Islamic racism in Action.
The French liberation of Gao has given us look into life under Islam. The system that the Jihadis had implemented in Mali looks a good deal like the same Islamic colonialism that scarred Africa and produced the slave trade.
There was a tier with black Malians on the bottom and lighter skinned Arab and Pakistani Jihadists on top.
Over the last two days, I’ve had something of a tour of the justice system the Mujao, which is Movements for Jihad and Unity, installed in Gao, Mali, during their nine months of rule. They took over what used to be the mayor’s office and turned it into the “justice” centre.
Two men, accused of homosexuality, who were supposed to be executed last Friday, showed me the room they were taken to be tried and beaten. On the floor I found a file with lists of names – these were the women who had been whipped for failing to wear the veil, and the men punished for smoking.
A large airless room in the back of the compound became the Sharia court. Here they and other prisoners were brought to sit in front of two or three Islamic judges who they call marabouts.
They said that the judges were mainly Pakistanis and some Tunisians and the whole proceedings were overseen by the Moroccan jihadi in charge of the town, known as Abdel Karim
As the judges passed sentence, a crowd of jihadi supporters behind them watched. Some of the women were flogged right there in the court house. A black patch in front marks the place where cigarettes were ground into the sand and smokers whipped. A few yards away is the stadium where the residents of Gao once watched football and were now forced to come to watch amputations.
One of the most disturbing things I’ve learnt is that those condemned to these harsh punishments were all black Malians – Sonrai, Peul, Bamba, and Della, traditionally the slaves of the Tuareg. The jihadis were a mixture of Malian Arabs and Tuaregs as well as many foreign jihadis.
“They would never do this to one of their own,” said Issa.
The Islamic Jihad isn’t just about religion, it’s also about race. It’s an imperialistic movement by Arab-speaking peoples who built an empire around the world, exporting their language, culture and religion as supremacism. Their current Jihad, whether in Africa or in Europe, is more of the same.
The Jihad divides by ethnicity and group, even within Africa. The Tuaregs were traditional slave owners and slave ownership is clearly one of the privileges that they still desire.
a new series showing the religious waging war against humanity
As British jihadists venture abroad to capitalise on the aftermath of the Arab Spring and then return to the UK, they are likely to bring a greater level of violence back home, Maajid Nawaz, the chairman of the Quilliam Foundation, suggested.
His comments follow incidents in which groups of Muslim vigilantes, dubbing themselves ‘Muslim Patrols’ have approached Londoners and demanded they behave in an Islamic way by not drinking.
They have also told women to put more clothes on, claiming they are entering ‘Muslim areas’.
Their actions could be “a sign of things to come” and are part of a pattern of extremism spreading across Europe in different forms, be it far right fascism or Islamism, Mr Nawaz said.
Writing in The Times, he said: “While this street-level problem festers across Europe, al-Qaeda and its affiliates are busy capitalising on the chaos of the post-Arab Spring world.
Syria, Libya, Mali and Somalia are being ravaged by jihadist outfits, and all of them are attracting European-born Islamists seeking the thrill of real combat…
“Scores of young European-born Arabs and Somalis are following in the footsteps of British Pakistanis in travelling to lawless conflict zones.
“What happens when these men, schooled in the use of political violence in far-flung places, return to Britain?”
Five people, including two teenagers, were arrested in London this month after a group calling itself the Muslim Patrol posted footage on YouTube showing a gang hurling abuse at a homosexual man and described white women as “naked animals with no self–respect”.
But their alleged offences could be just the tip of the iceberg, according to Mr Nawaz.
“The Muslim patrols could become a lot more dangerous and, perhaps willing to maim or kill if they are joined by battle-hardened jihadis,” he wrote.
He compared the Islamist vigilantes to extremists like the far-right Golden Dawn supporters in Greece and right-wing vigilantes in France who ran Roma families out of a Marseilles estate and burnt down their camp.
Countries such as Denmark and Spain have also seen Islamist extremists trying to enforce their own sharia law, he noted.
All were imitating Hitler’s Brownshirts by “enforcing with threats and violence their version of the law in neighbourhoods,” said Mr Nawaz, who spent years in his youth as a leadership member of a global Islamist group.
