Trump-advising general advocates banning Muslims, torture

This video from the USA says about itself:

Explosive Story About Trump’s Racism In The Eighties

7 September 2015

“Black employees at the Trump Casino in Atlantic City were routinely kept out of sight whenever the real estate mogul entered the building, says one former employee.

A New Yorker magazine article about Atlantic City contained the story of a former Trump Casino worker about the way he and other employees of color were treated on the job when “the boss” was around…

Brown said, “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor. It was the eighties, I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.””

Read more here.

By Daniel Marans in the USA:

Trump-Advising General Defends Muslim Ban

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is also open to waterboarding and killing suspected terrorists’ families.

05/19/2016 01:15 pm ET

Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn expressed his support for Donald Trump’s extreme national security positions in an interview released Thursday — including a ban on Muslim entry.

But the informal advisor to Trump’s campaign, who headed the Pentagon intelligence agency under the Obama administration until 2014, strained to define those proposals more liberally than the presumptive GOP presidential candidate ever has.

Asked by Mehdi Hasan, host of Al Jazeera English’s “UpFront,”  if he supports the Muslim entry ban, Flynn responded, “Yes.”

He then went on, however, to describe a far narrower policy than the blanket prohibition Trump has proposed.

“I support the vetting of individuals and the proper screening of individuals who are coming from certain parts of the world like Syria,” Flynn told Hasan.

He did not mention that the U.S. refugee resettlement program, the way many Syrians now arrive in the United States, is already among the strictest and most intensive parts of the immigration system.

Flynn also declined to rule out reviving waterboarding, an illegal torture technique Trump has promised to bring back.

“I am a believer in leaving as many options on the table right up until the last possible minute,” Flynn said.

Nor would Flynn categorically reject the notion of deliberately killing the families of accused terrorists, a practice that constitutes a war crime. Former CIA director Michael Hayden has said that U.S. troops could legally “refuse to act” on such an order.

“I would have to see the circumstances of that situation,” Flynn said of the practice.

His blessing for Trump’s most controversial national security proposals is notable because it lends credibility to some of the statements that even many foreign policy hawks regard as beyond the pale.

Yet it is not altogether surprising that Flynn is backing Trump. The general, now retired from active duty, has a reputation for his controversial views about Islam and U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.

Flynn was forced out as DIA chief for vocally opposing the Obama administration’s more optimistic assessments of progress against militant groups including Al Qaeda.

He has argued that “political correctness” is limiting the U.S. in the fight against ISIS, according to the Daily Beast.

Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL,” he tweeted in February, linking to a video with the same name that lists dozens of terror attacks committed by Muslims in the past decades.

Islamophobia by United States airlines, animated cartoon

This satiric animated cartoon by Mark Fiore from the USA says about itself:

23 April 2016

Now that Pope Francis made the wonderful symbolic gesture of flying twelve Syrian refugees to Rome on his plane, let’s take a look at what it’s like for Muslims flying on planes in the United States. If you’re Muslim, whether you’re a US citizen or not, it turns out you might want to allot a little extra time for being detained after getting kicked off your flight.

Japanese-Americans in concentration camps in the 1940s

This video from the USA says about itself:

Seven Decades Ago the U.S. Detained 120,000 Japanese-Americans, Could it Happen Again?

11 April 2016

As Secretary of State John Kerry visits Hiroshima, Japan, site of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack which killed 140,000 people, most of them civilians, we turn to another choice the United States made during its fight against Japan in World War II—the decision to imprison 120,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps across the U.S.—and ask: Could something like this happen again?

The 2016 presidential campaign has been marked by calls from Republican candidates to create a database of all American Muslims and to have the police patrol Muslim neighborhoods. Cruz’s proposals came after Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told Time magazine last year he did not know if he would have supported or opposed Japanese-American internment camps had he been a leader during World War II.

We speak with Richard Reeves, an award-winning journalist and the best-selling author of several books, most recently, “Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II,” and with Karen Ishizuka, a third-generation American of Japanese descent. She was the curator of the nationwide exhibit called “America’s Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese-American Experience.” Her latest book is titled “Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties.”

New York racist´s knife attack on Muslim woman

This video from the USA says about itself:

DN! New York Taxi Driver Stabbed in Anti-Muslim Attack

26 August 2010

New York Taxi Driver Stabbed in Anti-Muslim Attack

The ongoing hysteria over a proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero appears to be fueling anti-Muslim attacks both here in New York and nationwide. A New York City taxi driver was stabbed multiple times Tuesday after a drunken passenger determined he is a Muslim. The victim, Ahmed Sharif, was slashed across his face, neck and hands.

Sharif says the suspect, Michael Enright, had asked him several questions about his religion, including whether he’s a Muslim and observing Ramadan. Enright recently returned from Afghanistan, where he was filming US troops for a documentary. As he attacked Sharif, Enright is said to have yelled, “Consider this a checkpoint.”

Enright was arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges including felony attempted murder as a hate crime. Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance told Democracy Now! that from his hospital bed, Sharif had asked her to warn other Muslim drivers to be fearful in the current political climate.

