Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Islamophobia in Texas: Sirat Al-Nahi Analyzed

Two women who visited Kerbey Lane's Guadalupe Street location  visited the popular eatery near UT-Austin's campus on Sunday morning and were harassed by a patron at the restaurant while the staff and customers watched silently. Both of the women shared the racist interaction they experienced on Facebook.
Did this happen as reported?

Statement Analysis gets to the truth. 

I.  The Statement
II.  The Statement With Analysis and emphasis added
III.  The Conclusion of the Matter 

I have never felt more dehumanized and humiliated than I did this morning. Leilah and I went to go grab breakfast at Kerbey Lane Cafe today. She went to park her car and I went to grab us a table. As I'm waiting, this older man begins watching her park through the window, he begins to insult her parking skills and I stay quiet. Then he says, "She should just go back to Saudi Arabia where she came from." and nobody said anything. I literally couldn't believe he said that and I asked him to repeat what he had just said. Maybe I should have let it go, maybe I set myself up for this, but I couldn't believe what he said and I guess I hoped someone would have the humanity to acknowledge it because their silence hurt just as much as his words. But nobody cared when he repeated it and they didn't care when he added, "And the same goes for you. What? You have a gun in there? Just go ahead and shoot me." At this point the management got up and came over and proceeded to seat him in a pathetic attempt to deescalate the situation. They chose to seat the racist guy who just made a girl cry right in from them, rather than us. When we spoke to management, they basically said they were sorry it happened, but they can't do anything. They couldn't not seat him. The man is across from and watching this whole thing unfold and Leilah goes to talk to him and he says the same things in front of the entire restaurant and nobody says a single thing. As we turn to leave, Leilah, in tears, says, "Just go  everyone knows we were told very racist things and this restaurant doesn't feel the need to address it because who cares about us?" And somebody called out, "Nobody." and we left. Because it was true.
The media's response has been to condemn Islamophobia, the restaurant and even the CEO, but did not question the statements.  

II.  The Statement With Analysis and Emphasis Added 

This is a broad-stroked analysis and is for the purpose of discerning if the event is truthful or not.  Therefore, the analysis is limited to this, rather than seeking content or profile. 

I have never felt more dehumanized and humiliated than I did this morning. 

The subject begins with the pronoun "I" which is a good beginning, but we first note that she begins with her emotions.  This is not expected. 
The first sentence is always important and often the reason for writing.  Here the subject began with the emotions of "dehumanization" and "humiliation."

"Dehumanization" is to be made to feel like one is not even a "human", while "humiliation" is closer to an embarrassment, shame, lack of dignity, etc. 

It is the location of the emotions that we look at.  

In reliable accounts that are chronologically close to the event, especially one that actually "dehumanizes" someone, we expect to find the emotions after the event.  By placing them first, not only does this speak to priority, but it suggests that the analyst should consider artificial placement of the emotions in the editing process.

In something humiliating, the event is reported and then the emotional impact.  This is because it takes time to process emotions.  When 'editorializing' is done, rather than truthful reporting, they are often in the logical part of the statement.  This is to be now in front, or a priority. 

We now look to see if the subject is going to report from memory that which caused her to feel less than human and humiliated.  This should follow the formula for reliability:  The pronoun "I" with past tense verbs, without qualification, of what happened to cause these severe emotions.  The only exception to this is when a significant amount of time has passed and the subject has had lots of time to process the event. 

With something this severe, months, or even years, are often the time noted to find the emotions located early on, or during the event.  

We now look for the subject to tell us when this happened.  If it was months or years ago, the emotions should be seen as appropriate.  If it was recent, the emotions should be questioned as "artificially placed" there for the purpose of persuasion, rather than truthful reporting.  

Leilah and I went to go grab breakfast at Kerbey Lane Cafe today. 

The subject answers our question:  "today", which indicates that the "dehumanization" and "humiliation' are now in question. 

Please note that the subject feels the need to write "why" she had gone to the Cafe, though no one has asked her.  This is an indication of anticipating being asked why she went there, and is a strong signal of sensitivity that indicates that information has been withheld. 

She went to park her car and I went to grab us a table. 

Here we have two more explanations as to "why" something was.  This is to show that the subject and her friend are separated and that she anticipated being asked why they were not together.  Since this is an open statement, there is no one asking, "Why did you...?", making the need to explain another indication that she is withholding critical information here.  This is colored in "blue", which is the most sensitive in the color sensitivity scale.  As we now have a "cluster of blues" here, it is indicative that something else took place here, involving her and her friend, that she is now suppressing. 

Please note:  the missing information here is directly related to the account, but it comes before the account.  


As I'm waiting, this older man begins watching her park through the window, he begins to insult her parking skills and I stay quiet. 

Reliable accounts follow the formula for reliability:  the pronoun "I" and the past tense verbs. 
Here, she tells us what the older man "begins" doing, and through "the" window, but now who's window.  The cafe?  His car?  Note she does not say, "he said you're a bad driver" but he "begins" to insult her parking skills.  She does not tell us reliably in the past tense, nor does she tell us what the insults were. 

