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The rise of white supremacy and fascism
By:IQRA - Dr. M. Basheer Ahmed
Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:54 pm

The rise of white supremacy and fascism

M.Basheer Ahmed M D

Was the Jewish massacre on the Sabbath a random act of terrorism by a mentally deranged person or was it prompted by the continuous barrage of bigoted inflammatory statements made by the president and the right wing websites against all minorities? The terrorist pipe-bomber and the Synagogue shooter were strong supporters of the president. Rhetoric against refugees and immigrants has been rising since Trump’s Muslim Ban and “Build a Wall” campaigns. Trump has rejected any responsibility for the crimes and blamed the mainstream media. Mr.Trump wrote: “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!”

The rallies and violent interactions like the one at Charlottesville last year, and white supremacist organizations radicalizing Dylann Roof, who killed 9 people in a black church and now Bowers killing 11 Jewish people clearly indicates that these crimes were not just committed by a lone deranged individual but social medias like GAB a strong supporter of white supremacist ideology play a significant role .

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IQRA Condemns Synagogue Massacre

Dallas: IQRA, an inter-faith and intra-faith organization of everyday Muslims from all walks of life, expressed shock and anger at the massacre of American Jews in Pittsburg's Tree of Life synagogue.

IQRA's Board of Directors convened an emergency meeting today to vehemently condemn this cold blooded killing of at least 11 people attending a service at the this old, historic synagogue. IQRA’s President, Dr. Basheer Ahmed said “this heinous shooting of worshippers at a Synagogue is heartbreaking. Such acts strike at the very root of religious freedom guaranteed by the US Constitution and leave all of us worshipping in our churches, mosques, and synagogues feeling unsafe

IORA resolved to stand in solidarity and unity with their Jewish brothers and sisters in this hour of need and shared their pain, suffering, and loss of lives of their beloved ones. It offered deep sympathy to them and heartfelt prayers to God to give them strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. It urged the law-enforcing authorities to leave no stone unturned in the investigation of this heinous crime and to prosecute the culprits to the full extent of law.

IQRA further demanded that the President, US Congress and the state and local authorities take urgent steps that would protect all citizens of faith in US and would stop recurring mass shootings at all places of worship in America.

Dr. M. Basheer Ahmed Mr. Taseef Kamal

President Secretary

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