Bhairavi Desai: “The first thing he said to me was we have to get the message out, because we can’t let this escalate, drivers need to protect themselves. He said the environment right now is very serious. There is no doubt in our minds that the fear mongering and the ignorance and the hatred that has been spewing around this Islamic cultural center—which has erroneously been called the ‘Ground Zero mosque’—we have no doubt that it’s that hatred that’s risen to the surface and that’s led to this violence. And all of these has-been politicians, you know, who around the country who have been making a bigger issue out of this, that man’s blood is on their hands.”

By Peter Andrew Hart in the USA:

Muslim Woman’s Face Slashed By Man Who Called Her ‘Terrorist’

The attack in Manhattan comes amid a spike in New York City slashings and stabbings.

03/31/2016 10:50 pm ET

A Muslim woman walking down a Manhattan street during Thursday’s rush hour was slashed in the face by a man who called her a “terrorist,” police said.

The 20-year-old woman, a student at the private postsecondary school Make-up Designory, was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The attack left a two-inch laceration on the left side of her face, police told CBS New York.

The woman was walking near 65 Broadway, in Manhattan’s Financial District, just before 5 p.m., when a man grabbed her arm, slashed her across her cheek and ran away, police said. The woman, who was wearing a headscarf, told investigators the man called her a terrorist, according to police.

The victim said she didn’t recognize the attacker, who got away. Police were investigating the attack, but not as a hate crime.

Dutch Islamophobe convicted for incitement to violence

This video, recorded in Morocco, says about itself:

How Can We Stop Islamophobia? Russell Brand The Trews (E293)

7 April 2015

In this episode of The Trews I discuss the rise in Islamophobia with people in Marrakech. I also talk about the shift that is needed beyond [British] Westminster politics and the recent leaders’ debate.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Ex-soldier convicted of sedition on Facebook

Today, 13:30

An ex-soldier from Groningen was convicted for distributing seditious texts via Facebook. The [59-year-old] man has been given a suspended eighty hours community service sentence.

“For each innocent victim, imprison twenty Muslims and make them get acquainted with the MG 42 and 10,000 bullets,” he wrote in a response to the attacks in Paris on 13 November last year. A reader of this message felt offended by it and complained, writes regional broadcaster RTV Noord. …

The veteran said he did not want to incite violence, but the judge thought differently.

‘Islamophobia helps ISIS’, Brussels bomb victim wrote

Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Dutch victim of Brussels attack warns against anti-Muslim sentiment

Today, 20:59

The Dutch woman Sascha Pinczowski who this Tuesday was killed in the attack at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, warned four months earlier against anti-Islamic sentiments. In a Facebook post she wrote that deliberately demonizing Muslims helps those recruiting new extremists.

Her post was published in November, after the attacks in Paris. “The ignorant spreading of anti-Islamic sentiments and propaganda is only in favour of ISIS,” wrote the 26-year-old Pinczowski.

She was with her brother Alexander on her way to New York, where the two lived. Their father was born and raised in Maastricht. Just before the attack the brother and sister had phoned with home. During that phone call the family heard an explosion and glass shattering.

‘Message of tolerance’

After the attack the mother of the two killed twentysomethings posted the Facebook post by Sascha again. She wrote that she wanted to share “this message of tolerance of our dear daughter Sascha.”

Muslim shopkeeper murdered in Scotland

Asad Shah

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Man arrested over ‘religiously prejudiced’ murder of Muslim shopkeeper

Police say they are treating the death of Asad Shah as ‘religiously prejudiced‘ after he was savagely killed

Lewis Smith

25 March 2016

A devout Muslim shopkeeper was savagely killed in the street shortly after posting an Easter message “to my beloved Christian nation”.

Asad Shah, 40, died from injuries sustained in the attack on Thursday night in which his killers are believed to have stabbed him and stamped on his head. Medics tried to save him but he died in hospital.

Police Scotland, who have arrested a man in connection with the attack, said they were treating the death as “religiously prejudiced”.

An eyewitness said two men had set upon the shopkeeper and said: “One was stamping on his head. There was a pool of blood on the ground. ”

Floral tributes were placed outside Mr Shah’s shop, a newsagent and convenience store close to where he was attacked in Shawlands, Glasgow, as residents left messages of sympathy.

A few hours before he was killed, Mr Shah wrote on Facebook: “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation… Let’s follow the real footstep of beloved holy Jesus Christ (PBUH) [peace be upon him], and get the real success in both worlds xxxx.”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

‘Wonderful’shopkeeper stabbed to death

Saturday 26th March 2016

POLICE confirmed yesterday that a much-loved Glasgow shopkeeper died following a horrific attack in the city’s Southside.

Forty-year-old Asad Shah was brutally stabbed and beaten outside his newsagents’ in Shawlands on Thursday night.

The victim was found with serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he later died from his wounds.

A second man is believed to be injured but no details have been released.

Local people have been arriving at the scene since the incident to speak to the police as well as lay flowers and messages.

Resident Isabella Graham said Mr Shah was “an amazing, wonderful man.”

She added: “He wouldn’t hurt anybody. Nobody in Shawlands would have a bad word to say about him.

“I can’t believe he’s gone.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Officers are currently pursuing a positive line of inquiry in connection with the death.”

The Sun has been ordered to admit a controversial story that said one in five British Muslims had sympathy for Isis was “significantly misleading”: here.