Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Slight Case of Islam- O- phobia ........

 (1)>>Donald Trump sometimes knows how to stir controversy . He's a guy that NEVER BACKS DOWN on what he says . So this week he blew a good one .He now faces  harsh criticism for his proposal to temporarily halt Muslim immigration to the U.S., Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was acting in the (2)>> Islamic community's best interests."I'm doing good for the Muslims," Trump told Don Lemon in an interview for "CNN Tonight." "Many Muslim friends of mine are in agreement with me. Well PERSONAL Mr. Trump may have "misspoken" . MAYBE he should of said : " We should be Cautious of any one coming to America with a Visa from the Middle-East ..... I THINK that I'am trying to analyze  what he is saying , but HONESTLY Trump can't ban Muslims , you can't persecute anyone who embraces a certain religion . There   (5)>>SERIOUS POINT  on  what the nation should is do ,and that is "profiling" of certain individuals who do come in from the Middle-East . I have friends who are Muslim, and they are American born , yet attend one of most Liberal Mosques . You can't beat every Muslim , and lump them up on one category .  There are as many good Muslims as there are "bad" ones , as well there are "bad" Christians  just as much as good Christians.
Our nation gripped with fear .
(3)>>Muslims across the United States are experiencing an unprecedented increase in hate crimes and bias incidents, community leaders say, amid a rise in anti-Islamic rhetoric by politicians following deadly attacks by extremists in Paris and CaliforniaLeaders in American Muslim communities say the rise in hate crimes and bias incidents began after Nov. 13, when gunmen belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) opened fire in Paris, killing 130 people. The number of reports spiked further after a Muslim couple, who reportedly pledged allegiance to IS,  killed 14 people a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, on Dec. 2.The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group, said reports of hate crimes and bias incidents are at an all-time high. (4)>> Islamophobia is not, however, a unique and growing American phenomenon. German Muslims fear the rise of Patriotische Europäer Gegen eine Islamisierung des Abendlandes (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamicization of the West), or PEGIDA, which is active elsewhere as well. In France, Islamophobic fears revived when two gunmen affiliated with Al-Qaeda attacked Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, in January, killing 12 people, and intensified after the recent attacks. Elsewhere in Europe, anti-immigrant sentiments are often code for anti-Muslim. Islamophobia existed in America right after the 9 11 attacks not surprisingly since all the attackers and the terrorist group were muslims so there was fear of muslims in America which was a rational fear since we were just attacked by followers of this religion , but as muslims in America came out and condemned this terrorist attack and worked to communicate to people that they were not violent and as time has proven that muslim Americans are peaceful islamophobia when it comes to American muslims really no longer exists . There is still "islamophobia" when it comes to foreign muslims however since time has proven that muslims from certain areas are in fact violent and have a jihadi ideology . I do not recognize this movement as true islam but instead an islamic cult and i believe this from listening to muslim Americans and what they have said communication and understanding is always the cure for social phobias /prejudices . However terrorism acted out in the name of religion namely , has singled out all Muslims , that now can't be changed , you can't flush out images of beheading, suicide bombings . If Muslims seek western converts , they are going to have a difficult time.
Woman attacks Muslims praying in
California park (Facebook). Made
headlines .
 RECENTLY IN CALIFORNIAwoman hurled anti-Islam slurs and then hot coffee at a group of Muslims after she saw them praying in a California park. Rasheed Albeshari said he and some friends had just finished their prayers Sunday afternoon at Lake Chabot in Alameda County when the woman confronted them, reported Arab American NewsAlbeshari recorded cell phone video of the woman’s rant, beginning when she accused the men of being terrorists who tortured Christians.“The people you tortured, they’re going to spend eternity in heaven,” says the woman, who was carrying a cup of coffee, a folded umbrella and a fanny pack. “You are very deceived by Satan. Your mind has been taken over — brainwashed — and you have nothing but hate, nothing but hate.”A park ranger approaches at that point and asks the woman if her harangue of other park visitors is appropriate.“It is inappropriate, you’re right, for somebody to tape record me,” the woman says.The woman, identified as Denise Slader, encountered the men around 3 p.m. Sunday at the volleyball courts near the park’s entrance, according to parks spokeswoman Carolyn Jones. Slader is an employee of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Jones said. On the video, Slader is heard saying, “The people you tortured, are going to be in eternity in heaven. You are very deceived by Satan. Your mind has been taken over, brainwashed, and you have nothing but hate. Nothing but hate.”“This woman came from nowhere,” Albeshari told KPIX Wednesday. “She was yelling, ‘Allah is Satan!’ ‘The Koran is evil!’ and ‘You are a bunch of brainwashed murderers!'” I find it MUCH more concerning that the yelling woman - who is identified in other reports by name - is a state correctional officer. Her public tantrum raises serious questions about her judgment while carrying a badge and probably a gun in a closed, locked facility where captive prisoners are subject to her 'authority'.
