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Recently, queer anti-Zionist activist Professor Judith Butler wrote against false accusations of anti-Semitism. She presented herself as defending a Jewish ethical tradition that taught her to not remain silent in the face of injustice and to respond to the suffering of others.
Reverend Dr. Nancy Steeves, whose partner Dr. Dawn Waring just left for Bethlehem to support Palestinians and Israelis working for peace, has asserted that the Judeo-Christian tradition strongly values justice. In a similar vein, queer Muslims assert that the Qur'an emphasizes overcoming one's hatred to be just to others, even if that means going against oneself or one's family.
Many queer activists rise above their circumstances and assert their voice for justice that is not limited to LGBT issues. Belonging to a vulnerable minority, they understand prejudice and can empathize with "others." No wonder, many are outspoken activists on a whole array of social justice issues.
Dr. Butler, among other issues, has highlighted the plight of Turkish transgendered people, human rights violations in Guantanamo Bay, police violence and racial discrimination in the U.S. and anti-Semitism in Germany.
Likewise, queer Muslim activists, despite facing immense prejudice, continue their work quietly and with dignity. Their work ends up helping the very Muslim communities that so strongly shun them.
Such activists not only face social ostracism from conservative Muslim communities but at times also experience strong condemnation from others. In 2009, El Farouk Khaki experienced immense pressure and condemnation when he spoke at a Queers against Israeli Apartheid event.
Regardless, he speaks out on many issues including multiculturalism, racism and religious and racial profiling in the war on terror. His work on refuge protection includes representing marginalized groups like people living with AIDS and women fleeing domestic violence.
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There is an interesting film
A Jihad for Love 2007 NR 80 minutes
In the Name of Allah
ocumenting the quandary of gay Muslims via the perspective of subjects from countries such as India, Iran and Turkey, director Parvez Sharma chronicles their struggles to square their sexual orientation with their faith, which forbids homosexuality. Relating their compelling tales to the camera, the subjects (most expatriates) cling to their Islamic ideals in the face of a sharia interpretation that imposes the death penalty for homosexual acts.
It's available on Netflix and is extremely informative about the dangers Queer Muslims face.http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/junaid-jahangir/queer-muslims_b_1844873.html
9 months ago
George Galloway talking about how the Brits gave Israel Palestinian territories
http://youtu.be/Sk9C_5CICiUGeorge Galloway talking about how the Brits gave Israel Palestinian territories... more
Dior has suspended its British creative director John Galliano over claims he racially abused a couple in a Paris restaurant.Galliano was briefly detained last night after the couple accused him of making anti-Semitic remarks. He also allegedly traded slaps with them.A lawyer for the 50-year-old designer said he denied the allegations.Police said the designer had drunk the equivalent of up to two bottles of wine.Dior said it had "zero tolerance towards any anti-Semitic or racist words or behaviour".Making anti-Semitic remarks is punishable by up to six months in prison in France.Galliano took over the creative helm at the company in 1996.He has been awarded the title of British Fashion Designer of the Year on four occasions.Thursday night's incident is believed to have occurred on a cafe terrace in the Marais district, which has historic associations with the Jewish community and with the gay community in more recent years.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12578753Dior has suspended its British creative director John Galliano over claims he racially... more
A total false flag case again. The shooting attack in Mumbai began in the Nariman House, the only building in Bombay owned by Israelis.A total false flag case again. The shooting attack in Mumbai began in the Nariman... more
This past few months, over 28 Million DVD's with a message of hate against Muslims was distributed as advertising supplements in Newspapers and in the US mail, mostly in "swing" states (states with no clear polling preference for President).
The purpose of the "Obsession" DVD was to inspire hate against Muslims, instill fear in voters and sway the election (presumably against Barack Obama, who is being "accused" of being Muslim, as if that were a criminal act, and not simply a religious affiliation), and make it easier for people to support more war in the Middle East. While this campaign seems to have had little impact on the Presidential election, we still need to take a stand against hate.
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and.... Protest at the Chicago "AIPAC National Summit" this October 25-27... More here
AIPAC LOSES on Resolution (H Con Res 362) that essentially supported a naval blockade of Iran. Resolution shelved. Big victory for antiwar organizations
AIPAC, or the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, describes itself as the most important organization affecting the U.S. relationship with Israel. With a budget of $65 million, and membership now standing at over 100,000, it is no wonder that congressional staffers consider it one of the most powerful and effective lobbies on Capitol Hill.
