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Are Muslims Rapists?

Loon Watch - 4 February, 2017 - 14:43

Hatred against Jews and hatred against Muslims have a lot in common. One thing in particular is that throughout the history Jews and Muslims have been accused of being rapists. The Nazis in the 30s are well known for their claim that the Jewish men was seeking to rape “Aryan women and small girls” to “make Europe more Jewish”. The myth that all Jewish men are rapists is still being spread among antisemites. Today Muslims are victims of this slander as well.

Internet is filled with claims that Muslims rape women. The thinkthank close to President Donald Trump, Breitbart, is no exception to that. Breitbart often claims that Muslim men are sexual perverts that just want to rape women.

Milo Yiannopoulos, senior editor at Breitbart, stated;

Women will suffer terrible sexual atrocities at the hands of Muslims, but they will survive these encounters most of the time.  Muslims want to violate women, not kill them.”

A lie that is often repeated will be accepted as The “Truth” by many in the end. So too with the lies of Breitbart.”Muslim Rape Crisis“, “Muslim Rape Gang Leader“, “Muslim Gang Rapists are Springing Up Everywhere“, “Islamic Rape Gangs“, “Muslim Child Rape“, etc etc…

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By now you might ask whether a Muslim never raped a woman? Of course there are individual Muslim rapists, as there are Jewish rapists, rapists among Trump supporters, among farmers, Americans, Christians, Russians, carpenters and stamp collectors.  But if you claim that Muslims, Jews, Trump supporters or Christians  are rapists you are spreading a dangerous lie. You are implying that ALL are criminals.

According to Breitbart there is a “Muslim Rape Culture“. The Nazis spread the same lies about Jews in the 30s, as Breitbart today, and claimed that there was such a thing as “Jewish Rape Culture”. Especially the German magazine Der Sturmer was famous for spreading these kinds of slanders.

In the picture below, from Der Sturmer,  you can see the satanic Jewish snake that is raping a woman, and in the background you can see the Talmud.

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The Nazis claimed that the Jewish Talmud allowed marriahes between adult men and children. It was claimed that Jews were pedophiles, and that it had its origin in the religion. If you wonder where the myth that all Muslims are pedophiles come from, or slanders about the prophet Mohammad and Aisha, you should look at the antisemitic roots of these slanders.

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Jewish Defamation of the Blood. That is the headline of this issue of Der Sturmer. In the bottom of the page it says that “The jews are our disgrace”.

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The Nazis took real rape, committed by individuals that happened to be Jews, and mixed with lies and fabricated stories about “rape”. The example below is from Der Sturmer 1927. According to the article an American Jew raped a German woman in Ohio. “Defamation of the Race in America” is the headline. The implied message is that “all Jews are like that”.

By claiming that Jews were rapists and by giving “evidence” about this the Nazis whipped up hatred against Jews in Germany. Truth was replaced by “alternative facts”.

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In the Nuremberg trials after World War 2 it was established that the lie that a “Jewish Rape Culture” existed was one of the crimes against humanity the Nazis committed. In Nuremberg this quote from Der Sturmer 1933 was put forward as one of the evidences of the Nazi crimes.

“One single cohabitation of a Jew with an Aryan woman is sufficient to poison her blood forever. Together with the alien albumen she has absorbed the alien soul…. Now we know why the Jew uses every artifice of seduction in order to ravish German girls at as early an age as possible; why the Jewish doctor rapes his patients while they were under anaesthetic. He wants the German girl and the German woman to absorb the alien sperm of the Jew. She is never again to bear German children… The author and abettor of such action is the Jew. He has been aware of the secrets of the race question for centuries, and therefore plans systematically the annihilation of the nations which are superior to him. Science and authorities are his instruments for the enforcing of pseudo-science and the concealment of truth.”(M-20).

But are Muslims rapists?

Of course no. The question is stupid. Are all Christian rapists? Are Americans rapists?

The lie is easy to expose. They claim that all people belonging to a group are guilty of real or invented crimes that a few persons in the group might, or might not, have committed. That is hatred, that is racism!

Canada Mourned The Victims Of Quebec City Massacre

Loon Watch - 3 February, 2017 - 23:33

Trump was silent while a whole nation to our north mourned an unprecedented Islamophobic massacre. Much respect to Canada.

via. France24

Nearly 5,000 mourners packed into a hockey arena in Montreal’s Olympic park for the funeral, while many more across Canada watched it on television.

For many in this mostly secular nation, the ceremony was their first glimpse of traditional Muslim funeral rites.

There were also prayers for the other three victims, who will be commemorated the next day in Quebec City.

Khaled Belkacemi, 60, and Abedlkrim Hassane, 41, both Algerian dual nationals, and Tunisian-born Aboubaker Thabti, 44, were shot dead, along with three other worshippers at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday.

“The pain is hard to express, it runs deep,” mourner Mohamed Lemdani told AFP.

“We are all family men who came to Canada to work and integrate into a multicultural society,” he said.

White flower wreaths were placed by the coffins, covered by the flags of the victims’ birth countries, where their bodies later would be transported for burial.

There has been an outpouring of support for Canada’s minority Muslim community in the wake of the attack, but also pockets of increased hate mongering.

At the funeral Catholics, Jews, Muslims and agnostics sat side by side, hugging each other and wiping away tears as verses of the Koran were read aloud.

“The whole nation has been shaken by this brutal and hateful attack, but in these dark moments our country has united and showed solidarity,” said Trudeau.

“(Say) no to violence, no to intimidation, racism and xenophobia,” said Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.

To Canada’s 1.1 million-strong Muslim minority, he said: “Know that you are at home here.”

Hijra and the Black Muslim Experience

altmuslim - 3 February, 2017 - 21:07
Recent political developments in the U.S. have prompted many to reexamine the situation that Black people face. The routine extrajudicial killing of Black women and men by police has become increasingly visible. Expressions of white supremacist nativism have become more prominent in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign [victory and now presidency]. And, Black people’s socioeconomic prospects remain bleak. One response has been to advocate for Black American migration, invoking our collective memory of once common calls for repatriation and mass exodus.

