Naturally, I was aware that things I write may be used by individuals who I do not necessarily agree with. For example, something I wrote was once used by a Zionist Israeli politician. I wouldn't of minded this so much if they hadn't plagiarized my words without attribution. But, politicians, what else can you expect from them? What eventually did prompt some "soul searching" was when I noticed my work being linked to and used by white supremacists on stormfront.org and other similar sites. The reason I started writing about Islam was in solidarity for the millions of voiceless individuals who are relentlessly persecuted by its adherents. It was certainly not to be in league with right-wing white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Partly in response to this soul searching, I created this blog. Keeping it within the framework of a site critical of Islam, I have used it at times as a platform to denounce the BNP (something that hasn't stopped their moronic supporters from linking to it), voice my disapproval of the EDL and to cover the media's slandering of Asians. All the while hoping that there will eventually appear a notable critic of Islam who does not carry the baggage and bigotry that accompanies almost every notable, and unfortunately very right-wing, critic of Islam. Then along came Eric Allen Bell.
Him being a critic of Islam from the left of the political spectrum, made me quite excited at the prospect of this new voice. Unfortunately, there seems to be an unwritten rule that every critic of Islam must be an intolerant right-wing Zionist, something that Eric is beginning to imitate frighteningly well. An ex-Muslim and close friend of mine who goes by the pseudonym, "Issy Jones", posted a couple of anti-Zionist comments denouncing the Israeli media's vilification of the Arab race/ethnicity (something similar to the UK media's vilification of Asians) on Eric's Facebook page. What do you think happened to them? Yes, you've guessed it. Even the uniquely American worship of freedom of speech didn't save it or him from the ban-hammer. So an anti-Zionist and anti-racist comment is not welcome, but the countless racist/bigoted comments from his followers are? One example of this hypocrisy would be the user Cindy Krobe, who refers to American Muslims on Eric's Facebook page as "turbine[sic] wearing, smelly people!" Someone seriously needs to tell this women that it is the Sikhs who wear turbans in America, not the Muslims. And considering it's the Muslims, not Western whites, who actually clean their backsides properly after defecation, it's hardly Muslims who are the "smelly" ones.
When it's pointed out that Asians are being maligned by the mainstream media by having religiously motivated hate-crimes attributed to their race, there is no objection from the "anti-Islamists". Unfortunately, this is not the case when the same is pointed out for the Arabs. The message I'm getting is that bigotry and racism is fine, so long as the source of this hatred is Jewish or Israeli. Today, when people kidnap and rape children as part of their "Eid celebrations", they are not "Asians". Today, when people riot on the Temple Mount to screams of "Allahu Akbar", they are equally not "Arabs". The use of their race to describe the perpetrators behind these crimes is inaccurate because their race, something that they cannot change, was irrelevant to their motivations. It is also a display of utter hypocrisy when critics of Islam who happen to be Christian are up in arms if a Muslim desecrates a Bible, attacks a fellow Christian or kills homosexuals, but remain silent when a Jew desecrates a copy of the New Testament, attacks a fellow Christian or kills homosexuals.
And then there is the issue of President Barack Obama (oops! Sorry right-wingers. I meant President Barack HUSSEIN Osama). As I noted previously, Muslims aren't alone when it comes to ridiculing Obama's race by referring to him as an "ape" (right-wing US loons and even the left-leaning New York Magazine have had their turn), but what also worries me is the use of "anti-Islamism" as one of the reasons to justify their hatred. I rarely participate in discussions on blogs or forums, but did start one on an obscure Wordpress blog when I took offense at a racist video about Obama. Ironically the video was produced by a Jewish white supremacist. You've probably also guessed that, being ignorant of the fact that I have spoken out against anti-Semitism on this blog, they tried to smear me (through my supposed silence) as a hypocrite.
