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October 10 2019

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September 19 2019

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Islamophobia – Muslim Council of Hong Kong

  • Muslim inmates in China detention camp forced to eat pork, drink alcohol and physically tortured as some commit suicide (May 19, 2018)

    «China has blamed violent attacks in Xinjiang in recent years on Islamist extremists bent on waging holy war on the state, with radical ideas said to be coming from abroad over the Internet and from visits to foreign countries by Uighurs, the region’s predominant ethnic group.

    In response, Beijing has turned the entire region into a 21st-century surveillance state, with ubiquitous checkpoints and widespread use of facial recognition technology, and has even forced Muslims to install spyware on their phones that allows the authorities to monitor their activity online, experts say. Long beards and veils have been banned, and overt expression of religious sentiment is likely to cause immediate suspicion.

    In an extension of the already pervasive program of human surveillance, more than 1 million Communist Party cadres have been dispatched to spend days on end staying in the homes of families — most of them Muslim — throughout Xinjiang, according to a report by Human Rights Watch released this week. There, they carry out political indoctrination and report back on anything from the extent of religious beliefs to uncleanliness and alcoholism.»

  • Uyghur Muslim women being forced into marriage to Chinese men as Ugyhur men are being sent to concentration camps, gene washing in motion (June 1, 2018)

    «…eight aspects of China’s extensive assimilation policy in Xinjiang that has been underway since 1949:

    1. Sincization of Uyghur alphabet,
    2. censorship of Uyghur books,
    3. coercion of Uyghur intellectuals to pledge loyalty to the Communist Party of China,
    4. banning of traditional clothing,
    5. criminalization of “halal” labels,
    6. assigning Han officials to Uyghur families,
    7. banning Islamic names, and
    8. destroying historic buildings in Kashgar.»

  • “Uyghur Muslims under China’s draconian rule can neither fast nor pray during this Ramadan, 3 years in a row”, says Uyghur American Association (May 7, 2019)

    «Activists and U.S. politicians meanwhile called for greater world attention to and condemnation of China’s network of political “re-education camps” that have held up to 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities accused of harboring “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas since April 2017 as reported by Radio Free Asia.

    Authorities in Xinjiang have typically forced restaurants to stay open and restricted access to mosques during Ramadan to discourage traditional observation of the holy month, and in recent years authorities’ have tried to ban fasting among Uyghurs, drawing widespread criticism from rights groups.

    “The entire Muslim world has started fasting and praying. But unfortunately the Uyghur Muslims under China’s draconian rule can neither fast nor pray during this Ramadan,” said Ilshat Hassan, president of the Washington-based Uyghur American Association.

    “It is not just Uyghurs’ Islamic faith that is under Chinese attack but also their very existence as a unique indigenous people,” he told RFA’s Uyghur Service.

    “The international community needs to take action for China locking up millions of Uyghurs in concentration camps. And the Muslim world, especially OIC, should hold China accountable for its anti-Islamic policy and crimes against humanity,” added Hassan.»

May 17 2018

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April 12 2018

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“The LORD your God will bring you into the land which you are going to occupy, and he will drive many nations out of it. As you advance, he will drive out seven nations larger and more powerful than you: the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. When the LORD your God places these people in your power and you defeat them, you must put them all to death. Do not make an alliance with them or show them any mercy. Do not marry any of them, and do not let your children marry any of them, because then they would lead your children away from the LORD to worship other gods. If that happens, the LORD will be angry with you and destroy you at once. So then, tear down their alters, break their sacred stone pillars in pieces, cut down the symbols of their goddess Asherah, and burn their idols. Do this because you belong to the LORD your God. From all the peoples on earth he chose you to be his own special people.”

— Deuteronomy 7:1-6, Good News Bible 1976

Instigation of genocide. If Moses were alive today, he would be the worst war criminal around the world.

Tags: Bible Genocide

March 18 2018

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Deuteronomy 12:1-4 - “Here are the laws that you are to obey as long as you live in the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. Listen to them! In the land that you are taking, destroy all the places where the people worship their gods on high mountains, on hills, and under green trees. Tear down their alters and smash their sacred stone pillars to pieces. Burn their symbols of the goddess Asherah and chop down their idols, so that they will never again be worshipped at those places.

