Britain’s War on Islam

Western vilification of Islam is longstanding, cruel, and unjustifiable. In his 1978 book “Orientalism,” Edward Said explained a pattern of Western misinterpretation of the East, especially the Middle East. In “Culture and Imperialism” (1993), he broadened Orientalism’s core argument to show the complex relationships between East and West by referring to colonizers and the colonized, “the familiar (Europe, West, us) and the strange (the Orient, East, them).”

He explained Western high-minded/moral superiority notions compared to culturally inferior Muslims. They’re now portrayed as dangerous bomb-throwing terrorists, making them easy prey to wrongfully victimize.

Ramsey Clark is a former US Attorney General and International Action Center (IAC) founder. He’s also a committed activist for social, economic, political, and racial justice. In his new year’s message, he expressed worry and hope looking ahead, saying:

“During the past year, there has been a dangerous upsurge, largely manufactured by the media, in anti-Islamic bigotry. Simultaneously, supposedly, in the name of ‘peace,’ ” American and Western allies have attacked and occupied non-threatening Muslim countries preemptively and lawlessly.

Notably post-911, they’ve viciously targeted Muslims for political advantage. Throughout America, continental Europe and Britain it rages, harming innocent men and women. With no regard for democratic values and justice, they’re bogusly charged and imprisoned for crimes they neither planned or committed. Yet supportive media reports convict by accusation, the public unaware that supposed threats were lies, yet it repeats endlessly.

No wonder former Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi once told a Kuala Lumpur audience that Muslim vilification was “insensitive and irresponsible,” adding that false accusations and hate are “widespread within mainstream Western society….The West should treat Islam the way it wants Islam to treat the West and vice versa. They should accept one another as equals.”

Islamaphobia in Britain’s Media

A January 2007 Islamic Human Rights Commission report titled, “The British Media and Muslim Representation: The Ideology of Demonisation” corroborated various studies showing UK Muslims believe British media inaccurately portray them and their religion falsely and unjustly.

In 2008, a Channel 4 Television “Dispatches” documentary, based on a Peter Oborne and James Jones “Muslims under Siege” document, revealed how UK media and political figures propagate widespread Islamophobic views, similar to America where Muslims are vilified as terrorists.

Since 2000, UK findings showed most media reports  portrayed Muslims as dangerous, backward, irrational, extreme, incompatible with British values, and prone to commit terrorism. Both tabloid and major broadsheets stand guilty, including London Guardian writer Polly Tonybee once saying “I am an Islamophobe and proud of it.” The Independent’s Bruce Anderson wrote:

There are widespread fears that Muslim immigrants, reinforced by political pressure and, ultimately, by terrorism, will succeed where Islamic armies failed and change irrevocably the character of European civilisation.

Author Martin Amis in the Times wrote “There is a definite urge – don’t you have it? The Muslim community will have to suffer until it gets its house in order.” The “Muslims under Siege” document explained that:

Islamophobia is a tremendous force for unification in British public culture. It does not merely bring liberal progressives like Polly Toynbee together with curmudgeonly Tory commentators like Bruce Anderson. It also enlists militant atheists with Christian believers.

Moreover, it’s punctuated by political opportunists wrongfully charging Muslims with terrorism, taking advantage of public sentiment against a Muslim presence in Britain. More on that below.

In “Muslims under Siege,” Oborne and Jones noted how mainstream society for centuries singled out an alien presence for hatred and opprobrium because they were perceived to threaten British identity. Earlier targets included Catholics, Jews, French, Germans and gays. Today it’s Muslims, public enemy number one as in America.

Wrongfully vilified for their faith, they’re considered fair game by hostile journalists and political opportunists, especially those on the far right. They’ve turned away from maligning Jews and Blacks to now focus on Muslims, but they’re not alone. Mainstream politicians also made Islamaphobia Britain’s remaining socially respectable form of bigotry.

They believe, like British National Party (BNP) chairman Nick Griffin, that:

To even hint of making common cause with Islam….is political insanity….We should be positioning ourselves to take advantage for our own political ends of the growing wave of public hostility to Islam currently being whipped up by the mass media.

