Why aren’t we reading about how the American Muslim community was galvanized to purge Islam of the texts and teachings that command jihad? Why isn’t the Daily News asking why no mosques have instituted any programs to stop jihad recruitment?
Why isn’t the notorious Daily News asking how this misunderstanding of Islam become so widespread, or why so many more US and UK Muslims than ever joined al Qaeda are joining the Islamic State?
Why didn’t the NY Daily News’ Corinne Letsch ask if Muslims in the US condemn the Islamic State, where are they teaching against the ideology that gave rise to it?
Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US mosques, even as several hundred young Muslims from the US have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State.
If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.
Check out the whining about “hate-filled remarks” on Facebook and Twitter, as if we should thank the jihadists for forever changing the way we live in America as they target and slaughter religious minorities.
As for “hate-filled remarks,” why doesn’t the NY Daily News do a news story on all the death threats I receive or the hundreds of threats my colleagues have gotten? The more the jihadis subjugate and slaughter, the more the media pumps out this despicable garbage.
According to the FBI hate crime statistics on Religious bias:
Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,166 offenses reported by law enforcement. A breakdown of the bias motivation of religious-biased offenses showed:
59.7 percent were anti-Jewish.
12.8 percent were anti-Islamic.
7.6 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
6.8 percent were anti-Catholic.
2.9 percent were anti-Protestant.
1.0 percent were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc.
9. 2 percent were anti-other (unspecified) religion. (Based on Table 1.)
Where’s Corinne Lestch’s piece on the record levels of Jew-hatred?
And why doesn’t Lestch identify terror-tied CAIR to Daily News readers? They were unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history. A number of their leaders are serving time for jihad terror-related crimes.
While CAIR and these other Islamic supremacists bullies whine about “hate,” they smear, libel and defame my colleagues and me for the work we do in defense of freedom. Haters, indeed.
“Muslims across America, Europe face renewed 9/11-style scorn amid ISIS’ violent campaign,” by Corinne Lestch, NY Daily News, Friday, November 7, 2014
9/11-style scorn amid ISIS’ violent campaign
Muslims in America and Europe say discrimination against them has seemed more pronounced after the Islamic State terrorists beheaded American and British journalists and aid workers. Hate-filled remarks on social media have also become more prevalent, especially since 9/11, when Facebook and Twitter did not yet exist.
Zainab Chaudry told The News she encountered a man outside a grocery store who asked if she was “one of those people beheading” victims in the Middle East. Saleem Safdar Zainab Chaudry told The News she encountered a man outside a grocery store who asked if she was “one of those people beheading” victims in the Middle East.
When Zainab Chaudry left a grocery store Wednesday in her native Baltimore, a man loitering outside followed the 32-year-old to her car.
“‘Are you one of those people who are beheading people over there?’” she recalled him asking her. “He said, ‘You need to go back to where you came from, because you’re not welcome here.’”
Chaudry, who wears a traditional headscarf, is one of many Muslims and Muslim-Americans who face heightened backlash since the Islamic State tried to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Really? Why isn’t Chaudry up in arms about Muslims slaughtering in the cause of jihad? This is her concern? With all that’s going on in the world? She is whining about some idiot’s remark while tens of thousands of minorities are being slaughtered in across Africa and the Middle East?
“I never really was very conscious of my Muslim identity in a negative way as I was after 9/11, but even more so after ISIS and the beheadings,” Chaudry said in an interview with the Daily News. She was referring to a slew of executions of American and British citizens by the militants.
From Europe to Canada to the United States, experts say Muslims have been the target of increased discrimination and recent waves of violence as ISIS continues its brutal campaign — in an environment seemingly more hostile than the one after 9/11.
Social media has also contributed to the invective against Muslims, more so than after 9/11, when Facebook and Twitter did not yet exist.
“The use of social media has grown exponentially in recent years,” said Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “Even post-9/11, it wasn’t really there. But nowadays, everybody uses social media. When you have this constant stream of anti-Muslim polemics and false information, it has a corrosive effect on our society.”
The acts of bigotry also take on other forms.
Last month, an Albuquerque mosque was hit by a Molotov cocktail, which briefly ignited, according to local reports. Five shots were fired Tuesday at a mosque in Coachella, Calif., when four people were inside preparing for an early morning prayer.
The Islamic Society of Coachella Valley mosque, which was shot at Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. No injuries were reported.
No one was hurt in either incident.
Hooper said fewer people are condemning the incidents, which are being investigated as hate crimes.
“Even after 9/11, when a mosque would be attacked, we’d see people coming out with flowers and offers of support,” Hooper told The News. “Unfortunately, we’re seeing less of that.”
Across Europe, the anti-Muslim sentiment has reached a boiling point.
There was a recent spate of violent attacks in Germany, according to a Washington Post story, when right-wing conservatives protesting Islamic fundamentalism in Cologne clashed with police while waving German flags and screaming “foreigners out!” Dozens were injured.
In Paris, a Muslim woman wearing traditional clothing was kicked out of a performance at the Opera Bastille.
And in Denmark, some politicians are calling for a ban on Muslim immigrants from entering the country.
“The stigma against Muslims is just getting worse, and I have considered moving across the border to Sweden,” 21-year-old Alisiv Ceran told the newspaper. “I feel that here, they are saying that integration means forgetting your religious values. I don’t agree with that.”
Syrian Kurd Kiymet Ergun, 56, gestures, in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, as thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Syrian Kurd Kiymet Ergun, 56, gestures, in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, as thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani.
Experts said Muslims have encountered discrimination in Europe since before 9/11 — but it may be intensifying now because thousands of Europeans have fled to the Middle East to fight with the militants.
While dozens of Americans are believed to have traveled to fight alongside terrorists, at least 3,000 Europeans — many from France and Germany — are estimated to have joined ISIS forces, according to New York-based intelligence firm The Soufan Group.
“You have lots of Americans who, like Europeans, now see Islam as not a religion — it is simply a terrorist ideology,” said Jocelyne Cesari, senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University.
But the anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. is “not as common or intense as what’s happening in Europe,” Cesari told The News.
Chaudry, who also works for CAIR, said associating ISIS with Islam only legitimizes the terrorists’ propaganda.
“They are barbaric,” she said. “There’s nothing Muslim about ISIS. In actuality, the vast majority of their victims are Muslims. The kinds of atrocities they’re engaged in in no way reflects the true ideals of Islam.”
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