Hmmm! So African American Rioters Went After Arab and Immigrant-owned Shops?

How can that be?  Everyone KNOWS that since both groups are persecuted by white racist Islamophobic Americans they should be working together against their common enemy—us!  Right?

And, everyone KNOWS that bringing diversity to impoverished American cities brings strength and “enriches” communities. Right?

One thing that George Floyd’s death has done is shine a spotlight on the tensions between African Americans and especially the Arabs who have moved into ‘their’ neighborhoods (largely thanks to the naive notions the Left peddles about multicultural enrichment).  Or is it possible that it isn’t naivety? Maybe creating chaos and discord is the real goal!  It surely is for Antifa!

Over the years, writing at RRW, I have come across the issue of poor blacks feeling left out when Arab migrants/refugees are placed in traditional black neighborhoods and just the other day I told you about wishful thinking on the Left that George Floyd would bring the two supposedly maligned groups together.

Now I see at Arab News that there is a lot of work to do to bridge the divide especially as questions arise about Muslim Arabs placing shops that sell liquor and drug paraphernalia in African American neighborhoods, the subject of my post at RRW.

(It is haram for Muslims to drink alcohol, but fine and dandy to sell it!)

By the way there were reports that during the Baltimore riots a few years ago, black thugs directed looting toward immigrant Arab shops.  African Americans don’t take kindly to diversity dumping in their neighborhoods it seems.

US riots take severe toll on Arab-American small businesses

CHICAGO: Stores owned by immigrants of Arab and Muslim origin are among the many businesses that were pillaged and destroyed during the protests triggered by the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, while in police custody.

US media has focused almost exclusively on the continued anger over the circumstances of Floyd’s death on May 25, while choosing to ignore an inconvenient truth: the economic setback and mental anguish suffered by hard-working Arab American and Muslim immigrant communities.

Tribalism exists!

Why does the US media ignore the facts surrounding the tension between African Americans and Muslims? Because it goes completely against the meme they are promoting daily—blacks and Muslims are being treated badly by whites and so therefore there cannot be any discord between the supposedly mistreated minorities.

Arab News continues….

Steve and John Salamy saw their liquor store looted and destroyed in recent Chicago riots.

Protesters burned vehicles, smashed windows, defaced buildings and clashed with police as civil unrest erupted in cities across the country. Atlanta, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Denver, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Minneapolis imposed curfews while the governors of Minnesota, Georgia, Ohio, Washington and Kentucky mobilized their states’ National Guards.

Although there are Arab chambers of commerce in many of the cities heavily affected by the rioting and looting, none of the business bodies — except one in Chicago — have been able to collect accurate information on the losses suffered by the community.

Through tears, Ekhlas Salamy described how she and her sons, Steve and John, watched helplessly from across a main street as their store in Chicago was ransacked by looters.

“I am so frustrated by what happened to our store. My husband bought the business in 1988 and it is located in a mixed community of African Americans and Hispanics,” said Salamy, whose family emigrated to the US from the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

It is not fair says Mrs. Salamy!

“We have never had any problems before with the African American community. In fact, five of our employees are black and three others are Hispanic.

“We never treated them badly and never let them feel that they were any different from us. We have always treated them with respect.

[….]

She and her two sons took over the family’s Chicago business, Pete & Jack’s Liquor, at 4156 W Division Street when her husband died in August 2018.

“This is our livelihood. All my family has survived off this business,” Salamy told Arab News.

“The looters just destroyed all our hard work. I have tears in my eyes because we never did any harm to anyone. They stole everything and destroyed the entire store.”

More at Arab News.

Think it is bad now?  Just wait till the Police Departments in major cities are stripped of funding and the power to arrest criminals.  Steve and John will have to be hiring their own personal police force.

 

CAIR Urges Muslims to Sign up for Board and Commission Posts in Virginia

It probably isn’t just Virginia.  I suspect their campaign is nationwide.

However, here is the Council on American Islamic Relations press release from Friday targeting Virginians. (Hat tip: Bob)

CAIR is very busy these days while we are hunkered down and hiding from a virus.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/15/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Virginian Muslims to consider applying to one of Virginia’s 774 open state boards and commissions.

Apply Now: Secretary of the Commonwealth: Boards and Commissions: 2020 Appointment Openings

“Virginian Muslims interested in becoming more civilly involved in their communities and wanting to ensure the effective representation of Muslims in the government should consider applying to the hundreds of appointment openings that continually need filling, “said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw.

See what McCaw has to say about how he came to CAIR:

Press statement continues:

The Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth’s boards and commissions website lists 774 board seats that are currently vacant, as well as the seats with terms that will expire this year.

The seat descriptions indicate if there is a specific requirement for that seat (a specific profession, consumer, someone who lives in a certain congressional district, etc.).

If there is only a number listed (Seat 7), there is no specific criteria for that seat.  A “citizen” seat requires someone who is not affiliated with that profession.

For more information on the boards and commissions listed below see the Virginia Blue Book.

