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Opinion Editorials, August 2010
The US Mosque Islamophobia:
A Neo-Con Zionist-Led Republican Election Tactic
By Hassan El-Najjar
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, August 30, 2010
From Fox News agitators to presidential hopefuls, such as Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, to gubernatorial candidates, like the one in Tennessee, to those competing for Congressional seats, US Republicans have been using the same tactic of fear to win elections. They have been attacking Islam and Muslims, as well as expressing opposition to building mosques in the US.
This tactic of instilling fear of Muslims in the minds of average indoctrinated Americans (1) so that they elect Republicans, who present themselves as more tough in security matters than Democrats. It worked in the past and these Republican agitators and opportunistic politicians think that it may work again, in next elections.
The Islamic center in Manhattan has been singled out as a major target of this Chauvinistic Republican campaign to discredit not only Muslim Americans but also Democrats in Congress and the White House, who are portrayed as unfit to deal with this Republican-manufactured fake "Muslim Threat." However, opposition to building mosques is not limited to the Manhattan Islamic Center, it has been documented all over the US. Mosques have also been targeted for attacks, vandalism, and arsons throughout the country.
Neo-Con Zionist-led Republican agitators have been in tight control over the minds of their voter base, mainly indoctrinated Evangelicals, during the Bush era, to guarantee support for their military adventures in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, as well as their so-called global "war on terror."
This fascistic anti-Islamic campaign (2) targeting Indoctrinated pro-war voters aims at provoking them through making them feel threatened by a new imagined enemy, in this case their fellow Muslim Americans.
They do not want to give these indoctrinated voters any chance to wake up and think about the disasters brought to the US because of the Neo-Con Zionist-led Republican military adventures around the world.
They do not want Americans to reflect on the horrendous human and financial costs of the US war, invasion, and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, millions have been injured, millions have been forced to leave their homes, and the entire country was destroyed economically, socially, militarily, and financially. The Iraqi state has been dismantled and replaced by a bloody, sectarian, and dictatorial regime which does not care about results of elections. Iraq has never posed any threat to the US or to the US interests !!!
On the American side, about five thousand American soldiers lost their life, more than thirty thousands have been injured in a war that they do not know until now why it really happened. The US economy has been devastated, the financial system has collapsed, and the national debt has reached an unprecedented level in human history ($13.2 trillion), as a result of the feverish borrowing to finance the neo-con Zionist wars to subjugate the Middle East for Israel.
If Republicans win control over Congress and White House again, God forbid, they will expedite the total collapse of the United States, as they will resume their focus on military spending and military adventures around the world.
Incitement against Muslim Americans and their religious institutions is thus in concert with the goals of the Neo-Con Zionist-led Republicans in keeping the US in a continuous state of war for Israel until the last American dollar and the last American soldier.
Muslim Americans, Democrats, peace activists, American patriots, and anyone with decent human morality should stand against this warmongering and fascist Republican election campaign.
To save America from more devastating wars, a sure total economic and financial collapse, American voters should prove to these agitators that they disagree with their goals and their tactics.
Muslims should insist on exercising their right to worship freely as American citizens, who are well aware of their constitutional rights. They should strengthen their ties with those who respect their rights.
The Manhattan Islamic Center should continue as well as the construction of all attacked mosques in various US states.
To counter this fascistic and anti-Islamic campaign, Muslim communities should interact with non-Muslims in their cities, inviting them to visit Islamic centers and organizing mutual public service activities with them.
Islam is the religion of about ten million Americans. It's here to stay and prosper. Muslims are growing in number and their votes should count.
I'm sure that there are good Republicans, who oppose the neo-con Zionist agenda. They need to be more active, in order to take their party back from these war mongering agitators. They need to do it for themselves and for the future generations of Americans, who will be burdened with the national debt for decades to come.
It's never too late to do something good!
The one-thousand-mile journey starts with one step!
Peace to you all.
(1) "Terrorism" & "Islamo-Fascism" Propaganda Campaigns
(2) GROUPTHINK: The Disastrous Power Elite Tunnel Vision, to Which a Population Is Indoctrinated
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