Org – ‎Mar 27, 2009‎
Once again we are reminded of the seriousness of border security and the terrorist implications by the revelation that Hezbollah uses Mexican drug (cartel) …
http://threatswatch.org/rapidrecon/2009/03/terrorism-and-drug-routes/
 
Hezbollah using drug smuggling routes MarketWatch (press release)
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/hezbollah-using-drug-smuggling-routes/story.aspx?guid=%7BA14CB7E3-86EE-4ECE-A417-E31BF77E65FD%7D&dist=msr_2
 
The Mullah, the Caudillo, and the Terrorist
AMERICAN.COM: A Magazine of Ideas, Online – ‎Apr 1, 2009‎
The administration has skirted the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and appears to have restarted trade skirmishes with Mexico, blocking Mexican trucks from …
http://www.american.com/archive/2009/march-2009/the-mullah-the-caudillo-and-the-terrorist
 
Family Security Matters Exclusive: Kaboom – The Last Sound Heard after North Korea or Iran …
Family Security Matters – ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
Can we think of a greater or clearer present danger than what is going on with our Mexican border? When entire portions of US states, and the citizens …
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.2901/pub_detail.asp
 
Hezbollah Working With Drug Cartels and Sharing Routes into US
DigitalJournal.com – ‎Mar 27, 2009‎
The former DEA chief says that Hezbollah is using Mexican drug routes to smuggle people and contraband into the United States.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/269984
 
 
Report: Iranian defector tipped Syrian nuke plans The Associated Press
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ge4oHlrAOPr_X_cLSzTuqwUX5fBAD971BHEG3
 
Obama & Khamenei
Persian Journal – ‎Mar 31, 2009‎
He considers any democratic system as the enemy of Islamofascism, and rightfully so. * He works ceaselessly, expands Iran’s stolen funds, and does all he …
http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_29035.shtml
 
An Olive Branch For A Terrorist State
Investor’s Business Daily (subscription) – ‎Mar 20, 2009‎
War On Terror: Is there some grand strategy behind President Obama’s “Happy Persian New Year” video message to Iran? Or is America embracing the naive …
http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=322441764984684
 
Life And Death Lessons The Us Still Needs to Learn for Survival
Evening Bulletin – ‎Mar 30, 2009‎
Every minute, Islamofascist murderous maniacs are plotting to blow us up, behead us, nuke us and destroy us. The threat practically smashes us in the face. …
http://thebulletin.us/articles/2009/03/30/herb_denenberg/doc49d0960879a28312477498.txt

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Arab Shame: A League of Theirs Blown About – News & Issues – ‎Apr 2, 2009‎
Finally, in a crowning shame, there was the Arab League’s rallying around Sudan’s Hassan al-Bashir, the genocidal leader behind Sudan’s various …
http://middleeast.about.com/b/2009/04/02/arab-shame-a-league-of-theirs-blown.htm

African Union Authority – A Shame, a Joke New Era – ‎Mar 13, 2009‎
AU could not even solve the challenges of genocide committed by Sudan’s Al-Bashir’s regime against innocent African children and women in Darfur, …Human Rights Council discusses human rights situations that …
http://www.newera.com.na/article.php?articleid=3019

ReliefWeb (press release) – ‎Mar 17, 2009‎
The Federation welcomed the issuance of an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court for the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. …
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MYAI-7Q984U?OpenDocument

Madrassa: Breeding ground of Jihadists

March 31, 2009

 

Madrassa: Breeding ground of Jihadists

Modern Ghana – ‎Mar 30, 2009‎ By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

When I for the first time forecasted that Madrassa was becoming breeding ground of Jihadists, many of my fellow journalists instantly raised their fingers at me saying, I was serving the purpose of ‘foreign interest’. Policymakers in the government were even much aggressive in bringing sedition, treason and blasphemy charges against me. They tried to give justification to such actions saying, my criticizing the Madrassa and forecasting the rise of Islamist militancy within such institutions; I was hurting the sentiment of Muslims and was doing harm to Islam!