Remember, the subject wants us to know she has been "Dehumanized" which is language most associated with rape and violent crime in which a perpetrator's own hands were upon the victim.  It is a very strong word. 


Then he says, "She should just go back to Saudi Arabia where she came from." and nobody said anything. 

She does not report this in the past tense, nor does she tell us how the man knew she was from Saudi Arabia.  

Note "nobody said anything" does not identify who "nobody" was.  

Please note that "says" is present tense language.  

We sometimes hear victims suffering from PTSD use present tense language from critical trauma, as the effect is ongoing.  That he "insulted her parking skills" is noted in context and then "Saudi Arabia" is specifically noted. 


literally couldn't believe he said that and I asked him to repeat what he had just said. 

Note that she does not say "I did not believe" nor "couldn't believe" but "literally" which seeks emphasis.  If she heard this, she heard this, but here she has the need to persuade (NTP) which weakens her assertion.  

Note communicative language.  In telling someone to repeat what they just said, there is a form of challenge.  The subject allows for this: 


Maybe I should have let it go, maybe I set myself up for this, but I couldn't believe what he said and I guess I hoped someone would have the humanity to acknowledge it because their silence hurt just as much as his words.

Here we have the belief from "literal" to just belief, and she now moves to past tense, with "I hoped someone would have the humanity..." and equates "silence" with the same hurt as being told to go back to Saudi Arabia. 


 But nobody cared when he repeated it 

Here she assigns motive (lack of caring) to silence.  She does not allow for anyone to have not heard it, or to avoid confrontation; she asserts to know their motive. 

Please note the word "silence" above, with "care" here: the connection is very important to the subject. 

and they didn't care when he added, "And the same goes for you. What? You have a gun in there? Just go ahead and shoot me." 

Here, "care" is repeated, but then a quote is directly given, except that this is now directed towards her. 

"when he added" is not to say, "He told me..."

This is a move towards passivity in language and the analyst should consider that this may not be accurate.    


At this point the management got up and came over and proceeded to seat him in a pathetic attempt to deescalate the situation. 

Here she identifies "the management" and not "a manager" or "managers", but "the management" who may have realized that something is being said by her and the man.  

They chose to seat the racist guy who just made a girl cry right in from them, rather than us. 



She decries the racism while labeling him "the racist guy"

 but then tells us "who just made a girl cry" without telling us what happened to make anyone cry.  

Note the editorializing with "pathetic attempt to deescalate the situation."

She does not say "they tried to deescalate the man" but "the situation" of which she, herself, is part of.  This is recognized by her as she sees herself, via questioning, as possibly unwise in asking him to repeat himself.  


When we spoke to management, they basically said they were sorry it happened, but they can't do anything.

"Basically" tells us that there are other things they said to her, that she does not want to communicate.  


 They couldn't not seat him. The man is across from and watching this whole thing unfold and Leilah goes to talk to him and he says the same things in front of the entire restaurant and nobody says a single thing. As we turn to leave, Leilah, in tears, says, "Just go  everyone knows we were told very racist things and this restaurant doesn't feel the need to address it because who cares about us?" And somebody called out, "Nobody." and we left. Because it was true.

Please note the same extreme sensitivity in blue is again noted, with the need to explain why "Leilah" went to him.  She withholds what she and Leilah both said.  This need to withhold information was found before entering the cafe. 

The word "left" means that there is more missing information that is being "suppressed" rather than simply withheld, here, in context.  This is because it is highly emotional and the brain remains at the cafe, even though chronologically, the story should be moving forward.  

III.  Conclusion

Deception Indicated

The subject tells us that she has a need to explain why she and Leilah were separated before hand and gives us enough signals to know that she has deliberately withheld some information but has suppressed information as well.  The difference between the two is emotion. 

It is likely that something happened to cause her to get out of the car which needs to be withheld from us.  When she describes the altercation, she does not tell us much about what she and her friend said, and moves into the unreliable present tense language.  

She and her friend may have had an extreme disagreement entering in and someone likely made a comment about her parking, but it there where the language changes and she is deceptive.  She likely said many things she does not want repeated and this is likely associated with racism on her part. That she gave the exact country of origin is not reliable. 

Not only is she deceptive about what happened but she is also telling us something else:

The language of "dehumanization" and "humiliation" did not come from her exchange with a man over parking or over anything else. 

This is the language of early childhood sexual abuse and trauma, which is why "silence" enrages her as it did. 

She is an opportunist using this as a false report of "Islamophobia" which is both done and encouraged by CAIR, but in doing so, she is revealing to us some form of PTSD like symptoms from early trauma, of her own. 

Something with her friend triggered her, and in the cafe, she was likely the aggressor, making a wisecrack remark from a man about parking into something far more serious and traumatizing.  

The dehumanization does not fit the story, and the emotions show artificial placement. 

Yet even in this, there is something amiss within her own life, and by seeking publicity, she is seeking empowerment.  

It is a case of "fake hate" and one who is desperate to be "un-silenced", which should be explored in her own life. She reveals one who deliberately stirred up trouble, and her need to persuade reveals her motive.  

