Items tagged with: Islamophobia
Two fact-checks on the Notre Dame burning yesterday
1. Misleading tweet by Faith J. Goldy, trying to allege jihadists for arson: Truth Or Fiction?
However, the second tweet received under two dozen shares, while the misleading one was shared thousands of times. Moreover, when screenshots of the tweet migrated to platforms like Facebook, they lacked a live link to the article, the “correction,” and the complete headline which clearly contradicted Goldy’s claims.
Old news stories with headlines that do not specify a timeframe are often weaponized by disinformation purveyors to great effect, as many people cannot or will not read the linked story because of time constraints or a paywall. Newsrooms can avoid this and other pitfalls by changing the headlines on old stories and clearly labeling publishing dates. We detail this and other easy methods for stopping or slowing the spread of weaponized disinformation and corrosive propaganda here.
2. Fabricated low-quality video alleges Muslim of starting fire in Notre Dame: PolitiFact
The 18-second clip shows a man walking in one of the cathedral’s towers not long after the fire started. The video’s caption says: "No workers present at the time that the Notre Dame Cathedral fire started......So who is this guy dressed in Muslim garb??"
The person in the picture isn’t dressed in "Muslim garb" — the person is a firefighter.
The clip was plucked from CNBC’s three-hour livestream of the fire and can be seen around the 42-minute mark.
The clip is from an authentic media live stream of the Notre Dame fire, but displays a lower-quality and cropped version that doesn’t allow the viewer to clearly see it was a firefighter. The clip also doesn’t last long enough to show other firefighters who show up in the same area moments later, and is cropped to omit the water hoses being used to fight the fire.
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Backlash after Ilhan Omar-9/11 reference grows
The video Drumpf retweeted on Friday pulls a snippet of Omar's recent speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in which she described the 2001 attack on New York's World Trade Center as "some people did something" and includes news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the Twin Towers.Remember: This is like sending Trump death threats after he failed to fully punish the attacker at the Unite The Right rallye. It didn't happen. Why? Because left-wingers follow by a codex of minimum decency. The right fails to grow this certain amount of decency. Therefore, Ms. Omar's life is threatened by now.
The Muslim politician also tweeted a quote from former President George W Bush, who said days after the attacks: "The people - and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!"They knocked them down. You couldn't find a more misplaced expression to a terrorist attack than this one. I'm impressed those wanna-be Conservatives ran after him for having ridiculised this attack already. It must be because he invaded the Middle East shortly after, and - of course - because he's a white Christian man.
"Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?" Omar tweeted. "What if he was a Muslim."
Javier Munoz, star of the Broadway hit Hamilton, also hit back at Drumpf, saying "it's absolutely NOT normal to demonise" Omar with "anti-Muslim rhetoric", while Ibram X Kendi, a professor at the American University, said anyone who did not stand with Omar "stands with Islamophobia, with racism, with politicians deploying lies to inflame racial and religious terror in the country".
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On what is going to affect India's general election's outcome
Hindus comprise about 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people, so the BJP is invoking its Hindu nationalist roots, with Modi at the forefront against the threat of Pakistan, India’s Muslim-majority archrival.
Voting will take place in seven phases over six weeks beginning Thursday. Nearly 900 million people, including 15.9 million first-time voters, are eligible to cast ballots in the world’s largest democratic exercise. Around a million polling stations will be set up, and voters will choose 543 members of the Lower House of Parliament.
But anti-Muslim sentiment in India has become more common and more violent since the BJP came to power in 2014. At least three dozen Muslims have been lynched by self-styled Hindu vigilante groups or mobs on suspicion of illegally moving cows, sacred to Hindus, or eating beef, according to Human Rights Watch.
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Is Israel moving towards the far right wing?
In fact, just last May, Israel passed a nation-state law, which ended once and for all, any supposed confusion about Israel's identity. The new law openly declared Israel as "the nation state of the Jewish people", completely disregarding the Palestinian people and marginalising their rights, culture, language and history.Ehhh.... Ok?...
Camus, himself, has expressed his admiration for Israel on a number of occasions. In December 2017, after Donald Drumpf moved the US embassy to Jerusalem, he tweeted: "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Israel is a model of resistance. We must make Europe a greater Israel".
"There is nothing wrong with preserving our own Judeo-Christian civilization. That is our duty […] Look at Israel, learn from Israel; Israel is an island in a sea of Islamic barbarism. Israel is a beacon of freedom and prosperity in a region of Islamic darkness. Israel refuses to be overrun by jihadists. So should we."
Both Wilders and Robinson have received money from the pro-Israel think-tank, the Middle East Forum, to offset their legal costs after they were charged with incitement of hate against Muslims.
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On the viral meme that distorts Quran verses (in relation to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D - MN))
The interpretations of nine verses from the Quran that the meme includes were made by one of the founders of the site, who describes himself as a freelance writer, not a religious scholar. In total, he had offered 36 reinterpretations of verses from the Quran. Several of them have been repeated in online publications since then, illustrating how misinformation persists for years and spreads online.
Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was persecuted, at least in part, for his religious message and had to flee his home in Mecca for the nearby town of Medina. There, he and his followers remained in conflict with the Meccans, and those struggles are referenced in the Quran.
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Remember Noël Godin ? That guy here started an "Internationale" of comedic anarchists looking around for the worst pieces of shit and shoving a pie in their faces, fun stuff.
#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
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I post every day meme about anarchy and other cool stuff.
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Indonesia intends to ban AUS Sen. Fraser Anning to enter
”As I condemned the terrorist acts in two mosques in Christchurch, I also strongly condemned the official statement of Senator Fraser Anning of Queensland who basically assumed that terrorism against mosques was a price worth paying [by]Muslims and that Islam is an 'ideology of violence',” Charles said on Saturday evening.