Steve Bannon's Islamophobic film script just one example of anti-Muslim views

The Guardian World news: Islam - 3 February, 2017 - 19:47

The man who once imagined a ‘global war’ between ‘the Judeo-Christian west’ and ‘jihadist Islamic fascism’ is now Trump’s top adviser. Here’s a selection of anti-Muslim remarks he has made in the past

The emergence this week of a script for an Islamophobic film written a decade ago by Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, has drawn new attention to Bannon’s past statements about Islam, and to his view that “the Judeo-Christian west” is engaged in a “global war” against “jihadist Islamic fascism”.

Related: Steve Bannon's role in inner circle of Trump team raises fears of security crisis

The road to the establishment of an Islamic Republic in the United States starts slowly and subtly with the loss of the will to win. The road to this unique hell on earth is paved with the best intentions from our major institutions. This political/accommodation/appeasement approach is not simply a function of any one individual’s actions but lies at the heart of our most important cultural and political institutions.

We’re at the very beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict, of which if the people in this room, and people in the church, do not bind together and really form what I feel is an aspect of the church militant, to really be able to not just stand with our beliefs against but to fight for our beliefs this this new barbarity that’s starting, uh that we will literally eradicate everything we’ve been bequeathed over the last 2,000 and 2,500 years.

It’s a very unpleasant topic. But we are in an outright war against jihadist Islamic fascism. And this war is, is, I think metastasizing, almost far quicker than governments can handle it … We have Boko Haram and other groups that will eventually partner with Isis in this global war. And it is unfortunately something that we’re going to have to face, and we’re going to have to face very quickly.

I think the discussion of, you know, can we put a cap on wealth creation and distribution – it’s something that should be at the heart of every Christian that is a capitalist. Is, what is the purpose I’m doing with this wealth. What is the purpose I’m doing with the ability that god has given us and that divine providence has given us to actually be a creator of jobs and a creator of wealth. I think it behooves all us to really take a hard look and make sure that we are reinvesting that back into positive things, but also to make sure that we understand that we’re at the very beginning stages of a global conflict, and that if we do not bind together with other countries that this conflict is only going to metastasize.

They have a Twitter account today, Isis does, about turning the United States into a river of blood if it comes in and tries to defend the city of Baghdad. And trust me, that is going to come to Europe. That is going to come to central Europe, it is going to come to western Europe, and it’s going to come to the United Kingdom. And so, I think that we are in a crisis, like I said a crisis of capitalism, really the underpinnings of capitalism. And on top of that we’re now, I believe, at the beginning stages of a global war against Islamic fascism.

Related: Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

I believe the world, and particularly the Judeo-Christian west, is in a crisis, and it’s really the organizing principle of how we built Breitbart News to really be a platform to bring news and information to people throughout the world, principally in the west but we’re expanding internationally, to let people understand the depths of this crisis. And it is a crisis both of capitalism but really of the underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian west and our beliefs.

It’s ironic I think that we’re talking today, at exactly, uh, tomorrow, 100 years ago, at the exact moment we’re talking, uh, the assassination took place in Sarajevo, um, of uh Archduke Franz, uh, Ferdinand, um, that uh led to really the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of the bloodiest century in mankind’s history.

Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of submission. Islam means submit. I mean, the whole thing, it’s just categorically, he’s – Avi, he is the epitome, he’s the Republican version – not a conservative – he’s a Republican establishment, country club version of the Clintons. That’s all they are. It’s a it’s it’s a it’s a – it’s the baby boomer, narcissistic, he wants to feel loved.

You believe that not only we’re at war, but we have to prosecute this as a war, and we have to take care of this fifth column – there’s clearly a fifth column here in the United States – that needs to be dealt with immediately?

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Canadians form 'rings of peace' around mosques after Quebec shooting

The Guardian World news: Islam - 3 February, 2017 - 19:46
  • Gunman shot dead six worshippers at Quebec mosque last week
  • Non-Muslims act as ‘human shields’ in Toronto, Edmonton and St John’s

Hundreds across Canada gathered around mosques to form protective barriers – described by organisers as “human shields” and “rings of peace” – as Muslims in the country marked their first Friday prayers since a gunman shot dead six men who were praying at a Quebec mosque.

“No Canadian should be afraid to go to their house of worship to pray,” Yael Splansky, the rabbi behind the effort to set up “rings of peace” around Toronto mosques told the Canadian Press. “It’s a terrifying scene. Imagine people of faith going to pray in peace, to pray for peace, and to be at risk. Houses of worship are sacred and must be protected.”

Related: 'Islamophobia killed Canadians': anti-Muslim rhetoric blamed in Québec attack

Part of Jewish solidarity line around mosque while Muslims pray inside. #ringsofpeace #to #ringofpeace pic.twitter.com/tR2VNfY6Aj

Related: After the Quebec mosque attack, Canada needs to take a hard look at itself | Emer O'Toole

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The Intercept: Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister

Loon Watch - 3 February, 2017 - 19:09

RIP sweet angel. You did not deserve to be killed!

By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

IN 2010, PRESIDENT Obama directed the CIA to assassinate an American citizen in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki, despite the fact that he had never been charged with (let alone convicted of) any crime, and the agency successfully carried out that order a year later with a September 2011 drone strike. While that assassination created widespread debate — the once-again-beloved ACLU sued Obama to restrain him from the assassination on the ground of due process and then, when that suit was dismissed, sued Obama again after the killing was carried out — another drone killing carried out shortly thereafter was perhaps even more significant yet generated relatively little attention.

Two weeks after the killing of Awlaki, a separate CIA drone strike in Yemen killed his 16-year-old American-born son, Abdulrahman, along with the boy’s 17-year-old cousin and several other innocent Yemenis. The U.S. eventually claimed that the boy was not their target but merely “collateral damage.” Abdulrahman’s grief-stricken grandfather, Nasser al-Awlaki, urged the Washington Post “to visit a Facebook memorial page for Abdulrahman,” which explained: “Look at his pictures, his friends, and his hobbies. His Facebook page shows a typical kid.”

