Nikki Haley: UN Report ‘Reeks Of Anti-Israel Bias’

“This report is just the latest example of the Human Rights Council singling out Israel rather than focusing on the world’s actual human rights abusers.”
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    Efforts by the United Nations to create a database of blacklisted companies operating in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, has come under sharp criticism from Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the UN, who has said it “reeks of anti-Israel bias”.

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on Monday to advise and support efforts to create the database. Haley, who has been gunning for the UN since her appointment by Trump, said: “this report is just the latest example of the Human Rights Council singling out Israel rather than focusing on the world’s actual human rights abusers”.

    Her statement, which was reported by an Israeli news agency, went on to add: “not only does it undermine the credibility of the Human Rights Council on human rights issues, but it once again highlights the unfair bias of the UN when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”



    The report calls on the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory opinion on Israeli violations of international law. The report will be discussed at the UN Human Rights Council session on 19 June 2017.


     Related: Israeli Calls On UN To Stop Using The Term ‘Occupation’


    The report, drafted by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on behalf of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, lambasts Israel not only for the “occupation of Palestinian territory,” but also the “occupied Syrian Golan”.

    “Israeli practices and policies in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Syrian Golan violate fundamental provisions of international humanitarian and human rights law,” the report reads in part. It accused Israel of “grave violations” commenting that “certain Israeli practices may amount to forcible displacement of the protected population, a grave violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”

    The report also claims Israel employs “discriminatory policies and practices, use of force that has been deemed excessive, and restrictions on the freedom of movement, including the closure on Gaza, settlement expansion, destruction of property and the exploitation of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the occupied Syrian Golan,” reported Arutz Sheva.

    Haley used the announcement of the publication of the new report to repeat threats made earlier by the US against the UN.  “It’s actions like these that are forcing us to evaluate the United States’ future on the Human Rights Council,” she said of the report, which was issued by the UN human rights commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.


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    • a.c.hall

      According to UN Resolutions, the West Bank and the Golan Heights are Territories Ilegally Occupied by Israel .So, Israeli Companies, Settlers and Farms are Illegal Entities ; Illegally Occupying Palestinian Territory. The Goods made and marketed are Illegal and should be Banned, and Blacklisted.

      • James Wherry

        The challenge is this, a.c.: the standard you refer to is ONLY applied to Israel and not to any other nation.

        Example: Russia invaded Poland and started WWII with Hitler yet STILL managed to steal part of Poland at the end of WWII and expel 200,000 Poles from the land. The land makes up parts of Belarus and two other former Soviet nations, today.

        Example: India and Pakistan.

        Bottomline: when you ONLY apply a rule to one nation, one people and one religion, it’s not a law, it’s simply bigotry and discrimination.

      • James Wherry
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    • arao_liwanag

      NETANYAHU AND THE ZIONIST OF ISRAEL IS SUFFERING FROM STOCKHOLM SYNDROME. THEY WERE VICTIMIZED BY HITLER, NOW THEY LOVE DOING IT TO THE PALESTINIAN WHAT HITLER DID TO THEM. QUICK LEARNER. WELL WHAT CAN WE DO THEY ARE “CHOSEN”

      • James Wherry

        Hitler rounded up the Jews and killed them.

        Today, there are 1.9 million Palestinian Arabs living, working, voting and holding public office in pre-1967 Israel.

        Likewise, there are an additional 4 million Palestinian Arabs livzing in thenWest Bank and Gaza.

        If they suffer from “Stockholm Syndrome,” it is because they are surrounded by hostile Arabs who have declared war on them and forced the Jews out of “Arab” nations they lived in, since b fore the coming of th Arabs.

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    • John Montgomery

      No one should ever criticize the right to racism in the Jewish religion. It is the fundamental part of their beliefs. It gives Jews the right to have slaves made of the Goyim. Goyim are all those who are not Jews. That means that everyone is a slave to serve the Jews. It is what they believe. If it sounds disgusting then you are antisemitic. If you disagree with it in Germany you will be put in prison. Can’t you see the power Jews have over the world? Someday the world will wake up and start serving their masters. Ha ha ha! Disgusting!

      • James Wherry

        Your comment is simply Jew Hatred. It’s also not true. The word “Goyim” is used in the Hebrew Bible to refer to Israelis. http://hebrewnations.com/articles/tribes/goyim.html. It simply means “the Peoples.”

        By contrast, Muslims refer to US as “Infidels” – those Unfaithful to God – and the “Kafir” include ALL non-Muslims. Now THAT is bigotry, yet I don’t hear you complaining about the Muslims.

