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Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Has Become Mainstream

It's Time to Stem the Tide!

This Page Contains a Plea to Majority Society

By OmarKN

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The Plea:
People of good-will and sincerity will need to stand up against ”the racism of the everyday, the racism and Islamophobia that occur in the workplace, at the police station, on the streets, in front of the judge, within the media,”4 which people of colour and Muslims have to endure.9

Otherwise this hatred ’of the other’ will destroy the general trust which is necessary for societies to function more or less harmoniously.

Constructive criticism is a matter of course, but stereotypes are dangerous.5 Speak up, but speak with respect!

We again condemn all forms extremism from any side!
We've done this already here: ⊏1, ⊏2, ⊏3, ⊏4, ⊏5, ⊏6, ⊏7 och ⊏8.

Vigilante and extremist attacks on Muslims are hollowing out the fabric of our societies. First the Muslims - then the rest.
It is a proven way to divide the people - and then to rule over them by authoritarianism.

NB: All illegal acts have to be persecuted and punished, no matter who is the perpetrator!
”It's awful that extremists from both sides are feeding off each other.” @JSalvadorRosas1

With the bad image for Islam that the extremists of ISIS a.o.1 have evoked and the damage which they have done - mostly to Muslims - we understand that there are today those who have lost all hope in Islam and even in God - however this must not become an excuse to harbour bad feelings against Muslims and other people of faith.

Section 1


This is an official press release from an elected senator in Australia. Today.*
@SusanCarland 2019-03-15 https://t.co/CwqHjmAmqp
* i.e. same day as the massacre!

Crocodile Tears After Christchurch


Remember What Hirsi Ali, Trump a.o. Said About Islam

Query: Don’t you mean defeating radical Islam?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: No. Islam, period.

Query: We have to crush the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims under our boot?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: I think that we are at war with Islam. And there’s no middle ground in wars. Islam can be defeated in many ways.
https://t.co/arLkIW4PqX @naderalihashemi 2019-03-16

Other Simple-Minded Ones Said:

Donald Trump: "Islam hates us."

Sam Harris: "It is time we admitted that we are not at war with 'terrorism.' We are at war with Islam."

When are we going to acknowledge we have a major Islamophobia problem, and that Islamophobia can kill? @mehdirhasan

Israelis like to build. Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage. This is not a difficult issue. #settlementsrock
@benshapiro 2010-09-27


1.3.1 Why We Don't Believe Their Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears After Christchurch

- Regarding this horrible terror attack see [below].
- See pages on [Zionism] @ Living Islam - Islamic Tradition
- How Zionism and Apartheid Israel fosters Islamophobia [page forthcoming, inshah Allah.]


Islamophobes want you to think their words and actions had no part in Friday’s atrocities. (Noah Kulwin @nkulw) wrote about why they must not be believed.

Crocodile Tears After Christchurch

March 16, 2019 Noah Kulwin https://t.co/WWS15xKECW

”While the broader right-wing movement spent Friday attempting to condemn the loss of life while distancing itself from any ideological basis for the attacks, which were carried out by at least one Australian white supremacist, their more highbrow counterparts have an even trickier task.

This chattering class of chickenhawks has never been meaningfully held to account for mainstreaming anti-Islamic hatred in the media and helping to codify it in policy over many years. Like so many times before, they’ve diverted attention from their Islamophobia with spurious accusations of antisemitism on the left. It’s an audacious heel turn, and it usually works, until a great horror like Christchurch reveals where the balance of power really lies.

It's important to understand that the Christchurch massacre is not just the work of an isolated killer, but rather symptomatic of a resurgent far right across the globe, a movement whose ascendancy more mainstream conservatives would like us to conveniently ignore..”

All four of them, and the wider cohort of right-leaning pro-Israel pundits they represent, have been monomaniacally focused on demonizing one of only two Muslim women in Congress, while almost entirely ignoring the white supremacist threat faced by Jews and Muslims alike, or at most, gesturing at it for the sake of evenhandedness.

Though their dismay at the brutal murder of dozens of Muslim worshippers may appear genuine, the Jewish right has yet to accept any responsibility for the pervasive Islamophobia they have spent their careers stoking. There is no reason to trust their sincerity now.
@naderalihashemi 2019-03-16



Trump: "I have the tough people"

New Zealand murderer who wanted to spark a civil war in the US:
"Trump is a symbol of renewed white identity & common purpose."


