"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.
'The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed'
- Steve Biko
In all International Relations (IR) classrooms throughout the English-speaking world, something called the democratic peace theory is taught. The theory holds that countries are less likely to go to war if they are democracies, and that installing democratic regimes is therefore the path to peace and security in the world. Paradoxically, the theory is more often applied to justify wars than to end them.
In an exclusive interview with Press TV, he said a group of gunmen on Friday attacked him in Oakland, California and violently assaulted him and the mosque he was in.
The Imam said the attack was a coordinated attempt by the FBI and the CIA.
The harassment and attacks on Imam Abdul Alim Musa have intensified. In the latest episode, he was arrested in the middle of the night when some 12 police officers swarmed Masjid al-Islam in Oakland, California and locked him up for 15 hours. The allegation was that he was "trespassing" the property that is registered in his name. It is not a simple case of police action; there is much more going on behind the scenes.