That media went ahead and condemned the cafe, management, the CEO and so on, is to show no discernment for truth, as 'narrative trumps truth' in this case. 

She would not want us to hear from the customer who said something about parking, but she reveals that she walked into that cafe ready to blow, and eager to find a way to vent. 

Those with agenda will find a way to have an event to 'prove' their agenda. 

Fake Hate harms the victims who may fear coming forward. 

This reminds me of the "fake hate" from last summer in which a black woman in Maine who "campaigns" against racism and who had connected with a white female journalist who also campaigns against racism in Maine.  The black woman sought traffic for her blog, and the journalist sought a news story about racism in a place where few incidents of racism against blacks exist.  

They both just happened to be shopping in the very same outdoor street in the very same town at the very same time when someone yelled "N*****", and both heard it. 

They, too, showed deception.  

Those with the agenda will go out and seek agenda situations, and if they fail to find them, they will invent, create, or cause one.  

42 comments:

Peter Hyatt said...

I wish women' rights advocates would raise their voices:

https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/uk-police-stand-accused-of-failing-to-protect-girls-from-child-abuse-as-fresh-evidence-emerges/

female genitalia mutilaiton.

maudes harold said...

Couldn't the use of the word 'management' to refer to a person be considered dehumanizing as well?

If she herself has been dehumanized it would follow it would come out in her language too.

Peter Hyatt said...

Maudes, good point.




http://canadafreepress.com/article/77349

Moderate Muslims pew polling...

Kim said...

I live in Austin and Kirby Lane is a favorite of ours. The outrage over what these "poor girls went through" at the hands of "this racist guy" is all over social media. I posted a link to your analysis on one sites and will probably get berated for it, but I'm so tired of these hate tactics. There is enough fear in our country without people exaggerating their "stories" to incite hate and discord.

GeekRad said...

Peter,I know you are so committed to SA and want to let us learn. I want to apologize for not being engaged in your excellent posts. It is not a lack of interest. It is a lack of time and need to prioritize. The Davey Blackburn case has me addicted, as did Hailey Dunn and Leanne Bearden. I do respect and appreciate your work and will get engaged when I have more time.

Juliet said...

Peter, I wonder if you are inviting us to call you out in saying that she 'ascribes motive to silence'? She does; I noticed in the 'Man on a Mission' post that you ascribed Phil Byar's silence to 'affirmation' of what Davey was saying when he took over the mic. I wondered if you were waiting for someone to suggest alternative reasons for his silence, such as that which you cite here - avoiding confrontation, which I think would be his main reason for not saying anything just then, as keeping order in church and not having a bust-up on the stage, would be his way - I've never seen anyone wrestle a mic from another speaker in a church setting, then (more's the pity). I think it's fair enough to say it appeared to be affirmation, but I don't think it was - more a case of being polite through gritted teeth, and knowing it would not be wise or lend dignity to the proceedings if he were to interrupt his 'grieving' son-in-law. Later, he can explain, and it is to be hoped, he will, but not by saying, 'poor Davey, he's not in his right mind just now - we just need to humour him until he gets better'.

I don't know about 'dehumanisation and humiliation' being the language of early sexual abuse - I know it is the language which arises from a sense of 'othering/being othered' - 'us and them' - where the 'them' are not perceived as being as real, human, or as worthy as the same rights and considerations as the 'us'. That would seem overkill in the context she is using it - as though she has found a loaded vocabulary which she is trying to make fit a situation. It's possible the Saudi Arabia jibe was meant as a joke, albeit in poor taste - as women are not allowed to drive in Saudi, and his issue was with her bad driving/parking. It came out more racist than sexist, or as racist as sexist, so it was offensive, especially if the young women are American by birth. A bit like the casual 'go back to the jungle' which was routine abuse for kids who were black and British, when I was a kid - that's not something people would say, or encourage their children to say here, these days. It was maybe something like that, but I think the missing information may be that it was intended as a joke, which was not taken well - fair enough, and she became confrontational in turn. The other diners probably didn't respond because they recognised it was intended as a poor taste joke or irate comment made by someone who saw his car in danger of being damaged, or just not wanting to get involved in someone else's argument. Also the girl parking the car was at the same time in tears right in front of him - so there's missing information about what was said between the man and the driver to cause tears - maybe about how she almost dented his car. He does sounds like a jerk, but the writer may have gone out of her way to escalate the situation - the gun question - either she was pretty mad, or he just was obnoxiously anti-Muslim towards them. That she literally can't believe it is because she knows it's not literally true.

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This was unfortunate:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3349439/Muslim-man-thrown-National-Express-coach-passengers-complain-looked-shifty.html

Anonymous said...

Then he says, "She should just go back to Saudi Arabia where she came from." and nobody said anything.


She lives in Texas and she finds a remark such as the one above DEHUMANIZING?

First off, it's Texas! Apparently she doesn't GET IT,
Secondly, was she trying to park next to his truck? If so, what was her maneuver like?
Does she think everyone should rally around her cause just because some middle easterner has just committed another act of terrorism and they weren't from Texas?
If she'd attach a grill guard on the front of her vehicle, a rifle rack in the back windshield, or a orange cow with horns on the bumper she wouldn't have that trouble anymore.