Why Trump Won't Condemn White Nationalism
Interview with Spencer Sunshine @transform6789 [soundcloud.com] 2019-03-18


The Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism Threat

17 Mar 2019
'Right-wing terror'
Asked why the perpetrator would not have been on a "terrorism watch list", Barton3 said, "There are so many people posting the sort of thing that [the murderer] was posting, that they just don't raise any alarms. There is a large cloud of right-wing extremism online.”

Domestic "extremists" killed 50 people in the United States last year - an overwhelming majority of which were perpetrated by "right-wing extremists". "White supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings," it said. (According to ADL)


Anti-Muslim attacks have steadily increased in the past few years worldwide.
aljazeera.com - summary-attacks-muslims-western-countries

Recent attacks on mosques in the UK

Recent attacks on mosques in the UK

Read on Anti-Fascism & Far Right - among others:
@FFRAFAction, or
@BartSchuurman3 “Research on Terrorism”2
@transform6789 Studies US white nationalists and neo-nazis
and many others


Also this thread on the Terror from the Extreme Right.

Here are some of the worst examples of violence & terrorism from right wing extremists in the UK in the 21st Century. It’s a disturbing read. [link]


’Forgetting’ Massacres Against Muslims

ADL's Greenblatt says 'murdering people in a mosque' has never happened before. - expired link (before 2023-02-04) - mondoweiss.net2019/03/greenblatt-murdering-happened. Why would he “forget” the ‘94 massacre of 27 Muslims in Hebron mosque by an Israeli extremist? @jjz1600 @Mondoweiss

Greenblatt failed to remember 1994’s rightwing Zionist attack on the Ibrahimi mosque, at the Cave of the Patriarchs, when [Zionist terrorist], a ’messianic’ Jewish settler who had moved to occupied territories from Brooklyn, killed 29 Muslims while they prayed.6

Palestinians survey bloodstained rugs at Ibrahimi mosque 1994 massacre

Palestinians survey bloodstained rugs at Ibrahimi mosque after 1994 massacre.


1.7.1 How the Media Lends Itself to Spread the Most Venomous Hate

Regarding the almost completely uncritical interview @BBCNewsnight conducted with Benjamin Jones the UK leader of the far right identitarian group ’Generation Identiy’ (GI) tonight. It’s a disgrace & an embarrassment to UK journalism and the BBC. It’s also a big propaganda win for GI.

Also: Shami Chakrabarti attacks BBC live on air over Newsnight platform for far-right ’Generation Identiy’.7

“It is important we examine and challenge ideologies that drive hate crimes in a wider context.” Yes no one is saying you should ignore them but to challenge a far right ideology you have to do more than say “that’s a very serious thing to say” and nod along to their rhetoric. [twitter.com/ffrafaction]

“Society must choose between mass expulsions of Muslims or mass murder of Muslims”

This is not a legitimate debate in a democracy. There should be no platform for Generation Identity on BBC.
@SimonFRCox https://t.co/3ScSuYdGaQ

1.7.2 Good News

YouTube places restrictions on anti-Muslim UK activist Tommy Robinson

[anti-Muslim UK activist? he is an active Islamophobe, hate-spitting against Islam & Muslims!]

YouTube on Tuesday placed restrictions on far-right anti-Muslim British activist Tommy Robinson's account, but stopped short of banning him from the platform.

Robinson's YouTube videos will now be prefaced with a warning saying his content may not be appropriate for all audiences. He will no longer be allowed to livestream and his videos will no longer have view counts, likes or comments.

thehill.com 2019-04-03


Strange, isn't it, that when an Islamic terror attack happens, somehow all Muslims are seen as terror suspects. But when a far right terror attack happens, it's a nice guy gone mad and no one "tars" all the far right with the same brush.
[Omitted picture of ’nice guy’ when still a child]
@dabehtynot 2019-03-16

[Standard media does so:] Humanise the attackers, tell us about their issues at school and weight problems whilst failing to mention their lengthy manifesto, it’s content.
Turn the tables and if it’s a Muslim nothing beyond the attack is examined apart from his faith and perhaps what mosque he attends.
@saeed6ali 2019-03-19


