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Conspiracies and False Flag Attacks


This page: bit.ly/_falseflag

1. Some definitions:


Conspiracy

A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
(Oxford Dictionary of English)

Conspiracy Theory

This is any theory about how an event was enacted, its circumstances, its beneficiaries, or its aims. Evidence has to be presented.

False Flag Attack

A false flag attack is a covert operation that is designed to deceive the public with a certain aim.

Quote:
”Many people are confused as to what a false flag attack entails. A commonly held misperception is that there is no actual incident/event and it was all staged, but this definition is critically flawed, as a false flag attack actually describes a covert operation that is designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who planned and executed them.”

Steele, a former CIA clandestine services case officer, had this to say:

“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.”

□ comment: Not ”every single terrorist incident” - how many we don't know, but probably many.

Former CIA Officer: “Every Single Terrorist Attack In US Was A False Flag Attack”

”The reality is that people are participating in fabricated wars based on lies and misinformation sold to the public as truth.”

The first step for people to do is lift your attention from the event which just happened or the circumstances in front of you, your attention is caged. fn1

2. False Flag Attacks or Conspiracies in Recent History

Different attacks we know more or less about, the last, no.12, we know the least about.

1 - Attack on Gleiwitz 1939 at German/ Polish border
2 - Pearl Harbour
3 - Murder of US President J F Kennedy
4 - Murder of Senator Robert Kennedy
5 - Attack on US Navy ship in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam 1964
6 - Israeli Attack on USS Liberty 1967
7 - The Bologna bombing(s) around 1980
8 - Russian Apartment-House Bombings 1999
9 - 9/11 2001
10 - Madrid train bombing 2004-11-03
11 - 7/7 Bus bombings in London 2005-07-07
12 - Hotel attacks Mumbai 2008-11-26
13 - Murder of school teacher Samuel Paty in France 2020

These are 13 examples of conspiracies among many more such as the Lavon affair 1954; pointing to the fact that what we have been told is not the truth, and Allah knows best and most!

3. Sources

The cited sources are not the only sources, it is recommended for the reader to investigate further.
NB: We don't blame anyone who does not believe in the existence of conspiracies and false flag attacks. A casual study of history will often reveal how frequent such maneuvers were. When we dig into the nitty-gritty details (i.e. the hard evidence) we'll see conspiracies fall apart. The events of 911 2001 provided such an example: the official government account turned out to be a conspiracy. As long as there is some degree of independent information to be able to sip through the main stream media propaganda wall, patterns may become visible, the conspirators' objectives can be understood, and suspicions confirmed or discarded.

1 - The Gleiwitz incident (German: Überfall auf den Sender Gleiwitz; Polish: Prowokacja gliwicka) was a false flag operation by Nazi forces posing as Poles on 31 August 1939, against the German radio station Sender Gleiwitz in Gleiwitz, Germany on the eve of World War II in Europe.
Gleiwitz incident | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing - eBooks

In the days prior to the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the Nazis initiated a campaign designed to persuade the international community that Germany was the victim of Polish aggression. Adolf Hitler intended to use this aggression to justify the invasion.
How a False Flag Sparked World War Two: The Gleiwitz Incident Explained – History Hit

2 - As early as October 7, 1940, the US Marine Intelligence Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) had presented Roosevelt with a plan for provoking Japan to attack the USA.
(German: Der US-Marinegeheimdienst Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) hatte schon am 7. Oktober 1940 Roosevelt einen Plan vorgelegt, wie man Japan zu einem Angriff auf die USA provozieren könnte.)
Dr. Daniele Ganser: Pearl Harbor - Eintritt der USA in den Zweiten Weltkrieg - YouTube
There are many more sources, and there is much more to this event…

3 - Witness interviews Kennedy assassination:
Main point: JFK was not shot by 1 gunman, but at least two. → A conspiracy. (One YT video of more than 12 witness interviews, later used in a book by the interviewer - somewhere on Youtube.) But there are a lot of other valid interviews about the JFK/ John F Kennedy assassination. )