Mr Nawaz is now a leading critic of his former Islamist ideological dogma, while remaining a Muslim.
did the police ask him about his favorite movies?
Nearly two weeks after a violent robber began attacking Asian residents of East Harlem, the authorities arrested a man on Tuesday aboard an interstate bus in southern New Jersey.
The Police Department had made catching the robber one of its priorities, deploying additional officers into the neighborhood, assigning Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking officers to talk to people in the community and papering the area with fliers in multiple languages. They identified Jason Commisso, 34, as a suspect over the weekend.
The string of mostly daytime crimes followed a brutal pattern, the police said: a single robber would follow men and women — all of Asian descent, most over 40 — as they entered apartment buildings. He then shadowed them into elevators, where he would repeatedly punch them in the face before making off with their belongings. At least eight people have been attacked, the police said.
The apparent singling out of one ethnic group led to the involvement of the department’s hate crimes unit, though Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly cautioned late last week that it had not yet been established that the robberies were hate crimes.
The first attack came at 8 a.m. on Jan. 17. A 44-year-old Asian woman, who was not identified by the police, entered a residential building elevator and was assaulted, suffering injuries to her face. The assailant robbed her of a bag that contained several credit cards.
The last attack occurred a little after 10 a.m. on Saturday, shortly before local elected officials held a rally condemning the robberies and warning residents to be alert. The robber broke the nose of a 57-year-old Asian man and stole his cellphone and wallet, the police said.
Lt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police said state troopers and New York City detectives removed Mr. Commisso from a southbound Greyhound Bus at the side of the New Jersey Turnpike near Philadelphia. Mr. Commisso was being held by New Jersey authorities pending extradition to New York, Lieutenant Jones said.
A version of this article appeared in print on January 30, 2013, on page A24 of the New York edition with the headline: Man Arrested in Robbery Attacks on Asians in East Harlem.
New Delhi: Pakistan should worry about minorities in its own country, India’s Information Minister Manish Tewari and Home Secretary RK Singh said on Monday in response to Pakistan minister Rehman Malik’s statement that New Delhi should provide security to actor Shah Rukh Khan.
Both Tewari and RK Singh spoke in near identical terms to decry Pakistani interior minister’s statement in Islamabad on the Bollywood star, who found himself in the thick of another controversy after his comments on being a Muslim led to Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed saying he could move to Pakistan.
“Instead of introspection of how minorities in India are being treated, he (Malik) should contemplate how he can improve condition of minority in his country,” Tewari told reporters here.
He said it would be better for Pakistan if Malik paid attention to domestic matters of his own country rather than worry about such things.
“Test of democracy is the way you treat your minority rather than majority. The UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government has strived to see every citizen in the same light and given equal right under the constitution,” he said.
The home secretary spoke out too. “We are quite capable of looking after security of our own citizens… let him (Malik) worry about security of his own,” he said.
The 47-year-old actor had written in Outlook Turning Points magazine, published in association with The New York Times: “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.”
“There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than my own country – this even though I am an Indian, whose father fought for the freedom of India. Rallies have been held where leaders have exhorted me to leave and return what they refer to my original homeland,” added the superstar of Hindi cinema.
He went on say that he became so sick of being mistaken for some crazed terrorist, “who co-incidentally carries the same name as mine that I made a film subtly titled ‘My Name Is Khan’ (and I am not a terrorist) to prove a point”.
“Ironically, I was interrogated at the airport for hours about my last name when I was going to promote the film in America for the first time,” said the filmstar.
The aftermath of the recent ‘Muslim Patrol’ saga served as another reminder of the British Left’s cherry-picking approach to morality
by Saleem Khan on 25 January 2013 18:10
There aren’t many times in politics when people of different stripes can unite over an issue, but I’m heartened to see that the Left have joined the chorus of condemnation over the disgusting behaviour of the thuggish ‘Muslim Patrol’ gang.
Sorry, hold on. That’s in a parallel universe. Here in our universe, no such thing has happened. As with every other instance of Islamist fanaticism, the Left remains silent. Case in point: I emailed several groups, including Unite Against Fascism (UAF), The Respect Party (RP), and The Socialist Workers Party (SWP), asking for their comments on the incidents. Want to guess how many replied to me?