Once a year, AIPAC holds its annual conference in Washington DC. This May it was attended by over 5,000 participants. Its annual policy conference is one of Washington’s largest gatherings of lawmakers, topped only by the President’s State of the Union address. Guests this year included two-thirds of the House, half the Senate, and Vice President Richard Cheney.
Only rarely is a critical word uttered among politicians regarding AIPAC and its associates that support unjust and aggressive (and disastrous) U.S. policies toward the peoples of the Middle East. We aim to change that.
For too long, policies that support Israeli militarism and occupation have gone unchallenged. Political voices raising even minor disagreements with prevailing policies are silenced or subject to campaigns of intimidation. We must open the door to full debate regarding U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. policy with other countries in the region.
These pages will examine how AIPAC and related institutions (usually collectively known as the "Israel Lobby") support a dangerous status quo, including AIPAC's support for U.S. military aid to Israel, which amounts to over $3 billion per year. We will examine its support for even the worst of Israeli policies, and its support for further U.S. military action in the region.
We will provide resources to counter AIPAC initiatives before Congress, such as the current legislation in Congress to punish the Palestinian people. You will hear many voices and listen to the debate among those who want U.S. policy to change but differ on how influential the "Israel Lobby" really is in formulating that policy.
Most importantly, we will serve as a resource for people organizing actions to challenge the status quo. We believe that changing U.S. policy is really the bottom line. The people of the United States, and the people of the world, deserve better than policies of endless war, occupation, and support for dispossession of the Palestinian people. We the people want a policy based on fairness and mutual respect. Therefore, we welcome the participation of those who want a U.S. foreign policy based on adherence to international law and support for human rights for everyone.
This past few months, over 28 Million DVD's with a message of hate against... more
Three Jewish teens were attacked by a group of Muslim African immigrants in Paris on Saturday evening, a French police spokeswoman said yesterday. The Jewish teens, ages 17 and 18, who have been identified as Dan Nebet, Kevin Bitan and David Boaziz, are leaders of the Bnei Akiva youth group in Paris' 19th District.
Thiery Nebet, Dan's father, told Haaretz over the phone that according to what his son had said, as they were walking down the street, "Four or five Arabs of African origin started to throw walnuts at Kevin. When he went up to them to ask them why they did it, they surrounded him and knocked him down. Dan and David moved in and very quickly more Arabs joined in and started to beat the three with their fists and with chains."
The Jewish teens were hospitalized, one with a broken nose and jaw and all three with bruises, and filed a police report after their release. Police opened an investigation and are looking for the Muslim teenagers allegedly responsible for the attacks.
According to the chairman of the Jewish Students Union in France, Raphael Haddad, barrages of stones were thrown at the three teens during the attack. Haddad also said the incident occured on Petit Street in the 19th District, not far from where a 17-year-old Jewish youth was attacked and seriously injured by immigrants on June 21.
The attack is one of a long series of racial attacks in Europe in general and in France in particular. France has Western Europe's largest population of both Jews and Muslims.
The assault was condemned by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and was described by Jewish organizations as an act of anti-Semitism.
The Jewish Agency's envoy in Paris, Rafi Zaush, told Army Radio that attacks in the 19th District are common but most incidents are less violent and therefore not reported by the media. The French ministerial committee to fight racism and anti-Semitism showed concern over the incidents in the 19th District and turned to the mayor, requesting he beef up police presence ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
The French Ministry of the Interior confirmed that the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism, saying the incident ended with relatively little damage.
According to Thiery Nebet a large number of Jews live in the 19th District and, "The atmosphere here is difficult. Now I need to protect our sons so they will not talk a great deal, because that is what we were told by the community's security people. This time it was my son; it can be anyone. The Jews want to live in peace but it's impossible with the Arabs here. We go around with a skullcap and that bothers them, but we don't care. If we have to take off our skullcaps to live better, it's better to leave now."
Benjamin Touati, head of the French desk of World Bnei Akiva, said yesterday: "The situation is very worrisome. One hundred meters from the place of the attack is a Habad school with 1800 female students." Three Jewish teens were attacked by a group of Muslim African immigrants in Paris on... more
Channel 4's documentary 'Dispatches / Undercover Mosque: The Return', which first aired on Monday, 1st September, claims anti-Semitism and homophobia are being preached at a leading British mosque.
