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Islamophobic ads on Denver RTD buses

lovenjustice:

The ads read: “9,757 Deadly Islamic Attacks Since 9/11/01. It’s Not Islamophobia, It’s Islamorealism. This Ad Paid For By The American Freedom Defense Initiative.”


More needless intimidation, from the place that raised the Sikh Temple shooter.

This is disgusting. Fuck RTD and the City of Denver for putting Islamophobia onto our public transit. This shit can’t stay posted….

Denver and its racism…

Denver and its xenophobia…

Denver and its Islamophobia…

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Bomb at Ohio Mosque →

afghangster:

On Sunday, September 30, 2012, smoke was looming from the structure and firefighters and police were dispatched to the mosque. Firefighters found an intentionally planted incendiary device in the prayer hall on the second floor. Firefighters found extensive smoke, fire, and water damage on the second floor. An investigation is underway by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as well as local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Today, police and investigators have determined that the fire was actually an intentionally planted bomb. It went off when the mosque was empty, and hence no one was hurt. But the device was detonated in the main prayer hall. Sunday is the main gathering day for the parishioners at the Islamic Center, and if the bomb would have detonated just a few hours earlier, there could have been significant casualties. Thankfully, the mosque was empty.”

Take some time to pray for the Muslim community of Toledo, Ohio during this troubling time. 

Why does America refuse to talk about it’s internal Islamophobia and the consistent violence perpetuated or attempted against Muslims? How are we not seeing Islamophobia and anti-Muslim violence talked about like the epidemic that it is ACROSS this country?

(via fascinasians)

Celebrating Ramadan in America looks like:

typeless:


• August 4: Vandals fired BB pellets, and threw eggs and oranges at a mosque in Hayward, California; this was the fourth time vandals attacked the Hayward mosque in the last eight months.
• August 5: A gunman attacked a Sikh gurdwara and shot and killed six congregants in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
• August 5: A man vandalized a sign in front of a mosque in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
• August 6: A mosque was burned to the ground in Joplin, Missouri; a previous fire a month earlier at the same mosque was caused by arson.
• August 7: Two women left three pig legs at the entrances to a mosque in Ontario, California.
• August 10: A man shot rifle pellets at a mosque while 500 congregants were praying inside in Morton Grove, Illinois.
• August 12: An unknown assailant hurled an acid bomb at an Islamic school while congregants were praying inside in Lombard, Illinois.
• August 12: Vandals shot paintballs in the early morning hours at a mosque in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
• August 15: A firebomb was thrown at the home of a Muslim family in Panama City, Florida.
• August 15: 56-year-old Dalbir Singh (one of the members of the Wisconsin gurdwara committee) was killed on Wednesday, when an unidentified gunman forced him to open his store.
• August 16: Hate graffiti scrawled on Muslim graves at cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
**source: Asian American Center for Advancing Justice Press Release, Aug 17, 2012 

Mainstream Amerikkka- fuck your Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism and your absolute unwillingness to address it, let alone fucking talk about it.

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kalisherni:

thebengalcat:

HATE GRAFFITI AT MUSLIM CEMETERY IN EVERGREEN PARK, CHICAGO

On August 16, 2012, a Palestinian American man went to pay respects to his deceased father at Evergreen Cemetery and was horrified to see anti-Muslim hate graffiti on a number of Muslim graves. Evergreen Cemetery is home to at least 500 Muslim graves.  Cemetery officials and the police have been notified. The cemetery is located at 3401 West 87th Street, Evergreen Park, IL 60805.

absolutely horrifying 

More Islamophobia documented. Amurikkka, you need to have a serious talk with yourself. This is reprehensible. And it’s not just a few errant individuals. This sort of stuff comes from your continued demonization of Islam in public discourse.

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Firebomb Attack on Muslim Family in Florida →

mehreenkasana:

It happened about 3:45 Wednesday morning at a house on Timber Lane in phase-1 of the subdivision called The Woods. The owner’s son said he heard a loud noise outside of his bedroom window, looked out and saw the ground below on-fire. He called 9-1-1, then put out the fire. Police say they smelled gasoline and found what appeared to be a broken and burned mason jar, lying on the ground below the window.

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Why isn’t this in the news? WHY. ISN’T. THIS. IN. THE. NEWS.

More stories of ignored hate crimes perpetuated against muslims… 

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so-treu:

The People’s Record: Two Muslim institutions attacked in Illinois

thepeoplesrecord:

August 13, 2012

Homemade bomb detonated at Lombard Muslim school

A homemade bomb was detonated outside a Muslim school in Lombard late Sunday as hundreds attended a Ramadan prayer service, police said.