He and others cited Bat Ye’or’s book titled, “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis,” saying Europe is becoming Eurabia where Christians and Jews will be second class citizens to a new Muslim majority. Griffin sees all Europe being Islamified, threatening traditional mainstream culture. It’s a short leap to inciting hysteria about terror attacks to justify Britain’s war on Islam, replicating the same tactics in America and throughout Europe.

Hyping Fear, Citing Terror, Naming Names, and Rounding up the Usual Suspects

Reports regularly appear like a London Independent March 28, 2009 article headlined, “Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists,” saying:

Two hundred school children in Britain, some as young as 13, have been identified as potential terrorists by a police scheme that aims to spot youngsters who are ‘vulnerable’ to Islamic radicalisation.

Norman Bettison, Britain’s most senior terror prevention official, said the Association of Chief Police Officers asks teachers, parents and other community figures to spot signs of extreme views, suggesting youngsters are being “groomed” by radicalizers.

What will often manifest itself is what might be regarded as racism and the adoption of bad attitudes towards the West,” he explained, adding “We are targeting criminals and would-be terrorists who happen to be cloaking themselves in Islamic rhetoric.

A Home Office spokesman said: “We are committed to stopping people becoming or supporting terrorists or violent extremists,” even though Britain, like America, faces no terror threat. Claiming it is entirely bogus to hype fear for political advantage. As a result, Muslims are wrongfully scapegoated. UK media reports like US ones wrongfully convict them by accusation, the public never the wiser.

An earlier article discussed a bogus London terror plot.

It explained that in America and Britain, government cooperators are paid to lawlessly entrap and testify against targeted Muslims. A so-called London Fertilizer Case used Juniad Babar, a dubious character UK media nicknamed “Supergrass.”

In 2004, he agreed to cooperate with FBI agents after being indicted in June. He then pled guilty to four counts of conspiring to and providing and attempting to provide material support or resources to terrorists. A fifth count involved providing funds, goods, or services to benefit Al-Qaeda. In return for a reduced sentence, he copped a plea, requiring him to provide “substantial assistance,” including entrapping and testifying against targeted Muslims, ones authorities want to frame and convict.

He was also used in London’s Fertilizer Case. It involved a half-ton of ammonium nitrate, allegedly to blow up a London shopping center, nightclub and other targets. Though charges were entirely bogus, alleged “bombers” were convicted and imprisoned, despite no plot and no crime.

On December 28, New York Times writer, Sheryl Stolberg, headlined, “Obama’s Traveling Team Stays Focused on Terror,” saying:

While on vacation, he has “reliable secure voice capability” to maintain contact with his advisors on any breaking news. “In recent weeks, concerns about terrorism in Europe have spiked, with intelligence officials reporting increased chatter about threats.”

No matter how bogus, hyping fear in America, across Europe and Britain has become the national sport. Alarms and/or arrests recently were made in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and UK.

On December 29, based on suspicions only, several Muslim men (several entering from Sweden) were arrested for allegedly planning to attack the Jyllands-Posten newspaper offices, the same broadsheet that published 2005 satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. One was later released. No incriminating evidence links them to a plot. Yet they’ll likely face “preliminary” terrorism related charges, Denmark’s PET security police head, Jakob Scharf, saying:

“It is our assessment that this is a militant Islamic group; and they have links to international terrorist networks,” even though he has no evidence proving it. Once again, guilty by accusation.

Swedish SAPO security police head, Anders Thornberg, said suspects were surveilled before entering Denmark based on suspicions they were planning a terror attack. Again, suspicions, no evidence.

White House spokesman, Nick Shapiro, approved, saying:

We comment the work done by the Danish and Swedish authorities to disrupt this plot, and will continue to coordinate closely with them and our other European partners on all counterterrorism matters of common concern.

Even through the holiday season, likely innocent Muslims are targeted and charged. No evidence needed, just “suspicions.”

On December 27, New York Times writer, Alan Cowell, headlined, “British Police Charge 9 Men, Arrested in Raids, With Preparing for Terrorist Acts,” saying:

After a week of coordinated raids in three cities, UK police said they “charged nine of the 12 men they arrested in a case that seemed to be a sign that Europe’s concerns over potential terrorist attacks were spreading.”