"A female reporter attends prayer meetings at an important British mosque which claims to be dedicated to moderation and dialogue with other faiths." said Channel 4. "She secretly films shocking sermons given to the women-only congregation in which female preachers recite extremist and intolerant beliefs. As hundreds of women and some children come to pray, a preacher calls for adulterers, homosexuals, women who act like men and Muslim converts to other faiths to be killed, saying: "Kill him, kill him. You have to kill him, you understand. This is Islam.""
The programme will also feature Muslims and Islamic academics who reject and condemn these teachings of intolerance and segregation and warn of the impact this version of Islam is having on British society.
In May Channel 4 and independent film maker Hard Cash accepted damages and an apology at the High Court following a row over the original Undercover Mosque documentary, broadcast in January 2007. The Dispatches programme showed preacher Abu Usamah at Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham calling for gay people to be executed.Channel 4's documentary 'Dispatches / Undercover Mosque: The Return',... more
Chelsea Football Club is committed to stamping out Anti-Semitism. For Sundays game against Tottenham Hotspurs (Yid Army) there will increased police surveillance inside Stamford Bridge
More at http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~1379314,00.htmlChelsea Football Club is committed to stamping out Anti-Semitism. For Sundays game... more
French prosecutors have opened an investigation after T-shirts carrying anti-Semitic slogans were seen on sale in a shop in Paris.
The tops carried slogans in German and Polish that translate as "Jews forbidden from entering the park".
They were reproduced from Nazi signs from 1940 that targeted the Jewish community in the Polish town of Lodz.
Some 95% of more than 200,000 Jewish people there would die in concentration camps during World War II.
The sales assistant at the Parisian store, in the Belleville district, said one person had bought five of the grey, sleeveless garments for about 18 euros ($27) each.
She said she did not understand what the inscription meant.
The neighbourhood of Belleville in eastern Paris has been the site of ongoing scuffles between groups of Jewish youngsters and youths of North African origin.
France has one of the largest Jewish communities outside Israel, numbering about half a million people. French prosecutors have opened an investigation after T-shirts carrying anti-Semitic... more
Neither Black September, a Palestinian terrorist group with ties to Fatah, nor incompetence on the part of German authorities was responsible for the murder of 11 Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympic Games on September 5, 1972; rather, according to a German sports historian, the athletes sacrificed themselves voluntarily.
The Israeli Embassy in Berlin has demanded that German politicians take action against University of Göttingen professor Arnd Kruger, whose alleged anti-Semitic lecture has created a public row.
Der Spiegel's Web site reported Saturday that Kruger, director of the Institute for Sport Studies in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, had said the murdered Israeli athletes had prior knowledge of the planned massacre and consciously decided to stay at the Olympic village to sacrifice themselves for the Jewish state. Kruger supported his martyr theory by saying there is a "different perception of the human body" in Israel compared with other industrialized nations. He also said that "Israel is trying to prevent at all costs living with disabilities" and had a higher abortion rate than other Western countries.
At the Munich Olympics, terrorists associated with the Black September group killed two members of the Israeli team and took nine hostage. The group demanded that Israel release hundreds of Palestinians security prisoners in exchange for the hostages.
The Palestinian terrorists eventually murdered all of the athletes and coaches, and a German policeman. Lax security in the Olympic village and German police incompetence are typically cited as the main contributors to the deaths of the athletes. Neither Black September, a Palestinian terrorist group with ties to Fatah, nor... more
Are you an unintentional anti-Semite? The US State Department's "Office of Global Anti-Semitism" warns not just of conscious, intentional anti-Semitism but of another lurking form of potential bigotry: unintentional anti-Semitism.
According to our government, this consists of criticisms of Israel which, though true, might be manipulated by others to Israel's detriment. To avoid assisting Israel's enemies, the state department recommends that every comment about Israel (including its leaders and military) first be scrutinized for whether it could put Israel in a bad light. If so, it shouldn't be said. Only then can we consider ourselves both consciously and unconsciously free from anti-Semitism.
Are you an unintentional anti-Semite? The US State Department's "Office of... more
Anti-Semitic death threats have been sent to Avram Grant, the Israeli manager of Chelsea Football Club, in a package containing a white powder. Death threats have also been made against his wife, Tzofit.Anti-Semitic death threats have been sent to Avram Grant, the Israeli manager of... more