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]


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."

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Who is behind Islamophobia?

The Guardian published a report in July, 2016 about who is funding and promoting anti Muslim sentiment in the United States. The report listed the following nine groups as the ‘core’ groups promoting Islamophobia.
  1. Abstraction Fund,
  2. Clarion Project,
  3. David Horowitz Freedom Center,
  4. Middle East Forum,
  5. American Freedom Law Center,
  6. Center for Security Policy,
  7. Investigative Project on Terrorism,
  8. Jihad Watch
  9. Act! for America.
Lets see who are behind these groups and who funds them.

Listed at the top is Abstraction Fund. Who owns it?

“The Abstraction Fund is a New York-based foundation, whose President and Treasurer since 2011 is the philanthropist Nina Rosenwald.”[1]
So, who is this philanthropist Nina Rosenwald that founded the Abstraction Fund? Is she a pro-Israel lobbyist? Is she a Zionist?

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Nina Rosenwald is an influential neocon and operator in many activities of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States. Rosenwald was a delegate to the 1996 Democratic National Convention.

Max Blumenthal writes of her,
An heiress to the Sears Roebuck fortune, Rosenwald spreads her millions through the William Rosenwald Family Fund, a nonprofit foundation named for her father, a famed Jewish philanthropist who created the United Jewish Appeal in 1939. His daughter’s focus is more explicitly political. According to a report by the Center for American Progress titled “Fear Inc.,” Rosenwald and her sister Elizabeth Varet, who also directs the family foundation, have donated more than $2.8 million since 2000 to 'organizations that fan the flames of Islamophobia'.
Rosenwald is the founder and president of the neoconservative and anti-Muslim Gatestone Institute. She also sits on the executive committee of Daniel Pipes' think tank Middle East Forum.[2]
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Next on the list is Clarion Project.
What does it promote?
Follow the Money: From Islamophobia to Israel Right or Wrong
The people bankrolling illegal Israeli expansionism in the occupied West Bank are the same people fomenting anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. 
You don’t have to get more than a minute into Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West (2007) to begin to see how inextricably it ties Islamophobia to hardline Israeli policies [1]. Despite its initial disclaimer, the film demonizes all Muslims, and through explicit statements and rapid-fire images, makes clear the filmmaker's view that there is a direct connection between Nazis and both Palestinians and Muslims. 
Obsession played a brief but high-profile role during the 2008 presidential election campaign when the Clarion Fund distributed 28 million DVDs as a newspaper insert in swing states [2]. A few years later, Clarion’s The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America (2008)—about an Islamic enemy that, purportedly, “the government is too afraid to name”—made its own headlines with reports that the New York City Police Department had showed the film to nearly 1,500 police officers [3]. And in 2011, Clarion got still more attention when it issued its third big film, Iranium [4]. The film pushes the Israeli and neoconservative narrative about Iran's nuclear program and the need for military action against Iran, using a “clash of civilizations” framework that attributes “unavoidable” conflict to fundamental cultural differences between Islamic and Western civilizations [5]. 
But others, particularly supporters of Israel’s right-wing policies, found these films’ virulently anti-Muslim message to their liking. All three films have been effectively mainstreamed in the Jewish community, with local showings sponsored by such groups as Hillel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the Dallas Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and B’nai B’rith chapters [9]. Obsession has become a staple of David Horowitz’s “Islamo-Fascism Awareness” weeks on college campuses. Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire supporter of Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney—and a critic of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from the right—has distributed copies of Obsession to young people on Birthright-sponsored tours to Israel, a project he funds [10]. 
The Clarion filmmakers and their funders were using Islamophobia in the service of their vision of Israeli expansionism. Commenting on Iranium, journalists Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib analyze it within the context of The Third Jihad, Clarion’s previous movie. Each, they write, “portrays a clash of civilizations, suggests that Muslims value death over life, and portrays irrational hatred toward Israel and anti-Semitism as key to comprehending the anger and frustration voiced by Muslim countries against the United States. . . . [T]he formula for the Clarion Fund's anti-Muslim propaganda is becoming more apparent with each new iteration” [11]. And particularly relevant to this article, the films reflect the worldview of almost all of the anti-Muslim ideologues, the funders of a nationwide Islamophobia network, and the right-wing pro-Israel groups that we discuss below. 
Follow the Money: From Islamophobia to Israel Right or Wrong

Third on the list is David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Who is this David Horowitz? Is he a Zionist Jew? The answer to that is, yes, David Horowitz is a Zionist and Jewish. (AlterNet)
Horowitz's second marriage, to Sam Moorman, ended in divorce. On June 24, 1990, Horowitz married Shay Marlowe in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted at the Pacific Jewish Center by Rabbi Daniel Lapin.
David Horowitz - Wikipedia

Fourth on the list is the Middle East Forum.
It is founded by Daniel Pipes.
"Daniel Pipes (born September 9, 1949) is an American historian, writer, and commentator. He is the president of the Middle East Forum, and publisher of its Middle East Quarterly journal." -- Daniel Pipes - Wikipedia

Daniel Pipes is pro-Zionism. What is his ethnicity?

