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  • Taieb el-Okbi
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    Originally posted by BobTheBarbarian View Post
    Couldn't agree more!

    These things happen for a reason. That reason is the Islamists' utter barbarism.
    bob,

    Many Americans and non Americans are on the side of saying that were not going to associate bad stuff with Islam, Judaism or Christianity.

    What Hida has said is understood, at least the part about the actions of Al Qaeda, ISIL, Boko Haram, groups of which actions goes against the values of Islam just as the KKK went against the values of Christianity.


    There is historic evidence out their which shows that throughout history, Muslim majority places have been tolerate societies.

    There are two cases that come to my mind(there are more but I will list two here)


    --Jerusalem under the rule of the well respected Muslim leader Salahudeen.

    --And the Ottoman Empire under the rule of Sulyman the Magnificent of which was reported by Christians of the time to be a place of tolerance. Christians such as Jean Bodin, Pierre Belon, and more.

    The problem with the small but noticeable modern day Anti Muslim movement in the USA is that these folks dont talk about the good Muslims of the past or present. SIOA meetings dont include discussions on the Hadith where Muhammad said to support those whom are oppressed, whether they are Muslim or non Muslim.

    To casually say that Jihad means killing Jews , to casually say that the ways of Jews or Hindus are bad, is without a doubt a shot at peaceful people in general. For Christ sakes the word Islam is in Islamists. The thing is if anything negative is said about Jews, or something negative is said in a discussion that is in any way related to Jews/Judasim, folks like Hida will be the first to show up and claim Antisemitism. This is not a personal attack, I am acting civilized here, using no vulgar language and speaking in a calm polite matter. The same can not be said for neo nazis and Anti Muslims, these folks do not speak in a eloquent, kind manner, often they resort to simpleton insults.


    Im not a Muslim, but Muslims are Muslims, they are not Islamists and its become blatantly obvious that folks are using this term Islamists to attack Muslims/Islam. In no way shape or forum do I support AQ or ISIL when I say Muslims are Muslims, they are not Islamists. Imagine being a Christian and having some non Christian trap you into insulting your own religion, the thought of this approach offends me.

    This can all be addressed very quickly IMO. As we know, Holocaust denial is not allowed here on ACG, but I do believe in allowing neo nazis and Anti Muslims the right to speak. So all I ask HIDA, AJR AND BWAHA, lets let bygones be bygones... Can you guys come forth and provide your general views on Jews and Muslims.


    Ill end this with saying I thank God every day that true Muslims and true Christians work together in the ME to defeat ISIL.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Golden Rule: It's not paranoia if they are really trying to kill you.

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  • BobTheBarbarian
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    Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
    I'm fairly sure this "islamophobia" as it's inaccurately labeled, isn't fueled by money, but the fact that they (the islamists) started all this by flying some aircraft full of passengers into skyscrapers several years ago. And continuously fed by beheading people on youtube, burning people alive, using women and children as human shields, hanging homosexuals, stoning women for getting raped, threatening to exterminate Jews, killing anyone that exercises free speech that flies in the face of their beliefs, and generally being some of the worst kinds of humans on the planet.

    No need for a "conspiracy" to whip up anger. They (the islamists) seem to be doing a great job of that on their own. The only misinformation comes from the apologists siding with the terrorists.

    But everyone already knows all of this...
    Couldn't agree more!

    These things happen for a reason. That reason is the Islamists' utter barbarism.

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  • Hida Akechi
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    Originally posted by Cambronnne View Post
    Exactly! Sometimes these things are based on actual facts, like brutal, senseless murder and torture rather than a complicated conspiracy.

    Unless he is trying to blame the conspiracy for all the beheadings and the refugee crises.
    There is a real disconnect here; these islamists do bad things, that is not in doubt, but the blame seems to be placed anywhere and everywhere except where it should be placed: the islamists, their death cult, and the apologists that defend them. This 57 million dollar conspiracy claim to stir up hatred and fear completely ignores the facts that these people are bad, they're doing bad things, not enough is being done to stop them, and the rest of the world recognizes their danger.