Trigger said...

Dehumanized and humiliated is something that rape victims feel. Maybe these women should consider the women and children who are being raped by Muslims in Sweden?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should consider parking lessons and not get involved in causes in countries in which they do not live.

tania cadogan said...

Off topic

A Colorado woman's emotional video about a Walmart cashier who broke down while at work, hours after his mother committed suicide, has been labeled a fake by a spokesperson for the store.

According to the spokesperson, the incident detailed by Paige Yore, 25, in a heart-wrenching Facebook video, which saw her recount the moment a young Walmart employee sobbed onto her shoulder after being yelled at by a customer, never actually took place.

'This is not true,' a spokesperson for the store said in a statement.
In a separate statement made the BuzzFeed, the spokesperson added: 'We found that the associate’s mother is actually alive and in good health.'

Following the overwhelming public response to the now-deleted clip, which racked up more than 20 million views after being shared on Ms Yore's Facebook account on Friday, a representative from Walmart's head office contacted the Pueblo store where the incident was believed to have taken place and asked them to verify the authenticity of Ms Yore's account.

However, while CCTV footage from the store shows Ms Yore checking out, a spokesperson claimed there is 'no evidence' that the emotional encounter between herself, the cashier and an angry customer who allegedly yelled at the staffer, ever took place.

The Walmart spokesperson added to BuzzFeed that the store has 'very clear video evidence' of Ms Yore's visit to the Pueblo location, but that the CCTV footage of her time in the store suggests that there is no validity to her claims.

'We see her come up and she’s checking out and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of conversation,' the spokesperson said, before adding that the cashier in question acted cooperatively, helping Ms Yore in the same way he would any other customer.

Ms Yore hit back at the store's statement on Monday night, telling local Colorado news channel KRDO that her story is true, and that, contrary to what many might believe, she did not share the clip in the hopes of becoming a 'viral' sensation, but rather to 'touch people's lives in a world where we all forget what the meaning of Christmas is'.

'What I am doing is not about the fame, it's not about the money, it's not about being on ABC,' she explained, before adding: 'I just want everyone to know that I am here to inspire people.

'I'm not here to cause any problems. I'm just a normal girl from Idaho, just another cow girl, and just happened to go viral. 'Did I plan on it? Absolutely not. Did I want that? Probably not.'

According to Ms Yore's version of events, which she detailed in the viral video, she was waiting in line at the Walmart when she witnessed a shopper berating the young store clerk for being slow, prompting the boy to break down in tears, before revealing that his mom had killed herself just hours before his shift began.

'I'm in downtown Pueblo at this Walmart, waiting in line for like, 20 minutes. And this young cashier, 16, maybe. He's having hell, he can’t ring anything up, he can’t remember the codes, he’s taking deep breaths,' Ms Yore said in the clip.

Ms Yore added that the rude shopper began 'laying into him', screaming: 'You suck at customer service! I don’t know why you ever, I don’t know how you ever got hired here.'
She added that things got even worse when the unnamed customer ran her credit card and it was declined.

tania cadogan said...

cont.

'Then she really lays into this kid, that it’s his fault, he can’t run the computer,' recounted Ms Yore, who claimed that the woman yelled at him: 'There’s money in my account, I just transferred it in, it’s your dumba** that can't [figure it out].'

Ms Yore then claims to have stepped in, telling the woman to step aside, before adding: 'This young man's obviously having a bad day.'

In the video, she then detailed how the emotional clerk proceeded to break down in tears, and walked around to the bagging area to hug her, before saying: 'Ma’am, my mom just committed suicide this morning… and I have to work because I have to pay our rent, and I have to pay our bills. And I don’t even have a mom anymore. And this lady is just yelling at me.’


She then went on to tearfully explain how she began to cry at the clerk's sad story, all the while continuing to comfort him as he sobbed in her arms.

Ms Yore, who claims she also gave the cashier 'all of the money' that she had in her purse, added that the angry shopper just stood there, looking 'absolutely humiliated'.

As she signed off from the emotional clip, Ms Yore explained that she hoped the incident would serve as a lesson in tolerance, and she urged her viewers to think twice before 'jumping down someone's throat because they are fighting a battle that none of us know about'.

'We just have to be thankful to be alive, and treat people like you want to be treated. Don’t lay into somebody like that because you never know what’s going on in their life,' she added through her tears.

Over the weekend, Ms Yore added further detail to the story, claiming on her Facebook page that she had 'contacted corporate offices with Walmart' in an attempt to 'track down' the anonymous cashier and 'start a donation for him'.

She added: 'From what I understand... Walmart is letting him take some paid time off to help him out.

'That made me feel a little better about the situation. He's only a part time worker and JUST started working this week. Keep praying because it's working!'

Over the weekend, she posted an update on Facebook, revealing: 'I have contacted corporate offices with Walmart. Trying to track this young man down so we can start a donation for him. From what I understand... Walmart is letting him take some paid time off to help him out.

