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Response to Yorktown (Reply #197)

Sat May 9, 2015, 03:02 AM

198. Fair lick of the lino, cobber!

1. In response to someone who'd settled in with a few posts telling us we were disrespecting Republicans if we insulted them, I replied by asking what that had to do with insulting minority groups. There's nothing in there saying if anyone should or shouldn't...

2. I didn't realise there was some in-thread rule where we must only talk about the religious loonies that you agree to discussing. You said in a post in a thread that's about freedom of speech in America, 'Your posture is an insult to all the great majority of muslims which lives under the boot of the fundamentalists.' I quite correctly pointed out that the only fundies that American Muslims have to worry about living under the boot of is the Religious Right and through them the Republicans.

3. Yeah, strangely enough when talking about Islamophobia, I really don't care who knows more about Iranians who migrated to the US after the Revolution. Especially when they're used as some sort of excuse for why the Religious Right don't hate Muslims. And that's because Islamophobia didn't really exist in the US until after 9/11.

Here's an overview of Islamophobia in the US for you to read:

Anti-Muslim hate groups are a relatively new phenomenon in the United States, most of them appearing in the aftermath of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Earlier anti-Muslim groups tended to be religious in orientation and disputed Islamís status as a respectable religion.

All anti-Muslim hate groups exhibit extreme hostility toward Muslims. The organizations portray those who worship Islam as fundamentally alien and attribute to its followers an inherent set of negative traits. Muslims are depicted as irrational, intolerant and violent, and their faith is frequently depicted as sanctioning pedophilia, marital rape and child marriage.

These groups also typically hold conspiratorial views regarding the inherent danger to America posed by its Muslim-American community. Muslims are depicted as a fifth column intent on undermining and eventually replacing American democracy and Western civilization with Islamic despotism. Anti-Muslim hate groups allege that Muslims are trying to subvert the rule of law by imposing on Americans their own Islamic legal system, Shariah law.

Anti-Muslim hate groups also broadly defame Islam, which they tend to treat as a monolithic and evil religion. These groups generally hold that Islam has no values in common with other cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent political ideology rather than a religion.

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/anti-muslim


Yr over and out? I forgot to remind you over half an hour ago that while it's getting close to Beer o'clock here, it's Draw A Mohammed o'clock over there. If you rush you can still make it!

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