Extremism

Eid Mubarak from Memphis!

We had over 5000 people attend.

Where are you celebrating Eid? And how many people came? Share in the comments and post pics if you have them.


Eid Mubarak!
Sh Yasir Qadhi addressed a large crowd of Memphis Muslims during Eid sermon this morning. Over 5000 gathered to attend the service and hear his words where they were reminded of God’s blessings and gifts and to remember those who are less fortunate and in dire situations in Syria, Burma, Palestine, and all over the world. He also stressed Muslims role in combating extremism, whether it is within Islam or Islamophobic rhetoric. Muslims should always remain proud of their heritage, creed, morales and ethics which stand firmly against and transgressions and always for mercy, forgiveness, fairness, and justice.


Today’s UpFront is a special on the future of ISIS, featuring experts from across the region and the world. Preview:

ISIL is losing territory fast, so are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the brutal group? Mehdi Hasan hosts an international panel to debate.

Full episode coming up at 1930GMT.


I’ll be speaking about extremism and Islamophobia, and how we tackle both, in Sydney and Melbourne in July…book your tickets now….preview clip:

Defeating Extremism with Mehdi Hasan.

Joined in Sydney by Stan Grant and a special guest in Melbourne soon to be announced!

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) | 11th July | http://bit.ly/2rWAf9V

Western Sydney University | 13th July | Tickets | http://bit.ly/2sg6rSN

#MehdiAtCi

A young Muslim teenager killed in the States. A Muslim killed in the U.K. and many have been seriously injured… So sad. Yet there are three main teachings we can draw out of these horrific events. First we are all equally exposed to violence and terrorist attacks and because we are all potential victims, we should avoid playing the victims one “civilisation” or religion against the other. Second, murderers are murderers before being Muslim, White, Black, Jew or Christian. We should avoid equating their acts with their origin, colour or religion. Third, we need to come together and be as brave as this iman who protected the murderer from hatred and delivered him to justice. This is where we need to stand together : while we hate terrorism we need to master our emotions and remain wise and true to our principles. We will prevail with our ethical stances not with arrogant power and blind retaliation.

Rappelez-vous… il y a deux ans…et déjà nous savons davantage…

Tariq Ramadan (official)

Un jour nous saurons …

Un jour nous saurons combien les Etats-Unis et les pays européens ont aidé la montée de ISIS et de DAESH et des groupes similaires.
Un jour nous saurons combien ils ont poussé leurs alliés, et en particulier les Etats du Golf, à soutenir ces groupes et ces organisations.
Un jour nous saurons que – comme un conseiller au Département d’Etat américain me l’a dit jour – les trois seules choses qui comptent dans la région sont «la sécurité, le pétrole et Israël”.
Un jour nous saurons comment l’insécurité régionale a été la meilleure façon de sécuriser à la fois un accès plus facile au pétrole et la mortelle et silencieuse colonisation israélienne en cours.
Un jour, nous saurons et demanderons des comptes. Si ce n’est pas nous, ce sera nos enfants … si ce ne sont pas nos enfants, ce sera l’Histoire … si ce n’est pas l’Histoire, alors ce sera l’Unique … “In God we trust” … c’est notre cas… pas vous?

#resist

SHAUN KING: Prominent Trump allies are calling for Muslim “internment camps”

This is as disgusting as anything I’ve heard in my entire adult life. I’ve long since believed that Donald Trump and his staunchest supporters are bigots, but to hear some of them literally begin calling for Muslim internment camps is absolutely appalling.

To be clear, they are using the words “internment” and “internment camps” to describe how they want to “round up” thousands and thousands of Muslims. Of course, the calls for these internment camps came first on Fox News, but have now spread far beyond Fox.

This past Sunday, Trump ally Nigel Farage, who not only campaigned with Trump, but has appeared with Trump since the election, went on Fox and Friends Weekend the day after the recent attacks in London and said, “We want genuine action. And if there is not action, then the calls for internment will grow. We have over 3,000 people on a sort of known terrorist list, and we’re watching and monitoring their activities, but a further 20,000 people who are persons of interest, mainly they’re linked in some way to extremist organizations.”

The Fox hosts then circled back and asked Katie Hopkins, a regular guest, if she supported American-style internment camps used against Japanese Americans that Nigel Farage first mentioned. Without hesitation, Hopkins doubled down on the call for them, saying, “We do need internment camps. Before, I would’ve bought the idea that, no, this gets more people radicalized. You know, that’s not the solution. But we’ve gone beyond the tipping point.”

Clayton Morris, one of the show’s hosts, disavowed the calls for internment camps during the show, saying, “On behalf of the network, I think all of us here find that idea reprehensible here at Fox News Channel, just to be clear.”

Hearing the calls for internment camps got conservative talk show host Michael Savage’s juices flowing. Trump has repeatedly praised Savage and has appeared on his talk show over and over again. Savage, speaking not of England, but of the United States, said on Monday, “Why don’t you intern all of them before they run people over on a bridge, or stab people in the street? It was done during World War II.”

