Trump elected, US racists threaten Muslim genocide


This 27 November 2016 Bangladesh TV video is called Three California mosques receive hateful letters mentioning Trump.

By Andy Campbell in the USA:

Letters To California Mosques Praise Donald Trump, Promise Genocide

“You Muslims are a vile and filthy people.”

11/26/2016 05:35 pm ET

Religious leaders in California are calling for a police investigation after identical letters were sent to local mosques hailing President-elect Donald Trump and calling for death to Muslims.

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a statement asking for increased protection after the hate-filled letters were discovered at the Islamic centers of Long Beach and Claremont as well as a mosque in San Jose.

The handwritten and photocopied letters, received over the course of the week, were signed by “Americans for a Better Way.” They call Muslims “a vile and filthy people” who “worship the devil” and evoke Trump.

“There’s a new sheriff in town — President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And, he’s going to start with you Muslims,” the letters read. “He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”

CAIR leaders in San Francisco and Los Angeles didn’t initially want to bring the letters into the public spotlight to avoid copycats, but they acknowledged the need for police intervention once the diatribe was sent to a number of jurisdictions across the state, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We urge local law enforcement authorities to work with Muslim community leaders to ensure the safety of all houses of worship,” CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo said in a statement. “Our state’s political and religious leaders need to speak out against the mainstreaming of Islamophobia that we are witnessing in California and nationwide.”

Though Trump has said he isn’t aware of campaigns across the country to intimidate and hurt Muslims since his victory, the problem is rampant.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has tracked more than 700 acts of this kind of bias intimidation and harassment targeting Muslims, blacks, Latinos, immigrants and LGBTQ people since Election Day, though not every incident has been independently verified. The Huffington Post’s Christopher Mathias has identified at least 13 incidents in which Muslims have been attacked, harassed or threatened in Trump’s name.

San Jose police are reportedly investigating the letters. It wasn’t immediately clear whether police departments across the state would ramp up security in response to CAIR’s statement.

CAIR urges Muslim community members to report any incidents to police and to the organization’s civil rights department by calling 202-742-6420 or by filing a report online.

Have you been a victim of an act of harassment or discrimination? If so, we encourage you to report the incident to local authorities, and to send us an email about it at: trackinghate@huffingtonpost.com.

See also here.

‘Fear of Trump’ Is Making Some Children Physically Sick, Say Health Experts. As nation braces for what life under Trump will mean, anxieties are specifically growing among those targeted by president-elect: here.

Dutch government’s Islamophobic anti-women plan


This 2011 video is called Burqa Ban: Muslim full-face cover now crime in France.

In the Netherlands, there are about a hundred women wearing what is called in the media a ‘burqa’.

Overwhelmingly, these are Afghan women, who, during the 1980s came, mostly with their husbands, as refugees from the pro-Soviet government then in Afghanistan, to the Low Countries. In the families of these women, the view prevailed that the Kabul government of the pro-Soviet Union People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan, should be overthrown violently in order to replace it with a government interpreting Islam in a harsh way, including against women’s rights (as it later became under the Taliban, and basically is now, under the governments helped into office by George W Bush’s 2001 invasion).

Then, in the 1980s, no one in the Netherlands dreamt about yelling at those asylum seeking women: “Take off that burqa!” No politician proposed an “anti-burqa” law. The political Right, the allies of then United States president Ronald Reagan, saw Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar, and other fanatically religious people fighting “godless communism” in Afghanistan as valuable allies of NATO’s “free world”, including the Netherlands. While the political Left said that refugees, of whatever religious or political hue, should not be harassed.

Afghan chadaris

There is a big problem in all this talk of ‘burqas’ now in 2016. These Afghan garments are chadaris (chadris); not burqas. Real burqas are a different type of clothes for some elite women in Pakistan. There probably are extremely few women in Western countries wearing a real (Pakistani upper class) burqa.

The anti-burqa measures are also not really aimed at the small numbers of Afghan refugee women wearing, not real burqas, but Afghan chadaris. As we said, these women are about 100 in the Netherlands; maybe a few hundred more in a bigger country like France. Not even the most demagogic Islamophobe could make a credible case about the horrible dangers of “Islamization” out of such small numbers.

