In Words and Deeds: The Genesis of Israeli Violence

The openly hateful and violent statements uttered by Israeli politicians today are rooted in a longstanding and well-entrenched tradition of dehumanization.

Palestinians protester is pushed by Israeli border policemen during a protest marking the Land Day in the West Bank village of Hawara near Nablus, Monday, March 30, 2015.

Not a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians. Many of these statements tend to garner little attention or evoke rightly deserved outrage. Just recently, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, called for more death and injuries on Palestinians in Gaza. "What

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How the Far Right Hijacked the Knights Templar, Who Were Sympathetic to Muslims

The red cross upon a white background, a symbol of the Knights Templar, now carries connotations of nationalism and hate by groups such as the English Defence League and terrorists far-right extremists including Anders Breivik.

Unidentified members of the extreme far right group the English Defense League as a English flag is blown over his face, during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP/Matt Dunham)

When market-trader Tina Gayle was banned from selling mugs featuring Knights Templar logos in a Loughborough Market, Charnwood Borough Council ruled that they were offensive to Muslims. A story in the Daily Mail reported that Gayle had “been previously been warned by the council for selling Nazi memorabilia”. A subsequent report said that the

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Mainstream Media Still Hyping The Muslim Boogeyman, Hate Crimes Up

The first half of the year saw a 91-percent increase in hate crimes against Muslims on the heels of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. His own Islamophobic comments, coupled with biased media coverage of Muslims, have created an aura of fear around the religion in the U.S.

Media Still Hyping The Muslim Boogeyman, Hate Crimes Up

The American boogeyman of terrorist threats, often used to further war and military intervention, comes with domestic consequences. In the United States, Muslim houses of worship have been inundated with threats of bodily harm and property destruction, as well as seen items like pig’s heads and desecrated Qurans left on their

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Finsbury Park: On Whitewashing The ‘White Crusade’

The puritan perception of white-supremacists acknowledges that to sustain Britishness, both Muslims and Islam must be “cleansed” from Britain to keep it “terror-free.”

A member of the English Defence League far right group has his tattoo displayed during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP/Matt Dunham)

London was struck by another terrorist attack on Monday morning. A white supremacist murdered a man and injured at least eight other people, ramming a van into a group of Muslims leaving the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park after Taraweeh prayers. Witnesses said the attacker was shouting that he wanted to “kill all Muslims”. The attack

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How Trump Should Have Responded To London Attacks, If He Were Normal

Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue/ Mar-a-Lago Florida (Golf Course)   Dear Prime Minister May and Mayor Khan: I was devastated to learn that so many people were killed or wounded on London Bridge Saturday night. The special relationship between my country and the United Kingdom is such that your pain is our pain. We […]

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House, June 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue/ Mar-a-Lago Florida (Golf Course)   Dear Prime Minister May and Mayor Khan: I was devastated to learn that so many people were killed or wounded on London Bridge Saturday night. The special relationship between my country and the United Kingdom is such that your pain is our pain. We stand with

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Trump’s Election Sees More Than 1,000 Hate Crimes In A Month

Over one-third of the incidents made mention of President-elect Donald Trump.

A demonstrator holds a banner as they protest in Pennsylvania Avenue outside of the Trump Hotel in Washington in opposition of President-elect Donald Trump, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Over 1,000 hate crimes have been reported since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, the rate dropping since the days after election day but over a third of them still making reference to Trump. Most of the incidents were against immigrants, followed by African-Americans, Muslims and LGBT people, according to the Southern Poverty Law

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