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An excellent expose by CAIR-Chicago Anti-Hate Center of Steven Emerson, a leading Islamophobe and his attempts to cast aspersions on American Muslims and in this case Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham.

Career Hatemonger Steven Emerson Enraged by CAIR-Chicago’s Positive Social Engagement

Notorious Islamophobe Steven Emerson is at it again.

This time the source of his wrath is Christina Abraham, CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director.

In a hit piece entitled, “Is This Who We Want Representing U.S. Interests Abroad?” published on his fluff website, “The Investigative Project on Terrorism,” Emerson shows once again why his website had better be called, “The Investigative Project on Mainstream American Muslim Organizations.”

The simple fact is that while Emerson desperately tries to run himself off as a “terrorism expert,” a cursory view of his website quickly reveals that, all too-often, the targets of his so-called investigations and reports are not terrorist groups but mainstream American Muslim organizations like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. (more…)

“And we shall surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return’” (The Glorious Quran, 2:155-56)

We see the complicity of our own American empire in every aspect of this massacre and disproportionate and excessive use of power by the Israeli state. The F-16’s are produced here in the US and Condoleeza Rice has stated, “We strongly condemn the repeated rocket and mortar attacks against Israel and hold Hamas responsible for breaking the ceasefire and for the renewal of violence there.” The collusion between power and the shamelessness with which they lie and distort is politics as usual for the Imperial Empire.  The Gazans are mere fodder for their thousand pound bombs. The values of the Western states complicit in this Israeli state terror are Machivellian cynics whose morality is only to hold to power at all costs.

20081214202120924734_511This journalist, Muntadar Al-Zeidi of Al-Baghdadiya TV is currently the hero of Iraq. He threw shoes at one of the most vile warmongers in recent memory. Millions have died and millions more will die in the future because of this man’s stupidity. “This is a farewell kiss you son of a dog.” This is going to be a famous quote!

holy-land1By MT Akbar

http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/57291

In the most recent episode of the drama surrounding the HLF case we witnessed one of the greatest miscarriages of justice that we’ve seen in a very long time in America. In a relentless hunt to seek victories after the attacks of 9/11 against “terrorism”, the now lame duck government of George W. Bush headed by the “Justice Department” sought convictions at any cost against the HLF.

The politicized nature of this trial is obvious from the outset. Even before any charges or prosecutions, George W. Bush went in front of the American public in a White House press conference in which he declared that HLF was a front organization for Hamas. This was proven false as later the FBI admitted that they never found any evidence connecting HLF to Hamas. Instead what they later claimed was that the HLF was helping charities that were somehow associated with Hamas. (more…)

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I’ve been having a discussion on Islam, democracy, and some other subjects on sister Gess‘s website, at the same time I picked up a book by Professor Cornel West, “Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism” that I borrowed from a good friend. 

images11Professor Cornel West is one of the very visible liberal popular public intellectuals who appears on many forums discussing various subjects mostly in regards to race, theology, philosophy and history.  I have watched a few of his lectures and I find much that is compelling and engaging but also some ideas that give me pause and seem to contradict his own methodologies and principles.  So I viewed this opportunity to read his book as a way to get a better knowledge of where he is coming from, what he has to say and what solutions he is advocating.

The book is about the importance of Democracy “matters” (used as both a noun and a verb), threats to Democracy matters both in America and around the world, the need to reinvigorate Democratic forces interlaced with historical background and shared experiences.  West declares that there are three nihilisms at work in American Democracy that need to be overcome: Evangelical nihilism, paternalistic nihilism, and sentimental nihilism. (more…)

Joey, I know you ran two unsucessful bids to be the republican representative of your district but maybe you can be McCains new mascot Joe “the terrorist supporting Kahanist.”

Joey “Kahane” Kaufman says in reply to my exposing his terrorist connections:

I’ll say it again, in clear terms. I am not a follower of Kahane, nor have I ever supported any of the groups he is affiliated with. That includes Kahane Chai, Kach and the JDL. Your articles calling me a Kahanist are lies.
But what is not a lie is that you have been involved in a group that has direct ties to Hamas, that being CAIR. What is not a lie is that CAIR is currently named as a co-conspirator for a federal trial in Dallas, Texas dealing with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas.
What is not a lie is that you have used your blog to defend Al-Qaeda terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, and you have called co-conspirator of the HLF trial Jamal Said “an esteemed local Imam.”
It was the U.S. Justice Department that named CAIR and Jamal Said as co-conspirators, albeit “unindicted co-conspirators,” not me. You are upset that I speak out against groups like CAIR and ISNA, but why shouldn’t I, when the U.S. government is making the clear case that these groups are involved in nefarious activities?
But that’s why you and a number of CAIR ops mention Kahane with me – to discredit me.
Those are not lies. They are facts. And of course, there are many more that I did not list, such as your support for co-conspirator Siraj Wahhaj and Tariq Ramadan, who has been locked out of the U.S.
But what you wrote is unambiguously a lie.
Joe Kaufman

Joey, you are an unrepentant follower of Kahane as your attempts at deflection, projection and ad hominem attacks in your reply clearly reveals. You seem to revel in hypocrisy and lies, but you aren’t even good at that. The evidence stands for it self.

It is clear that you can’t bring yourself to condemn a terrorist such as Kahane and his organization. You eulogized him after his death! Someone who advocated genocide, who advocated a Biblical theocracy through violence, who called for the expulsion of all Palestinians from not only Israel but the Palestinian territories by force – you saw the need to eulogize and extol.

Let us further analyze the article you wrote in praise of Kahane. The article itself was titled “A Kahane Legacy Lost” which doesn’t indicate disapproval but rather support. It sounds like a sense of sadness and despair at the passing of one of the vilest demagogues of the 20th century, the same as if some one were to eulogize a white supremacist. In it you describe your admiration for Kahane as you state:

“I never did get that chance to see him, though. He was murdered seventeen days before the event…I recall seeing one of my fellow JSU members crying, after hearing about this. I couldn’t believe that a person that I knew so little about…could elicit such feelings in someone… at least someone that wasn’t related or even a friend of the family! But I soon learned otherwise, as I watched the film that was shown in Kahane’s place. It was a film of a speech that he had given previously, and I cannot describe to you properly just how moving it was!” (Emphasis added) (“A Kahane Legacy Lost,” JDL Forums)

This wasn’t terribly long ago Joey as you yourself posted this Jan 2, 2001 on the discussion forum for the terrorist organization JDL. (more…)

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