The anti-burqa laws are about intimidating the much bigger numbers of women wearing, not burqas, not Afghan chadaris, but other, less conspicuous, clothes rightly or wrongly considered “Islamic”, like headscarves. No, the aim of those laws is even wider: it is also to intimidate the big numbers of women, originally from Turkey, Morocco, as refugees from Bush’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, etc. who do not even wear headscarves. No, I should say, the aim is still wider: it is to intimidate the whole working class, “autochthonous” or “allochtonous” and to divide it along sectarian religious lines. A divided, intimidated working class, Rightists like ex-President Sarkozy of France calculate, would make it easier to take lots of money away from not so well off people and give it to extremely well off people like corrupt businesswoman Ms Bettencourt who financed corrupt Sarkozy and his corrupt political party.

‘Burqa’ banning politicians like Sarkozy basically are just as anti-women as Afghan warlords making burqas chadaris mandatory. Both sets of misogynists deny women their rights to decide themselves whether they want to wear a miniskirt, a maxiskirt, trousers, a chadari, or whatever. Both say: “That is not her business. That is my business!”

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The Dutch parliament this afternoon will talk about the bill to have a limited ‘burqa ban’. This means that people will be no longer allowed to wear face-covering clothing in public transport, education, healthcare and government buildings.

It seems that a majority of the House agrees with the plan of Minister Plasterk. Then the Senate must still consider it.

The burqa ban has engaged politicians in The Hague for a long time. The first administration of Prime Minister Rutte, dependent on parliamentary support of [Geert Wilders‘ xenophobic] PVV party, wanted a complete ban on face-covering clothing. That plan disappeared after the fall of that government. …

‘Unnecessary’

The Council of State says that the burqa ban is unnecessary. The advisory body of the government says there are many other opportunities to make people show their faces in the context of safety.

Also Annelies Moors, Professor of Anthropology at the university of Amsterdam, is opposed. She said this morning on the Radio 1 news that in the Netherlands no burqas are worn at all.

There are, according to her, women who wear a face-covering veil, but this group is very small. “About one hundred fifty daily, and between four and five hundred irregularly.”

It is a waste of time and money to take action against them, because these women generally cause no nuisance. The effect can also be that they are hampered in their daily lives because they will no longer be allowed to ride trams.

ANGELA MERKEL SUPPORTS PARTIAL BURKA BAN “The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country,” the German chancellor said. [Willa Frej, HuffPost]

Donald Trump’s Islamophobia


This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump‘s General: Islam Is A Cancer

19 November 2016

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn thinks that Sharia law is taking over Texas. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.), a Donald Trump adviser who was floated as a potential running mate before the GOP nominee eventually picked Mike Pence, delivered a speech in Dallas on Wednesday at a gathering for the group ACT! for America.

Flynn, who serves as an adviser to the anti-Muslim group, told the audience that Islam is “a cancer” and “a political ideology” that “definitely hides behind being a religion,” while also pushing a bogus rumor about creeping Sharia in Texas.

The Dallas Morning News reports:

The contents of Flynn’s book, How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, was a main topic of discussion. He took special interest in discussing what he called the dangers of Shariah law in Texas.”

Read more here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

How YOU Can Fight Trump’s Muslim Registration Plan

19 November 2016

A viewer made a great suggestion on how Americans can fight back against Trump’s Muslim registration plans. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Donald Trump’s policy advisers are discussing plans to establish a registry for Muslim immigrants in the US, a man believed to be a key member of the President-elect’s transition team has revealed.

Kris Kobach, the secretary of state for Kansas, said the President-elect’s advisers were looking at how to implement a proposal suggested by the billionaire businessman that would force immigrants from Muslim countries to register on a database.

Mr Kobach, who helped devise tough immigration laws in a number of US states and claims to have participated in regular conference calls with Mr Trump’s immigration advisers, also said the Trump administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a US-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval.”

Read more here.

Judge Tells New Citizens They Can Leave The U.S. If They Don’t Like Donald Trump. “He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country”: here.

Washington DC, USA: Approximately 300 protesters were gathered outside of the Reagan building, to voice their concern with the National Policy Institute, a group that has been called Anti-Semitic, racist, and xenophobic: here.

American Muslims to concentration camps?


This video from the USA says about itself:

10 December 2013

After Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, many Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps. Betty Taira was only eight when her family was sent to the Heart Mountain internment camp in Wyoming.

From the Huffington Post in the USA:

Trump Supporter Cites Japanese Internment As ‘Precedent’ For Muslim Registry

”The president needs to protect America first.”

11/17/2016 12:24 am ET

A supporter of President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday cited the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II ― considered one of the darkest periods in American history ― as the basis for creating a federal registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.

Carl Higbie, a retired Navy SEAL, made the case in an interview with Fox NewsMegyn Kelly, who was decidedly incredulous upon hearing it.

Japanese-American Lawmakers Demand That Trump Denounce Internment Camp Comments: here.

