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‘Haditha Reporter’ Calls US ‘Islamophobic’

From the increasingly despicable Time Magazine:

Does America Have a Muslim Problem?

By Bobby Ghosh / Dearborn, Mich.
(This is an abridged version of an article that appears in the Aug. 30, 2010, print of TIME magazine.)

You don’t have to be prejudiced against Islam to believe, as many Americans do, that the area around Ground Zero is a sacred place. But sadly, in an election season, such sentiments have been stoked into a political issue. As the debate has grown more heated, Park51, as the proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero is called, has become a litmus test for everything from private-property rights to religious tolerance. But it is plain that many of Park51’s opponents are motivated by deep-seated Islamophobia.

Mind you, this is not an ‘opinion’ piece. This is supposed to be a news report.

The proposed site is close not just to Ground Zero; it’s also a stone’s throw from strip clubs, liquor stores and other establishments typical of lower Manhattan.

As we have noted before, the landing gear and part of the fuselage from the hijacked United Flight 175 crashed through the roof of the building in question. It is ‘ground zero.’ And no amount of claiming otherwise will change that fact.

Muslims have been praying in the building for nearly a year, a fact that has got lost in the noise of the protests.

This ‘fact’ has not been ‘lost.’ We posted a New York Times article about this prayer center back in December 2009. If anything, this ‘fact’ proves that no one objects to a discreet prayer center.

What people do object to is a building erected to celebrate Islam at the site of the most horrific attack carried out on our country in the name of Islam. This is not complicated.

But since early August, it has been the scene of frequent demonstrations, with signs saying things such as "All I Need to Know About Islam, I Learned on 9/11."

Actually, most of the demonstrations at the site have been in support of the mosque. There have only been two, on Saturday and Sunday this past weekend, against it.

The husband-and-wife team behind Park51, Imam Feisal Rauf and Daisy Khan, seem stunned into paralysis: while opponents cast them as extremists sympathetic to al-Qaeda, they have given very few interviews themselves.

Again, this is laughably untrue. Mr. Rauf is currently on a State Department lecture tour of the Middle East. And Ms. Kahn has been on numerous talk shows, where she has graciously spread lies. Such as her claim that the US created and funded Bin Laden.

Pressure is mounting on the couple to move their center to a less polarizing location.

The controversy has also brought new scrutiny to other examples of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim protests,

What "other examples of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim protests" have there been?

[R]aising much larger questions: Does America have a problem with Islam? Have the terrorist attacks of 9/11 — and other attempts since — permanently excluded Muslims from full assimilation into American life?

Ah, yes, it is American bigotry that has kept Muslims from assimilating to American life. Not the hijabs and burkas and honor killings and stonings. And not the terrorist attacks done in the name of Islam — both successful and thwarted.

Although the American strain of Islamophobia lacks some of the traditional elements of religious persecution — there’s no sign that violence against Muslims is on the rise, for instance

But don’t worry, Mr. Ghosh won’t let such minor details stand in his way. By the way, where are the statistics for violence by Muslims against non-Muslims? Is anybody even keeping track? We suspect the number would be quite stunning.

[T]here’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated.

Ah, yes, “anecdotal evidence” from the supposed victims themselves, no doubt. Funny, though, the numerous attacks on this country by Muslims are not just “anecdotal.”

Meanwhile, a new TIME–Abt SRBI poll found that 46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence against nonbelievers.

How shocking! How on earth did 46% of Americans ever get such a crazy notion? (And what is wrong with the other 54%? What religion did they think encouraged violence more than Islam?)

Only 37% know a Muslim American.

Gosh, what a damning figure. Especially, since Muslims only make up less than .6% (that is, less than 1%) of the population of the US.

Overall, 61% oppose the Park51 project, while just 26% are in favor of it. Just 23% say it would be a symbol of religious tolerance, while 44% say it would be an insult to those who died on 9/11.

So 61% of America is Islamophobic. 61% are opposed to religious tolerance. Who knew? How have we existed so long with so many different religions in our midst with such intolerance?