All arrested were Muslims. Three were uncharged and released. The others appeared in London court accused of “engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism.” At issue is an alleged plot to bomb unspecified targets. According to John Yates, Britain’s ranking counterterrorism official:

“The operation (was) in its early stages, so we are unable to go into detail at this time about the suspected offenses,” because perhaps none are planned. “However, I believe it was necessary at this time to take action in order to ensure public safety,” even though saying so may be a lie, especially after admitting there’s no imminent terrorist attack.

European officials, in fact, said, no specific threats were timed to coincide with the holiday season, despite alleged claims of an Al Qaeda plot at the time. Nonetheless, inflammatory news reports, including from BBC, said the men were planning attacks on the US Embassy and London Stock Exchange “to coincide with the Christmas holidays (and prepared by) reconnoitering the targets.” Also that they were using parcel bomb designs from an Al Qaeda newsletter, though no bombs or clear evidence was found.

It’s another case of guilt by accusation based only “on suspicion (no evidence) of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism,” but media reports suggest otherwise.

Cowell said:

….special squads us(ed) sniffer dogs to raid four homes and an Internet cafe. They smashed windows and ceilings in the cafe and, according to witnesses, seized a dozen computers. The antiterrorism team also searched two motel rooms near a military base, where four of the detainees had registered, but the police provided no further information.

AP reported that Sue Hemming, head of the Crown Prosecution Service Counterterrorism Division said:

I have today advised the police that nine men should be charged with conspiracy to cause explosions and with engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism with the intention of either committing acts of terrorism or assisting another to commit such acts.

BBC reported that “Police….search(ed) many properties, (but) no explosives have yet been found.” When no evidence exists, conspiracy is charged. Also, “conduct in preparation” is meaningless without specifics. If they existed, they’d be stated and reported. Authorities instead said an alleged plot was in “relatively early stages,” giving no credibility whatever to the charge. Nonetheless, on December 30, Reuters said a Danish court charged the three men in custody with attempting an act of terrorism.

A Final Comment

On July 7, 2005, BBC reported that three blasts struck the London Underground. Another struck a city double-decker bus (called 7/7). All occurred during the morning rush hour for maximum disruption and casualties. Prime Minister Tony Blair called them terrorist attacks. Four men were later charged. Three were Muslims, the other Jamaican-born. At precisely the same time, an anti-terror drill occurred, simulating the real attacks. It was no coincidence, raising legitimate questions about a false flag.

AP reported that the London Israeli embassy warned Scotland Yard about 7/7 in advance, and Israeli Army Radio said “Scotland Yard had intelligence warning of the attacks a short time before they occurred,” but didn’t act or issue alerts. Moreover, Israel’s finance minister at the time, Benjamin Netanyahu, was told to skip a London economic conference where he was scheduled to speak. Other officials were also warned, but not the public. It’s no stretch calling 7/7 a false flag operation to heighten fear and keep Britain and America embroiled in war.

The March 2004 Madrid train bombings occurred three days before Spain’s general elections. With no supportive evidence, they were blamed on Al Qaeda. Another false flag was likely to stoke fear in Spain and throughout the West. Nearly always, Muslims are blamed. This time, Basque separatists were also named, again with no corroborating evidence.

The pattern repeats often. On June 30, 2007, a Jeep Cherokee with propane canisters crashed into Glasgow International Airport’s glass doors. BBC reported that it “was in the middle of the doorway burning, (but) the car didn’t actually explode. There were a few pops and bangs which presumably (was) the petrol.”

The usual suspects were named, Al Qaeda and Islamic terrorists. Prime Minister Gordon Brown then said:

We are dealing, in general term, with people who are associated with Al Qaeda.”

The UK Telegraph reported:

An “unknown Al Qaeda terrorist cell (was) thought to be preparing to launch a series of Baghdad-style car bombings.”

Other UK and US reports also stoked fear, ABC News saying:

All of this comes just three weeks after what was described as an Al Qaeda graduation ceremony for suicide bombers at a training camp in Pakistan.

Neither Brown or media reports cited evidence, just fear mongering charges. Another false flag was likely to maintain public support for the war on terror that’s also a war on Islam in America, continental Europe and Britain. The latest London arrests look just as bogus, especially with no hard evidence to corroborate charges.

Stephen Lendman wrote How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War. Contact him at: lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Also visit his blog site and listen to The Global Research News Hour on RepublicBroadcasting.org Mondays from 11AM-1PM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests. All programs are archived for easy listening. Read other articles by Stephen.

