‘Vote for Benjamin!’ — Netanyahu could get Trump’s endorsement when he visits DC next week

Benjamin Netanyahu is running for reelection on his strong relationship with the U.S. and Donald Trump, who has unofficially endorsed Netanyahu by allowing political allies and US ambassador to appear with the PM in occupied territories. Trump may well endorse Netanyahu outright when the Israeli visits the White House next week.
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, US Aid to Israel |

The Conservative party has an institutional Islamophobia problem

The tactic is either to sweep the matter under the carpet, or foster a culture of denial. This week we learnt that a man describing himself as a Conservative party member issued the following social media post : “I was going through a few magazines the other day down at the local Mosque. I was really enjoying myself.
| News |

A Top Interior Department Press Secretary Has a Disturbing History of Islamophobic Comments

This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Faith Vander Voort, the newly promoted top spokeswoman at the Interior Department, voiced support for more surveillance of Muslim communities and argued that attacks by radical self-proclaimed Muslim groups pose a far bigger threat to society than climate change during a […]
| Environment, Energy, Race and Ethnicity |

West must reject xenophobia, Islamophobia, says Turkey’s Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 19 urged the West to stand against racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia after a terror attack in New Zealand.
| Turkey |

ISESCO calls for 15 March to be International Day to Combat Islamophobia

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) called on the United Nations to declare 15 March an International Day to Combat Islamophobia. The date was chosen to honour the 50 people who were killed last week in terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. ISESCO Director General, Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri, warned of “the growing extremism and hate speech against Muslims in the world, despite the great efforts made over the past three decades in intercultural dialogue and alliance
| New Zealand, News, Oceania |

Versi’s epic, viral thread on mainstream anti-Muslim race hate is a must-read and -share

Muslim Council and human rights spokesman Miqdaad Versi’s thread this morning on Islamophobia as a mainstream media phenomenon quickly went viral – but needs to be seen by everyone Miqdaad […]
| Uncategorized, BBC, broadcasters |

ISESCO chief calls for proclaiming March 15 as ‘global day for combating Islamophobia’

Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri has warned against the growth of extremism and hate speech in the world against Muslims despite the great efforts exerted over the pa
| News |

The ‘NYT’ turns Jaffa into an ‘ancient neighborhood’ of Tel Aviv revived by Israeli realtors and chefs

A New York Times travel piece about Jaffa describing it as an "ancient neighborhood" of Tel Aviv now revived by Israeli chefs so erased Palestinian history that the paper had to issue a correction about its lapses. But the Debra Kamin article still says there are "accusations" that the city’s Palestinian history is being erased, an implicit denial of the Nakba.
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, Media |

Former Neo-Nazi: President Trump May Be Complicit in Growing Threat of White Supremacy

President Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge the global rise of white nationalism in the wake of the hate-fueled New Zealand massacre that left 50 Muslim worshipers dead on Friday. Police have arrested and charged 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant with the killings. Before the attacks, Tarrant published a manifesto in which he praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and described immigrants as "invaders." On the same day, Trump claimed there was an "invasion"
| News |

State-Sponsored Islamophobia & Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Embolden Right-Wing Terrorists

Fifty people are dead, and millions around the globe are mourning, following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. The terrorist attack unfolded during Friday prayer, when a lone gunman and avid white supremacist opened fire on worshipers while live-streaming the attack on Facebook. It was the deadliest shooting in the country's modern history. The youngest of the dead is 3-year-old Mucad Ibrahim. Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist named Brenton Tarrant
| News |

The Pakistani Man Who Tried to Stop the New Zealand Shooter Will Be Honored With a Posthumous Award

A Pakistani man who tried to stop the shooter during a massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, will be honored with a posthumous national award, Pakistan’s prime minister announced on Sunday. Naeem Rashid, 50, tried to tackle the gunman outside of one of the two mosques before being shot and killed along with his 21-year-old son, […]
| Politics |

Christchurch Mosque Massacre: Feigning Indifference about Israel’s Role as Architect of Islamophobia Is Unforgivable

Violent brutality often seen on cinema screens as well as TV and online broadcasts – a hallmark of Hollywood, always ends with a sigh of relief in the knowledge that fiction triumphed over reality. “Dead” [...] The post Christchurch Mosque Massacre: Feigning Indifference about Israel’s Role as Architect of Islamophobia Is Unforgivable appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Articles, Commentary, Benjamin Netanyahu |