Few events pulled the mask off Obama officials like this one. It highlighted how the Obama administration was ravaging Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries: just weeks after he won the Nobel Prize, Obama used cluster bombs that killed 35 Yemeni women and children. Even Obama-supporting liberal comedians mocked the arguments of the Obama DOJ for why it had the right to execute Americans with no charges: “Due Process Just Means There’s A Process That You Do,” snarked Stephen Colbert. And a firestorm erupted when former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs offered a sociopathic justification for killing the Colorado-born teenager, apparently blaming him for his own killing by saying he should have “had a more responsible father.”The U.S. assault on Yemeni civilians not only continued but radically escalated over the next five years through the end of the Obama presidency, as the U.S. and the U.K. armed, supported, and provide crucial assistance to their close ally Saudi Arabia as it devastated Yemen through a criminally reckless bombing campaign. Yemen now faces mass starvationseemingly exacerbated, deliberately, by the U.S.-U.K.-supported air attacks. Because of the West’s direct responsibility for these atrocities, they have received vanishingly little attention in the responsible countries.

In a hideous symbol of the bipartisan continuity of U.S. barbarism, Nasser al-Awlaki just lost another one of his young grandchildren to U.S. violence. On Sunday, the Navy’s SEAL Team 6, using armed Reaper drones for cover, carried out a commando raid on what it said was a compound harboring officials of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. A statement issued by President Trump lamented the death of an American service member and several others who were wounded, but made no mention of any civilian deaths. U.S. military officials initially denied any civilian deaths, and (therefore) the CNN report on the raid said nothing about any civilians being killed.

But reports from Yemen quickly surfaced that 30 people were killed, including 10 women and children. Among the dead: the 8-year-old granddaughter of Nasser al-Awlaki, Nawar, who was also the daughter of Anwar Awlaki.

As noted by my colleague Jeremy Scahill — who extensively interviewed the grandparents in Yemen for his book and film on Obama’s “Dirty Wars” —  the girl “was shot in the neck and killed,” bleeding to death over the course of two hours. “Why kill children?” the grandfather asked. “This is the new (U.S.) administration — it’s very sad, a big crime.”

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Walk the Walk: Network, Organize, and Strengthen your Community

Muslim Matters - 3 February, 2017 - 19:02

By Najiyah Maxfield

March On!

After a brief respite to put my feet up and catch my breath after the Women’s March, which I attended with two of my daughters and three granddaughters, I’m standing back up this morning and venturing out to become involved in the real work of building a supportive, just and sustainable community. To take the atmosphere of the march home and make it into reality. In other words, I’m going out to do what we all should have been doing all along.

I’m a Muslim from Kansas, and I must admit that we American Muslims have been guilty of being a bit insular. When the immigrants of the 70s and 80s arrived in the States, they found a country that was teeming with things they perceived as both prejudicial and immoral. Instead of seeing themselves portrayed as noble and intelligent, they saw stereotypes like swarthy terrorists and their fanatic helpmates or self-absorbed sheikhs with gauze-draped haram denizens as their backup singers. Instead of modesty and decorum in relations between the sexes, they saw breasts in beer ads and sexual harassment at work. Instead of hearing the call to prayer from every corner, they heard Reaganomics and the first Gulf War on every TV.

Their natural reaction, like the reaction of most immigrant communities during such times, was to turn inward. To regard the larger society with wariness. To found private schools and educate their kids there. To direct all their good works toward each other or toward helping their families back home. But while they were circling their wagons, Americans were also watching exoticized movies and the reports from Desert Storm. They were being conditioned, as Westerners long have, to view Muslims as “other”.

And then came 9/11.

Muslims began to realize after that tragic day that we had protected ourselves at our own peril. We began to reach out to our neighbors, help in our communities and create networks of friends and neighbors who knew us as Muslims and knew our good natures and better works. We began to be ourselves in public. But we were behind the eight-ball. There was still lots of fertile, ignorant ground in which the post 9/11 fear-mongers could plant their seeds.

So plant them they did, and today we are seeing the fruit of those seeds inn the white supremacy movements and their increasing audacity, in the Islamophobic rhetoric of fringe nut-jobs who are now considered “experts”, and in the proposals of bans and registries for Muslims that hearken back to our darkest hours.

Furthermore, the ignorance and fear isn’t just Muslim-specific. It seems it has become a common worldview – a new way of being that sees everyone who isn’t a clone as a threat; that wants to deny the world the beauty, magic, and example of a real, pluralistic democracy.

One for all and all for one.

So it is we – the Muslims, the environmentalists, the Latin American immigrants, the social justice community, civil rights activists, Jews, climate scientists, the black community, Christians of conscience, gender activists, multiculturalists, feminists, and just plain PEOPLE – who have been silent (or complacent or afraid) and have let our community ties weaken, it is we who need to march right out our front doors and link arms to form a wall of our own. A wall of united Americans who refuse to allow anyone to be discriminated against; who are willing to reach out and build strong, grassroots communities where support, justice and sustainability thrive on a small scale, so they can grow and connect and become what we envision.

Because as Benjamin Todd Jealous said,

“In a democracy there are only two types of power: there’s organized people and organized money, and organized money only wins when people aren’t organized.”

So one for all and all for one – let’s rededicate ourselves to making Lady Liberty proud and making America ever greater – together.

Saturday we talked the talk. Now let’s walk the walk

Ways you can network, organize and strengthen your community:
  • Be informed and stay abreast of current events and how they affect others in your community. A good dose of history brush up wouldn’t hurt, either.
  • Have a neighborhood tea party, ice cream social, or other seasonal event.
  • Start a Nextdoor account for your neighborhood.
  • Take treats to your neighbors, along with a card.
  • Join or found an interfaith action group that does community volunteering once a month.
  • Start a book club and read your way around the world. Or the country. Or sports. Whatever your interested in.
  • Volunteer to help refugees or other immigrants with their English or life skills.
  • Join Big Brothers or Big Sisters.
  • Have an open house at your church or mosque, and invite people from other places of worship.
  • Organize a bike ride or walk or game-a-thon against hate.
  • Join a demonstration that focuses on another group of people or an issue that you don’t normally work for. Get to know the people there and cross-connect.
  • Be conscious of what you purchase – both of its origins and its end. Don’t unwittingly support sweat shops or fill landfills.
  • Read a novel written by an author from another culture.
  • Read diverse kid-lit to the young people in your life
  • Patronize local farmers and businesses – and get to know them while you’re at it.
  • Join a community knitting, quilting or crochet effort – baby hats, afghans for refugees, prayer shawls or in memoriam quilts.
  • Speak at your local school, library or civic organization about your passion or your group. Shake the people’s hands and join them for coffee afterward.
  • Write a book!
  • Join your community band – even if you haven’t played your instrument since high school.
  • Go to an art show and meet the artist – and his or her important issues.
  • Become a volunteer polling place official.
  • Join your caucus if your state does them.