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  1. MichaelKenny said on January 11th, 2011 at 11:12am #

    The words not spoken. The article recites a series of expressions of anti-Muslim feeling in Britain, but not a single expression of support for Israel. That’s the key to it. In Europe, hostility to Muslims does not equal affection for the Jews or, even less, support for Israel. That has always been the Israel Lobby’s fundamental error in regard to Europe. The “European street”, whether in Britain or elsewhere, just wants to keep out of other people’s fights and these press campaigns simply remind them that they have more than enough problems of their own, without trying to solve other people’s problems. Thus, as so often happens, the Israelis making phone calls to British editors have in fact shot themselves in the foot!

  2. 3bancan said on January 11th, 2011 at 12:39pm #

    I find it curious that Stephen Lendman doesn’t even mention the Jews as the source and spreaders of Islamophobia…

  3. hayate said on January 11th, 2011 at 12:44pm #

    This is the real terrorism:

    Iran accuses Israel of assassinating nuclear scientist, vows to sue English.news.cn 2011-01-12 03:00:38

    (excerpts)

    “TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Iran on Tuesday accused Israel of assassinating its nuclear scientist and vowed to sue the issue legally.

    Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said that it had dismantled an Israeli spying network and arrested a group of its terrorist spies who were linked to the assassination of its nuclear scientist.

    In January 2010, Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, the nuclear scientist from Tehran University, was killed by a remote-controlled bomb attached to a motorbike parked near his house.

    In November 2010, another Iranian nuclear scientist, Majid Shahriar, was also killed by a bomb attached to his car on the way to his work.”

    [http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-01/12/c_13686089.htm]

    Over 10 Israeli spies detained in Iran

    Jan 11, 2011 17:29 Moscow Time

    “On Monday, the Information Ministry of Iran released a statement about the identification of a network of Israeli spies who were involved in the murder of Iranian physicist Masoud Ali Mohammadi. The scientist was killed on January 12, 2010 when a bomb at his house in Teheran exploded.”

    [http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/01/11/39347471.html]

    Iranian nuclear scientist murder suspect says was trained in Israel

    18:39 11/01/2011

    “Majid Jamali Fash, a member of the group, said on Tuesday he underwent training in “surveillance, counter-surveillance, car chasing and how to plant a bomb under a car.”

    “After we left Tel Aviv, it took us 30 minutes to get to the entrance of a garrison which was near Tel Aviv-Bait ul-Moqaddas highway,” the agency quoted Fash as saying on its English-language portal.

    “They had put two Iranian-made motorcycles and told me where I should take the bombed motorcycle and how I should call a telephone number after that,” Fash said.”

    [http://en.rian.ru/world/20110111/162102827.html]

    Terrorist bombing, by remote control detonation. A zionist/israeli specialty.

  4. Ismail Zayid said on January 11th, 2011 at 12:59pm #

    Abhorent as the few acts of terror, ascribed to Islamic extremists, are, they are miniscule compared to the terror and war crimes, waged by the US, UK and their allies, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. That is not to mention the horrific war crimes committed in Hiroshima, Nagasakii and Vietnam, and elsewhere, by these old and new imperial powers and their Zionist allies. The campaign aginst Islam and Muslims is a calculated offensive that serves only its manufacturers and overlooks the basic tenets of Islamic tolerance that have been evident thoughout history. Islamic tolerance in the case of Jews, who were abused and murdered in Europe is confirmed in the testimony by Chaim Weizman, Israel’s first president, who testified in 1946, in Jerusalem, before the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry on Palestine, stating: ” I would not like to do any injustice; the Muslim world has treated the Jews with considerable tolerance. The Ottoman Empire [of which the Arabs were a major part] received the Jews with open arms when they were driven out of Spain, and the Jews should never forget that.”

    Sadly, some Jews and their allies do not take Weizman’s advice and continue to charge the Muslims and Arabs with intolerance and terrorism.

  5. mary said on January 11th, 2011 at 1:30pm #

    Britain’s war on Iran and in particular on Press TV. A Wikileaks cable reveals Foreign Office interference. Now the Nat West Bank, a division of the 84% state owned Royal Bank of Scotland has frozen the account of Press TV.

