"War On Terror" in the US
What has been the effect of the "war on terror" in the US? The effect has been devastating for American Muslims. In order to justify a "war on terror" and have Muslims viewed as waging a war against the US, many wrong arrests and false charges were levied against American Muslims by the government. These false charges and arrests were publicized widely and prominently in all the major news outlets. Upon trial more than 95% of the terror charges were dismissed. This vindication of Muslims received little to no publicity. The few remaining cases where Muslims were found guilty were cases involving charitable organizations and individuals helping Palestinians and sting operations where Muslims were set up by law enforcement agencies. This section will present articles dealing with the "war on terror" in the US.
A FORMER Guantanamo Bay guard has spoken for the first time about what he claims was a CIA murder of detainees, covered up as a triple suicide.
Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman was on guard at the Cuban prison camp on the night they died, and calls the official version of events “impossible”.
“They would have had to all three tie their hands and feet together, shove rags down their throats, put a mask over their face, made a noose, hung it from the ceiling on the side of the cellblock, jumped into the noose and hung themselves simultaneously,” the ex-Marine told Vice News in an explosive video interview.
Today it’s not enough to mourn Paris or Beirut’s victims. We must also remember the estimated 1.3 million people who were banished directly and indirectly by the deviated “war on terrorism.” For the Zioncons’ conceived war has offered more than 1.3m reasons to recruit terrorists.
Winter is coming: Migrants face plummeting temperatures as snow sweeps across Europe amid fears refugees could freeze to death
Migrants crossing Europe are facing worsening conditions today after temperatures plummeted during the first snow falls of winter.
Growing numbers of refugees are camping out in the open with many lighting fires in a bid to keep their children warm as temperatures plunge below zero across the continent.
Washington has learned that threats and coercion do not work against Russia. All the threats have done is to build Putin’s public support to astronomical levels and to unify Russia against the West’s assault. This is a failed policy that Washington is abandoning as Washington sees a new opportunity in Russia’s desire for Western cooperation, not only against ISIL but also on a wide range of other issues.
Put simply, the US had become so desperate to preserve whatever was left of the strategy to overthrow Assad, that Washington had the mainstream media floating trial balloons to see if the public would accept the characterization of al-Qaeda as “moderate.”
Generally speaking, most Americans didn’t notice, presumably because they were too busy ogling at Russian fighter jets and/or Islamic State’s latest Hollywood special (which at the time was a clip of an SAA fighter being run over by a tank), but for anyone who did pick up on the fact that the mainstream US media had just officially (and posthumously) labeled Osama Bin Laden a “moderate”, the farce was complete.
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The very folks the US government describes as its "mortal enemies" are actually backed and supplied by that same US government; I know this is a lot to get your head around, but it is critical that you do, to attempt to prevent this government from lurching headlong into a world war against Russia over Syria.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who think Hillary Clinton would make a lousy president, then pat yourself on the back because she pretty much proved it yesterday. In a presentation to the Council on Foreign Relations, Clinton made it clear that if she’s elected in 2016, she’s going to drag the country straight to war. Invoking the same imagery as her ideological twin, George W. Bush, Clinton fulminated for more than an hour and a half on Syria, war, terrorism, war, no-fly zones, war, radical jihadism, war, and “metastasizing threats”, whatever the heck those are. Oh, and did I mention war?
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If you are looking for a raging warmonger in chief who will wreak even worse destruction upon the American middle class than has already been done, please do vote for Hillary Clinton.
When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently called for no-fly zones above the Syria to deter Russia’s aerial attacks on ISIS strongholds, even though ISIS is supposedly targeted also by the U.S. The contradiction seems to be that Hillary wanted it to be an American “show.” It was a mindless, knee-jerk repeat of what she said as secretary of state urging president Obama in 2011 to establish a no-fly zone in Libya and in 2012, one in Syria.
She knows a no-fly zone is code not only for being able to shoot down Russian and Syrian planes, but a violation of international law. Worse, it could require American boots-on-the-ground to destroy ISIS and occupy Syria, as the U.S. Central Command’s general attested in mid-month to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“Thus it makes little difference if what Trump says is true or false. All the candidates lie through their teeth and twist reality to suit their political purpose. Truth is the first casualty of both war and politics.”
The government may declare victory in wars started in foreign lands, but for the people who live in small towns in this land the results are barely distinguishable from defeat. Lives are lost, families destroyed, futures shattered, hopes ruined; all this is the price paid by the people for the "foreign entanglements" we were long ago warned to avoid. The real price of war is paid not just by those who died in it, but by those who are left behind who bury their dead and pay the bills.