Ridiculous indeed!

In this article, I will discuss many of the unknown and untold facts on Madrassas in the world, along with some very exclusive investigative information on such religious schools.

Muslims consider Madrassas as the basic place of generating clergies as well as those who can be the custodians of Islam in the respective countries. But, many are still unaware that in the name of religious education, major segment of such Madrassas are active as breeding ground of Jihadists. Instead of real Islamic education, the students are taught of religious hatred. Their brains are filled with the poison of hate towards everyone who is not a Muslim. Moreover, the very old notion of ‘killing Jews and Christians’ and remaining a good Muslim is very strong planted in the minds of thousands of students of such institutions.

For past several years, I have done extensive investigation into the Madrassa education system and the Qaomi [Koranic] Madrassa in Bangladesh as well as studied extensively on such religious schools around the world and each of my inquisitive investigations finally ended in identifying growth of radical and militant Islam right within the 64,000 Qaomi Madrassas in Bangladesh, as well others within the Islamic and non Islamic world.

Although people are always putting focus on Madrassas involvement in breeding Jihadists, they are yet to investigate the inside stories in Madrassas, where male and female students are sexually abused by the clergies on a regular basis. Sodomy is a growing phenomenon in the Madrassas, and according to various reports, silent spread of HIV and Aids is gradually putting a huge blanket on the large number of students and teachers coming of such institutions.

Terrorism and rise of radical Islam is a global problem. Islamic terrorism [also known as Islamist terrorism or Jihadist terrorism] is religious terrorism by those whose motivations are rooted in their interpretations of Islam. Statistics gathered for 2006 by the National Counterterrorism Center of the United States indicated that “Islamic extremism” was responsible for approximately 25% of all terrorism fatalities worldwide, and a majority of the fatalities for which responsibility could be conclusively determined. Terrorist acts have included airline hijacking, beheading, kidnapping, assassination, roadside bombing, suicide bombing, and occasionally rape.

According to some experts, Perhaps the most resonant incident of Islamic terrorism was the 9/11 attack on the United States. Other prominent attacks have occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Britain, Spain, France, Russia and China. These terrorist groups often describe their actions as Islamic jihad [struggle]. Self-proclaimed sentences of punishment or death, issued publicly as threats, often come in the form of fatwas [Islamic legal judgments]. Both Muslims and non-Muslims have been among the targets and victims, but threats against Muslims are often issued as takfir [a declaration that a person, group or institution that describes itself as Muslim has in fact left Islam and thus is a traitor]. This is an implicit death threat as the punishment for apostasy in Islam is death under Sharia law.

The controversies surrounding the subject include whether the terrorist act is self-defense or aggression, national self-determination or Islamic supremacy; the targeting of noncombatants; whether Islam ever could condone terrorism; whether some attacks described as Islamic terrorism are merely terrorist acts committed by Muslims or nationalists; how much support there is in the Muslim world for Islamic terrorism; whether the Arab-Israeli Conflict is the root of Islamic terrorism, or simply one cause.

Osama bin Laden is the millionaire son of a construction magnate. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s deputy, is a medical doctor. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaida in Iraq was an uneducated street thug who converted to a radical form of Islam in prison. Recently we saw a female Belgian convert to Islam become a suicide bomber in Iraq. It is difficult to identify what such people have in common other than a willingness to kill — and sometimes to die — for a cause they are convinced is right. No study has so far been able to explain why some people become terrorists and others don’t. Socio-psychological factors and questions of identity seem to be important and the dynamics of various cults have some striking parallels to terrorist cells. One thing we frequently see in the trajectory of terrorists is a conversion experience that occurs within a small, tight-knit group. The dynamics of such groups tend to reinforce personal conviction, especially among individuals whose other social networks have frayed or can’t match the intensity of bonds forged in what is for them an existential struggle.

