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UN top dog: “Islamophobia” fueling terrorism

“Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches cause …Islamic terrorism”- believe it or not. Marxist ratbastards like UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres filling their pockets with Arab money say the most idiotic things and no one calls them out on it. We live in strange times indeed.

‘Islamophobia’ fuelling terrorism: UN chief 

Robert Spencer:

This statement fits into the UN’s ongoing efforts to compel states that protect the freedom of speech to adopt “hate speech” provisions that would effectively involve their adopting Sharia blasphemy provisions.

The idea is that anyone (especially President Trump) who says there is the slightest problem with Islam (or “radical Islam”) is only aiding Islamic State propaganda that the West is waging war upon Islam. This is predicated on the further assumption that Islam is a religion of peace, and that the motivation for jihad terrorism couldn’t possibly come from within it. So the poor dears must only become terrorists when we say bad things about their religion, so if we just stop doing that, all will be well.

The only problem with this scenario is that the Qur’an’s exhortations to the conquest and subjugation of unbelievers are not predicated on what those unbelievers say or don’t say. The jihad will continue, and if we shut up about it, many people will remain ignorant and complacent about it as it advances.

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RIYADH:  – The Express Tribune

“Islamophobia” in parts of the world is fuelling terrorism, the head of the United Nations said on a visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday, as anti-immigrant sentiment rises in some countries.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the comment to reporters after talks with Saudi King Salman, Crown Prince and Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches,” Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir.

“This is the best support that Daesh can have to make its own propaganda,” Guterres said, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group of Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq.

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The militant group has also claimed deadly attacks in Saudi Arabia and in Europe.

Anti-immigration politicians including France’s Marine Le Pen have seen their popularity rise after an influx to Europe of migrants, many of them Muslims fleeing wars in Syria and elsewhere.

US President Donald Trump issued an order in late January that denied entry to all refugees for 120 days.

It also blocked travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Refugees from Syria were blocked indefinitely.

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But the order has faced  obstacles and on Thursday an appellate court decided unanimously to maintain a block on Trump’s order.

Syria’s conflict has created 4.8 million refugees and killed more than 310,000 people since it began with anti-government protests in March 2011.

Guterres said “we will never be successful in fighting terrorism in Syria if an inclusive political solution is not found for the Syrian people.”

A new round of UN-sponsored peace talks is scheduled for February 20 in Geneva.

Guterres arrived in Saudi Arabia from Turkey and is to be in Dubai on Monday for the World Government Summit during his regional tour.