French racists target mosque


This French video shows footage about Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Front, and her contacts with Franz Schönhuber, German neo-nazi and ex-officer in Hitler’s SS.

From AFP news agency in France:

French mosque files complaint over pork pate in letterbox

Accompanied a threatening letter

Published: 18:13 April 18, 2014

Versailles, France: A mosque in the Paris suburbs said Friday it had filed a complaint with police after slices of pork pate and a threatening letter were stuffed into its letterbox.

Authorities at the mosque in Mantes-la-Ville, a town of 19,000 in the western suburbs of Paris, said the incidents reflected a “worrying climate” after the town last month elected a mayor from the far-right National Front.

The head of the association that runs the mosque, Abdul Aziz Al Jaouhari, said about a dozen mouldy slices of pork pate were discovered in the letter box on Wednesday.

The next day, an anonymous letter arrived calling Muslims “cockroaches” and wishing “good luck” to the new mayor “because he has a lot of work to do for a good cleansing, in particular of the Muslim race”.

“There is no question this was a racist and provocative act. It is the first time in the 12 years of the mosque’s existence that it has been the target of this kind of racist attack,” the association said in a statement.

It said it had filed a criminal complaint for “provoking racial hatred or religious discrimination” with police.

The association said the incidents were “especially worrying” given the “worsening social and political context” in the town after the election of FN [National Front] candidate Cyril Nauth in last month’s municipal elections.

Nauth won the town with 30 per cent of the vote, becoming the only elected mayor from the FN in the Ile-de-France region that encompasses the French capital and its suburbs.

USA: Outrageous Tea Party Bigot Allen West Attacks Muslim-Americans On Fox News (Video): here.

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Non-Muslim PTSD soldier kills, Islamophobe calls for massacring Muslims


This video from the USA says about itself:

Islamophobia: Melissa Boigon at TEDxGallatin 2013

22 September 2013

Melissa Boigon is a graduate of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her studies focused on the relationship between international political dynamics and prejudices against Muslims in the United States.

As an Iraq war veteran with PTSD killed others and himself in Texas … some extreme Rightists think we need far more bloodshed still.

By James Bloodworth in Britain:

Breitbart contributor: “Time for Americans to start slaughtering Muslims in the streets”

April 3, 2014

A contributor to right-wing Breitbart website has called on Twitter for Americans to “start slaughtering Muslims in the streets”.

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A writer for the American-based conservative website, which recently set up in the UK, made the comment on Twitter as news broke of a shooting at the Ford Hood military base in Texas. There is no evidence whatsoever that the perpetrator of the attack was a Muslim.

Dollard’s Twitter profile lists him as a ‘contributing journalist’ at Breitbart and he has his own author’s page on the website – albeit with no articles.

Pat Dollardj

Breitbart recently started a UK franchise, headed by Telegraph journalist James Delingpole and Raheem Kassam of the Henry Jackson Society. Let’s hope that none of the writers for the British site share Dollard’s bloodthirsty and racist sentiments.

Why the Iraq war has produced more PTSD than the conflict in Afghanistan: here.

New York Police Unit That Spied on Muslims Is Disbanded: here.

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Anti-Muslim violence in Burma


This video is called Burma’s Bin Laden, the Buddhist monk who fuels hatred.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Buildings torched in anti-Muslim riot

Sunday 25 August 2013

Fresh sectarian violence broke out in north-western Myanmar late on Saturday when Buddhist mobs burned down dozens of buildings following claims that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim.

Hundreds of people took part in the riot on the outskirts of Kantbalu.

A crowd surrounded the police station demanding that the suspect be handed over, said a police officer from the area.

When police refused to hand over the prisoner the mob started setting buildings on fire, he said, and about 35 houses and 12 shops were destroyed.

Elsewhere hundreds of Muslims, who have been trapped in nearby ghettos after Buddhist mobs torched their homes last year, were moved to a camp for internally displaced people.

More than 5,700 people have been living in Aung Mingalar, a small Muslim quarter of Sittwe town, with police bearing assault rifles blocking entry and exit.

England: Muslims in an Essex town were left “very saddened” after the suspected anti-Islam arson of their centre on Sunday night: here.

Scottish Jewish-Muslim anti-racist solidarity


This video says about itself:

EDL / SDL Nazi Salutes in Glasgow

Nov 25, 2009

Just 70 supporters of an English Defence League off-shoot called the Scottish (sic) Defence League marched in Glasgow on 14 Nov 2009, and were opposed by 1,500 Anti-Fascists from a broad coalition of community, political, religious, trades union and civil-rights groups, marching under the banner of Scotland United.