    Lauren Booth who presents Remember Palestine on Press TV writes:

    The previously secretive campaign to halt Press TV Ltd, the British production company, from making programs critical of Western Imperialism, is finally out in the open.Thanks to Wikileaks.

    Last month, Julian Assange’s incredible agency, released the news Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) is now fully implicated in efforts to shut Press TV Ltd down. Backing, quite clearly, US led efforts, to cripple this tiny, yet heavyweight, British production company.
    /…..

    {http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/lauren-booth-go-go-go.html}

    Lauren is Bliar’s sister in law and has been on the Free Gaza voyages.

  6. Deadbeat said on January 11th, 2011 at 1:57pm #

    I agree with 3bancans. Here’s a link to the DVD and you can find it free on the Internet to Reel Bad Arabs. This movie is about how Hollywood consistently portrayed Arabs with maligned stereotypes. We know who controls Hollywood and how that controls influences the images Americans receive.

  7. mary said on January 12th, 2011 at 6:43am #

    No surprises here. The Guardian’s bias towards Israel. No mention of the Occupation in their 2009 ‘history’ of the ‘conflict’ which to my mind should more correctly be described as the oppression and genocide of an occupied people.

    An e-mail to the Media Lens editors who I trust will take the matter up with Rusbridger the Guardian editor.
    ~~~~~
    The Guardian’s “History” of the Arab-Israeli conflict
    Posted by The Editors on January 12, 2011, 1:18 pm

    From: Jake
    Sent: 10 January 2011 22:23
    To: editor at medialens.org
    Subject: The Guardian’s “History” of the Arab-Israeli conflict

    I’d just like to bring to your attention very a blatant example of media bias within our own ‘liberal’ newspaper The Guardian. The piece is supposed to give a brief history of the key events of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Somehow, the Guardian managed to do this without a single mention of zionism, or the hundreds of thousands of arabs who were driven from their homes in 1948, before and after the UN partition, and without giving any detail of the amount of land annexed from palestine either in 1948 or 1967. There are many other ‘key events’ that are curiously absent from the Guardian’s shameful piece.

    Here is a link to the article (it spans over 22 pages of pictures with brief captions and summaries of dates):

    {http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2009/aug/17/israel-middleeast#/?picture=351653759&index=0 }

    If you have no time to either write a short letter of complaint or highlight this piece of media misinformation on your website I would be very willing to take action myself if you could give me some advice on the appropriate course to take.

    Thanks very much, your work is truly appreciated

    Jake
    ~~~~

  8. shabnam said on January 12th, 2011 at 3:42pm #

    Most of the FAKE Islamic groups, including AL QAEDA are constructed by CIA to be used as US front to carry out act of terrorism and crimes against humanity then frame Muslims.

    Wikileaks, the news organ of Mossad/CIA, does not tell you about these ‘Islamic organizations’ where are in the service of Mossad, CIA, MI6 and other Western intelligence services, who go after innocent Muslims to back up their lies about Bin Laden act of terror to intimidate ignorant Americans into submission to pay the BILL in trillions of dollars which should be spent on education, employment and health care.

    One example is the latest leak by Nuri Gundes on CIA agent, Fethullah Gulen who runs Islamic schools, like Taleban, in the US and the central Asia, to spread CIA version of Islam in the region.

    “In the 1990s Gulen’s Madrasas sheltered 130 CIA agents” in Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan”
    Washington Post’s Jeff Stein published a story regarding a recently published memoir by former Turkish Intelligence Chief Osman Nuri Gundes. Here is the title of his post: Islamic group is CIA front, ex-Turkish Intel chief says.
    In his memoir Gundes claims that Fethullah GULEN’s worldwide Islamic movement based in Pennsylvania has been providing COVER for the CIA since the mid-1990s, and that in the 90s, the movement “sheltered 130 CIA agents” at its schools in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan alone.

    {http://voices.washingtonpost.com/spy-talk/2011/01/islamic_group_is_cia_front_ex-.html#more}

    The only background provided on Gulen is the following:
    …an influential former Turkish imam by the name of Fethullah Gulen, has 600 schools and 4 million followers around the world.

