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Embracing Anti-Semitism! Just what IS Anti-Semitism?

Anyone who hasn’t come across an accusation of Anti-Semitism against someone else, has not been living on this planet. As time flies by, such accusations are used more and more frequently and now this accusation of “Anti-Semitism” has become a tool to intimidate people, to form opinions and to change policy.

“Anti-Semitism” used to be an easily understood term, make an accusation across the board of “Jewish conspiracies”, of “Jews” undermining the world or “Jews” being greedy Shylocks or even hold ALL Jews responsible for the atrocities of Israel and it is fairly clear that underlying the statement is a promotion of hate or fear of Jews; that would be Anti-Semitism. Not that simple today. Continue reading

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August 3, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

FATAH: Mentally ill? The media or the murderer?

I was sent a link to this (headline) article from the Toronto Sun questioning whether the media were mentally ill because they were soft on Muslims. It was sent to me by a dear friend who, as a Hindu from Pakistan has (sadly) good reason to be mad at Muslims persecuting minorities like him in the name of Islam. Pakistan’s twisted system of law, what they call “Sharia-based” law gives cover to the monsters who take part in murders and persecutions of religious minorities. (https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/fatah-mentally-ill-the-media-or-the-murderer?video_autoplay=true)

My friend’s e-mail was in response to him originally referring to “Radicalized” when talking about violent Muslims. I pointed out that the term “Radicalized” is not a hole lot different from “terrorist”, “fundamentalist” and “home-frown” in that they have become slightly civilized code for Muslims. I asked him to not use such terms and to be against violence and injustice no matter who committed it.

He replied by telling me there are Muslims who go to becoming Martyrs and killing people so when they go to Heaven, they will have “a gaggle of virgins”. That as guests in this country, we should refrain from “complaining and bitching at home and in Mosques” about the US and the West because it contributes to Muslim violence.

He closed by telling me that as “A Muslim leader”, it is my job to speak out against violence. This was my response: Continue reading

July 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Help me with “Compassionate Listening”

Some advice from my wiser friends? I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH “Compassionate Listening”.

 

“Compassionate Listening” is when we sit down with someone who may have caused us pain or, someone we hold something against, in order to try to understand their point of view. The theory is that if we open our hearts and minds when we listen, we may understand the other party better and some healing may take place. For the record, I believe in “Compassionate Listening”…to a point.

 

I recently engaged in a discussion with a person who was what I would term as a blind supporter of Israel, she supported everything Israel did and laid the blame for all tragedies at the door of Hamas (“Hamas forces the Palestinians to do things that then force Israel to shoot the Palestinians…which then score Hamas P-R points”). Continue reading

June 17, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Interfaith visit to Israel

Every year across the US, the pro-Israel Jewish leaders run a campaign of getting Muslims to visit Israel (“The Holy Land!”) on an interfaith basis with Leaders from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. Every year enough gullible Muslims can be found to validate the “interfaith-ness” of the tour for which they pay with their own money. The tours are guided, structured and little time is permitted for the visitors to actually do some digging of their own, into the miseries being suffered by Christian and Muslim Palestinians…those who are in Gaza, world’s largest Concentration Camp or, those on the West Bank who are surrounded by State-supported Jewish killers whose goal is to kill or terrorize the Christian and Muslim Palestinians out of Israel. People return from the trip hoping to have made an impression on their Jewish friends, that they are indeed, “moderate Muslims” while the right-wing Christians return with more fervor to help raise more money for Israel’s genocide of Palestinians. None of them are exposed to the dark underbelly of the Jewish state where Palestinians are battered, maimed and killed at will, by Israeli military their security services and their civilians.

I strongly believe that until Israel changes to a land where everyone can live in safety, peace and justice, Muslims should NEVER be a part of any “interfaith” delegation to that monstrous country.

This year is no different. Once again the Jewish leaders are on the move, recruiting gullible Muslims who sometimes borrow or scrape money to be a part of such an “interfaith” project. In Seattle area, this project is being led by Rabbi Jim Mirel. Yes, this is the same lovable Rabbi Jim Mirel who

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May 4, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

The duty to protest…

CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations (USA) alerted me to a story exposing the Islamophobic library of the US Marine Corps. After reading it, I decided to write my own letter to the Secretary of Defense and the Commandant of US Marines (see below). Note the stamps I use on this letter, they all  carry an important message.