Don't get me wrong, I have no particular love for President Obama. In my humble opinion (as someone who has little interest or knowledge of American politics), his love affair with genuine Islamists and his "radical" policies have set American race-relations back a hundred years. That is not to say that I think all of his policies and stances are necessarily bad, I just wish this "change" hadn't come to America from its first ever black president. If there is anything positive to come out of Obama's victory in securing a second term in office, it is the knowledge that millions of white supremacists are now wallowing in self-pity.
In summation, I think it's about time that many in the "anti-Islamist" movement took part in some thorough soul-searching and spoke out against the never-ending conflation of race with religion, and religion with politics. Criticism of Islam is more important now than it has ever been, and the need to be responsible in our critique is even greater. We need to be aware that every action has a reaction and act accordingly. As good a place to start as any would be getting rid of our racist cheerleaders, and the Robert Spencers of this world finally washing there hands of organizations such as the EDL who may come across as "freedom-fighters" on paper but in practice are nothing more than violent, drunken, racist football hooligans.
1. Issy Jones' comments were posted on an Eric Allen Bell's Facebook photo page (the picture in question was of Pam Geller's controversial "Support Israel, Defeat Jihad" ad http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=383203221757672&set=a.279367345474594.64794.173682399376423&type=1)
The exchange in full:
"I'll start supporting Israel when they stop labeling Palestinian/Muslim terrorists “Arabs” and stop treating Christians like shit."Erick Morgan:
"Issy Jones, thank you, Israel doesn't need the support of misinformed idiots. You can continue following Pallywood and Arab propaganda.
And speaking of people who treat Christians like shit...
http://www.sodahead.com/living/christianity-is-now-the-target-of-persecution/question-2868235/?link=ibaf&q=&imgurl=http://www.pittsreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/205112_149906428408139_100001663472455_32097 "Issy Jones:
"Misinformed idiot? I'm not some American idiot that cares more for Israel than my own country and ignores Israel's treatment of non-Jews. They are savages in their own country, just like Muslims, and liberal, terrorist sympathizers in America. http://realchristianity.wordpress.com/2008/01/18/christian-persecution-in-israel/ "2. My comments concerning President Obama were posted on a Wordpress blog (the post in question has now been deleted, but the original URL was http://coffeeandsleeplessnights.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/the-mad-jewess-confronts-barack-hussein-osama/#comment-4675 )
"0:31 …I hate your PURPLE LIPS…
1:03 …talking MONKEY boy…
Considering the fact that Jews are probably more hated than blacks, you’d think the “Mad Jewess” would choose her words more carefully. In another of her videos, Obama tells his wife she looks like a “GORILLA” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWMzC2mozXU). You should add an extra tag to this video: RACIST"
"If you’ve got a problem with the video feel free to take your offended liberal sensitivity issues up with her."
"LOL. No, I have issues with racism, not an “offended liberal sensitivity issue”."
"LOL Afraid of confronting the Mad Jewess?
And I don’t like racism either but race has been made into this huge fucking issue since Obama became president – all I have fucking heard the past 4 years is a bunch of stupid bullshit from fucking narrow-minded Democrats pertaining to race instead of addressing IMPORTANT characteristics like ethics, morals, and values.
Oh, and I’m not so sensitive that I can’t take a fucking joke or find humor in something like this video."
"Afraid of confronting the Mad Jewess? Hardly. I watched that video HERE, not on YouTube. Also, my YouTube account has been suspended because I didn’t provide Google with my real name (I’m an ex-Muslim whose work is pretty well known among anti-Islamists, i.e. I don’t have a death wish).
I’m glad you “don’t like racism either”, but that’s hardly reflected by your comments to me. The bottom line is that video refers to Obama as a “talking MONKEY boy (1:03)”, a “GORILLA (0:54)” from Kenya, who has ugly “PURPLE LIPS”. If you are not racist, you would never refer to a black/brown person as any of those things (or at least I hope you wouldn’t). If you would never refer to a black/brown person as any of those things, why propagate this shite racist video?