Click here to submit an application.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

Calling ALL Virginians (especially you educated retirees!), why not check the list and see if there is a board or commission post where you might be able to contribute your talents!

Have a look at the list linked above—one appealing board that needs members is the ‘Office of New Americans.’  Surely they would allow one white/European ancestry person on the board!

Google Making it Harder to Find News the Left Doesn’t want You to See

Less than a week ago I told you about how Facebook is blocking sites like VDARE that apparently the woke and oh-so-smart people at Facebook don’t like, and it is no surprise to see Google hard at work doing the same.

Here is Robert Spencer, whose blog Jihad Watch has been the go-to site for the latest news about the ‘religion of peace’ for going on two decades, finding the site buried by Google.

And, look who is here—Imam-extraordinaire Omar Suleiman!

From Frontpage magazine (hat tip: Judy):

Google Erases the Existence of Those Who Speak Unwelcome Truths

http://www.danielgreenfield.org/

Daniel Greenfield, the peerless Shillman Fellow and FrontPage writer, tweeted the news on May 7: “Google just erased my Sultan Knish blog and Front Page Mag articles from the first pages of results for my name doubt very much this is accidental.”

I did too, so I checked for myself, and sure enough: a Google search for “Robert Spencer” now does not bring up Jihad Watch, where most of my writing outside of books has been published for the last seventeen years, but it does give you defamatory and distorted attack pieces from the far-Left Southern Poverty Law Center*** and the Saudi-funded Bridge Initiative, and nothing that doesn’t portray me and my work in the most unfavorable possible light.

This latest example of the tech giants’ determination to silence all dissenting voices reveals one often overlooked fact: they are desperately afraid.

Suleiman arrested with CAIR and Linda Sarsour as they protested Trump refugee policies and blocked a corridor on Capital Hill. See my post just a week ago about Suleiman: https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2020/05/10/islamist-watch-warning-beware-woke-muslims/

Google is so afraid of Jihad Watch, in fact, that it is going to great lengths to make you think that the site (which you can find here) doesn’t exist at all.

Several years ago, under pressure from the Texas-based imam Omar Suleiman, Google changed the algorithm for its search results so as to bury anything critical of Islamic jihad violence or Sharia oppression of women. Jihad Watch, which for years had been the first result in a Google search for “jihad” (back when Google searches were based solely on relevance and the popularity of the site), fell off the front page of “jihad” searches.

Now Google has gone even farther to make sure you don’t see Jihad Watch. Just this morning, I was looking for an old Jihad Watch article from a few years ago that I needed for a citation, and I entered an exact phrase from that article into the Google search bar. What came back were two sites where the article had been republished, but no indication that it had ever been at Jihad Watch at all.

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel of a totalitarian society, 1984, to which far more people refer than have actually read the book, the dissenter Winston Smith’s job in the Ministry of Truth involves erasing from all historical records any mention of people who have been declared “nonpersons.” Foes of the regime aren’t just vilified. Their very existence is erased. Dissent is easy to control if all record of it ever having been enunciated is eradicated, and Google has apparently taken a page from Orwell’s book.

Of course, Jihad Watch is one of the least of the concerns of Big Tech. They’re erasing all manner of people who dissent from the Leftist agenda. Greenfield notes that “Google controls 80% of search. That means it controls what the internet looks like. And it’s continuing to erase conservatives from the internet. I’m just the latest victim. Its censorship and creepy surveillance have reached new heights during the pandemic.”

And help may be on the way….

Continue reading here.

*** One of the funniest things I ever read from someone who had newly been labeled a hate GROUP by the Southern Poverty Law Center was Daniel Greenfield’s post in 2012  when he learned he (with his blog Sultan Knish) had been added to the SPLC’s Hate GROUP list.

HOW I BECAME A HATE GROUP

Here are just a few snips:

When I went to sleep last night, little did I know that while outside sirens competed with car alarms in the symphony that is New York City, I had already been declared a hate group.

Being declared a hate group wasn’t in my plans for the day, but like winning the lottery, it seems to be one of those things that happens when you least expect it. Except that as the little bald man in front of the bodega tells you, you have to play to win, but you don’t even have to buy a ticket to be declared an official hate group.

My first response on finding out that I was now a hate group was to look around to see where everyone else was. A hate group needs the “group” part, and one man and a cat don’t seem to be enough. Even when the cat is a well known bigot who hates mice, birds, car alarms that go off in the middle of the night, the plumber and sudden noises.

Still the Southern Poverty Law Center had listed, “Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield” as one of their “Active Anti-Muslim Hate Groups…”  

I suppose I found this so funny because the SPLC has done the same to me (I have a cat) too!

Once again, as I mentioned here recently, they have labelled my other blog Refugee Resettlement Watch (which is just me) a hate GROUP.

Clearly, the mainstream media never questions their research and is willingly led around by their noses.

Islamist Watch Warning: Beware “Woke” Muslims

Since I had previously devoted some attention to immigrant-pushing Islamic cleric Imam Omar Suleiman this post at Islamist Watch by Sam Westrop jumped out at me this morning as I did my usual perusal of the news looking for items that I think would interest you.

