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Black History Month for Privileged White People

White People of privilege everywhere! There’s only two days left in Black History Month.

Every February, without fail, some white people ask “Why is there no White History Month?” In response, check this video to examine the concepts of equality, privilege and economic class in terms that even the most ignorant should be able to understand.

Further reading:

Daily effects of white privilege

28 Common Racist Attitudes & Behaviour:

You’re welcome my fellow white people.

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As usual – I welcome your comments below or you can reach me via Twitter @HotterThanCurry

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YouTube orders me to remove anti Muslim hate speech made by Roberta Moore – Leader of EDL Jewish Division

Roberta Moore the leader of the racist English Defence League’s Jewish division played the copyright card and got YouTube to issue a cease & desist order against a video I uploaded of her, making a hate speech against Muslims at an EDL rally in Dudley on July 17 2010.

As you can see from the capture the EDL Jewish division leader has a problem with free speech, yet funnily enough hid behind that very same rule to make her hate filled speech against Muslims in a public arena.

I’ve taken the liberty to re-upload the video for the sake of posterity, if you have a YouTube, or any other video sharing account for that matter, kindly distribute this video and let the truth ring free, as this zionist & racist machine we’re fighting will resort to every trick in the book to cover up and legitimise their hateful agenda.


In the words of Roberta Moore herself it’s:
“actually the Jewish Division that exploits the EDL.”

Zionists & the EDL, two groups that act as magnets for extremist right-wing rhetoric, supporting one another through xenophobia and ethno-centric supremacy.

A BBC2 Newsnight programme titled “Inside the English Defence League leadership” clearly showed EDL spokesman Amit/Guramit Singh saying that he receives his “intelligence” on Islam “from our researchers in Israel”.

The marriage of these extremist hate preachers and nationalist thugs is not just a marriage of convenience, it’s love at first sight.

Otherwise that Masajid that was almost burned down in Bury Park, Luton a few days ago (Luton being EDL HQ) will not become the exception, it will become the rule.

The EDL have previously stated: “Burn Our Poppies, We’ll Burn Your Mosques”

And days later a Muslim community centre in Ipswich was burned down.

Muslims have to take notice of this growing menace and take political action to stop it dead in its tracks NOW!

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The dangers of travelling whilst being a Muslim

Travelling & flying is no fun these days if you’re Muslim, and by the time you read this, I may have been raped (not rape rape obviously) by rapists masquerading as airport security.

Whoever said that the journey itself is better then arriving at your destination, obviously wasn’t a Muslim in a post 9/11 world. After all there’s no better place then to see racism (passenger profiling) in action then at your international airport.

I’ve written before about the political machinations that affect Muslims while we try to catch a flight, “Flying While Muslim To Be Made A Crime” and even gave you my eye witness account of the typical occurrences when I flew out to China.

So while I’ve been taking my shoes and socks off, dumping my bottle of water, being felt up by a security perv, being chemically swabbed and having my underpants X-rayed at airports, all the “terrorists” really have to do is to send their “bomb” via post.

There have been many an attempt by the American military industrial complex to manufacture yet another terrorist scare.

Explosive devices that are sent to politicians and actually explode at their intended destinations causing serious injury and damage are under-reported in the media.

Maybe because it’s your cuddly anarchist types that are responsible and not those bushy bearded Muslamic types.

This time round when I’m flying, I may take a more belligerent approach, the 9/11 trump card doesn’t work any more.

Before or during being randomly pulled out of the line, I may well tell my would be rapist;

“Do I get to pick the screener?.. I’ll take that Guy, he has nice firm hands.”

“I feel like I should buy you dinner after this.”

“I feel like I under performed, can we go again?

“I expect a couple phone numbers after this show.”

“Sorry about the funk. The doctor says the Yeast Infection should go away within a few weeks.”

“Your mother does it much better”

“Since you are going to be feeling me up do you mind changing my diaper while you do so?”

