Lots of column inches and media plaudits for the Muslim teens who produced a “short film about Islamophobia.”
Why aren’t these Muslim teen girls making a movie condemning the jihadic doctrines calling for supremacist holy war? Why isn’t the Muslim community encouraging films exposing the Islamic texts and teachings inciting violence and hatred of non-Muslims? Why do we never see young Muslims initiating projects like that? Why aren’t these Muslim teen girls making a movie about honor violence, misogyny, female genital mutilation, gender apartheid under Islam?
“Teens create short film to change attitudes.” Change attitudes towards what? Jihad? Sharia? No. It demonizes human beings who oppose the most extreme ideology on the face of the earth. Are supposed to go quietly into the cold, bloody night?
—Why aren’t Muslims creating films to change jihadic doctrine and sharia law?
—There are millions of kuffar being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa; where’s the film? There is a genocide of Christians in Syria and Iraq, where’s the film?
—The war against Israel is a jihad against the Jews, commanded in the Quran, where’s the film?
—Where’s their film on Aqsa Parvez, Rifqa Bary, Amina and Sarah Said or any of the millions of Muslim girls beaten or killed for not wanting to wear the hijab?
Look at the coverage a silly film about the mythical islamofauxbia is garnering. And yet movies about honor killings (Honor Diaries), the ground zero mosque, (Ground Zero Mosque), jihad (Obsession) are ignored, or worse, smeared, their producers defamed.
Here in New York, Muslim supremacists wanted to run an ad “The Muslims Are Coming, The Muslims Are Coming” (no, it’s not about the Muslim invasion of Europe). But after the NYC MTA banned all political and issue related ads because our our ads — these Muslims sued. They demanded special rights for Muslims. And of course they got it. Defenders of freedom cannot run ads on NY’s transit system but Islamic supremacists can.
The media feeds the monster. The Muslim community feeds the monster. Academia feeds the monster.
“Tackling Islamophobia: Teens create short film to change attitudes,” Daily Telegraph, February 25, 2016:
Rand Younes and Maryam Nachabe are creating a short film about Islamophobia. Picture: Melvyn Knipe
THE real-life impacts of Islamophobia are being explored through film by two teenage girls who hope to change perceptions about Islam.
Maryam Nachabe, from Bankstown, and Rand Younes, from Liverpool, have created a short film on the topic of Islamophobia to highlight religious discrimination.
The three-minute film follows a young Muslim woman who is rejected for a job because she wears a headscarf.
“She’s clearly an expert in her field and then she gets an email saying that, based on the fact that she wears a scarf, it doesn’t reflect the values of the workforce,” Ms Nachabe said.
“We wanted to pose the idea — is the solution changing who you are? Is it taking off your scarf? Because people have done that before,” she said.
The teens hope to change attitudes regarding Islam. Picture: Melvyn Knipe
Ms Younes said another example was Muslim men changing their name from Mohammed to Michael.
“(Young people) actually have been trying to get away from the Muslim identity, thinking that we can’t be Australian and Muslim at the same time,” she said.
Last November’s Paris attacks were just one of several events that contributed to misconceptions about the Muslim community.
“We feel that these people don’t represent us,” Ms Younes said.
“It is kind of saddening that we have to apologise for the actions of others for things that we have not committed and it’s just this thing that I feel we have to continually prove to others that we’re not terrorists, we’re just peaceful people,” she said.
Openly addressing questions about Islam was one way to dispel myths about the religion, she said.
■ Two teens, aged 17, are creating a short film to highlight Islamophobia and the real-life implications of prejudicial attitudes
■ The film explores institutionalised religious discrimination, presenting a situation in which a young Muslim woman is rejected for a job
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