Category Archives: Racism

“Hit and called black slave and dog by Qatari Embassy official”

This kind of thing would probably go unnoticed, unreported and unchecked in Qatar when perpetrated by Qataris but here in the UK it goes to an Employment Tribunal. Thankfully, in civilised countries, the perps are tried for wrongful dismissal and racist behaviour.

A British receptionist was allegedly called a “black slave” and hit by a senior official at the Qatari Embassy in London in a sustained campaign of racial bullying.

Mohamoud Ahmed, 73, was employed at the gas-rich Gulf state’s embassy in Mayfair for almost 20 years and also acted as a security guard.

Somali-born Mr Ahmed, who has lived in the UK for more than 40 years and is a British citizen, claims he  was referred to in Arabic as a “donkey” and a “dog” by the head of the embassy’s medical department Abdullah Al-Ansari.

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It’s fine to be a ‘new’ atheist, so long as you don’t object to Islam

The British Left, or rather a specific group of soft-principled liberals who are subset of  the group, seem to have trouble distinguishing between textual criticism of Islam with anti-Muslim bigotry. The worst offenders tend to conflate the two. James Bloodworth has a go at analysing why this is the case:

Being ‘tolerant’ is also very often seen on the left as more important than being correct. It is certainly considered safer. Criticise Islam too strongly and you may fall out with your multicultural peers, face accusations of colour prejudice or, worse still, provoke a fanatic with a penchant for something stronger than polemics. Have a go at Dawkins on Twitter and someone may start a forum thread about you at Atheism UK.

In sum, should you wish to apply your critical faculties objectively to all religions, be prepared for the shrill accusations of prejudice that will inevitably follow you around – not so much from believers, but from your fellow liberal atheists.

Also posted in Moral relativism, Multiculturalism, The Regressive Left | 25 Responses

More Arab Racism against South Asians

This video is extremely distressing. If you bother to watch it you will see a Bangladeshi cab driver in Saudi Arabia being racially harassed and abused by a Saudi passenger.

“Saudi Arabia Is Your Owner You Dog!”

What would be the outcome of this kind of attack had it been perpetrated by a white non-Muslim Briton? It would be “Islamophobic” and rightly condemned. But when we see it perpetrated by Arabs on South Asian Muslims, it will be dismissed at best – or the victim will be considered to have “asked for it”.

Also posted in Sharia | 15 Responses

Fascism without Racism

This is a guest post by Hugo Schmidt

Those who call the EDL racist are dangerously missing the point

Confronted with something completely new, people translate it back into language they understand.  Hence the sign Smash the racist EDL! Good sentiment but claptap.  Racist movements do not, as a rule, have signs saying Black and White Unite! or insist on multi-racial recruitment, or pick fights with real racists and physically toss them out, all of which the EDL has done.

That doesn’t make it nice.  ”They said I deserved to be raped in the head because of my last name”, said a young lady on the fringes of the protest.  I believe her; Alexander Melagrou-Hitchens and Nick Cohen, two sources I trust, have reported similar things.  Being non-racist or anti-racist doesn’t make the EDL innocuous but it can make it more dangerous.  What we might be seeing in real time is the birth of a truly British form of fascism.

Also posted in Anti Muslim bigotry, UK Politics | Leave a comment

The Ignorant Racism of Asghar Bukhari and MPACUK

Have a look at this exchange on facebook conducted between Musa Ibraheem, an American Muslim of mixed race ethnicity with Asghar Bukhari and his chums from MPACUK – regarding the use of the N-word. Mr Ibrahim identifies and deals with Bukhari’s racism so completely, there is little else to add. But Asghar is convinced he is justified to call a man a “nigger” because he has seen it used in a film biopic of Malcolm X, and even then, mistakenly so.

Also posted in Islamism, Nutters | 44 Responses

Godspeed You Black Iraqis

The received opinion is that Islam ended racism in the Arab world and Islamic belief is built on the equality of the Brotherhood of Man.

Posted in Racism | 12 Responses

Victims of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring has been successful in getting rid of totalitarian regimes in the Arab world. This is largely a cause for celebration but there are many who lived in those regimes for whom life was safer before the Arab Spring. They are the victims of the Arab racism.

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apparently we’re all robert spencer now, according to the weasels at “spinwatch”

we at the spittoon have for some time been a target for the not-very-impressive “spinwatch” site, which appears to be the hobby-horse of strathclyde university’s answer to bob pitt, dr david miller. dr miller, we hardly need remind you, appears to think that spittoon authors are without exception rabid “neo-cons”, by which he appears to mean some sort of catch-all imperialism of liberal democracy imposed by force of arms on the bucolic, picaresque and entirely pacifist natives of the middle-east and south asia. as if this wasn’t bad (or inaccurate) enough, we are also supposed to be apostles of islamophobia; apparently it isn’t clear enough to someone who is supposed to be an academic that what we oppose is the virulent political ideology known as islamism – as well as other forms of religious and political extremism; jewish, christian, atheist, muslim, ethnicity-based – we are equal-opportunity anti-extremists, or we certainly try to be.

Also posted in Activism, Anti Muslim bigotry, Blogosphere, Dodgy Policy Wonks, Education, European Fascism, Far Right Extremism, Homophobia, Identity Politics, Islamism, Moral relativism, Nutters, The Far Left, The Left, The Regressive Left | 20 Responses

The Old World Reactionary Racism That Never Went Away

Being a reactionary means never requiring to subject yourself to some self-critcism.

For Darcus Howe, it means blaming white people for black people looting and rioting. Here he is (interviewed by a particularly stupid and confrontational BBC TV presenter) suggesting that the looting of trainers from JD Sports is as an “insurrection of the masses” and shamelessly likens the situation in the UK to Syria.

For David Starkey, it means blaming black people when white went people looting and rioting. In the video segment below, he agrees with part of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech and said of youth today: “The whites have become black”:

Both of them, of course, are a pair of reactionary race baiters.

Posted in Racism | 6 Responses

Video of EDL Member Attacking Asians

EverythingEDL posts two videos made by EDL members physically assaulting Asians on the London Underground.

The video contains violence:

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The videos are poor quality and it is difficult to identify the perps but the EDL member has been identified as ‘Cobz Smith’.

Also posted in Anti Fascism | 7 Responses
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