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Hitler’s Germany, Trump’s Amerika and my Neighborhood

Well, anti-Muslim hate has entered my own neighborhood.

Just yesterday, I was having an energized discussion with a dear friend who asked me about Pete Buttigieg’s Presidential run. I told him every Democratic hopeful (except for Bernie) is running to kiss the Israeli behind in spite of its genocide of Palestinians and to support the country blindly including Buttigieg and for me, that rules him out. We meandered to what is going on in the US and I said it is little different from 1933 Germany and heading towards a full-throated persecution of Muslims. I despaired of ever seeing Muslims come together and vote en bloc because that is the ONLY way we can scare the crap out of politicians; you can either buy Congress in the US or, bury it. My friend took umbrage at my comparisons of the US, Israel and Nazi Germany, he asked me if I had heard of any Muslim being gassed.

That’s one of the biggest problems. As soon as we draw comparisons between Nazi Germany, Israel and the US, people get all hostile, essentially saying how dare I draw an equivalence of the three. There does not NEED to be a carbon copy before we need to take a stand and compare where we or another country is heading. We Muslims don’t need to wait for eventual concentration camps or gas chambers before we may say, “Oh horrors! THIS looks familiar from history!”.

I am told to look at the other important achievements of the politicians instead to being a single-issues person. I AM concerned about other important things! I think things such as universal healthcare, universal and equal schooling all the way through universities, keeping the poor from being homeless and hungry are ALL important. But how important are they to me when I fear for the safety of my children and their future generations? Continue reading

June 18, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Banned by FB; Hate against Jews and Muslims

Well, I was locked out of FB for three days because after the summary beheading of 37 people and further crucifixion of six, I associated the House of Saud and their followers with a certain animal that Muslims and Jews don’t eat but Christians do.

It is interesting that my comments were deemed “Hate-Speech” but people are left free to hurl all kinds of insults at Islam and Muslims.

Lesson learnt; don’t be too specific in things that can be misconstrued.

On the subject of hate; over the past few days we have had one man who drove his car into a group of people he thought, were Muslims. We have also had another person who decided to strike against Amerika’s interests by shooting up a Synagogue. Continue reading

April 28, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Slaughtering Muslims the “Civilized Way”

The attacks on Muslims by Trump the Republican Party have echoes in the past and recent tragedies. This time, Rep Ilhan Omar is being used as the starting point for greater levels of Islamophobia.
Hitler worked on the Germans to launch his “Final Solution” against (mostly) Jews and slaughtered millions before he was stopped by Germany’s defeat. It is noteworthy that Germans were forced into silence, acquiescence or support. The “Allies” were not interested in stopping the extermination, they were interested in maintaining their empires without the growing threat of the Japan-Germany alliance.

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April 15, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christchurch Vigils, Opportunities For Some

In the aftermath of the brutal shootings in which 50 Muslims were murdered in Christchurch, New Zealand, vigils were held all over the world. People gathered, generally at Mosques to show support and fellowship, people left flowers at entrances to Mosques. The upsurge of sympathy and support was almost overwhelming for most Muslims including myself. It was disappointing that our local imams could not gather their wits enough to tailor their sermons around the murders and help their congregations try to figure out what to do about all this Islamophobia. Even today, over a week after the murders, Imams do not have the nerve or the wits to talk about the murders.

Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) did organize a gathering  for people of all faiths and persuasions, to mark their support with their presence. I got there a little early and even so, was confronted by crowds of people coming into the auditorium. To my surprise, there were some snacks also available. On such gatherings, I am always delighted to meet some friends I have not met in ages; people I love but Life does not permit an intersection of our paths. This was such an event as well but it was so well-attended that I could not meet as many people as I had hoped, some I saw from a distance only.

The evening began with recitation of passages from the Quran followed by words of support and sympathy from some faith-leaders and politicians. I saw many I knew including some with whom I had cordial relations, almost every faith was represented. It was a fine demonstration of support.

I noted a few politicians who were very clear about condemning what had happened in New Zealand but were absent and silent when Muslims were being persecuted right here in Washington State. Continue reading

March 23, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Zealand Slaughter and Silent Muslims

The New Zealand massacre of Muslims leaves me dumbfounded, frustrated and angry all at once. These feelings are not towards Trump or, White Nationalists of some religion but at US MUSLIMS!

I polled a few people who had been to different mosques for Juma (congregational) prayers that Friday. I asked them what the Khutba (sermon) was about and they all reported a complete lack of the imam addressing the massacre or helping Muslims understand what happened, how it may affect us Muslims and what we can do to change the situation in which the climate of Hate and Fear has become part of the wall paint around us. Continue reading

March 18, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Stigmatizing entire groups

Last night, I was trying to catch up on my huge stack of unread magazines (there is a huge stack of books right behind them!) when I came up on a story about the WWII internment of Japanese-descent Americans in a stamp-collecting magazine (yes, I am one of those nutters).