No one was injured but the attack stoked fears among suburban Muslims already on edge…

Islamophobic violence continues, while the US refuses to call out the pattern of demonization fostered by decades of Islamophobic, xenophobic, racist fear mongering…

Full list of companies that pulled ads from All American Muslim

zikrayat:

3M (Command, Scotchbrand tape), 
Airborne Vitamin, 
Amway, (says it has been misrepresented)
Anheuser Busch Inbev (Select55), 
Art Instruction Schools, 
Bamboozles, 
Bank of America (Cash Rewards), 
Bare Escentuals, 
Brother International (Ptouch), 
Campbell’s Soup, 
Capital One, 
Church & Dwight (Oxi Clean, Arm & Hammer), 
City Furniture, 
Conagra (Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes), 
Corinthian Colleges (Everst411), 
Cotton, Inc., 
Cumberland Packing (Sweet’N Low),  (says it has been misrepresented)
Dell computers, 
Diamond Foods (Kettlebrand Chips), 
Estee Lauder (Clinique), 
ET Browe (Palmer’s Cocoa butter), 
Gap, 
General Motors (Chevy Runs Deep), 
Good Year, 
Green Mountain Coffee, 
Guthy Renker (Proactiv), 
Hershey kisses, 
Home Depot,  (says it has been misrepresented)
Honda North America, 
HTC Phones, 
Ikea, 
JC Penney, 
JP Morgan Chase (Chase Sapphire), 
Kayak.com, Kellogg (Special K), 
Koa Brands (John Frieda), 
Leapfrog Enterprise (Leapster Explorer), 
Lowe’s (admits to cancelling ads) ***
Mars (Dove Chocolate), 
McDonald’s, 
Nationwide Insurance, 
News Corp (We bought a zoo movie), 
Nintendo (Mariokartz.com), 
Novartis (Theraflu), 
Old Navy, 
Pernod Ricard (Kahlua), 
Petsmart, 
Pier One, 
Pfizer (Centrum vitamin), 
Procter & Gamble (Align Probiotic, Crest, Febreze, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Pur, Tide), 
Progressive Insurance, 
Prudential Financial, 
Radio Shack, 
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 
SC Johnson (Drano, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles), 
Sears , 
Signet (Kay Jewelers), 
Sonic Drive-ins, 
Subaru, T 
HQ (uDraw), 
T-Mobil, 
Toyota (Camry), 
Volkswagen, 
Vtech (Mobi Go, V Reader), 
Wal-Mart 
Whirlpool (Maytag)

New fodder for the places I won’t shop at. Especially for caving to a group whose campaign is basically:

"This show doesn’t conform to the Islam I made up in my head and is insufficiently xenophobic and Islamophobic. We can’t have people learning about Islam and Muslims unless it’s the stuff that my pastor/me made up! 9-11! Freedom! USA! Yargle Bargle!!"

Someone needs to collect those Islamophobes…

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spam the hell out of this page, please? →

juthikakijawani:

It’s Islamophobic and downright disgusting, can we please just troll them or get the message out?

signal boosting. fuck these islamophobes. ugh. report page? spam? counter post? sometimes i wonder if i really live in the same place as these religious bigots, racists and xenophobes… then i remember i live a half hour away from Renee Elmers’ district… :-(

(via stfuislamobigotry)

FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are ‘Violent, Radical’ →

fearandwar:

The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a “funding mechanism for combat.”

At the Bureau’s training ground in Quantico, Virginia, agents are shown a chart contending that the more “devout” a Muslim, the more likely he is to be “violent.” Those destructive tendencies cannot be reversed, an FBI instructional presentation adds: “Any war against non-believers is justified” under Muslim law; a “moderating process cannot happen if the Koran continues to be regarded as the unalterable word of Allah.”

I saw Ackerman post on Twitter today that he was going to break a big scoop on Rachel Maddow today and this is huge. This is the training police/FBI agents get on Islam and then we wonder why they entrap so many Muslims. They’re  being taught that Muslims are a subversive force who are dominated by their religion and incapable of rational thought. I could go on about Orientalism, racism, and idiocy, but I think it speaks for itself.

Is it bad that I’m not surprised? I am horrified that it’s true, but not surprised.

As an aside, I think we could make a pretty strong correlation between Blind Patriotism - Ignorance - Hate Crimes - Radical Xenophobia - Violence [at home and abroad]. Wonder if they teach that at quantico….

(via stfuislamobigotry)

Brown-Skinned Lady Sits Next To Two Indian Men On Plane, Gets Strip-Searched And Detained For ‘Suspicious Activity’ →

On the same day the country gathered together to recognize the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)launched two F-16 jets to tail a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver after the crew reported “suspicious activity on board.” That “activity”? The existence of three dark-skinned passengers.Two Indian men and one self-described “half-Arab, half-Jewish housewife” from Ohio — all unknown to each other — made the mistake of boarding a plane on Sept. 11, 2011.