An Indonesian national identified as Lilik Abdul Hamid was killed when a gunman opened fire during Friday prayers at the mosques in Christchurch. Two other Indonesians were injured. A right-wing Australian extremist, identified as Brenton Tarrant, has been arrested in connection with the attack. (ipa)
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Donald Trump not a white supremascist, says acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney
Wallace asked if Drumpf has considered making a major speech “condemning anti-Muslim, white supremacist bigotry?” because of the criticism he has faced.
“The president is not a white supremacist. I’m not sure how many times we have to say that,” Mulvaney replied.
This doesn't answer the question, though; when is Trump going to speak out decidedly against racism, Islamophobia, bigotry and discrimination of minorities? When?
“And to simply ask the question every time something happens overseas or even domestically, to say, ‘oh my goodness, it must somehow be the president’s fault,’ speaks to a politicization of everything that I think is undermining sort of the institutions that we have in the country today,” Mulvaney added.
No-one said that (explicitly). It was just asked whether Trump is ever going to speak out against these evil-doers, when he is ever going to speak out against the aforementioned causes of such some tragedies. So far, he rather embraced those murderers rather than punishing them verbally; he rather fuels their hatred and grants them justification rather than joining the frontier to declare them as problems rather than the solution.
“When he calls all Muslims terrorists, Mexicans rapists, African Americans criminals, he begins to judge people … based on race, creed, color, nation of origin, sexual orientation,” the Democrat said.
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White supremascist Brenton Tarrant described mentalls ound by attorney
"The way he presented was rational and someone who was not suffering any mental disability. That's how he appeared. He seemed to understand what was going on," he said.
New Zealand, a country of only five million people, has an estimated 1.5 million firearms. The minimum age for a gun license is 16, and 18 to own a semi-automatic weapon.
"This man wrote in his manifesto that the purpose of using a firearm was to divide us," Tipple said. "If we allow him to make changes in our ideology, in our behaviour, he's won."
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Teenager smashed egg on AUS Sen. Frasier, police investigates
Video circulating on social media shows a man holding the teenager in a headlock while a man can be heard telling him: "You are nothing but a weak human f--king being, you prick."
"Having seen that footage I instructed that our people examine the whole of that footage with the relevance to whether any assault charges be laid [against]anyone in that footage that may have committed an offence, not only from that first egging incident, but then everything that followed on from that," Mr Ashton said.
Last year, Mr Erikson was convicted of inciting serious contempt against Muslims, over a mock beheading he staged in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo in 2015.
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Donald Trump Jr. defends Chelsea Clinton in standoff with NYU student on islamophobic comments
“I’m so sorry,” she said. “Certainly it was never my intention. I do believe words matter.”
Still, the student persisted in dressing down Clinton, claiming the shootings were “stoked by people like you.”
While it’s unclear which statements the student was referring, the exchange subsequently prompted a series of reactions on Twitter, including one from Drumpf Jr. who called it “sickening.”
Instead, he contended that he didn’t see white nationalism as much of an issue, speculating that the issue lies within “a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess.”
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On the Christchurch shooting and its causes
The shooter says he carried out the attack for “my people,” because he believes that Muslim migration to European countries constitutes an “invasion” for which he wished to exact revenge. But he also included a number of ironic tropes intended to signal to his in-group and obscure what he was thinking to the out-group, only widening the cultural gulf between the two.
_The gleeful cruelty of the alt-right’s shposting in 2016, for instance, fooled mainstream journalists who couldn’t imagine people being glib about death threats or ethnostate advocacy. Their defensive and outraged reactions to something ostensibly ironic fueled the thing they were trying to stamp out. Shposting is ironic, vacuous. But it can also conceal something darker, as the apparent shooter’s 8chan post reveals: “Well lads, it’s time to stop sh**posting and time to make a real life effort post.”_
To say that it was meant ironic in any way, what those people are posting, is still relativising their thinking, their ideology. They desensitize themselves, mocking victims of shootings and such. It's one way of appreciating it, in the darkest ideological way. Sites like 8chan are a pit of fascists and other likewise scum.
We should be able to condemn the evil ideology he represents while also being careful not to accidentally become vectors of it ourselves — whether that means uncritically sharing a manifesto, or unwittingly behaving as the shooter anticipated, or unduly attributing to it any special power, any undeserved mysteriousness.
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New Zealand Shooter & Christchurch Mosques: Mass Murderer Is an Online Troll | National Review
Jeanine Pirro expelled from Fox News after islamophobic comments
Pirro has not said anything about taking a vacation. She hasn't tweeted since last weekend. All together, the circumstances suggest that she has been suspended by Fox in the wake of her comments.
At the same time, there is no indication that she has been fired from Fox. She is one of the network's highest-rated weekend hosts, well known for her vehement defenses of President Drumpf and attacks against his perceived enemies.
Among many other critics, a Fox News staffer pushed back on Pirro's statements. Hufsa Kamal, a producer on Fox's "Special Report with Bret Baier," tweeted: "@JudgeJeanine can you stop spreading this false narrative that somehow Muslims hate America or women who wear a hijab aren't American enough? You have Muslims working at the same network you do, including myself."
I actually wonder how a man like him, of his belief, is able to work for this channel. I mean, among this one incident that included islamophobia, this entire broadcasting service is a whole mess of spreading hatred against minorities, also the regular channel of the man who called mainly islamic countries shitholes. I wonder how he can stand it. Does his reason include a regular payment?
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