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  • Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It's bigoted and Islamophobic. (click bait)

    12/15/2014 12:47:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | December 15, 2014 | Max Fisher
    There's a certain ritual that each and every one of the world's billion-plus Muslims, especially those living in Western countries, is expected to go through immediately following any incident of violence involving a Muslim perpetrator. It's a ritual that is continuing now with the Sydney hostage crisis, in which a deranged self-styled sheikh named Man Haron Monis took several people hostage in a downtown café. Here is what Muslims and Muslim organizations are expected to say: "As a Muslim, I condemn this attack and terrorism in any form." This expectation we place on Muslims, to be absolutely clear, is Islamophobic...
  • Feinstein 'Torture Report' outs Charles Martel as Islamophobe

    12/12/2014 10:01:50 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 12/11/2014 | OfflineKomissar al-Blogunov
    Diane Feinstein's recently released report on controversial CIA interrogation practices indicts, not only the Bush administration, but also all previous administrations going back to the controversial leader of the Franks, Charles Martel, and his victory over the moderate Muslim community at Tours in 732 AD, which can only be described as a gross law enforcement misconduct and hate crime. Citing inside information from medieval Latin and Arabic sources, the report prepared by Feinstein's staffers details a shocking degree of intolerance and Islamophobia on the part of Charles Martel's administration and the army of Franks, who countered the peaceful expansion of...
  • AFDI “Islamophobia”? Ads Run on California Buses

    11/16/2014 4:46:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | November 16, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Our new ad campaign is designed to show the absurdity of the mainstream media focus on “Islamophobia” amid growing jihad violence worldwide. The charge of “Islamophobia” is used to intimidate people into thinking there is something wrong with opposing jihad violence.
  • NUS Rejects Anti-ISIS Motion as "Islamophobic"

    10/21/2014 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You have to see it to believe it. A student of Kurdish descent has submitted a resolution to the UK's National Union of Students (NUS) to condemn the Islamic State, but the motion has been rejected because it offended the sensibilities of the Union’s Black Students Officer (BSO) who led a voting bloc to defeat it. The NUS considers the ongoing conflict with ISIS to be “Islamophobic”. You couldn't make this up. At least they recognise that ISIS represents Islam, and is not some totally extraneous group that for some hard-to-fathom reason has decided to associate itself to the "religion...
  • Islamophobia: Fact & Fiction

    10/10/2014 7:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Seth Leibsohn
    The blogosphere and cable channels are all atwitter over a discussion Bill Maher had with Sam Harris, Ben Affleck, and Michael Steele last week. The topic? Whether too many Americans are engaged in Islamophobia in their criticism of Islam. At one point, Affleck said, “We've killed more Muslims than they've killed us, by an awful lot.” At another, he called the criticism of Islam “ugly,” “gross,” and “racist.” He compared the criticism of Islam with someone calling a Jew “shifty.” Is he right? He is not—and neither is the decade-plus shutting down of this important discussion. The shibboleths used to...
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...
  • Austria: Imam says Muslims join Islamic State because of “Islamophobia”

    09/10/2014 4:20:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/8/2014 | Robert Spencer
    He says that “these young people do not see themselves as being part of this [Western] society: they were not brought up to blend in in a positive way.” Whose fault is that? Imams all over Europe preach against assimilation and integration.Then he adds: “There is also some discrimination and indirect persecution against Islam and Muslims that is defined here as ‘Islamophobia.'” And this is why Muslims join the Islamic State, you see — because they are victims of non-Muslim injustice. Here again we see the ever-recurring phenomenon: Islamic supremacists never, ever take responsibility for their own actions, but always...
  • CAIR Warns Americans Not To “Spread Islamophobia” In Wake Of Latest ISIS Beheading…

    09/04/2014 6:48:32 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 70 replies
    CAIR ^ | 9/4/2014
    (WASHINGTON DC - 09/03/2014) - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of several national and local organizations, today condemns a terrorist and anti-Islam group for a video purporting to show the gruesome beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff ..... During these difficult days, the USCMO also reminds the public to avoid spreading Islamophobia by using the actions of ISIS to characterize and demonize all Muslims, globally and here in the United States
  • It's good to be anti-Islam (video)

