American Islamophobia

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Who is this 'we' you're referring to

Just a loose term for society in general.  The same "we" as in "we don't hang students for truancy" or "we don't let 10 year olds practice medicine".

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CBC's show Inside Edition tasteless use of Chapel Hill murders to show segment on tips to find better parking 

Inside Edition's Deborah Norville used the news to segue into a segment providing viewers tips on how to avoid aggressive drivers and find parking spaces while shopping.

After a report on the deaths on February 11, Norville added, "Now, finding a parking space is one of those things that can push some people over the edge. But there is always a way to find a spot at the mall."  http://youtu.be/3qpXwgEa59k

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CBC's show Inside Edition tasteless use of Chapel Hill murders to show segment on tips to find better parking

Freudian slip?

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I am so used to writing CBC not CBS

Is that all that stood out for you in that post?

 

 

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Islamophobia Industry fuelling hate sentiments in US: 2014 Fear Inc. 2.0 Inc

Fear, Inc. 2.0: As Anti-Muslim Incidents Continue, Report Exposes Funders, Pundits of Islamophobia (Video)

Anti-Muslim sentiments in US are being stoked by organisations and donors – paying over $57 million to demonise Islam, says report

"[Islamophobia] takes the form of a general climate of fear and anger toward American Muslims, as seen in the 'civilization jihad' narrative, the religious right’s rhetoric, and the biased media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing," wrote Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, and Ken Sofer - the report's authors.

"It comes out in cynical political efforts to capitalise on this climate of fear, as seen in state-level anti-Sharia bills introduced across the country and in far-right politicians’ grandstanding. And perhaps most dangerously, it manifests itself in institutional policies that view American Muslims as a threat, as seen in the FBI training manuals that profile Islam as a religion of violence."

The network has allegedly provide more than $57 million demonise Islam in the public perception.

"What we found in our new [2014] report is that this network is not only working to marginalise a community of three million Americans by promoting discriminatory policies, but also we detailed how these policies are impacting the lives of ordinary Americans. " she added.

"We know that the effect of the anti-Muslim hysteria that this network generates is in an uptick in the number of hate crimes…There has been over $57 million that’s been contributed to this fearmongering, anti-Muslim, anti-Islam organisations by eight very wealthy donors."

 

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Video: CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Arson at Houston Islamic Institute last week   http://youtu.be/E_7BbAb2grs

The Texas office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations seeks an investigation into whether the fire was a hate crime.

 

 

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Police investigation revealed accelerant was used in the arson and quickely arrested a suspect Darryl Ferguson who is described as a 'transient'.

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Described as a homeless transient with a lengthy criminal record, Ferguson turned himself in to police, who were canvassing the neighborhood near Quba's burned out building. According to officials, the cause of the fire was "non-accidental" and was set using an incendiary agent. Ferguson told reporters, as he was led away by officers, that the fire was accidental and he was trying to "keep warm" when he set fire that destroyed one the school's three buildings.

But the Iman of the institute forgave him by saying. "A forgiving attitude is our Islamic duty." He has asked the prosecutors drop the charges against Ferguson. "Our wishes have been conveyed to the prosecutor’s office, and it was made clear to us that the final decision will rest solely in their hands,” said Ahsan Zahid, Quba’s imam said in a statement.

Zahid added that the Quba Institute has also decided to not pursue a civil case against Ferguson. Since the incident, Quba has received overwhelming support, both locally and from around the world—from Christians, Jews, fellow Muslims, and atheists alike. A Presbyterian church in the area offered their facilities for Quba's members to worship. "We were floored by the response," Zahid said

Right-wingers are quick to point out that this was not a hate crime and just a homeless man trying to 'keep warm".

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