Charlie Hebdo Survivor: ‘The “Islamophobia Ruse” is Driven by “Great Ignorance”’

“When we apply Islam to the letter it gives Islamism, and when we apply Islamism to the letter it gives terrorism. So we need to stop saying Islam is a religion of peace…”

Source: Zineb el Rhazoui, Charlie Hebdo survivor, discusses why the world needs to ‘Destroy Islamic Fascism’ – Women in the World in Association with The New York Times – WITW

Zineb El Rhazoui, the Charlie Hebdo journalist who happened to be in Casablanca on January 7 last year, the day terrorists “avenging the Prophet” massacred nine people at the satirical magazine in Paris, believes she has a duty to defy Islamists desperate to silence her.

Detruire Le Fascisme Islamique (Destroy Islamic Fascism), being released in France this week, takes the battle of ideas directly to the ideologically-driven zealots who inspired the assassins of her dear friend Charb (Stephane Charbonnier), late editor of Charlie Hebdo who preferred “to die standing than to live on my knees.”

Obtained exclusively by Women in the World, the book dedicated to “Muslim atheists” is an unapologetic strike against the strict application of Islam by imitating the first Salafists or “pious ancestors.” The Prophet Mohammed and his companions, whose violent exploits are contained in “bellicose texts from a barbaric 7th-century Bedouin tribal context,” exhibited codes of behavior El Rhazoui insists have no place in the modern world and can be directly connected to terrorism. “The most abject crimes of Islamic State are but a 21st-century remake of what the first Muslims accomplished under the guidance of the Prophet,” she writes, noting that sexual and domestic slavery, the massacre of non-Muslims (notably Jews), pedophilia, pillage, polygamy and summary executions were all adopted from pre-Islamic societies. The book is also the journalist’s way of carrying on the legacy of her dead comrades, who reveled in their right to mock established religion and fanatics everywhere — with Islam no exception to their traditional French anti-clerical ridicule — through satire and caricature.

Formerly the magazine’s religion writer, El Rhazoui is in the throes of joining the exodus of staff breaking from the magazine under its new management. Flush with cash from international donations, the fundamentally altered publication, she disappointedly explained, “will probably never again draw the Prophet” out of fear of more reprisals.

“[And] those who think that only a handful of madmen are capable of killing for a cartoon of Mohammed forget that everywhere that Islam reigns as the religion of the state, caricatures and cartoons in the press are repressed”.

Religion of peace and love?

“We need to admit that Islamism today is applied Islam,” El Rhazoui — who describes herself as an “atheist of Muslim culture” –writes, responding to politicians, religious figures, Islamophobia opponents and media commentators who claim after every jihadist attack that “real Islam” has nothing to do with such terror.

“When we apply Islam to the letter it gives Islamism, and when we apply Islamism to the letter it gives terrorism. So we need to stop saying Islam is a religion of peace and love. What is a moderate Islamist? An Islamist who doesn’t kill?”

The essay-length book is in the grand French polemical tradition of Emile Zola whose J’accuse denounced the anti-Semitism of the French state and establishment during the Dreyfus Affair, on the eve of the 20th century. El Rhazoui, who holds Moroccan and French citizenship, takes aim at a very 21st-century phenomenon: what she abhors as the “intellectual fraud” of Islamophobia, which pretends to be about anti-racism but in her reckoning is used as a weapon to silence all critics of Islam and the ideas behind it as automatically hostile towards all Muslims. Epitomized by the French Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF), this deliberate strategy vilifies as Islamophobic voices such as El Rhazoui’s who dare question the religion the CCIF and fellow travelers define only through the prism of their own fundamentalism.

The notion of Islamophobia doesn’t even exist in Muslim countries, the author points out, because outside the West, criticism of the religion or Mohammed is officially “categorized as blasphemy.”

“Unable to pass blasphemy laws in Europe, groups like the CCIF employ a dangerous “semantic confusion,” she said. On the CCIF site it is written “Islamophobia is not an opinion: it is an offense.”

“This is very dangerous because it has even entered the dictionary as hostility towards Islam and Muslims. Yet criticism of an idea, of Islam or of a religion cannot be characterized as an offense or a crime. I was born and lived under the Islam of Morocco and live in France and I have the right criticize religion and this dictatorship of Islamophobia that says I have no right to criticize! If we criticize Christianity it doesn’t mean we are Christianophobes or racist towards the ‘Christian race.’”

The widespread pressure to self-censor is severe, El Rhazoui says.

“You can no longer speak about Islam without saying it’s a religion of peace and love. But when you open any book in Islam what do you find? Violence, blood, oppression of women and hate for other religions.