Prof. Scott writes: "If history is what is recorded, then deep history is the sum of events which tend to be officially obscured or even suppressed in traditional books and media. Important recent deep events include the political assassinations of the 1960s, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and now 9/11.
Peter Dale Scott: 9/11, JFK, and War: Recurring Patterns in America's Deep Events

Related:
- Green Berets Used In Domestic/USA Assassinations - YouTube It appears that ≈ 46 persons who were involved in the cover-up or else have died mysteriously after the JFK assassination.
- Three key documents from the newly released JFK assassination records - YouTube
Read 4 documents from this video
- Three key documents from the newly released JFK assassination records

4 - Robert Kennedy was most probably killed not by 1 gunman, but two. (Sounds familiar?!)
Who Killed Robert Kennedy? | Al Jazeera World - YouTube

5 - Attack on US Navy ship in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam 1964
As it turns out, Admiral Sharp failed to read to the Joint Chiefs the last line of the cable [from the captain back in the Gulf of Tonkin], which read: “Suggest a complete evaluation before any further actions.”
Despite this tremendous uncertainty, by mid afternoon, the discussion among Johnson and his advisers was no longer about whether to respond but how.
What really happened in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964?

6 - Israeli Attack on USS Liberty, East Mediterranean 1967
Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake - YouTube
The Day Israel Attacked America | Special Series - YouTube

7 - The Bologna bombing(s) around 1980
”On August 2nd 1980, a bomb exploded in Bologna's railway station's waiting room, killing 85 people and injuring more than 200 … The attacks (there were more than 12,000 attacks in 20 years), aimed at destabilising the government in Rome within the context of the Cold War, were blamed on far-left groups and in other cases, such as in Bologna, on far-right militants.…
But some families of the victims believe that the real masterminds behind the attack remain unknown and unpunished.”
Italian far-right extremist sentenced to life for deadly Bologna bombing - The Local

8 - Russian Apartment-House Bombings 1999
”I (David Satter) believe that Vladimir Putin came to power as the result of an act of terror committed against his own people. The evidence is overwhelming that the apartment-house bombings in 1999 in Moscow, Buinaksk, and Volgodonsk, which provided a pretext for the second Chechen war and catapulted Putin into the presidency, were carried out by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).”
Vladimir Putin & 1999 Russian Apartment-House Bombings -- Was Putin Responsible? - by David Satter

9 - 9/11 2001
The attacks of 9/11 were used - on the one hand - as a suitable pretext for the neo-conservatives (Cheney/ Bush and the rest) to start two wars of aggression into Muslim lands and - on the other hand - to steer the United States of America away from some sort of democratic system toward a modern surveillance state.
The hijackings were a cover for the controlled demolition of WTC 1, 2, and 7.
(Ch. 1.4 False Flag Operations, on 911 LINKS page below)
911 LINKS, 195+ links on 9/11, Eyewitness-Accounts, Scientific Evidence

10 - Madrid train bombing 2004-11-03
The Madrid, Spain bombing back on 3-11-2004, when over 200 people were killed, right before the people of Spain were to decide on their next leader, if he would take them further into the Iraq invasion, or one who would withdraw the troops. [One theory is that] the terror attack was supposed to bring the war home to the Spanish people and make them support the war on terror in Iraq, but without success.
Quoted from:
The London Bus Bombing, Another 'False Flag' Covert Operation? (July 7, 2005)

11 - 7/7 Bus bombings in London 2005-07-07
The British government intended to start reducing the number of troops in Iraq according to the British newspaper www.telegraph.co.uk from ≈ 2005–06–14, by the end of 2005. This simply is unacceptable to the Israeli and U.S. empire building neo-cons.
Quoted from:
The London Bus Bombing, Another 'False Flag' Covert Operation? (July 7, 2005). There are other sources.

