Saturday, 17 May 2014

White Privilege: Amer Ahmed Exposes Pam Geller and Robert Spencer

I salute Amer Ahmed. The man is speaking a lot of sense in tackling Islamophobia and denouncing Pam Geller and Robert Spencer. We need more brave people like Amer ahmed to stand up to the hidden bigotry that is sweeping across America and Europe like wildfire - Islamophobia. These people would not even deign to target Jews yet they go for the easier target of Muslims. Muslims will always be an easier target as long as good people stay silent. It's time for good people to stand up and be heard - it's time to denounce hatred of Muslims and hatred of Islam.

During his White Islamophobia workshop at the White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, Amer Ahmed  attacked Islamophobic money-makers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer for their work demonizing Muslims:

We have these peddlers.  These Islamophobes who make it their career now peddling hate.   We have Robert Spencer… and he’s with Pamel Geller who gets access to media.  It’s interesting because Muslim people are a group of people you can vilify and there isn’t an outrage.  She put up these posters in subways and things like that, that say, “In the war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”

The close association of Islamophobia with white nationalism has already been touched on. I can see why White nationalists could be drawn to right wing websites bashing Muslims:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stephen Goeman - 'Islamophobia manifests itself through the surface characteristics of race. We wrongly think we can judge another's character by the color of their skin, the style of their clothing, or the Middle Eastern sound of their name. This is not a vigilance worth protecting; this is a racism, a societal evil that needs to be opposed'