    The imam, GULEN, left Turkey in 1998 and settled in Saylorsburg, Pa., where the movement is headquartered. According to Intelligence Online, he obtained a residence permit only in 2008 with the help of Graham Fuller, CIA agent, and George Fidas, whom it described as head of the agency’s outreach to universities. Graham Fuller, a former CIA station chief in Kabul and author of “The Future of Political Islam,” threw cold water on Gundes’s allegations about Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

    {http://www.gulenschoolsworldwide.blogspot.com/}

    On July 16, 2008, U.S. district judge Stewart Dalzell issued a memorandum and order granting Gülen’s motion for partial summary judgment and ordering the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to approve his petition for alien worker status as an alien of extraordinary ability by August 1, 2008.
    Please read the following excerpts from an interview with Phil Giraldi for the Am Con Magazine in 2009, on Gulen, CIA Central Asia operations & the use of Islam and Mujahideen there-1997-2001:

    GIRALDI: You also have information on al-Qaeda, specifically al-Qaeda in Central Asia and Bosnia. You were privy to conversations that suggested the CIA was supporting al-Qaeda in central Asia and the Balkans, training people to get money, get weapons, and this contact continued until 9/11…
    EDMONDS: I don’t know if it was CIA !!!(don’t believe him). There were certain forces in the U.S. government who worked with the Turkish paramilitary groups, including Abdullah Çatli’s group, Fethullah Gülen.
    GIRALDI: Well, that could be either Joint Special Operations Command or CIA.
    EDMONDS: Maybe in a lot of cases when they said State Department, they meant CIA?

    GIRALDI: When they said State Department, they probably meant CIA.
    EDMONDS: Okay. So these conversations, between 1997 and 2001 ( Bin Laden was killed in 2001), had to do with a Central Asia operation that involved bin Laden. Not once did anybody use the word “al-Qaeda.” It was always “mujahideen,” always “bin Laden” and, in fact, not “bin Laden” but “bin Ladens” plural. There were several bin Ladens who were going on private jets to Azerbaijan and Tajikistan (neighboring Iran). The Turkish ambassador in Azerbaijan worked with them.
    There were bin Ladens, with the help of Pakistanis or Saudis, under our management. Marc Grossman was leading it, 100 percent, bringing people from East Turkestan into Kyrgyzstan, from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan, from Azerbaijan some of them were being channeled to Chechnya, some of them were being channeled to Bosnia. From Turkey, they were putting all these bin Ladens on NATO planes. People and weapons went one way, drugs came back.

    GIRALDI: Was the U.S. government aware of this circular deal?
    EDMONDS: 100 percent. A lot of the drugs were going to Belgium on NATO planes. After that, they went to the UK, and a lot came to the U.S. via military planes to distribution centers in Chicago and Paterson, New Jersey. Turkish diplomats who would never be searched were coming with suitcases of heroin.

  9. shabnam said on January 12th, 2011 at 3:50pm #

    BILL GATES FUNDS CIA ISLAMIC school run by a CIA operator with the cooperation of Turkey in the Central Asia against the regional states.

    In May 2010 media outlets and blogs spots across the Internet discussed Bill Gates’ Ten million dollar donation to the Gulen Movement’s publically funded charter schools in Texas whose agenda is to spread his version of Islam in the Middle East and Central Asia and among Americans in the USA.
    {http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6307/pub_detail.asp}

    According to the media other corporation such as Walmart also is funding CIA man, Fethullah Gulen, a US agent like Bill Gates:

    The Walton Family Foundation is shelling out millions to fund charter schools with alleged ties to militant Islam throughout the country. At the schools, which have been “inspired” by Imam Fethullah Gulen, students are immersed in Turkish customs, rituals, and language. They take part in so-called “Turkish Olympics” and are encouraged to make annual pilgrimages to Istanbul and Ankara. The schools allegedly foster the dream of the restoration of the Ottoman Empire and dismiss all accounts of the Armenian Christian holocaust as fanciful myths.

    {http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.7149/pub_detail.asp}

    Gülen and the AKP party who supported Erdogan, want Turkey to be the leader of the Muslim world and are trying to get the sympathy of the Arabic public by showing it, “Look, your leader failed to show support for Palestinians and proved unable to show muscles to Israel, so we are doing that now.” (Erdogan cheap talk in support of Palestinian and Lebanese is nothing but LIES to capture Arab minds and hearts) by this posturing they hoped to get Arabs to invest oil Money in Turkey and gain support of Muslims in Turke. Turkey with the help of the US is trying to lead the evil empire’s interest in the CENTRAL ASIA, Persian speaking people.

