Sunday, 26 March 2017

Why did Muslims attack the Sasanian Empire in 633?

In the year 633 AD, Abu bakr the caliph of Muslims attacked the Persian Empire. There were three underlying reasons for this attack according to Wikipedia:

"1. Along the borders between Arabia and these two great empires were numerous Arab tribes leading a nomadic life and forming a buffer-like state between the Persians and Romans. Abu Bakr hoped that these tribes might accept Islam and help their brethren in spreading it. 

2. The Persian and Roman populations suffered with very high taxation laws; Abu Bakr believed that they might be persuaded to help the Muslims, who agreed to release them from the excessive tributes. 

3. Two gigantic empires surrounded Arabia, and it was unsafe to remain passive with these two powers on its borders. Abu Bakr hoped that by attacking Iraq and Syria he might remove the danger from the borders of the Islamic State."

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Who's behind the anti-Islam Counter-Jihad movement?

Lets do a recap on what is counter Jihad. So, what is this counter-Jihad movement?

"Counter-jihad or Counterjihad is a political current consisting of organizations, bloggers and activists all linked by a common belief that the West is being subjected to takeover by Muslims. While the roots of the movement go back to the 1980s, it did not gain significant momentum until after the September 11 attacks in 2001. The informal, transnational and web-based network incites hate against Muslims as well as political opponents on the left, often by drawing arguments from a well-known and time-worn repertoire of sources. It has been variously dubbed pro-Israel, anti-Islamic or Islamophobic, or far-right."[1]

This movement is without a doubt anti-Islam and some its prominent voices are vocally anti-Muslim as well. The American counter-Jihad movement is led by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.[1] Pamela is a hardline Zionist and ethnically Jewish.[2] Robert Spencer is also a hard-core Zionist. Loonwatch notes:

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The Connection Between Zionism & Organized Islamophobia – The Facts

Much has been said about the disproportionate Zionist presence in the world of organized Islamophobia. Now we learn that there is more to that claim than unfounded conspiracy theories. It turns out the main funder of anti-Muslim blogger/anti-Park51 organizer Robert Spencer and his hate site JihadWatch are husband and wife duo Aubrey and Joyce Chernick, the same couple are ardent supporters of Zionist causes and major funders of pro-Israel groups across the country.
Aubrey Chernick according to Politico,
A onetime trustee of the hawkish Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Aubrey Chernick led the effort to pull together $3.5 million in venture capital to start Pajamas Media, a conservative blog network that made its name partly with hawkish pro-Israel commentary and of late has kept up a steady stream of anti-mosque postings, including one rebutting attacks by CAIR against Spencer — who Pajamas CEO Roger Simon called “one of the ideological point men in the global war on terror.”
Politico lists some of the Zionist propaganda organizations and pro-occupation front organizations that Aubrey and Joyce Chernick have funded over the years:
  • The Zionist Organization of America
  • MEMRI, a group that distributes translations of inflammatory Arabic language material
  • The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), a group that tracks what it depicts as the threat of radical Islam, run by notorious Islamophobe Steven Emerson
  • CAMERA, a group that tracks what it says is anti-Israel bias in the media and that is associated with Daniel Pipes
  • The Central Fund for Israel, a clearinghouse for moneys directed to pro-settler groups
  • A number of conservative think tanks that are aligned with the Likud.
The Chernicks are also major funders of Jewish groups including: The American Jewish Congress, The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, and The Anti-Defamation League.
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The European anti-Muslim counter-Jihad movement is also linked to Zionists. Stop Islamisation of Europe, the leading counter-Jihad organization in Europe was founded by Anders Gravers Pedersen. Wikispooks writes of his political affiliations:

"On his Facebook page Gravers posts links to a number of right-wing and Zionist groups. He is a ‘fan’ of the Middle East Media Research Institute, the Jewish Internet Defense Force, United Against Nuclear Iran and the Young Gun Conservative Network. He is also a 'fan' of English Democrats Party leader Robin Tilbrook and friends with the Dutch Islamophobic politician Geert Wilders. Gravers is a principal member of the Freedom Defense Initiative."[3]

Footnotes:
1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-jihad
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Geller
3. https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Anders_Gravers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

How should propaganda's be presented?

Propaganda needs to address the broad masses, that is, the majority of the general public. It also needs to appeal to the emotions of the people.

According to the Mein Kampf: "Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people. (...) All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed. (...) The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses. 

The broad masses of the people are not made up of diplomats or professors of public jurisprudence nor simply of persons who are able to form reasoned judgment in given cases, but a vacillating crowd of human children who are constantly wavering between one idea and another. (...) The great majority of a nation is so feminine in its character and outlook that its thought and conduct are ruled by sentiment rather than by sober reasoning. This sentiment, however, is not complex, but simple and consistent. It is not highly differentiated, but has only the negative and positive notions of love and hatred, right and wrong, truth and falsehood."