By Rory MacKinnon in Scotland:

Jews stand in solidarity with Muslims against fascist SDL

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Edinburgh’s Jews will not stand by while fascists threaten their Muslim neighbours, a leading figure in the capital’s faith community said today.

Sukkat Shalom chairman Norman Crane offered words of support today after the city’s council said it would let the far-right Scottish Defence League march down the Royal Mile next month.

The SDL, known for taunting nazi salutes and racist attacks, plans a provocative march through the heart of the international Fringe Festival on August 17 – and councillors hace approved the demonstration, saying police had reported “no significant public order issues” in recent years.

Mr Crane said he could not understand why the march had been allowed – “freedom of speech, I suppose.”

But he had attended an emergency meeting with anti-racist activists on Monday evening and would “strongly support” any counter-demonstration.

Mr Crane said he understood the way in which groups like the SDL played on tensions in the Middle East in order to present religious conflicts as inevitable in multicultural communities.

But Jews and Muslims in Edinburgh could play a powerful role “in opposition to that message.”

He said: “The more we’re seen to stand together, the better.”

Fellow worshipper Catherine Lyons warned against dismissing far-right groups as irrelevant.

“The EDL and the BNP may seem like insignificant minorities, but, we [are] reminded, the nazis entered the Reichstag with 2.6 per cent of the vote in 1928,” she said.

The pledge follows a statement from the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities last week condemning “the irrational hatred” directed against Muslims.

“We deplore the message of hate of those who seek to stir up racial and religious tension and express our solidarity with all those who are the target of their warped views,” it said.

Stop anti-Muslim violence in Burma, UN says


This video is called Inside Story: Limiting Myanmar‘s Rohingya?

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Myanmar told to stop Muslim attacks

Thursday 11 July 2013

UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon warned Myanmar on Wednesday that it must end Buddhist attacks on minority Muslims and sort out their citizenship.

Sectarian violence against Rohingya Muslims in the mainly Buddhist nation has killed hundreds in the past year and uprooted about 140,000 others.

Mr Ban urged officials “to take necessary steps to address the legitimate grievances of minority communities.”

Myanmar passed a citizenship law in 1982 that recognises eight races and 130 minority groups as citizens of the country but ignored its 800,000 Rohingyas.

Earlier this year Myanmar passed a law limiting Rohingyas in two townships to having two children – a law that does not apply to Buddhists.

Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi criticised the law but has had little else to say about Rohingya rights.

Stop mass murder in Burma, Avaaz petition


This video says about itself:

June 24, 2013

Burma’s most notorious monk, Wirathu, has spoken out about Time magazine’s July issue which features his photo and the headline: ‘The Face of Buddhist terror” on the cover.

From Avaaz.org:

Dear friends,

Stop mass murder in BurmaMost people didn’t know who the Rwandans were until 800,000 had been killed. Now, the fate of the Rohingya people of Burma is hanging by a thread as mobs attack them while the police look on. The Burmese President could stop the violence – all he has to do is approve a plan to protect them and ensure it is enforced, while granting them citizenship. Let’s appeal to European leaders to press him when he visits them in days, and stop the next Rwanda:

Most people didn’t know who the Rwandans were until it was too late, and 800,000 of them were dead. Right now, the fate of Burma’s Rohingya people is hanging by a thread. Racist thugs have distributed leaflets threatening to wipe out this small Burmese minority. Already children have been hacked to death and unspeakable murders committed. All signs are pointing to a coming horror, unless we act.

Genocides happen because we don’t get concerned enough until the crime is committed. The Rohingya are a peaceful and very poor people. They’re hated because their skin is darker and the majority fear they’re ‘taking jobs away’. There are 800,000 of them, and they could be gone if we don’t act. We’ve failed too many peoples, let’s not fail the Rohingya.

Burmese President Thein Sein has the power, personnel and resources to protect the Rohingya, all he has to do is give the word to make it happen. In days, he’ll arrive in Europe to sell his country’s new openness to trade. If EU leaders greet him with a strong request to protect the Rohingya, he’s likely to do it. Let’s get 1 million voices and plaster images of what’s happening in Burma outside his meetings with key EU heads of state:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/we_said_never_again_en/?bHFhfab&v=26526

Torture, gang rape, execution style killings — human rights groups are using the term “ethnic cleansing” to describe the brutality in Burma. Already more than 120,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee, many to makeshift camps near the border, while others have fled in boats only to drown, starve, or be shot at by coastguards from neighboring countries. Reports show that violence is escalating — earlier this year President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency after another round of deadly attacks, and it’s just a matter of time until there is a large scale massacre.