Milo Yiannopoulos the Tender Hatemonger

Loon Watch - 3 February, 2017 - 17:05

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Milo Yiannopoulos, senior editor at Breitbart, was attacked by leftist radicals recently. After the attack Milo tried to portray himself as a victim. But is it so? With this article I have collected quotes from some of the articles by Milo. The quotes show that Milo regards ALL Muslims as “goatfuckers,” “rapists,” “murderers,” a “threat,” “terrorists,” and “Nazis.” Hardly something a “loving” person would say.

Milo has a big fanclub worldwide. He is often described as a loving and kind person that does not hate anyone.

The film above has been posted on Facebook by several Conservatives and Liberals in Europe that like Milo. The idea is to show that Milo is no racist. He is a nice guy.

To counter that we need to look at what Milo himself says.

Milo is a strange person. He claims to be interested in the rights of homosexuals, but you never see him criticize his own church: the Catholic church, and its stance against homosexuality. He claims to be afraid of the “Muslim rape culture” but makes fun of women that want stronger laws against rape and Sweden which has perhaps the strongest laws in the world. He claims to be against racism but makes fun of people that are offended or subjected to racism.

Later I will analyze more in-depth the worldview of Milo and his friends. In this article I just will present the evidence that Milo is a person that is filled with hatred and is a racist.

If you say that Islam is ALL evil you are a racist. You are no better than ISIS that believes that Christianity is all evil. And Milo does not stop there. He emphasizes all the time that ALL MUSLIMS are evil. That is no better than the Nazis, or ISIS, that claim that all Jews are evil.

So lets look at a few speeches.

MILO: “‘Muslims Are Like The Borg'”

He compares Islam to the evil Borgs in Star Trek. The headline Milo himself has chose for this lecture is “MILO: “‘Muslims Are Like The Borg.'” Muslims, not only Islam.

For those who don’t know here is the Wikipedia entry on the Borg:

The Borg are a fictional alien race that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise. The Borg are a collection of species that have been turned into cybernetic organisms functioning as drones in a hive mind called “the Collective” or “the Hive.” The Borg use a process called assimilation to force other species into the Collective.

Islam is “cruel,” “hideous,” like “ISIS.” “Islam is collectivist, you can see why so many leftists like it.” “Islam is cult-like.” “Islam is like the Borgs”… Islam can be “compared to feminism,” both believe that you either “have to conform or die.” “Islam” is “the primary threat to freedom… and to liberty.” All non-Islamic people are to be “feared” Islam teaches.

“Rally for America”

Rally for America

Milo claims that all Syrian male refugees are terrorists and rapists.

We know from Wikileaks and other sources that Hillary Clinton truly plans to flood the country with Syrian Refugees. I love that term, “Syrian refugee.”  It is a typically Clintonesque deception.

Most of these guys aren’t Syrian, and none of them are refugees.  Refugees are women, children, the elderly, and the sick.  These guys are young, fighting age males looking for action — sexual action, terrorist action, maybe both…

We know Muslims hate everyone, they go out of their way to make that clear. Not even other Muslims are safe from them! But if we put together a top list of Muslim targets, it is Jews, Christians, women, and gays….

The women of America will be terrorized and victimized as they have been in Europe.  This isn’t rocket science.  This is the rape culture the nutty feminists have been whining about…. If Hillary gets her way, Muslim immigrants will arrive along with their signature delicacies: lamb chops, yoghurt and gang-rape…

Now I must make one controversial statement– women will suffer terrible sexual atrocities at the hands of Muslims, but they will survive these encounters most of the time.  Muslims want to violate women, not kill them. Unfortunately for gays, Muslims have no compunction about slaughtering us…. What’s at stake is nothing less than the survival of Western civilization. There’s a war on… There is no radical Islam. It’s just Islam…

Many on the left will call what I just said Islamophobia. Islamophobia, the irrational fear of Islam, is a nonsense term. The fear of the spread of Islam is very rational, and it is the President of the United States job to protect you in America and we throughout the West from it.

“Here’s Everything I Wanted To Say About Islam Yesterday, But Couldn’t”

Here’s Everything I Wanted To Say About Islam Yesterday, But Couldn’t

Milo claims that all Muslims are murderers and terrorists, that especially wants to kill homosexuals.

America has a Muslim problem. Notice my wording carefully here. It isn’t a radical Muslim problem. It isn’t an ISIS problem, an Al Qaeda problem, a Taliban problem, or any of the Muslim terror groups that have sprung up in 2016. The terror attack on Saturday is an expression of mainstream Muslim values…

Let me give you a clue,  liberals — Muslims don’t just use rifles, they use bombs, airplanes and knives, they like did in Paris Monday night. They will use anything to kill the hated “infidels.” …

Gays and Lesbians must have the mindset of the Jews that fought so many hard conflicts against Muslim aggressors in the past. They realized they had sat and watched while Germany committed unspeakable atrocities against their people. They said Never Again and meant it.

Today is the LGBT community’s chance to say Never Again. Never Again will we allow Muslims to slaughter us, and never again will we support politicians who enable despicable terrorists to commit these senseless crimes.

I’ve Found the Perfect Job for All These Poor Jihadist Refugees

I’ve Found the Perfect Job for All These Poor Jihadist Refugees

Milo once again claims that Syrian refugees are jihadists. ”Radical Islamic jihadists — or “Syrian refugees,” as the mainstream media likes to call them”… He then equals feminists to jihadists.

One of the kinks we had to work out is what our jihadists should do with themselves once settled. After all, cleaning and oiling a Kalashnikov takes a mere eleven minutes, and harassing the local populace to the point they are afraid to enter the neighborhood is a hobby, not a career choice. Likewise the rape of local schoolchildren and stealing from corner shops.

Where in the West could we possibly find an appropriate workplace for these otiose thugs? One which values oppressive fanaticism, does not tolerate speech outside of specific and carefully-groomed lines of thought and which relies on intimidation to prevent the spread of illicit ideas?

Well it’s a lot easier question than you think. We will plonk them down in the gender, racial equality, and diversity offices on university campuses.