Bear in mind my emails were polite, concise and formal; I don’t go in for name calling and playground-level discourse. Of course, that’s what they would prefer. Had I written a long, ranty email full of insults, they would have responded like a shot. Take that ammunition away from them by asking a simple, sober question, and they can’t respond. As an aside, I also emailed George Galloway asking for his reaction; equally polite. Not that I expected a reply from him either.
This is what is so fascinating about those on the Left who proclaim to fight against fascism, racism, misogyny and homophobia. If they were honest, they would admit they’re highly selective about whom they actually fight. In their bizarrely distorted world view, fascism and homophobia perpetrated by some people is wrong, but fascism and homophobia perpetrated by Islamists is fine (well, what else can one conclude from their blanket silence?).
This pick-and-choose approach, based on a type of ‘right-on’ politics, is morally bankrupt.
Now, I can imagine some on the Left might stress that the actions of a few extremist individuals are not worthy of serious comment. That would be a legitimate point except that comment (read: shriek) is precisely what they do on every other issue or topic where Islamists aren’t the perpetrators.
Can you imagine the reaction if a gang of hooded men had gone up to a Muslim woman and told her to take off her face veil because she was in a British city? Or forced a Muslim man to drink a can of beer because it’s part of our culture? The likes of the UAF would have rightly been in every TV and radio studio – the BBC would have welcomed them with open arms – calling for arrests and protests.
But they won’t say a word about Muslim men verbally abusing a young woman for “not obeying allah” by wearing a skirt, or calling a man a “fag” and warning him to get out of the area. To UAF members, I must ask: isn’t that fascism – telling a woman what she should or shouldn’t wear in a country where women have the right to dress how they please, or subjecting someone to homophobic slurs in a country where people have the right to love whoever they want?
Silence constitutes approval, and when these thugs see little or no reaction, they become more brazen and their numbers will grow.
The ‘Muslim Patrol’ issue is more than one of backward idiots; this forms part of the wider issue of identity and how the UK, as a sovereign nation, has gradually had its identity, the right of the population to self-identify as British, eroded. Eroded, not by Muslims or any other minority, but by elements of the Left who have acted as enablers.
For years the Left has shut down any attempt at reasoned debate by introducing the intellectually false concept of Islamaphobia. Taking this absurd claim on its own terms, I’m reminded of what Douglas Murray once said so incisively on the BBC’s Question Time: “there’s nothing irrational about having a fear of those who constantly talk about wanting to kill you.”
The ‘Muslim Patrol’ symbolises how far we’ve declined, to the extent that there are now certain areas where a British citizen cannot feel safe simply doing the things we all have the right to do. And yet they’re ignored by the very same Left who vehemently stand up for the right of Islamic countries to exist however they wish.
You remember the old adage that a liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet? I have a reconfiguration of that for Britain in 2013: An apologist for Islamism is a secular realist who hasn’t been subjected to verbal abuse by a gang of hooded men late at night or had a friend or loved one blown up by suicide bombers yet. Doesn’t roll off the tongue as smoothly, I grant you, but it bears thinking about.
The Polly Toynbees, Mark Steels and George Galloways of this world haven’t experienced what the victims in the ‘Muslim Patrol’ videos experienced. They don’t live in Whitechapel or Tower Hamlets; they reside in nice, comfortable suburbs, holding middle class dinner parties where they tut-tut with grave concern about how a cap on housing benefit is tantamount to the Holocaust, as Polly infamously claimed.
Whilst I don’t wish ill on anyone, until someone at the heart of the leftist commentariat is personally subjected to the tactics of the ‘Muslim Patrol’, their silence may well continue.
Saleem Khan is a pseudonym
The model minority stereotype (1966- ) is how many in America see Asians, what I will call those whose family came to the country from East Asia (though much of this applies to South Asians too). They are seen as doing well in school, not causing trouble and so on.
Although it might seem like a good thing, many Asians hate being seen that way. Because it is not true. Because Asians are just people, not some strange stereotype cooked up in the minds of white people.