    By changing policies regarding their neighbors such as Iran and Greece and saying that they have zero problems with their foreign policy, they improve their relations with them. An educated person will understand that the Justice and Development Party (AKP), came to power because Gülen’s missionaries gave their votes to the AKP party.

    {http://www.gulencharterschoolsusa.blogspot.com/}

    US GOVERNMENT SUPPORT:

    Many Turkish analysts believe that, prior to Erdoğan’s election, Gülen and his supporters in the U.S. government helped obtain an invitation to the White House for him at a time when Erdoğan was banned from politics in Turkey due to his Islamist activities—an event viewed as a U.S. endorsement ahead of the 2002 Turkish elections. That the U.S. government and, specifically, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) support the Gülen movement is conventional wisdom among Turkey’s secular elite even though no hard evidence exists to support such allegations.

    John Esposito, converted to ‘Islam’, founding director of the Saudi-financed Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, who, after receiving donations from the Gülen movement sponsored a conference in his honor. Two former CIA officials, George Fidas and Graham Fuller, and former U.S. ambassador to Turkey Morton Abramowitz also supplied references. (apparently CIA, Mossad, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are cooperating with each other to expand CIA-Turkish brand of ‘Islam’ against Persian speaking people and other people in the region.

    Thanks Mr. Lendman, for your excellent article which gives information about US/Israel crimes. It is necessary to remind people that these crimes cannot be possible without full cooperation of the ARAB PUPPET HEAD OF STATES and other traitors including Iranian stooges in the region. Unfortunately, Arab intellectuals are SILENT ABOUT crimes of the ‘moderate Arab states’, Saudi Arabia, owns and control majority of the media in the Arab world and has hired stooges in the name of ‘journalists’ to spread propaganda in the name of NEW, to SERVE THE INTEREST OF US AND ISRAEL. Unfortunately, the Arab intellectuals who write articles on Palestine and Iraq hardly mention the enemy within, SAUDI ARABIA and her destructive role in the region against the interest of the people. We pay no attention to Saudi Arabia’s stooges pose as ‘journalists’. Recently, ‘Angry Arab’ critic Saudi Arabia but not many have joined him, in English. The last article critical of the ‘Arab moderate states’ at this site was more than 2 years ago by Dr. Abbas Baktiyar. We have not seen even ONE ARTICLE on reactionary and terrorist state of Saudi Arabia. The Zionist media protect Saudi Arabia by not reporting on Saudi Arabia but are heavily focused on Iran and spreading LIES. The judeofascists are interest only in Iran’s demise. They will take it into their graves, one by one.
    {http://dissidentvoice.org/2009/01/the-sources-of-arabs%E2%80%99-shame-egypt-jordan-and-saudi-arabia/}

  10. shabnam said on January 12th, 2011 at 7:08pm #

    Islamophobia machine is a big business in Britain and other European countries supported by MI6 and Mossad.

    One of these organizations, “Council of Ex-Muslim of Britain” is a propaganda toll of the West against Islam where spread disinformation through their media outlet including Guardian, BBC, Independent, Al Arabiya TV, Italian state TV, The Wall Street Journal, CNS News, throughout the Western world.

    The Iranian traitors including Maryam Namazie, pose as a ‘leftist’ , from The Worker-communist Party of Iran, has no fight with IMPERIALISM & ZIONISM only Islam, similar to Mossad, MI6, CIA and German intelligent service.
    {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryam_Namazie}

    The “Council of Ex-Muslim of Britain” supported by the British Humanist Association and the National Secular Society, including Richard Dawkins, an Islamophobe ‘scientist’ turned politician to spread propaganda against Muslims. He is the author of a famous book “Selfish Gene’ believes in ‘gene destiny’. He, however, has no fight against either Christianity or Judaism, like Namazie, only Islam. Richard Dawkins wants to convert Islamic World to evolution. Dawkins said:

    {While most non-fundamentalist Christian traditions have largely accepted evolution, Islam was still much more hostile, he said. “It’s the fact that Islam teaches the Koran is the literal word of God, unlike most Christian sects, which say the Bible is largely symbolic. That could well be the cause.” }

    {http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article6805889.ece}

    Richard Hawkins, also believes in ‘gene destiny’ where is rejected by many. He is so arrogant that he thinks his CIVILIZING MISSION must be implemented in the Muslim world.
    Dawkins is strong supporter of a neocon “Aayan Hirsi Ali”, who works for the American Enterprise Institute. Hirsi Ali insists Islam and the West are locked in “a clash of civilizations,” the rallying cry of the Fox News Channel’s vox populi. The “dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of Western life,” she warns. The “Muslim mind,” she declares, is “in the grip of jihad.”

