Friday, 25 May 2018

The Islamophobia Industry

Across the United States, there has been a growth in organizations that portray Islam as a threat.
Over two years, the number of groups that make up what’s become known as the Islamophobia industry has more than tripled.
This investigation reveals the tactics these groups use to instigate a fear of Islam, including how they manipulate social media to create a false narrative that Muslims are trying to take over the country.
Anti-Muslim messages proliferate social media with bought-in followers, fake accounts and robotic amplifiers.
The investigation also shows how these organizations try to suppress the rise of a Muslim political voice in America. It uncovers the “dark money” that has fuelled the rapid growth of Islamophobia Inc. - tens of millions of dollars which is funnelled through secretive, anonymous donor funds.
We unveil the donors of the dark money and ask; what do they ultimately hope to achieve?

Al Jazeera.

63 comments:

  1. Way to support International Globalism. When the next G8 Meeting is held in the UK, you can proudly hang your "no borders" banner! :)

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    1. You're a tool of global capital and not even aware... wonderful.

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    2. This has nothing to do with global capitalism whatsoever.

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    3. I think your 'economic Nationalism' may sometimes spill over into something more ugly. See also e.g. Steve Bannon and his sycophants.

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    4. How opposing racism makes one 'a tool of global capitalism' is really beyond me...

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    5. Open borders isn't anti-racism. It's economic suicide.

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    6. "Open borders isn't anti-racism. It's economic suicide."

      Sling your hook: this post isn't about open borders.

      And assuming (over-simplified, of course) that Muslims are the low wage slaves in GC that still doesn't mean it would be okay to bully them or worse beside that.

      Get a 'MUSLIMS RAUS! bumper sticker.

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    7. Nicht mehr rein would do just fine.

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  2. As for me, I'll cling to my guns, Bible, and Anglophobia. :)

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    1. But you're not religious!?!

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    2. Indeed. But I tolerate those who are.

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    3. "But I tolerate those who are."

      Those of the 'right' religion? ;-)

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    4. Bible. Yep. The Koran's a completely different book. :)

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    5. Am I supposed to tolerate Thugees?

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    6. "The Koran's a completely different book. :)"

      There's a lot more overlap between the three holy books than you might thing...

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    7. "Am I supposed to tolerate Thugees?"

      Muslims are Thugees? That's what you're claiming?

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    8. The Thugees were a religion. You seem to believe that all religions are somehow "equal". But the Thugee religion revolved around killing and robbing people, much like the Islamic religion.

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    9. And please, feel free to show me ANY "overlap" between the Bible and Koran.

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  3. btw - FREE TOMMY ROBINSON! Speaking the truth about Islam is now a crime in Britain.

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    1. Robinson basks in the attention though. T'was thus as it is now. They can free this idiot, as far as I'm concerned.

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    2. 'Robinson' and 'truth' do not belong in the same sentence...

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    3. And in Britain, Islam and (anything bad) CAN'T belong in the same sentence.

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    4. Global capital needs its' cheaper foreign workers.

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    5. "And in Britain, Islam and (anything bad) CAN'T belong in the same sentence."

      There's no shortage of very vocal 'critics of Islam' in junior Mordor.

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    6. And much like Tommy Robinson, they're sent to jail.

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    7. ...agin, with anti-racism being the misapplied justification.

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    8. btw - by mentioning Tommy Robinson here, the police can arrest you. Quite a country you live in.

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    9. "And much like Tommy Robinson, they're sent to jail."


      Examples?





      "btw - by mentioning Tommy Robinson here, the police can arrest you."

      Total BS.

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    10. "...again, with anti-racism being the misapplied justification."

      Nope. Read this:

      Contempt of court is a criminal offence that can see people jailed for speeches or publications that create a "substantial risk that the course of justice in the proceedings in question will be seriously impeded or prejudiced".

      Robinson is already under a suspended sentence for committing contempt of court over a gang rape case heard in Canterbury last year.

      Judge Heather Norton handed him a three months imprisonment in May last year but suspended it for 18 months on the condition he did not commit further offences.

      “This is not about free speech, not about the freedom of the press, nor about legitimate journalism, and not about political correctness,” the judge told Robinson at the time

      “It is about justice and ensuring that a trial can be carried out justly and fairly, it’s about being innocent until proven guilty.

      “It is about preserving the integrity of the jury to continue without people being intimidated or being affected by irresponsible and inaccurate ‘reporting’, if that’s what it was.”


      Indie.

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    11. lol! He wasn't arrested for contempt. That would be a different judge. He was arrested for "breach of the peace" on an almost empty street... How does that work? Besides, how can you possibly know anything about this? There's a "news blackout". Spreading the truth about what Tommy was actually sentenced for is a crime in the UK.

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    12. "Spreading the truth about what Tommy was actually sentenced for is a crime in the UK."

      Do let me know when someone actually gets convicted for that.

      I'll wait...