12 - Hotel attacks Mumbai 2008-11-26
Extremists (so-called Muslims?/ assets) killed at least 166 people and wounded numerous others in a series of coordinated attacks on India's financial capital, Mumbai.
The official story about who was behind and the goals have been disputed because of many inaccuracies and contradictions.
Mr. Elias Davidsson in his speech on "The Betrayal of India" at an International Conference on "India’s False Flag Operations" organized by the Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) on 16th April, 2019.
Mr. Elias Davidsson – Author of the Book, The Betrayal of India - YouTube

13 - Murder of school teacher Samuel Paty in France 2020
Anzorov's suspected contact had been located through an IP address traced back to Idlib (with a Russian-speaking jihadist), a jihadist holdout in northwestern Syria.
France teacher attack: Samuel Paty's killer had 'contact' with jihadist in Syria | wionews.com

… with an as yet unidentified Russian-speaking jihadist … [After the deed - Anzorov] published a video … in which he confessed to the murder. Soon afterwards, he was shot dead by police…
There was evidence the killer had been “directly inspired” by some of their social media posts, verbatim notes of which were found on his phone, the prosecutor, J-F Ricard said.
Samuel Paty's killer 'was in contact with jihadist in Syria' | The Guardian

In an audio message in Russian immediately after the killing, translated by AFP, Anzorov said that he had “avenged the Prophet” whom the teacher had shown “in an insulting way.”
In the recording, which contains several references to the Koran as well as to the Islamic State group, he also said: “Brothers, pray that Allah accepts me as a martyr.”
The message was published on social media in a video, accompanied by two tweets, one showing the victim’s severed head and another in which Anzorov confessed to the murder.…
France probes contact between Syria jihadist and suspect in teacher beheading | The Times of Israel

The problem here is we don't know anything about the acquaintances of Anzorov, nothing about this ”Russian-speaking jihadist” from Idlib. Anzorov, who probably had no gun - he had however a knife, was shot by the police in the street, no questions asked.
From all what we know from previous terror attacks, it is not improbable that the ”Russian-speaking jihadist” was a secret-service agent, posing as a Muslim ”jihadist”, inciting and provoking this horrendous murder. It was unjust and illegal, never mind what Anzorov's supporters in Raqqa might have been saying. If, however, the French secret service listened in to the conversation with the ”Russian-speaking jihadist from Idlib,” then why did they not apprehend him the days before he attacked the teacher?

NB:
The forces from behind will look out for misfits with violent tendencies, sociopaths, with a certain tendency to some or other ideology.
Lee H Oswald, the presumed killer of JFK, was - in those days - called a ”Left-Wing Suspect”. This was the time when the socialist Soviet Union was the arch enemy of the US, today it's "Islamic" extremism, tomorrow …

4. FBI Sting operations

There have emerged a considerable amount of documents which provide important details into the FBI program of provoking terrorism (stings).

Quotes from an article by Peter Finn, April 13, 2012:

”A wire-wearing FBI informant named Shaheed Hussain was used in a sting operation against four Muslim men (from Newburgh, N.Y.,) charged with trying to blow up New York synagogues and shoot down military planes, and later convicted on terrorism charges.”

Said the U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon at the sentencing of the four men:
“I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that there would have been no crime here except the government instigated it, planned it and brought it to fruition,” She added, “That does not mean there was no crime.”
- Documents provide rare insight into FBI’s terrorism stings - The Washington Post - Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots - The Guardian

Footnotes

[fn1] Interview with Peter Dale Scott Deep politics and the counter-terror industry

Read more:
1 - Links Extremism


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Misrepresenting Islam 01

https://bit.ly/_misrp1

Example1: Ed Husain's Detrimental Article:

Macron is preparing for intellectual battle against Islamism

From magazine issue: 14 November 2020

□ Comment by LivingIslam.org:

Disclaimer: We condemn all forms of state terrorism (Israeli, Iranian etc.) -- only apologists and bigots would disagree. We also denounce state terrorism and local terrorism (vigilante militants) in general, and terrorising or killing of people (of whatever political, cultural, ethnic or religious background) in particular.

The rule of law, human rights (and in any case the rights of God).

We also condemn dehumanising policies, which reduce people to commodities and numbers, without rights and dignity. This is usually in the interests of international capital, greedy landlords, and the rest.fn6

Further:
Regarding the title ”Macron is preparing for intellectual battle against Islamism:” This title gives it away, it's Macron's launch of an ALL-OUT attack on Islam and the Muslims.

