British anti-ISIS fighters against Islamophobia


This video says about itself:

We Met The British Right-Wing Bigot Trump Retweeted (HBO)

29 November 2017

Donald Trump has made what could be his most controversial tweets yet — and that’s saying something.

The Twitter fanatic, who is also President of the United States, hit the retweet button early Wednesday, circulating three tweets from extreme-right group “Britain First”.

The tweets, from the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen, show unverified videos with the titles: ‘Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!’, ‘Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!’, and ‘Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!‘. Jayda Fransen has already been convicted of hate crimes in the UK, and is facing more charges.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is currently in Iraq, but a spokesman for Downing Street said it was “wrong” for President Trump to have retweeted Fransen. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the tweets, saying: “Whether it’s a real video, the threat is real and that is what the president is talking about.”

Britain First“ was launched in 2011 by former members of a failed nationalist political party [the neonazi BNP]. It’s mainly known for its flag-waving marches and publicity stunts outside mosques – all in the name of campaigning, in its own words, for “patriotic resistance” and against “the rapid growth of militant Islam”.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Monday, July 9, 2018

We oppose the far right‘s attempt to co-opt our fight against Isis jihadism

Five former YPG volunteers pen this open letter in support of those standing up to Tommy Robinson’s fascists

‘Tommy Robinson‘ is NOT the real name of that racist. This former member of the neonazi BNP, sentenced for violent crime and later for fraud, is called Stephen Yaxley-Lennon … err … that sounds too Irish, as neonazis hate not only Muslims, Jews, Africans, etc. etc. but Irish people as well. So, he prefers calling himself the more Germanic “Tommy Robinson“.

AS FORMER members of the armed forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) who left Britain and volunteered to fight the Islamic extremist group Isis, we wish to make it clear we oppose attempts by the far right to co-opt the fight against Isis and jihadism, and we support the counter-demonstration against the upcoming right-wing [pro-Donald Trump] mobilisation on Saturday July 14.

Demonstration against neonazi Yaxley-Lennon

As those that fought against Isis and had many friends who died in that fight, including some of the eight British citizens who have died, we want to make it clear that Tommy Robinson, the English Defence League (EDL), Generation Identity and the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) are not part of the fight against Islamic extremism and are only trying to make things worse.

Like the whole of the far right, Robinson offers no solutions, only more divisions.

He is a right-wing career politician who started out in the neonazi BNP, founded the EDL, British Freedom Party and Pegida UK, and is only now presenting himself as some kind of independent journalist.

He is not; he is movement-building, and the kind of movement he wants is clear from his past groups listed here and from his current association with Generation Identity, a group made up of “former” neonazis.

Violent Islamic extremism, as in Isis and al-Qaeda, is not part of traditional Islam. It is a recent development that only took shape after the 1950s.

Similarly, what is commonly called Islamic fundamentalism is also not part of traditional Islam, is just over 100 years old, and only started to become prevalent in the last 50 years.

Although we need to oppose these reactionary backward movements, Islam itself is no better or worse than any other major religion in its doctrine.

When we oppose Islamic fascism we need to be very specific about which groups or individuals we oppose.

The far right has no interest in this. It deliberately tars all Muslims as supporting jihadist terrorism and wanting to conquer non-Muslim countries.

The far right whips up tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims for racist ends — as Muslims are overwhelmingly non-white — and they intend to use this tension and distrust to build a right-wing movement that scapegoats first racial minorities, then others.

This is the same pattern followed by far-right movements across the globe. By creating societies where ordinary Muslims feel unwelcome and unsafe, they will only help recruit for extremists.

If you have genuine concerns over segregated communities, place the blame on the New Labour and Tory governments that allowed and encouraged segregation, and support a socialist solution of united and equal communities and secular (non-religious) education.

If you have genuine concerns over grooming gangs, place the blame on the New Labour and Tory governments that allowed and encouraged disregard for working-class women and girls, and support a socialist answer to classism and neglect, and proper funding for social services.