'That made me feel a little better about the situation. He's only a part time worker and JUST started working this week. Keep praying because it's working!'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3351022/His-mother-alive-Woman-recounted-emotional-moment-Walmart-cashier-broke-work-mom-killed-branded-liar-store.html

Anonymous said...

A car came at me - I had to RUN.

The car was filled with Arabs. They were doing a U-turn on the pavement??

I think what they are lacking isn't mainly driving skills but consideration for others.

They are very aggressive drivers - the women too!


Anonymous said...

I once saw one throw it in reverse and back 1/2 block to get away from the front of my house. I had a bad day of vehicle beeping, had a gal in the vehicle with me whose vehicle was parked at my house who had to drive back to an area where they deny they have crime, telephone men/extortion cells, and had once been physically attacked living in the city-in which the police did nothing- prior to moving to a more peaceful (I never told her about her area) area.

The look on my face and the fact she had her son in the car with the window rolled down scared her. She did well, though. I was mad and wanted no more middle easterners or rednecks near me at the time.She knew it wouldn't end well.

Anonymous said...

Ayer's direct stance was praised by commenters, including a leader from a nearby neighbourhood mosque.

"Thank you very much for your sincere apology and heartfelt words," wrote Mohamed Umer-Esmail, the Imam of Nueces Mosque, located two blocks from the restaurant.

"I was very concerned after I heard about this event, but your post is genuine," he added, quoting Henry Ford: "Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success."

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I do not like the mosque response and why do they think everyone should stop and cater to these women? The Henry Ford statement clearly indicates they had difficulty driving and most likely were getting ready to tear up someone's car.

Anonymous said...

Boy that pisses me off!

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the above quotes. It's surreal!

http://www.dailylife.com.au/dl-people/womans-story-of-dehumanising-islamophobic-encounter-at-restaurant-goes-viral-20151207-glhywj.html

Anonymous said...

https://www.facebook.com/KerbeyLaneCafe/posts/10153770593664712

Kerbey Lane Cafe
December 6 at 6:33pm

Kerbey Lane CEO Mason Ayer has issued this personal statement and apology (also posted on our website):

On Sunday, December 6, two young female guests of Kerbey Lane Cafe on Guadalupe were insulted by another guest who told them that they should “go back to Saudi Arabia” among other rude and inappropriate comments. In an attempt to defuse the situation, the store leader seated the man who’d made the comments in another part of the restaurant.

One of the women who had been insulted announced to the dining room that she and her friend had been the targets of racist comments, and that nothing had been done in response because, “who cares about us?” In response, one diner shouted, “Nobody.”

I was deeply saddened when I learned of the upsetting events that occurred at our Guadalupe location on Sunday morning. There should be no place for racist, ignorant behavior in our society, and it’s incredibly upsetting that an incident like this occurred at all. When I learned of what happened, I called Ms. Abdennabi and expressed to her how very sorry I was that she and Ms. Al-Nahi were subjected to this abuse by another patron at Kerbey Lane Cafe. No human being deserves to be treated the way Ms. Abdennabi and Ms. Al-Nahi were treated by this person, who demonstrated that he has a small, bigoted view of the world.

I also regret how the situation was handled. It could and should have been handled better on our part. I’ve discussed the incident with the store leader who was on duty this morning, and she is also very upset and realizes that she should have handled the situation differently by asking the hateful guest to leave – or contacting the police if she felt it necessary – rather than attempting to defuse the situation by separating the parties in different sections of the restaurant.

I’m sorry the situation was not handled this way and that Ms. Abdennabi and Ms. Al-Nahi suffered as a result.

Ultimately, responsibility for what occurred rests with me. It is not the fault of our store leader that she doesn’t know how to handle a heated, hate-filled assault by one of our guests directed at another. It’s my fault. It’s my fault because she hasn’t been trained for this situation. All of our team members understand that racism and intolerance are unacceptable in any context, but as the leader of our organization it’s my responsibility to ensure that in a situation such as this one our store leaders know how to handle the situation in a way that best ensures the safety of our guests and team members while also ensuring an unwelcome patron is removed from the restaurant. All store leaders and team members, across all locations, will receive this training moving forward. While I hope another incident like this never occurs at one of our restaurants, it’s imperative that our store leaders know how to properly handle it.

In the end, while we welcome everyone at Kerbey Lane Cafe, there is no place for hatred and I’m so very sorry about what happened.

Anonymous said...

I saw the video. I have a hard time believing these girls were offended as easily but instead were looking for a fight and the right to set policy at a restaurant they do not own.

What two girls wouldn't park and then enter the restaurant together? Who in the hell could cry over such an event. Dayum! One raised in Chicago and the other in Seattle? High crime areas and they are bawling over what an elderly man said?

They really do need a can of whoop azz opened up on them to demonstrate how Texas women are to behave.

maudes harold said...