But this attack has been started years ago, it is not something new (2020), (prohibition of burqa, muslim swimmings suits, then the headscarf in some public buildings, denigrating Muslim activists), however we find that this attack has now entered into a rather serious phase, threatening the whole Muslim community and also the fabric of society.fn8

Also, no-one will be able to define ”Islamism,” which is rather intended, because this term will be used against any and every Muslim be he devout, following the tenets of this beautiful religion of Islam, or not, and also against Non-Muslims, who in one way or another support humanitarian, civil rights causes.

If it really was an ”intellectual battle” which Macron is preparing for, that would be fine if done with respect, but this is not at all an ’intellectual battle’ when Muslim organisations are to be moulded into propaganda modules for the French secular state,f12 or when home-schooling for Muslim kids is prohibited. There is no Muslim organisation which would support criminal acts or terrorism, so they must not be blamed, this is counterproductive! If Macron doesn't listen to scores of researchers and experts in the field of terrorism and preventions many of which his government denounces as ’Islamoleftists’fn10 then he should better ask the British secret service MI5 if terrorism can be fought this way - they'll prove him wrong:

sth

A well established religious identity protects…

French politicians have come to ways end: they demonised the Muslims, allowing dirty publications to slander the best man who has walked the face of the earth (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), among other victims of their hatred and spite and then boasting and republishing these publications again - in the name of free speech. If free speech is really such an elementary part of French society, then let them criticise Israel's unjust and oppressive policies against Palestinians (and other examples)fn13 - they don't allow it, no free speech there!

sth

Different forms of freedom of speech

The aim of parts of the French elite is to update the colonial narrative and to adapt it to the heartland: ”Become like us and we will give you political agency.”fn7

This is why they support and even advertise those ugly publications well knowing that some Muslims - for whatever personal reasons - will go over the limit and do something bad, which is exactly what happened.

We are quite certain - and Allah knows best and most - that this is no coincidence, that it was a calculated, sinister move (allowing to republish these publications and advertising them in the name of ’freedom of speech’), while at the same time telling the Muslims that Islam is in crisis, for nothing less than to provoke the intended reaction.

We need to remember that these leaders in high places - with an advanced education, including psychological, sociological, and Machiavellian political schooling - are very aware of what is at stake for themselves and their racist worldview. For their agenda of total control their only alternative appears to be the road of hatred and discrimination of ’the other’ -this is why they pour oil on the fire of Muslim disappointment and outrage. No benevolent leadership there!

By further splitting society into opposing groups, in a time of increasing pressures of globalism, the French elite imagine to hold on to power. The policy is to deflect from structural problems in this European country, France, as we have seen with the ”Green vests” protests.fn9

So it's not a battle against Islamism, but against Islam itself and the Muslims and in extension against all peace-loving people who need to live in dignity. Whatever repression they will cast on the Muslims, they will not be successful, just as their colonising wars were not successful!

- End of our comment -


Ed Husain's article: Macron is preparing for intellectual battle…

It’s easy to see why so few western leaders have come to Emmanuel Macron’s defence: when they scrutinise extremists, they are accused of being ‘Islamophobes’. Since the French President’s speech last month about Islam in the West, he has been accused — by populist Muslim politicians such as Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Imran Khan, as well as publications that should know better, such as the New York Times — of being anti-Muslim.

Yes, he was frank about the dangers of Islamism, but his speech was also a defence of what he called the ‘Islam of the Enlightenment’.fn4 Rarely for a political leader, he was able to point not just to the problem but to the alternative too. He understands that Muslims have faced these internal enemies before and won. Those portraying Macron’s speech as anti-Islamic tend not to report the bit where he promised €10 million for research into Islamic culture, history and science, and the creation of a ‘Scientific Institute of Islamology’.

sth

Freedom of expression is not freedom to abuse" in Montreal, Canada on 31 October 2020 (Reuters)
[This picture is not from the article quoted here.]