And now it may happen again. Having bred a new generation of soldiers far too young to know what their service in war costs their own families, the present administration is trying to start a war of conquest, to barter the surplus population of "useless eaters" for even more wealth and power. And if the leaders obtain that wealth and power they will declare victory, while the people of America who live in towns like the one I grew up in will save their grief with cheap ribbons and plaques.
I suspect many of the US/British soldiers carrying out Atrocities in the Middle East are drugged, some oblivious to what they are doing, others having sadistic tendencies and enjoy the killings and those that commit suicide as they can no longer live with their consciences at what they have done which explains the huge increase in suicides amongst American military. We also must not forget the few who were not happy at their orders , complained and met an untimely death at the hands of their own military
Drone Whistleblower Claim – Pilots Often High on Drugs; Refer to Children as “Fun Size Terrorists”
The killings, part of the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, the veterans added. Drone operators refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” and liken killing them to “cutting the grass before it grows too long,” said one of the operators, Michael Haas, a former senior airman in the Air Force. Haas also described widespread drug and alcohol abuse, further stating that some operators had flown missions while impaired.
Former Drone Operators Say They Were "Horrified" By Cruelty of Assassination Program:
U.S. DRONE OPERATORS are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing today in New York.
The mainstream U.S. news media has failed miserably in holding the U.S. government to account for the killing of civilians in its drone strikes during the 14-year-old “war on terror,” rarely supplying such unpleasant facts even when they become available, writes John Hanrahan.
‘……………………..There could be no rationalisation to the terrorist attacks in Paris or the atrocious murders in Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus or Nigeria. Putting aside our virtuous indignation, however, we mustn’t forget the so-called Islamic State (IS) was the illegitimate child of George Bush’s “birth bangs of democracy.” The misguided US-led Western interventionist policies created the environment that gave birth to the refugees and terrorists.
A programme was designed for Israel by Zioncons’ appointees in the dens of the US State Department and the Pentagon.
Lasting conflicts and fragmentations of the Arab world were envisioned more than 30 years ago by former Israeli foreign ministry official Oded Yinon. In a 1982 treatise in Kivunim (Directions), the official journal of the World Zionist Organisation, Yinon argued that the future priorities for the “Jewish State” (JS) are “The dissolution of Syria and Iraq … into ethnically or religiously unique areas.” Almost 30 years earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett proposed the same for Lebanon.
IS and JS have a shared strategy: A perpetual conflict between Islam and the West is critical for their respective survival.
IS gets its oxygen from US and Western powers’ unchecked diplomatic and financial support for JS. IS ideology flourishes on Western pandering to JS as an exceptionalist state beyond reproach, defying UN resolutions with complete impunity. Following Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to Washington, Israel is in line to be rewarded, again, for its intransigence and attempts to derail the nuclear deal between the West and Iran.
Israeli planned and Western executed “dissolution of Syria and Iraq,” Lebanon, Yemen and Libya into ethnic or religious entities have become fertile grounds for dissention. Offering Islamist’s demagogues the perfect recipe to manipulate feeble minded individuals to rally around “IS” believing they were avenging their religion.
Alas, all of this was already predictable; a known consequence and anticipated outcome by US intelligence agencies……………………………..’
‘……………….The Zioncons redirected the war compass from Al Qaeda to fight Israel’s wars. According to a Bush administration insider’s book during a policy discussion, Israeli firster Paul Wolfowitz advocated, “We don’t have to deal with Al Qaeda … We have to talk about” Iraq.
Just one day before the Iraq invasion, US Vice President Dick Cheney delivered a speech, which was likely prepared, or at least proofed by Zioncon and Chief of Staff Scooter Libby where Cheney foolishly claimed “we will … be greeted as liberators” in Iraq.
Today it’s not enough to mourn Paris or Beirut’s victims. We must also remember the estimated 1.3 million people who were banished directly and indirectly by the deviated “war on terrorism.” For the Zioncons’ conceived war has offered more than 1.3m reasons to recruit terrorists.
Top Department of Homeland Security officials advised Jewish communities to initiate or review security maintenance in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
INCONTROVERTIBLE is the first and only feature length documentary we have which portrays the frank and candid views of Police Officers, Firefighters and Soldiers as they express their grave concerns about the official explanation for the events of 9/11. The film is intended to act as a practical aid in combating the mainstream media's propaganda and outright lies concerning the attacks on September 11th 2001.
