Muslims in the West, Islamophobia, Islamofascism!

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Rescue crews tend to the injured in the intersection outside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California in this still image taken from video December 2, 2015. REUTERS/ via Reuters

Days after the killings of fourteen people in a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and other Muslim organisations in the US are steadily beating the drum of Muslim victimisation. They are giving voice to the fear and loathing that Muslims feel in the US and elsewhere. On the other… Read more »

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Islamic State owes Donald Trump a debt of gratitude

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Donald Trump likes to instigate controversy and keep media attention focused on his campaign for president. In a speech on Dec. 7, Trump, who is leading national polls for the Republican nomination, shocked the world when he called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” — until American leaders “can… Read more »

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The moral off switch

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I remember the exact instant I realised that my morality had an “off” switch. I was an administrator at a night school, which was in a dangerous neighbourhood. I stepped outside to take my break and enjoy the evening air. As I leaned against a wall, a man in his 30s approached me, and demanded… Read more »

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