Islamophobia in the U.S. doesn’t approach levels seen in other countries where Muslims are in a minority. But to be a Muslim in America now is to endure slings and arrows against your faith — not just in the schoolyard and the office but also outside your place of worship and in the public square, where some of the country’s most powerful mainstream religious and political leaders unthinkingly (or worse, deliberately) conflate Islam with terrorism and savagery.

What a sentence. You’d have to have a heart of stone not to bust out laughing at such a plight. Try being a non-Muslim in a Muslim country. Or even a Muslim neighborhood. The ‘slings and arrows’ are not quite so figurative in those places.

In fact, Mr. Ghosh’s Hindu grandparents were forced to move at gunpoint from their native land of Bangladesh to Calcutta, India, during ‘Partition,’ due to the famous tolerance of the Muslims.

In France and Britain, politicians from fringe parties say appalling things about Muslims, but there’s no one in Europe of the stature of a former House Speaker who would, as Newt Gingrich did, equate Islam with Nazism.

For the record, Adolf Hitler was a huge fan of Islam. Indeed, he thought it had everything that Christianity (which he hated) lacked. And, of course, many Muslims returned his affection. Including Yassir Arafat’s uncle.

And speaking of history, as we have noted often before, this is the self-same Aparisim “Bobby” Ghosh, who along with Tim McGirk, made up stories and sources for the Time’s scoop on the ‘Haditha Massacre.’ A ‘massacre’ that never happened.

Lest we forget, that manufactured lie caused a number of US soldiers to lose their lives at the hands of newly motivated suicide bombers. In a more just world, Mr. Ghosh would have to pay a price for all the blood on his hands.

Haditha aside, Mr. Ghosh’s articles over the years prove that he is an avowed America-hater and full time terrorist apologist. (See the related links below for just a few examples.)

And speaking of anti-Americans,

This same issue of Time Magazine also has a story about the 50 Best Websites in 2010. Try to guess who made the cut for ‘News & Info’:

50 Best Websites 2010

From the helpful to the distracting, the big-hitters to the unknowns, this is TIME’s road map to the best the Web has to offer

News & Info

That’s right, WikiLeaks, one of the five news sites that Time deems “the best the Web has to offer.”

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

20 Responses to “‘Haditha Reporter’ Calls US ‘Islamophobic’”

  1. jackal40 says:

    Well, let me see…
    Wikipedia defines Islamophobia as “dread or hatred of Islam and therefore, to the fear and dislike of all Muslims.”

    Hatred or dislike of a group of people who would kill me and my family for not believing in their God – Check.
    Believing that Islam is more than just a religion – Check.
    Practicing discrimination against a group of people who WILL NOT renounce the killing of innocent people in the name of Allah Check.

    Yep, I’m an Islamophobe. Proud of it too, fracking towelheads!

  2. wardmama4 says:

    How is not wanting a Ground Zero mosque islamophobic? As pointed out – I do not know any muslims (that I know of, of course having been an Army wife for 29 years – probably met quite a few – they just weren’t in my face about it – you know, sort of like how I am about my Christianity).

    I do not hate muslims – I hate that anyone of them (or li(e)brals) think it is a good idea to have a Ground Zero mosque and I do not like that fact that the majority of muslims do not condemn the attacks of 9/11/01 by radical terrorists who happened to be islamic.

    Build your mosque – anywhere else, somewhere else – or else the only option you will have is in a muslim country – think about that .

    While America has the First Amendment – read it you morons – it does not state that simply in the name of ‘religion’ you can do any damn thing you want – it states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Where ever in there does it say – any religion can do anything without a control at all? To damn bad we have a media and jounoLists who don’t even know nor care to know the Constitution that they are currently using to smear Americans as islamophobic with.