This film is intended to be viewed by Police Officers, Firefighters and all those serving in the Armed Forces as they are the among the best placed members of our society to have the ability to change things for the better. If you have friends or family who are serving then please pass this film onto them.
US using 9/11 trauma to terrorize people: Analyst
The recent Daesh videos that seemingly threaten bomb attacks on major US cities are part of a psychological warfare American politicians are waging against their own people to advance their post-9/11 agenda, says a US Army veteran.
Israel was prime force behind 9/11’
The Zionist Crime Syndicate Plan for the Middle East
|On Friday, November 13, a group of delusional pawns unleashed terror on Paris, murdering more than a hundred innocent men and women in cold blood. The unspeakable atrocities committed are, without a doubt, unforgivable crimes against humanity and the people responsible for these mass murders must be brought to justice.
As Larry Chin wrote, “the killers who cold bloodedly executed innocent people acted on orders from handlers. The handlers themselves had handlers. And they, in turn, took orders from individuals occupying high positions of power.It is these who must be identified and exposed: their war agenda resisted and stopped. For the sake of what is left of humanity”.
But who is behind a group of branded executioners who fearlessly dodge American Central Intelligence Agency, British MI6, Pakistani ISI, Israeli Mossad and Nato agents and cross borders to intimidate people with the undivided attention of puppet media?
Hundreds of “terrorist experts” claim their two minutes of fame on major news channels with incomprehensible analysis, leaving the masses exasperated and living in fear.
Edward Snowden exposed a document that stated Islamic State (IS) was established by the UK, the US and Israeli intelligence as part of a strategy dubbed “the hornet’s nest”. In July 2014, founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top Al Qaeda commander told Al Mayadeen TV station “all current Al Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA”.
The world should not forget that in November 2001, while reeling from the aftermath of September 11, thousands of Al Qaeda and ISI (Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence), Taliban, and jihadi members were safely evacuated from the Taliban held city of Kuduz, dubbed the “airlift of evil”, to Pakistan.
One also has to consider the “intelligence meetings, gathering or drills” that take place close to carefully orchestrated atrocities to further fuel the “war on terror”!
1. On 9/11, five war games and terror drills were conducted by several US defense agencies, including one “live fly” exercise using real planes.
2. On 7/7, Visor Consultants, a ‘Crisis, Risk and Business Continuity Management’ company, ran a mock terror exercise involving simultaneous bombs exploding at the precise locations of the 7/7 bombs.
3. On October 30, the day the Russian airline crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, just 40 miles away from the crash zone, the Israeli military was hosting its largest-ever international Air Defence drill based at Ovda Airfield near Eilat and taking place over the Arava desert in the south of Israel.
4. On October 29, CIA director John O Brennan had emergency meetings with French intelligence counterparts.
5. An advanced preparation of first responders just happened to be ready in Paris on November 13 and a massive cyber-attack took down French security systems prior to and during the incident.
In September, Iran released “prisoners” who happen to be some of the biggest Al Qaeda members:
I. Abdul Khayr Al Misri, an Egyptian who formerly headed Al Qaeda’s foreign relations council.
II. Abul Qassam, a Jordanian who was a deputy to Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, the founder of the organisation that later became the Islamic State.
III. Sari Shibab, a Jordanian operative
IV. Abu Mohamed Al Misri, an Egyptian who allegedly helped orchestrate Al Qaeda’s major attacks before September 11, 2001
V. Of special concern is the release of Adl, a former colonel in the Egyptian military believed to be in his 50s, who is listed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list, and who was indicted in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in East Africa. Al Qaeda operatives have described him as the organisation’s operational head.
Supporters of the “peaceful” fragmentation of the Middle East through a “war on terror” should consider that not a single Al Qaeda terrorist cell existed in Iraq during Saddam’s reign.
So who is the terrorist?
For years I have been calling them Ziocons rather than Neocons, Am I right?
Unfortunately many Americans remain unaware of issues pertaining to the (FRS) Federal Reserve System, beginning with that the FRS, is not Federal, not a Reserve and certainly not a System, it is a corporation incorporated in NYC on September 23, 1914, as is witnessed in the NY Times of that date, which also lists the stockholders of the FRS. (1) Sadly the wool has cleverly been pulled over the public’s eyes on virtually all issues relating to money, taxes, organizational structure and even the trading markets of our economy. For those Americans contemplating on voting in the 2016 presidential and legislative elections there is no more important issue.