If you think about it, the similarities between these two groups are stunning. Both like to communicate by shrilly screaming the same thing over and over, with no thought behind the words. Whether it’s “Black Lives Matter!” or “Allahu Akbar!” both groups have a fondness for yelling mindless slogans while committing acts of violence and larceny.

Both believe in turning back hundreds of years of social progress; campus diversity goons to avoid “offending” anyone, and the jihadists for… whatever religious grounds they are claiming this week justifies acid in young girls’ faces or the hanging of homosexuals. Both accomplish their goals by creating a culture of fear in which raising one’s voice can result in expulsion, charges in a kangaroo court, or worse.

Jihadists are the only people outside of the radical feminist coven who agree that a global invisible patriarchy is holding women down. Sure, they differ on whether that is a bad thing, but mutual belief is a start isn’t it? (And besides, modern feminism is so totally insane there’s good reason to think it is solidifying male power by alienating ordinary women from the cause.)

They also fully buy into the idea of rape culture, which feminists are finding it harder and harder to sell in the West. There’s a bit of disagreement on the negativity of this topic, too, but I doubt the feminists will complain as each campus becomes a miniature Sweden in terms of rape statistics.

MILO: On His First Day, Trump Could Stop More Ohio States from Happening

MILO: On His First Day, Trump Could Stop More Ohio States from Happening

All Muslims are terrorists and all Muslims are “oppressors,” Milo claims.

Trump has consistently recognized threats to America before they happen. He predicted that Muslim refugees would be a problem long before this attack, and he was talking about the threat of Islam long before Omar Mateen’s attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando…

We should help those fleeing terror and oppression in the Middle East. But that is the polar opposite of the Left’s suicidal refugee policy, which bring the radicals and the oppressors in alongside the genuine victims.

Donald Trump must freeze Muslim immigration until a proper vetting system is in place. (Or, you know, just freeze it forever.) If he does not, there will be more terror on America’s streets in the years to come.

10 Things Milo Hates About Islam

10 Things Milo Hates About Islam

Islam is… hilarious… Their outfits are hilarious. Ridiculous. Is there anything more comically sinister than the sight of a herd of women swathed in black bedsheets? (…)

Is there anything more richly amusing than the crybully faux-victimhood of those who worry about “Islamophobia” and hijab-pulling in the wake of terror attacks that leave dozens dead?  (…)

Muslims do far more than offend feminists, or offend women. They’re actually enslaving them, forcing them into marriages, slashing their genitals — which, unlike the male genitalia, aren’t improved by a little trim.

Muslims think they own women to such a degree, that they think women who wear shirts above their ankles in European countries are fair game to be raped…

You’ve got a religion, in Islam, that not only bans alcohol, but bans bacon too. At least Jews are sensible enough to ban just one of those things…

If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile, and rape everything inside it. And they won’t stop spreading…

We hear a lot about moderate Muslims, but in practice we don’t see them. All the moderate Muslims I know are ex-Muslims, or haven’t been to Friday prayers for months, or even years…

The entire world loves Malala, the Nobel Prize winning champion of education for girls.  But look at her opinion, which passes in the media as moderate: “The more you speak about Islam and against all Muslims, the more terrorists we create.”

So Malala’s opinion is if we all just shut up and did what Islam wants, which is to submit, they wouldn’t need to shoot us, stab us, or blow us up.

Criticise us and we will kill you for your bad words. Great to know a Nobel prize winner has this sort of vision. I can’t be the only person who reads that and takes it not as an exhortation to peace, but as a threat… Since Islam views God as a non-rational tyrant, the religion naturally tends to produce bloodthirsty, irrational tyranny – a category that nicely covers ISIS, the Taliban, and many other Islamic regimes…

More examples

MILO at WCU: “Muslims and Feminists Both Hate Free Speech.” “Islam is a hilarious religion. The women looks ridiculous”

MILO: When In Rome, Muslims Rape Everyone And Claim Welfare.” The Muslim refugees that are coming to Germany are 22 year old men ready to fuck and fight.” “Migrants are overwhelmingly fighting age men.” “Muslims have NO plans to fit in the culture.” They want to bend the knees of Western civilization the way they always have, with swords and fire.”

Political Correctness Makes Race and Genetics Taboo in the West, Which is Why China is Winning

Political Correctness Makes Race and Genetics Taboo in the West, Which is Why China is Winning

One last example to show that Milo is a racist.

As the New York Review of Books put it, in its coverage of Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, there is now a “statistical sense” in which races are real… Wade doesn’t shy away from the disquieting implications of his theories: our genes, he says, could explain why some countries are wealthy while others languish in penury.

In fact, the more we discover about ourselves from genomics, the more it becomes apparent that science and ideology are on a collision course.  Why? Because it’s totally unacceptable to say in public these days that different races might have different behavioral characteristics, and that those characteristics might be genetically determined… even though that’s the way the science seems to be pointing…

To be fair, it’s easy to understand why researchers get cagey. The all-consuming cult of equality struggles with any suggestion that social behaviors might be genetically determined: that habits and predilections might have diverged along with skin color. No scientist wants to be responsible for research that justifies crude observations about white sexual mores or black dietary preferences.

It’s one thing to say that tribal cultures have smaller trust circles; quite another to say that science can explain why black people smoke menthol cigarettes, or why Asians are good at maths. (Or, for that matter, why people with ginger hair are less sexually attractive.)…

These examples serve to illustrate what a touchy subject genomics is, even for the scientists and science writers who in other circumstances–for example, in their crusades against religion–demand that evidence should be followed wherever it may lead.

It is a common theme in other speeches and writings of Milo:

IQ, an imperfect measure of lots of things but a reliable guide to genius, is 60 to 80 per cent heritable

Well. Guess what the readers thought about the text about race and genetics and China? The comment section of Breitbart was filed with hate against Blacks and Jews. And it was implied that Global Warming and the “ban” against race-science had the same origin.

 

Milo Yiannopoulos is spreading a hatred that is no different from the hatred the Nazis spread in the 20s and 30s. It is a kind of hatred that you can compare to the hatred in Nazi magazines like Der Sturmer. 
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Queer Muslim women from the south: 'We exist and we’re fierce'

The Guardian World news: Islam - 3 February, 2017 - 16:47

Three women from North Carolina discuss how the Trump administration is affecting their lives, and how collective resistance will move America forward

It’s been especially challenging to be a Muslim this past week. While Americans of all creeds and faiths were rallying across the country opposing Trump’s immigration ban on travelers and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, news broke about a mosque shooting in Quebec.