After the crew reported that two people had spent “an extraordinarily long time” in the bathroom, the jets escorted the plane to its destination in Detroit, Michigan. Then, according to reports and the “half-Arab, half-Jewish housewife” Shoshana Hebshi, a SWAT team of about 10 police boarded the plane with machine guns and three dogs, approached Hebshi and the men’s aisle, handcuffed them, and escorted them off the plane:

Before I knew it, about 10 cops, some in what looked like military fatigues, were running toward the plane carrying the biggest machine guns I have ever seen–bigger than what the guards carry at French train stations.

My last tweet: Majorly armed cops coming aboard

Someone shouted for us to place our hands on the seats in front of us, heads down. The cops ran down the aisle, stopped at my row and yelled at the three of us to get up. “Can I bring my phone?” I asked, of course. What a cliffhanger for my Twitter followers! No, one of the cops said, grabbing my arm a little harder than I would have liked. He slapped metal cuffs on my wrists and pushed me off the plane. The three of us, two Indian men living in the Detroit metro area, and me, a half-Arab, half-Jewish housewife living in suburban Ohio, were being detained.

After interrogating and strip-searching the three passengers, the FBI determined hours later that “there was no real threat,” excusing the wildly disproportionate response by stating, “The public would rather us err on the side of caution than not.” When Hebshi asked her interrogator what sparked the concern, he replied “that someone on the plane had reported that the three of us in row 12 were conducting suspicious activity.” Hebshi noted that the “activity” was two Indian men “going to the bathroom in succession.”

Hebshi’s situation is an all-too-common example from one of 9/11′s salient legacies: racial and ethnic profiling. Multiple minorities — Muslim or not — have been banned from flights or subjected to humiliating searches solely because of their appearance. Indeed, U.S. officials even spurred diplomatic tension with India last year for detaining its U.N. envoy and demanding to physically check his turban.

Living through this era of Islamophobia, Hebshi wondered whether the mere fact that three minorities “who didn’t know each other” but were dark-skinned will always be “suspicion enough.”


3 people of color = suspicious activity. Welcome to the USA…. :-(

cognitivedissonance:

I will give someone a dollar to show up at a GOP debate or meet and greet with this sign.

(via stfuconservatives)

Father Daughter Talk …My daughter just walked into the room and said, “Dad, cancel my allowance, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out, take my TV, iPhone, IPod, and my laptop. Please take all of my jewelry. Then sell my car, take my house key. And then write me out of your will.” Well, she didn’t put it quite like that… she actually said, “Dad this is my new boyfriend, Mohammed from Iran.”

Facebook status of a member of the Illinois Senate. (via microaggressions)

Re-re-blogging to add this action alert from CAIR for anyone interested in telling this State Senator how fucked up what he said really is:

ACTION ALERT: Call Illinois State Senator Syverson Over Anti-Islamic Joke

July 20, 2011

On July 5th, 2011, Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson, representative of the 34th district in Rockford since 1993, posted a racist joke to his Facebook page:

“Father Daughter Talk…My daughter just walked in the room and said, ‘Dad, cancel my allowance, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out, take my TV, iPhone, iPod, and my laptop. Please take all my jewelry. Then sell my car, take my house key. And write me out of your will.’ Well, she didn’t put it like that…she actually said…‘Dad this is my new boyfriend, Mohammed from Iran.”

These are the sorts of jokes that Syverson finds entertaining and thinks are appropriate to post to his Facebook page, which he uses to represent himself to his constituents. This suggests that Syverson is willing to promote racist and offensive jokes to his followers.

Syverson refuses to apologize, not wanting to bend to “political correctness.”

ACTION:
Contact Dave Syverson’s office and tell him that as a public servant what he posted was unacceptable and he cannot defend racist sentiments – even jokes. Request that he make an immediate apology to anyone that he offended.

By Mail:

Senator Dave Syverson
200 S. Wyman Street
Rockford, IL 61101

By phone:  815.987.7555

By fax:  815.987.7563

By e-mail:  info@senatordavesyverson.com

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Father Daughter Talk …My daughter just walked into the room and said, “Dad, cancel my allowance, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out, take my TV, iPhone, IPod, and my laptop. Please take all of my jewelry. Then sell my car, take my house key. And then write me out of your will.” Well, she didn’t put it quite like that… she actually said, “Dad this is my new boyfriend, Mohammed from Iran.”

Facebook status of a member of the Illinois Senate. (via microaggressions)

What the fuck?????? no, really… wtf????

WARNING TO ALL MUSLIMS IN THE UK: Using the riots as a cover, the racist thugs at the EDL are planning on firebombing masjids around the UK. This is news directly off their private forums from trusted contacts. Plz ask all 2 be vigilant & ensure that others knw of this threat, plz copy and paste on your wall.

deafmuslimpunk:

(seen this status on Facebook)

PLEASE REBLOG.

pantslessprogressive:

Muslim Americans are more likely to reject violence than other major religious groups in the United States, according to the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center.

See the full results here. Read the report here.

(2,482 respondents from Gallup surveys conducted in 2010)

(via pantslessprogressive)

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