I found this interesting as it discussed analyzing words/statements, rhetoric and inciting violence.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/12/08/if-were-shaming-violent-rhetoric-target-the-muslim-brotherhood/

Part of the article:

By comparison, following the attack at the Inland Regional Center, where Syed Farooq and his wife Tasheen Malik killed 14 and wounded many more, the Left’s reaction was almost entirely the opposite, seeking to limit the discussion to just the perpetrators. While finally forced to do so following the discovery of an entire “IED factory” in their home, reports admitted Farooq had “been radicalized,” a passive phrase offering no clues as to who or what had created the “culture of violence” surrounding the two terrorists.
Isn’t it possible the Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups bear some responsibility for rhetoric that might invite violence?

A recently revealed Twitter account evidently belonging to Syed Farooq was discovered, however, showing the shooter followed several organizations typically viewed as “mainstream” Islamic groups, including the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), CAIR-San Francisco Bay-Area, the Muslim American Society (MAS), and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)’s “Why Islam” campaign Twitter, in addition to several pro-Islamic feeds and the official Free Syrian Army page.

Will there be any analysis about whether these organizations may have used rhetoric resulting in a “climate of hate?” Every one of these groups has been recognized as members or allies of the Muslim Brotherhood, a global Islamic organization dedicated to imposing Sharia law. Isn’t it possible that the MB and its front groups bear some responsibility for rhetoric that might invite violence?
Islamists Certainly Use Violent Rhetoric

Consider that in 2010 Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie (now in prison in Egypt) gave a speech entitled, “The U.S. Is Now Experiencing the Beginning of Its End,” where he described the United States as “immoral” and headed for its demise, and called for waging jihad.
CAIR San Francisco leader Zahra Billoo encouraged anti-American hatred on her Twitter feed.

Closer to home, in 1998 CAIR National founder emeritus Omar Ahmad told an audience, “Islam wasn’t in America to be equal to any other faith but to be dominant.” CAIR executive director Nihad Awad informed readers of Islam Online that there is a “coordinated campaign against Islam” in the United States carried out by Christians and the pro-Israel lobby, and that the anti-terror policies of the U.S. government were racist. In 2001, Awad said “resistance” to Israel “may be necessary.”

CAIR San Francisco leader Zahra Billoo encouraged anti-American hatred on her Twitter feed, raising questions of whether U.S. troops should be honored for fighting “unjust wars” but seeking help for a “clack liberation soldier,” Jamil Abdullah Amin (a.k.a. H.Rap Brown), a Georgia-based imam and former Black Panther in jail for murdering a police officer.

Amin’s arrest also motivated now-deceased al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar Awlaki, who was investigated by the FBI while he went on tour speaking to raise funds for Amin’s defense. In fact, that speech occurred in southern California just two days after 9/11, and was sponsored by CAIR, MAS, and ICNA, among other MB-affiliated groups.
Islamists Have Also Gone from Words to Violence

Nor is CAIR alone in ratcheting up tensions with their words. Former ICNA President Abdul Malik Mujahid has described American Muslims as “living in a Virtual internment camp,” and as a population “under siege.” Mujahid has been criticized for his statement at a 1995 Islamic Society of North America conference apparently attempting to encourage Muslims to fight jihad in Bosnia:

maudes harold said...

Cont.
Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to you, but it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you…. And one example is, now we have 60 or so Muslim countries, and not a single one of them wants to go for Qital and Jihad for Bosnia. Qital is ordained upon you though it is hateful to you.

Mujahid has admitted to making the statement, but claims it was taken out of context. Mujahid was also one of the organizers of a “Stand With the Prophet” rally against the “blasphemous” drawing of Islam’s prophet Mohammed in Garland, Texas. A cartoon contest held in the same location in support of free speech was attacked by Islamic State supporters Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi earlier this year.
Mahdi Bray has described the United States as waging a ‘war on Muslims.’

ICNA is the U.S. front of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), a Pakistan-based Islamic movement related to the Muslim Brotherhood. The leader of JeI in Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, declared in January that the West had chosen a path leading “to a third world war” due to its “extremist” stance supporting freedom of speech by permitting people to draw Mohammed.

Former MAS Freedom Foundation director Mahdi Bray has described the United States as waging a “war on Muslims” (a propaganda point also frequently used by al-Qaeda and the Islamic State), of “stealing from poor Muslim Americans,” and said a U.S. anti-terrorism trial “legally lynched” convicted (and deported) Palestinian Islamic Jihad organizer Sami Al-Arian.

Given Farooq’s support for these groups, and given their rhetoric, perhaps its time to ask how these statements influenced the “climate of violence”? There’s certainly a better case to be made that Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups, whose leaders extol “resistance” and say “killing is ordained upon you” might have a bigger role in those who carry out murder than a series of investigative videos.

John mcgowan said...

OT:

911 calls released in death of 2-year-old foster child

For the first time we're hearing the desperate 911 call made in the Laila Daniel murder case.

Police say the 2-year-old died while in the care of her foster parents.
Daniel’s family members told Channel 2’s Audrey Washington the 911 call is heartbreaking to listen to and that they want justice for Laila.

The foster parent, Jennifer Rosenbaum, a one-time Henry County commission candidate, is charged with murder. Her husband, Joseph, is charged with child cruelty.
I have a daughter a foster child that I just got. She was choking. I tried to do the Heimlich maneuver on her. She's still breathing but it doesn't look good,” Rosenbaum says in the 911 call.

