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Yeah you guys knew this had to happen sooner or later, my impassioned defence of Muslims.
“So” I hear you ask “Why are you the
godless commie defending the Muslamic infidels?” So before I go any further I’ll start with clearing up my opinion this subject. I view Islam no differently than any other faith. It has the capacity to be Progressive or Reactionary and can be used for good or ill.

Now back on track. In the years since the September 11th attacks prejudge against Muslims has increased dramatically. Workplace and public discrimination,  street abuse, marginalization and media vilification and even occasional hate-killings (easily perpetuated as isolated incidents) against Muslims have become all too common.
Along with this, arson attacks, desecration, and vandalism of mosques, religious centers, schools, and Muslim homes have grown to thousands of reported incidents in any given year.

Along with this a number of politicians and political organizations have been put about a conspiracy that Europe is in danger of being overrun by Muslims any day now and being turned into an Islamic State. In reality of course the Eurabia conspiracy theory nothing more than modern version of the Yellow Peril or Judeo-Bolshevism. And more often than not is pushed by the same people, ie right wing nationalists.

Just one small example there was story which someone posted on Deviant Art called "A social experiment" (I don't think it's on here any more sadly but I have found a copy else were and I'll leave a link to it at the end of this post), which did make an interesting point. In it a young Women decided to wear a
Hijab for the day to see what people's reaction would be. Throughout the day she was given the cold shoulder by shop assistants given dirty looks by passers by and generally made to feel  uncomfortable and unwelcome.

The thing is for me Growing up I lived in Leyton. One of the most ethnically diverse areas of London, so many of the people I saw and interacted with on a daily bases had family roots outside of Britain.  So when people whine about multiculturalism or immigration I’m not so easily taken in. But most people don't grow up in such an environment,  so often they are more susceptible to xenophobic politics. This is not helped by News outlets who jump on the bandwagon of anti Muslim
sentiment

Next point. You’ll offend hear people say you can’t be racist against Muslims because Islam isn’t a race. By strict definitions this is true, but let’s not kid ourselves, much of what constitutes Islamophobia is based in racism. Many of you will be familiar with the concept of dog-whistle racism.
For those how aren’t I'll fill you in. Dog-whistle racism is a form of coded language which allows someone to play to racists while be able to deny it.
Just to give an example look how many anti-Semites will use the term “Zionist” in place of Jew or Jewish, to try and cover their true message.
It is the same when it comes to hatred shown towards Muslims, rather than use terms like “Sand Nigger” or more commonly “Paki” They’ll simply use terms like Muslim or sometimes Asian. It’s a lot more abstract but the message is the same "Their different so fear them".

If you still aren’t convicted I’ll ask you this. Do you think the people who claimed and keep claim that Barack Obama is a “secret Muslim” aren’t motivated by or playing on some form of racial prejudice when they do so.

Now this is not say that you can’t criticise the Islamic faith without being hateful towards Muslims. In the same way that criticising Zionism or Israel is not the same as anti Semitism. But you must be careful to see if someone is using either of these as cover for implicit racism.

Above all of this, there is one thing that really bugs me about all this. The people who keep claiming that they can’t criticise Islam, because they’ll be accused of Islamophobia or racism.
Tell me, how many blogs, vlogs, books, films, news outlets, documentaries etc used criticism and or hatred of Islam or Muslims as a selling point.
A key part the strategy of far right parties was to drop (publicly at least) anti-Semitic ideas and hatred of all ethnic minorities and instead concentrate on striking up fear against Muslims to try and win popular support.
Remember after the British National Party took this plan up it won a million votes and two seats in the 2009 European Parliament elections. Along with this they also ended up winning 50 seats in local councils. Lucky the incompetence of their MEPs and Councillors has meant they have lost their seats in the European Parliament and all but two of their seats in local councils. But this shows it was very easily for a far right nationalist party like the BNP to gain popularity (Up to 22% seriously considering voting for them before the 2010 general election) by simply changing a few words.
Really I doubt so much fuse and noise has been by a group that keeps claiming its’ being silenced.