Often the group is led by a ‘charismatic figure’ such as a ‘jihad veteran’, or jihad entrepreneur who raises funds and recruits for jihad. Such groups are found in many contexts, from prisons to social clubs. Often they are associated with a mosque, but generally they do not hold meetings in the mosque itself. Also the internet is playing a role in this conversion by exposing people to extremist views and the possibilities presented by jihad.

Many of the members of such cells have little history of extremism — or of piety. The most pious are not necessarily those most likely to become terrorists. Indeed, one could argue that for some people it is their poor understanding of Islam — and for the young suicide bomber, perhaps even their naivety — that has made them susceptible to extreme views.

Some analysts have argued that the root causes of terrorism lie not with the psychology or life experience of the individual but with deeper underlying political and economic currents. These root causes are variously listed as poverty, underdevelopment, un-employment, the demography of youth bulges, Palestinian dispossession and so forth.

These so-called ‘root causes’ are relevant but they do not go to the heart of the issue. First, there is the obvious fact that many terrorists are middle class or even from elites. Social studies of terrorists show that they are generally better educated than the broader population.

Secondly, terrorism is not limited to developing countries: look at the history of terrorism in developed democracies such as the United Kingdom. Finally, behind talk of root causes there is an assumption that they are somehow more real than the terrorists’ self-proclaimed motivations, that economic factors are more solid than ideology or identity. But as the protests over the Danish cartoons showed: issues of belief, identity and culture are just as real as material ones for many Muslims, and may well drive the emotions of many even more strongly.

That said, dysfunctional economies and authoritarian political systems magnify feelings of frustration and anger which, in turn, provide fertile soil for those who manipulate questions of identity and victim hood in the cause of violent jihad.

Since 9/11 the nature of the terrorist threat has changed. It has become more decentralized and amorphous. Al Qaida is still an active threat even if it has not been directly responsible for any major attack for the past two years. Al Qaida is fighting a war that it believes will last for generations. It has not given up its goal of conducting catastrophic attacks in the United States. We should not forget that eight and a half years passed between the first and second World Trade Centre attacks, and that the relative failure of the first attack seems to have acted more as an incentive than a dampener.

One of Al Qaida’s ‘achievements’ has been to draw many groups and Jihadists out of their local struggles and focus them on the ‘far enemy’. Zawahiri, now Al Qaida’s chief ideologist, himself moved from a local, Egyptian preoccupation to a global, anti-US ideology. And the story of Jamaah Islamiyah in Indonesia is about the transformation of a group which grew out of a national Islamist movement — Darul Islam — and has gone on to adopt the global Jihadist view of Al Qaida and others.

The terrorist threat today is best understood as a network of networks.

Sometimes the groups and cells that make up this extended network are held together by formal alliances — the best example is the alliance between core Al Qaida and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Al Qaida franchise in Iraq. But most often the links are informal, based on personal contacts. Surprising to some as it may seem, Al Qaida does not exercise command and control over this extensive network. Continued

 

 

Madrassa: Breeding ground of Jihadists

Modern Ghana – ‎Mar 30, 2009‎ By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

When I for the first time forecasted that Madrassa was becoming breeding ground of Jihadists, many of my fellow journalists instantly raised their fingers at me saying, I was serving the purpose of ‘foreign interest’. Policymakers in the government were even much aggressive in bringing sedition, treason and blasphemy charges against me. They tried to give justification to such actions saying, my criticizing the Madrassa and forecasting the rise of Islamist militancy within such institutions; I was hurting the sentiment of Muslims and was doing harm to Islam!

Ridiculous indeed!

In this article, I will discuss many of the unknown and untold facts on Madrassas in the world, along with some very exclusive investigative information on such religious schools.