Related: A chronicle of fear: seven days as a Muslim immigrant in America | Mona Chalabi

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Can Benoît Hamon inspire a new, inclusive French secularism? | Naïma Benallal

The Guardian World news: Islam - 3 February, 2017 - 14:19
At the heart of this presidential showdown are two competing visions of laïcité, and the space accorded to Islam and multiculturalism in French society

The second round of the leftwing presidential primary last weekend showcased two diametrically opposed concepts of French secularism. The victory of the rebel outsider Benoît Hamon marked the rejection by leftwing voters of the version of secularism fiercely defended by the former Socialist prime minister Manuel Valls.

Related: French Socialists choose leftwing rebel Benoît Hamon for Élysée fight

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More than 150 UK mosques hold open day for non-Muslims

The Guardian World news: Islam - 3 February, 2017 - 11:50

Visit My Mosque day on Sunday is aimed at fostering a better understanding of religion in effort to counter rising Islamophobia

More than 150 mosques around the UK will open their doors to non-Muslim visitors this weekend to offer people a better understanding of Islam and the chance to ask questions about the faith.

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the third annual Visit My Mosque day on Sunday, visiting mosques from Inverness to Plymouth. Most are in cities with large Muslim populations, but there are also smaller mosques, for example in Craven Arms in Shropshire, Bangor in north Wales, Belfast, and Maidenhead, the constituency of the prime minister, Theresa May.

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President Trump and Modern Muslim Emotionalism

Muslim Matters - 3 February, 2017 - 10:05

The Prophet ﷺ advised; “don’t get angry”, yet, anger is arguably the single most unifying emotion of Muslims today. When it comes to Muslims, anger is the emotion that people appeal to the most to get an expected response and it is the single emotion that we all seem to find common ground upon. One thing that people can bet on time and time again is Muslim outrage. It has been demonstrated throughout recent history that Muslim outrage is the most incendiary, and most frequently the go-to emotion that we have in our moral arsenal. It has also shown to be a proven distraction.

Stoking the fires of Muslim outrage is a sure way to get Muslims to focus their anger, their despair, and their umbrage and disappointment into a fixed emotional receptacle or personality, yet meanwhile forget about our own actions, forget about Iblis, forget about what our scriptures say about how to deal with things, and forget about all the other underlying issues that we have yet to adequately come to grips with. In the process, we even forget about our Lord and our own moral obligations! Some of us even get angry when other Muslims do not share our outrage. We question their faith as if conspicuous outbursts of anger in response to issues are a bona fide sign of one’s piety.

The sad reality for Muslim Americans is that we show very little resistance or even awareness to emotional manipulation. Our approach to things is more episodic than foundational. When things happen we tend to respond with emotion instead of principle. Our so-called core values change with the changing of political climates and that does not bode well for a people who regard themselves as a people of faith. In fact, most of the time we don’t even know who is pulling the strings, who is choreographing our outrage, or who it is that constructs the assembly of issues for us to pounce upon at any given time. Muslims frequently end up supporting accompanying issues by default that contradict our faith, and don’t even realize it.

So since the anger of the week these days seems to be directed at President Trump, does that mean that we’re not angry at ISIS anymore? And when someone new is added to the Muslim collective anger list, does that mean that someone falls off the list? Or does the list just grow and grow? And who’s in charge of the Muslim anger list anyway? A few years ago the radio talk show host Michael Savage was on the list, Bashaar al-Asad, the president of Syria, was on the list at one time. Don’t know what happened to that.

In this post truth, post critical discernment world of ours, everyday Muslims are simply pawns in the game politics and issue assignment. Oftentimes there is no room for debate, no room for dissent, no room for reasoning and more increasingly, less room for scripture in our community when it comes to dealing with real-time issues. On any given day, there are hundreds of events around the world that affect Muslims in one way or another. Yet, as things happen, the media reports what will evoke the most sensation, Muslims in turn, jump on it in anger, protest and outrage, and then the rest of the American Muslim community are corralled or bullied onto the bandwagon.

We need to change our way of thinking. There is no such thing in these times as a Muslim side versus a non-Muslim side. There is truth, there is falsehood, and there is ambiguity — as well as reason and irrationality. If we want to look at an authentic, legitimate Muslim side of things then we need to refer to our scriptures; (Quran and the Sunnah), which when confronted with today’s emotionalism, many Muslims are unwilling to do.

We seem to be forgetting that there are other untapped emotions that we could summon in times of trial and duress like forgiveness, patience, and fortitude, and that we could build movements and consensus around. By sticking to anger as the go to emotion of choice, we open the door for all the other sentiments that accompany anger such as revenge, hate, blame, scorn and outrage.

Finally, if you view the Trump ban as a wakeup call and feel inspired to now go forth and perform acts of kindness, goodness and charity then that is a good thing. These new policies on immigration can serve as a reminder. However, when you go forth to do good, do it for the sake of Allah because it is the right thing to do, and not simply for image building. Do it for faith; and not fear, politics or headlines.

American born Luqman Ahmad is a Sunni Muslim, the son of converts to Islam. He is a Philadelphia native, a writer, consultant, and until recently, has been the Imam of a Northern California mosque for twenty years. He blogs at imamluqman.wordpress.com and can be reached at imamabulaith@yahoo.com.

I broke bread with Malcolm Turnbull. Now he's breaking my heart | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

The Guardian World news: Islam - 3 February, 2017 - 00:34

Malcolm Turnbull claims to be committed to multiculturalism but his failure to condemn Donald Trump’s discriminatory travel ban tells another story

Malcolm Turnbull is breaking my heart. Why are all citizens equal, but some are more equal than others?

It was only a few months ago that we broke bread together. He talked about how much he valued the Muslim community. I was so proud of what I hoped were changes in the attitude of the the Australian government – it was the first ever Iftar (which is the breaking fast meal during Ramadan) held at Kirribilli House – that I wrote an article supporting the event following criticism it received in the press.

Related: 'Big personality': Australian PM puts brave face on phone call with Trump

Our commitment to multiculturalism & a non-discriminatory immigration system is well known. https://t.co/bLi9Slcg4S pic.twitter.com/rtJn66UZAA

For over a decade, Muslims in Australia have been made to feel like our citizenship and Australian-ness is conditional.