Additionally, why brush off my legitimate objections with ad-hominem? So when I criticize Islam, I’m a “raving fundie”, and when I point out racism, I’m an “offended liberal” with sensitivity issues?. LOL I’m not a Democrat, I’m not an American. I’m not even “Western”. I can take a joke, but there’s nothing funny about a Jew referring to a black guy as a talking monkey. If you can’t see that, then it’s not me with the issues."
Redneck Dixie Warrior:
"If it offends you then don’t watch it! If it offends you…suck it up and move on…..nobody has a gun to your head making you watch it over and over!
BTW…..when Michelle Obama wears a t-shirt with “Get Whitey” on it then it’s about race isn’t it? Why don’t you write her and tell her she’s being racist!
Since you are not Western, not American and not a democrat ….what business is it of yours if someone is voicing their frustration over their President? Jews have been called many names lately by Muslims and others alike. Anti-semitism is on the rise! Do you call people out over that also?
Take your issues with the video up with the Mad Jewess…..let her know what you think of her video. You don’t have to go to youTube to do it….You just have to go to her Blog! Google it!"
""If it offends you then don’t watch it!"
I watched it because I thought it would be funny. I see no warning on the title saying: Dont watch this video if you're offended by overt racism towards black people.
"If it offends you…suck it up and move on…..nobody has a gun to your head making you watch it over and over!"
This blog states, 'Comments Are Appreciated'. If it offends me, and if the blog owner allows me to, I will voice my thoughts. Rather than tell me to not 'watch it' or 'suck it up and move on', maybe you should listen to some of your own advise?
"BTW…..when Michelle Obama wears a t-shirt with “Get Whitey” on it then it’s about race isn’t it?"
Yes, that sounds racist to me. American politics is not a subject I'm well versed in or overly interested in, hence I had no idea she done that. But how is that relevant to this racist video? If you don't know what a "Tu quoque" argument is, you should read my blog. I cover that a lot.
"Why don’t you write her and tell her she’s being racist!"
Because I don't read her blog. That's why. Again, how is any of this relevant to this racist video? And just so your Royal Ignorance is aware, I also object to racism against whites on my blog (see here: http://islamo-criticism.blogspot.com/2012/03/muslimwiki-narsaksaslee-and-jagged-85.html )
"Since you are not Western, not American and not a democrat ….what business is it of yours if someone is voicing their frustration over their President?"
It's my "business" because this blog supposedly allows and appreciates comments. And it's not simply "voicing their frustrations", it's overtly racist. Do you now understand, or do I have to spell it out to you in some other language?
"Jews have been called many names lately by Muslims and others alike. Anti-semitism is on the rise! Do you call people out over that also?"
Your ignorance is sickening. Read my blog before making your self look like an ignorant fool (e.g. see here: http://islamo-criticism.blogspot.com/2012/03/jew-quoque-truth-about-infidels-lying.html.)
"Take your issues with the video up with the Mad Jewess…..let her know what you think of her video. You don’t have to go to youTube to do it….You just have to go to her Blog! Google it!"
Thanks."The following comment was something I was going to post the next day but the blog post in question was deleted before I could:
"Well, I found the right page on her site after you (coffeeandsleeplessnights) edited your post to include a link to it. My comments would obviously not be welcome. In fact it would be against the the site's policies (See: "RULES FOR LEFT WING LUNATICS" http://themadjewess.com/2009/06/08/muslim-woman-punches-street-preacher-in-the-face/), so why is everyone telling me to post there?
I also notice you posted on her blog about her "unhappy fan" (i.e. me), but considering she has no problem openly referring to black people as "N!GGERS" ( http://themadjewess.com/2010/04/27/message-to-people-that-read-my-site-the-mad-jewess/ ) I highly doubt she gives a crap about someone calling her video racist....
Anyway, what a waste of time it would be to tell a racist what she obviously already knows (that her video is racist)."3. "Inside the Christians United for Israel rally: Unconditional support for Israel" & "Settler admits to murder, series of bomb attacks"
4. "Arabs Riot for Third Day on Temple Mount" & "Five men jailed for sex attacks on two teenage girls in Birmingham"