Islamophobia campaigns like those at the University of California Berkeley and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) must share some blame for terror attacks like Orlando and San Bernardino.
Islamophobia campaigns can intimidate people to restrain their communications that might otherwise save lives. Proponents who continue to promote Islamophobia campaigns given the evidence from Orlando and San Bernardino would appear to be maintaining a position that the greater good of suppressing free speech of millions of Americans is worth the downside risk of not preventing jihad and saving lives.
Proponents of Islamophobia campaigns must share some of the blame for the Islamic terror attacks that killed 49 people in Orlando and 14 people in San Bernardino. These campaigns can cause people not to report suspicious actions by Muslims because they fear being branded a racist or Islamophobe.
Fear of being branded an Islamophobe played a role in suppressing communications that may have had different results for the lives of 63 people in San Bernardino and Orlando:
Townhall.com Neighbor Didn’t Report Suspicious Activity of San Bernardino Killers For Fear of Being Called Racist
Katie Pavlich Dec 03, 2015 10:15 AM
According to a local Los Angeles news report, a neighbor of San Bernardino massacre suspects Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik didn’t report suspicious activity at their apartment for fear of being accused of racism.
This is the same politically correct culture that lead to the Ft. Hood shooting when Nidal Hassan, who had been spouting violent Islamic propaganda to neighbors on post and reaching out to Al Qaeda, was ignored for fear of “Islamophobia” accusations.
Floridatoday.com Mateen’s employer ignored complaints about his death threats because he was a Muslim.
Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages — 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.
“I quit because everything he said was toxic,” Gilroy said Sunday, “and the company wouldn’t do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people.”
The desire not to be labeled a racist or Islamophobe will likely result in more people not being willing to report suspicious behavior in the future. Tragically, Islamophobia campaigns are having a chilling impact on the free speech of Americans and helping jihad.
The Council on American Islamic Relations issued a press release on June 10, 2016 which states in part:
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/10/2016) – On Tuesday, June 14, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley will release a report detailing the more than $200 million provided to 33 Islamophobic groups nationwide in recent years.
The report, titled “Confronting Fear,” also documents the negative impact of Islamophobia on American society and offers a four-point strategy designed to push back against the well-funded and well-coordinated promotion of anti-Muslim sentiment.
WHAT: Release of ‘Confronting Fear’ Report on Funding of Islamophobic Groups
WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 11 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
The behavior of millions of Americans are influenced by various Islamophobia reports and campaigns. Most people who see UC Berkeley’s negative branding of prominent organizations and people will not want to have any part of that humiliation. Being branded a racist or Islamophobe can cost a person’s educational opportunities, employment and career path. While there is obviously no direct link between any proponent’s Islamophobia campaign and a terrorist act such propaganda suppresses free speech in a manner that adversely impacts public safety.
(Five years ago) On Thursday, June 23, 2011 the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender (CRG) held a news conference on Capitol Hill to release “Same Hate, New Target,” the first-of-its-kind annual report outlining the disturbing growth of Islamophobia in the United States during 2009-2010.
As of 10:00 PM EDST, June 15, 2016 UC Berkeley and CAIR have NOT released their Islamophobe report that CAIR’s press release stated would be announced on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11 AM. The University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender website contains the 2015 Islamophobia Report but not the 2016 report mentioned in CAIR’s June 10, 2016 news release. Is it possible that UC Berkeley officials think it is a bad time to release this report in the aftermath of the Orlando terror attack?
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that urges University of California Berkeley officials to stop promoting their Islamophobe campaigns that suppress free speech in a manner that can adversely impact public safety.
To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.
Click here to send your email that urges University of California Berkeley officials to stop promoting their Islamophobe campaigns that suppress free speech in a manner that can adversely impact public safety.