If you have genuine concerns over Islamic extremism:

Call on the government to break all ties with Saudi Arabia (whose laws are almost identical to Isis’s doctrines) and exports extremist ideology worldwide.

Call on the government to break all ties with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has nurtured and allied with Isis to attack the Kurds, supports jihadists in Syria, and is enforcing more and more reactionary fundamentalist laws in Turkey itself.

Look for solutions and allies from within the Muslim and migrant communities who are most affected by Islamic extremism.

The YPG did not defeat Isis by promoting one religion over another or one race over another, but through its ideology of secular, democratic, multi-faith, multi-racial, socialism.

Left-wing ideas and policies brought an end to Isis in northern Syria, and the same will be true fighting other extremist movements like it here in Britain too.

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Suspects of torturing Belgian Muslim woman arrested


This 4 July 2018 video in Indonesian is about the racist attack on a Muslim woman in Anderlues, Belgium.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV, 6 July 2018:

Two arrests after mutilation of Belgian Muslim woman

In Belgium, two men have been arrested for racist violence and mutilation of a 19-year-old Muslim girl. …

On Monday evening the woman in an alley in the Walloon town Anderlues, while she was looking for a missing pet, was stopped by two persons wearing masks of the Belgian national football team.

They threw the woman to the ground, insulted her with racist statements and pulled off her headscarf and outerwear. Then they mutilated her arms, chest and stomach with a sharp object.

According to the Belgian newspaper De Standaard, the Public Prosecution Service states that the current track is “not necessarily the right one” and does not exclude that there are more suspects. The investigation continues.

See also here.

Belgian Muslim girl searched cat, found Islamophobic torturers


This 4 July 2018 video in French from Belgium is about the insulting and mutilation of a young Muslim girl in Anderlues, Belgium by two racists.

Translated from the French of Belgian site Sudinfo today:

Racist and violent attack in Anderlues: the attackers wore Red Devils masks

Red Devils is the nickname of the Belgian national football team, now playing in the World Cup matches in Russia. That these Islamophobic criminals claimed to support the Red Devils is so ironic, if one knows that many of the national team players are from immigrant, including Muslim immigrant, backgrounds.

Monday evening, after the victory of the Belgians against the Japanese soccer team, a racist attack of extreme violence took place in the Rue de la Victoire alley, in Anderlues. An 18-year-old girl who had gone out to find her cat was caught by two “supporters” who scarred her body.

It was nearly 11 pm when the Muslim girl came out of her house, looking for the cat she was looking after for a friend. Having thought to see the cat, she moves a little away when she sees two “young men”. They head for her determinedly as she tries to flee, to go home, where she feels safe. But they catch her and throw her to the ground, calling her “dirty Arab”. They tear off her headscarf and tear away her clothes, stripping her bosom. But the ordeal of the young victim is not over …

Since then, the girl does not dare to go out of her house, does not dare to say a word anymore. She is caulked in her room and only talks to very few people. According to her, her two attackers were fans of the Red Devils: one of them wore a cardboard mask representing one of the players, the other one had a Belgian flag wrapped around his head, revealing only his eyes. She could not see their faces. Khadija, a friend of the family, tells us about the ordeal of the girl she described as “sweet, kind and naive”.

The two perpetrators, who are still wanted by the police, committed a serious act, a black spot on the beautiful evening that was announced after the miraculous victory of the Red Devils and Laurent Raspe, the head of the Anderlues-Binche police zone, intends to find them.

British Conservative wants inquiry into Islamophobia in her party


British Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Warsi calls for independent inquiry into Tory Islamophobia

TORY peer Sayeeda Warsi called for an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in her party today, describing its response to claims of anti-Muslim prejudice as “woefully inept.”

Ms Warsi said the Tories should learn from Labour’s handling of anti-semitism allegations and not try to use promises of action as a fig leaf to hide the true extent of the problem.