      • david macdiarmid

        Wow! what a spew of half-baked thoughts. John,.. you are vunerable to the spoken word, you leap to conclusions and bypass relevant supporting info. Your statement is disjointed and comprehensible only to a vetted audience of idiots. You must learn to read. You must read the Bible and Koran, 3 times each to realize what you missed during the 1st readings. You must reach a conclusion on your own, no shortcuts or cliffnotes allowed. Then you will understand what Islam is selling as their,”truth”.

    • Joel W

      Is this twit the US Ambassador or Israel’s? Every frigging thing she does there is on behalf of those devils.

      • tapatio

        That’s funny. The ENTIRE US government is made of quisling traitors in the employ of the Jews.

      • James Wherry

        Joel, I don’t think getting a neo-NAZ! like “tapatio” to agree with you is such a great thing. He wants ALL JEWS DEAD. Is that really what you want? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b356340e6929f31ef5dd2dca79efe2d3e8f29138608e2e6a4a1dc7f7ce25ec95.jpg

        • Joel W

          I don’t think calling somebody a neo-nazi is any way to have rational discourse, because by you calling him that, you are imply I am too.

          • James Wherry

            “Tapatio” has praised the NAZ! Party of WWII Germany for the Holocaust as “an act of self-preservation by non-Jews.”

            I kinda think that makes him a NAZ!, as well as his praise of Adolph Hitler. You appear to empathize with his hatred and false representations of Jews.

            • Joel W

              Ok apparently the moderator of this site won’t let me voice my opinion. That being said, I care not one iota what he may or may not have said in the past. I stand by what I said.

              • James Wherry

                ?

                No, they won’t let you or I use the word “NAZ!” or he!!, or any derivation of the word sxx.

                • Joel W

                  Really?

                • Joel W

                  Ok knowing the trigger words, what I was trying to get at is I have zero problems with Jews in general. My problem is the treasonous Israel First policy of our politicians and the Zionist Supremacy ideology. Does not make one a NAZ!.

                  • James Wherry

                    Agreeing with an avowed NAZ! Like “tapatio” doesn’t win you any points. Same for being a Holocaust Denier.

                    • Joel W

                      Not looking for, nor care, about points, whatever that means. I speak truth. And if that makes me a NAZ!, then so be it.

                      • James Wherry

                        Repeating debunked anti-Semitic canards as fact and defending the NAZ!s from their atrocities and justifying the hatred of Jews is not “speaking truth.” It is praising Genocide.

                      • Joel W

                        Repeating the word anti-Semitic is not a valid point of discussion and only proves that it is the only thing you have to use in this discussion. Besides, you think I care about being called intellectually lazy terms like that, or racist, or sexist or whatever? Those terms have absolutely no meaning, nor weight when used against me. They are tools of the ignorant when they have nothing to prove facts wrong. As for things being debunked, that also means nothing. Who controls the media, including publishing? Of course they are going to ‘debunk’ anything that points to their wicked ways. And I never defended the NAZ1s.

            • Joel W

              And if we gonna mention Hitler and is alleged killing of Jews, what about the Bolsheviks, who were Jews, and their murdering of over 100 million, mostly Christians, under the banner of Communism in Russia/USSR?

              • James Wherry

                Funny: the NAZ!s were Catholics and Protestants, but I never blamed their religions.

                To answer your question, you’re referring to the “Jewish Bolshevism Canard,” a Fake History, anti-Semitic allegation against Jews that pretends Jews played a prominent role in the Russian revolution.

                1. The Soviets were atheists.

                2. The number of former Jews in the Reds was the same as their representation in society. Ultimately, they were a tiny portion of the movement.

                3. Both the Reds and the Whites used anti-Semitic propaganda.

                4. The canard was developed 20 years later by the German NAZ!s and used as anti-Semitic propaganda.

                • Joel W

                  Yea, not fake history. There are plenty of non-religious Jews in the world, so the Bosheviks being atheistic means nothing. And you want to talk fake zero evidence of 6 million murdered. Look at European census data from the time. There were not 6 million Jews in all of Europe, let alone in Germany

                  • James Wherry

                    So, if a Jew becomes an atheist, I’m to blame Judaism for “what comes next?” What if he converts to Christianity and then does something wrong?

                    There were 500,000 Jews in Germany and 3 million in Poland.

                    Fortunately, the NaZ!s were great r cord keepers: they kept track of the trainloads of Jews sent to the work and death camps: trains went in full and went out empty.

                    • Joel W

                      ok so my math says that is 3.5 million. So where do the other 2.5 million come in? Made up, that’s where.

                      As for the first part, when I and most people are speaking of Jews, we are speaking of AshkeNAZI/Khzarian Jews, an ethnic group.