“Of course you can find this in other religions, however we are talking about something written many centuries ago during a barbaric time for humanity. As long as we don’t talk about this, and keep repeating that Islam is a religion of peace and love, many people will continue to believe the Koran is a constitution, and that rather than being a book written 15 centuries ago reflecting a particular context, it is a legal constitution to apply today.”

“The literary corpus of Islam is so stuffed with damning accounts it would be difficult to cleanse it without altering the fundamentals of dogma,” El Rhazoui writes.

“If the terrorists of Daesh [ISIS] behead those they judge to be miscreants, that is because they draw on their legislation in the texts like the 8th surah of the Koran, al-Anfal, verse 12: “Remember what Your Lord revealed to the angels : I am with you, so support those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. You can strike them above the neck and strike off every fingertip”.

‘Islamophobia whiners’

Destroy Islamic Fascism aims to puncture the hypocrisy and faux-intellectual “fakery” (the author’s word) of “Islamophobia whiners” and other “collaborationists” from across the political spectrum — particularly the hard left, “Crypto-Islamist” anti-racists on a quest for a new “Muslim proletariat,” certain feminists, cultural relativists and so-called moderate Imams. All these “willing accomplices” do is distort the noble cause of fighting racism to give undeserved legitimacy to an ideology that at its most extreme results in the horrors of Islamic State, the author says, but also makes the lives of millions of Muslims living in Islamic countries downright miserable.

“What do these Islamophobia whiners say to the millions of individuals who live in Islamic theocracies and dream of liberty?” El Rhazoui concludes in her book. “Who speaks about the nightmare of a woman who decides to cross the streets of Algiers, Casablanca or Cairo in a skirt?… those who would like to drink a glass of alcohol in countries where you have to flout the law to do it? … about homosexuals, pariahs of Muslim societies, who often only have the choice of death, prison or exile? Who speaks about this youth born Muslim but dreaming of a normal life, these teens attacked for having had a romance?”

The summer furore over Burkini bans in France agitated the author who deplored the cynical rush of Islamists and their Western sympathizers in the media, academia and politics to celebrate the controversial swimsuit as a form of “liberation” and simultaneously a banal piece of cloth preferred by “Muslim women,” even though most never wear it.

“Western media, in an intolerable readiness to oblige, have defended the Burkini as a ‘freedom’ and a legitimate cultural expression of a part of humanity,” she said, but pointed out that “in Muslim countries the beaches are not filling up with Burkinis, but they are emptying themselves of women. From one year to another, they are disappearing from the public space, because the veil has never been anything except an extension of the walls of their harem to the exterior.”

As for mainstream or moderate Muslim clerics, El Rhazoui tells Women in the World that during the Burkini debate in France not one Imam stood up and said “Hey, wait a minute, you can be Muslim and wear a [regular] bathing suit.”

History will judge those who have monopolized the debate, given a platform to Islamist fundamentalism and even given it a guarantee of acceptability, the author of Destroy Islamic Fascism told Women in the World. “This is just betrayal and it is collaboration with one of the worst forms of fascism that exists today,” she said.

According to the writer, who is repeatedly accused of bigotry, the “Islamophobia ruse” is driven by “great ignorance” and a lack of understanding of the culture of Islam and what Islam with a big ‘I’ is — “they ignore its complexity and that there have always been opposition currents and progressive and liberal pushes from within.”

“The accomplices don’t recognize the struggles playing out today in Arab countries will inevitably be won by the democrats and free people. No fascism or totalitarianism has ever been able to win in the long haul of history. The people who are the allies and collaborators of this totalitarianism today will be judged by history and seen as accomplices to this criminal ideology to which they have given a veneer of respectability.”

Ironic that one of those allies and collaborators, the New York Times, published this story.

Minneapolis: Muslims riot, attack cops during protest of HBO series on jihad recruitment

Religion of disturbing the peace. Courtesy of the Cliton’s.

Source: Protests break out in Minneapolis over HBO production | Minnesota Public Radio News  h/t Bare Naked

Rapper and singer K’naan faced a hostile reception from dozens of Somali-American protesters on Saturday at a block party in Minneapolis. He had just begun performing on a stage on Cedar Avenue, the beating pulse of the East African community, when demonstrators essentially shut him down.

The source of their hurt is K’naan’s latest project, an HBO series that several media reports have described as a drama about jihadi recruitment set in Minnesota, which also involves director Kathryn Bigelow.

“Him being a Somali, I would expect more of him,” said Filsan Ibrahim, 27, one of the organizers of the protest. “He has such a big platform. He could use his name and celebrity to change that narrative and say, ‘There’s more to us.'”