So in conclusion. If we are not careful we fall into the same hateful trap of those who came before. Failure to remember the past making us blind to the future.
And for those of you who thing this hatred won't affect you because you're not a Muslim, I'll paraphrase what Martin Niemöller said in 1946. If they come for others in the Morning they will come for you in the Afternoon.

Once again thanks for reading and leave your opinions in the comment section below.

A Social Experiment: www.picassodreams.com/picasso_…

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Comrade Roberto
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I am a marxist leninist Revolutionary Internationalist who thinks there must be a better way than capitalism.
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The-Conquerors Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
So I have something I have been meaning to ask. Say I'm in England or you're in America and we happen to meet each other on the street. I know you have never seen my amazingly attractive face and hot bod but I am wearing my profile icon (the swastika+Star of David+faces+American star and stripes+flash and bolt) with a fascist uniform of sorts and your round little face lights up and you think "OMG! ... That's the guy."

What would you do? Would you get the nearest baseball bat and attempt to beat me? Or would you go into Batman mode and do whatever Batman would do. Perhaps strike a pose like a Superhero before springing into action. Oh the choices to make. I love our little relationship and the piece you made in honor of me. I feel like a super villain. Komari Kamikita (Crying) [V5] ~ C
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TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I found something interesting :) (Smile)

 Syrian Civil War and Iraqi insurgency - Timelapse

any thoughts
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Party9999999 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Not really. It's just depressing.
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TehTadpoleJackson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Gotta say pal, I've always had a thing for Soviet Imagery, 'n it took me a while t' figure out how t' seperate beliefs from aesthetics. At its heart, Communism is an idealist's worldview. It relies on human beings not being, well, human beings. We can never learn t' function as a communal society unless we can overcome out base petty natures. Considering that greed is ingrained on us from centuries of  the"survival of the fittest" mindset we're always gonna get guys like Stalin or Castro or what have you going and screwing it up. All the same, incorporating Socialist policies is the first step to cooperation.
Onwards to the New World Comrades!
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Communism needs more than Human beings not being Human beings. It would needs to transcend the notion of Economics itself. We often focus on the problem of incentives, but that isn't even the full story. From a lack economic calculation essential for effective use of scarce goods to achieving economic equality against varying and changing people and circumstances. Communism is just structurally impossible.

Free Market Capitalism has fostered greater human cooperation than any other economic system in history.
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TehTadpoleJackson Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I agree that it's structurally impossible to create complete economic equality, but disagree that capitalism fosters cooperation.
Capitalism is fundamentally based upon competition in a free market. Ironic, considering that the biggest supporters of capitalism were big business owners who "cooperated" to form trusts to limit competition.
All said and done, your opinion is your own t' hold, as is mine.
Discussion between individuals with conflicting views the the key to progress.
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HNBBTF Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
Competition is essential for a Healthy Free Market, but the level of economic cooperation required to make a single product is almost unimaginable. Consider the electronic you typed that message on. It probably required the overall productive effort of near countless individuals with differing cultures, values, faiths, languages and beliefs from all over the world to make something for you, someone they'll probably never know, or care for. You didn't need community organizers, you don't need these people to understand let alone like each other. All you needed was Peace, the Freedom to Trade, Price System, and Profit Incentives.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ERbC7…
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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi. wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…

P.S. The group is about politics in case you were wondering.

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BobMumby Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
I don't know whether you still take requests, but I've got something I thought you might find interesting. Me and my brother are working on a little project together. We live in deepest, darkest, bluest Lincolnshire and we noticed that the notice boards in several of the villages near where we live have extremely outdated posters in, advertising events which happened months ago. We thought it might be possible to sneak in a little faux-agitprop and nobody would notice. So I was wondering if you still take requests and whether you could run up some symbols for use. Since it's a rural area, agrarian communist imagery would be what we're looking for. And could you do one in official colours, like the formal emblem, one in red and black, and one in black and white? If it's too much bother, that's fine, but it's something I really want to do. Your symbols look really cool and I can't think of anyone who could do something better.

Thanks in advance,

Bob
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  New member
Why you don't answer my questions? Are you afraid?
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