The Daily Beast: “Michael Brown, Gaza, And Muslim Americans

Muslim Americans are being urged to overcome their own racism to stand against law enforcement and with protesters in the Ferguson, Mo shooting case. Even so far as to liken it to Gaza. Muslim writer Dean Obeidalla writes for The Daily Beast:

“It’s never been exactly cozy between American Muslims and African Americans. But with Ferguson—and Gaza—that’s changing.

The Muslim-American community of which I’m part hasn’t been great in standing up with and for African Americans. A lack of empathy and racism are the main culprits. What makes this especially astonishing is that 30 percent of the Muslim-American population is African-American. You would think that there would be natural alliances, but that hasn’t been the case. At least not up until now.

The shooting of Michael Brown and the heavy-handed response by the police that followed has struck a nerve among Muslims. It has motivated American-Muslim leaders to speak out publicly in ways we hadn’t seen before on police misconduct directed against African Americans.

Why? A few reasons. But one that can’t be discounted is Gaza. More specifically, young Palestinians who commented on Twitter about the shooting of Michael Brown drew direct connections between the two.

For example, Inas Safadi, a Palestinian living in Gaza, tweeted: “Revolution of#Ferguson, can’t be prouder of these people who won’t let their son’s blood go for nothing #MikeBrown.” Another tweeted a photo of himself holding a sign that read, “The Palestinian people know what means to be shot while unarmed for your ethnicity” #Ferguson #justice.”

Other Palestinians, including a doctor, even offered advice via Twitter to the protesters in Ferguson on how to deal with the tear gas being fired at them based on their own experiences with Israeli security forces. Comments included, “Don’t keep much distance from the police, if you’re close to them they can’t tear gas. To#Ferguson from #Palestine.” Another tweeted: “Always make sure to run against the wind/to keep calm when you’re teargased, the pain will pass, don’t rub your eyes! #Ferguson Solidarity.”

CAIR and ISNA are jumping into the fray:

“The St. Louis Chapter of the Council on America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sent a letter to the Brown family signed by the leaders of the 18 Islamic Centers in the area representing more than 100,000 Muslims. In it, they expressed their condolences and called for justice, noting: “We know that unarmed black men are killed at an alarming rate in this country.”

and “ISNA, another prominent Muslim-American organization, released a statement on August 13 calling for a federal investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown. The group also demanded justice for other unarmed black men recently killed by law enforcement..”

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“DOD Counters Internet Posts on Religion Issue”

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There is virtually nothing about our government that I trust.  That said, the controversy last week from a Fox News article about the Pentagon and religion had one problem for me – I could not vet the quotes attributed to Pentagon spokesmen though there were plenty of links to the majority of the other quotes in the piece.  Finally today, navigating this ever interesting internet matrix I came upon a DOD statement from yesterday, and an article by Philip Gray, Military affairs reporter for The Leaf Chronicle.  Considering the issue is our military, religion, freedom of speech, I thought there would be others interested and thus this post.

The DOD statement below needs to be read considering the controversy that erupted this past week over this Fox News article – Pentagon: Religious Proselytizing is Not Permitted – which begins – Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the…

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Islamic Society Of North America (ISNA) & Brady Campaign Join To Oppose The Second Amendment


Socialism is not the Answer


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Gun control is exactly what Muslim Brotherhood groups and jihadist  organizations like ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) need in order to  achieve their conquest over the United States and the Constitution.

ISNA was named an unindicted co-conspirator and Muslim Brotherhood proxy in  the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history, the Holy Land  Foundation trial. According to an internal captured document their  state goal is to “eliminate and destroy Western civilization and  sabotage its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers, so  that it is eliminated, and God’s religion is made victorious over all other  religions.” … work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in  eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within …


The following is based on an internal Muslim Brotherhood document released as  a government exhibit in the case of the United States v. Holy Land…

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The financial affairs of the Tsarnaev brothers


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Here’s a rundown of information available so far about Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s financial situations:


  • U.S. Newsreports that “The larger Tsarnaev family ended up living on public assistance in Cambridge, Mass,” which in context of the article was probably around 2010.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a $2,500 scholarship from the city of Cambridge in May 2011 to pursue higher education.
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev was unemployed, but his wife, Katherine Russell, was working long hours as a home health care aide.  During their last conversation, Tamerlan told his uncle that he fixes cars, but he did not say whether he was earning wages.
  • Patimat Suleimanova, the Tsarnaev brothers’ aunt, said that “the brothers had stumbled upon money problems” in 2012, and that their father Anzor Tsarnaev “would send money from here when he could.”
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev withdrew $800 from Bank of America an ATM card stolen from the Tsarnaev’s carjacking victim…

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Canada: Islamic Terrorists Planned To Kill As Many As Possible, ‘It Was Meant To Be Spectacular And There Would Have Been A Lot Of Carnage’


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“I have been made victorious with terror” – The ‘Prophet’ Of Islam, Mohammed (Al Bukhari Hadith 2977)

Qur’an Sura 33:21, “Indeed in Allah’s Messenger (Mohammad) you have an excellent example to follow for him who hopes in (meeting with) Allah and the Last Day…”

By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “These noble warriors of Islam hoped to sow even more death and destruction than they have already sown. Meanwhile, Muslim communities in the U.S. and Canada say they condemn such jihad activities, yet have nary a single program to teach against this understanding of Islam that they ostensibly reject and abhor. Authorities don’t seem to mind, and after jihad attacks or jihad plots like this one rush to prevent a never-appearing ‘backlash’ rather than call these Muslim communities to account. And so we will see many more such jihad plots.

It was meant to be spectacular and…

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