It's incomprehensible that authorities would lose 'an important piece of historical evidence,' said Nix Jackson, whose lawsuit was filed Saturday in federal court in Washington, D.C.
'I can understand little clerical issues,' she said. 'I don't' understand the loss of evidence like this.'
Nix filmed the presidential motorcade as it entered the plaza, but he didn't know he had captured the shooting until the photo lab that processed his film told him later.
The film sequence includes first lady Jackie Kennedy climbing onto the trunk of the limousine, and Secret Service agent Clint Hill jumping onto the vehicle, according to the lawsuit.
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Orville Nix's film clearly shows the grassy knoll in the background of the Kennedy limo, and could establish that there was a shoot team shooting over the top of the fence. That is why the film had to "disappear."
Nothing new there.
When Robert Kennedy was assassinated, a young Jamie Scott Enyart took the only known photographs of the moment when Robert Kennedy was shot. Enyart turned over the film to police with the assurance it would be returned, but they never were. The official investigation claimed Enyart's photos did not show anything, and so Enyart wanted his negatives returned as they had commercial value. Then the State of California claimed the negatives had been lost! After years of waiting for the photos to be found, Enyart decided to sue the State of California for the assumed value of the historical negatives, at which point the negatives were "found" in the state archives. A courier carried the envelope with the negatives down to Los Angeles to deliver them, but the rental car he got at the airport had a flat tire, forcing him to pull into a gas station to have it repaired. The courier went to the restroom, leaving Enyart's negatives in a case on the seat of the unlocked car. When the courier returned (and you knew this was coming) the case with the negatives had been "stolen."
How Is Your Jewish Government Working Out For You?
Posted on November 22, 2015
In the past I have written about the assassination of President Kennedy as the anniversary date of his death approaches. Most notably I wrote this:
Israel Killed JFK And Has Ruled America Ever Since
This year I have decided to write about the assassination of JFK as just one of many examples of what happens to people who have a Jewish controlled government. One of the direct results of the death of President Kennedy was the increase in drug consumption by white American teenagers due to the Vietnam war. Worldwide 100,000 people die every year from heroin overdoses. That would never have happened if the Bankers of New York and London had not dedicated themselves to the promotion of the illegal drug trade. The Jews of Europe owned 90% of the ships in the slave trade. But the Jewish Bankers noticed with alarm that the Gentile working class of Britain wanted to ban slavery so they replaced their slave trade profiteering with opium profits. See Video: Jews And The African Slave Trade. It Did Not End In 1832
I should note that slavery is still practiced today by Russian Jewish crime figures. They traffick hundreds of thousands of sex slaves every year. Israel as well seems to be a center for the sale of human organs. And many of those body parts are not taken from willing donors.
Her Majesty’s Jewish Government fought two Opium Wars against China to force the Chinese government to allow the British to expand their opium distribution network. The assassination of JFK allowed the CIA acting in behalf of the Bankers to promote drugs in America and to use military planes to distribute heroin and cocaine around the world. Imagine the profits from laundering a trillion dollars a year in illegal drugs and weapons plus $500 billion a year in political bribes. The CIA flies drugs from Mexico, Central America and elsewhere directly into America.
Amnesty for illegal aliens is swelling the ranks of organized crime and Drug Gangs. Soon America will have 2 million Drug Gang members. Democracy might just become impossible to practice. Mexican Drug Cartels routinely kill politicians who do not take bribes as well as reporters who report the news. The Mexican Drug Gangs are already drawing up lists of American cops who suffer from excessive honesty, bravery and integrity. See: Video: The Sinaloa Mexican Drug Cartel Is A CIA Subsidiary
As I pointed out before, President Kennedy was murdered on the 53rd anniversary of the first day of the meetings to draft what became the Federal Reserve Act. Martin Luther King Jr was murdered on the first anniversary of his famous Riverside church anti-war speech. Israel cannot allow anyone who said he going to Washington to shut the town down until the Vietnam War was brought to an end. That would stop all those wars for Israel and take away the fun of stealing trillions of dollars from the Pentagon budget. Robert Kennedy was murdered on the night he won the California primary. He would have become President if he had not died. Could you imagine what would have happened to Israel if the people had been told by their government that the Jews had killed their President and had covered it up in the media?
We were told after WW II that Israel deserved everything and we had to surrender our right to criticize the Israelis because of what was alleged to have happened in the German concentration camps. But how can a man open a door to a gas chamber full of deadly cyanide, walk inside and begin to pull out bodies without gloves or masks? If the cyanide killed those people inside the room, why didn’t it kill those who entered minutes later? In American gas chambers the doctor and the morgue attendants neutralized the cyanide over a period of 16 to 24 hours before opening the door. And how come the World Almanac in 1950 reported there were 800,000 more Jews alive than in 1940? See: Holy Holohoax. My Government Wouldn’t Lie To Me.