On Saturday, Ibrahim donned a purple scarf and grabbed a bullhorn to describe to the crowd what she anticipated from the cable TV show. “It’s going to be talking about how the Somali kids in Cedar are terrorists!” she cried.

K’naan left the stage before making a comment about “ignorant” people.

On Twitter, some pressed him to be more transparent about the project.

“There’s only so much one could talk about, when the work is yet to be made,” he responded.

K’naan is teaming up with Bigelow, director of “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker.” At one point, the working title of the series was reportedly “The Recruiters.”

On Saturday, a number of Minneapolis police were working off-duty to secure the event. Ibrahim, the activist, said some officers began pushing the demonstrators.

Mohamed said he observed some individuals in the crowd throw items at police, including a football and what looked to be a glass bottle. Officers sprayed a chemical irritant, sending people to flush their eyes with containers of milk.

Minneapolis police Sgt. Catherine Michal said some also hurled rocks and a chair at officers. A Metro Transit police officer was hit in the head with an unknown object and was treated and released at a nearby hospital before finishing his shift, said the agency’s spokesman Drew Kerr.

By the end of the day, Minneapolis police arrested a 17-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman on suspicion of riot. As of late Monday, which was the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the woman was being held at the Hennepin County jail. She could face gross misdemeanor charges on Tuesday.

Abdi Mohamed, a 22-year-old from St. Paul, came to document the performance and demonstration. After Mohamed sent K’naan a video link to the chaos that ensued — including tense skirmishes between police and demonstrators — the musician replied in a series of direct messages on Twitter.

“K’naan told me he wanted to show the more humane side of Somalis,” Mohamed said. “He said these narratives are already out there — people are already trying to push a blanket image of Somalis, a one-dimensional image.”

The artist assured Mohamed he wanted to depict the community “as they are — as mothers, fathers, as students.”

On the other hand, Mohamed said, Somali-Americans are simply exhausted of seeing themselves on screen.

“Whether it’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ or ‘Captain Phillips,’ there’s always this kind of imagery as Somalis and Muslims being the bad guy in a Hollywood blockbuster,” he said.

Rioting in Minnesota and attacking the police in opposition to shedding a light on Muslim terrorists in your midst is not only more bad guy imagery – it’s your violent reality.

The HBO show should whitewash and excuse it all away though.

PS: What MPR called a protest, that resulted in rioting charges, happened back in September.

Arizona: Woman plotted with Muslim convert husband to blow up state prison

Source: Court docs: Woman arrested on terrorism charge was helping impri – 3TV | Phoenix

Investigators believe the Florence woman arrested on charges of terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism was helping her husband, a radicalized member of the Islamic faith who is serving a life prison for first-degree murder, with a plot to murder a warden.

FBI agents arrested Michelle Bastian, 49, Wednesday morning at her workplace, a bakery in Chandler called Urban Oven where she was a bookkeeper. They also served search warrants at her Florence home.

michelle-bastianAccording to court paperwork released Thursday, this investigation goes back to May when “a known source” reported to the Arizona Department of Corrections that Thomas Bastian, Michelle’s husband, was a believer in Islam and had become radicalized.

In September, the same source told the FBI that Thomas “was planning to create an explosive device in order to kill people, to include the prison warden.”

Court paperwork indicates that the same source said Michelle was helping Thomas, who has been in prison since March 31, 2009.

“Further information from the known source revealed that Thomas had a plan in action to create an explosive device to either kill the warden or to plant it in a vending machine located within the visitor section of the prison,” the officer who arrested Michelle wrote in his probable cause statement.

Michelle has been booked on Arizona state terrorism charges.

According to Michelle’s court paperwork, this was not the first time Thomas has threatened members of the law enforcement community, nor was it the first time he mentioned using a bomb.

The Scottsdale Police Department investigated him in 2009 for “threatening the lives of the law enforcement personnel who assisted in his murder conviction and threatened the use of explosives.”

Thomas, according to court paperwork, is housed in a maximum security unit ASPC-Lewis but was working on transferring back into the general population, which would give him access to the vending machines in the area where inmates meet their visitors.

The source, who was not identified, said the idea was for Michelle to give Thomas, who is 10 years her junior, everything he needed to carry out his plan when she visited him.