“Careful, that’s my colostomy bag”

Or I may do it like it was done in the video above….wonder if that’s an arrestable offence?

But then again, I have the most popular name on this planet by logical rational it must appear on a few lists. I understand how all our names sound the same to whitey & that we all look the same. The last thing I want is to be on a flight to Guantanamo, Baghram or whatever hell hole is being used to torture Muslims these days.

So when my rapist tells me to squeal like a pig I may just have to grudgingly oblige.

After all, us clever Muslims are taught not to get involved with politics by the man at the masajid, (who most of the time happens to be your local councillor) so we either keep our mouths shut and bendover for whitey, or we do something about it.

The Akh is currently away, he may or may not have been raped and is currently working on a plantation, picking bananas & returns sometime in January 2012

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Never Forget The Massacres at Sabra & Shatila

For three days in September 1982, Israeli forces in collusion with the Lebanese Phalangist militia’s, slaughtered, raped and maimed a large number of unarmed civilians inside the encircled and sealed Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. As many as 3,000 innocent men, women and children were massacred, but to this day no one has been held accountable for this genocidal act.

For 40 hours in September 1982, members of the Israeli-allied Lebanese Phalangist militia raped, killed, and injured a large number of unarmed civilians, mostly children, women and elderly people inside the encircled and sealed Sabra and Shatila camps. The estimate of victims varies between 700 (the official Israeli figure) to 3,500.

On 6 June 1982, the Israeli army invaded Lebanon in retaliation for the attempted assassination of Israeli Ambassador Shlomo Argov in London on 4 June. The Israeli secret services had that same day attributed the attempted assassination to a dissident Palestinian organisation backed by the government of Iraq, which was at the time eager to deflect world attention from its recent setbacks in the Iran-Iraq war. The Israeli operation, planned well in advance, was called “Operation Peace for Galilee.”

Initially, the Israeli government had announced that its intention was to penetrate just 40km into Lebanese territory. The military command, however, under the orders of Defence Minister Ariel Sharon, decided to execute a more ambitious project that Sharon had prepared several months earlier. Having occupied the south of the country and destroyed any Palestinian and Lebanese resistance there, simultaneously committing a series of violations against the civilian population, Israeli troops proceeded to penetrate as far as Beirut. By 18 June 1982 they had surrounded the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) armed forces in the western part of the Lebanese capital.

According to Lebanese statistics, the Israeli offensive, particularly the intensive shelling of Beirut, caused 18,000 deaths and 30,000 injuries, mostly among civilians.

After two months of fighting, a cease-fire was negotiated through the mediation of United States Envoy Philip Habib. Under the terms of these negotiations, the PLO was to evacuate Beirut under the supervision of a multinational force deployed in the evacuated part of the town. The Habib Accords envisaged that West Beirut would subsequently be under the control of the Lebanese army, and the Palestinian leadership was given guarantees by the Americans regarding the security of civilians in the camps after their departure.

The evacuation of the PLO ended on 1 September 1982.

On 10 September 1982, the multinational forces left Beirut. The next day, Sharon announced that “2,000 terrorists” had remained inside the Palestinian refugee camps around Beirut. On Wednesday 15 September, the day after the assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel, the Israeli army occupied West Beirut, “encircling and sealing” the camps of Sabra and Shatila, which were inhabited by Lebanese and Palestinian civilians, the entirety of armed resistors (more than 14,000 people) having evacuated Beirut and its suburbs.

Historians and journalists agree that it was probably during a meeting between Ariel Sharon and Bashir Gemayel in Bikfaya on 12 September that an agreement was made authorizing the “Lebanese forces” to “mop up” these Palestinian camps. Sharon had already announced, on 9 July 1982, his intention to send the Phalangist forces into West Beirut, and in his autobiography he confirms having negotiated the operation during his meeting with Gemayel in Bikfaya.