    God Help America

    A Proud American Infidel

  3. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    I’m Islamophobic in the same way I’m KKKophobic, Black Pantherophobic, Communistophobic, Naziophobic, Miserable Pukeophobic, Despotophobic, etc…

    By the way, the suffix -phobic general refers to a psychological fear. Literally translated, it would make the kowtowing left is the most Islamophobic.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    I’m a card carrying islamophobe and damn proud of it.
    Don’t come here to the U.S. and cram your vile sickness of humanity on me.
    This ain’t Europe and we will do a stand up fight in your face for doing so!

    I loathe violence but don’t shove me…………I love to win!

  5. jobeth says:

    The more accurate title should be

    “Is islam ‘Christianophopic?”

    Christians don’t bother them if they don’t bother us…at least in America. (Key word is IF)

    Christians acknowledge the muslims want to be muslims and not Christians. Ok…so be it.

    Not so in reverse. They want all Christians and Jews either dead/enslaved or converted. NO other options.

    So why is it always the Christians and Jews who must be understanding…? (rhetorical)

    Bridges go both ways….but not with muslims. Its only their way.

    They can want all they please…Its not going to happen for a LARGE group of us.

    We’ll go down fighting. Wait a minute…no we won’t. They’ll be the ones to go down fighting…

  6. NoNeoCommies says:

    No criticism of the Americanaphobic paranoics around the world is allowed.

  7. beautyofreason says:

    Yet again TIME is ignoring the elephants in the room.

    1. It’s not a phobia to oppose Shariah law.

    2. Non-Muslims face discrimination that goes beyond angry words in Muslim societies. How about their “phobia?”

    3. There are Islamic movements devoted to terrorism wherever there is a large minority of Muslims. The headless bodies in Thailand and the Philippines come to mind.

    4. The mosque placement is insensitive and provocative.

    5. The imam is a radical.

    Thanks TIME for shaping the debate into “you oppose the mosque = bigot.”

    I stopped purchasing that rag a long time ago.

    Anyway, for people (equivocators on the left) who say that Christianity is capable of terrorist attacks just like Islam, let’s look at the stats.

    Christianity – 80% or so of American society.

    Islam – .6% of American society. (133 times fewer)

    Some people point to the Oklahoma City bombing at an example of terrorism by a Christian guy. Even though McVeigh was an agnostic – let’s assume the liberals are right. Attempted terror Attacks in the USA since the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing:

    1. September 11th
    2. Shoe Bomber
    3. Fort Hood
    4. Panty Bomber
    5. NY Times Square Bomb
    6. Foiled plan to attack the NYC Subway
    7. Foiled plan to shoot up synagogues in NYC

    7 of 7 attacks, all by Muslims. And they come from a group that is 133 times fewer in number than Christians. Of course, McVeigh was an agnostic – so I guess Islam really bites it the whole way round.

    • BannedbytheTaliban says:

      You, and sadly most everybody else, forgot the Arkansas Army recruiter shooting that resulted in the death of a young soldier and the wounding of another. There was also the arrest of people in North Carolina for conspiracy to commit terrorism. Then there are the guys from NJ who wanted to gain access to a base and shot as many soldiers as possible by delivering pizzas or something. But the telling thing is that 8 out of 10 happened in less than two years of Obama’s presidency.

  8. GetBackJack says:

    Effing A I’m Islamophobic you stupid pile of pig fat.

    Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.: “Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.

    Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’

    When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to ‘the reasonable’ Muslim demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table.Here’s how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).

    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

    United States — Muslim 1.0%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2. 7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

    They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States).

    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — Muslim 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris — car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam — Mohammed cartoons).

    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 10-15%

    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Isla mic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 99.9%

    Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

    ‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world. And all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

    Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.. http://www.frontline.org.za/bo oks_videos/sti.htm

    • proreason says:

      Super post, GBJ

    • Niko says:

      From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
      Albania — Muslim 70%

      Dear GetBackJack,
      Please offer facts that back up your claim that Albania is a country with 70% Muslim majority, where tax is placed on infidels, unfettered persecution of non-beleivers and other religions.

      According to recent statistics from the religious communities in Albania, there are 1119 churches and 638 mosques in the country. The Roman Catholic mission declared 694 Catholic churches. The Christian Orthodox community, 425 Orthodox churches. The Muslim community, 568 mosques, and 70 Bektashi tekkes.