Muslims consider Madrassas as the basic place of generating clergies as well as those who can be the custodians of Islam in the respective countries. But, many are still unaware that in the name of religious education, major segment of such Madrassas are active as breeding ground of Jihadists. Instead of real Islamic education, the students are taught of religious hatred. Their brains are filled with the poison of hate towards everyone who is not a Muslim. Moreover, the very old notion of ‘killing Jews and Christians’ and remaining a good Muslim is very strong planted in the minds of thousands of students of such institutions.

For past several years, I have done extensive investigation into the Madrassa education system and the Qaomi [Koranic] Madrassa in Bangladesh as well as studied extensively on such religious schools around the world and each of my inquisitive investigations finally ended in identifying growth of radical and militant Islam right within the 64,000 Qaomi Madrassas in Bangladesh, as well others within the Islamic and non Islamic world.

Although people are always putting focus on Madrassas involvement in breeding Jihadists, they are yet to investigate the inside stories in Madrassas, where male and female students are sexually abused by the clergies on a regular basis. Sodomy is a growing phenomenon in the Madrassas, and according to various reports, silent spread of HIV and Aids is gradually putting a huge blanket on the large number of students and teachers coming of such institutions.

Terrorism and rise of radical Islam is a global problem. Islamic terrorism [also known as Islamist terrorism or Jihadist terrorism] is religious terrorism by those whose motivations are rooted in their interpretations of Islam. Statistics gathered for 2006 by the National Counterterrorism Center of the United States indicated that “Islamic extremism” was responsible for approximately 25% of all terrorism fatalities worldwide, and a majority of the fatalities for which responsibility could be conclusively determined. Terrorist acts have included airline hijacking, beheading, kidnapping, assassination, roadside bombing, suicide bombing, and occasionally rape.

According to some experts, Perhaps the most resonant incident of Islamic terrorism was the 9/11 attack on the United States. Other prominent attacks have occurred in Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Britain, Spain, France, Russia and China. These terrorist groups often describe their actions as Islamic jihad [struggle]. Self-proclaimed sentences of punishment or death, issued publicly as threats, often come in the form of fatwas [Islamic legal judgments]. Both Muslims and non-Muslims have been among the targets and victims, but threats against Muslims are often issued as takfir [a declaration that a person, group or institution that describes itself as Muslim has in fact left Islam and thus is a traitor]. This is an implicit death threat as the punishment for apostasy in Islam is death under Sharia law.

The controversies surrounding the subject include whether the terrorist act is self-defense or aggression, national self-determination or Islamic supremacy; the targeting of noncombatants; whether Islam ever could condone terrorism; whether some attacks described as Islamic terrorism are merely terrorist acts committed by Muslims or nationalists; how much support there is in the Muslim world for Islamic terrorism; whether the Arab-Israeli Conflict is the root of Islamic terrorism, or simply one cause.

Osama bin Laden is the millionaire son of a construction magnate. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s deputy, is a medical doctor. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaida in Iraq was an uneducated street thug who converted to a radical form of Islam in prison. Recently we saw a female Belgian convert to Islam become a suicide bomber in Iraq. It is difficult to identify what such people have in common other than a willingness to kill — and sometimes to die — for a cause they are convinced is right. No study has so far been able to explain why some people become terrorists and others don’t. Socio-psychological factors and questions of identity seem to be important and the dynamics of various cults have some striking parallels to terrorist cells. One thing we frequently see in the trajectory of terrorists is a conversion experience that occurs within a small, tight-knit group. The dynamics of such groups tend to reinforce personal conviction, especially among individuals whose other social networks have frayed or can’t match the intensity of bonds forged in what is for them an existential struggle.

Often the group is led by a ‘charismatic figure’ such as a ‘jihad veteran’, or jihad entrepreneur who raises funds and recruits for jihad. Such groups are found in many contexts, from prisons to social clubs. Often they are associated with a mosque, but generally they do not hold meetings in the mosque itself. Also the internet is playing a role in this conversion by exposing people to extremist views and the possibilities presented by jihad.

