Monday, September 27, 2010

Fox News Promotes Islamophobic Anti-Muslim Crackpot Bigoted " Conspiracy Theories"

Fox News only too happy to promote Andy McCarthy's vile vicious virulent bigoted attack on Islam, liberals, leftists or progressives and President Obama who McCarthy argues is either a secret Muslim or at least acting as a co-conspirator to make America more compliant with Sharia/Islamic Law. So he is accusing Obama and the left in America as committing seditious and traitorous acts. Andrew McCarthy argues that this plot has been afoot in America for at least the last sixty years and in Europe for well over a hundred years as the Muslim 5th column awaits its moment to radically transform America by peaceful means if possible if not than by the sword.
The question one should ask is why anyone should take the crackpot conspiracy theories of these bigoted Islamophobes than the bigoted conspiracy theories of the overworked brains of Anti-Semites who still claim as fact the notorious forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Yet Fox News and right-wing Talk Radio and the supposedly intellectual anti-Islam Islamophobes appear all too willing to promote and promulgate the most twisted bizarre conspiracy theories and distortions of Islamic history or its theology and ethics to suit their own right-wing anti-Obama anti-American agenda .

The Islamization Of America !!!
Sean Hannity interviews Andy Mccarthy about his book "Grand Jihad" the Islamization of America.

debunking anti-mosque wingnuts

Massive Rise In Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism In US - Special Report [Press TV News]

Americans remain wary of Islam Christian Science Monitor Sept.26, 2010

Americans are conflicted over Islam as the FBI investigates a growing list of anti-Islamic incidents. Still, Muslims and their mosques are being welcomed in some communities.

At the same time, the number of instances of vandalism at mosques and the threats to those involved in proposed new mosques continue to increase, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The burning of a car in the parking lot of an Islamic community center in Lafayette, La. last week is being investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime. Burned copies of the Quran recently have been found at the Islamic Society of San Francisco, the Muslim Community Center in Chicago, the Annoor Mosque in Knoxville, Tenn., and the Islamic Center of East Lansing, Mich.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that “a record number of Muslim workers are complaining of employment discrimination, from co-workers calling them ‘terrorist’ or ‘Osama’ to employers barring them from wearing head scarves or taking prayer breaks.”

“Although Muslims make up less than 2 percent of the United States population, they accounted for about one-quarter of the 3,386 religious discrimination claims filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year,” the Times reports.

As for the proposed mosque and Islamic center new ground zero in New York, 80 percent of likely voters in New York State say a Muslim group has the right to build there, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday. But 57 percent say doing so would be wrong.

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported Friday that 35 proposed mosques and Islamic centers have encountered community resistance in the last two years.

“In many cases, the opposition has centered on neighbors' concerns about traffic, noise, parking and property values – the same objections that often greet churches and other houses of worship as well as commercial construction projects,” reports Pew. “In some communities, however, opponents of mosques also have cited fears about Islam, sharia law and terrorism.”

and another example of blatant Islamophobia unduly influencing State Of Texas Public School Text Book Selection. Conservatives in Texas like the GOP and others want to make sure that there are no positive statements occurring in Social Studies or other school text books in regards to Islam , the Qur'an or the Prophet Muhammad . It seems Texans don't like Muslims. And like other Islamophobes they want to eliminate statements which reflect positive contributions to Western Civilization or World History by Islam, or Islamic Civilization or Muslims . The history of Islam is to be expunged and treated as a negative factor in world history. Didn't the Nazis and anti-semites do the same with the history of Judaism .

One could also make the comparison here to other history revisionists such as the Communist of the Soviet Union or Mao in China , or Khmer Rouge of Cambodia attempting to write or create a distorted history of the West and the world.

"Texas ed board adopts resolution limiting Islam"
By APRIL CASTRO AP Writer Sept. 24,2010

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas State Board of Education adopted a resolution Friday that seeks to curtail references to Islam in Texas textbooks, as social conservative board members warned of what they describe as a creeping Middle Eastern influence in the nation's publishing industry.

The board approved the one-page nonbinding resolution, which urges textbook publishers to limit what they print about Islam in world history books, by a 7-5 vote.

Critics say it's another example of the ideological board trying to politicize public education in the Lone Star State. Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, which advocates for religious freedom, questioned why the resolution came at a time when "anti-Muslim rhetoric in this country has reached fever pitch."

"It's hard not to conclude that the misleading claims in this resolution are either based on ignorance of what's in the textbooks or, on the other hand, are an example of fear-mongering and playing politics," Miller said.

Future boards that will choose the state's next generation of social studies texts will not be bound by the resolution.

"This is an expression of the board's opinion, so it does not have an effect on any particular textbook," said David Anderson, the general counsel for the Texas Education Agency, when asked by a board member what legal weight the resolution would carry.

"So this is a cosmetic exercise?" asked board member Mavis Knight, a Democrat from Dallas.

The resolution cites world history books no longer used in Texas schools that it says devoted more lines of text to Islamic beliefs and practices than Christian ones. Chairwoman Gail Lowe said the resolution cites old books because board rules prohibit them from discussing current books more than 90 days after their adoption.

"I believe that it's happening in the current (social studies books) even though we can't cover that in the resolution," said board member Terri Leo, a Republican from Spring. The resolution sends a "clear message to publishers that it should not happen in the future."

The resolution also claims "more such discriminatory treatment of religion may occur as Middle Easterners buy into the U.S. public school textbook oligopoly, as they are doing now."

Two Republicans broke from their party to vote with the Democrats. Two Democrats - Mary Helen Berlanga of Corpus Christi and Rene Nunez of El Paso - were absent for the vote. The initial vote on the resolution was 7-6, but the board later reconsidered the measure. The second vote was 7-5 after a Democratic board member left the meeting.

The measure was suggested to the board this summer by Odessa businessman Randy Rives, who lost his Republican primary bid for a seat on the panel earlier this year. Members of a social conservative bloc of the board then asked Lowe to put the resolution on this week's agenda.

During public testimony, which included comments from activists as well as a handful of parents, Jonathan Saenz, a lobbyist for the conservative Liberty Institute, argued that the board was "doing the right thing ... to prevent any type of religious discrimination or treat any religion in a way that's incomplete."

Several times during the testimony, Lowe intervened, attempting to calm flaring tempers.

"The Board's mission, and Texas' future, is ill-served when the board chooses to use its limited meeting time to discuss and vote on discriminatory and politically motivated measures, such as this proposed resolution," said Frank Knaack, of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.

The resolution concludes by warning publishers the "State Board of Education will look to reject future prejudicial social studies submissions that continue to offend Texas law with respect to treatment of the world's major religious groups by significant inequalities of coverage space-wise and by demonizing or lionizing one or more of them over others."

Social conservatives control the 15-member board for now, although the landscape is set to change after one member of the bloc lost his primary election bid and another chose not to seek re-election. The board in recent years has become a battleground for social conservatives and liberal watchdogs, each accusing the other of imposing ideological agendas into what about 4.8 million public school students learn in Texas classrooms.

and so it goes,

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