                      • James Wherry

                        France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, the Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Greece, etc. – in short, every place occupied by the NAZ!s, they took their extermination machine n the road and slaughtered the Jews.

              • James Wherry

                The Jews were rounded up and slaughtered by the German NAZ!s bedpans during WWII.

                You can argue numbers all you want, but the Jews were targeted for being Jews and when the dust settled, 6 million were dead – far more per capital than Christians.

            • Joel W

              Or the group Young Turks, who were Jewish, that committed the Armenian (Christian) Genocide.

    • david macdiarmid

      Mrs Haley puts a nice face on nasty Muslim lies. She is still hopeful that they will become reasonable. I am not.
      Israel is a real power in the middle east. To not allow them to exert it leaves a power void that is filled by instability.
      When the world is ready for a unilateral clean sweep,.. Islam will wish it had made a deal. Currently, they think that we are the ones needing to make a deal. They are waiting for us to beg. Thinking that we are still in Saladin’s day. They think they can win but they should be more concerned about cutting their losses and living to fight another day. A day when their military is not a bad joke. Quassam rockets are hilarious, as are the rabbit tunnels that they scurry about in. This is not a war, its a rabbit hunt with the occasional exploding killer rabbit. But the rabbits keep attacking………..They are forcing 2 choices, genocide of all rabbits or, death by rabbit. We all know what Israel’s choice will be. good-bye rabbits. In fact, the Israeli response is the only sure thing I know of, other than the fact the Israeli’s will not be disbanding and returning to Europe………
      Consider cutting your losses before you are cut from the earth. Israel is your punishment, given to you by your own great prophet, Clearly, He is very angry with his followers.

      • tapatio

        SO, LITTLE “david macdiarmid” THINKS THAT THIS DISEASE SHOULD CONTROL THE MIDDLE EAST AND, IM SURE HE LOVES THAT THEY CONTROL THE UNITED STATES………………..
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/01a9bfb68d7d61eebb5d41eea0b255a2a3e40b2b6fb1d6baa858b4d38357a509.jpg

        • tapatio
          • tapatio
            • No bullshit dave

              Your propaganda might ring more true if,.. the Jews actually controlled anything as you describe. America is too big for them to control. They’ve just got a small slice but they have done quite well with it. All because a Jews word, when given in a deal, is as good as gold.
              A Jew must stand by his word, He does not have Allah to hide behind.

          • No bullshit dave

            That “kid” is a fattie. Fat fingers and legs look more like a 25 y/o woman that is wearing house slippers. A real Israeli soldier would never let a palestinian that close to his primary weapon. He is shielding an Israeli housewife from a hammas attack

            • tapatio

              לך תזדיין עם אמא שלך, ילד יהודי.
              AH, SO WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A……………………….
              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c55600537ce58c7d3f23b1a918bce526a90c4dc1f36d2c0325be81978c3ed8a3.gif

              • No bullshit dave

                Gotta give ya credit, very funny post.

                • tapatio

                  In the last 2000 years humanity has beaten your species more than 100 times. Consider that there are 7.5 BILLION humans and fewer than 15 million Talmudic baboons. Consider that more than half of those 7.5 BILLION already despise you animals. And, this time, you have NO PLACE to run. All it will take is one major misstep and the only thing left of the majority of Judaism and your sycophants will be a few disgusting memories. Your “gods” are SHlT………………
                  https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/226f41e363b4fa03aab11b1cfe2c9e678e4e8f531d027838d7cf14cd224d3708.jpg

            • James Wherry

              The post above is a fraud – I remember what happened because it was in the news. The child’s parents THRUST him at the IDF checkpoint guards to throw rocks – note that he already had a cast on his arm. Apparently he was the “expendable” one.

              As the photo shows, the IDF Soldier did not kill him, but stopped him, placed him on the ground to prevent further violence, and called for back up to take him away. Giving him back to the parents would have simply meant they turned around and gave him more rocks to throw.

              BY “tapatio’s” own admission, the photo was shot by an “activist” who was on hand to try and create the propaganda photo that “tapatio” is now using.

              • No bullshit dave

                That soldier is taking unnessesary risk for reasons I dont understand.

        • No bullshit dave

          Nice code language! I understand the implications. Your not serving notice,. your issuing an order. Would you like my address as well? I am easy to find but, trespass at your own risk.

      • James Wherry

        There are Muslim reformists – they’re the ones being hacked to death by the rest of them. It should give you and me GREAT pause that the people of Jakarta, Indonesia – the “World’s Largest, Peaceful, Tolerant Muslim Nation” just voted out the Christian Governor of the Province near Jakarta because he was a non-Muslim.