Why are @SkyNews repeatedly showing the #NZ murderer and his neo nazi white supremacist hand movements. In fact they focus in on it! Isn't this exactly the media coverage he craves! Disgraceful broadcasting! Show some respect FFS! Using Sky News to communicate to like 'minded'!
[Omitted picture of ugly neo nazi hand sign]
@DalbidEU 2019-03-16 https://t.co/IKbHdy2H7p


Islamophobia seems to be at its vilest & most dangerous in Australia, America & the UK at the moment. I'm sure they have something pretty huge in common, media-wise, but I can't quite put my finger on it... twitter.com/rupertmurdoch/…
@mrjamesob 2019-03-18

Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.

Everyone should stop buying this man's products!
Buying the newspapers condones his attitude

How 21st tabloid broadcast media works.

It's outrage and hate posed as balanced debate, and all for clicks and £££s.

British Media

We are doing it to ourselves.
@ImIncorrigible 2019-03-18

I feel so sad. We begged you to stop amplifying and normalising hatred and racism. But you told us we were 'politically correct' and 'freedom of speech' was more important.

The more you gave the far-right a platform, the more powerful they got. We begged you.
@oz_f 2019-03-15

Maybe there's a link between the people posting incitements to violence on the internet and actual violence... if only there was a law against it...

(There is, it just isn't enforced by police - particularly against the far-right).10
@oz_f 2019-03-18


Blood on Murdoc's Hands

2,891 Murdoch Media Stories Trashing Islam In A Single Year, Study Reveals8

”This graph gives an idea of how regularly” and how often Islam related stories appeared on the front page. (Here for Murdoch papers Australia, no others included).

”There were 2,891 of them, almost 3,000 negative stories relating to Islam in one year… That’s almost eight stories a day, every day, for the whole year, somehow relating Muslims to terrorism or violence or whatever.”


These are ”opinion writers at the Murdoch press. (What) is striking to see their obsession with Islam quantified. All of them write about Islam a lot.”


And ”this is like a kind of one-sided cultural war, (because) there is no serious mainstream contestation of this constant drumbeat of anti-Muslim and anti-Islam stories and op eds. These are hundreds of op eds demonising Islam, without any real response.… There are apparently no Muslims working at … ABC or Fairfax to give a different take on these issues, or complain about what the Murdoch press is doing.”


New Zealand Was Warned a Terror Attack Was Possible

But its government chose to ignore the warning.
By Alexander Gillespie 2019-03-19 - Excerpt

Attackers often profess extremist views or follow an ideology which justifies violence against innocent people. In New Zealand, I could see the extreme right, while small in numbers (perhaps a couple of hundred), becoming increasingly active. It was learning from other extremist groups abroad and was being nurtured by virulent like-minded haters over the internet. At the same time, the authorities did not take any serious action to address the security threat far-right activism posed, nor to counter its poisonous rhetoric. Too many people looked the other way, believing that the extreme right in New Zealand was harmless.

Although some in the New Zealand intelligence community heard what I and others were warning about, the issue was not given a high priority. The security agencies were much more preoccupied with investigating potential "jihadis", criminal gangs, or Maori "separatists".

The result was that the extreme right was largely overlooked, as the intelligence community spent millions chasing other would-be terrorists, some real, some imaginary.


”The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent. They control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X
@matthud59 2019-03-16

Maloclm X: The Media

Section 2


Advice to the Muslims Around the World

Abdul Aziz Wahabzadah, hero who overpowered the New Zealand terrorist, giving advice to the Muslims around the world:

“Wallahi, brother...I hope it never happen something like this in our life again...but in case anything happen, don’t stay quiet. Because you’re gonna die anyway. If you stay quiet or if you fight back, sometime you can win, and if you lose, it doesn’t matter.

You’re gonna lose in the end anyway. I feel fight back is more better because we should show them we don’t have a fear from you guys. That’s what you should show them. We don’t have a fear of you guys. We only fear Allah, no one else.”