Do not worship the LORD your God in the way that these people worship their gods.”

Deuteronomy 12:29-31 - “The LORD your God will destroy the nations as you invade their land, and you will occupy it and settle there. After the LORD destroys those nations, make sure that you don’t follow their religious practices, because that would be fatal. Don’t try to find out how they worship their gods, so that you can worship in the same way. Do not worship the LORD your God in the way they worship their gods, for in the worship of their gods they do all the disgusting things that the LORD hates. They even sacrifice their children in the fires on their alters.”

Deuteronomy 13:6-10 - “Even your brother or your son or your daughter or the wife you love or your closest friend may secretly encourage you to worship other gods, gods that you and your ancestors have never worshipped. One of them may encourage you to worship the gods of the people who live near you or the gods of those who live far away. But do not let him persuade you; do not even listen to him. Show him no mercy or pity, and do not protect him. Kill him! Be the first to stone him, and then let everyone else stone him too. Stone him to death!”

Deuteronomy 13:12-17 - “When you are living in the towns that the LORD your God gives you, you may hear that some worthless men of your nation have misled the people of their town to worship gods that you have never worshipped before. If you hear such a rumour, investigate it thoroughly; and if it is true that this evil thing did happen, then kill all the people in that town and all their livestock too. Destroy that town completely. Bring together all the possessions of the people who live there and pile them up in the town square. Then burn the town and everything in it as an offering to the LORD your God. It must be left in ruins for ever and never again be rebuilt. Do not keep for yourselves anything that was condemned to destruction, and then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and show you mercy.”

[translation source: Good News Bible, British usage edition 1976]

These are not verses of the Quran that order Jihad, but of the OLD TESTAMENT. This is the reality of the commandment “Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deut. 6:5) It seems to me that Deuteronomy’s teachings on idolatory are orders to commit cultural genocide - you must not only invade and get God’s promised land, but thoroughly erase memories of those who lived there before. If today we faithfully obeyed the teachings of the quotes above, it would constitute war crimes and even the crime of genocide under the international law.

Tags: Bible Genocide

July 04 2017

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May 08 2015

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@Pray4Pal: Meet Israel’s new minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked

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April 26 2015

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farsizaban: Iranian-Armenians gather at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, Tehran, Iran on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide

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Armenian Genocide Memorial - Vank Cathedral, New Julfa district of Isfahan, Iran

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  • Spain court rejects plea to reopen genocide cases against Chinese leaders, upholds dismissal of charges (phayul.com, Apr. 24 2015)

    “In 2013, the Spanish court issued an international arrest warrant against the five Chinese leaders on charges of genocide but later dropped the case under a new law that allows Spanish courts to pursue cases only if the accused is a Spanish national or a resident of Spain.

    The five Chinese leaders are Jiang Zemin, former President and Party Secretary; Li Peng, Prime Minister during the repression in Tibet in the late 1980's and early 1990's (and the crackdown in Tiananmen); Qiao Shi, former head of Chinese security and responsible for the People’s Armed Police during the martial law period in Tibet in the late 1980s; Chen Kuiyuan, Party secretary in the Tibet Autonomous Region from 1992 to 2001 (who was known for his hard-line position against Tibetan religion and culture), and Deng Delyun (also known as Peng Pelyun), minister of family planning in the 1990s.

    Alan Cantos and Dr Jose Elias Esteve Molto, both Spanish citizens, jointly filed the cases in Spain National Court in 2005, representing Comite De Apoyo Al Tibet. In 2008, Spain's top criminal court agreed to hear a lawsuit from Tibetan rights groups that accuses Chinese leaders of genocide in Tibet.

    The cases were admitted under the principle of ‘universal competence’ adopted by the Spanish judiciary in 2005 and under which Spanish courts can hear cases of genocide and crimes against humanity wherever they occur and whatever the nationality of the defendant.

    According to the new law that limits Spanish courts’ use of universal jurisdiction to pursue crimes against humanity committed outside its territory, Spanish judges would only be allowed to investigate crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity if accuse were Spanish citizens or foreigners who had their habitual residence in Spain at the time when the crimes were committed.