        Muslim Imam’s from THOUSANDS of Mosques preached that the Koran forbids a non-Muslim from ruling over Muslims. This was not “a few jihadists,” but THOUSANDS of Imams who convinced the MAJORITY of Muslims that this was true (because it is). And we in the West are OBLIVIOUS to it.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5154ec8fe1dc0b4dd170ea24d9ababadafc6674f26e75dca5b5506630dcfcdf.jpg
        Worse yet, the Governor is now going to PRISON because he said it was NOT true and that Muslims COULD vote for non-Muslims. Is THIS what is going to happen to US?!? The same laws exist in Iran, Pakistan and the Gulf States – the MAJORITY of Muslims have these laws.

      • James Wherry

        Hoodwinking the Kuffar
        by Denis MacEoin, June 9, 2017 at 5:00 am
        https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10385/hoodwinking-kuffar

        * * *

        * The implication is that Muslims too love Jesus — an approach that is bound to attract Christian passers-by (including priests and nuns) if only out of curiosity. But the Jesus of the Qur’an is not the Jesus of the New Testament. For Muslims, he is not the Son of God, not one third of the Trinity, did not die on the cross, was not resurrected after death, and is not God incarnate. He is simply one of a long line of prophets, important — yet inferior to Muhammad.

        * “We call them stinking kafir [non-Muslims], dirty. But, of course, akhi [brother], if that’s going to run them away from al-Islam, we don’t say that to them in front of their face.” — Abu Usamah, an imam at the Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham.

        * No one loves the kuffaar. No one loves the kuffaar! [unbelievers] … Whether these kuffaar are from the UK, or from the US … We love the people of Islam and we hate the people of the kufr. We hate the kuffaar. Whoever changes his religion from al-Islam to anything else kill him in the Islamic state. — Abu Usamah al-Thahabi, Channel 4 documentary, 2007.

        * * *

        • James Wherry

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e0ffeb6831c15524953b452957c753886478c80cf83aa4fad4d44a4c0ffbed15.jpg

          Caption: “The Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham, England. (Image source: Oosoom/Wikimedia Commons)”

          • James Wherry

            [continued from article, above. ]

            When long-standing Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas met US President Donald Trump on May 7, he came out with what we British call a whopper, a huge lie. Here is what Abbas said with a straight face:

            . . . . “Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace. And we are endeavoring to bring about security, freedom and peace for our children to live like the other children in the world, along with the Israeli children, in peace, freedom and security.”

            We expect politicians to lie out of all sides of their mouths, to use doublespeak in order to seduce citizens to vote for them. Whether they be government officials or opposition hopefuls, a certain amount of economy with the truth is par for the course. Political analysts and well-informed journalists know this, of course, and work hard to untangle these webs. Facts matter. Sources make a difference. And in democratic countries that value free speech and the freedom of the press, politicians are held to account. Not many falsehoods get off Scot-free, and serial liars are regularly brought to book.

            Politicians and their spokespeople know this, however, and do their best to keep their lies within reasonable bounds, even when making promises they have no real desire to fulfil. Abbas’s lies, however, are so gargantuan as to be in a league of their own. There, the exact opposite is true, and thousands of videos, texts, and recorded radio broadcasts show that the PA, the PLO, Fatah and Abbas himself have, over the years done their utmost to teach Palestinian children to hate and prepare themselves for violence against Jews.

            There is a reason for this subterfuge. Muslims in general, especially those promoting extreme ideas, are growing more and more conscious of how they appear in the forum of public opinion. Even the terrorist group Hamas has issued a new Charter from which they have removed the explicit anti-Semitic passages of its 1988 version, in order to make it look better in Western eyes. In fact, Hamas has not changed its ways, and is still planning to use violence to eliminate Israel and replace it with an Islamic Palestinian state.

            The more that Islam, Islamic terrorism, Muslim extremism, and anxieties in Europe about Muslim immigrants receive a bad press, the more many Muslim organizations and individuals see a need to make a better impression on the public in America, Europe, Canada and Australia. This does not refer to genuine reformers who work hard to create a new Islam from which its most negative values — jihad, corporal punishment, execution for adultery, female oppression and violence — have been replaced by values closer to the Judaeo-Christian principles that inform Western civilization. The target here is the extremists who have taken lessons from the world of public relations management, and who see advantage in adopting at least an outward style of liberalization and peace activism.

            To a large extent, this desire to present a positive image while holding extremist and conservative ideas is linked to the Islamic doctrine of taqiyya, which may be defined as dissimulation, and is used to protect a believer from criticism or attack. Historically, it was mainly used by Shi’i Muslims living in Sunni lands, who would pray, celebrate festivals, and speak as though they were Sunnis, to avoid persecution. Less commonly, it was and still is used by Sunni Muslims, especially when living in non-Muslim territory. Given the large numbers of Muslims now living in and entering Western countries, its use has not surprisingly become more commonplace, even if some anti-Muslim bigots wildly exaggerate its scale. With its roots in the Qur’an (3:28) — “Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers” — the term has also been interpreted to mean that a Muslim may be outwardly friendly to non-Muslims while remaining inwardly ill-disposed.

