Roots of rising Islamophobia in U.S. can be traced to "small, tightly networked group of misinformation experts"
Times, 7 June 2011
Daily Telegraph, 6 May 2011
Yorkshire Post, 8 June 2011
Sunday Telegraph, 5 June 2011
Daily Telegraph, 26 April 2011
Daily Telegraph, 28 April 2011
The Guardian, 26 April 2011
Sunday Express, 17 April 2011
"Taleban's suicide bomber came from London"
Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2011
Sunday Times, 3 April 2011
Wall Street Journal Europe, 5 April 2011
UK: Bombers who killed a policeman in Northern Ireland may have used explosives from Libya
The Scotsman, 9 March 2011
'Suicide bomber' swoop in Glasgow
compiled by Cem Ertür
9 March 2011
Yorkshire Post, 21 February 2011
MI5: Our ‘regret’ over failing to prevent 7/7 bombings
22 February 2011
compiled by Cem Ertür
[updated on 25 February 2011: see "Police chief ‘can’t explain failures over 7/7 plotters' " ]
Brave Bibi the Time cover girl whose nose was cut off by the Taliban takes the New York subway
compiled by Cem Ertür
18 February 2011
Daily Telegraph, 4 February 2011
Daily Telegraph, 2 February 2011
4 November 2010
excerpt from: Enemies of Britain
by Mike Sullivan, Virginia Wheeler and Vince Soodin, The Sun, 4 November 2010
FURY erupted last night after police allowed Islamic bigots' hate-filled demo at the life sentence on MP murder-bid student Roshonara Choudhry.
Church to Burn Copies of Koran to Mark 9/11
By staff writers
August 04, 2010 "News.com.au" -- A FLORIDA church was yesterday promoting an event where it will burn copies of the Koran to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the U.S.
In the announcement on its Facebook page, The Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville, Florida, asked other religious groups to join in standing "against the evil of Islam. Islam is of the devil!"
The Facebook event has received more than 1,500 "Like" recommendations by users, but had also been attacked with a number of threatening messages posted on the page and corresponding anti-Islam rants.
The church's pastor, Terry Jones - who has written a book titled "Islam is of The Devil" and sells T-shirts bearing the same message - defended the controversial event.
"Islam and Sharia law was responsible for 9/11," Jones told Agence France-Presse.
"We will burn Korans because we think it's time for Christians, for churches, for politicians to stand up and say no; Islam and Sharia law is not welcome in the U.S.
(I'm finding it hard to not throw up reading this. The 'outraged' family members are no different than the "good Germans" of the 1930's and Fox News is nothing short of a Ministry of Propaganda. Incidentally, has there been any attempt to reach out to the hard core OCT supporting family members like Debra Burlingame? Would she really suggest that 1,000 architects and engineers are all wrong?)
Outraged family members and community groups are accusing a Muslim group of trying to rewrite history with its plans to build a 13-story mosque and cultural center just two blocks from Ground Zero, where Islamic extremists flew two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
"This is a place which is 600 feet from where almost 3,000 people were torn to pieces by Islamic extremists," said Debra Burlingame, whose brother died in the attack on the Pentagon that day.
(See also Prof. Diana Ralph's article: Islamophobia and the "War on Terror": the Continuing Pretext for U.S. Imperial Conquest. -rep.)
Smearcasting documents the public writings and appearances of Islamophobic activists and pundits who intentionally and regularly spread fear, bigotry and misinformation in the media. Offering a fresh look at Islamophobia and its perpetrators in today’s media, it also provides four snapshots, or case studies, describing how Islamophobes manipulate media in order to paint Muslims with a broad, hateful brush. (download full report - 325kb)
Making Islamophobia Mainstream
How Muslim-bashers broadcast their bigotry
A remarkable thing happened at the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominations in February 2007: The normally highbrow and tolerant group nominated for best book in the field of criticism a book widely viewed as denigrating an entire religious group.
Edit: Originally titled: "RNC exploits 9/11 footage at Convention for political points" -- the video below makes that title pretty useless.
(Keith Olbermann rolled the tape on MSNBC last night. It's worse than the report below suggests. This is 100% bona fide Islamophobic propaganda. Try to tough it out to Olbermann's comments at the end, but don't say I didn't warn you, this is total fear-mongering garbage. -rep.)
September 4, 2008
ST. PAUL -- One of the most enduring taboos in American politics, the airing of graphic images from the September 11 attacks in a partisan context, died today. It was nearly seven years old.
(Seven Stories Press of New York is publishing an affordable softcover version of the invaluable scholarly volume, The Hidden History of 9-11. Here is their page dedicated+to+this+updated+second+edition. To promote the book, Seven Stories has allowed us to publish an online version of the chapter by Professor Diana Ralph, dealing with the historical roots of "international terrorism", Islamophobia, and imperial aggression. This chapter is typical of the scholarly detail in "Hidden History". If you enjoy this chapter, please consider pre-ordering+at+Amazon, or Powell's, or ordering directly from the Seven+Stories+website. Anyone interested in purchasing a bulk quantity should email Lars: email@example.com )
© Diana Ralph, Ph.D.
The 9-11 attacks were the pretext which sold the myth of evil Muslim terrorists imminently threatening Americans. That tale allowed the Cheney-led members of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) to implement their 1990 DPG plan for world control. The “war on terror” has nothing to do with protecting the U.S. and world’s people from “terrorists”, and everything to do with securing the American empire abroad and muzzling democracy and human rights at home. Designed to inspire popular support for U.S. wars of world conquest, it is modeled on Islamophobic stereotypes, policies, and political structures developed by the Israeli Likkud and Bush Sr. since 1979. To defeat this plan, we must overcome our Islamophobic fear of “terrorists” and stand in solidarity with Muslims.
1. Why a 9-11 Pretext?
…the War against Terror is not really about terror….It’s about a superpower’s self destructive impulse toward supremacy, stranglehold, global hegemony. (Arundathi Roy, 2004, p. 34).
Researchers are uncovering extensive, credible evidence that the official account of the 9-11 attacks is untenable. Although al Qaeda may have had the resources to get hijackers onto planes with box cutters, it did not have the power to shut down FBI investigations of the suspected hijackers, to set up distracting war games on 9-11-01, to issue stand-down orders preventing effective military response, or to cause two WTC towers plus Building 7 to collapse using demolition explosives (Griffin, 2004; 2005). Western intelligence knew about the 9-11 attack plans as early as 1995, and may have facilitated and exploited them for their own ends. Some suggest that the U.S. may even have directly planned and carried them out flying the planes by remote control.1 Regardless of whether it simply facilitated the attacks or carried them out themselves, there is little doubt that the U.S. was involved (Ahmed, 2002, pp. 82-83).
If this is true, we need to ask, why would U.S. leaders risk such a colossal crime against the American people? What was the motive? What is the real agenda behind the “war on terror”? Is the security of Western (non-Muslim) people really threatened by Muslim fundamentalists, or have Muslims just replaced “communists” in the role of “enemy”?
This chapter explores the real motives and the Islamophobic cover story which underly the U.S. “war on terror”. It focuses on the inter-twined histories of Dick Cheney’s plan for world control and Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign for a “war on terror” against those critical of Israel and the United States. The “war on terror” distorts the concepts of “terrorism” and “security” in order to frighten Americans into sacrificing their actual security and into colluding in an unprecedented imperial campaign for world control. It poses a false dichotomy between “radical” and “moderate” Muslims, demonizing them when it is convenient for Western powers, and rewarding them as “moderates” when they serve Western interests, regardless of their actual ideologies or practices. Both for Muslims worldwide and those living in Western countries, the consequences have been catastrophic.