To see just how cooked up it is, notice how it is always the opposite of the stereotype for blacks:
|black men||Asian men|
|good at sports||bad at sports|
|do not like to work||hard-working|
|do not care about their children||family-oriented|
|break the law||make little trouble|
|have little education|
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is it time for vigilante justice when dhimmi judges letting go of Muslim criminals that use the “I am muslim i don’t know it was illegal” excuse?.
Muslim abuser who ‘didn’t know’ that sex with a girl of 13 was illegal is spared jail
A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.
Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.
Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’
Earlier Nottingham Crown Court heard that such crimes usually result in a four to seven-year prison sentence.
But the judge said that because Rashid was ‘passive’ and ‘lacking assertiveness’, sending him to jail might cause him ‘more damage than good’.
Rashid, from Birmingham, admitted he had sex with the girl, saying he had been ‘tempted by her’ after they met online.
They initially exchanged messages on Facebook before sending texts and chatting on the phone over a two-month period.
They then met up in Nottingham, where Rashid had booked a room at a Premier Inn.
The girl told police they stayed at the hotel for two hours and had sex after Rashid went to the bathroom and emerged wearing a condom.
Rashid then returned home and went straight to a mosque to pray. He was arrested the following week after the girl confessed what had happened to a school friend, who informed one of her teachers.
He told police he knew the girl was 13 but said he was initially reluctant to have sex before relenting after being seduced.
Earlier the court heard how Rashid had ‘little experience of women’ due to his education at an Islamic school in the UK, which cannot be named for legal reasons.
After his arrest, he told a psychologist that he did not know having sex with a 13-year-old was against the law. The court heard he found it was illegal only when he was informed by a family member.
In other interviews with psychologists, Rashid claimed he had been taught in his school that ‘women are no more worthy than a lollipop that has been dropped on the ground’.
When Judge Stokes said Rashid ‘must have known it was illegal, unless he was going round with his eyes shut’, defence lawyer Laban Leake said reports suggested Rashid had a ‘degree of sexual naivety’.
‘The school he attended, it is not going too far to say, can be described as a closed community and on this occasion this was perpetuated by his home life.
‘It is not too far to say that he may not have known that having sex with a 13-year-old girl was illegal.’ Judge Stokes sentenced Rashid to nine months youth custody, suspended for two years, along with a two-year probation supervision order.
Describing Rashid, the judge said: ‘He’s had an unusual education, certainly in terms of the sexual education provided. Comparing women to lollipops is a very curious way of teaching young men about sex.’
But he said that Rashid knew what he was doing was wrong.
‘It was made clear to you at the school you attended that having sexual relations with a woman before marriage was contrary to the precepts of Islam,’ he said.
Addressing Rashid, the judge said: ‘I accept this was a case where the girl was quite willing to have sexual activity with you. But the law is there to protect young girls, even though they are perfectly happy to engage in sexual activity.’
are the boys fans of Quentin Tarantino?
A GIRL of nine and her friends were racially abused and attacked – because they didn’t want to have a snowball fight.
Little Andrea Buchanan was punched and kicked and called a n****r after she and her three friends of similar age told a group of boys they didn’t want to play.
Her distraught mother Khalilah Usman fears the racially abusive incident – the second in less than a year for Andrea – will scar her daughter for life.
Andrea, who is in her top set at school in year five, and will sit her GCSE in maths and English before she leaves primary school next year, has written a heart rending letter addressed ‘Dear Conscience’ about her ordeal.
The nine-year-old, who is of of Jamaican and Pakistani heritage, writes: “I wish I could talk to someone to describe how it feels being a young, beaten, black girl. I was terrified when the boys called me a n****r. When I was on holiday last summer girls there called me a black bitch, dirty n****r.”
She adds: “The best person to talk to would be a white person.”
Her three friends, who are all from the same family – Clarissa Smith, also nine, her sister Clariese, 10, and 11-year-old CJ, have also written letters. Clarissa writes|: “It shook us the most to be called a n****r.”
The children were also subjected to sexually explicit verbal abuse. CJ, the only boy in the group, was assaulted for trying to protect his younger sisters and Andrea.
Their attackers are believed to be a group of up to seven boys aged between 11 and 13 of Eastern European origin. West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses.
Their ordeal happened yards from Andrea’s home in Winson Green, Birmingham, last Friday teatime (January 18) as she and her friends walked to the local chip shop, Kebab Island in Bacchus Road, to collect a food order for Andrea’s mum.
