Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Islamophobia also equals pro-Nazi, anti-Jewish, anti-black, anti-women and homophobic activism

The following highlights something I have been saying all along - prejudice against one group is never contained with the need to oppress that group only; it always involves racism, sexism and other hateful acts.  If you think that over one billion people in the world - Muslims - are all the same, chances are you hate other minority groups in America and beyond.

For equality,

Jerin

From ThinkProgress:

Prominent Islamophobes Identified As 'Heading Up The Radical Right'


Increasing anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. has shown enormous growth in the past two years, leading the Southern Poverty Law Center to mention three notorious Islamophobes on their list of “30 new activists heading up the radical right.” The SPLC finds that “[a]n anti-Muslim movement, almost entirely ginned up by political opportunists and hard-line Islamophobes, has grown enormously since taking off in 2010, when reported anti-Muslim hate crimes went up by 50%.”

Frank Gaffney: As recently as in 2002, a prominent British newspaper listed him with Iraq invasion cheerleaders Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, and Richard Perle as one of the men "directing" then-President George W. Bush's post 9/11 security doctrine.

Pamela Geller: has suggested that President Obama is the "love child" of Malcolm X, accused Obama of being "involved with a crack whore in his youth" and asserted that "that Islam is the most antisemitic, genocidal ideology in the world." In 2007, she attended a conference hosted by Vlaams Belang, a Flemish nationalist party in Belgium whose party platform includes seeking amnesty for those who collaborated with the Nazis during World War II. The SPLC writes:  Geller has mingled comfortably with European racists and fascists, spoken favorably of South African racists, defended Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic and denied the existence of Serbian concentration camps.

David Yerushalmi: ...writing and pushing anti-Shariah bills in state legislatures and filings lawsuits against alleged enemies of America's "Judeo-Christian" heritage.  Muslims aren't the only group with whom he has a bone to pick. Yerushalmi, an Orthodox Jew, also rails against liberal Jews and the "progressive elites" he says they influence. He's described blacks as "the most murderous of peoples" and reportedly once called for undocumented immigrants to be placed in "special criminal camps," detained for three years, and then deported.

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