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Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller launched anti-Muslim project while in college

  • Apparently, Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller has been spewing anti-Muslim rhetoric since college.
  • Miller, who is one of the architects of Trump’s Muslim ban, co-launched the controversial “Terrorism Awareness Project” in the spring semester of 2007 during his senior year at Duke University, CNN reported on Wednesday. Miller served as co-founder, president and national campus coordinator of the project. 
  • The initiative’s mission was to inform students about the dangers of “Islamofascism,” which is a term coined in 1933 to draw a comparison between Islamist movements and European fascism.
  • The group was created with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an organization the Southern Poverty Law Center deemed as an anti-Muslim extremist group. 
  • The right-wing group’s mission is to fight “the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror.” Read more (2/15/17 12:47 PM)

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anonymous asked:

Can you call the London killer a terrorist and not a Muslim extremist? That's how he is referred to in British media.

i think everyone knows he’s a terrorist anyway though.

When we learned about the Holocaust in school, we all vowed to never let it happen again. Now we see the country that stood against the facism in our country in the war slide into it itself. The only difference is the religon. Back then it was the jews – now it’s the muslims.

Anne Frank’s family was denied asylum in the US. Today it’s happening again. Only this time it’s not a jewish girl hiding from the Nazis but a muslim girl hiding from extremists that claim to belong to Islam but twist its meaning until it fits their needs. Saying that all muslims are terrorists is like saying that all christians belong to the KKK – you can’t blame a whole religion for the actions of a splinter group.

Extremist all over the world, from Trump to European fascists, are trying to make the concept of “The People” equal their own supporters. 

By doing so, they try to paint everyone else as the enemy of the people, servants of “The Elite”.

They do so in order to be able to dismiss all of those who do not live up to their narrow definitions of what an American, German or Turk should be, including independent women, people of color, religious minorities, homosexuals, transgender people, and men who do not have to prove their masculinity by carrying a gun.

Every time haters say that they represent the people, stand up and tell them: “We are all the People!”

All of us!

Illustration: Miss Bobbit. Design: J Molay.

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Muslims, be honest?

i honestly dont have an opinion. I think of them as anyone else around me, they arent their own category in my eyes. yes there are some muslims with extremist views but there are also catholics with extremist views and no one judges every catholic based on those views so why should we do the same to muslims?  

So, wait…

Using violence against Muslim extremists will only radicalize other Muslims.

But using violence against Nazis will… intimidate them into not being Nazis?

Huh?

I follow a lot of blogs I don’t agree with. One of the stranger SJW blogs reblogged these posts within hours of each other:

1. Agreeing with fucking @wetwareproblem and their racist/sexist remark. 

2. Bringing light to one of the most tragic shootings in America: a terrorist attack by an extremist, nonwhite, Muslim.

I find it…highly intriguing. 

He leaned against the subway doors in a faded denim jacket, camo cargo pants, combat boots and, to top it off, a black ski mask. I wondered if he had a gun. I wondered if he was a white supremacist. I wondered if he had seen my friend and me, with our brown skin and black hair. Our Islamic faith and immigrant parents — could he somehow see that, too?

Was it me, or were his eyes darting up and down the crowded subway car? I yanked on my friend’s sleeve and raised my mouth to his ear.

“We have to get out of here,” I said.

I told him to hop off the train with me at the next stop and get back on, three cars up the platform.

Many of us have grown used to the suspicion. Amid a wave of frightful attacks carried out by extremist Muslims across America and Europe, everyday Muslims fear we’ll suffer reprisals for a violent ideology that we, too, find abhorrent.

It feels as though we’re being tested daily — like anyone who sees us on the street or in the store is deciding our ideology for us. Some have made the painful decision to forgo aspects of their faith in an attempt to ward off assaults. Others are afraid to leave their homes.

Muslim ‘Twoness’: Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others

Illustration: Ashley Mackenzie for NPR

anonymous asked:

why do people hate shias?

in the view of sunni muslim fundamentalists and extremists, shias are seen as apostates and heretics which need to be expunged from the muslim population.

(In the context of the 20/21st century) As Saudi Arabia, as a kingdom, is the largest epicentre for this attitude towards shias in the muslim world, and is allied with imperialist nations which benefit from its monopoly in the muslim world, and because sunnis make up 80% of the muslim population, anti-shiism is pervasive in the overwhelming majority of the muslim world and manifests itself in terrorist organizations, death squads, and government policies of sunni majority countries. this belief that shias are heretics is not new though, and while contemporarily you can use saudi arabia as the epicentre, anti-shiism as a political tool has always existed and is as old as the schism itself.

  • Christian extremist: Muslims are horrible people who commit heinous acts against innocent people in the name of religion!
  • Christian extremists: *bombs planned parenthood in the name of god*
  • Christian extremists: *murders Muslims in the name of god*
  • Christian extremists: *brutally assaults trans/lesbian/gay/bi people in the name of god*
  • Christian extremists: damn I hate terrorists

Understanding the different sects of Islam

Muslims are not merely divided into liberal, secular, conservative, hard-liner, Islamist, and extremist, nor are they simply just Shiite or Sunni. There are also very different schools of thought and their views on issues from women’s rights to apostasy vary immensely from one another. I just want to focus on the major ones, to give people a better understanding of how diverse the Muslim world is.

Hanafi (Sunni) Muslims - The largest number of Sunni Muslims belong to the Hanafi school of thought. It is the major school of Islamic thought for most of the Muslims in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the former Soviet countries, as well as significant number of Muslims in India, China, Iraq, Russia, and the Caucasus.