As they waited outside, the boys asked them to have a snowball fight. When they refused, they were attacked and racially abused, all returning home frightened and in tears.
Mum Khalilah, of white and Pakistani heritage, who was brought up in Cardiff and has her own mental scars of enduring racial abuse as a child, added: “The lack of education in these boys is appalling. They have obviously picked up these words of hate from within their families, making them completely intolerant of people from other races.
“Andrea is of mixed heritage with black, white and Asian roots and we always celebrate Vaisakhi, the Reggae Simmerdown in Handsworth Park and the annual arts festival in town. We’re proud of being an educated, racially tolerant family.
“This latest incident is damaging her confidence and crushing her inside. She punched a wall yesterday out of sheer frustration which is totally out of character.”
Khalilah called police immediately after the children returned home and officers were at the house within 20 minutes, but she feels more could be done to find their attackers.
She said: “The police have been given descriptions and told the street where we believe the boys live, but it is being left to us to contact officers if and when we see them again. It would not take a miracle to find them.
“I could have sent out a vigilante group – in fact I am having to hold back friends from trying to find these boys themselves. I feel more could be done.”
Inspector Warren Little, of West Midlands Police told the Voice : “What started as an innocent incident with children throwing snowballs escalated and resulted in two young girls being racially abused.
“We are treating this as a racially aggravated crime. Neighbourhood officers have spoken to the girls’ mothers, have made local inquiries and are continuing to work hard in the area to identify the children responsible and their parents.
“This area of Birmingham is a diverse, vibrant community and this type of incident is very rare. However, it is disturbing to hear this kind of behaviour taking place between children. We would ask anyone who witnessed what happened or knows anything about it to come forward and contact us as soon as possible on the 101 police number.”
ANDREA’S LETTER IN FULL
I hope you understand how I feel about what happened on Friday 18th January 2013.
It doesn’t matter if I’m black because we are all human beings. God made us all to love and care for each other – that’s how you love God.
This is the second time I have been beaten up for being black – two times. One when I was on holiday and was supposed to be enjoying myself, and the second when six or seven Romanian boys were beating me and my mates when we were going to the chippie. Our food was cold because we couldn’t escape from the boys.
On the holiday I was scared to leave my caravan. When I was getting hit by the boys it was . . . it’s speechless to describe when you’re a nine-year-old black girl always getting beaten for being black.
The night we got beaten by the boys I went in the shower and I was washing my hair and found two bruises on my knuckles. Expressing my feelings on a boring piece of paper is hard. I wish I could talk to someone to describe how it feels being a young, beaten, black girl. The best person to talk to would be a WHITE person.
I was terrified when the boys called me a n****r and the girls on holiday called me a black bitch, dirty n****r. I really hope you understand how I feel. I wish I could take the boys back in time and make them a black person, so they feel THE PAIN.”
Just for the record, here is the full list of white proverbs that I found on Tumblr:
rank: likes “proverb”
1: 3701 “I’m 32% Irish, 12% German, 17% Swedish, 25% French, 10% Polish and 1/17 Cherokee princess”
2: 3549 “Where are you from? …No, I mean where’s your family from?”
3: 1628 “The police are here to protect you.”
4: 1410 “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, yellow, green or purple…”
5: 1268 “Its not like YOU were ever a slave. I don’t understand why race is even an issue for you.”
6: 850 “You’re not like those other Black people. In fact, I don’t see you as Black at all.”
7: 819 “Wow, you are very attractive for a [insert ethnicity/race].”
8: 652 “You’re so pretty. You don’t even look [non-white ethnicity]!”
9: 649 “I took a class on this”
10: 634 “You’re racist for saying I’m racist”
11: 629 “I don’t know how to pronounce that, do you have an English name?”
12: 619 “But the movement is about women’s issues, not racial issues!”
13: 610 “You should be more like Martin Luther King and less like Malcolm X.”
14: 498 “Oh, your hair is just so interesting! Can I touch it?”
15: 468 “White people experience racism too. A Black person was mean to me once.”