            • James Wherry

              [continued from the article, above]

              This in part explains why so many Salafi fundamentalist Muslims today engage in charitable and social work to assist their non-Muslim fellow citizens, stress their love for Jesus, and hold meetings to which they invite non-believers in order to learn what Muslims are really like. If you look at the community section of the website of the London-based Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA), you will find links to the organization’s several charity enterprises: “Helping the Homeless in London”, “Warming up the Elderly in London”, “Ongoing Neighbourhood Cleanup Efforts”, “Good News from the ‘Love Your Neighbour’ campaign”, “The Elderly Care Project: Winter Warmth Campaign”, and “iERA at the Refugees Welcome here Rally”.

              My local Church of England vicar takes groups of his parishioners to visit Newcastle Central Mosque (a Salafi/Ahl-e Hadith institution), where they are regaled with warmth and good food. In return, members of the mosque have visited St. George’s Church despite the presence of crosses and crucifixes and the vain images on the beautiful stained-glass windows. All buddies on the surface. But the real reason the Muslims are acting like this is in order to attract Christians to Islam. They do not, however, invite the rabbi and his congregation from the local Orthodox synagogue near where I live.

              The UK alone hosts a number of organizations that present a seemingly friendly face to the public while harbouring beliefs and supporting individuals whose hatred for non-Muslims is palpable.

              I do not wish to condemn this charitable work: quite possibly they do much good. It is quite likely that many homeless, elderly, and refugee people benefit from what they do, or that local neighbourhood campaigners appreciate their cleanup efforts. Superficially, their devotion to the needy is commendable, and much the same as the devotion shown by Christian charities such as the Salvation Army. In fact, a 2013 poll by ICM found that Muslims are far ahead of Atheists, Christians and Jews in the amounts they give to charity, something they deserve to be proud of. At the same time,

              . . . . “Just Giving said religious charities such as Muslim Aid and Islamic Relief benefited most from money donated by Muslims, but many of their donations also went to the likes of Cancer Research, Macmillan and the British Heart Foundation.”

              Here, though, is the problem: Muslim Aid and Islamic Relief have been closely linked to funding Islamic terrorism around the world. Giving to cancer research is one thing, but giving to Hamas and other groups is quite another.

              iERA, a British charity, was set up in 2009 by a Muslim convert called Abdur Raheem Green (formerly Anthony Green)[1], and its purpose from the beginning was to carry out da’wa, or proselytization, to win converts for Islam. That remains its primary purpose. On their website, where you will find references to “Dawah Training” and “Dawah Campaigns”. A range of visual images appears on the screen, showing various missionary activities, notably giving out literature to Christians, with a link to “Giving Dawah to Christians”. There is a photograph of a group of iERA workers sporting bright blue hoodies with the name “Jesus” prominently displayed next to a large box containing the book Jesus: Man, Messenger, Messiah, part of a Prophetic Legacy Series featuring books on Abraham and Moses.

              This is itself disingenuous. The implication is that Muslims too love Jesus — an approach that is bound to attract Christian passers-by (including priests and nuns, as shown in photographs) if only out of curiosity. But the Jesus of the Qur’an is not the Jesus of the New Testament. For Muslims, he is not the Son of God, not one third of the Trinity, did not die on the cross, was not resurrected after death, and is not God incarnate. He is simply one of a long line of prophets, important — yet inferior to Muhammad.

              If the deceptions used in da’wa work were the only cause for concern about iERA, it might not appear worrying; but iERA has long been censured for its extremist Salafi/Wahhabi basis. The several preachers who sit or have sat on its advisory board or its board of trustees are among the most hardline exponents of radical Islam in the UK and abroad. Many have been banned from the UK and other countries.

              Green himself (chair of the Board of Trustees) is an anti-Semite who urges the death penalty [pp. 12-13] for homosexuality and adultery, has stated that we should not argue with al-Qa’eda’s methods because “terrorism works”. Hamza Tzortzis, a co-founder of iERA, has said that “we as Muslims reject the idea of freedom of speech, and even the idea of freedom”. [And here, p. 16] He also wishes to criminalise homosexuality, which he compares to paedophilia and cannibalism. He was originally a member of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir[2]. He also supports the death penalty for apostasy and blasphemy. [Also here, with a video; and here quoted by Nick Cohen.] He has supported child marriage under certain conditions. [Also here, with a transcript; here with a video.] In a Birmingham University debate, he refused to condemn shari’a punishments such as stoning and amputation.