      According to the Albanian Constitution, there is no official religion and all religions are equal however, the predominant religious communities (Bektashi, Sunni Muslim, Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians) enjoy a greater degree of official recognition (e.g., national holidays) and social status based on their historical presence in the country. All registered religious groups have the right to hold bank accounts and to own property and buildings.
      No restriction is imposed on families regarding the way they raise their children with respect to religious practices. The generally amicable relationship among religions in society contributed to religious freedom. The Ministry of Education has the right to approve the curricula of religious schools to ensure their compliance with national education standards, and the State Committee on Cults oversees implementation.

      Hijab is banned with law since 1923 in Albania ( France is petting herself in the back for doing it in 2010 even though according to your stats Muslims barely represent 8% of population).

      I guess you base your numbers from the CIA factbook (you know the same organization that in 1988 was writting reports stating that the GDP per capita of the East Germany’s citizens was higher than the GDP per capita of an West German at the same time that a common cab driver in West Berlin could have told you that East Germans were starving!

      According World Christian Encyclopedia, Oxford University Press.p 51 (2001) roughly 39% of Albanians are Muslim, and 35% Christian, while the rest of population is Atheist or Agnostics.
      For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Albania

      So please stop with the senseless numbers that don’t show anything. It’s pure propaganda that would make a Democrat really proud (it’s their specialty, don’t take the trophy away from them).

      The problem in America with the Muslims is that even today almost 10 years after 9/11 we are discussing that if a radical America hater has place in our society, if he has the right to preach his hate in the press and build mosques near Ground Zero. These people should have been deprived of US citizenship (or sent to prison for treason for demanding violent overthrow of the US constitutional order), send back to their home countries and their property confiscated.

      As a new US citizen myself is incomprehensive how these people who hate US are able to get visas and US passports, at the same time that genuine hardworking people who really love US and what it represents cannot even step in the US to visit their relatives or are dragged for years around in senseless waiting times of immigration quotas.

      The problem in America with Muslims is that the US goverment allows operations of schools (religious or not) funded with terrorist organization’s money, where their curriculum is a straight copy of the classes that are taught in Saudi Arabia religious schools ( the Saudis supply the books, the same verbatim they use to radicalize youth in their country). Freedom of speech is the right guaranteed in the US constitution, not brainwashing. Yet that’s what’s happening across US today – brainwashing of its citizens and residents from radical criminals under the supposed freedom of religion.

      When US goverment needed to fight Mafia (Cosa Nostra) or even Hells Angels, new laws were invented and employed (RICO laws). The same need to be done against radical islamists. The problem in America are not the Muslims, it’s the goverment.

    • hushpuppy says:

      Niko – just because you don’t like or agree with the statistics doesn’t mean the statistics are any less true: many of us here have read and studied the koran and haditha and therefore we cannot be fooled by the lies (taqqiya) the muslims tell those who innocently do not know better and who believe there is some good in all people.

      It is only the muslim religion that teaches such toxic hatred against those who will not be brainwashed by the murderous rantings of a demon named Jibreel, who inspired the bloodbath known as islam.

      I remember one muslim rectum saying ‘we love death like you love coca-cola’. That sums up islam perfectly: “we love death”.

      I personally can attest to what GetBackJack has written as true – although I think his statistics are a little on the low side: After the 9/11 bombings France began to have problems with muslims and their percentage of muslims was around 20% – Same as Quebec, Canada. Also the percentage of muslims in Denmark and Sweden is also up near 20%. Dearborn Michigan is almost entirely infested with those toxic cockroaches.

      As for the myriad of taxes laden upon nonbelievers: it’s in your own koran. So stop with the false outrage: you’ve been proven as a liar and we laugh at your stupidity!

  9. jackal40 says:

    Wow, Just wow.
    I had never seen this so eloquently described and yet so pointedly to the facts.
    You sir, have won an internet!