According to statements made by Ariel Sharon on 22 September 1982 in the Knesset (Israeli parliament), the decision that the Phalangists should enter the refugee camps was made on Wednesday, 15 September 1982 at 15.30. Also according to General Sharon, the Israeli Command had received the following instruction: “[t]he Tsahal forces are forbidden to enter the refugee camps. The ‘mopping-up’ of the camps will be carried out by the Phalanges or the Lebanese army.”

By dawn on 15 September 1982, Israeli fighter-bombers were flying low over West Beirut and Israeli troops had secured their entry. From 9 am, General Sharon was present to personally direct the Israeli penetration, installing himself in the general army area at the Kuwait embassy junction situated at the edge of Shatila camp. From the roof of this six-story building, it was possible to observe the town and the camps of Sabra and Shatila clearly.

By midday, the camps of Sabra and Shatila – in reality a single zone of refugee camps in the south of West Beirut – were surrounded by Israeli tanks and soldiers, who had installed checkpoints all around the camps in order to monitor the entry or exit of any person. During the late afternoon and evening, the camps were shelled.

sabra and shatila

By Thursday 16 September 1982, the Israeli army controlled West Beirut. In a press release, the Israeli military spokesperson declared, “Tsahal controls all strategic points in Beirut. The refugee camps, inside which there is a concentration of terrorists, are surrounded and sealed.” On the morning of 16 September, the following order was issued by the army high command: ” [t]he searching and mopping up of the camps will be done by the Phalangists/Lebanese army.”

During the course of the morning, shells were being fired down at the camps from higher elevations and Israeli snipers were shooting at people in the streets. By approximately midday, the Israeli military command gave the Phalangist militia the green light to enter the refugee camps. Shortly after 5pm, a unit of approximately 150 Phalangists entered Shatila camp from the south and south-west.

At this point, General Amir Drori telephoned Ariel Sharon and announced, “Our friends are advancing into the camps. We have co-ordinated their entry.” To which Sharon replied, “Congratulations! Our friends’ operation is approved.”

For the next 40 hours the Phalangist militia raped, killed, and injured a large number of unarmed civilians, mostly children, women and elderly people inside the “encircled and sealed” camps. These actions, accompanied or followed by systematic roundups, backed or reinforced by the Israeli army, resulted in dozens of disappearances.

The Israeli army had full knowledge of what was going on in the camps right up until the morning of Saturday 18 September 1982, and its leaders were in continuous contact with the militia leaders who perpetrated the massacre. Yet they never intervened. Instead, they prevented civilians from escaping the camps and arranged for the camps to be illuminated throughout the night by flares launched into the sky from helicopters and mortars.

The count of victims varies between 700 (the official Israeli figure) and 3,500 (in the inquiry launched by the Israeli journalist Amnon Kapeliouk). The exact figure can never be determined because, in addition to the approximately 1,000 people who were buried in communal graves by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or in the cemeteries of Beirut by members of their families, a large number of corpses were buried beneath bulldozed buildings by the militia members themselves. Also, particularly on 17 and 18 September, hundreds of people were carried away alive in trucks towards unknown destinations, never to return.

The testimony of Mahmoud Younis an 11 year old child at the time can be read at The Cynical Arab blog “Of Israeli Peace & Massacres”

The victims and survivors of the massacres have never been deemed entitled to a formal investigation of the tragedy, whether in Lebanon, Israel, or elsewhere. After 400,000 Israelis took to the streets in protest once news of the massacre was broadcast by the international media, the Israeli parliament (Knesset) named a commission of inquiry, to be presided over by Yitzhak Kahan, in September 1982. In spite of the limitations of the Commission’s mandate (limited because it was a political rather than a judicial mandate and because the voices and demands of the victims were completely ignored), the Commission concluded that the Minister of Defence was personally responsible for the massacres.

Upon the insistence of the Commission, and the demonstrations that followed its report, Sharon resigned from his post of Minister of Defence but remained in the government as Minister without Portfolio. It is worth noting that during the Peace Now demonstration immediately prior to Sharon’s “resignation,” demonstrators were attacked with grenades, resulting in the death of a young demonstrator.

