State terror

Jonathan Ofir, an Israeli musician living in Denmark (why is he living there? Three guesses) is a shrewd observer of “the terror trope” almost always associated with Muslims and Islam. He points out that the Quebec murderer Bissonnette (a fan of Trump and Le Pen, member of a far right campus group, ergo probably a pathetic lone wolf, had copies of the Israeli far right rag Israel Hayom, a Fox news type paper, a freebie funded by the American casino magnet and idolator of Netanyahu Sheldon Adelson. This is where 40% of Israelis get their “news”. What does this mean? I don’t know but Ofir goes on.

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He points out the following:
Figures show that this assumption is unfounded in reason. Less than 2% of the terror attacks in Europe 2010-2015 were “religiously motivated”, thus, not ‘Islamic terrorism’. In USA, an FBI study looking at terrorism committed on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 found that 94 percent of the terror attacks were committed by non-Muslims. As New York Times also notes, “since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, anti-government fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims: 48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, including the recent mass killing in Charleston, S.C., compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New America, a Washington research center.” –

Terror and Muslims appear to be a poor fit. But what about state terror as in Israel.

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But is it possible that terrorists today can actually get their inspirations from the supposed ‘bastions of democracy and freedom’?

 

After all, Obama’s killer-drone campaign is regarded by Noam Chomsky (on CNN) as “the most extreme terrorist campaign of modern times.” Chomsky characterized Obama’s policy as a “global assassination campaign targeting people suspected of perhaps intending to harm us some day, and any unfortunates who happen to be nearby.”
And what about Israel’s seasonal massacres in Gaza? Is that not a state-terrorist campaign? What about the siege of Gaza? Last week, the Council of Europe has condemned it as “collective punishment”. Is this not also a form of state terrorism?
We should not be surprised when terrorists who aim their attacks at Muslims or perceived Muslim supporters get inspiration from western state terrorism, and Israel in particular. Zionism, the ideology informing the Jewish State, is for all practical purposes a violent, anti-assimilationist, nationalist-exclusivist ideology that has ethnic cleansing at its very heart. It is not strange, that white-supremacist terrorists would draw their inspiration and awe from its means and methods.

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    mushafta Says:

    We are an ignorant bunch Ted. And many don’t give a damn what the hell is going on in this world besides our own job, our own family, passion etc. Few care enough to know what Zionism or any ideology is. Our governments love to keep us uninformed.

    The great tragedy of the Quebec massacre last weekend is that life in Canada goes on as usual. Few media networks will take on the Quebec culture to challenge the hatred towards Muslims. Racism is very much alive in this country.

    Remember the past Canadian federal election and the barbaric practices act? How the Conservatives picked up a head of steam in Quebec with that racist policy. It worked! They doubled down on that one and managed to win some seats in that province. And Kelley Leitch the Conservative candidate running for the leadership of the Federal party has a well worn platform of wanting a screening of all immigrants for Canadian values. Something many believe is as close as you can get to Trump’s policy of not wanting Muslims in the country.

    Israel surely leads the way in a right wing ideological hatred of a people. But no one wants to look there. You have a strong bond between Trump and Netanyahu. We need to be very worried.


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