Listed at number five is American Freedom Law Center.
Who created this organization?
Robert J. Muise (born 1965) is an American attorney who specializes in constitutional law litigation. Along with attorney David Yerushalmi, he is co-founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national nonprofit law firm whose stated mission is "to fight for faith and freedom by advancing and defending America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral foundation through litigation, education, and public policy programs."
Robert Muise - Wikipedia

Robert Muise is a Zionist catholic. The other founder, David Yerushalmi is a Zionist Jew.[3]
6th is Center for Security Policy.
Founded by Frank Gaffney Jr. who according to multiple reports (source 1, source 2) is Jewish. I have not verified the claims myself. This think tank has published many pro-Israel reports. An example below:
Frank Gaffney’s Israel Tour 2013

It also receives funds from Zionist organizations.

In 2011, CSP reported over $4.5 million in revenues.[32] Over the years, it has received generous support from various right-wing and “pro-Israel” foundations, including several identified in CAP’s report on the Islamophobia network. A Right Web review of the tax filings of U.S. charitable foundations revealed that during 1999-2009, the organization received more than $7.5 million in charitable donations, including $221,500 from the William Rosenwald Family Fund, $735,000 from the Anchorage Charitable Fund, $375,000 from the Becker Foundations, $715,000 from the Bradley Foundation, more than $2.75 million from the Sarah Scaife Foundation, $110,000 from the Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation, and $90,000 from the Hascoe Charitable Foundation. CSP also received $40,000 from Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum, another right-wing and often anti-Islamic advocacy group with whom CSP shares many funders. 
Another prominent CSP backer has been Lawrence Kadish, a New York investment banker, prominent patron of the Republican Party and the Republican Jewish Coalition, and financial backer of Americans for Victory over Terrorism (AVOT). Both he and Gaffney served as senior advisers to AVOT. Poju Zabludowicz, who has generously donated to CSP, is, according to journalist Jason Vest, "heir to a formidable diversified international empire that includes arms manufacturer Soltam—which once employed [Richard] Perle—and benefactor of the recently established Britain Israel Communication and Research Centre, a London-based group that appears to equate reportage or commentary uncomplimentary to Zionism with anti-Semitism." 
Center for Security Policy - Right Web

The group listed at the 7th place is Investigative Project on Terrorism. Its founder is Steven Emerson. 
The Investigative Project on Terrorism was founded by Emerson in 1995, shortly after the release of his documentary film, Terrorists Among Us: Jihad in America, which first aired in the United States in 1994 on the PBS series Frontline. The documentary was faulted for misrepresentation, and Robert Friedman accused Emerson of "creating mass hysteria against American Arabs." 
Steven Emerson - Wikipedia

Steven Emerson is both Jewish and Zionist.[4][5]

Number 8 is Jihad Watch.
It is affiliated with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the group listed in the third place. It’s run by Robert Spencer, a hardline Zionist.[6]
Jihad Watch is a blog affiliated with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, run by blogger Robert Spencer, it has been described as one of the main homes of the Counter-jihad movement on the internet. 
Jihad Watch - Wikipedia
Number 9 is Act! for America. This group is made up of Zionist Jews and Christians.[7][8]
While the group describes itself as a nonpartisan and nonreligious national security group, its base of support comes from "evangelical Christian conservatives, hard-line defenders of Israel (both Jews and Christians) and Tea Party Republicans."

After reading this, if you have reached a conclusion that Jews are liars by birth or Jews are inherently bad, then I will have to disappoint you. Such assertion is not accurate. According to this peer reviewed paper, "three-month-olds, but not newborns, prefer own-race faces." I have added the relevant excerpt from the study below:

Adults are sensitive to the physical differences that define ethnic groups. However, the age at which we become sensitive to ethnic differences is currently unclear. Our study aimed to clarify this by testing newborns and young infants for sensitivity to ethnicity using a visual preference (VP) paradigm. While newborn infants demonstrated no spontaneous preference for faces from either their own- or other-ethnic groups, 3-month-old infants demonstrated a significant preference for faces from their own-ethnic group. These results suggest that preferential selectivity based on ethnic differences is not present in the first days of life, but is learned within the first 3 months of life.

All of the Jews mentioned above are Zionists and they are promoting Muslim hatred (Islamophobia) to increase support for Israel.


[1] Abstraction Fund

[2] Nina Rosenwald - Powerbase

[3] David Yerushalmi - Wikipedia


[5] Phony Terrorism Expert “Steven Emerson” Manages To Get All Of England Laughing At Him

[6] Follow the Money: From Islamophobia to Israel Right or Wrong

[7] ACT! for America - Wikipedia

[8] Brigitte Gabriel - Wikipedia