Many of the members of such cells have little history of extremism — or of piety. The most pious are not necessarily those most likely to become terrorists. Indeed, one could argue that for some people it is their poor understanding of Islam — and for the young suicide bomber, perhaps even their naivety — that has made them susceptible to extreme views.

Some analysts have argued that the root causes of terrorism lie not with the psychology or life experience of the individual but with deeper underlying political and economic currents. These root causes are variously listed as poverty, underdevelopment, un-employment, the demography of youth bulges, Palestinian dispossession and so forth.

These so-called ‘root causes’ are relevant but they do not go to the heart of the issue. First, there is the obvious fact that many terrorists are middle class or even from elites. Social studies of terrorists show that they are generally better educated than the broader population.

Secondly, terrorism is not limited to developing countries: look at the history of terrorism in developed democracies such as the United Kingdom. Finally, behind talk of root causes there is an assumption that they are somehow more real than the terrorists’ self-proclaimed motivations, that economic factors are more solid than ideology or identity. But as the protests over the Danish cartoons showed: issues of belief, identity and culture are just as real as material ones for many Muslims, and may well drive the emotions of many even more strongly.

That said, dysfunctional economies and authoritarian political systems magnify feelings of frustration and anger which, in turn, provide fertile soil for those who manipulate questions of identity and victim hood in the cause of violent jihad.

Since 9/11 the nature of the terrorist threat has changed. It has become more decentralized and amorphous. Al Qaida is still an active threat even if it has not been directly responsible for any major attack for the past two years. Al Qaida is fighting a war that it believes will last for generations. It has not given up its goal of conducting catastrophic attacks in the United States. We should not forget that eight and a half years passed between the first and second World Trade Centre attacks, and that the relative failure of the first attack seems to have acted more as an incentive than a dampener.

One of Al Qaida’s ‘achievements’ has been to draw many groups and Jihadists out of their local struggles and focus them on the ‘far enemy’. Zawahiri, now Al Qaida’s chief ideologist, himself moved from a local, Egyptian preoccupation to a global, anti-US ideology. And the story of Jamaah Islamiyah in Indonesia is about the transformation of a group which grew out of a national Islamist movement — Darul Islam — and has gone on to adopt the global Jihadist view of Al Qaida and others.

The terrorist threat today is best understood as a network of networks.

Sometimes the groups and cells that make up this extended network are held together by formal alliances — the best example is the alliance between core Al Qaida and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Al Qaida franchise in Iraq. But most often the links are informal, based on personal contacts. Surprising to some as it may seem, Al Qaida does not exercise command and control over this extensive network….

http://www.modernghana.com/news/208749/1/madrassa-breeding-ground-of-jihadists.html

America & the ‘Arab world’

December 18, 2008

Talking Points Memo & Impact Segment

America and the Arab world

“Press reports say the guy who threw his shoes at President Bush is a big hero in the Arab world, which points out how difficult it is to deal with some Muslims. There’s no question that the USA has sacrificed greatly to bring a measure of freedom to Iraq. If this guy had thrown his shoes at Saddam, he would have been executed. But now he has freedom of expression, thanks to us. The question is, why we are spending billions to free these people if many of them don’t even want freedom?

We just don’t know if our investment in blood and treasure will ever pay off. For now, the Bush administration and the incoming Obama administration must protect us from Muslim fanatics. There are two schools of thought: Obama apparently believes in a ‘softer’ approach, saying he will ban all coercive interrogation and close Guantanamo Bay; Dick Cheney thinks that’s a mistake and says America was right in getting tough on people like Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. So all Americans need to think about the danger from the Muslim world and how we should deal with it. Despite the economy, that remains the toughest problem Barack Obama will face in his presidency.”

http://www.billoreilly.com/show;jsessionid=23F1F5B6B618A305F3EAEA620CEF20A8?action=viewTVShow&showID=2180