Several non-official inquiries and reports, including those of Sean MacBride and of the Nordic Commission, based mainly on the testimony of western eyewitnesses, as well as other pieces of journalistic and historical research, have assembled vital pieces of information.

Despite evidence of what the UN Security Council described as a “criminal massacre,” and the ranking of the Sabra and Shatila massacres in humankind’s collective memory as among the most heinous crimes of the 20th century, the man found “personally responsible” for this crime, as well as his associates and the people who carried out the massacres, have never been pursued or punished. In fact the warlord Ariel Sharon was proudly rewarded for his actions with the Premiership of his country and was welcomed into the White House with open arms, as a man of peace.

In 1984, Israeli journalists Schiff and Ya’ari concluded their chapter on the massacre with this sobering reflection: “If there is a moral to the painful episode of Sabra and Shatila, it has yet to be acknowledged.” The reality of this impunity remains true to this day.

The United Nations Security Council condemned the massacre with Resolution 521 (19 September 1982). This condemnation was followed by a 16 December 1982 General Assembly resolution qualifying the massacre as an “act of genocide.”

The perpetual acts of genocide carried out in the 28 years since Sabra and Shatilla are countless. Ask yourself how many more have died, how many more have been butchered under the tracks of armoured caterpillar bulldozers, been picked off by snipers, or been blown to pieces by missiles fired from Israeli helicopters.

The truth of the matter is that the blood of the Palestinians is cheap and plentiful, there are no remembrance ceremonies for those who died, no ringing of any bells, no remembrance of the fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, whose lives were taken in such a savage and brutal manner.

Originally posted September 19 2009.

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Katya Koren – The Muslim Model Stoned to Death for Violating Sharia Law – Turns Out The Daily Mail Made It All Up

It was all over the papers – Katya Koren – a beautiful Muslim Ukrainian model – was stoned to death for participating in a beauty contest & “violating the laws of Sharia,” only thing is, it was all a pack of lies.

The Daily Fail, ever hungry to criticise Muslims on any given opportunity, decided to run the story that “A teenage Muslim girl was stoned to death under ‘Sharia law’ after taking part in a beauty contest in Ukraine.”

All the stereotype subtexts were there – Sharia law taking over – Muslim women should be killed for showing flesh etc all leading to the middle england Daily Mail reader fearing that some kind of nut case Islamic hordes are about to takeover their green and pleasant lands and invoke archaic rules over them all.

The Daily Mail, never wanting to let the facts get in the way of a good story, made the whole story up, they point blank lied.

The truth is that neither Katya or her alleged assailants are Muslim. In fact they were all “Christian with Russian roots”.

Bilal Gaziyev, the man who was outed as the Shariah Law promoting killer, was infact pressured by police into accepting the blame for the murder.

The true murderer was a psychologically unhinged classmate of Katya’s with Sergei Reznikov, a senior policeman involved in the case stating:

“A student did it, killing his classmate. There is no other underlying reason, neither religious nor linked with inter-ethnic conflicts”

This blatant propaganda against Islam by sections of the rabid (zionist owned) right wing press is disgusting. The constant spread of Islamophobic stories has to be monitored, reported and the “newspapers” (I use that term very loosely) have to be made accountable for the shit they are peddling as news.

The Government keep banging on with their prevent strategy, how about preventing the media from telling lies about Muslims?

or does that fly against freedom of speech and make me un-British?

We have to take a collective stand & demand that such practices by the media are stopped, otherwise people believe the hype about Muslims and it strengthens the racist right wing to fight us.

To the Daily Mail & The Mirror, you owe us an apology.

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Sharon Horgan’s “Mecca Suicide Bombers” Jibe on Have I Got News For You – Joke or Insult?

BBC’s Have I Got News For You is yet again at the centre of a potential Islamophobic row, when presenter Sharon Horgan made the jibe about “The Mecca of suicide bombers….is Mecca”.

Should Muslims turn the other cheek and accept it is a light hearted, off the cuff joke?