Rupert Murdoch Is a Relentless Purveyor of Islamophobia

The world-straddling press lord's media is under pressure in the wake of the massacre of 50 worshipers by a white supremacist terrorist at a New Zealand mosque.
| christchuch shooting, fox news, islam |

Muslim scholars union urges ban on Islamophobia

The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries to ban Islamophobia, following the killing of dozens of people on a deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand. “IUMS calls on non-Muslim countries to ban the spread of hatred against Islam and Muslims,” IUMS President Ahmed al-Raisouni said in a statement at the conclusion of a 2-day session held in Istanbul on Friday. At least 49 Muslims were killed when a gunman opened fire on worshippers
| Middle East, New Zealand, News |

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox postpones Pirro, as his Sky Channel is Pulled from NZ Airwaves for airing Shooter’s Video

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – World-straddling press lord Rupert Murdoch’s media is under pressure in the wake of the massacre of 50 worshipers by a white supremacist terrorist at a Christchurch mosque. Murdoch’s Fox News is known for pushing white nationalist themes and for demonizing Muslims, and his Sky News Australia is not very different. […]
| Featured, Islamophobia, journalism |

New Zealand Mosque Senseless Massacre. Action Against Islamophobia, CJPME Calls Upon Canadian Government

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is devasted and deeply upset by today’s horrific attack on two New Zealand mosques, where 49 people were senselessly killed and dozens more injured. In the wake of this terrible … The post New Zealand Mosque Senseless Massacre. Action Against Islamophobia, CJPME Calls Upon Canadian Government appeared first on Global Research .
| English, islamophobia, mosque shooting |

White Nationalism Is an International Threat

On Friday, a gunman stormed a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, showering worshippers with gunfire, and live streaming the country’s deadliest mass killing since 1943. “I was able to hear the big sound of the shooting,” one survivor, Mohan Ibrahim, told the Canadian broadcaster CBC. Ibrahim fled through the back entrance, with people dropping around him. “Many, many bullets, I’ve never seen anything like that. Later on, we saw the video … he was reloading so many guns.”  Brenton Tarrant,
| Foreign Affairs, New Zealand, white nationalism |

Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

At least 49 Muslims were killed in their mosques. It's time to end the appeals to Islamophobia from Trump, Cruz and many others. The post Don’t Just Condemn the New Zealand Attacks — Politicians and Pundits Must Stop Their Anti-Muslim Rhetoric appeared first on The Intercept .
| Mehdi Hasan, World |

'Politics of Demonization': Mainstreamed Islamophobia Decried in Wake of Christchurch Terror Attack

Eoin Higgins, staff writer Progressives, many of them Muslim, decried the mainstreaming of Islamophobia in the wake of the Christchurch attacks in New Zealand that killed 49 in two mosques."All it takes is one individual to be radicalized by these messages and to act out violently."
| News |

ADL’s Greenblatt says ‘murdering people in a mosque’ has never happened before

Jonathan Greenblatt of the ADL will always cut Zionists a break on the standards he applies to others. Today he said of New Zealand mosque killings, "This act of violence really doesn't have a precedent as far as we know, murdering people in a mosque." He conveniently forgot the slaughter of 29 Muslims in Palestine by a Jewish settler in 1994.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

The terror in New Zealand is borne of the same far right ideology taking hold in Europe

In this social media age, the far right is one small community, united in purpose and action but merely fighting on different battlefields. The news of a devastating terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, is heartbreaking. The deaths of so many people, of all ages, simply engaging in practising their faith, is hard to comprehend. Another set of lives, and families,
| News |

Far right murderers’ vile Islamophobia at heart of New Zealand massacre

Face of fascist bile     A self declared fascist took part in horrific mass murder of innocent muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand, overnight.   Brenton Tarrant ...
| Action, News, Top story |

Don’t accept the rules for how to criticize the Israel lobby

Liberal Zionists have set out rules for how to criticize the Israel lobby without offending them. They are trying to obscure a 70 year pattern of Zionists influencing U.S. policy, from the recognition of Israel's establishment by Truman, who depended on Zionist donors, to Trump trashing the Iran deal in deference to Sheldon Adelson.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

We need to look at where far-right terrorists are getting their ideological ammunition

As the attack in Christchurch shows, the threat of far-right extremism poses as big a challenge to civil society as Islamist extremism. The mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has killed at least 49 people, adds to the grim list of far-right terror attacks that have been increasing over recent years across the globe. Yet, the threat
| News |