  10. Tater Salad says:

    Is this what we want in America?

    Secret filming video of inside a mosque:

    With the planning and construction of 13 to 15 floors here is what will “The Victory Mosque” will bring to America at gound zero. Cultural center? A joke!


  11. canary says:

    Pretend Islam isn’t dangerous. The police defending this year’s Arab festival in Dearborn Michigan is worse than last years. They didn’t bring Christian literature and asked to leave, they just stood there and a ten cops came up and did the hand on the video, they were taken into custody and camera taken. Upon release and told if they did want to pass out Christian literature written in Arab, they would have to go 5 public streets away. How can any religion hold carnival rides on a public street, and no one else is allowed? Why wouldn’t they do this on their mosque property. So insanity has increased and people should not even walk around a muslim alone because

    1. Arab Festival June 2010: Dearborn Police Defending Islam against the Constitution


    2. Mayor O’Riellly goes public lying, trumping charges, refusing to release camera ot show footage of the truth. Of course with so many muslim michigan’s mayor might get re-elected. But, more probable is a muslim will get his job.


  12. Mithrandir says:

    Does America Have a Muslim Problem?

    Yet another propaganda opinion in the form of a question from the liberal press.

    Does Islam have an America problem?
    Does Islam have a reality problem?
    Does Islam have a 21st Century problem?

    Why the left wing is totally in love with Islam—-the religion 180 degrees out of phase with itself is getting more and more confusing to me. Given the chance, Islam would commit genocide against it.

  13. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Islamics are Christian-a-phobes

    Islamics are Contstitution-a-phobes

    Islamics are diametrically opposed to Western society and that’s why they come here. To infiltrate and then overtake. They are using the black civil-rights movement as a model as most of the groundwork is laid and need not be gone over again. So, they then claim “unfairness” at every opportunity and get their way. It works because there are too many socialists who think that fairness is an outcome-based philosophy and cannot estimate the harm they will do.

  14. wardmama4 says:

    . . .As Islam is a comprehensive system of worship (Ibadah) and legislation (Shari’ah), the acceptance of secularism means abandonment of Shari’ah, a denial of the divine guidance and a rejection of Allah’s injunctions. . . For this reason, the call for secularism among Muslims is atheism and a rejection of Islam. Its acceptance as a basis for rule in place of Shari’ah is downright apostasy. . .

    From How the Imported Solutions Disastrously Affected Our Ummah by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, excerpted in “Inventing Moderate Islam ”


    Damn straight I’m an islamophobe – My religion and my practice thereof are no ones damn business most especially a bunch of lying cultists who want to take over the World.

    God Help America

    A Proud American Infidel

  15. Tater Salad says:

    I might have posted this before but for the ones who have not seen/read it, please take the time and view or read these article/videos.

    Islam is taking over the world and it is now America’s turn to fall:

    Very Important to know this before it is to late:



    America…….. don’t be so gullible because if you remain this way it will change the way you live and here is why:


    President Barack Obama supports the “Victory Mosque at ground zero while 65% or more of America says NO to this construction. Since the President says he is a Muslim ( http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28 ) ( http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=30879 ) ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwhKuunp8D8&feature=player_embedded )or so he says and he is to embarassed to actually tell us all the truth (again), then it is evident that he does not care about any of the Americans killed on 9/11 but only about the feelings of Islamists who want to build this grand “Victory Mosque”.

    Attached are videos #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5 of what our President supports and what kind of “Change” he wants to bring to America. Change that is NOT in the best interests of America and our laws.









    Which Islam will prevail in the United States?

    Flight 93, Shanksville, Pennsylvania fields, there is also another Muslim victory site being constructed as we speak!


    Sharia compliant banks: http://sioe.wordpress.com/sharia-compliant-banks/ and http://finfree4all.blogspot.com/2006/01/sharia-compliant-bank-opens-in.html – Do you know if your money in banks is being used wisely?

    Muslims need a place to pray in New York is a complete scam:

    The problems of the world originates from right here:


    Which Islam will prevail in the United States?

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