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Students for Justice in Palestine try to co-opt anti-Trump protests,call for intifada in US

Gary Willig,//Anti-Israel activists are attempting to co-opt the protests that have rocked the US since Donald Trump became the President-elect, according to Cornell Law School Professor William A. Jacobson.

“It’s conquest of other peoples and movements to redirect them to and focus attention on the BDS anti-Israel agenda.” Prof. Jacobson wrote on his blog at the Legal Insurrection website.

In the video above, which the anti-Israel organization Students for Justice in Palestine posted on its Facebook page, protesters can be heard repeatedly chanting “Trump! Obama! You will feel the Intifada!”

It is unknown why the protesters included President Obama in their chants.

The protesters also chanted “There is only one solution…intifada revolution,” at the rally in New York City on November 10.

“Intifada” refers to two violent conflicts between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. The Second Intifada in particular was marked by attacks on Jews of all ages, including small children and the elderly, which resulted in over 1,000 Jewish deaths, most of whom were civilians.

The protests against Trump’s election victory continue. A number of anti-Trump demonstrations have descended into violence, with Trump supporters being violently attacked and acts of vandalism and destruction of property recorded and caught on video.

Hate crimes against Muslims in America rise to slightly above zero

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The Muslims-are-victims propaganda mill that has been operating ever since 9/11/01 went into overdrive when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Not a day passes without a story about a young Muslim child being told that Donald Trump hates Muslims, so now their lives will be full of discrimination and hatred. Continuing with that theme, the media has breathlessly reported a 67% increase in hate crimes against Muslims in 2015. That’s a big increase! That probably means the absolute number of alleged hate crimes against Muslims in this nation of 330 millions must be some huge number, like… 50,000? 20,000? 10,000? At least 5,000?

257.

The total number of alleged hate crimes against all Americans was 5,818 in 2015. The 257 alleged hate crimes against Muslims was about 5% of the total.  95% of hate crimes were against other groups, especially Jews.

But the headlines at the New York Times was “Attacks on Muslim Americans Fuel Increase in Hate Crime, F.B.I. Says”, breathlessly focusing on less than 5% of all hate crimes, which in turn is far less than 1% of all crimes (I guess the other crimes, including rape and murder not motivated by bigotry, don’t count).

The fact is: there are still almost zero “hate crimes” against Muslims in America. America is the most tolerant country in the world. However, there are hate crimes committed by Muslims against other Americans, as the victims of the San Bernardino shootings, the Fort Hood shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings, the more recent Cascade Mall shooting, and more. But the Times article doesn’t focus on that kind of hate.

The truth is that the safest place in the world for Muslims is America (which is why so many Muslims want to emigrate here).  Muslims are slaughtering Muslims (and Christians, when they can find them) in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Nigeria, Libya, Lebanon, and Turkey, just to name a few. But the facts don’t fit at all with the media’s Islamophilia-driven obsession to paint Muslims as victims of intolerant Americans.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

Muslim Trump voter unloads on Democrats and radical Islam

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For a long time I’ve been critical of the Muslim community, many of whom seem to revel in victimhood status even when it’s clear that they are not the victims of anything.  Meanwhile, a substantial number of their coreligionists are slaughtering people by the thousands, including, from time to time, Americans, and they don’t seem to have any public opinions about that.

So nothing could be more surprising to me to see Asra Q. Nomani, a Muslim who penned an op-ed in the Washington Post announcing that not only did she vote for Trump, but she has a deep dislike for Hillary and, yes, wait for it… radical Islam!

I – a 51-year-old, a Muslim, an immigrant woman “of color” – am one of those silent voters for Donald Trump. And I’m not a “bigot,” “racist,” “chauvinist” or “white supremacist,” as Trump voters are being called, nor part of some “whitelash.”

I have been opposed to the decision by President Obama and the Democratic Party to tap dance around the “Islam” in Islamic State.

… the issue that most worries me as a human being on this earth: extremist Islam of the kind that has spilled blood from the hallways of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai to the dance floor of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

The revelations of multimillion-dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation from Qatar and Saudi Arabia [which Wikileaks emails claimed are funders of ISIS] killed my support for Clinton.

I have absolutely no fears about being a Muslim in a “Trump America.” The checks and balances in America and our rich history of social justice and civil rights will never allow the fear-mongering that has been attached to candidate Trump’s rhetoric to come to fruition.

What worried me the most were my concerns about the influence of theocratic Muslim dictatorships, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia, in a Hillary Clinton America. These dictatorships are no shining examples of progressive society with their failure to offer fundamental human rights and pathways to citizenship to immigrants from India, refugees from Syria and the entire class of de facto slaves that live in those dictatorships.

We have to stand up with moral courage against not just hate against Muslims, but hate by Muslims[.]

Nomani condemned radical Islam and the Democrats’ refusal to fight it.  Can you imagine if most American Muslims spoke this way publicly?

Can you imagine if even some American Muslims spoke this way publicly, instead of blaming people who want to scrutinize fundamentalists for our own safety?

Nomani’s op-ed piece, while unprecedented, highlights the continuing moral crisis in the Muslim community by virtue of the near uniqueness of her perspective.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.