On February 19th, 1942, President Roosevelt signed an order leaving it to the military to designate “exclusion zones” and then moving the Japanese-Americans to “detention centers”. In spite of the fact that these were all Concentration Camps, the euphemisms they were known by were: “Assembly Center”, “Relocation Center”, “Isolation Center” and “Temporary Camps”, mostly along the deserts of the West Coast. In all, about 88% of the Japanese Americans…112,000 people were interned, most of their properties were “sold” at fire-sales or expropriated. Their actual losses at the time, were about $400 million, Congress generously provided a restitution after the war, of about $38 million and President Reagan signed an Act of apology in 1988.

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February 24, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

When Hate and Fear bite back…

Is Louis Farrakhan Tearing Apart The Women’s March?”  Aiden Pink

Dear Aiden,
I read with interest, your March 13th article on The Forward about women’s March and Rev Farrakhan, It was in a link in the latest Forward .
Why Jewish Women Should Stand By The Women’s March – Farrakhan Or No” by Sara Bobkoff
Clearly, these are bad times for minorities…Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, Blacks, everyone. After the tragic butchery at the Pittsburg Temple, I hear a lot of anguished voices from may Jewish leaders, writers and organizations and quite rightly, the remains of the racial biases and hate that the Trump regime and the Republican Party are promoting will stay with us for at least a generation or more.
My disappointment however, is with some Jewish organizations and Temples.

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November 14, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Countering WHITE Violent Extremism (CWVE)

White people MUST keep an eye out for radicalized Whites. White people must bear the responsibility of not turning their radicalized White people to the authorities because it is well-known that Whites know who is being radicalized and who is about to go on a terrorist spree.

White Police and FBI must also bear the responsibility for not taking action when they do find another White man who is turning to violence and radicalization. We live in a free country where we have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of life and of the pursuit of happiness but if White people, White Police and White FBI continue to allow the growth of White Violent Extremists, America will no longer be the free, democratic country we so love. White-on-White murders have reached epidemic proportions yet, neither Whites nor While law-enforcement seem to be doing anything about it. Of course the White House has cut off funding for White Supremacist organizations which gives a convenient excuse to White Law enforcement agencies to not follow violent White activities. Continue reading

November 12, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Muslim Bomber suspect arrested in Florida!!

Authorities say they arrested a Muslim bomber who appears to have been living in Florida and was associated with the Mosque there“.

Oh, how everyone (but Muslims) would celebrate the “capture” of yet another ‘Muzlem‘ out to destroy the US and the West!Certainly, the Republicans The Party of Hate and Fear), Trump and his Cabinet minions would be clapping until the cows come home, they would be referring to him as “Muslim Bomber” or, “Muslim Terrorist” and they would be linking him to all kinds of other Muslim groups.

Sadly, it turns out that the man is a Trump-supporting Republican. I am betting nobody will refer to him as a “Terrorist”, not even the spineless Democrats. Democrats will also not say anything connecting the Trump Bomber to the Republicans because there IS honor among thieves. Already, “the authorities” are referring to him as “quite possibly a lone wolf, working on his own”. I will probably grow old and die before anyone calls him “The Republican Bomber” or, “The Trump-supporter Bomber”.

Here’s another interesting point, the Seminole tribe of Florida, has disavowed him, saying he is not and was not, a member of the tribe and I am sure everyone will take this disavowal as God’s own Truth. Yet, when MUSLIMS disavow a bomber or a killer who happens to be Muslim, we Muslims are accused of lying to protect themselves. Republicans have already disavowed the man saying his actions do not reflect the principles of the Republican Party and that too, is perfectly acceptable to the world at large (I believe has EXACTLY in line with the desires of the Republican Party). Yet again, Muslims can disavow violent criminals until they are collectively blue in the face but will anyone believe us? Hell, NO!

Once again, we find the FBI, ATF, Police, Congress and the White House are all marching in lock goose-step to protect their own White, “Judeo-Christians” with absolutely never a regard for “The cult of Islam”, the Trump-supporting Terrorist will be gone from the media attention faster than yesterday’s dust from a porch.

We Muslims can heave a collective sigh of relief but beware, the next time a “Muzlem” spits on the sidewalk, “they” will be screaming for our heads.

October 26, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waters of Hate are rising, who will stop them?

Those who ignore the lessons of History (and current events), are destined to repeat History.
It is growing in the US and in the West, the hate-mongering against Islam, Arabs and Muslims is growing to greater and greater violence. Even US Agencies such as Police, FBI, ATF, ICE and others, even the White House, the Cabinet, Congress … even the military, are getting further and further dedicated towards Islamophobia.
 
We, the people of ALL faiths, need to actively stand and reject ALL aspects of hate, whether it is against Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus…against anyone because the dogs of hate are strong and demonic; once they are unleashed against one group, they will tear at everyone. This phenomenon is growing EVERYWHERE, not just in the US and the West against Muslims. We see it from the Philippines, to Myanmar, to India, to Pakistan, to Iraq, Syria, Israel…everywhere and the world bodies stand gutlessly and silently because it is happening to “them” or, our friends are involved in the genocide.

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