Islamophobic Response in America to Violent incidents Like Brussels Blasts
by Stephen Lendman
The post-9/11 climate was the wrong time to be Muslim in America. Disturbing witch-hunt persecution and injustice followed.
Muslims threatening no one were and continue to be hounded for their faith, ethnicity, and at times prominence and charity.
They’re hunted down, rounded up, held in detention, kept in isolation, denied bail, restricted in their right to counsel, tried on secret evidence, convicted on bogus charges, given long sentences, then incarcerated for extra harsh treatment as political prisoners in segregated Communication Management Units (CMUs) in violation of US Prison Bureau regulations and the Supreme Court’s February 2005 Johnson v. California ruling.
Anti-Muslim policies are flagrantly unconstitutional. Targeting a religious group violates First Amendment freedoms. The 1964 Civil Rights Act banned segregation based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin.
Islamophobes and media scoundrels proliferate anti-Islamic sentiment, blaming victims for crimes committed against them.
Trump wants Muslims temporarily banned from entering America, a shameless proposal exceeded by Cruz, a neocon/fascist lunatic Islamophobe.
He wants America’s borders closed to Muslims, their US city neighborhoods militarized, “patrol(led) and secur(ed).” As president, maybe he’ll order them ghettoized the way Hitler oppressed Jews and Israel terrorizes Palestinians.
It’s time for law enforcement to act, he blustered. Muslims “want to come in. They want to do big damage, and I would be extremely careful about that.”
Trump called Cruz’s scheme a “good idea (he supports) 100%.” Clinton revealed her Islamophobic viciousness by supporting and direct involvement in all US post-9/11 wars – entirely against Muslim countries, killing millions.
Numerous Muslims are political prisoners in America, countless others tortured, abused and murdered in the nation’s offshore gulag, operating in numerous countries, Guantanamo the tip of a diabolical iceberg.
Whoever succeeds Obama in January 2017, America’s endless war on Islam will continue – its enemy of choice the way communists were from the 1917 Russian revolution to Soviet Russia’s 1991 dissolution.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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