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BlackMuslimBan | Take Down the Wall in Your Hearts

Muslim Matters - 2 February, 2017 - 18:02

It’s encouraging to see what happens when, despite our differences, we come together for the greater good. Seeing droves of people around the nation and world stand up with us against the unjust #MuslimBan gives me hope for a better world. However, I can’t help wondering what we as a Muslim community in America are offering our refugee and immigrant brothers and sisters once the ban is lifted and they are given the right to live here. Will we invite them to our (non-existent) loving, united Muslim community, which is based on the Islamic teachings of tolerance and inclusion that the #MuslimBan seeks to obliterate? Or will we do what we’ve always done: invite them to support the bans we hold closest to our hearts, the most sacred of which seems to be the #BlackMuslimBan.

It is no secret that one of the pieces of advice many immigrants receive upon settling in America is to dissociate from African-Americans, at all costs. Thankfully, there are exceptions to this, as there are intercultural communities and organizations in which grassroots work is being done to combat racial and ethnic division in the Muslim community in America. However, the problem of anti-Black racism remains quite widespread and is manifested in the common advice passed around in communities comprised of mostly immigrants and their American-born children and grandchildren. Sometimes the advice is overt, other times subtle. But the message is passed on (and understood quite clearly) nonetheless: African-Americans are violent, immoral, and intellectually inferior, they are told, and they blame racism for all their problems; meanwhile the real problem is themselves—whether due to lack of personal motivation and laziness, or to the pathological “breakdown” of their families.

This racist message is so widespread and accepted among non-Black-Americans that aspects of it were echoed at the 2016 RIS (Reviving the Islamic Spirit) Conference from one of the most celebrated American Muslim scholars in the world, Hamza Yusuf. Ironically, his racially insensitive remarks were made in a context in which he was being asked about the collective Muslim responsibility in joining efforts to combat anti-Black racism. When there was an uproar (and justifiably so) against his sharing grossly misleading information about African-Americans being killed by police, he said this during the clarification of his point: “[My point is that] the biggest crisis facing the African-American communities in the United States is not racism; it is the breakdown of the Black family.”

Wow. We can talk about his apparent sincerity, his apparent love for his Black Muslim brothers and sisters, and even his heartfelt apology and retraction (if we could be so generous as to call it that). But the fact of the matter is, what happened at that conference was not (and will never be) about Hamza Yusuf the person. I imagine that he, like so many privileged White men in America and abroad, is well-meaning and sincere as he inadvertently furthers a system that destroys Black lives as a matter of course. Like Hamza Yusuf did at RIS, far too many ostensibly sincere White men and women have for generations used savior-complex rhetoric while hiding behind podiums and scholarly titles (secular and religious) when sharing “facts” and “research” to tell Black people what our problem is. They tell us we’re suffering from anger issues, paranoia, hallucinations, and even mental illness when we recognize that, outside the normal spiritual, personal, and family struggles faced by all human beings on earth, racism is in fact the biggest crisis facing Black people, nationally and internationally.

However, it bears repeating that Hamza Yusuf isn’t the problem here. Yes, he is definitely an emotional trigger for so many Black people (myself included) suffering from the trauma of America’s generational racism passed down most insidiously through many “sincere” White people who think they’re only trying to help. And yes, what he said was egregious and needs to be refuted, unapologetically. Nevertheless, on a personal level, the weighty wrong of his words rests on his shoulders and soul alone, and only he can stand before Allah and answer for that. It is not for me to label him racist or anything else, good or bad. In fact, I find the discussions of his sincerity, his love for Black people, and his apology not only irrelevant in light of the widespread harm he caused, but also a means to (even if unintentionally) further anti-Black racism itself, hence my blog “He Apologized? We Have No Idea What an Apology Means”.

In truth, what the Hamza Yusuf tragedy brought to light was something much bigger than any single human being: His words ripped the cover off the nasty underbelly of the anti-Black racism that has divided the Muslim community in America for generations. His words forced those with sincere, vigilant hearts to take notice of a problem that they likely imagined didn’t exist, at least not on that scale. If a respected and celebrated White Muslim scholar could feel justified (even if only briefly) in making such blatantly racist remarks to a public (predominately non-Black) Muslim audience, his words were certainly only the tip of the iceberg in highlighting what is really going on in our communities in the West.

The truth is, however, Hamza Yusuf’s words were nothing new for many Black-American Muslims, though many didn’t expect such horrific sentiments to come from him. Interestingly, this is similar to the shock-and-revelation that happened to many sincere White Americans when they heard the words of Donald Trump. However, Trump’s rhetoric was blatantly pernicious, while Hamza Yusuf’s was merely the result of the ever-so-familiar “good White person” causing so much harm while he is trying to do good.

The #BlackMuslimBan

It is ironic that many Muslims will, in front of (and alongside) non-Muslim allies, cry for tolerance and acceptance when demanding their constitutional rights. But they’ll go right back home and teach their own children something that even many disbelievers have graduated beyond: anti-Black racism, or as I’ll call it in this blog: the #BlackMuslimBan.

The #BlackMuslimBan states that a respectable Muslim shouldn’t befriend, live around, trust, or intermarry with Black people. If anyone does, they become the shame of their own people. Thus, except for the few obligatory token Black people propped up when their presence (or service) is needed or desired somehow, Black people are either overtly or covertly banned from entering non-Black communities, masjids, or families in any meaningful role. And ironically, this ban is most obvious in Muslim communities comprised of immigrants and their children and grandchildren—yes, some of the same communities we are (and rightly so) shouting our support for in combatting Trump’s #MuslimBan.

Black Muslim Activism and the #MuslimBan

I remember hearing a lecture about the reason for the divisions in our ummah, and the scholar said something that few Muslims would even consider: that the root of our division lies in our refusal to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and foot-to-foot with our Muslim brothers and sisters in prayer. What he was alluding to was the hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) advised Muslims to close the gaps in the prayer lines lest we allow the Shaytaan to come between us. He said that many Muslims would think this root cause is overly simplistic, but when you look at what’s happening in our masjids, it really isn’t, he said. In other words, if it’s so simple, why are gaps and crooked lines a continuous problem for us? The answer: Because our hearts are divided, and it’s reflected in our inability to even line up properly for prayer.