    It's not fear-mongering. It's not bigotry. It's not a conspiracy. It's recognition of a real threat that actually exists. No one I know was paid any amount of money to stir up "hatred".

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  • Cambronnne
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    Originally posted by Hida Akechi View Post
    I'm fairly sure this "islamophobia" as it's inaccurately labeled, isn't fueled by money, but the fact that they (the islamists) started all this by flying some aircraft full of passengers into skyscrapers several years ago. And continuously fed by beheading people on youtube, burning people alive, using women and children as human shields, hanging homosexuals, stoning women for getting raped, threatening to exterminate Jews, killing anyone that exercises free speech that flies in the face of their beliefs, and generally being some of the worst kinds of humans on the planet.

    No need for a "conspiracy" to whip up anger. They (the islamists) seem to be doing a great job of that on their own. The only misinformation comes from the apologists siding with the terrorists.

    But everyone already knows all of this...


    Exactly! Sometimes these things are based on actual facts, like brutal, senseless murder and torture rather than a complicated conspiracy.

    Unless he is trying to blame the conspiracy for all the beheadings and the refugee crises.

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  • Hida Akechi
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    I'm fairly sure this "islamophobia" as it's inaccurately labeled, isn't fueled by money, but the fact that they (the islamists) started all this by flying some aircraft full of passengers into skyscrapers several years ago. And continuously fed by beheading people on youtube, burning people alive, using women and children as human shields, hanging homosexuals, stoning women for getting raped, threatening to exterminate Jews, killing anyone that exercises free speech that flies in the face of their beliefs, and generally being some of the worst kinds of humans on the planet.

    No need for a "conspiracy" to whip up anger. They (the islamists) seem to be doing a great job of that on their own. The only misinformation comes from the apologists siding with the terrorists.

    But everyone already knows all of this...

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  • Taieb el-Okbi
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Okay if that's the case, then let's be brutally honest. This would be the US position if it were true:


    I dont understand that.

    What David Yerushalmi says cant be true because the USA has held relations with Muslim majority countries for 150+ years.

    In addition, one thing i have always been curious about is your interest in what I would term as Japanese animation culture. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the anime industry has its origins and popularity in Japan, correct?

    Stuff like this,

    Not just for kids
    Christian Nutt, of Shojo Beat magazine once wrote, “Anime, a vibrant and action-packed style of animation that originated in Japan, offers a unique experience for those people raised on traditional Walt Disney flicks, blending together a high-tech look, multidimensional characters, and fantastical worlds. It is an experience not to be missed.”

    At first glance, anime, which features handdrawn or computer animation, appears to be simply Japanese-style cartoons for children, but anime in fact caters to a wide-ranging age demographic with a plethora of themes like love/friendship, coming-of-age, good vs. evil and so on. Similarly, anime spans a variety of subgenres from fantasy and sci-fi to horror, romance and comedy.


    more,

    http://asianavenuemagazine.com/2013/anime/'

    Now imagine if some person came forth and starting to make fun of you because of your interests. I'd be willing to wager that folks of numerous backgrounds including Muslims are interested in Japanese animation.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    "On the so-called Global War on Terrorism, GWOT, we have been quite clear along with a few other resolute souls. This should be a WAR AGAINST ISLAM and all Muslim faithful." -David Yerushalmi
    Okay if that's the case, then let's be brutally honest. This would be the US position if it were true:


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  • Taieb el-Okbi
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    "On the so-called Global War on Terrorism, GWOT, we have been quite clear along with a few other resolute souls. This should be a WAR AGAINST ISLAM and all Muslim faithful." -David Yerushalmi

    Yerushalmi is also known for his record of anti-black and anti-immigrant bigotry. He once described "blacks as the most murderous of peoples."