Trump Team Is Mulling Muslim Registry And Planning Border Wall, Reported Adviser Says. A previous iteration of the plan was fiercely criticized by civil rights groups: here.

Georgia Bill Could Make Niqabs And Hijabs Illegal In Public: here.

Trump adviser Steve Bannon Suggests There Are Too Many Asian CEOs In Silicon Valley: here.

Bank Led By Donald Trump’s Top Treasury Contender Accused Of Racist Lending. OneWest allegedly used different standards for white borrowers and people of color. 11/17/2016 03:01 am ET: here.

The Clinton Campaign Was Undone By Its Own Neglect And A Touch Of Arrogance, Staffers Say: here.

Montana Synagogue Requests Police Protection After Reports Of Nazi Propaganda. Acts of hate and intolerance have risen since last week’s election: here.

President Trump still supports banning all Muslims


Trump and Muslims, Bill Day cartoon

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Entry ban for Muslims is on Trump‘s Internet site again

Today, 12:02

The controversial statement by Donald Trump on a ban for Muslims coming to the USA is back on his campaign website. The statement yesterday for a few hours disappeared from the site. According to the campaign of the next US president that was because of a technical malfunction.

During his campaign, Trump called on Muslims to be banned from the United States. That statement could be found along with other points of view on the campaign website of the Republican.

But yesterday it seemed that the links to the statements had been removed after the elections. The fault was rectified last night around 20:30.

Moderate

Before that time, the disappearance of the controversial statement about Muslims had led to many reactions. Many people hoped that Trump had moderated his position. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal even praised the president elect for removing the statement. The prince has not yet responded to the news that the links work again.

Dutch neonazi anti-mosque firebombers sentenced


This 4 January 2016 Dutch video is about the Selimiye mosque in Enschede in Overijssel province. Racists had advocated burning mosques on the Internet. The video is about security measures because of that.

Dutch daily Metro reported on 27 October 2016 about five violent extreme rightists, on trial for firebombing another mosque in Enschede.

The court convicted these five members of the xenophobic ‘Dutch Self Defence Army’ paramilitary gang to four years in prison, some of it on probation, for terrorism. People, including children, were in the mosque. The flames nearly reached a bituminous part of the building. If that inflammable material would have caught fire, then the consequences would have been lethal.

The aim of the ‘Dutch Self Defence Army’ militiamen was to scare the local Muslims and local authorities into not providing housing for refugees.

On the Internet, the men had praised Adolf Hitler. They had provided a picture of a cleaning solution with the caption ‘remover of Moroccans‘. Another picture showed an African man, run over by a car. The neonazis had captioned that picture: ‘Goddamn, now I have nigger blood polluting my car paint’.

German racists bomb mosque


This video from Germany says about itself:

27 September 2016

The Fatih Camii Mosque and an international congress centre were hit in separate bomb attacks in the city of Dresden, late on Monday. No one was hurt in the explosions, which police are investigating as connected xenophobic attacks.

The first explosion targeted the mosque at just before 22.00 local time while the second, at the congress centre, occurred around 20 minutes later. The charred exteriors of both buildings were seen on Tuesday morning as police arrived to begin their investigations. Officers say the explosions were caused by homemade devices.

SOT, Bacaru Mahmut, President of Mosque committee (German): “Yesterday, at around 21:55, a young man wearing a blue jacket and a bag came here, to our mosque. And he dropped a bomb here or whatever it was. Our imam called me and then I called, very quickly, the police and firefighter department. They arrived very quickly. A firefighter team extinguished the fire.”

From Reuters news agency:

Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 3:56am EDT

Bombs at mosque, congress center in Dresden, no one hurt: German police

Two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern German city of Dresden on Monday evening – one at a mosque and one at an international conference center – but no one was injured, police said on Tuesday.

“Even if we so far have no claim of responsibility, we must go on the basis that the motive was xenophobic,” Horst Kretzschmar, president of Dresden police, said in a statement.

He said police believed there was a link to celebrations planned for the coming weekend in the city to mark the anniversary of German reunification on Oct. 3, 1990.

At the time of the first explosion, the imam of the mosque was inside with his wife and sons but they were not hurt. Damage was, however, done to the building through pressure waves.

Soon after, the International Congress Centre was damaged by a home-made device and the bar of a nearby hotel was evacuated.

During the night, police officers were sent to protect other mosques in the city.

Dresden was the cradle of the anti-Islam PEGIDA … movement whose weekly rallies attracted around 20,000 supporters at the height of its popularity at the start of 2015.