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    13. From your link: (Indie)

      "The leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial.

      Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, both of Beeches Close in Penge, were convicted on several counts of religiously-aggravated harassment following a trial at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court, which heard their actions could have caused rapists to walk free."


      Do you realise just how SERIOUS that is? Huh?

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    14. lol!

      Do you know how serious raping a minor is? Is it THAT serious?

      I simply point to the text YOU quote, "have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial."

      Calling the wrong people "paedophiles" is bad. But IMO, calling out real paedophiles isn't.

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    15. ps - The judge lifted his own order, so your waiting will be "unnecessary".

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  4. Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Whitehall to protest against far-right figurehead Tommy Robinson’s arrest for allegedly breaching the peace outside a Leeds courthouse.

    The area had to be closed to traffic as the group gathered outside Downing Street on Saturday afternoon.

    The demonstration came after the founder of the English Defence League – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was detained by officers while streaming a Facebook live video outside a grooming trial in the West Yorkshire city on Friday morning.

    He currently remains in custody.

    Furious followers, mainly white men, can be heard in videos of the demonstration singing Robinson’s name. Footage shows one man being lifted atop of gates before turning to the crowd and pumping his fist, while others chant “shame on you” to authorities.

    Members of the crowd can be seen holding aloft “#FreeTommy” signs or waving flags, including the St George’s Cross, the Union Jack and the Ukip logo.

    Tommy Robinson fights with masked men outside McDonald's
    At least one protester was seen carrying a 'White Lives Matter' placard. Footage of the demonstration showed some of those present involved in minor scuffles with police.

    The protest later moved to Parliament Square but the Met Police said there had been no arrests. [my emph.]

    Online, meanwhile, some 70,000 people have signed a petition calling for Mr Robinson to be freed.


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    1. If found guilty of these latest charges, he'll do three months of porridge (at least!), no amount of hashtags withstanding.

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    2. Shouldn't the police be charged with breaching the peace by arresting Tommy? There were no riots until AFTER Tommy got arrested. Before Tommy got arrested, the only sound to be heard in the British street were crickets. Or does the UK have a new Pre-Crime unit?

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    3. lol! He'd do 3 months if he'd breached the conditions of his restraining order in the previous offense, which he didn't.

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    4. And Tommy was arrested, charged AND convicted in 4 hours. So much for "due process".

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  5. So Tommy Robinson was never charged with or convicted of a racially motivated crime, despite your heated fantasies of him being a martyr for free speech.

    He does have a long rap-sheet of other offences, because Tommy is such a fine upstanding pillar of society! ;-) He's the kind of guy you really want in your corner...

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    1. Wow, soccer hooliganism totally disqualifies people from future political activism. Who knew?

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    2. ...and the BBC should be ashamed. Pretending that Tommy got arrested for contempt of court. You Brits are the absolute Kings of Fake News. You have been since the old American colony days.

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    3. "...and the BBC should be ashamed. Pretending that Tommy got arrested for contempt of court."

      I didn't have you down as a sore loser, up to now. The BBC and other outlets reported simply what happened. Believing otherwise is to be a conspiracy theorist.

      Tommy's not very smart, committing another offence while enduring a suspended jail term. That's why the 13 months was so harsh.

      Tommy Robinson was never charged with or convicted of a racially motivated crime, despite your heated fantasies of him being a martyr for free speech.

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    4. No, the BBC added 0 to 2 and came up with 4.

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    5. Funny that reporting on Tommy now no longer endangers the trial outcome. Is that perhaps because it never did?

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    6. btw - The judge in the current Tommy Robinson case also stated in Court that Tommy's previous actions and suspended sentence were IRRELEVANT to the current case, so add 10 and 3 and coming up with 13 is just "silly".

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    7. Besides, the same judge that was running the grooming trial is the one who convicted and sentenced Tommy. So much for British judicial "impartiality".

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    8. "Funny that reporting on Tommy now no longer endangers the trial outcome. Is that perhaps because it never did?"

      You're really grasping at straws here. What does reporting on Tommy have to do with the trial?

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    9. "You Brits are the absolute Kings of Fake News."

      A bit rich coming from a guy who voted for Trump, methinks!

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    10. You're really grasping at straws here. What does reporting on Tommy have to do with the trial?

      Ask the judge who was trying both the grooming gang AND Tommy and who sent Tommy to prison and subsequently LIFTED his own order when public outrage over the judge's impetuousness revealed the extent to which the judge had been the fool.

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    11. Noooo... not Douglas Murray! ;-)

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    12. btw - If Tommy's cause wasn't powerful or public before the judge's gag order, imagine its' strength NOW. The WORLD is now on to it.

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    13. ":P"

      That Tommy video was WAY too funny but kindly don't send me ANYMORE of him. :) This self-aggrandising racist imbecile is NOT being silenced (he's not important enough for that), as also Murray seems to believe. But Murray champions any reactionary cause under the sun, including microbes like TR.

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