As a 38 year old woman from a small town in Wales, myself or my family have never experienced racism, until last week when my daughter of 6 experienced it for the first time.
It was her birthday and she was excitedly inviting her friends in class to a party and ironically invited 3 of her closest friends in school.
They returned the next day and returned the invitation saying they were not allowed to attend any Christian birthday because they “Muslims“ were clean and my daughter was dirty.
As you can imagine at 6 years old she was confused and upset and I had to console her.
I did bring this to the schools attention but I had no other correspondence and the next week they took the children to a Mosque.
How can we solve the problems at hand if we don’t even respect for the basics of each others cultures.
I actually feel empathy for those three, bright, intelligent girls who’s minds are already being infected by an intolerant ideology, all the future rules they will have to adhere to and the oppression they will suffer, all in the name of Allah.
Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, recently suggested — without a trace of irony — that if “Islamophobia” continues to rise:
“A day will come when we will have to ask every woman to wear a headscarf in solidarity with those who wear it for religious reasons.” (Translated from German.)
RT (formerly “Russia Today”) invited Toni Bugle (Mothers Against Radical Islam & Sharia — MARIAS) and Catherine Shakdam* (Director of the Islamic pro Sharia, pro Iran, Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies ) to respond.
“The West is blaming Islam for the violence it itself professes.”
“… the West has equated and conflated JIHAD with violence, bloodshed, imperialism, and injustice. The word JIHAD has been stripped of its true meaning so that western capitals could sell their wars to a gullible public and in one smooth movement of the hand position themselves holier and greater than thou!”
“Nowadays the public associate JIHAD with terrorism and of course Daesh (ISIS). Such was the plan all along.
“As long as Islam and Muslims can be blamed for all the violence that befell the world since 2001 then no party will question America’s neocons.
“… The West wants control over the Islamic world for the riches its nations house but also out of fear that Islam one day will come to challenge its imperial complex.
… Islam, true Islam is the threat for it offers freedom and empowerment.
… Iran more than any other nations in the world understands liberation since it enacted its own in 1979 by establishing the Governance of the Jurist. (Editor: This is a reference to Theocratic/Sharia law as advocated by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran)
2012: cardboard cutout of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Celebrating anniversary of the Iranian Revolution
I try my best to always use fairness but I know that when something is morally unfair it angers me, if we cannot call a spade a spade without someone coming in and claiming its a shovel which then leads to complete confusion then we are in fact as guilty of ignoring issues as those in high positions have done for far to long. For me political correctness is a curse because it has allowed others to use and abuse it for their own gain regardless of who it fails or let's down. Often those who are failed are the ones who needed people to be fearless in the face of political correct pandering.
I'm of the thinking that feelings can get hurt but hurt feelings don't kill people and with discussion things get said that may cause hurt, however that hurt is a temporary feeling whereas being the parent of a killed child or a raped child well that feeling lasts a lifetime, so I cannot spare people's feelings if it is something that has to be said in order to actually get things changed.
I get called horrendous names, I get threats of violence and rape and I ignore the words because as a survivor of gang rape I know those words can never do to me what those rapists actions did to me, my life and that of my family. So be hurt by words then dust yourself down and keep marching forwards for if we do not use words that may hurt we stand to allow actions that will cause a lifetime of hurt and pain that will never heal or leave you.
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