Nazis on the street and a burning mosque

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Here’s the people inventing rape rates, no-go-zones, refugee numbers, and gladly contributing to Breitbart articles making Sweden look like a war zone. Here’s the guys that’s working very hard online to make sure that every republican in America knows how “bad” and horrible Sweden is.  Read more: anger-in-sweden-over-neo-nazis-may-day-march Continue reading

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“Go home to your country”

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It’s become a common phrase in fast food restaurants, malls, on the bus and streets of America. And growing in England. At least if you believe You Tube. Click for proof  Or just search “racist people” And you will find a serious amount of this at the internet. Has it always been like this? No, I don’t thinks so because there’s a political message quite often. It’s “my country, you democrat!, we the people”. And a lot of other epithets that I’m not going to quote. But the degrading of people seem massive and endless.

I feel bad for children growing up in these situations, because they didn’t choose it. They don’t deserve it. It’s a voluntarily fight that racist people pick. These actions can be put in a few sentences: My child, in this country we are divided. We stand for fighting each other so that the country that you will take over makes your future as horrible as possible.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand what will be in the future for these countries. For any country in this situation it’s devastating. And as the world are watching it doesn’t help how many patriotic movies Hollywood make. The reality is clear. Countries divided can’t be trusted. Can’t be taken seriously. It doesn’t matter how powerful it’s leaders are.

I imagine the “go home” rhetoric hurts. Or at least it’s the aim for the racists. But earth is home. And don’t you think only white people are racists. Unfortunately racism comes in every color. And every time is a good time to stand up for a fellow citizen.

 

Islam and terrorism, it’s time to go deeper – come on!

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I start with a excellent quote distinguishing Muslims from terrorism, written by Ehab Shawky:

“The way to distinguish between them is easier than you think, those who try to occupy your mind with their opinions, and create from you a duplicated copy of themselves are false scholars; while those who try to liberate your mind and urge you to learn, think, and criticize according to logical disciplines are the ones from whom you should seek council and knowledge.”

I love that quote. It works with extremism in a broader perspective. But let’s stick to Daesh (calling them anything else would acknowledge a caliphate and a state).

When the wrong person get a too big audience, things get out of hand. It’s not news, and it’s not the first time. Every now and then it happens. David Koresh an American counterpart, Adolf Hitler, European in Europe. They’re known for their actions and ideologies.

The Daesh fighters are brainwashed with what they think is Islam. All it’s fighters gets education on fighting and “Shariah”.  Suggested by a person that claim to have all the answers in the world. The quality of the education seem to have it’s flaws. Both on fighting and Islam. But once on the ground, provided a gun and a “wife” and promised a brotherhood and benefits in the afterlife there ‘s no choice. Numerous fighters with doubts have been killed by Daesh them selves.

Daesh objectives are 1, to convert or eradicate Shia since they’re not considered Muslims. And that it also why they claim not to kill Muslims. 2, Establish the caliphate expanding from Syria and Iraq, with the power to call on every Muslim to come and fight. 3, In times of defeat, call upon followers all over the world to hurt the societies the best they can. (As seen in London)

So what are your friends up to? Withdrawing, hanging in front of the computer, studying something built to appeal first and foremost young men? Daesh targets people that are drawn to the dream of being respected. Being a hero. They provide instructions and guiding, promises of being recognized as a feared warrior all over the world. Just like those computer war games. Don’t underestimate it’s powers.

Now, if that was Islam there would be civil war in every country on earth. If every Muslim were to take this one man for their leader and righteous one – there would be chaos. But read the quote again. We all have a responsibility to be critical. To question things. That is how we learn and can differ right from wrong. It goes for all mankind. All religions. All cultures and ideologies. Leaders must be chosen wisely.

 

(photo: Glenna Barlow) Mihrab (prayer niche), c. 1270, Konya, Turkey, now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islamophobia

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There are two types of fear, rational and irrational fear. I have two irrational fears.  I’m not too keen about spiders or heights. For some reason I’m not afraid of Muslims. I don’t have Islamophobia. It’s great. Irrational fears is some kind of a test in itself. Who needs it?

So far I have not come across rational Islamophobia.  (Rational fear, by the way, is what you would feel when facing a bear, realizing your brakes don’t work on the highway and imminent things like that.) Islamophobia is not rational at all. But it is possible to build up irrational fear, and create things to be afraid of. Just like the bonfire stories youth like to tell. It often starts in small groups. Among family, neighbors and friends.

So if you manage to build up Islamophobia, you have achieved two things. You have created something you don’t really want. And if acting out, you have started to hurt people around you.

The words hurt. The posts in social media hurts. The YouTube films hurt. The epithets screamed at schoolyards hurt. Because yes, children are very quick to learn, and they are taught hatred. The more of this that Muslims have to face in their daily life, the more they are likely to turn extreme. To find a way to respond to oppression.That’s how it works.

If you come by a Muslim that you think is not integrated – you got half the responsibility.

It comes to my mind that when I was living in a country where I couldn’t understand the language, I didn’t know people but every time I walked the dirt road to run an errand it took hours. Because all the neighbors invited me, wanted me to eat, share a few moments and that is how a learned their language. It started in gardens. I learned the names of the fruit. There’s riches to be discovered. And I hope you find yours.

 

 

 

 

 

Why praise the leaders when you hate it when the followers come, Trump?

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia stopped by the White House yesterday. I bet Trump didn’t ask any interesting questions since it’s been all quiet. But Trump probably didn’t have a clue that he was having lunch with the answers to many questions about terrorism. The where and how it’s growing. And why.

As long as the US don’t dare to touch those questions the growing of terror will never cease. Not the one growing in Saudi and internet environment anyway. A post to come.

But why, Donald? You just lost the Nobel peace-price. The Saudi Prince said Trump is a true friend of Muslims. Yeah, right. We know all about that, but what do you know about Saudi ideology, Trump? Let us know all about your friendliness towards the things you fear the most. The things we call extremism, terrorism and Islamism.

Why praise the leaders when you hate it when the followers come?

What does he do? Ban innocents. Where’s the logic in that? And he deploys the military forces in Syria and Iraq. Huge measures when he have all the answers at his lunch table.

What do you say?

Embarrassing.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m so tired of the Hijab discussions

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It’s silly. Politicians should be concerned about their peoples welfare and well being. Not what they wear on their heads. I really don’t want to pay for politicians not doing their job.

 

Private employers may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday.

Since I’ve worked a great deal with security I do understand that niqab and burkha is difficult under some circumstances. But hijab? Restrictions is about oppressing the religion. Nothing else. It’s dealing with fear in the most childish way. Fear of ancient ruling is punished by intervening in how people dress.

How about solving the problems? Learn about the problem and then solve it. Period!