    07/24/2014 7:16:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Pat Condell
    I’m always amused when people accuse me of being anti-Islam, as if it’s a bad thing and as if I’ve been trying to hide it and they’ve somehow caught me out. “Aha, I see what you are now. You’re just anti-Islam.” Yes, well-spotted, Sherlock. Indeed I am. Just like every other sane person on Earth. Why am I anti-Islam? Well, for the simple reason that Islam is anti-me and it’s anti every fundamental value I hold. If I were to accommodate its values in my life, I would have to violate everything that I believe in. I think that’s an...
  • ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at Berkeley

    06/04/2014 2:26:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6/4/2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    What’s an “Islamophobia”-promoting academic to do when there simply aren’t enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this spring’s Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference: they invented a thought crime called “latent Islamophobia.” According to the conference description and “inspired by [the late Columbia professor] Edward Said’s work on Orientalism,” “Islamophobia” can be broken into two categories: latent and manifest: Latent Islamophobia is founded upon an unquestionable certitude...
  • Why Narendra Modi Was Banned From the U.S.

    05/04/2014 1:34:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2014 | James Mann
    Narendra Modi is the only person ever denied a U.S. visa based on a little-known law on religious freedom.Well-intentioned U.S. policies sometimes work out in absurd ways, but this is hard to top: In a few weeks, India, the world's largest democracy, will probably elect as its next prime minister a politician who for nearly a decade has been prohibited from setting foot on U.S. soil. The banned Indian official is Narendra Modi, a longtime Hindu nationalist who is the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP. Nine years ago, U.S. officials denied Mr. Modi a...
  • Georgetown University: Daniel Varisco and John Esposito explain “Islamophobia” for you

    03/03/2014 4:58:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/2014 | Robert Spencer
    A Jihad Watch reader attended the Georgetown University presentation on “Islamophobia” last week and kindly sent in this report. I wrote about this presentation here before it happened, saying that it would not be a true academic inquiry, amassing the facts and training the student to make an informed judgment, but an exercise in propaganda, attempting to manipulate attendees into holding certain opinions and skewing the presentation to ensure that those opinions would be the only ones anyone could come away with. This report shows that that was indeed what it was, with professors Daniel Varisco and John Esposito openly...
  • Massive global push to criminalize all dissent against Islam officially begins

    12/24/2013 12:18:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/24/13 | Robert Moon|
    In yet another openly hostile, in-your-face act of intimidation against anyone who dares to disagree with the "Religion of Peace," 57 Muslim countries around the world are now coming together to pressure Western countries into silencing and prosecuting any and all criticism of Islam as a "hate crime." As Investors' Business Daily explains, it is all happening under the banner of a Saudi-based group called the "Organization of Islamic Cooperation," which released its 94-page document on "Islamophobia" (noticing Islamic violence is fear-based bigotry) in recent weeks. If this calculated attempt to obliterate all dissent has its way, it will officially...
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-supporting DHS adviser blames Copts for "promoting Islamophobia"

    09/28/2013 6:15:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/28/2013 | Robert Spencer
    There have been questions about Mohamed Elibiary’s true allegiances for years. He was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas titled “A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary.” The visionary in question was none other than the founding father of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini.When I questioned him about his appearance at such a conference, Elibiary claimed that he hadn’t known what kind of conference it was going to be, although he didn’t explain why he went ahead and appeared there anyway once he found out. Among those who found this explanation...
  • Former MI5 head calls for people to spy on their neighbours following London beheading

    05/28/2013 9:05:46 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 28, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    They want people to spy on the neighbors. Why? So they'll be charged with racist-islamophobia-anti-muslim-bigotry? The London beheader was on British intel's radar for two years; what good did that do? The Brits arrested a couple of people for "anti-Islamic" tweets in the wake of the beheading. What rational person would come forward to turn in a devout Muslim? Scores of young non-Muslim British girls who were raped and sold like meat by Muslim gangs repeatedly went to law enforcement and the law did nothing. EDL members protest against Islamic supremacism and get arrested. EDL leaders Tommy Robinson and Kev...
  • Attacks on Muslims spike after Woolwich killing (Tell Mama hotline for Islamophobic crimes)