16: 464 “It’s not racist. It was a joke…”
17: 459 “you just don’t understand how oppressed you are by your own culture” (white feminist)
18: 458 “Calling me cracker is just as bad as me calling you the n-word.”
19: 453 “I’m not racist, I hate everyone equally.”
20: 452 “But my black friend wasn’t offended”
21: 437 “I love Latinas. CALIENTE.”
22: 428 “Do you mean forehead dot Indian or teepee Indian?”
23: 415 “I’m not white; I’m human.”
24: 407 “Two wrongs don’t make a right. If you react in violent self defense when someone’s violently attacking you, you’re just as bad.”
25: 403 “You’re so lucky, you don’t have to tan!”
26: 394 “Exotic”
27: 346 “Slavery was 400 years ago. Get over it.”
28: 346 “I’m not white, I’m Italian.”
29: 342 “I’m not white. I’m Irish.”
30: 340 “I only like real hip-hop. Atmosphere. Aesop Rock. Eminem.”
31: 324 “I’m going to be the Devil’s advocate here…”
32: 316 “Everything was so much better in the 1950s”
33: 295 “Affirmative action? What happened to being equal?”
34: 291 “You don’t wash your hair everyday?”
35: 286 “Words only have power if you give them power”
36: 283 “How come there’s a BET but not a White Entertainment Television? How is that fair?”
37: 276 “The Civil War was about STATES’ RIGHTS!!”
38: 275 “‘Nigger’ doesn’t mean ‘black person.’ It means someone who’s ignorant.”
39: 234 “White people were slaves too.”
40: 233 “why do you always have to talk about race?”
41: 231 “Obviously if you look for racism, you’re gonna find it.”
42: 225 “Not all of us are like that!”
43: 223 “I wish I was half as dark as you.”
44: 216 “You’re so articulate!”
45: 211 “omg i have such a BIG GHETTO booty!”
46: 211 “He who says ‘I’m not racist, but’ before a statement cannot possibly be racist.”
47: 209 “You called him “brotha”, I didn’t know you had siblings.”
48: 207 “YOU’RE the reason racism still exists.”
49: 205 “Is it like…safe for me to come to your house?”
50: 199 “Egyptians ARE NOT Black”
51: 187 “I’m not white, how dare you call me white! I’m not a fucking color or race! I’m an individual”
52: 180 “When did you move to America? You don’t even have an accent.”
53: 180 “There are black people and there are niggers.”
54: 177 “The Black Panthers were just as bad as the Ku Klux Klan!”
55: 177 “Just because it’s not politically correct doesn’t make it racist.”
56: 176 “[to any Asian person] omg, nihao!”
57: 172 “you’re not like OTHER black people”
58: 171 “Capitalism provides equal opportunity for all”
59: 170 “Stop talking about racism and it’ll go away!”
60: 153 “Is that weave?”
61: 149 “I don’t even see you as Black”
62: 147 “I’m not racist but…”
63: 147 “Aishwarya Rai is my favorite bollywood actress, she doesn’t even look indian!”
64: 146 “Wow, uh… it’s one thing to be proud of your heritage. It’s another thing entirely to be blatantly racist. I have admired most of your posts and how you’re so in touch with your culture, but white-people bashing makes you just as bad as every other racist out there. Consider yourself unfollowed.”
65: 146 “Well if it wasn’t for slavery you’d still be in Africa…”
66: 142 “Well, I’M not offended!”
67: 133 “I’m not racist! In fact, calling me racist is racist!”
68: 133 “Don’t make me unleash my inner Black woman.”
69: 127 “Let me tell you all about your culture and how it’s responsible for all the homophobia and sexism in the world…”
70: 125 “My parents grounded me.”
71: 125 “But we gave lands to the Indians. It’s called the Reserves and they can do whatever they like over there.”
72: 124 “Why do you have to play the race card?”
73: 124 “Heritage not Hate.”
74: 120 “the only one racist here is you”
75: 117 “Speak English.”
76: 113 “If white people did the same thing, it would be wrong!”
77: 107 “It’s not a stereotype if it’s true!”
78: 104 “We all come from Africa”
79: 104 “Get over it.”