Did anyone ever explain to you how 3 skyscrapers were taken down by two airliners on 911? Just how did that 47 story Tower 7 fall down in 6.5 seconds? See this: 911: Short And Powerful Questions
Israel did do 911. See Resurrecting Israel Did 911. All the Proof In The World
The Jewish owned media in America covered up 911 and the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK Jr. The ‘War on Terror’ is just the American military going down the list of nations Israel has told our politicians to destroy.
The American military is still in Afghanistan. That never ending war is all about the heroin money. If the CIA and the Big Banks lost the heroin trade, someone might challenge them for their cocaine business. The economies of America, Europe, Japan, China, the Third World and just about everyone else is near collapse. University professors tell us that a worldwide economic collapse will kill a couple billion people through starvation, Food Riots, Rebellions, Civil Wars and regional resource wars.
All of this Need Not Be. If we did not have fractional reserve banking and interest bearing currencies, we would have no government debt and very few Unpayable Debts. We could avoid Depressions and most wars. Three million Americans starved to death in the Great Depression. As I said, this Need Not Be. Read this: Either Learn What Money Is Or Accept Mass Starvation As Your Nation’s Future.
A Depression is best defined as a period in time when Unpayable Debts are cancelled. We can estimate the severity of a coming Depression by determining just how many Unpayable Debts there are to be cancelled. Dr Steve Keen said we have record amounts of Debts so we are headed to the worst Financial Collapse in 500 years. Debt Cancellation was practiced by the kings of Babylon and Sumer. The Bible Writers copied it and called it the Jubilee.
I say we fund Debt Cancellation by arresting the Bankers and seizing their assets. See this: Debt Cancellation Is The Best Way To Take Down Bilderberg
We have two choices: Either we can implement monetary reform and Debt Cancellation or we can continue to allow our Jewish governments to consolidate Power into One New World Order with wealth for the Jews and mass starvation for the Gentiles.
I do not see the Jewish oligarchs learning to respect Gentile lives and ways anytime soon. Democracy is abhorrent to the Jewish leaders because they appointed themselves to their positions and they won’t even let their people vote.
The only viable exit path I is see is this: How And Why An American Military Coup Could Save The World
The world is running out of time. The world economy is very near collapse. Reform will be exceedingly difficult after the Food Riots begin.
More Jewish instigated racist bigotry
Southwest Airlines Allow Passengers To Kick Muslims Off Flights
More Than 1 In 4 Americans Believe Government Is The Enemy
More than 1 in 4 Americans believe that the government is the enemy, according to a new poll.
Pew Research Center found that 27 percent of registered voters say they think of government as an enemy, up 8 points since 1996. The latest poll looked at general public opinion regarding the federal government.
The world's most complex sales till malware has been discovered ... after it ripped millions of bank cards from US retailers on the eve of post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzies.
The ModPOS malware has pilfered "multiple millions" of debit and credit cards from the unnamed but large retail companies incurring millions of dollars in damages.
The attackers have operated in a low-key, ultra professional manner since late 2013 and has only come to light after weeks of painstaking reverse-engineering efforts by malware experts.
They have kept mum, too. Cybercrime forums are entirely devoid of references to the malware.
"This is POS [point-of-sale] malware on steroids," iSight Partners senior director Steve Ward
It is precisely because of their Criminality, rapes, assassination of opponents, anyone who gets in their way is ‘dealt with’- this is the very reason why the Clintons are sought after by the Jews who love people like this- guess makes for great blackmail material for the future. The couple are evil, corrupt to the core and it runs in their Zionist Judeo family
Juanita Broaddrick says she was raped by Clinton in a Little Rock, Arkansas hotel room nearly forty years ago and that Hillary knew about the incident and tried to cover it up.
In an interview with Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, the usually media-shy Broaddrick says she is speaking out about the alleged incident once more because she believes the Clintons 'are not good people for America'.
'I think she has always known everything about him. I think they have this evil compact between the two of them that they each know what the other does and overlook it. And go right on. And cover one for the other,' she said.