    China expressed its anger over the case saying it could damage ties between Spain and China. The amendment to the law is seen as a move to avoid angering China which welcomed the Spanish national court’s decision to scrap the cases against its former leaders. Spain however has denied that the new law was a response to complaints from China.”

  • Tibetans celebrate 26th birthday of Panchen Lama, call for his release (phayul.com, Apr. 25 2015)

    “‘Kidnapped at the age of 6, Gedun Choekyi Nyima is considered the world’s youngest political prisoner. 17th May 2015 will mark 20 years since his enforced disappearance,’ said Nyima Yangtso, Vice-President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress. ‘Through this event, we call on the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Human Rights organizations and world governments to inquire about his wellbeing and to pressure the Chinese governments for his immediate release.’

    The 11th Panchen Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima, was only six years old when the Chinese government abducted the young lama in 1995. Even after 20 years in custody, the Chinese authorities have not provided any verifiable information or proof of the physical and mental well being of the 11th Panchen Lama.

    The young Lama went missing after the exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized him as the reincarnation of the tenth Panchen Lama on May 14, 1989.

    The 10th Panchen Lama was only 52 when he passed away under mysterious circumstances after delivering a public speech in which he was sharply and openly critical of the Chinese government's policies.

    ‘By celebrating the Panchen Lama’s birthday, we want to show the Chinese government that they do not have the right to control the reincarnation of Tibetan Lamas,’ said Dorjee Tseten, Asia Director of Students for a Free Tibet. ‘Tibetans will continue to work for his release. No matter how long it takes, he will always remain in the hearts of Tibetan people.’”

April 25 2015

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farsizaban: Iranian-Armenians, young and old, gather at Saint Sarkis cathedral in Tehran, on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide

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Armenians in Palestine mark 100 years since Genocide

from maannews.com (Apr. 23 2015, via frompalestinewithlove):

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) – The Armenian community of the Holy Land this week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of a series of massacres and pogroms against the community in their ancestral homeland in Eastern Anatolia.

Large numbers of the community’s approximately 5,000 members in Palestine are expected to take part in commemorations for the 1.5 million lives lost in the Armenian Genocide, which took place during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire.

The official centenary date falls on Friday, April 24, but commemorations are expected to begin on Thursday and continue over two days.

On Thursday evening at 6.15 p.m., bells from the 13 major churches in the Old City will toll 100 times to commemorate the deaths.

Later that night, Armenians will march by candlelight from the Old City to an Armenian church in West Jerusalem near the German Colony. The church is part of a large amount of property Armenians lost in 1948, when Zionist militias expelled Palestinians – Arab and Armenian alike – from their homes in what became Israel.

On Friday evening, meanwhile, inter-communal services will be held at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher with representatives of all churches from across Jerusalem present.

Earlier in the day, a protest will be held in front of the Turkish Consulate in Jerusalem. Although the killings were organized by elites in the Ottoman Empire, the predecessor state to the Turkish Republic, Turkey has long denied that the killings were pre-planned and community members are angry at what they see as Turkey’s continued impunity for the slaughter.

Armenians have been a part of the fabric of the Holy Land since the 5th century, when the Armenian Kingdom was the first in the world to convert en masse to Christianity. Since then, the community has maintained a small base of a few hundred in Jerusalem centered on a few holy sites.

Church spokesman and historian Kevork Hintlian told Ma’an that the situation changed dramatically after the Genocide, when thousands of refugees fled Anatolia and sought refuge in the neighboring Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire.

While most ended up in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, a few thousand made their way to Palestine and community numbers surged to around 7-8,000. In 1948, community numbers peaked at around 15,000, but the ethnic cleansing of Palestine made more than two-thirds of the community’s refugees yet again, fleeing either to the West Bank, Lebanon, or Europe and North America.

Today, more than 4,500 Armenians continue to call Palestine home, with the numbers spread between 2,500 in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramallah, 1,000 in Jaffa, and 1,000 in Haifa. Although the numbers are much less than they once were, Hintlian told Ma’an that after years of emigration they had steadied in the past decade.