A Strange TWIST.  If you want a real statistic, there are over 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. Less
than .01% of them or terrorists.Another fact: Of all the Muslim immigrants in the US since 2001 who have entered due to refugee status, none (ZERO) of them have been so far as CHARGED with terrorism, much less convicted.Don't forget that the statistic, which is no doubt pulled out of some propaganda backside, is wholly dependent on one's definition of terrorism. Aurora, Colorado could easily been labeled terrorism had it been a dark guy inside of a white guy. BUT our government is too tight lipped on what to label as "terrorism". Under federal law, the term "terrorism" refers to any violent or dangerous crimes that "appear to be intended" to either (1) intimidate or coerce a civilian population, (2) influence government policy by intimidation or coercion, or (3) affect government conduct by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. But we don't stop there. Even a mass shooting that does not intimidate or coerce a specific group of people may nonetheless be "terrorism" if it appears to be intended to change government policy or obstruct governmental functions.Did the killings in Colorado Springs appear to be intended to influence government policy as it relates to funding for Planned Parenthood or abortion rights? Whether it can be legally classified as an act of terrorism hinges on this.  With a disillusioned Oval Office , besieged on the national problem of gun violence . Obama is showing more and more just how delusional he is. It is out in the open every time he opens his mouth. The really scary thing is that, even though more and more people are waking up to this fact, there are still so many who believe and cling to every word he says. Pres. Obama injected As part of the solution to this type of terrorism, Obama called for more gun control in the United States.  “So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home,” Obama said. said that while the San Bernardino terrorists—who murdered 14 Americans—had embraced what he described as a “perverted interpretation of Islam” they had also adopted a form of violence that is “all too common” in America: (4)>> mass shootings. Many  Americans who responded called for changes to existing gun laws, especially to ban or regulate the sale of assault weapons. Others offered more creative solutions, including a proposal similar to one suggested by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who died in 2003, and, in stronger terms, by the comedian Chris Rock. Some readers said that, though these attacks are both tragic and frightening, new regulations would not stop mass shootings. SOMETHING has to be done, since Columbine things have spun out of control in America . Seriously enough the United States is sinking into some kind of wild wild west .

For Muslims there is only 
unwarranted shame . Next there is also is another twist to this (6)>"victimization" process . First of all "fear" is a candle burning in both directions . Most Muslims will be come victims of bigotry because a few radicals have painted a black flag in their mist .  After searching why and how the middle east is exploding . I have found that since the 1960's the entire Arab world was somehow transformed into a chaotic mess locked between two superpowers : The United States and USSR . The oil was perhaps one of the leading causes for prosperity in the Arab world , in which the greed of the western powers shaped the region Just prior to the Iranian Revolution in 1979 , the Arab world was heading toward complete westernization , not only of cultural standards , but there was great sentiment for western values . The erosion came about with the overthrow of the Shah.  What’s happened, of course, is that the Middle East has begun what Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations has called its 30 Years’ War — an overlapping series of clashes and proxy wars that could go on for decades and transform identities, maps and the political contours of the region. The Sunni-Shiite rivalry is at full boil. Torn by sectarian violence, the nation of Iraq no longer exists in its old formThe Sunni vs. Sunni rivalry is boiling, too. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and other nations are in the midst of an intra-Sunni cold war, sending out surrogates that distort every other tension in the region.The Saudi-Iranian rivalry is going strong, too, as those two powers maneuver for regional hegemony and contemplate a nuclear arms race.  With issues of Islamic extremism, For decades, the principal enemies of democracy had muddled the issue by conducting their assaults in the name of a higher, or at least different, form of democracy. Regimes that rested solely on violence, like the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen engaged in a sordid imposture of democracy, as did those under foreign subjugation, They deny that Islamism is the problem; they also implicitly question whether, indeed, there is a problem. If it appears to us that democracy is lagging in the Muslim Middle East, this may be because we define democracy "according to specific Western standards."  There is some truth to the argument that anger at foreign policy and the West’s engagement with the Arab world is at the heart of Muslim anger, as well as a driver of radicalisation among Muslim youthThe “war on terror” – a phrase first used by US President George W. Bush just after the September 11 attacks in 2001 – was arguably a dismal failure. This attitude relieves the West of any sense of responsibility for current conditions in the Islamic world or elsewhere , whether for imperialism, capitalism, short-sighted Western support for repressive regimes in the region or anything else. In his view, the disenfranchisement of the Palestinian people and destabilization of the Middle East result purely from the unwillingness of Arabs and Muslims to face facts and look beyond grievances. There are some optimistic developments which suggest that it may be possible for the Arab world to escape from its autocratic past. The region has undergone structural changes such as increasing levels of education, urbanization and industrialization over the past 60 years. U.N. report released late last year found that IS had killed thousands of Muslims -- both Sunni and Shia -- between July and September of that year. This includes the slayings of three nurses in Mosul, Iraq, because they refused to provide medical care to IS fighters. IS also killed numerous Sunni imams for refusing to swear allegiance to IS, and beheaded another Sunni leader for refusing to support the group. Sadly in the Arab world Muslims are exterminating themselves .

NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1)>>Donald Trump.     Amid an outcry over Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the country, prominent evangelist Franklin Graham has come out in support of the Republican presidential candidate’s plan, saying that he has been advocating a similar stance for months.“For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over,” Graham wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. “Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees — saying that ‘such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for.’Even if Donald Trump's unconstitutional proposal to shut out all Muslims was to be implemented, HOW can you maintain that IS radicals get shut out, during the "temporary" infinity (many years until IS is defeated)? --- genius Trump's simpleton proposal: "An immigration officer would ask 'Are you Muslim?'". I fell out of my chair laughing. Do you for real expect that an terrorist would simply be honest and say "yes" so to be refused entry? Only honest law-abiding Muslims would say "yes" and be shut out, and the liars and terrorists that'd do anything and say anything to get in will still get in!!! The only effective ways is background screening/clearance with more vigilance! Use your god-blessed brain and some simple analytical skills to filter irrational nonsense coming out of your mouth, Mr. Trump!! Do you know how much energy and money you've cost the people of this country in debating your irresponsible droppings?  And please stop capping America with the "war with Islam" label, Mr. Graham, and, don't say anything to add to chaos if you don't have sound strategies to implement your plan to serve its intended purpose!! (2)>> Islamic community's best interests. The "Prophet" Muhammad once said in one of his 'sayings' that . " For every evil deed by the few  who profess to be Muslims , the many good Muslims suffer". There is a great deal of truth to this saying, the majority of evil acts buy Muslims come from those who are Sunni's . Americans only have seen one side of the coin . True Muslims are told in the Holy Quran to " do righteous deeds , give alms to the poor and orphans ."  That injunction should stick, however it all depends on what "sect" in Islam you belong  . (3)>>Muslims across the United States    A majority of Americans have a negative view of Islam after the terrorist attacks in Paris and California, including a majority of Democrats.Fifty-eight percent of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of Islam, according to the latest YouGov/Huffpost poll of Americans. That number includes 45 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents and 75 percent of Republicans. YES, you can't get SEPTEMBER 11th ,2001 out of mind .   (4)>> mass shootings. What is preposterous, though, is the ease in which a Muslim American is labeled a terrorist when good old white Christian mass murderers like Robert Lewis Dear (the Planned Parenthood shooter) and Dylann Roof (the Charleston church shooter) just don't draw the same designation from conservatives. ALSO "black on black" shootings , the quick availability of guns , There are black (African Americans males ) mass shooters below, along with victim count. If you look up mass shootings, it's actually pretty in line with the overall population. Most people can name Roof, Dear, Lanza, Holmes, and know about Columbine and Newtown, but the rest never really made the news. None of these shooters was labeled a terrorist either. I think it's a media issue. Why is it when 4 people are killed in a drive by, something that happens with frightening regularity, nothing is made of it. No major media frenzy, nothing hits nationally. But when a shooter hits a mall or school, it's all over the place? Is it location that dictates it? Namely not confined to race alone but it's a pandemic : Omar Thornton (shot and killed 8 people), Maurice Clemmons (shot and killed 4 cops), Nathan Dunlap (killed 4ppl), The DC sniper, John Muhammad, and Lee Boyd Malvo (shot and killed 10), Chris Dorner (killed 4), Aaaron Alexis (killed 12), Charles Lee Thornton (killed 5), Chris harper-Mercer (killed 9, although since he is half white, some people have called him a terrorist).(4)>> Islamophobia. Islamophobia is the irrational fear or hatred of Islam or Muslims. It is usually, though not always, connected with xenophobia in general. The term is also sometimes used as a snarl word to dismiss valid criticisms of Islamic doctrines and ideology.According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first known use of the term was in 1976, though it has become more frequently used since the 1997 publication of Islamophobia: A Challenge For Us All by the Runnymede Trust,] and even more so to describe the backlash against Muslims following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (5)>>SERIOUS POINT.  My “true god” is better then your “true god”. The Christian god does not have the power to stop anti-semitism something the Muslim god propagates. As people awaken they will see the foolishness of fundamentalist views and there may be a platform upon which all terrorists will be deprived of their justifying god belief. I also think that we should reach out to these small groups of Muslims who are against ISIL. Instead of condemning them we should make contact with them and work together. All people truly want is a check to feed, cloth and educate their family. (6)>"victimization"...Sadly, Islam has always been a breeding ground for radicalism and terrorism. Go back to the days of Alamut when so-called "fidels" were rented out for political assassinations. This is not a new concept. But, however, fashionable it may be to engage in general "Muslim bashing", most religions have, or have had, their bouts of violence. That's not anything new either. In the past, fatwas have been issued against figures like Salman Rushdi, a Muslim who 'strayed' from mainstream beliefs when he published 'Satanic Verses'.  It seems to me that most jihadist leaders are more than 'straying', according to  Islamic scholars.  They cause the death of multitudes, mostly Muslims.So why aren't we hearing formal 'fatwas' against these jihadists?  I realize that a 'fatwa' is not as binding as say excommunication in the Catholic religion, but it may give the potential recruits pause, if major clerics were issuing formal condemnations of their jihadist leaders.

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