80: 102 “My family didn’t own slaves”
81: 102 “Mixed babies are soooooooo adorable”
82: 101 “Oh so I’m ‘privileged’ because I’m white? Just because I’m white doesn’t mean I’m rich”
83: 101 “Hey! Don’t talk about race! That’s divisive!” (white leftist/feminist)
84: 100 “But… but this is America! How can that happen here?”
85: 97 “It’s so sad that you’re going to get an arranged marriage”
86: 96 “Omg my hair is so nappy. I have an afro just like you!”
87: 93 “I hate rap! It’s all about violence and disrespecting women!”
88: 92 “I miss the good ol’ days.” (white male)
89: 91 “Wow you’re really pretty. Are you mixed? You don’t look all Black.”
90: 91 “How can the Huxtables have lightskinned AND darkskinned children?”
91: 89 “You didn’t sound black on the phone”
92: 89 “My Bla – African-American friend…”
93: 87 “you’re from the caribbean? are you jamaican? do you like rihanna? whats that gibberish that you speak? why don’t you wear dreadlocks? my sister has dreadlocks but she’s 1/144536643 cherokee. do you like bob marley? eh bob marley mon!! bufffalllooo shoulder!!!”
94: 83 “Martin Luther King Jr. wouldn’t have done that…”
95: 81 “I’m a person of color too! White is a color!”
96: 81 “I dated a black guy once”
97: 80 “You’re cold? This weather’s perfect!”
98: 77 “I read Joy Luck Club. I understand how oppressive your men are.”
99: 76 “What about my feelings?”
100: 73 “You look like Beyonce!”
101: 71 “I majored in Anthropology”
102: 70 “Black people don’t know how to make black films.” (Quentin Tarantino)
103: 68 “‘White people?” I thought stereotypes were bad. Racism is racism.”
104: 67 “But how do you know it was actually about race?”
105: 66 “Your ancestors were slaves? Your parents lived under Jim Crow? You were barred from getting loans and living in white neighborhoods? Research shows that you still face discrimination today? God, stop making excuses! You’re never going to go anywhere with that attitude.”
106: 63 “Stop being so angry all the time.”
107: 62 “Look, I got a tan! We’re like sisters now!”
108: 62 “I know racism is horrible and it makes you angry, but let me tell you this really racist thing my mom said.”
109: 61 “The attack was allegedly racist ”
110: 59 “that person isn’t successful because they’re lazy. there is no “system” working against them”
111: 58 “Racist? But I voted for Barack Obama!”
112: 58 “Omg hea so cute I don’t care if he killed all those people hes just misunderstood”
113: 55 “My dream is to help everyone in third world countries.”
114: 53 “It’s just the internet…”
115: 52 “Just because I said [something that completely builds off of racial stereotypes] and [behaved in a racist way] doesn’t mean I’m racist”
116: 51 “Gay is the new Black.”
117: 47 “If you call me bitch again, you’re going to time out!”
118: 43 “My [race] friend/family member/colleague wasn’t offended.”
119: 42 “So your family wasn’t even enslaved here”
120: 42 “My cousin is half black, I’m not racist”
121: 42 “I have a black friend (doesn’t know their name).”
122: 40 “I know all about American Indians, I was in Boyscouts!”
123: 39 “That is so ghetto.”
124: 39 “If I can’t have dreadlocks then you can’t wear weave. You’re appropriating white culture.”
125: 38 “I’m not even white. I’m peach, technically.”
126: 37 “There’s only race: the human race”
127: 35 “Is it because I’m Black?”
128: 33 “CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG”
129: 32 “LOL white people!” (white liberal)
130: 32 “Asia is what I say it is.”
131: 31 “I understand you’re angry and you have every to be, but you shouldn’t take your anger out on the people trying to help. It could alienate them.”
132: 28 “Oh so now if you do ____ it’s automatically racist?”
133: 27 “It’s art.”
134: 26 “You and (insert random black classmate’s name here) should date. Are you dating (insert random black classmate’s name here)? You’re lying, I know you like (insert random black classmate’s name here)!” (white private school girl)
135: 25 “Everyone’s a little bit racist.”
136: 23 “you see this tattoo here. it says peace and harmony in chinese. what…wait huh? that says i’m a lazy pig in japanese? that’s kanji? what?”