White Supremacist Kills 49 Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic Hate Crimes Rise Globally

In New Zealand, a white right-wing extremist killed 49 people in an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest shooting in New Zealand's history. Police have arrested and charged a 28-year-old Australian man named Brenton Tarrant with the attack. The gunman live-streamed the attack and published a manifesto in which he praised President Donald Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose." We speak with human rights activist
| News |

May’s tweet re Christchurch mosque attack makes no mention of Muslims or Islamophobia

Astonishing omission by Tory PM accused of ‘head in sand’ over Islamophobia by Muslim peer Just ten days ago, Tory peer Baroness Warsi accused May of putting her head in […]
| Uncategorized, Ardern, attack |

Islamic world reacts with ‘disgust’ at mosque attacks

Political and Islamic leaders expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15, with some citing rising "Islamophobia" as responsible.
| World |

White Supremacist Gang Massacres Innocent Muslims in N. Zealand; PM: The Muslim Victims “are us”

Christchurch (AFP) – The mosques were packed with worshippers gathering for Friday afternoon prayers, and members of the Bangladesh cricket team were arriving when the shooter opened fire. Local media reported at least nine people were dead and the South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an “active shooter.” “This is […]
| Islamophobia |

JVP’s anti-Zionist statement can reach liberal Zionists, and that’s important

The recent declaration of anti-Zionism by Jewish Voice for Peace has the compassion necessary to reach liberal Zionists-- and thus to break the consensus within the Jewish community. And because Jews are still the gatekeepers of the American discussion of Israel, the statement could ultimately move U.S. policy toward equality.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

The time to act is now: addressing misrepresentations of the Arab World in school curriculums

Misrepresentations of the Arab world, especially Palestine, in school textbooks is a widespread problem that has contributed to anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia and fear of “the other." Aline Batarseh is working to change that in Virginia.
| Middle East |

The world is falling apart. And so is my mental health

Brexit, Trump, Windrush, fascist leaders and lying politicians, the news is so bleak I, like many of us, am struggling. It is hard sometimes with mental illness to know. One minute you are flying and the next you are hurtling downwards, able to make out the individual windows in the buildings and the colours of jackets and the patterns of chewing
| News |

Liberal Zionist nightmare: Netanyahu is defeated and — nothing changes

For years liberal Zionists have been saying that the fundamental problem with the Jewish democracy is the bogeyman of Netanyahu. But the April election now offers a real prospect that Netanyahu will be knocked off -- and the new centrist governing coalition will be just as obdurate against a Palestinian state. That could be a crisis for liberal Zionists.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

Anti-Palestinian tropes

"Israel has a right to exist" is a rationalization of ethnically cleansing Palestinians. "Israel has a right to defend itself" is a rationalization of slaughtering Palestinians. The mainstream is filled with dehumanizing anti-Palestinian tropes, and it has never occurred to any of the mainstream liberal critics of Ilhan Omar to write about them. They need to get out of their bubble and see how America looks from the Middle East.
| Islamophobia, Israel Lobby, Media |

Democrats are now officially split on Israel, and we can thank Ilhan Omar and BDS

When the Democratic leadership backed down on its anti-Ilhan Omar resolution, it signaled that a movement for Palestinian human rights that has been crushed several times by the party in recent years now must be reckoned with as the mood of the progressive base. Leading presidential candidates support Omar, and Gallup shows that liberal Democrats are nearly as sympathetic to Palestinians as Israelis.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

House resolution rejecting hate is a band-aid for a broken leg

The US House of Representatives passed an extended resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, in response to the outrage concerning Ilhan Omar's comments concerning Israel and its lobby. But Omar's comments were not about Jews, and the resolution doesn't address the problem, which is that allegiance to Israel can't be questioned.
| Israel Lobby, US Politics, Islamophobia |

WATCH: Tory minister Andrea Leadsom thinks Muslims are a case for “foreign ministers”

Apparently, to the Leader of the House of Commons, Muslim equals foreign. The Conservative party absolutely does not have a problem with Muslims, okay? Look, here’s proof! During an exchange in the Commons, the Conservative Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom has encouraged the Labour MP Naz Shah – who is concerned about Islamophobia in the governing
| News |