Armenians are not the only Palestinian community whose history in the land can be traced back to the Genocide.

There are also about 2,000 Assyrians in the Holy Land today who trace their roots to the Genocide. About two-thirds of that community, which also comes from Eastern Anatolia, lives in Bethlehem, with the remainder primarily in Jerusalem. Today most Assyrians live in northern Iraq, with diaspora populations spread around the world as well.

Widely recognized as one of the first genocides of the 20th century, the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians through deportation and killing is today considered a turning point in the development of the Armenian nation.

Previously a mostly rural community spread across large swathes of the Ottoman Empire in Eastern Anatolia as well as in the southern Caucasus under Russian control, the genocide wiped out almost entirely the Armenian population of Turkey.

The community had long intermingled and been a part of the shared Turkish-Armenian-Kurdish culture of the region, but the pogroms ended centuries of history and left the community dispersed across the Middle East and the world.

In the last decade a large movement has emerged within Turkish society to acknowledge the Ottoman Empire’s responsibility for the killings. Marches take place yearly on April 24 in major cities across Turkey, in addition to those around the world.

Despite this, the Turkish government continues to deny the Empire’s involvement in the killings, and the issue remains a sensitive issue in the country’s relations with the rest of the world.

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hayacnumem [Apr. 24 2015]: Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. One hundred years ago the Turks (then Ottoman Empire) slaughtered 1.5 million Armenians. As the murders were taking place, Armenians fled causing pockets of Armenians in the United States, Russia, Iran, Syria, United Kingdom, and Chile. Some of the Armenians that ended up in other countries of the Middle East ended up there as result of the death march, where the Turks forced the women and children to walk from present day Turkey to Syria. Today, Turkey denies any relation to the event.

March 25 2015

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What is the Gaza blockade?

from momo33me.tumblr.com (Mar. 25 2015):

This is for all those people who do not really know and understand what a Gaza blockade is. Imagine you live in a very small town that is very densely populated and you are not free to come and go as you please, as a result are cut off from friends and family.

From one side you are caged in by a huge wall and on the other side you have the sea of ​​which the waters you do not control and are blocked off by navel ships.

Even the border to Egypt is closed making it impossible for Palestinians to leave.

You are prohibited from trading with anyone outside and there is hardly any work available in town. You are also not permitted to farm or fish which means you are left with little or no source of income making it impossible for you to make ends meet.

If you think that is not bad enough then what about your food supply being controlled by someone else who keeps track of how many calories you need in order to just stay alive. If you still think it’s not that bad then how about being bombarded indiscriminately every 2 to 3 years and even between those years getting the occasional bombarding.

These are the very inhumane circumstances that the Palestinians are forced to live under and expected to not even complain much less retaliate.

Which nation or people in the world would accept being made to live like this against their free will.

Just half an hour from Gaza you have people in Israeli towns and cities that are enjoying life on the beaches, going to the malls, and leisure time a complete contrast to the life that the Palestinians are subjected to.

Now you ask yourself people what would you do if you were forced to live under these harsh circumstances.????

Dov Weisglass was adviser to Ehud Olmert he said, “is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”

March 15 2015

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Being under siege is killing in itself, Israel does not need to spend money on bombs…
— from Israel is a War Criminal (Mar. 15 2015)

February 28 2015

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Israel is galloping to the next war in Gaza

by Gideon Levy (via momo33me.tumblr.com):

Israel is heading to the next violent eruption with the Palestinians as though it is some sort of natural disaster that can’t be avoided.
By Gideon Levy

The next war will break out in the summer. Israel will give it another childish name and it will take place in Gaza. There’s already a plan to evacuate the communities along the Gaza Strip border.

Israel knows this war will break out, it also knows why – and it’s galloping toward it blindfolded, as though it were a cyclic ritual, a periodical ceremony or a natural disaster that cannot be avoided. Here and there one even perceives enthusiasm.