Shibli Zaman xL =broken link 2020-10-03: https://www.facebook.com/shibli.zaman


Chechen Teen Recounts Attempts to Disarm Utoeya Gunman

After seeing the heavily armed assailant, 32-year-old [Norwegian terrorist], kill several people at close range, Dzhamayev called his father, who urged the boys to fight back. So Daudov and Dzhamayev hurled rocks at [Norwegian terrorist], hoping to knock him unconscious.

Q: What happened after you threw the stones at [Norwegian terrorist]?
A: We saw that nothing happened with him. He didn’t fall. He just reloaded and screamed (“you black niggers”.)5

But after watching [Norwegian terrorist] kill an acquaintance by shooting him in the head, the boys fled. They turned their attention to finding a cave to help people hide as the rampage continued. In the end, they helped provide shelter for 23 people -- many of whom had entered the water surrounding the island, making them even more vulnerable.

”There were places to hide; it's just that everyone was panicking, everyone was in shock," he says. "No one could believe what was happening…”
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Anastasia Kirilenko August 17, 2011


New Zealand mosque hero ‘tackled terrorist to the ground’ saving countless lives


After being rushed to hospital, Mr Rashid died later on Friday night. [link]


Abdul Aziz Ran Towards New Zealand Terrorist And Saved Lives

Abdul Aziz, survivor of mosque shooting (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

When the attacker, the white supremacist B. T., entered the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, Abdul Aziz, 48, picked up the first thing he could find – a credit card machine – and ran outside, screaming: “Come here!”

His actions led the gunman on a cat-and-mouse chase before scaring him into speeding away in his car.

But Mr Aziz, whose four sons and dozens of others remained in the mosque while he faced off with the gunman, said he thinks it’s what anyone would have done.
independent.ie, Nick Perry AP 2019-03-16


The True Martyrs shuhadā Will Live in Paradise!

Al Noor Mosque Christchurch New Zealand

Allah سبحانه و تعالى promised those of faith and trust:


{ Do not think those who are killed in the way of Allah are dead. Rather, they are alive with their provision in the presence of their Lord. } 3_169

Abdullah said: We asked the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, about this verse and he said,
“The souls of martyrs are alive in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hanging from the Throne of the Almighty. They eat the fruits of Paradise from wherever they wish and they nestle among these chandeliers.

Once their Lord cast a glance at them and he said: Do you want anything? They said: What more could we desire? We eat the fruit of Paradise from wherever we wish. Their Lord asked them the same question three times. When they saw that they will continue to be asked, they said: O Lord, we wish that you could return our souls to our bodies so that we could be martyred in your way once again. When Allah saw that they had no needs, he left them to enjoy.”
Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1887

قَالَ أَمَا إِنَّا قَدْ سَأَلْنَا عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ أَرْوَاحُهُمْ فِي جَوْفِ طَيْرٍ خُضْرٍ لَهَا قَنَادِيلُ مُعَلَّقَةٌ بِالْعَرْشِ تَسْرَحُ مِنْ الْجَنَّةِ حَيْثُ شَاءَتْ ثُمَّ تَأْوِي إِلَى تِلْكَ الْقَنَادِيلِ فَاطَّلَعَ إِلَيْهِمْ رَبُّهُمْ اطِّلَاعَةً فَقَالَ هَلْ تَشْتَهُونَ شَيْئًا قَالُوا أَيَّ شَيْءٍ نَشْتَهِي وَنَحْنُ نَسْرَحُ مِنْ الْجَنَّةِ حَيْثُ شِئْنَا فَفَعَلَ ذَلِكَ بِهِمْ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ فَلَمَّا رَأَوْا أَنَّهُمْ لَنْ يُتْرَكُوا مِنْ أَنْ يُسْأَلُوا قَالُوا يَا رَبِّ نُرِيدُ أَنْ تَرُدَّ أَرْوَاحَنَا فِي أَجْسَادِنَا حَتَّى نُقْتَلَ فِي سَبِيلِكَ مَرَّةً أُخْرَى فَلَمَّا رَأَى أَنْ لَيْسَ لَهُمْ حَاجَةٌ تُرِكُوا

1887 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإمارة باب بيان أن أرواح الشهداء في الجنة وأنهم أحياء عند ربهم يرزقون



Related texts

link-in Anti-Muslim Bigotry Has Become Mainstream pt.1 - Voices From the World - 2019-03-16

link-in Countering Islamophobia

link-in Solidarity Worldwide

link-in How the Media Rigs News on Palestine and Israel

link-in Observing The Right Wing And Those Acting From Behind

1: Regarding the ISIS takfir ideology, this is an ideology that justifies use of violence against those considered heretics or disbelievers, including against fellow Muslims.