    05/25/2013 6:28:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 23, 2013 | Haroon Siddique and Sam Jones
    Fears of a prolonged backlash against Muslims have intensified after dozens of Islamophobic incidents were reported in the wake of the murder of the British soldier Lee Rigby in south London. The Tell Mama hotline for recording Islamophobic crimes and incidents recorded 38 incidents over Wednesday night, including attacks on three mosques, with more reported on Thursday. The Metropolitan police put 1,200 more officers on the street on Thursday, with extra patrols deployed to mosques and religious sites as far-right groups reacted to the tragedy. The Tell Mama co-ordinator Fiyaz Mughal, from Faith Matters, said the service usually recorded three...
  • Ron Paul’s Board Includes Obama-Lover and Terrorist Supporter Who Compared Tea Party to Nazis

    04/25/2013 1:02:46 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/25/'13 | Daniel Greenfield
    I would add 9/11 Truther, but there’s only so much room in the headline to list all his many virtues. Let’s start with the obvious one. Here is how Eric Margolis, a member of the Academic Board of Ron Paul’s new Institute for Peace and Prosperity, greeted the election of Barack Obama. Americans did not `liberate’ Iraq, but they certainly liberated their own nation last week by sweeping the Republican Party from power. One prays America’s long nightmare of foreign aggressions, fear, religious extremism, and flirting with neo-fascism is finally at an end…A forward-looking Democratic Party that represents America’s increasingly...
  • Here We Go… Sen. Feinstein Accuses GOP Rep. Peter King of Islamophobia

    04/21/2013 11:24:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/21/13 | Jim Hoft
    This morning on FOX News Sunday Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) accused Rep. Peter King of being an Islamophobe for suggesting that federal agents pay particular attention to Muslim radicals. Think Progress posted the video: Think Progress posted the transcript: KING: Listen, the threat is coming from within the Muslim community in these cases. In New York. that’s why Commissioner Kelly has 1,000 police officers out in the community. Unfortunately, he gets smeared by the New York Times and the Associated Press, but the fact is we’ve stopped 16 plots in New York because we know
  • FOX News Exclusive: US Army Targets Atlas Shrugs et al (Domestic Hate Groups)

    04/11/2013 10:57:46 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 80 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 11, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    If you recall, last week Todd Starnes broke the news that the U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas. Add Atlas Shrugs to the list that the US military is monitoring and watching. Atlas Shrugs, a news site dedicated to reporting on the global jihad, is now considered a threat by the US military. This is a sad, sad day for freedom. I don't promote hate, I expose it. Obama's Department of Defense has made the war on free speech a priority, but this is breathtaking. If you told...
  • The Facade of Islamophobia

    04/05/2013 10:54:31 AM PDT · by Masada Mossad · 15 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 05 April 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    A few days ago I received a letter from a friend of mine who happens to be a muslim whom resides in Britain. We often engage in mutually respectful conversation, each presenting our views and thoughts on various policies in our own nations and each others. The tone and nature usually resembles that of two colleagues, as opposed to, two adversaries. In his most recent letter to me, it began with this quoted text: “According to British writer and lecturer, Karen Armstrong, the west is deeply Islamophobic and the Islamophobia is the result of a long process of prejudice, dating...
  • Brits are too polite and scared of offending “vocal and aggressive Muslims”: former Obama adviser

    03/17/2013 9:13:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:55 EST, 16 March 2013 | Steve Robson
    British society is scared of offending “vocal and aggressive” Muslims, claims a former adviser to Barack Obama. Professor Lawrence Krauss made his comments after threatening to walk out of a debate hosted by an Islamic group at the University College London where organizers would not allow men and women to sit together. The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) told women to sit at the back, while men and couples were sent to the front. Three people who objected were ordered to leave. … “People are not only afraid to offend, but afraid to offend a vocal and aggressive group...
  • CAIR Director Calls for Death Penalty for Blasphemers Against Islam

    02/23/2013 9:59:27 AM PST · by LSUfan · 52 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 19 Feb 13 | Daniel Greenfield
    The most disturbing thing about this is that “Sharia law” prosecutions can only take place in the Muslim world. So this looks a lot like an attempt at intimidating and perhaps even causing the death of Atheist and Christian critics of Islam in the Muslim world. Last August, the director of CAIR St. Louis, Faizan Syed, wrote about his ideas for monitoring social media titled Social Media Task Force. Syed wants to create a Muslim youth association who would aggressively monitor the media. What really stood out was this statement under the section “I have few suggestions to make in...
  • Muslims Want to Make It a Crime To Insult Islam

