Author: bilal-cleland

Srebrenica 11 July 1995: The White Genocide

July 11 1995 at Srebrenica, UN peacekeepers opened the way for Serbian Chetnik killers to carry out the murders of some 8000 boys and men whose only crime was their religious affiliation.

The International Criminal Tribunal judge Fouad Riad described the barbarity in these words;
“Thousands of men executed and buried in mass graves, hundreds of men buried alive, men and women mutilated and slaughtered, children killed before their mothers eyes, a grandfather forced to eat the liver of his own grandson. These are truly scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history.”

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Understanding Islamophobia and what to do about it

Lopez discovered that its first uses in print came more than a century ago when, in 1910, two French writers described the experiences of African Muslims under colonial rule using the variation”Islamophobie.”(Lopez 2011).

These usages were iterations of judeophobie (which later became “anti-Semitism”) and xenophobie, or xenophobia.……………….in describing the circumstances of West African Muslims whose lives were governed by an overbearing French mission.

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The Spoiler: White supremacy harnesses the fear factor

Now a similar tactic is being used to harvest the preference votes of the various extreme right wing parties, using fear and hatred of refugees and Muslims as political weapons.

 “Islamism” has replaced Communism as the fear factor.

The preference deals of the various white supremacists or pro-fascist parties in the May 2019 election, show how strongly they oppose the socially inclusive political parties such as the Greens and the ALP.

These splinter parties, all of them supporters of the Liberal-National Coalition, exercised undue influence in the elections, especially in Queensland.

They are taking on the role of the DLP in maintaining conservative rule.

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Anzac commemoration should include Muslim contribution

New Zealand, led by an outstanding Prime Minister, earned the respect of the world with its response to the Christchurch Massacre by a violent white supremacist from Australia. The broadcasting of the azan to the world at the memorial service the Friday after the killing and the frequency with which Maori groups showed their respect for the Muslim community in Australia and New Zealand with their performance of the haka, built strong bonds between the world Muslim community and New Zealand. However, as in most societies, there is a racist and bigoted rump despite the overwhelming compassionate response of...

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The dangerous blindspot in counter terrorism

The Ceska Murders between 2000 and 2007 involved the murders of eight ethnic Turks, an ethnic Greek and a German policewoman.
The case ran for 18 years and the 5 year long trial ended only in 2018 with Beate Zschape of the National Socialist Underground found guilty of 10 counts of racially motivated murder and given a life sentence.
The German police had a blindspot.
As it dealt with Turks, they focused on mafia and drug related crimes. “…the media stereotyped the serial killings as the “Kebab” or “Doner Murders”, even though only one of the victims worked in a food outlet.”

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