Inquiries into anti-Semitism in the British Conservative party, in the United States Republican party, and (maybe to a lesser extent) in the US Democratic party, and elsewhere; and into Islamophobia in the Labour party, especially in its Blairite right-wing, and in politics in the USA and elsewhere, might be useful as well.

She said that “absolutely nothing tangible has happened” in response to concerns she has raised over the past three years, including by writing to PM Theresa May and submitting evidence.

And she revealed that she had told the Tories’ influential 1922 Committee that it was time for the party to “move on from the era of ‘fuck the Muslims’.”

Her call follows a Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) complaint that Tory chairman Brandon Lewis had ignored its request for an inquiry, accusing the party of “turning a blind eye” to the issue.

The MCB has compiled a dossier listing Tory councillors and candidates suspended or expelled following allegations of Islamophobia.

It voiced concern about the tone of Zac Goldsmith’s campaign for the London mayoralty in 2016 against Sadiq Khan and about social media messages shared by Harrow East MP Bob Blackman, who has denied allegations of Islamophobia.

In an article for The Guardian, Baroness Warsi, the Tories’ highest-ranking Muslim woman, said both Mr Goldsmith and Mr Blackman should receive “mandatory enrolment” on diversity training courses.

Mr Lewis’s promise of voluntary courses was “not enough”, she said.

Labour NEC member and Momentum chair Jon Lansman said: “Let’s pay tribute to Sayeeda Warsi for calling out Islamophobia within her party over a long period.

“Her call for an inquiry will earn the enmity of many former ‘friends’, but she deserves the respect of all anti-racists.”

Racist violence against Belgian Muslim woman


This September 2017 video says about itself:

Rising Islamophobia in Europe Ignored by Mainstream Media

Muslim refugees are being targeted across Europe, some even attacked at shelters where they are meant to be protected.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Two unknown persons have maimed and insulted a young Muslim woman last night in the Belgian town Anderlues, near Charleroi. Then, they ran away.

The woman walked late last night in an alley in the Walloon town. Two strangers stopped her, threw the woman to the ground and made various racist statements. Her headscarf was then pulled off and her upper clothes pulled off. Then they mutilated her face, legs, stomach, and torso with a sharp object and fled.

The Belgian justice authorities speak of a case of racism. Nobody has been arrested yet.

Islamophobic death threats in Britain


Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

British MPs threatened, worries about ‘Punish a Muslim day

Today, 9:32

In Britain, four MPs of the Labour Party have received suspicious packages, presumably because they are Muslims. In fact, three of the packages included a letter that calls for violence against Muslims, according to the British newspaper The Times.

The document refers to a special day to punish Muslims, a ‘punish a Muslim day’, on 3 April. The letter surfaced for the first time in social media last week and was also sent to the homes of several Muslims in London. The letter states that people can earn points eg, by verbally abusing a Muslim, by snatching a woman’s headscarf away, and by throwing acid into a Muslim’s face.

Death threats

London mayor Sadiq Khan is sick of threats against Muslims and has posted a video on Twitter in which he read aloud several death threats addressed to him.

He was called a homosexual Muslim terrorist who had to die. Others said he should be deported, or that he should commit suicide.

The anti-terror police is investigating.

Meanwhile, people have also launched a counter-action. Under the heading Love a Muslim day you can earn points by smiling to a Muslim or by participating in Ramadan.

Islamophobia has replaced fear of immigration, a worrying report finds. Hope Not Hate finds that while concerns around immigration has declined, ‘attitudes to Muslims in Britain have hardened’: here.

Muslim Council of Britain calls for full investigation into Tory Islamophobia: here.

USA: Mosque Terror Attack Suspect Put In Detailed Bid To Build Trump A ‘Great’ Border Wall. The former sheriff’s deputy submitted an extensive proposal that would make the border wall a recreational attraction: here.

THE TWO WOMEN BEHIND THE FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO VANDALIZE MOSQUES Have been arrested. [HuffPost]