    02/22/2013 12:08:14 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 26 replies
    Junkyard Dog via gatesofvienna ^ | 18. feb. 2013 | Junkyard dog
    In “The Complete Jungle”, the Junkyard Dog gives his audience a little talking-to about Islam, violence, and the OIC’s attempt to criminalize “Islamophobia”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bAYXxtITBdg
  • Lego accused of racism with Star Wars set {by Muslims}

    01/24/2013 5:37:25 AM PST · by drpix · 60 replies
    telegraph.co ^ | 1/23/2013 | Matthew Day
    Lego has been accused of racism by the Turkish community over a Star Wars model that supposedly resembles one of Istanbul’s most revered mosques. tria’s Turkish community said the model was based on Hagia Sophia mosque in Istanbul and that the accompanying figures depicted Asians and Orientals as people with “deceitful and criminal personalities.” The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria released a statement calling for Lego to apologise for affronting religious and cultural feelings. The anger was provoked by “Jabba’s Palace”, a model of the home of Jabba the Hutt from Lego’s Star Wars product range based on the blockbusting...
  • December is Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month

    12/10/2012 9:27:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Robert Spencer has started an illuminating new daily series at Jihad Watch: Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month. Running through the month of December, it was inspired by the Pat Condell video above, which utterly destroys the trumped-up and manipulative propaganda concept of "Islamophobia Awareness Month." Toward the end of the video, Condell says that a Hatred and Violence in the Qur'an Awareness Month would be much more appropriate, and Robert took him up on it. Spencer explains: "After all, November was Islamophobia Awareness Month, and certainly the hatred and violence in the Qur'an kills many, many more...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • 'Political sensitivities' before life and liberty

    12/05/2012 8:23:35 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 04, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Last Friday, according to Arizona’s Casa Grande Dispatch, “an explosive device was detonated … by the back door of the U.S. Social Security Administration office, shaking downtown Casa Grande, but no one was injured.” The perpetrator was a Muslim, Abdullatif Aldosary. You would think that a Muslim detonating an IED in a government building in Arizona would be front-page stuff, or that national security agencies would be at heightened alert, but you would be wrong. The FBI is not treating it as a terrorism case because of “the political sensitivities involved.” Translation? They fear insulting Muslims. They’re not properly prosecuting...
  • Let's ALL Celebrate Anti-Islamophobia Month.

    11/30/2012 3:44:50 PM PST · by DanMiller · 14 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 30, 2012 | Dan Miller
    It's the Multicultural way! How could we possibly go wrong?We must recognize that Islam is our friend, not our enemy, and apologize for our shameful misconduct toward members of the highly regarded Religion of True Peace. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKerbOi_mrI?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkHere's a not very different view: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfJ6FpabknY?feature=player_detailpage] Video linkColonel Allen West has some similar ideas. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CVK4c2qu3M?feature=player_popout] Video linkColonel West is just an absurd old White militaristic Uncle Tom with an irrational hatred of Islam. A vile Islamophobe, he says nothing worth hearing and knows nothing worth knowing. He didn't even have enough common sense to stay happily on the...
  • Pat Condell: Ha Ha Islamophobia

    11/30/2012 8:53:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 30, 2012 | Pat Condell
    It's Islamophobia Awareness Month.
  • Case Against 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Raises Eyebrows

    11/23/2012 10:03:41 PM PST · by forty_years · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/19/2012 | by Adam Turner
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, (or Mark Basseley Youssef) the American Coptic filmmaker partly responsible for the film clip that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice initially and incorrectly blamed for inciting the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the American Ambassador and three other Americans, was recently sentenced to a one year prison term for violating his probation.On September 27, in the midst of the tumult in the Muslim world, Nakoula was arrested in the middle of the night from his home in the Los Angeles area for violating his...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes’

    11/02/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11/2/12 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • Benghazi Investigator Slams America, ‘Islamophobes’

    11/01/2012 11:39:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 2, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities. So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling...
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” as objectionable,...
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 10:30:57 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 2 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism” as objectionable,...
  • Irrational Fear of Islam?-"Islamophobia" a meaningless term mainly used to harass, intimidate

    10/02/2012 5:20:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 2, 2012 | Fjordman
    Why "Islamophobia" is a meaningless term mainly used to harass and intimidate non-Muslims. ... - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Irrational Fear of Islam?Posted By Fjordman On October 2, 2012 @ 12:43 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Editor’s note: To read and order David Horowitz’ and Robert Spencer’s pamphlet,  Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, click here.In his book How the West Was Lost, the Russian-born author Alexander Boot suggested that Westerners no longer live in a democracy but in a glossocracy, the government of the word, by the word and for the word.One could posit that...
  • Brazil court orders YouTube to remove anti-Islam film