She then tells the operator that she is trying to do CPR, but doesn’t know how.
"I'm hoping I didn't break a rib, I've been pushing hard and I don't really know how to do this,” Rosenbaum says.

Is this alibi building?

A criminal warrant for Rosenbaum claims she failed to feed the child and hit Laila in the abdomen so hard she bled. Authorities have not released an official cause of death.
“It's very emotional to hear what was going on. We were told she choked but from the 911 call it doesn't sound like she was choking on anything at the time. She was breathing. I don't understand what made her stop breathing,” said Kim Smith, the toddler’s great aunt.

The Rosenbaum's attorney said the police made a mistake and that her clients are innocent.

As for Smith, she told Washington she saw bruises on Laila.
Smith says the last time she saw Laila, the 2-year-old grabbed onto her shirt, not wanting to let go.

"When I had to give her back, tears were in her eyes and her lip was shivering. She was grasping onto my shirt and not wanting to let go when she was going back to Jennifer,” Smith said.
She says it was a red flag that she missed. Now, the devastated family just wants answers.

“We want to know what happened, what triggered it, why Laila? We don’t want Laila’s death to be in vain.”

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/911-calls-released-death-2-year-old-foster-child/npfWd/

911 call

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/raw-foster-mom-calls-911-before-toddlers-death/vDf6HZ/

Katprint said...

Peter, as long as male circumcision (in the interests of full disclosure, I declined on my own sons, by the way) remains a staple of jewish identity, I don't think we're going to hear much out-cry against female circumcision even though it is obviously much more extreme. I live in the San Francisco Bay area where literally every public parade includes so-called "intactivists" (intact foreskin activists) marching in the parade, manning booths, handing out literature about plastic surgeons in the area who can provide corrective surgery, etc. From a philosophical viewpoint, I don't think parents should be allowed to do anything permanent to their under-age children i.e. piercings, tattoos, circumcisions, gender reassignment surgery, hormone treatments, whatever, same as I think parents have a legal and ethical duty to teach their children to speak. (Sad fact -- when I represented school districts in central California, there were several cases of parental neglect where resentful parents had not been properly caring for their children, including not speaking to them, and their kindergarten-age+ children literally could not speak English and communicated in a primitive pointing-and-grunting method. So terribly sad.)

On the one hand, being "jewish" per se can bring many helpful resources. On the other hand, many men (especially self-declared "intactivists") have a lot of complaints about how male circumcision negatively affected their sex life. I have benefited greatly from statement analysis discussions but I think this controversy has moved outside what guidance speech analysis can offer.

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John mcgowan said...

OT Update:

Davey Blackburn
21 hrs · Twitter ·

"Train now for the trial you're not yet in, so when it comes you will instinctively look to Jesus to see you through!"

Leakage, or, telegraphing? Exclamation mark for emphasis.

https://www.facebook.com/daveyblackburn

Juliet said...

John, the tweet is a quote from Levi Lusko - I think he used it in the video which was played at Resonate on Sunday. He says the same thing with slightly different wording in his book 'Through the Eyes of a Lion' - he writes, says, and shouts a lot - it's interesting Davey finds that particular quote helpful just now. Leaking fear if not certain knowledge, I'd guess.

Levi lost his five year old daughter.

Davey pretended God wanted to know if he would be willing to surrender all or everything to grow his church - all would include Weston. We know he said no, he was good with the life he had, and that it was not true. I worry for Weston, and that all/everything (can't remember) might be leakage - that either Weston was meant to die, too, or that his future is not guaranteed if he is left with Davey.

Anonymous said...


This sounds like a stupid case of "muslim lives matter"
Perpetrated by jerks acting out under the protection of loretta lynch.
Thanks to bho.

Juliet said...

Some Levi quotes:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10121630.Levi_Lusko

Davey didn't attend to this, or otherwise he was thinking of a different type of 'value', as in capitalising on the murder of his wife:

“when you don’t recognize the value of what you have in your hands, you will always get from it far less than it is worth.”

I was just reading Mark B's post on an earlier thread, in which one of his thoughts was that Davey didn't value Amanda or recognise her as his greatest asset, and what a crying shame that is - I couldn't agree more. So sad.

John mcgowan said...

Hi,

Juliet

As you say, it is interesting why he chose this particular quote, of all the ones to choose from.

This case is a conundrum, inside puzzle , wrapped up in an enigma.

Anonymous said...

Mujahid has admitted to making the statement, but claims it was taken out of context. Mujahid was also one of the organizers of a “Stand With the Prophet” rally against the “blasphemous” drawing of Islam’s prophet Mohammed in Garland, Texas. A cartoon contest held in the same location in support of free speech was attacked by Islamic State supporters Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi earlier this year.
Mahdi Bray has described the United States as waging a ‘war on Muslims.’"

Between the comic con/ "hot wheels" group,the nappay headed n-worders, and Texans in general I suspect the average life span of American women to be cut in half soon.