              A former member of iERA’s board of advisors, Bilal Philips, has been deported or banned from the US, Britain, Kenya, Germany, Australia and the Philippines for his terror connections, including his support for the Taliban and Hamas. He justifies child marriage[3], severe punishments including execution for apostates and homosexuals[4]. It is worth adding that Philips is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and in the 1995 prosecution U.S. v. Omar Abdel Rahman, “in which almost a dozen people — including Clement Hampton-El, an associate of Philips — were convicted of conspiring to blow up the Lincoln and Holland tunnels in New York City, among other terrorism-related activities.”

              Other well-known names include Haitham al-Haddad, Zakir Naik, and Hussein Yee, some of whom are on record for their support of terrorism[5], some for their advocacy of extreme punishments[6]; and some for their hatred of non-Muslims[7]. These men and others stand out among the most problematic hate preachers in the Western world and occasionally elsewhere. Their motives are thoroughly questionable[8].

              It could not be clearer that the “good works” of iERA have not seemed to revolve around true motives of care for human beings in need. Those who ran and still run the organization were perfectly happy to throw homosexuals off high roofs, stone adulterers, order suicide bombings of Jews in Israel, wage jihad against non-Muslims in general, treat their own women badly, and preach violence to young Muslims and Muslim converts. Writing in London’s Daily Telegraph in November 2014, Andrew Gilligan stated:

              . . . . “Others paid thousands of pounds of public money in Gift Aid [i.e. from the UK government] include IERA (sic), a charity closely linked to a number of the ‘Portsmouth jihadis’ – six young men from the Hampshire city who travelled together to fight for Islamic State (Isil) in Syria. At least two of the six, Mehdi Hassan and Ifthekar Jaman, and possibly as many as five, were members of the ‘Portsmouth Dawah [Prayer] Team,’ a group which proselytises in the streets of the port.” Naturally, iERA denied this connection, but Gilligan added, “The group was last year described by Mission Dawah, part of IERA, as ‘our team from Portsmouth.'”

              Many unsuspecting people, little understanding just what and who stand behind the movement but impressed by the appearance of disinterested good works on behalf of the needy, given handouts on Muslim love for Jesus, or invited to iERA barbecues and get-togethers, will take everything at face value. A number of them will convert, assuming they have joined a religion of love, peace and charitable works. Some sociologists of religion have pointed out that neophytes attracted by friendly faces and warm words convert with little or no knowledge of the cults or faiths they join. But once inside, they are introduced slowly to the new beliefs they must hold, the rituals they must perform, and the laws they must obey[9]. This is one of the several paths that lead to radicalisation and all it entails. Charity may begin at home, but in instances such as these, it not infrequently leads to death.

              The Salafi Central Mosque in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the largest city in North-East England, hosts an organization named the Islamic Diversity Centre. Like the iERA, whose northern centre it is, the IDC engages in charitable work. Among its many “Social Initiatives” are an “Elderly Community Lunch in Teeside”, an “Elderly Care Project 2017”, “Help the Homeless 2017”, “Neighbourhood Clean Up 2016”, “Love Your Neighbour 2016”, “ECP Winter Warmth Campaign 2016”, “Feed the Homeless 2015”, a “Newcastle Blood Donation Campaign” and a bevy of similar projects, dating back to 2013. Another campaign has focussed on bringing toys to ailing children in North Tees and other hospitals. The Centre itself was founded in 2010 and appears to be the only body of that name in the UK. IDC Northeast has also launched a national campaign “Standing Against Racism and Against Hatred”. In Newcastle itself, the organisation appears on the streets with a stall from which its members hand out soup or other foodstuffs to the poor.

              Here again, we are presented with a series of projects about which we can scarcely complain. Which of us would not want to feed the homeless or warm the elderly? But the same criticisms that we applied to iERA apply here. The Islamic Diversity Centre seems to have modelled itself on iERA and is, similarly a da’wa centre aimed at the conversion of non-Muslims, mainly, it seems, impressionable youngsters. Speakers such as the highly controversial Abu Usamah al-Thahabi have addressed audiences there.

              Al-Thahabi is an extremist figure, an imam at the extremist Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham[10]. Speaking of non-Muslims (including, one assumes, the elderly and homeless whom the IDC goes out to help) he has said:

              “We call them stinking kafir [unbelievers], dirty. But, of course, akhi [brother], if that’s going to run them away from al-Islam, we don’t say that to them in front of their face…. So the non-Muslims, part of being a non-Muslim is that they are liars, usually”.

