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Waging War on Islam

by Stephen Lendman Thursday, Jan. 08, 2015 at 12:31 PM


Waging War on Islam

by Stephen Lendman

It's the wrong time to be Muslim in America. It's post-9/11 target of choice. Allied with Britain, France and other rogue NATO partners.

Israel against Palestine. Media scoundrels in lockstep. Regurgitating official pronouncements.

Accepting them like gospel. With no due diligence checking. No disputing official accounts. No questioning their veracity.

Muslims accused of terrorism are automatically guilty. Case closed. Evidence when absent is invented. Accusations alone suffice.

Western vilification of Islam is longstanding, vicious and unjustifiable. The late Edward Said explained how Western sources misinterpret East/West relations.

Describing the colonizers and colonized. "(T)he familiar (Europe, West, us) and the strange (the Orient, East, them)."

Samuel Huntington's "clash of civilizations." A superior West confronting a belligerent, hostile, inferior Muslim world. High-mindedness v. gun-toting terrorists. Good v. evil.

Said called Huntington and likeminded ideologues "ignorant." "(I)nelegant thinker(s)." Using gimmicks for a "war of the worlds."

Pitting good guys against bad ones. Twisting facts to fit policies.

In May 2009, Obama's Cairo speech promised hope. Change. Peace. Democratic values. Closing Guantanamo by yearend.

Ending torture. Illegal surveillance. Detention without trial. A "new era of openness."

Willingness to engage Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea diplomatically.

Palestinian efforts for peace, security and self-determination. Ending America's foreign wars. Notably in Afghanistan and Iraq.

By implication no new ones. Obama decried the "killing of innocent men, women and children."

US targets of choice. Empty rhetoric substitutes for substantive change. Policies are polar opposite ones pledged. Conditions today worse than ever. At home and abroad.

MSM hype anti-Islamic bigotry. Finger-pointing the wrong way. Blaming innocent Muslims for false flag attacks.

America's phony war on terror persists. Not a single independently verified Muslim terror plot in America was foiled. No real terrorists were arrested. None!

Fabricated ones were hyped. Previous articles discussed a fake shoe bomber. Fake underwear bomber. Fake Times Square bombers.

Fake shampoo bombers. Fake Al Qaeda woman planning fake mass casualty attacks on New York landmarks.

Fake Oregon bomber. Fake armed forces recruiting station bomber. Fake synagogue bombers. Fake Chicago Sears Tower bombers.

Fake FBI and other government buildings bombers. Fake National Guard, Fort Dix, and Quantico marine base attackers.

Fake Boston bombers. Fake 9/11 ones. Numerous others. Incidents usually strategically timed. It remains to be seen what follows Wednesday's Paris killings.

Followed Thursday by a French policewoman shot to death in the Parisian Montrouge neighborhood.

Automatically called terrorism. Whether or not connected to Wednesday's killings. Called the worst "terrorist attack" in France for decades.

Media reports fear-monger in lockstep. Official hype only in their daily narratives.

France's Le Figero headlined "Freedom assassinated." Most other MSM headlines were similar. They continue. Expect lots more for days. Maybe longer.

Scaring people to go along with likely cooked up schemes to follow. The familiar scenario includes ongoing wars. Escalating them perhaps.

Attacking new countries. Waging domestic war on nonexistent terror. Targeting Muslims for political advantage.

Naming convenient suspects. Hunting them down. Rounding them up. Detaining them in isolation. Denying bail.

Restricting their right to counsel. Trying them on secret evidence. Convicting them on bogus charges.

Incarcerating them as political prisoners. Repeating the process numerous times. Usually at strategically timed moments.

Advancing US-dominated NATO's agenda. Targeting the world one country at a time or in multiples. Wanting all sovereign independent governments eliminated.

Especially Russia and China. Iran and Venezuela. Restoring casino capitalism in Cuba.

Transforming independent countries into US colonies. Controlling their resources and markets. Exploiting their people.

Groups opposed to imperial lawlessness are targeted for elimination. Muslims most often are used as convenient scapegoats. Hard truths are buried. Big Lies substitute.

It bears repeating. Muslims are targets of choice. In America. Britain. France. Other Western countries. Israel. Elsewhere.

Dirty war on them persists. Stereotypically vilified for their faith and ethnicity. At times their prominence, activism and/or charity.

Media scoundrels stoke fear. Regurgitate Big Lies. The New York Times hyped a "dangerous moment for Europe as fear and resentment grow."

International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King's College London director Peter Neuman was quoted, saying:

"With increasing radicalization among supporters of jihadist organizations and the white working class increasingly feeling disenfranchised and uncoupled from elites, things are coming to a head."

French Professor Olivier Roy called Wednesday's Paris killings "a quantitative and therefore qualitative turning point."

Noting "a maximum impact attack." Done "to shock the public, and in that sense they succeeded."

Paris-based Professor Andrew Hussey called French political leftists "in denial of the conflict between France and the Arab world."

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maziere called what's ongoing "serious. There is reason for worry and for precautions, but not for panic."

French Foundation for Strategic Research director Camille Grand called Wednesday's attack "a double honey for the National Front."

Party head "Le Pen says everywhere that Islam is a massive threat, and that France should not support attacks in Iraq and instead defend the homeland and not create threats by going abroad, so they can naturally take advantage of it."

Charlie Hebdo attackers acted with military precision. Wearing bulletproof vests. Well trained for their mission.

Using AK-47s in semi-automatic mode. For greater accuracy. Rather than spraying bullets indiscriminately.  

Police said seven arrests were made. Mostly acquaintances of the two main suspects - Cherif and Said Kouachi.

Reports called them both under watch by French security forces. Yet they managed to execute Wednesday's attack with military precision.

Unobstructed in one of the world's most heavily policed cities. Supplemented by military forces searching for both men.

Reportedly veterans of Obama's war on Syria. Brought back for what looks like a classic false flag attack.

How else could two men under security watch successfully execute a commando-like attack in broad daylight?

Leave the crime scene with apparent ease. Dispatch a police vehicle with multiple shots in its windshield.

Kill two policemen. Wound another. Drive off unhurried in their car, according to reports.

Head north. Abandon their car. Take another. Leave Paris. A grade B film plot looks better by comparison.

UK media reported 12 deaths. Another 20 wounded. Five critically. Manhunt operations continue. Both men remain free.

Paris is on maximum terror alert. Civil liberties suspended. Widespread searches continue as this is written.

Cars are stopped. Homes entered. Abandoned buildings checked where suspects could be hiding.

Helicopters hover overhead. Police cars and other vehicles are everywhere.

Police state rules govern Paris. Much like how greater Boston was locked down after the April 2013 marathon bombings.

Disobeying cops risked arrest. Perhaps live fire and death. Maybe coming to a neighborhood near you.

US-trained Islamic extremists involved. Back from Obama's wars. Notably from Syria.

Acting independently or conducting state-sponsored terrorism? False flag deception?

Expect more incidents like Wednesday's. Likely part of US-led NATO's war on humanity.

Terrorizing populations globally. Condemning radical Islam irresponsibly.

Making the world safe for monied interests. Immiserating most others in the process.

Longstanding Western foreign policy. Threatening world peace like never before.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

Visit his blog site at

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.


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