“Yes,” he said, “you as an individual might realize the necessity of closing the gaps during prayer, but you can’t do it alone. Have you ever tried?” he said challengingly, slight humor in his voice. “You can’t. Why? Because solid, straight prayer lines are something that require everyone’s participation.” You might close one gap, but a few people down, there is another one, and if you somehow miraculously achieve an entire line with no gaps, chances are, the line is obviously crooked.

I mention this lecture here because it is such a profound analogy regarding what is happening with African-American Muslims participating in political activism, social justice, and intra-religious tolerance in Muslim communities. We show up to defend the rights of our non-Black-American Muslim brothers and sisters, and will continue to inshaaAllah. However, as soon as victory is tasted, we’re stepped over, trampled, and ignored. The gross injustices we face in the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration, eugenics programs, and the continuous killing of Black bodies are denied, trivialized, and even blamed on us. And when we speak up about it, we’re met with the racist rhetoric echoed by Hamza Yusuf at the RIS Conference: the problem is you and your horrible families.

In other words, like Trump’s #MuslimBan in the eyes of many Americans, the #BlackMuslimBan can be viewed as justified due to the inherent pathology of Black people and their “broken” home life. Such a degenerate reality would almost necessitate a protective wall being built to keep Black people out so that they don’t infect “good non-Black families.”

Yes, I know. Hamza Yusuf didn’t intend to strengthen the #BlackMuslimBan. But that’s highly irrelevant because his words did.

And here’s the problem: Allah will not give us victory in overcoming an external enemy until we fix the problems within ourselves. So as we all stand together and shout against Trump’s #MuslimBan, we better be prepared to stand up against the nasty underbelly of the #BlackMuslimBan that so many of us have held sacred for far too long. And as many Black Muslim activists continue to do their part in fighting for the rights of those who continuously disregard and disrespect them, we Black Muslims cannot close the gaps in this ummah alone. This solidarity of standing shoulder-to-shoulder and foot-to-foot in front of our Creator is something we all must participate in.

“But Black People Aren’t Faultless!”

If there’s one message I would love to be resonated over and over, it is the very one often used to dismiss the anti-Black racism I discuss in this blog: Black people aren’t angels! They do wrong too!

SubhaanAllah. That’s precisely the point. Black people are human beings just like you. Therefore, of course they aren’t angels, and of course they do wrong. There’s absolutely no difference between them and you. And given how rampant anti-Black racism is in both Muslim and non-Muslim circles, I highly doubt that anyone is genuinely under the impression that Black people are faultless angels.

In fact, it is our inability to be non-angels and flawed human beings without being severely punished for it that makes anti-Black racism so destructive. The rhetoric of Hamza Yusuf makes this point chillingly clear. Meanwhile, many White American families suffer from incest, alcoholism, sexual abuse, adultery, drug abuse, and narcissistic personality disorders, problems so widespread that fields of psychology were developed (and zillions of books written) just to address them. Yet a White man feels comfortable standing before an international audience to say that there is something uniquely pathological in the “breakdown of the Black family.” It is no secret that part of the goal of America’s systematic racism (historically and presently) has been to literally tear apart the Black family. Therefore, if there is something uniquely wrong in our homes, it likely lies in that very deliberate anti-Black racism funded and furthered by White supremacy, which informs both national and international policy till today. So even if we were to discuss the “broken” families of Black people, my question is, what’s White people’s excuse?

I don’t ask this to be sarcastic, or to suggest that White people have a family pathology that non-Whites don’t. I ask because in highlighting the dysfunction present in families of White people (whom our collective inferiority complexes make us want to emulate), we can understand what should have been obvious in the first place: White people, like Black people and others, face the same human problem: They are children of Adam and thus subject to all the good, bad, and ugly that comes along with being flawed human beings.

Moreover, we’re all suffering from the effects of generational racism, as the blatant and subtle messages of generational racism affect both White and non-White psyches, hence the reality of PTSS (post traumatic slave syndrome) which is till today suffered by both Black and White Americans, as discussed by Dr. Joy DeGruy. This PTSS leads many Whites to either consciously or subconsciously believe they are superior to others. However, America and the rest of the world like to pretend that the effects of this nation’s history is a stigma carried only by Black people, allegedly because we refuse to let go of “the past,” even as our concerns regard what we are facing in the present.

Thus, when I hear someone say, “Black people aren’t faultless!” in discussions of anti-Black racism, I think to myself, “I agree.” However, I wish we as African-Americans were given the human dignity to not be stereotyped as inherently anything except human. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t believe Black people are better than Whites, or vice versa. As I discussed in the blog Judging People As Good Is Also Prejudice, I see absolutely no benefit in viewing any group of people as superior to another, even if that group is an oppressed minority.

Likewise, I certainly don’t view any people (or their families) as inherently more “broken” and dysfunctional than others. Yes, each culture and people have their unique struggles that naturally manifest themselves in different ways based on historical and cultural contexts. However, having personal fault and family dysfunction is not a Black problem, just as racism is not an “American problem.” Both are human problems; thus, they are by extension Muslim problems too.

Therefore, it would help tremendously if we as Muslims, individually and collectively, would stand up firmly for justice, as witnesses in front of Allah, in countering rhetoric that suggests anything else, regardless of whether it comes from the mouth of a U.S. president or a respected Muslim scholar, or even from our own homes, communities, and families.

Lift the #BlackMuslimBan

The fact that Muslims continue to deny the subtle and blatant anti-Black racism that is rampant in our own communities should be a cause for serious concern regarding our future in America (and abroad). Our future success does not lie with convincing Donald Trump (or any other corrupt leader) that a wall shouldn’t be built to keep Muslims out, even as our continuous opposition to the #MuslimBan is necessary. Rather, our future success lies in our being convinced in front of Allah that the wall we’ve built in our hearts against each other must come down. Now.

 

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Umm Zakiyyah is the internationally acclaimed author of more than fifteen books, including the If I Should Speak trilogy, Muslim Girl, His Other Wife and the newly released self-help book for Muslim survivors of parental and family abuse: Reverencing the Wombs That Broke You, with contributions by Haleh Banani, behavioral therapist.

To learn more about the author, visit ummzakiyyah.com or subscribe to her YouTube channel.

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