              Is that not a breathtaking indictment of this use of apparent goodness in order to bring unsuspecting people into the Islamic fold?

              The only excuse he can find for living among the dirty kuffar (non-Muslims) is that it is necessary for missionary work:

              “Dawah is one of the reasons that a person is allowed to live with the kuffar. But living with the kuffar is a major sin, ikhwan [brothers], and it closes the door for a lot of (us?) in our lives. As we sit here ikhwan we have to hate it in our hearts, living with these kuffar. And whether you realise it or not, it is impacting upon us.”

              In a 2010 report from the British Centre for Social Cohesion, then directed by Douglas Murray, one reads:

              Dhahabee [al-Thahabi] advocates holy war in an Islamic state; preaches hatred against non-Muslims; that apostasy and homosexuality are punishable by death; and that women are inferior to men. In a 2007 Channel 4 documentary Dhahabee was recorded as saying the following to his congregation:

              We ask Allah to bring about the means and the ways in which the Muslims will get the power and the honour of repelling the oppression of the kuffaar, where we can go out and perform the jihad. We ask Allah to bring that time so we can be participants in that.

              No one loves the kuffaar. No one loves the kuffaar! [unbelievers] […] Whether these kuffaar are from the UK, or from the US … We love the people of Islam and we hate the people of the kufr. We hate the kuffaar.

              Whoever changes his religion from al-Islam to anything else kill him in the Islamic state.

              Do you practise homosexuality with men? Take that homosexual man and throw him off the mountain.

              Allah has created the woman, even if she gets a PhD, deficient. Her intellect is incomplete, deficient. She may be suffering from hormones that will make her emotional. It takes two witnesses of a woman to equal one witness of the man.

              IDC was founded and is directed by Abu-Tayeb Khair Deen, about whom not much is known. A close reading of his Facebook page, however, reveals that he shares material from Bilal Phillips (see above) of iERA (24 March, 13 March, Muhammad al-Munajjid[11] and Abu Eesa Niamatullah[12]. Munajjid is a Palestinian “refugee” brought up in Saudi Arabia. He describes Jews as the top enemies of Islam; he indulges in fierce anti-Jewish hate speech[13], calls for execution of anyone who blasphemes against the prophet Muhammad[14] and homosexuals[15], instructs women to cover themselves except for their eyes and hands or even entirely[16], and declares they must never be rulers, says that a Muslim man may have sxx with a slave girl[17] and insists that churches, synagogues or the temples of other faiths must never be built in Muslim countries.

              Abu Eesa, a Pakistani-British Salafi, has called British people “animals”, attacks democracy, calls for restrictions on women, is an anti-Semite[18] and is vocally opposed to progressive Muslims who try to integrate within Western societies.. Abu Tayeb Khair Deen’s Facebook page (dated July 31, 2014) carries anti-Israel, pro-Hamas videos shared with him by Abu Eesa.

              Elsewhere, Khair Deen shares posts from Bilal Philips, Abu Usamah, Yasir Qadhi, and Green Lane Mosque, posts an anti-Prevent video, and an iERA video. Many of these links identify Khair Deen and the centre he runs with Salafi extremism. What genuine love can the members of the IDC have for non-Muslims they profess to care for when they are being thus instructed?

              • James Wherry

                Dr. Denis MacEoin has spent a lifetime studying Islam and related matters. He has been a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute since 2014.

                [1] For more on Green, see Sara Khan, The Battle for British Islam, London, 2016, pp. 64-66.

                [2] See also Khan, Batttle, p. 64.

                [3] Also here; here; and here

                [4] Also here and here

                [5] For Haddad, see here and here; For Naik, see here (“Home Office sources said Dr Naik had been filmed on a website making inflammatory comments such as “every Muslim should be a terrorist.”) and here; for Yee, see here (“May Allah help all the mujahideen [jihad fighters], especially in Palestine, especially in Iraq, and wherever they are, who fight to protect human rights [sic]”)

                [6] For Haddad, see here (“It is a ‘must’ for all Muslims to establish hudood punishments”) and here; for Naik, see here and here (“He urges Muslims in India to support the hudud punishments for all Indians. Needless to say, he believes in the death penalty for homosexuals and for apostasy”)

                [7] For Haddad, see here (‘Non-Muslims/Kuffar) and here (In a sermon he refers to Jews and Christians, describing them as “swine eaters” and “cross worshippers”, and saying that for Muslims, hating Jews and Christians is a “necessity”; for Naik, see here.

                [8] For a full list, with descriptions, of leading iERA and other far-right Muslim activists past and present, go here and here. For fuller details about any of these, search alphabetically here.

                [9] See, for example here, p. 156

                [10] See also here and here.