According to court paperwork, the source’s information was corroborated by evidence discovered during a search of Thomas’ cell, including a publication called “Inspire,” which is put out by al-Qaida, and another called “Dabiq,” which is distributed by ISIS. Continue reading

Video: Ex-Muslim woman challenges American supporters of Muslim immigration…

“If you’re planning to bring the Muslims I fled to the land I found, meet me in the next 15 minutes for an ass kicking.”

h/t: BNI (language warning)

A brave girl who fled a Muslim marriage in Kuwait opens up about her support for Trump and Milo while unloading on feminism and Islam apologists.



Tennessee: Another parent finds Islamic indoctrination in curriculum, wants textbook change (video)

Source: Sullivan County parent complains about Islam curriculum, wants textbook change | WJHL

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- A Sullivan County mother, upset about the way Islam is taught in her child’s school took her concerns to the board of education Monday night.

Michelle Edmisten was the only parent to speak during public comment about how Islam is being taught in schools.

She pleaded with the board asking for an immediate change.


“It is time as parents, teachers, and administrators we stand up and take back our families, our schools, and our country,” Edmisten said.

Edmisten said her daughter just finished the Islam unit, and felt some of the assignments went against her beliefs as a Christian.

She said her daughter refused to complete some of the assignments regarding Islam because of those beliefs, and as a result failed several of those assignments.

Monday night, she asked board members to change the curriculum.

“I would like to see the Pearson book yanked from the school immediately. I would like to see parents, Christians, veterans, anyone that’s anyone, stand up for this fight. How can I, as a Christian, say that I have these values? And I want to instill these values in my daughter, but then say its okay go ahead and do it,” Edmisten said.

Board of Education members listened, but said changing a textbook involves a process.

Board of Education Chair, Michael Hughes, said the state of Tennessee currently is reviewing the way Social Studies is taught.

“Its not like we have the option to get rid of the book, and get a book that don’t have those standards, so then the question becomes, can we find a textbook that is that much different, and is it worth it,” Edmisten said.

One board member, Mark Ireson, did make a last-minute motion at the end of the meeting to remove the textbook.

Director of Schools Evelyn Rafalowski said there is a protocol to follow, and no timeline was set on when they will take up that discussion again.

A public comment period is underway on the state’s draft for the new social study curriculum.

You have the chance to comment on the proposed changes until October 28th.

The question all parents should be asking is, if it’s so hard and time consuming to get the Islamic propaganda out of the curriculum then how – and who was responsible – for putting in the curriculum. The answer is supremacist Muslims who infiltrate school boards, corporations, etc. and they’ve been working on the sharia agenda for a long time. Continue reading

NYPD Seeks Muslim Woman Caught on Video Taking Photos of Jewish School

Source: NYPD Seeking to Question Muslim Woman Caught On Video Taking Photos From Jewish School

The NYPD Intelligence Division & Counter-Terrorism Bureau are seeking to speak with a woman that was caught on surveillance video taking pictures of a Jewish school in borough park.

The incident took place last week on Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. The woman, dressed like a Muslim, showed up at the Yeshiva Imeri Yosef Spinka school located at 15th avenue and 58th street. She proceeded to take photos and look around all sides of the building as if  to spy and stake out the place.

The school’s surveillance video was handed over to the NYPD.

Investigators from the Intelligence Division are now reviewing the video, NYPD officials told JP.

“If you see something suspicious you need to report it immediately to 911,”  Councilman David Greenfield said upon learning about this incident.

“Better safe than sorry,” he continued,”I’m pleased that the NYPD Intelligence Division is actively investigating this situation.”

“We’re fortunate to have the best police department in the world,” Greenfield added.

Similar incidents across the U.S.:

Miami: Suspicious Muslim Women Probing Jewish Temples (video) 

Ohio: Saudi Muslims Videotaping Catholic Church Service Cause Scare

California: Muslims were shouting ‘allah akbar’ through a bull horn during Riverside church service

Florida: Muslim yells “Allah Akbar” and “We will cut your heads off” at synagogue members


New York: Muslim broad caught abusing food stamps says ‘Fuck America’ (video)

The racist, foul-mouthed Muslim broad cursed America, American taxpayers, and had a particular disdain for the “white boy” who caught her in the act.muslim-fraud


While the ‘white boy’ who claims to be a lawyer for the state thinks she should go home, she claims her home is Detroit. This is Islam in America today.

The SNAP website states the soda is eligible but only for home consumption and it is highly unlikely that two shopping carts full of soda being stuffed into a nice SUV will be used for and surely not what food stamps were meant for. 

No word from food czar Michelle Obama and not likely the state will investigate the blatant theft of taxpayer money either.

Original video here.

Rumor has it she is related to or this is in the same area as the Muslim food stamp fraudsters in Buffalo who also said “fuck America.” She even seemed to reference that incident in the video above.

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