Genocides don’t happen when governments oppose them, but the Burmese regime has been leaning the wrong way. Recently, a government spokesperson admitted that authorities were enforcing a rule that limits the Rohingya population to having only two children and forces couples seeking to get married to obtain special permission. And experts report that government authorities have stood by or even participated in acts of “ethnic cleansing.” President Sein has finally been forced to acknowledge what’s happening to the Rohingya, but he has so far refused to implement plans to stop the violence and protect those at risk.

Until he does, the risk of genocide hovers like a dark cloud over not just Burma, but the world. Through their trade relations, UK PM Cameron and French President Hollande have massive leverage with Sein — if they press him to act when he meets with them this month, it could save lives. Let’s make sure they do. We’ve failed too many peoples, let’s not fail the Rohingya. Join the call now and share this with everyone:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/we_said_never_again_en/?bHFhfab&v=26526

Time and again, the Avaaz community has stood with the people of Burma in their fight for democracy. When the regime brutally cracked down on Buddhist monks in 2007, Avaazers donated hundreds of thousands of dollars/euros/pounds to provide technical support and training to activists to fight a communications blackout. In 2008, when a devastating cyclone killed at least 100,000 Burmese, but the venal military regime stopped all official international aid from coming in, our community donated millions directly to monks on the front line of the aid effort.

Our community didn’t exist when genocide was committed in Rwanda, 20 years ago. Would we have done enough to stop it? Let’s show the Rohingya our answer to that question.

With hope and determination,

Luis, Jeremy, Aldine, Oliver, Marie, Jooyea and the whole Avaaz team

PS – Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! Start yours now and win on any issue – local, national or global: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?bgMYedb&v=23917

MORE INFORMATION

Burma riots: Video shows police failing to stop attack (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22243676

Burma: End ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/04/22/burma-end-ethnic-cleansing-rohingya-muslims

Video shows Burmese police standing by as Buddhists attack Muslims (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/22/burmese-police-buddhists-attack-muslims

The unending plight of Burma’s unwanted Rohingyas (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23077537

Dalai Lama Pleads for Myanmar Monks to End Violence Amid Damning Rights Report (ABC News)
http://abcnews.go.com/International/dalai-lama-pleads-myanmar-monks-end-violence-amid/story?id=19013148#.UXV3vCt4a5w

Thein Sein to visit Britain, France in July (AFP)
http://www.dvb.no/news/thein-sein-to-visit-britain-france-in-july/28815

Burmese monks and sectarian violence


This video says about itself:

April 19, 2013

Buddhist monk uses racism and rumours to spread hatred in Burma. Thousands watch YouTube videos of 45-year-old ‘Burmese Bin Laden’ who preaches against country’s Muslim minority. His name is Wirathu, he calls himself the “Burmese Bin Laden” and he is a Buddhist monk who is stoking religious hatred across Burma.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Monks’ meet criticised over religious hate stance

Friday 14 June 2013

Buddhist monks were accused of stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar today after hosting a meeting on preventing deadly communal conflicts.

Clashes between Buddhist nationalists and the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority have forced 140,000 people – almost all Rohingya – to flee their homes over the past year.

The monks’ assembly declared that it “sought peace” and accused the media of tarnishing its image.

But it dodged questions on whether it endorsed a proposal made by ultra-nationalist monk Wirathu that anyone who marries a Buddhist woman should be legally required to convert to Buddhism.

Conference spokesman Dhammapiya merely said: “The draft law was proposed at the wrong place and caused confusion.”

Wirathu is known for sermons inciting people against Muslims and has spoken of his admiration for British fascist outfit the EDL.

Petition against violence in Burma: here.

Mosque opens doors after fascist threats


This video from Britain is called EDL nazis.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Mosque fights racist threat by throwing open doors

Monday 27 May 2013

A Yorkshire mosque has responded to racist threats by throwing open its doors and inviting in the public, writes Peter Lazenby.

The mosque in Bull Lane, York, learned that fascist English Defence League (EDL) thugs planned to target it following the murder of off-duty soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich by two self-proclaimed “jihadists.”

Muslims across Britain were among those who condemned the killing, but the soldier’s death has been exploited by the EDL, British National Party, National Front and other fanatics to attack mosques, make racist attacks and fight with police.

When users of the York mosque heard of the EDL threats they decided to stage an open day.

Around 100 local people responded, dwarfing a tiny gathering of EDL supporters nearby.

Mosque elder and York University Professor Mohamed El-Gomati said: “Rather than have a shouting match outside we invited people in to have a discussion and show solidarity over a cup of tea with us.”

See also here.