    Pam Geller associates with folks such as David Yerushalmi ^^ Not sure why there are folks who would support Pam Geller and those associated with Mrs Geller. Quick research on the net will show one what Geller and other Anti Muslims have had to say. To each their own of course.

    https://islamophobianetwork.com/misi...vid-yerushalmi

    Its a shame when a fellow member of the Abrahamic religions such as David Yerushalmi goes against the values of their own religion.

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  • Taieb el-Okbi
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    After the Boston Marathon Bombing


    After the bombing and the dark-skinned reports, hate crimes were reported across the Boston area, including an attack on a Muslim doctor, Heba Abolaban as she was walking her baby in a stroller in Malden, Massachusetts.

    The example of Heba illustrates how a community came together to fight against the Islamophobia network’s fear mongering.

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  • "FEAR INC" Explore the $57 million network fueling Islamophobia in the United States

    Came across this recently and thought it would be of interest to folks.



    What is Fear, Inc.?

    This in-depth investigation conducted by the Center for American Progress reveals a small, tightly networked group of misinformation experts guiding an effort that reaches millions of Americans through effective advocates, media partners, and grassroots organizing. This spreading of hate and misinformation primarily starts with six key people and their organizations, which are sustained by funding from a clutch of key foundations.

    This website https://islamophobianetwork.com/ presents information from CAP’s 2011 widely read report “Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America” and further augments the report by providing updated information on this network.

    A copy of "Fear Inc., 2.0: The Islamophobia Network's Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America" that CAP released in February 2015 can also be found here. Fear, Inc. 2.0 provides an update to Fear, Inc. but also details the consequences of some of the failed counterterrorism policies advocated for by the Islamophobia network.


    ------The following looks into the Middle East Forum

    The Middle East Forum, or MEF, is a conservative think tank founded by Daniel Pipes in 1990. According to the organization’s website, its mission is to “promote American interests in the Middle East and protect Western values from Middle Eastern threats.”

    ...

    The forum had more than $4.6 million in revenue in 2012. It relies upon its publication, the Middle East Quarterly, and a network of monitoring programs - including Campus Watch, Islamist Watch, and the Legal Project - to inculcate fears of “militant Islam” and to monitor the people and organizations whose views contradict Pipes. This organization echoes the alarmist rhetoric of Daniel Pipes by branding Muslims, Sharia, and even the instruction of Arabic as affronts to American freedom.

    The Middle East Forum is at the center of the Islamophobia network. MEF has received more than $12 million in funding from donors in the network since 2001, and in turn, it has donated funds to organizations featured in the Islamophobia network, including Zuhdi Jasser's American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Frank Gaffney's Center for Security Policy; Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch; and Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism. From 2009 to 2012, the highest recipients of MEF funding have been Investigative Project on Terrorism ($1,409,585) and Center for Security Policy ($260,000).



    Source: Center for American Progress research is based on 990s filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.





    -----The following looks into the Clarion Project

    A nonprofit based in New York City, the Clarion Project - formerly the Clarion Fund - describes itself as an organization that seeks to “expos[e] the dangers of Islamic extremism." To further their efforts, the Clarion Project has produced several anti-Muslim films — most notably, “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West,” "Iranium," and “The Third Jihad." According to the organization's tax filings, Clarion Project's revenue in 2012 was $1,374,578.

    [I]Clarion Project is well known for receiving more than $17 million from Donors Capital Fund in 2008. The $17 million, provided by a single source helped pay for a DVD Clarion distributed called “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West,” to more than 28 million swing-state voters before the 2008 presidential election. Donors Capital Fund continues to serve as the largest donor to Clarion.

    A number of key players of the Islamophobia network serve on the advisory board of the Clarion Project, including Frank Gaffney, Zuhdi Jasser, and Daniel Pipes.



    Source: Center for American Progress research is based on 990s filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

    More can be found at https://islamophobianetwork.com/ A site which explores the small but well funded group of Anti Muslim material that comes from a number of organizations here in the USA.
    Last edited by Taieb el-Okbi; 06 May 15, 21:21.

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