It doesn’t matter who the prime minister is and who the defense minister is – there’s no difference between the candidates as far as Gaza is concerned. Isaac Herzog and Amos Yadlin are saying nothing of course, and Tzipi Livni is boasting that thanks to her no port was opened in Gaza. The rest of the Israelis aren’t interested in Gaza’s fate either and soon it will be forced to remind them again of its disaster in the only way left to it, the rockets.

Gaza’s disaster is dreadful. No mention of it is made in the Israeli discourse and certainly not in the most dumbed down, hollow election campaign there’s ever been here. It’s hard to believe, but Israelis have invented a parallel reality, cut off from the real one, a callous, unfeeling, denying reality, while all this adversity, most of it of their own making, is taking place a short distance from their homes. Babies are freezing to death under the debris of their homes, youths risk their lives and cross the border fence just to get a food portion in an Israeli lock up. Has anyone heard of this? Does anyone care? Does anyone understand that this is leading to the next war?

Salma lived only 40 days, like the eternity of a butterfly. She was a baby from Beit Hanoun on the northeast of the Gaza Strip, who died last month of hypothermia, after her tiny body froze in the wind and rain that penetrated into the plywood-and-plastic hut she has been living in with her family, since their house was bombed.

“She was frozen like ice cream,” her mother said of the last night of her infant’s life. UNWRA Spokesman Chris Gunness wrote about Salma last in week in the British newspaper the Guardian. Mirwat, her mother, told him that when she was born she weighed 3.1 kilograms. Her three–year– old sister, Ma’ez, is hospitalized due to frostbite.

Ibrahim Awarda, 15, who lost his father in an Israeli bombardment in 2002, was more fortunate. He decided to cross the fence between Gaza and Israel. “I knew I’d be arrested,” he told the New York Times reporter in Gaza last week. “I told myself, maybe I’ll find a better life. They gave me good food and then threw me back.”

Ibrahim was held for about a month in two prisons in Israel before being tossed back to the destruction, squalor, hunger and death. Three hundred Gazans drowned in the sea last September, in a desperate attempt to leave the prison Strip. Eighty-four Gazans were arrested by the Israel Defense Forces in the last six months after trying to enter Israel, most of them just to flee from the hell they live in. Nine more were arrested this month.

Atiya al-Navhin, 15, also tried to enter Israel in November, just to escape his fate. He was shot by IDF soldiers, treated in two Israeli hospitals and returned to Gaza in January. Now he’s lying paralyzed and unable to speak in his home.

Some 150,000 homeless people live in Gaza and about 10,000 refugees in UNRWA shelters. The organization’s budget was spent after the world totally ignored its commitment to contribute $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza. The commitment to negotiate lifting the blockade on Gaza – the only way to avoid the next war and the one after it – has also been broken. Nobody talks about it. It’s not interesting. There was a war, Israelis and Palestinians were killed in it for nothing, let’s move on to the next war.

Israel will again pretend to be surprised and offended – the cruel Arabs are attacking it with rockets again, for no reason.!!!!

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January 27 2015

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Happy Austrailia Day!

“Indigenous Australians occupied the continent for more than 65,000 years before the Europeans invaded on January 26th, 1788.

The population of Indigenous Australians was approximately 750,000 spread across 250+ nations.

Violence and diseases brought by the British immigrants caused the native population to decline by 90%, nearly killing all aboriginal people from the continent.

Today marks the day of an ongoing genocide.”

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October 15 2014

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Columbus Day Fun Fact: A Catholic preist named Bartolomé de las Casas, who transcribed Columbus’s journals, wrote the following regarding the genocide:

‘There were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over 3,000,000 people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it.’”

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nortonism’s comment: yeah but he was also the same guy who advocated the use of Africans as slaves bc the natives were dying out lol

October 14 2014

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“20,000 tons of explosives were dropped on Gaza, equivalent to 6 nuclear bombs. Not a war, systematic genocide.”

“The challenges of rebuilding Gaza: an estimated 29km of water and sewage pipes were destroyed”

“120,000 people lost their homes in Gaza. Funds needed for rebuilding, but we also need freedom for Gaza!”

“Around 65 cents of every dollar of aid sent to Gaza goes back into the Israeli economy”

— from Israel is a War Criminal

August 27 2014

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