137: 23 “You shouldn’t be homophobic, you know what its like to be oppressed.”
138: 22 “I love dating Black men. I’m what they call a “whooty”. I might as well be a Black girl.”
139: 9 “If you want equality then let me disrespect your culture. We all have to share.”
140: 9 “I don’t see color!”
141: 4 “Let me tell you what racism means.”
I was offered the “Muslim patrol” story in Tower Hamlets, where self-proclaimed “Muslim vigilantes” filmed themselves verbally abusing and intimidating a gay man. Perhaps wrongly, I didn’t use it because I wasn’t sure whether a few kids on YouTube had national importance. I am glad, however, that the local police appear to be taking it seriously for once – in contrast to their lamentable attempts to ignore, downplay and cover upprevious acts of “Islamic enforcement” and bigotry in the East End.
One Tower Hamlets organisation of undoubted national importance that continues to laugh up its sleeve at us is the East London Mosque, the capital’s largest. The mosque’s PR machine lost no time cranking out a statement condemning the “vigilantes” and claiming that the mosque was “committed to building co-operation and harmony between all communities in this borough. The actions of this tiny minority have no place in our faith.” This claim has been trustingly repeated by various journalists in the coverage this week. But, as the most cursory investigation would show, it is a brazen lie.
There is no evidence that the East London Mosque is directly involved in the latest attacks. But at least one activist in the Islamic Forum of Europe, the Islamic supremacist group that runs the mosque, has previously threatened and intimidated people for violating “Islamic norms,” using the IFE’s name.
And as this blog has repeatedly documented, the mosque itself and its annexe, the London Muslim Centre, host a constant stream of viciously homophobic and other hate preachers. In June 2011, after coming under particular pressure on the subject, the mosque promised: “Any speaker who is believed to have said something homophobic will not be allowed to use our premises.”
Sounds clear enough to me. But as I documented at the time, this promise was broken within eight days. It has been broken countless times since. And it appears to have been broken at least four times last month alone.
On December 29, the IFE advertised a fundraising dinner at the London Muslim Centre for Interpal, a charity banned in the US for its links with the terror group Hamas. Among the speakers was Interpal’s chair of trustees, Ibrahim Hewitt, who in a pamphlet likened homosexuality to child-molesting and said: “The spread of this depraved practice in a society disrupts its natural life pattern and makes those who practice it slaves to their lusts, depriving them of decent taste, decent morals, and a decent manner of living.”
On December 21, the London Muslim Centre was the advertised venue for a “charity dinner in aid of the world’s orphans,” addressed by one Murtaza Khan – a star of my Channel 4 Dispatches exposing the IFE and the mosque, and somebody who has spoken approvingly of killing gay people, saying that “not even animals behave in that manner” and calling homosexuality “this abominable action, which goes against humanity.”
On December 16, the London Muslim Centre was the advertised venue for an “unmissable winter conference” starring Hamza Tzortzis, whodescribes homosexuality as “behaviour that negates the Islamic vision of society.”
As we’ve described before, gay people have been getting a tough time in Tower Hamlets recently. That simply cannot be unconnected to the fact that hatred of them is allowed to be openly and regularly expressed inside one of the area’s most prominent religious institutions. The mosque and IFE are also closely linked to the executive mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, one of whose cabinet members shared a platform at the mosque with one of its homophobic speakers.
This is not a “commitment to building co-operation between all communities.” It’s time for media colleagues to start probing the roots of bigotry in Tower Hamlets; or if they can’t manage that, at least stop tamely recycling the East London Mosque’s lies.
Hat-tip to Harry’s Place for the adverts and one of the videos.
this may be the part 2 of or the sequel to Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism
This is a Canadian documentary exploring the scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch, aired on CBC’s “Doc Zone”. This case reveals how media, police and politicians connect politically (and criminally) behind-the-scenes. But you have to wonder, if Murdoch hadn’t have made such powerful enemies would this corruption ever have come to light?
Murdoch is the founder, chairman and CEO of News Corporation, which owns: 20th Century Fox, The Wall Street Journal, STAR TV, Shine Limited, MyNetworkTV, Sportsouth, Speed, FUEL TV, Imedi Media Holding, half the National Geographic Channel and others.