Islamophobia

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• Josh Begley
• Max Blumenthal
• Roy Brown
• Keith Ellison
• European Foundation for Democracy
• Jawa Report
• Runnymede Trust
Irrational and exaggerated fear of the Muslim faith.

The term Islamophobia was coined by the Runnymede Trust in 1997, when its flagship report "Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All" was published.[1] The Trust's updated report (released November 2017) looks at how Islamophobia has evolved over that 20-year period, and how it manifests itself today.[2] Islamophobia is growing in the West, as does the number of false flag atrocities attributed by the commercially-controlled media to "Islamic terrorists".

Official narrative

Officially, discrimination according to religion, like racism, is not tolerated. However, it has no particular legal backing to distinguish it from other religious prejudice and, in contrast to "anti-semitism", it is rare that it is used as grounds for action.

The Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism

Full article: Rated 3/5 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism

In 1979, a conference was held in Jerusalem, attended by a senior deep politicians and experts in false flag terror. Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that its purpose was "to focus public attention on the grave threat that international terrorism poses to all democratic societies, to study the real nature of today’s terrorism, and to propose measures for combating and defeating the international terror movements."[3]

An alternative school of thought, proposed by researchers such as Nafeez Ahmed suggests that this was a crucial event in the establishment of "terrorism" in general, and "Islamic terrorism" in particular as an alternative enemy for the MICC, which was concerned about a potential outbreak of peace if the empire of the USSR were to decline (as happened a decade later).[4]

Public perceptions

The general (non-Muslim) public in many countries (especially in the US) are very ill informed about Islam. Even in countries with a significant Muslim population, since it is often very localised, people lack experience of Muslims and fall back on what they think they know from the commercially-controlled media's reporting. As a result, while Europol estimates that <1% of acts of "terrorism" in Europe are committed by "Islamic terrorists", public estimates of this proportion are as high as 50%.[5]

UK

A 2013 ACPO summary of Operation Nicole stated that "terrorism isn’t solely a problem for these [Muslim] communities". The Nottingham Students Union refused to assist with the exercise charging the UK Police as Islamophobic.[6] The UK government's PREVENT strategy was widely criticised as Islamophobic.[citation needed]

"Islamic terrorism"

Full article: “Islamic terrorism”

Since the events of September 11, 2001 were officially blamed on "19 Muslim men", a campaign has been underway to cultivate the enemy image of the fanatical Muslim "terrorist". Public perceptions of the Muslim faith have been shaped by the multiplicity of false flag attacks attributed to "Islamic terrorists". Operation Gladio/B, a development of the original Operation Gladio, replaced communism with Islam as its choice of enemy image. The Al Qaeda brand is was originally dominant, but was later replaced by ISIL. Local branding is used in Africa (Boko Haram).

Corporate media

Full article: Corporate media/Islamophobia

The support of corporate media remains important in nurturing Islamophobia. In 2017, Gregory Krieg observed for CNN in an article entitled When is terrorism called 'terrorism'? that “"terrorism" in the post-9/11 American vernacular has become shorthand for "Islamic terrorism."” [7]

Exploitation by lawmakers

The 21st century has seen nation states ratchet up mass surveillance and decrease the civil liberties of their domestic populations. While the supranational deep state has long engaged in such practices with impunity, since 1979 it has been exploiting Islamophobia to try to win public support for legalising existing practices and to further expand means of control.

The deep state arranges false flag terror events as a means of reinforcing the enemy image of the "Islamic terrorist". This is followed by the introduction of stricter laws that increase the rights of the authorities, nominally in an effort to oppose such attacks. Generally these are couched in deliberately vague language which lacks a proper definition. The implication that these new laws will only be used against these "enemies" is duplicitous; once enacted, they are applied to the population in general.

China

China has introduced multiple restrictions on dress, cultural life, banning "abnormal beards" etc in the majority Moslem province of Xinjiang. These are claimed to be measures to fight "extremism".[8]

 

Examples

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21st Century Hasbara conference
Corporate media/Islamophobia
The Collapse of Europe ConferenceAn openly Islamophobic conference in California, that may have been designed to promote Islamophobia in Europe as part of the "War On Terror".

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Peter Hoekstra“A Dutch journalist just asked new U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra why he said there are “no go” areas in the Netherlands, where radical Muslims are setting cars and politicians on fire. Hoekstra denied it, and called the claim “fake news.” The report cut to a video clip of Hoekstra at a 2015 conference hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center saying: “The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned.” “And yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands,” he added in the clip. Then things got extremely weird. When the reporter pressed, Hoekstra denied using the term “fake news,” which he'd uttered moments before “I didn’t call that fake news,” he said. “I didn’t use the words today. I don’t think I did.””Peter Hoekstra
Amanda Erickson
22 December 2017

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:Islamophobia.pdfWikispooks Page26 August 2011Center for American ProgressThe report concerns the financing of anti-Islamic groups in the US.


Protest

Activists have engaged in rallies protesting islamophobia.[9]

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