    09/25/2012 10:53:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 26, 2012 | Anthony Boadle
    (Reuters) - A Brazilian court on Tuesday banned an online anti-Islam movie that spawned violent protests across the Muslim world and gave YouTube 10 days to pull the film's trailer from its website. The decision by a state court in Sao Paulo, home to a large Middle Eastern immigrant community, came hours after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff criticized "Islamophobia" in Western countries in a speech at the United Nations. The lawsuit against the controversial film was brought by a Brazilian Muslim group, the National Islamic Union, against YouTube owner Google Inc for posting on the Internet a film it said...
  • D.C. Islamophobia Conference Was a Bad Idea

    12/13/2011 3:41:24 PM PST · by bayouranger · 31 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Nina Shea
    Yesterday marked the opening of the international conference announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a high-level meeting on Islamophobia that she co-chaired, held last July in Istanbul and hosted by the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). At the time, Secretary Clinton described this week’s conference as a move to implement U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18 on “combating [religious] intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization.” This State Department conference, entitled “The Istanbul Process,” is proving to be a very bad idea. It remains to be seen whether speech limitations to protect religion generally and Islam specifically will be...
  • UC Berkeley and the 'Islamophobia' Lobby

    05/26/2012 10:14:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 5/25/2012 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP)—a program of the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender (CRG)—recently held its third annual conference, "Critical Discourses on Islamophobia: Symbols, Images, & Representations." As in previous years, speaker after speaker decried an imaginary racist, imperialist, Orientalist Western juggernaut, while disregarding the very real predations of Islamism. The first day of the conference brought in approximately eighty people at its peak, including a number of women in hijab (head scarf), typing furiously on laptops. Others sported keffiyehs and dreadlocks; a smattering of Arabic and French could be heard; and a scruffy,...
  • France’s Turn for the Worse... Europe’s far right has already won

    05/05/2012 8:51:03 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | 5/4/2012 | Yascha Mounk
    On Sunday, by almost every indication, François Hollande, who has been leading in the polls for months, will defeat Nicolas Sarkozy and become France’s next president. Hollande’s Socialist Party, which hasn’t ousted an incumbent president in over three decades, has every reason to celebrate. But the true winner of this election isn’t France’s left; it’s Europe’s far right. The reason is simple. In this election, France’s establishment has embraced Islamophobic ideas to an unprecedented degree. Right-wing populism, once a fringe phenomenon, has been conquering the bastions of Europe’s political mainstream with frightening speed; even so, most observers failed to predict...
  • Opposing honor killing is 'Islamophobia'?

    05/02/2012 6:20:27 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-1-12 | Pamela Geller
    We held our AFDI/SIOA Jessica Mokdad Human Rights conference last Sunday in Dearborn, the first honor-killing conference of its kind. Hundreds converged upon the Hyatt to join Robert Spencer and me and a full roster of luminaries to educate, elucidate and shine a light on the ugly and brutal atrocities under the Shariah. As expected, the goons, thugs and Muslim supremacists were also out in force. It seems that Islamic supremacists support murder for “honor,” for these subversive groups energetically opposed our conference dedicated to exposing the plight of women under Islamic law on the first anniversary of the honor...
  • FIGHTING ISLAMOPHOBIA – WHILE JEWS DIE

    03/26/2012 7:35:07 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies · 8+ views
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 03/26/2012 | Don Feder
    Fighting Islamophobia has become a cause célèbre among both the Jewish establishment and the Jewish farther-left. In the meantime, Jews are being murdered, tortured, attacked, plotted against and vilified in the name of Islam. How can anyone without ideological blinders fail to see it? Islam is the greatest threat to Jewish survival. Who wants to wipe Israel off the map – The Unitarian Universalist Republic of Iran? Whose rise to power in Egypt has driven anti-Semitic rhetoric to new heights – the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union? Immigrants of which faith community have fueled the greatest explosion of European anti-Semitism...
  • Chris Matthews Excoriates: Rick Santorum Is a 'Theocrat' and Franklin Graham Is a 'Disgrace'