It is not enough to have an organization take on the fight, we, all of us, Muslim or not, must get off our duffs and add our voices to the protest against Humanity that we see regardless of who the victim may be at the time. Our silence not only marks us a cowards, it also lowers the importance of the fight any organization is picking up on our behalf. Then again, if we do not speak when the targets are others, who will speak for us? Sadly for us Muslims, it is only going to get worse and worse so the time to lend our voices is now. Continue reading

April 30, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Brainwashing and Blind Patriotism

I was having an online conversation with a US ex-soldier recently. It began with Billy Graham’s death and rapidly went down the chute to the invasion of Iraq and slaughters of Muslims in many of our “War!”-front countries. I held Billy Graham responsible for supporting genocidal wars and for supporting his son Franklin in spite of Franklin’s open hostility towards Muslims and Islam…genocidal hostility, I would add.

 

I could not help but notice his fierce defense of the Iraq Invasion (Billy G was a supporter of all wars) so I remarked that it is understandable for him to have such a stand because he had been brainwashed during training that Iraq invasion was an existential war and the Iraqis were Evil incarnate.

 

Such an attitude is not peculiar to US soldiers alone, the entire American population that supported the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, had been programmed into believing they were defending “our way of life”, that “The enemy” will stop at nothing, “They” will kill us all and will not rest until America has been destroyed and turned into a “Sharia state”.

There are still millions of Americans who believe “The enemy” is still out there, waiting to destroy “our way of life”. Those millions of people are still looking at Muslims in America as “Sleeper-Cells” waiting for the secret order from some unknown Grand Controller, to rise and kill all “Unbelievers”.

 

The power of brainwashing is deep and very long-lasting.

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March 9, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Collaborating with Nazis

Collaborating with Nazis.

How many times have I heard “Amin Al-Husseini, The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem” met with Hitler and that this was all the proof needed to show how Muslims collectively hate Jews and how Islam itself is against Judaism and Jews? So many times that I am sick of it. This “example” is used by those who wish to promote Islamophobia and by some, to defend Israel because any attack on Muslims and Arabs, is a defense in their minds, of Israel. There was no position of “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem” until the British created it to gather more control but let us not stand in the way of a successful hate-Islam campaign.

Nobody talks about other groups that also joined forces with the Nazis because to do so, would distract from the main aim of creating hate against Muslims, especially since the largest collaborators were Jewish. Continue reading

December 28, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 3 Comments

Yes! Move US Embassy to Jerusalem!

It sure looks like it is happening now that Trump has informed Abbas that the US Embassy will be moved to Jerusalem. Abbas, like all other Palestinian leaders, will grovel and accept but make lots of noises about how terrible it would be. Arab leaders will do their typical “I’m mad!” dance and shout that this will mean the end of the world because the gates of Hell will crash open if the US does so. Mindless Muslims across the world will demonstrate how upset they are and they will proceed to burn their neighbors’ properties to show their rage at the US. Europe will state in a most civilized manner, that this step would not be helpful.

The FBI will go on high alert in the US and will start to look for yet more “Muzlems” to target but the world will move on… Continue reading

December 5, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Kill all Muslims…and why not?

When leaders speak or promote hate speech, they embolden the existing bigots and they recruit the undecided-and-ignorant, to the ranks of Hate. This emboldens more people to join the hate-noise and before we realize it, Hate, anger and violence become accepted norms that are then available to be aimed at targeted communities, Muslims, in today’s world.

Today, we have the Chief Executive of the United States promoting hate against Muslims. Trump has tried to pass across-the-board ban against Muslims coming to the US from Muslim-majority countries (he has said Christians from the same countries would be okay), he has regularly said things against Muslims (“Islam hates us”) and today, he forwarded a Tweet from a British anti-Muslim hate-monger. Continue reading

November 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Republican Party, the New American Nazis?

Republicans, the Party of Hate.
What next? Brown shirts, Jack-boots and a hunt to cleanse “our White, Christian, Fatherland”?
 
NO. I refuse to accept that ANYONE is out there, not supporting the hate platform of the Republican Party and still calls himself/herself a Republican. If you are a Republican, you are a party to the hate against Muslims and Islam, you are a party to the hate against Hispanics, Blacks, LGBTQ and everyone else that the party of “Grab ’em by the p***y” hates.

November 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment