Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Year Of The Bigots & Max Blumenthal :The Rise of Islamophobia

UPDATE: 7:15 PM. Dec. 29, 2010.

Above pic at LOONWATCH.Com of Professional Islamophobes Pam Geller and Robert Spencer from obscurity to notorious .
Attack of Islamophobe Pam Geller/Godzilla

Once upon a time in America Jewish Americans were targeted for discrimination and segregation now the bigots are targeting Muslim Americans.

Much of the hysteria over the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" was whipped up by Pam Geller and her fellow traveler Robert Spencer. They have been spewing anti-Muslim propaganda and hate speech for a few years before the GOP and Fox News and the Mainstream Media picked up on the issue as a good wedge issue and as good for tv and radio etc. ratings.

There's a lot of money to be made preaching hate. It has also worked out well for the Republicans in the November elections. The Wackos are now setting the tone and agenda for American conservatives and the GOP.

Poster found on Professional Anti-Islam Propagandist Pam Geller's blog

Online news Islamophobia Today reports/exposes news items in the mainstream media slanted to fuel anti-Islam fears.

Professional Anti-Muslim Robert Spencer (picture above) & his fellow travelers ignore any terrorist attacks committed by non-Muslims. This is just one part of their M.O.

There are several big news items from the past year that went beyond a nine day wonder and are worthy of comment and are ongoing which includes Islamophobia and "The Ground Zero Mosque" or Wikileaks publishing government documents & naming Julian Assange of Wikileaks as "Most Wanted" or the extreme rights take over of the Republican Party in the USA .

Islamophobia and The Ground Zero Mosque

In large part because of the plan to build an Islamic center in New York a few blocks from the site of the 9/11 attack (Ground Zero) Islamophobia has become one of the big stories of the year. The professional Islamophobes such as Pam Geller of Stop The Islamization of America and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch have gone from relative obscurity to being headline news and in demand on all the faux news programs in the USA. They have used this opportunity to spread their hatred and disdain for Islam by wrapping themselves in the flag . They use the old racist tropes found in the propaganda of the anti-semites and other racist & bigots.
It should be noted that Geller and Spencer and other Islamophobes have spent the last few years preaching against Islam to various religious groups especially Evangelical Christians in the USA. These conservative religious groups are very receptive to their attacks on Islam which they say is a more of an ideology than a religion and that it preaches hate and violence. They claim that the Quran and Islamic teachings are a blueprint for a world wide theocratic Totalitarian State. According to these propagandists it is not just that there Islamic Extremists who misuse the Quran for instance but that all Muslims have a duty to convert, enslave or kill all non-Muslims. They promulgate the "Muslim Conspiracy Theory" in which all Muslims are involved in Jihad a war against the infidels either through violence or by stealth. So even so called moderate Muslim are merely putting on an act to deceive the non-Muslims hiding their true intentions and agenda. They strive to make the western nations in which they live Islamic states under the rule of Islamic Law that is Sharia .
Their views on Sharia are based upon the more extremist and rigid forms of sharia as found in some Islamic nations such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran. They are justified in being concerned about this sort of barbaric form of sharia but much of these more medieval style of Islamic jurisprudence are either just outdated or are innovations to the basic teachings of the Quran and of the Prophet Muhammad.
In the same way most Christians do not want to impose on society the laws of God as given to Moses which included killing adulterers, or people engaged in premarital sex or homosexuality or blasphemy including saying "Jehovah" etc.
Meanwhile they will claim that they respect Muslims as individuals yet they trash the religion which is at the center of their lives.
They further claim that while Islam preaches hate Christianity and Judaism are the paragons of virtue . The claim that both of these religions are peace loving religions. While Christians and Jews rarely lie or use their religion as a cover for going to war or to justify slavery or bigotry and sexism, gender inequality homophobia or racism .
The thing of it is that Christians, Jews and Muslims it can be argued all fall short of their basic religious teachings .

Max Blumenthal on the growth of The Islamophobic Propaganda Network

"Clash Of Cultures" - Millennia-Old Divide-And-Conquer Scheme

Witch Hunt: Peter King (R-NY) Set To Use Congressional Position To Spread Islamophobia
The ED SHOW on MSNBC discussion with Keith Ellison

People love to Hate Muslims
A handfull of anti-Muslim fanatics have managed to galvanize hatred of all Muslims including American Muslims

As the midterm elections get closer, the GOP has pulled out their weapon of choice: fear mongering. A subject that has delivered without fail is the right's main issue of this 2010 election: Islamophobia. With such high profile Republicans such as Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich opposing the Islamic Center next to Ground Zero, how are Muslims perceived in America?

Pamela Geller: 'Hitler Inspired by Islam'
She claims this is not about Islam yet she goes on and on attacking Islam and particular Muslims.
And she claims Hitler was influenced by Islam
Islam according to the last Sura promotes violence and intolerance at least that's Pam Gellar's take on Islam.
If she were sincere she should be criticing Judaism because the Old testament talks about killing all non-believers- and of course many evangelical Christians are always quoting the old testament should they be vilified for promoting ancient barbaric laws such as the killing of adulterers, homosexuals, witches, pagans, blasphemers or delinquent children or keeping women separated from the family during menses or allowing for incest when there is a need for a male heir etc.
No she glosses over all of the negative and divisive and somewhat loony and misogynist verses in the Holy Bible.
She avoids Jesus sayings such as "i come not to bring peace but the sword" He then talks about how parents & children and wives and husbands should be at war with one another as some accept his word and others reject it.

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