2: Bart Schuurman “Research on Terrorism, 2007-2016: A Review of Data, Methods, and Authorship” My meta analysis on 10 years of research on terrorism is now available #OpenAccess in @terpolv

For everyone interested in right-wing terrorism due to the events in Christchurch and in other countries, here is our recommended top 10 reading list to get up to speed.

3: Professor Greg Barton, chair of global Islamic politics at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Globalisation & Citizenship, characterised Tarrant as having an "unhealthy narcissism" common among “terrorists”.
This kind of individualization of the terror event hides the true structure and background of white fascism & racism!

4: Quoted from: Asim Qureshi, The New Zealand mosques massacre and the denial of Muslim experience 15 March 2019

5: Nathan Thornburgh, Meet the Chechen Who Saved Children From a White Terrorist

6: - expired link (before 2023-02-04) - mondoweiss.net2013/07/murderer-baruch-goldstein - 29 people were murdered outright and 125 wounded before the survivors managed to disarm Goldstein and kill him on the spot.
This [Zionist terrorist] is revered in Israel as the ’Son of Israel’ or a ’saint-like’ - pathetic!

7: BBC - Providing a Platform to Racist Hate [link]

Baroness Chakrabarti said: “I know there’s been a lot of controversy about a Newsnight piece that went out on Friday, the day of the massacre, where an extreme far-right voice was left essentially unchallenged.

“I think we all need to reflect on editorial decisions that we make and also on the tone of our discourse about things like ‘culture wars’ and ‘invaders’ and immigration, this othering of minorities.”

Nick Lowles, chief executive of anti-racism group Hope Not Hate, described the interview as “despicable” and called on the broadcaster to “apologise for the offence many people felt”.

“The fact that Newsnight invited ’Generation Identity’ on to discuss the Christchurch terrorist attack, which was inspired in part by GI propaganda, shows the BBC has learned nothing from its elevation of Anjem Choudary before the 7/7 attacks.” The programme repeatedly gave airtime to Choudary, who was jailed for more than five years in 2016 for supporting Isis.

8: xL =broken link 2020-10-03: http://newenglishtimes.com; Blood on His Hands; (Original Title)
2,891 Murdoch Media Stories Trashing Islam In A Single Year, Study Reveals - The report investigates how five newspapers covered Islam in 2017. (by Editor 2019-03-17)

In the aftermath of New Zealand’s horrific terrorist attack, many people are searching for motives: how can a seemingly normal man be groomed into a anti-Muslim killing machine?


One answer is not hard to find. In Australia alone, Murdoch’s media stories are filling the hearts of impressionable Aussie’s at a rate of over almost 8 stories EVERY DAY. And that’s not taking into account any non-Murdoch papers.

xL =broken link 2020-10-02: https://www.npr.org; Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim

Last weekend [2019-03-16/17], a Muslim news producer said she quit Fox's corporate cousin, Sky News Australia, over its coverage of Muslims following the massacre at two New Zealand mosques. Her post went viral. Now, add the voice of one of Murdoch's former senior executives, who says he left his job in late 2017 over the coverage of Muslims, immigrants and race by Fox News and other Murdoch news outlets.

9: Encouraging examples of solidarity here:
Solidarity Worldwide - By Leaders & People of New Zealand & Elsewhere

10: Symptomatic case:
In 2012 Vinzelberg posted on Facebook, underneath a picture of a boat full of asylum seekers, "Sink the f****n thing"
(archived here: theantibogan.wordpress.com/tag/chad-vinzelberg).
Today he's been been arrested for possessing unlicensed weapons after posting in support of the Christchurch massacre.

BREAKING: Chad Vinzelberg, a man from Adelaide's northern suburbs, arrested after encouraging more terror attacks like the one in Christchurch, has left court on bail. He has been ordered not to access or post on social media.
#7News 2019-03-18

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