Welcome to GLOBAL WARMING! Time to stock up with food supplies and try to stay warm, ensure good fuel supplies for ample heating
Chicago Sets November Snowfall Record As Midwest Walloped With Cold
Collecting rainwater is classically seen as a safe and sustainable way of supplying your household with an off-the-grid water supply. Some people collect rainwater only for a backup reservoir, while others prefer to go all the way and maintain their household with pure off-the-grid rainwater collection. This method ensures water during emergencies, can help control floods, saves money and liberates us from company-dependence for our water.
Consequently, this freedom to collect our own rainwater is currently under attack. State laws have been set up in several U.S. States including Oregon, Utah, California, Florida, Colorado and Washington that prohibit the collection, or “diversion” of rainwater, including water that is falling on your own property and is to be used for your own private use or as an environmental conservation technique.
El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan, over the past few years, has been encouraging Muslim artists to take a hard look at Aafia’s case, and consider using their craft to tell her story – a story that happens to be one of the most disturbing and compelling of modern times. Unbeknownst to any of us within the movement (until a week or so ago), a talented young brother, Qalbin Saleem, has done just that.
On this day that marks the 5th anniversary of an oppressive 86 YEAR SENTENCE, we invite you to share this video; and if you are as impressed as we are, do your part to help it go viral.
And please be aware that this is a dignified movement of faith, determination, and peace thru justice!
Dearborn Police said today they are investigating an alleged bias assault by two white men against an Arab-American Muslim man who was shopping Thursday at a Kroger grocery store in the city.
The incident sparked fears among Arab Americans in Dearborn that they are not safe from bias attacks even in a city that has the highest concentration of Arab Americans in the U.S.
On Friday morning, part of the Quba Islamic Institute in Houston went up in flames, and local firefighters spent over an hour battling the blaze before extinguishing it, saving the institute's school and mosque. The building set ablaze, which stored religious books, was completely destroyed, and came after the center's staff chased off a masked man from the premises earlier this week.
Houston officials believe the fire was set intentionally, and many are calling for this to be investigated as a hate crime. Unfortunately, the hate which likely ignited this fire wasn't just contained to the blaze, for as news of the fire spread, a retired Houston-area firefighter posted the following:hate crime which has shaken a Muslim-American community already reeling from an uptick in anti-Muslim hate crimes and speech since the premier of American Sniper.
Of course, this uptick must be placed within the backdrop of growing Islamophobia which continues to spread throughout American society since 9/11. Indeed, in the 13 years since 9/11, anti-Muslim hate crimes have been occurring at a steady and alarming rate. Today, Muslim-Americans are five times more likely to be targeted for such a crime than before the "war on terror" and the Islamophobia which now runs rampant in America.
The figures shown above are believed to be drastically underrepresented, since reporting is voluntary and the Muslim-American community is deeply wary of law enforcement. Is it any wonder, given that innocent Muslim citizens and communities have been the target of illegal spyingand surveillance by U.S. police and are routinely profiled on the streets and in airports?
Graphic via Washington Post.
Muslim-Americans in Houston, shaken by this attack, were already shaken not just by the Chapel Hill shooting, but by the bigoted rush of white Americans arguing that the execution of three Muslim-Americans was really just about a parking dispute. They were already shaken because they know to be true what family of the victims understand: that this wasn't about parking, but the same hatred which ignited their place of worship in Houston. They were already shaken by the brutality of the crime in Chapel Hill — leaked information indicates the three young citizens were lined up on the ground, kneeling, and shot in the back of their heads execution style. And they were already shaken knowing that, had a Muslim perpetrated this crime, it would have been proclaimed a terror attack.
Erica Williams Simon addressed this hate in a spot-on commentary on the 'parking dispute' fervor:
I want to someday live in a world where, when a senseless thing like this happens, thinking that bias was the cause seems as absurd as a parking dispute. I want to live in a world where we all feel the safety, community and love that 19-year-old Abu-Salha felt when she told public radio in an interview last summer: “It doesn’t matter where you come from. There’s so many different people from so many different places of different backgrounds and religions. But here we’re all one — one culture.”The first thing we must do to 'solve the hate' is to admit, loudly and fervently, that this hate exists. And that this hatred is perpetrated by the the dehumanization of Muslim-Americans in the media, on the screen, and in society at large.
But until that day, crimes that look, smell and feel like hate will continue to be called hate by those who regularly experience hate. And for those who don’t understand that experience, a simple suggestion:
As investigators work to solve the crime, do something to solve the hate. Actively work to change the unwelcoming, dangerous and prejudiced society that Muslim Americans – and many others – live and die in every single day. That will be an honor to these victims. That will be an honor to us all.
Only then will Mosques stop burning.