    {http://michellemalkin.com/2006/02/28/a-manifesto-against-islamism}

    Maryam Namazie of the Worker Communist Party of Iran has been awarded the National Secular Society’s Irwin Prize for “Secularist of the Year”. The £5,000 annual prize was presented by Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee at a lunch at the Montcalm Hotel in London. The Ex Muslim frequently uses fake photos to form public Opinion against Iran. For example the following FAKE photo on stoning is frequenctly used in rally to mislead the public. Please look at the following photo used by Namazie and her ilk to deceive the public.

    {http://thesugarbeetbhoy.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/one-law-for-all-rally/}

    The following is the same FAKE photo with explanation:

    Fake Stoning: A picture that was spread all over the international media purporting to show the stoning of and Iranian woman has been exposed as a fake. The picture is in fact from a film and the actress is Smadar Monsinos. You may want to ask yourself how much other spin and propaganda is being sold to you as ‘News’ from Iran

    {http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87149}

  11. Liberte said on January 12th, 2011 at 9:10pm #

    shabnam, two questions.

    The dancing Palestian woman, with the children, on 911. I read that she had no clue about 911 and was responding to cake, or candy or something. When I search online I cannot tell which sources to trust.

    Also, the Muslims in the UK. I see them at rallies and they appear – how do I say this – like poor representatives of the Qur’an. Are they being funded and/or incited by Zionist/US/UK intelligence?

    Those are two media images I have been wondering about.

  12. mary said on January 13th, 2011 at 1:50am #

    I will parahrase the title of this article.

    Israel’s War on Palestine –

    This has just come in from Sapiens Promise, a NewZealand website who keep a daily log of the atrocities. This is massive terrorism. Note ‘air strikes’ in Gaza City. So you hear the drones, a lower note for those armed ones, and now the blast and the reverberations. These people are from the dark side of a dark planet but their two allies in the axis are no better. Exact same weapons, very similar minds.

    In Occupied Palestine
    Zionism in practice

    Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property
    24 hours to 8am 12 January 2011

    Main source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group (PMG).

    Air strike kills targeted motorcyclist – injures bystander

    Israeli Navy hijacks fishing boat – takes prisoner crew

    Israeli Navy opens fire on fishing boats in 2 Gaza districts

    Houses and farms under Israeli fire in 2 Gaza districts

    Israeli soldiers abduct 13-year-old boy

    Israeli troops destroy house in West Bank village

    Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in refugee camp and 12 towns and villages

    5 air strikes – 7 attacks – 26 raids including home invasions – 1 dead – 1 injured

    6 taken prisoner – 17 detained – 93 restrictions of movement
    ~~~~

    Just one day’s report remember. Detail follows and the report concludes

    Bil’in protest leader’s gaol term increased: following an appeal by the Israeli Military Prosecution, the military court at the Ofar Detention and Interrogation Centre sentenced the Co-ordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall in the village of Bil’in, Abdallah Abu Rahmeh, to an additional gaol term of four months. The court also imposed a fine of NIS5000 (approximately US$1400). Abu Rahmah was charged with organising protests against the building of Israel’s annexation Wall. The trial session was held in presence of 24 European diplomats and consuls, including the French Consul-General, as well as Israeli and international peace activists. Luisa Morgantini, former Deputy Speaker of the European Parliament, was among those who attended the trial session.

    Support the Stuttgart Declaration. Closing Document of the Palestine Solidarity Conference “Separated in the past – together in the future”. Stuttgart, 26-28 November 2010 Equality – or Nothing (Edward W. Said) See declaration at: {http://kupola.de/petition/main_en.html}

    I weep for my Palestinian brothers and sisters.