There are many unanswered questions about the Charlie Hebdo incident which has gripped the world.
The battle for free speech has always been a hard fought for right to speak out against crooked governments. Its purpose and importance has historically been understood in that way. Sadly it is being turned into a right to gratuitously insult one another. In fact more than this, people want a right to demonise specific groups or communities. To demonise a group based upon that which is central to their identity is racism. Or a cultural racism to be more precise. Race is but a mere social construction, so the idea that groups of people should only be classified by their ethnicity is stupid. Groups should be classified by whatever is central to their identity. Thus the idea that because Muslims aren’t a race means we’re free to demonise them is a cheap excuse for racism. There is a clear difference between critique, even strong critique and demonization.
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Anti-terror forces have taken a page out of the biblical times in their political power play: ‘Punish the babies’; that’s right; make infants of Muslims in the UK cannon fodder in the ever enlarging and encompassing ‘War against Terrorism’.
Cross Post: Middle East Monitor
The news that the right-wing Henry Jackson Society has pulled funds for parliamentary groups rather than disclose who its own donors are will be no surprise to those who are concerned about the influence of lobbyists in Britain. Nor will Muslims be shocked by this; many have been on the receiving end of vicious anti-Islam propaganda produced by the charity and those associated with it. Muslim-run charities reacted with alarm at the appointment of the society’s director, William Shawcross, as chair of the Charity Commission in 2012, “despite reservations among some MPs over his independence and experience”.
Guest Post by Monkey Magic
You will not believe which Islamophobe was crowned Newham’s new Prevent Officer. Unbelievably it’s a former director of Quilliam Foundation. Yes that’s right, he’s from Maajid Nawaz’s nasty little government funded outfit.
Prevent Officers are counter extremism officers. They have the specific role of eliminating Islamic extremism. In practice this means bearing down on regular conservative religious Muslims. The best candidates would ideally be of brown skin and claim to be Muslim. This providing the perfect camouflage that deflects allegations of islamophobia. And boy oh boy did Newham Borough find their perfect ‘Oreo cookie’.
Just when you thought the Henry Jackson Society couldn’t get any worse – they just did!
He earlier tried to pretend the torture didn’t go beyond slapping and blasting out Britney Spears music at a deafeningly high level, although amusingly Diane Abbot mistakenly thinks it’s Kylie Minogue. Whatever the case she does a good job of calling him out for being an apologist for American torture.
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Today the Gatestone Institute that has Douglas Murray and Sam Westrop as Senior Fellows defend Geert Wilders. Geert Wilders is of course the openly Muslim hating dutch politician. The Gatestone Institute is an “Islamophobic” advocacy group. Sam Westrop runs a nasty little guttersnipe Blog called ‘stand for peace’ we have blogged about before and duly exposed. Douglas Murray is a director of the neocon think tank Henry Jackson Society who is often invited on the BBC and other significant media platforms. He manages to weasel and blag a façade that belies his truly racist tendencies.
British nail bomb maker with a list of targets = arrest under possession of lethal explosives act (not terrorist)
Muslims who fought against ISIS with another group = terrorist
Notice that Robin Simcox from the Henry Jackson Society (aka Henry JackASS Society) does not refer to Non-Muslim fighters as terrorists. He simply refers to them as ‘absolute fools’. He doesn’t ask for them to be treated as terrorists and have their passports removed.
The University of Minnesota’s graduate student representative to the Board of Regents compared Students Supporting Israel (SSI) to the Ku Klux Klan in a series of emails obtained by Campus Reform.
Dear friends in this must watch 5minute video from Al Jazeera live a few hours ago. Robin Simcox doesn’t know what’s hit him. He looks like he’s been hit in the face with a massive wet fish.
Douglas Murray is also duly called-out by Mohammad Shafiq as a racist war-mongering islamophobe.
All in all, the Henry Jackson Society are exposed for the bigots they really are.
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Charlie Klendjian is the Secretary of the Lawyers’ Secular Society (LSS). Charlie Klendijan’s real name is Shahe Klendijan.
The LSS works very closely with and supports Sharia Watch which is an anti-Muslim organisation which claims to be fighting Shariah law from creeping into the UK. Sadly they have deeply entrenched extremist connections. Read more
Guest Post by Monkey Magic
In another twist in what has become a turbulent life in the changing of views in the life of the Maajid Nawaz, a man whose views changes more times than the late Joan Rivers had plastic surgery. Indeed if one were to form a compendium they would make a great Dummy’s guide to stupidity. Read more
It was announced today that Sir William Shawcross head of the charity commission for England and Wales has been granted £8million by Cameron to boost surveillance and monitoring of Muslim charities. Since the Shawcross appointment the charity commission has been used as a surveillance operation targeting Muslim charities on behalf of the state as part of the counter terrorism regime that sullies true British values. Read more
Douglas Murray has written to Google under under the EU’s controversial ‘Right to be Forgotten’ law. He has done so to remove links to some of the Youtube videos in which he espoused his vile racism mainly in speeches given in 2009. The original source material is hard to find on Youtube. However, we found a secondary source to some of the material wherein Douglas Murray is questioned about statements he has made. He acknowledged he made them and squirms with discomfort when challenged by Keenan Malik in Radio 4’s Moral Maze. This video is a must watch. Feel free to write to Douglas and tell him politely what you think of his vile intolerant extremism email@example.com
Douglas Murray spends much of his time talking about the threat from Islamic extremism in this country. However, his own words can only be described as those of an extremist
The marriage which many who attended have described as that between the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ took place on Saturday, 18 October 2014 between Maajid Nawaz and Rachel Maggart at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennesse. Read more
In case you thought Majid Nawaz and the credibility bereft Quilliam Foundation could not get any less credible, well that’s exactly what has taken place. Read more