    02/09/2012 11:01:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies · 1+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | February 09, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Only two days after admitting that Barack Obama has a problem with his "frightening" birth control decision, Chris Matthews on Thursday was back on offense. He berated Rick Santorum as a "theocrat" and knocked Reverend Franklin Graham as a "disgrace." The Hardball host singled out Family Research Council President Tony Perkins as the representative of all those who would question Obama's faith. Matthews interrogated, "Tony, do you think this president is a Muslim?" He added, "Why [do] your people" make such allegations? An exasperated Perkins replied, "no" and shot back, "My people?...The things that we have said have always been...
  • Muslims, Atheists Pressure Military to Remove Christian Speaker

    01/31/2012 11:38:13 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/31/2012 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Military Academy pressured a retired U.S. lieutenant general to withdraw from speaking at a West Point prayer breakfast after Muslims and atheists complained, Fox News & Commentary has learned. Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin was scheduled to deliver a speech at West Point on Feb. 8. But late Monday, the military academy released a statement saying he had decided to withdraw from speaking and would be replaced with another speaker. However, a source close to the controversy told Fox News & Commentary that Boykin was pressured to withdraw. “It was very clear they wanted General Boykin to withdraw,”...
  • CAIR pressures retired general, critic of Islam, to back out of West Point event

    01/31/2012 7:10:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 31 Jan 2012 | Caroline May
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Monday night that it had successfully prevented retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin from speaking at an upcoming prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “We welcome Mr. Boykin’s withdrawal from this event and hope that the speaker who replaces him will offer cadets a spiritual message that promotes tolerance and mutual understanding,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a statement. West Point initially balked at the calls to remove Boykin — a former military intelligence officer — from the event. Lt. Col. Sherri Reed of West Point...
  • Jedda, saudia arabia -OIC concerned about the rise of "islamophobia" in western politics

    01/22/2012 10:51:05 AM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies
    arabnews.com ^ | 1-20-12 | ARAB NEWS (filthy koranimal)
    JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday expressed alarm over the anti-Islam rhetoric coming out as the US presidential elections race heats up as well as over the recent results of parliamentary elections in some European countries. “The rise in Islamophobia in Western politics is a great concern for the OIC,” said Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the OIC. The radical right-wing parties have won significant political weight in the parliaments in Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Sweden and France as well as the European Parliament; in addition, such groups as the English Defense League in Britain and...
  • Emails reveal antisemitism of hard-Left Center for American Progress.

    01/08/2012 9:30:57 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 8 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | 8th Jan, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    The Center for American Progress is the extraordinarily well-funded hard-Left organization that published a highly deceptive and misleading report on the Muslim Brotherhood neologism "Islamophobia" last year. Now it is unmasked not only as an enabler of jihad and Islamic supremacism, but as -- surprise, surprise -- antisemitic as well.
  • State Department 'Panders' to Islamists on Free Speech

    12/28/2011 7:33:29 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Familysecuritymatters.com ^ | 12-28-11 | Steve Emerson
    The Obama administration is drawing fire for yielding what critics see as a huge propaganda victory to Islamist regimes seeking to curb American speech deemed "offensive" to Muslims. The State Department hosted a three-day, closed-door meeting last week with representatives of the Saudi Arabia-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on measures to fight religious "intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization." In her closing remarks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton portrayed the conference as a sign that Washington and the OIC are working together to protect religious freedom around the world. "We have to get past the idea that we can suppress...
  • FNC: Texas Muslim Massacres Own Family While Dressed as Santa Claus

    Imagine the media attention that would be garnered if any non-Muslim in the U.S. did something as sensationalistically violent and dramatic as to dress as Santa Claus and commit a mass murder against his own family at a Christmas gathering. But this past weekend, a Muslim man in Texas who was reportedly angry at his family for becoming too westernized committed just such an egregious act, resulting in the deaths of seven people, as documented this morning by FNC's Fox and Friends.
  • The Center for American Progress’ Jihad Against the Free World

    12/30/2011 10:35:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 12-30-11 | Daniel Greenfield
    The colors of the American flag are red, white and blue, but the colors of the Center for American Progress are red, white and green. Red for the left and green for Islam. The Center for American Progress is not just any organization. Headed up by John Podesta, a co-chairman of Obama’s transition team and backed by a 38 million dollar annual budget, it is George Soros’ most ambitious attempt to turn his Shadow Party into a shadow government. CAP is the organization with the single greatest influence on the Obama White House and its foreign and domestic policy. CAP...