                [11] See here, 24 March

                [12] See here, 31 July 2014.

                [13] See also here and here: “The Jews are nothing but Jews: They are the most malicious nation, they have the dirtiest nature, they are the farthest from mercy, the nearest to Allah’s Wrath. Their hearts are full of envy and grudge. They commit massacres one after the other.”

                [14] See also here and here.

                [15] See also here and here.

                [16] “if the woman’s niqaab or burqa’ does not show anything but the eyes, and the opening is only as big as the left eye, as was narrated from some of the salaf (companions of Muhammad), then that is permissible, otherwise she should wear something which covers her face entirely”. And see here.

                [17] See also here, here and here.

                [18] See also here.

      • James Wherry

        David, attacks on Christians, Jews and the Sa’udi’s on this website are intended to “deny, divert and distract” attention from the Shi’ite brutality of the Iranian regime and its terrorist followers.

        My question is simple, though: “Why should I like the Shi’ite terrorists any more than I dislike the Sun’ni terrorists?” There’s no difference between the Shi’ite Elevener’s and Twelver’s and the Wa’habi’s and Sa’lafi’s.

        • david macdiarmid

          Great question James, Most responses would state that there is no difference but I believe that Iran’s twelvers are a reasonable people, a pragmatic people. I believe that their previous civilization based on Zoroastor tempers the insane actions of Islamic Jihadism. That the Iranians have pride but also honor. Honor seems to be lacking in the Sunni sect and this helps them to expand as they attack woman and children w/no restraint. Shi’ite’s will meet you on the battlefield, honorably, where as, Sunni attack the coffee shop next to the schools while they sneak around your neighborhood as cowards. In the 40 years since Iranian independence I cannot recall any Iranian attacks on civillian woman and children. Yes, Iran has attacked military targets but I find honor in their methods. I respect the man that will step into the ring but despise the man that attacks non-combatants. For me there is hope in Iran, hope that they will recover their route to the sea that was lost to the turks. Hope that they will regain their position as a civilized nation of a civilized world, something the desert Muslims will never achieve.

          • James Wherry

            I’m afraid that antics of the Shi’ites and the “Death to America” motto doesn’t leave me with much sympathy for them. Every cult needs a “satan,” and America has filled the role of the boogeyman for the Iranian government.

            About the only person I’ve not had that impression of is the Iraqi Shi’ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. He is a “Quietist,” someone who believes in the separation of Mosque and State. He did quite a bit to calm things, during the U.S. presence in Iraq and I have no doubt many of my fellow Soldiers owe their lives to his work.

            • No bullshit dave

              Yes, the words chosen by Iran are vulgar, crude and suitable only for a pigpen. But,.. this is textbook behavior for an emerging nation that has no center. This pattern became obvious after I read,”the prince”,by that Machivelli guy back in 1977. It seems that the nastier the words are, the weaker are the speakers.
              Two great peoples never recovered from Gengis Khan, Manchuria was crushed into N Korea and Iran lost its east,north and western lands. In a historical sense, Iran and N Korea (manchuria/tungus) have their backs to the wall and no where else to fall back to. They seem to bluff the loudest and justly so. N Korea wants the imposible but I think Iran will settle for a Kurdish/Hezbolla route to the sea. Then , there will be lots of handshakes and grandstanding…. Hamas will be sacrificed and the Jerusalem walls will enclose the US embassy. I know, this is hard for Israel to accept, an Iranian route to the sea is unthinkable but it shields Israel from ottoman resurection and it gives Assad someone to fight. The deal must be made because, in 50 years everyone will have nukes.

              • James Wherry

                I wish you were right, for the most part, but I am 52 and have witnessed a lot of hopeful nothing since about 1979.

                All the best!

                • No bullshit dave

                  Yea, I’m reaching for straws but if this cant be done,.. we might as well all meet at Megiddo.
                  Best Regards!

    • DonnaGrabow

      U.N. Nikki Haley and USA bow to the leaders of Israel

    • DonnaGrabow

      Genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by racist Zionists, deserves to be criticized by the United Nations.

    • Nikki how much have you been given as bribe $$$ to support the war crimes and Genocide of israel against the innocent people of Palestine?

      • No bullshit dave

        There are no innocent’s in Palestine, except for the graves of the true Palestinians that were exterminated by the Moslim conquest.

    • tapatio

      Nikki Haley carries the stink of Zionism. So, who cares what she thinks. She abets the vectors of the disease of Zionism.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9a2244ba3fff74ef98abdbf71bb6ba18d4498fc305d4eb599dfde23f0182150.jpg

    • Patricia P. Tursi

      Anti-Israel Bias is an oxymoron when it refers to Zionism.