Again, Savage, like Katie Hopkins before him, has no reservations whatsoever comparing the internment camps to those of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Others are joining in. An Irish model, Vogue Williams, wrote an op-ed in which the title is “Internment camps are grim necessity.” The British editor in chief of Brietbart (the company most recently overseen by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon) is now calling for internment camps.

These calls for internment camps of Muslims weren’t made at neo-Nazi rallies, they were made on national television, in widely distributed newspapers, and on syndicated radio shows by men and women who actually have the ear of the President of the United States. These horrifying calls for internment camps weren’t made by people with white hoods on their heads, but by truly influential men and women in business attire.

I’ve never heard such bigoted, terrifying calls for something so widely viewed as a human rights abuse made in broad daylight by so many people known to be allies of the President of the United States. These calls for internment camps represent a tremendous degradation in the discourse on terrorism around the world. And again, it’s not like these voices were calling for something different than the World War II-style internment camps of Japanese Americans — that was actually their reference point for how and why it must be done.

In a different day and age, any person who dared call for World War II-style internment camps would likely be yanked from the air and never allowed to speak on a public broadcast again, but in 2017 we are finding the lines for what’s permissible to be said in public have been erased. We have a president who openly bragged about grabbing women by the genitals. In other words, it appears we are now in the era where anything goes. How can these people be banned for wanting to revisit one of the worst periods of world history when our own president literally called for banning all Muslims from this country during his campaign and continues to fight for different versions of this ban today?

These calls, of course, are not about safety, but about bigotry. White supremacists are murdering Americans all over this country, but not a single Trump ally is calling for the internment of white people or even white supremacists — even though doing so may significantly reduce the number of terror attacks on American soil. Why not?

They aren’t calling for the internment of white people because maybe they might get swept up themselves in such an effort. If not Trump, or Farage, or Hopkins, or Savage, many of their most devoted supporters no doubt would be “rounded up” and sent to camps… so, no such calls have or will ever take place.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-trump-supporters-calling-muslim-internment-camps-article-1.3228321


He’s got a point you know.You literally can not make this stuff up! One of the London attackers was featured in a documentary titled “The Jihadist Next Door” and he was filmed unfurling and praying in front of an ISIS-inspired flag in central London! He was even reported to the authorities by friends and neighbors!

And yet today, American and British figures are calling on police to surveil mosques and “Muslim Centers” (whatever the hell that is) and calling on Muslims to do more, cooperate and alert police and to “drive them out”… at what point do you actually begin to question the competence of police and authorities?


G’day Australians! I’ll be speaking on Islam, politics, Trump and extremism in Melbourne and Sydney next month, on 11th and 13th July. Do pls buy tickets and come along to listen if you live in those cities. Promo video:

Defeating Extremism with Mehdi Hasan

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) | Tuesday 11th July | Tickets http://bit.ly/2rWAf9V

Western Sydney University | Thursday 13th July | Tickets http://bit.ly/2sg6rSN

#MehdiAtCi

From my home state, an extremist in Government.

“Hunt them, identity them, and kill them. Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.”

Congressman Calls for Holy War on Muslims on Facebook: ‘Kill Them All’ [Updated]

On Sunday, Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins posted a disturbing message on his verified personal Facebook page calling for “all of Christendom” to hunt down and kill every single “radicalized” Islamic suspect:


Our voice re the #LondonBridge attacks, well said Dilly & Mohammed Khaleel Allah reward you both.

https://www.facebook.com/5pillarsuk/videos/1319214388134044/

Deputy editor of 5Pillars, Dilly Hussain, featured on Sky News earlier today to discuss how the UK Government should counter-extremism in light of the London Bridge attacks alongside Mohammed Khalil (Islamics) and Dr Usama Hasan (Quilliam Foundation).

If you want a systematic rebuttal to the charge that Islam is violent, this is brilliantly done.

Forever on trial—Islam and the charge of violence

The infamous essay “What ISIS really wants” from The Atlantic included the vacuous statement, “The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic.” Of course, this means absolutely nothing without explaining what we mean by the five letter word ‘Islam’, who gets to define it, and why eve…

“The Numbers Don’t Lie: White Far-Right Terrorists Pose a Clear Danger to Us All” – as everyone obsesses over “Islamist” terrorism, here’s my latest piece for The Intercept:

The Numbers Don’t Lie: White Far-Right Terrorists Pose a Clear Danger to Us All

Donald Trump and other Republicans decry Islamist terror attacks in the U.S. but pay scant attention to attacks by white nationalists, such as in Portland.

Another horrific attack on Christians in #Egypt by the dogs of ISIS. We must stand united against all evil.

Whoever takes one life unjustly, it is as though he has killed all of mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he has saved all of mankind. (Qur’an, 5:32)

North Texas Pastor and Imam Try to Lead By Example

A Dallas pastor and Irving imam are hoping their close friendship and common ground will spur some positivity this season.


Refuting ISIS by Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Now available on Amazon Kindle: https://goo.gl/To2yYE

After the overwhelming response to the first edition – where over 50,000 copies were sold – Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi felt the need for an improved second edition. Several topics have benefitted from more rigorous proofs, whilst new subjects are also tackled; further rebutting ISIS and its ideological foundations.

Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi is an internationally renowned Syrian scholar, who is recognised as one of the most influential Muslims in the world.