If you value Henry Ford and his religion don't be Found On Road Dead. Period>

Anonymous said...

Peter, your new post is rerouting comments sections. Might want to redo or something.

tania cadogan said...

Anonymous said...

I once saw one throw it in reverse and back 1/2 block to get away from the front of my house. I had a bad day of vehicle beeping, had a gal in the vehicle with me whose vehicle was parked at my house who had to drive back to an area where they deny they have crime, telephone men/extortion cells, and had once been physically attacked living in the city-in which the police did nothing- prior to moving to a more peaceful (I never told her about her area) area.

The look on my face and the fact she had her son in the car with the window rolled down scared her. She did well, though. I was mad and wanted no more middle easterners or rednecks near me at the time.She knew it wouldn't end well.

December 9, 2015 at 12:04 AM


I'm bored, let's play a game.

Hunt the pronoun :)

Anonymous said...

We do not condone discriminatory comments or behavior in any way, shape, or form; and according to our policy the guest who made these hateful comments to another guest should have been asked to leave our restaurant.

The man did not make the comments TO the Muslim WASPs, but said it aloud within earshot. The little bitty girls approached the man and his wife after the situation had been defused looking to ratchet it up again.

The manager did the right thing in my opinion and seated the man. How long will these Muslim whiners be around and should everyone stop living because they are in town for a couple of classes. The man was probably a local and spent more money at the eatery than these two.

To issue an apology is absurd. They deserved none! Surely the man just wanted to keep protesters at bay and negative publicity in line. They are in business to feed people, not teat feed them!

Anonymous said...

It's interesting to me that Muslims are so sensitive to criticism and lame insults like "go back to Saufia Arabia" (though that probably didn't happen) YET they are just fine and dandy with beheadings, female mutilation, stoning, public hangings, rape, the list goes on. How DARE westerners insult Islam, the religion of peace. There's something bizarre about the things we are now supposed to be offended by and the things we are supposed to shrug our shoulders over; it's all backwards.

Anonymous said...

There are so many places Muslim people could live where they would never have to hear another critical word from a westerner. Like Saudia Arabia. Seriously, if living in America is SO difficult because of our supposed intolerance, why the hell do Muslims want to live here? Imagine I went to Saudia Arabia and complained about ANYTHING to do with their people or government or religion..dear God.

Peter Hyatt said...

All the Islamic countries have refused to take any refugees or migrants. They say it is a security risk.

Peter

John mcgowan said...

Tania said..

I'm bored, let's play a game.

Hunt the pronoun :)



~~~Doffs Hat~~~

lynda said...

I am SO sick of these women (that includes any race or religion) furthering their own agendas by lies, and seeing society come to their rescue, accusing others of being inhumane or xenophobic or whAtEVER! Welcome to being a woman in the first place. Women have been insulted , humiliated, dehumanized, etc. since the beginning of time by JERKS. hOW many men have heard
Your so pretty.
You'd be so much prettier if you smiled.
You don't know how to drive.
You don't know how to fix things.
It must be that time of the month.
Why are you such a bitch?
If you just wore some make up, you'd be so pretty.
So when that happened, how much had you had to drink?
What were you wearing?
You have no head for math
I didn't hear you say no
Any catcall from any jerk on the street
Nice ass!
Nice rack!



I mean, the list can go on and on. It is frightening that today the only thing people get riled up about is the so-called persecution of "minorities" and different religious cultures/beliefs. This girl that wrote this piece...if it were true..I would have told her..Good Lord, buck up! If that's the worse thing some asshole says to you consider yourself lucky. Or instead of asking him to repeat it or talk to him about it..IGNORE HIM. He's a jerk. I'm disgusted by this woman and her attempt to perpetuate the racial/religious hatred that is happening. Just to add more mud to the water and get her 15 minutes of fame. She should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

With the success of the clock boy hoax,why would these girls NOT do this?

Anonymous said...

Fascinating, Peter. Would you care to analyze this case of an alleged racial confrontation at an NFL game?
http://www.startribune.com/my-run-in-with-hate-speech-at-a-minnesota-vikings-game/361117251/

Anonymous said...

"The man, who was identified only as Chad for fear that he might be “condemned or judged in public by people who were not even there,” said that the man only said she “should go back to taking lessons again.”

“I told my girlfriend, ‘Wow, that was close,’” Chad said about the parking job. “It was really nothing, but when that woman came in and said something to another woman who was also sitting near the older couple, I could see anger in their faces. That was when she asked the older gentleman to repeat what he just said.”



So... here again another BS story claiming racism, Islamophobia...yadda yadda.

Kim said...

I just came across this article and thought I'd post: http://www.examiner.com/article/reports-of-harassment-of-two-muslims-kerbey-lane-store-wrong-says-witnesses

Anonymous said...

I knew this was more the case than what they said. Their language was highly inflammatory and showed their own bias aND intolerance. They were the agressors. Furthermore witnesses have come up saying the women did cause the problems in the beginning. The main one stands in solidarity with Pakistan. Guess what? That means you are not standing in solidarity with america. She needs to shut up and sit down. She's a political activist.