Hanabali (Sunni) Muslims - Considered by many Muslims as the most extremist form of thought, Hanabali is the forerunner for the Wahabbi-Salafi extremist ideology in Saudi Arabia. Hanabali school of thought is found primarily in Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, with smaller numbers scattered around the world.

Maliki (Sunni) Muslims - The Maliki is the main school of thought in Africa, including North Africa. It is also very significant in the United Arab Emirates, and to a lesser extent parts of other Arab Gulf countries.

Shafai’i (Sunni) Muslims - This school of thought is followed mainly by Muslims in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and other parts of Southeast Asia. It is also, to a smaller extent, followed in East Africa, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, by the Kurds, small parts of Egypt and Yemen.

Zahiri (Sunni) Muslims - A very tiny group within the Sunni schools of thought, Zahiris make up a small minority communities in Morocco and Pakistan.

Twelver (Shiite) Muslims - Often referred to just as Shiite, the twelvers are by far the largest group of Shiite Muslims in the world making up over 90% of all Shiite Muslims. They believe in “12 Imams” having succeeded Muhammad, with the 12th Imam expected to appear on judgement day with Jesus. Known as the Mahdi, he is said to bring peace to earth with Jesus. According to Shiite beliefs, the Mahdi will be looked upon to prepare for the reign of Jesus who will rule for a time after. The twelvers make up the majority of Muslims in in Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Bahrain, with lesser, but very significant populations in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Kuwait and the heavily persecuted community in Eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

Alawites (Shiite) Muslims - As a branch of the Twelver Shiites, they are a group of Muslims who incorporate many Christian and Gnostic elements in their beliefs, and seen as very secular. Historically they have been heavily persecuted and resorted to concealing their beliefs in Sunni ruled regions. They number around 3-5 million people scattered mainly in Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon. 

Alevi (Shiite) Muslims -  As a branch of the Twelver Shiites, they mainly focus on philosophy and tradition. They are also widely secular and they incorporate many sufi and non-Islamic elements in their customs. There are around 24 million Alevis worldwide, with the majority in Turkey, and the rest mainly in the Balkans, Albania, Azerbaijan, Iran and Syria.

Ismaili (Shiite) Muslims - The Ismailis and Twelver Shiites both accept the same initial Imams and share a lot in common. However, they disagree on the succession of the Sixth Imam. Most Ismaelis originate from the Indian subcontinent and many later migrated to Africa. Their population is around 15 million worldwide, and they are scattered in different parts of the world.

Druze (Shiite) Muslims - A very small number, branching from the Ismaili sect of Shiite Islam. They are one of the small groups of Muslim sects that do not accept converts. Some Druze do not even consider themselves as Muslims. There are currently around 2 million Druze in the world, with the majority in Syria, and smaller but very significant populations in Lebanon and Israel. 

Zaidi (Shiite) Muslims - The Zaidis, similar to the Ismaeilis, share a great deal with the Twelver Shiite Muslims, as they all accept the same initial Imams. However, the Zaidis disagree on the succession of the 4th Imam, as to who should have been the 5th Imam, and hence they are sometimes referred to as “Fivers”. Their only major concentration is in Yemen, where they make up about 40% of the total Muslim population. 

Sufi Muslims - Considered to the spiritualist mystical Muslims, the Sufis have been persecuted in many countries. Historically Turkey and Iran were the two major centres for the Sufis. In recent years Sufism has spread to several other countries, despite being persecuted, it is celebrated as a spiritual mystical form of Islam. Sufism, however, is not a separate sect, but more of an approach. There are Shiite Sufis and Sunni Sufis.

Ibadi Muslims - The only country where Ibadi Muslims have a significant following is Oman, with a significant number in Zanzibar as well. They are neither considered to be Sunni or Shiite.

Ahmadi Muslims - The Ahmadiyya community is a minority Muslim sect in every country of the world. There is no country that even comes close to being Ahmadiyya in its school of thought. Pakistan has the largest population of Ahmadi Muslims. 

Note 1: The Jafari Shiite school of thought is the jurisprudence of most Shiite Muslims, followed by Twelvers, Alevis and Ismailis, as well as many of the Zaidis.

Note 2: There are many other smaller groups within Islam, and also several Islamic schools of thought which have gone extinct.

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November 18 2014 - 3000 right wing hooligans and neonazis gathered in Hannover, Germany, for HoGeSa or Hooligans Against Salafism, using the few muslim extremists as an excuse to spread their own xenophobia, racism and islamophobia. They were met by 6000 antifascist counter-protesters.

Some of the Antifa tracked a group of the neonazis down to where they can always be found at their demonstrations, getting drunk at a nearby pub, and had a frank exchange of views with the nazis. [video]

Another Bangladeshi Secular Writer Has Been Hacked to Death by Extremists 

Faisal Arefin Dipon, a humanist and a publisher of secular progressive books, was hacked to death at the age of 43 in his office in Dhaka on October 31, 2015. This is one of many attacks by these pathetic extremists that have taken the lives of atheists, secular, and liberal bloggers and writers in Bangladesh. As I have said before, and will say again, in honouring these brave bloggers and writers, we must not only remember their names, but we must do exactly what they were doing, which is combating religious extremism, and speaking about the beauty of atheism and secularism. This is the greatest way we can defeat those extremist and their disgusting aspirations to silence our voices, as atheists and secularists, and it is also one of the best ways we can honour those brave people who lost their lives for simply fighting for free speech, progressiveness, and trying to combat religious extremism.

If you are a conservative talk show host, which I am, if you don’t accept that it’s likely Hillary Clinton has taken part in multiple murders, or that Barack Obama is a Muslim extremist sympathizer who was probably born outside this country — if you don’t accept those two things, it’s almost as if you’re a sellout. You’re a RINO [Republican in name only].
—  John Ziegler