Or is it yet another example of a publicly funded body taking the blatant piss out of one of it’s most maligned and under pressure communities?

The Akh has actually been to a recording of the show, and all the presenter does is to READ off an autocue machine, so this “joke” was pre-written by the programme’s writers – all Horgan did was read it out.

Then again, the BBC loves a bit of moral midgetry, remember that old thing called free speech?

Frankie Boyle certainly does, cracking a joke comparing Palestine to a cake being “punched to pieces by a very angry Jew” will get you rebuked.

Prejudice against Muslims has “passed the dinner-table test” and has become socially acceptable in the UK, even the Chairman of the Conservative party recognises this as a fact.

If we cannot accept bigotry in any shape of form, then why do Muslims have to learn to take a joke?

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Racist French Football Association decides that number of “Black & Arab” pro-footballers should be capped at 30%

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The bigoted French Football Association decided that there should be a racial quota for it’s football clubs, with “Blacks & Arabs” being capped at 30% of the total of all professional footballers.

The French establishment have a huge problem with racism, when they’re not arresting women from wearing the hijab, they have a problem with a huge chunk of their population, because, the trouble is all these uppity blacks and muzlims have no respect for cheese and wine French culture and slowly they are eroding everything the great French nation stands for dammit….take your pick, Sarkozy, Kouchner, Le’ Pen…they all have variants of this same spin.

The World Cup triumph of the French national team in 1998, and the projection of Zinedine Zidane – son to Algerian immigrants and raised in the ‘banlieues’ of Marseille – onto the Arc de Triomphe was supposed to represent the multi-cultural French ideal.

But the problems in France’s urban suburbs didn’t go away and the French have no tolerance towards minorities.

The issue also goes back to the French team’s mutiny to train at the World Cup finals last summer. The fiasco was privately blamed by some on the black and Muslim players in the squad, and speculation was rife that the team fragmented due to a lack of “national identity”.

Of the 30 players most regularly chosen for the 2010 World Cup until now, the following 22 are either Black or Arab:

Frank Ribery, Eric Abidal, Karim Benzema, Nicolas Anelka, Samir Nasri, Steven Mandanda, Rod Fanni, Patrice Evra, Adil Rami, William Gallas, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Alou Diarra, Lassana Diarra, Florent Malouda, Yann M’Vila, Abou Diaby, Thierry Henry, Djibril Cisse, Sidney Govou, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jimmy Briand.

So when MediaPart revealed the transcript of a high-level, closed-door meeting when the quotas were debated;

National technical director François Blaquart: “We could trace, on a non-spoken basis, a sort of quota. But it must not be said. It stays as action only.”

U21 year-olds Espoirs team coach Erick Mombaerts: “There are clubs like Lyon who do it in their training academies. They do it systematically.[…] they can’t stand it anymore.”

France coach Laurent Blanc: “I’m going to give you the example of the Spanish. They don’t have these problems […] The Spanish, they told me ‘we don’t have a problem. Us, we don’t have any blacks…..large, strong, powerful…..And who are the large, strong, powerful? The blacks. That’s the way it is. It is a current fact. God knows that in the training centres and football academies, there are lots.”

One of the first measures taken by Blanc – a World Cup winner from 1998 – when he became coach of the French team last summer was to stop the team policy of eating only halal meat.

Apparently in France, counting people by race or ethnic origin – even for census purposes or for statistics research – is banned, a state which, in theory, is blind to race or religion.

The notion of quotas is fundamentally anti-republican.

The Akh would like to remind the Napoleon complex addled French, that their bigoted, Islamophobic agenda needs to be checked, apartheid is dead, everywhere except Israel that is, and if it wasn’t for us Blacks and Muslims who rebuilt your battered countries after the second world war and worked like slaves to build your economies while you slaughtered us in Algeria, we are here, and we’re not going anywhere.

For a country that was founded on a riot, you better know that these aren’t the slave days and there’s only so much you can push people before they push back.

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