Westrop points out that the Salafists have not needed to change (or pretend to change) in Europe because the Muslim population there is high enough to push their ‘purist’ agenda without ‘modifying’ their hardcore beliefs, but in the US the population is not high enough (yet!) so they need the Leftwingers, the Progressive Dems, to essentially hide behind.

One of those clever pretenders is Suleiman.  I wrote about him working with Church World Service and CAIR in March of 2018 to protest Trump’s refugee slowdown.  See here.

Flexible Salafis
The Growing Political Power of ‘Woke,’ Modernist Islamism

 

Imam Omar Suleiman rarely talks about da’wah – the Islamic duty of proselytization. He never talks about Islamist designs for an Islamic state. Instead, America’s leading Islamic cleric speaks about broad political change, employing the language and ideas of progressivism.

In fact, Suleiman, president of the Yaqeen Institute, is not just a preacher; he is an activist, found often in front of TV cameras, speaking before Congress, or being arrested on Capitol Hill at protests against the Trump administration’s policies.

His success is surprising. Suleiman is one of a number of popular clerics who emerged from a network centered around the AlMaghrib Institute, a Salafi-founded organization dedicated to a hardline strain of Islam. Its own extremism is incontrovertible. Founder Muhammad Alshareef once wrote a paper titled “Why the Jews Were Cursed,” in which he claims Jews control the media and murder prophets. Other leading Almaghrib clerics include Abdullah Hakim Quick, who calls for the killing of homosexuals and urges God to “purify” Al-Aqsa from the “filth of the Yahud [Jews],” and “clean Afghanistan and Iraq” from the “filth of the Kafiroun [unbelievers].”

Suleiman at the southern border in December 2018

Suleiman’s rhetoric has at times been just as extreme. Around 2014, he was busy beseeching the ummah to rise up and act against the forces that threatened Islam. He praised a newer generation of “awakened” Muslim youth, and lauded the piety and commitment of the people of Gaza. And he criticized those who were “too lazy” to boycott the “Zionist regime,” claiming such activism by a committed few had already cost the Israelis over 8 billion dollars.

But as his fame grew, his tactics changed. Whereas once Suleiman excused the killing of adulterers and denounced homosexuality as a “repugnant shameless sin,” today he is an ardent advocate for political alliances with the progressive Left, including “LGBT” movements. In lectures and quasi-academic essays, Suleiman and Yaqeen now promote Islam as a force for “social justice.”

Instead of talking just about refugees from Gaza or Syria, Suleiman is today also found at the border with Mexico – equipped with journalists and their cameras – to embrace non-Muslim emigrants and loudly protest the Trump administration’s policies.

Suleiman gives opening prayer in May 2019. https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/05/13/controversial-radical-imam-prays-before-congress-thank-dems-for-invite/

And rather than remain just a regular fixture on the Islamist conference circuit, Suleiman today finds himself introduced to Congress by Nancy Pelosi, and given a platform at Bernie Sanders’ campaign rallies, to talk about the “promise of America … an America that resists the forces of bigotry … the forces of greed … that distract us from corrupt billionaires.”

Omar Suleiman is both the Left’s talking-point and its talking-head.

He is no longer issuing parochial calls for an awakened Muslim youth, but he has become part of a broader hard Left movement that claims to be building a utopia for all.

There is much more, please continue reading.

And, here are several other posts at RRW in which Suleiman is mentioned.

Tennessee: NC Truck Driver Stabs Three Women to Death at Pilot Truck Stop

His name is Idris Abdus-Salaam.  Jihad Watch says he is a Muslim.  Convert or immigrant is not clear.

As usual, the UK Daily Mail has pretty good coverage and photos of the poor women who lost their lives.  They were already risking their lives by working to provide the truckers America needs so much right now with meals.

And, to lose their lives so violently is sickening.

 

Scene of the slaughter. Pilot truck stops are owned by Jimmy Haslam, the older brother of former TN governor Bill Haslam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Haslam

 

From the Daily Mail:

Idris Abdus-Salaam was shot and killed by police at the scene. No motive for the attack has been reported, although Jihad Watch suggests one. Was he a jihadist? I suspect we will never know.

A truck driver from North Carolina has been identified as the man who fatally stabbed three women and wounded a fourth at a Tennessee truck stop this morning, before a deputy shot and killed him after he refused to drop his knife.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday afternoon identified the suspect in the stabbings at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike off Interstate 40 as 33-year-old Idris Abdus-Salaam, from Durham, North Carolina.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 7am at the truck stop to find a woman with stab wounds outside the store and a man armed with a knife in the parking lot, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

[….]

Grandmother Joyce Whaley

Authorities found in all four stabbing victims. Three were pronounced dead at the scene from their wounds and the fourth was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The victims include Pilot employees identified by TBI as Joyce Whaley, 57; Patricia Nibbe, 51, and Nettie Spencer, 41.

Investigators were still working to determine a motive for the deadly attack, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said.

 

Continue reading here to learn more especially about the women who were, yes, slaughtered.