Ilhan Omar’s Victory for Political Sanity

Would House Democrats censure one of their own for daring to suggest that the deep-pocketed fossil fuel lobby buys influence in Congress? What about a member who said the same about Big Pharma? And yet, Democratic leaders on Wednesday were on the cusp of implicitly rebuking U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar for criticizing the pro-Israel lobby’s power. “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to
| Politics, Ilhan Omar, Chuck Schumer |

Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Britain’s National Security

The issue that needs official investigation regarding both Antisemitism and Islamophobia, is the link to a foreign embassy in London that seeks to exert undue influence over Britain’s legislature through its lobbyists at Westminster. This is not only a threat … The post Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Britain’s National Security appeared first on Global Research .
| English, antisemitism, islamophobia |

UK’s Conservative Party suspends 14 members over alleged Islamophobia

Britain’s Conservative Party has suspended 14 members over alleged Islamophobia, it emerged on Tuesday, amid calls for an independent inquiry into widespread “bigotry” within the ruling party.
| News |

Headlines for March 6, 2019

NY Regulators Probe Trump Org. Insurance Company, BLM Occupies Sacramento Police Dept. After Police Get Off for Killing Stephon Clark, Whistleblower: Chicago PD Tried to Falsify Report on Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen, House Updates Anti-Semitism Resolution to Include Islamophobia, Alabama Tornado Kills At Least 23, 8 Still Missing, U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales, Egypt: Noted Photojournalist Shawkan Released After 5 Years in Jail, White House Rejects Dems' Request for Security Clearance Info, CNN: Trump
| News |

Trump Cited a Letter Against Ilhan Omar Signed by Far-Right, Anti-Muslim Groups

The letter's metadata lists as its author an activist who has inveighed against refugees, Palestinians, and American Jews. The post Trump Cited a Letter Against Ilhan Omar Signed by Far-Right, Anti-Muslim Groups appeared first on The Intercept .
| Justice, Politics, Voices |

Jacob Rees-Mogg is wrong: the Tory party does have an Islamophobia problem

For years, the party has done next to nothing to stamp out prejudice in its ranks. Islamophobia is rife within the Conservative Party. Fourteen party members have been suspended today for Islamophobic Facebook comments, as uncovered by BuzzFeed . On the very same day, a council candidate in Harlow, Peter Lamb, resigned for racist comments, like his assertion in 2015
| News |

Hannah Arendt would agree with Ilhan Omar

In 1944 Hannah Arendt warned that Israel's founders were exposing American Jews to the charge of dual loyalty by their dependency on US support. When Ilhan Omar questions the allegiance of some Israel advocates, it's a legitimate criticism of Zionism.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Institutional Racism

“Does the left have an antisemitism problem? Do the Tories get a free pass on Islamophobia? And what does it mean to be “institutionally racist”? Tonight Michael Walker is joined by Eleanor Penny and David Wearing to discuss these questions.
| TyskySour, Video, antisemitism |

The disgusting Ilhan Omar poster is just part of a wider campaign of American Islamophobia

There is a concerted effort by dark money groups to sow the seeds of hatred and division. Ilhan Omar, who recently became one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the US House of Representatives, has become the target of a concerted attack by the right. That attack has come on multiple fronts: first, she was accused of
| News |

‘I am told I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel’ and that’s problematic — Ilhan Omar stands strong amid blizzard of attacks

Amid attacks from Democratic colleagues in the House, Rep. Ilhan Omar says that she finds it "problematic" that "I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel." And she knows many Americans agree with her. "I just happen to be willing to speak up." The progressive base of the party is behind her, in a sign that the party is dividing on Israel.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

The anti-Semitism of ‘kike’ and social exclusion has morphed into hazy ‘tropes’ about Israel

Anti-semitism used to mean job discrimination in universities and leading industries and stigmatization of Jews as "kikes." Today Jews are socially included, and the definition has shifted to mean any strong criticism of Israel. That's because Israel supporters must do anything they can to prevent support for BDS from entering the political mainstream.
| American Jewish Community, Islamophobia, Israel Lobby |

Vile Racism in W. Va. GOP: Rep. Ilhan Omar likened to al-Qaeda & LGBTQ Folks to KKK

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Republicans in the West Virginia state legislature held a “GOP takes the Rotunda” event at the state capitol on Friday. As part of this event they hung a poster of the 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks on the Twin Towers, labeled “Never Forget– You said.” Below it they placed a picture of […]
| Featured, Islamophobia |