‘I want France to become a country where we can teach the thought of Averroes and Ibn Khaldun,’ he said. To hear these figures mentioned in a political speech is quite something — it shows Macron is preparing for intellectual battle, invoking the Islamic adversaries of the extremists.

□ comment: No one has ever hindered anyone to ’teach the thought of Averroes and Ibn Khaldun,’ he is depicting the Muslims as some kind of backward people, but there is more philosophy of life in the right finger of a normal Muslim than in your stale, positivistic and / or post-modernist institutions of higher education - and there are exceptions of course.

Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) was one of the greatest philosophers of the Middle Ages. He rejected the notion of creating a caliphate, and applied Aristotelian methods of thought to write on history, identity, divisions of labour, low taxes, small government, and supply and demand. In naming him, Macron underlined the importance of capitalism to the West. Islamists and the far left are often united in their hatred of capitalism, but Ibn Khaldun shows that this should not be the case for Muslims. After all, for most of his life, the Prophet Mohammed was an Arabian trader. Or, in modern terms, an asset manager.

□ comment: This one chapter is full of weird suppositions: I. K. ”applied Aristotelian methods of thought,” implying that the other scholars of Islam were less ingenious when they applied ’methods of thought’ which were not ’Aristotelian’, implying that ’we, the French government’ know better which ’methods of thought’ have to be applied, otherwise we see you as Islamists, supporters of terrorism. This is the evil thrust of this argument, which Ed Husain supports, it is wrong, counter-productive and a lie.

We abstain commenting on ’Islamism and capitalism’ at this stage and the ’asset manager’ bit.

Ibn Rushd (1126-1198) — a polymath Latinised in the West as Averroes — is the only Muslim to feature in Raphael’s ‘The School of Athens’. His inclusion in the fresco in the Vatican, alongside Pythagoras, Archimedes and other great western thinkers, makes Macron’s point: there is no inherent tension between Islam and western values. Both have an enemy in religious literalism.

□ comment: ”There is no inherent tension between Islam and western values,” 1st. Of course there is a tension, and it is not decreased by baseless generalisations. It also depends which ’Western values’ are meant, if it's equality before the law, or freedom to live your religion then there is no problem.

For Western countries, such as France, Britain, the US, ’Western values’ have the meaning of securing resources and markets through political, social, cultural meddling in Muslim communities and countries, denying rights, propping up cruel dictators, so certainly there are many, not only Muslims, who would feel some ’tension’.fn11

The intellectual threat to Enlightenment Islamfn5 came from the East where the Persian theologian Al-Ghazali (d. 1111) took a literalist approach to scripture and attacked Muslim philosophers as irreligious. He advocated bila kaif, literally ‘not asking how’, on questions of God and theology. It was a manifesto for closing the Muslim mind, the divorce of faith and reason.

This is a serious misunderstanding at best: it is definitely not asking how on questions of God and theology in general, but it is not asking how on certain specific expressions in the Quran, which would lead to problems if literally interpreted.

Generally, for those speaking Arabic, the Quran is clear and easy to understand, but there are instances, which need more explanation.fn1

Averroes penned the Decisive Treatise against Al-Ghazali’s disastrous (sic!) ideas.fn14 He appealed to scripture to explain how devout Muslims should ask questions and follow evidence. He argued that the pursuit of knowledge was a pious obligation of believers, and religious literalism a dangerous mode of human interpretation. Reason, he wrote, deepened the meanings of scripture.fn2

His work influenced Aquinas and Maimonides, and the Enlightenment was an advance of the scientific method and the primacy of independent human reason as defended by Averroes.

Today’s Islamic world is mired by the legacy of Al-Ghazalifn3 and the rejection of Aristotelian philosophy. That way of unscientific thinking — literalism and dogma — is inimical to the values of the West shaped by the Enlightenment. The problem is that today many Muslims have been dragged into a new Dark Age of fanaticism, unable to accept modernity. Averroes, Ibn Khaldun and the Enlightenment offer the way out.

In Britain, we are worryingly blind to the dangers of the narrative of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and their allies. Boris Johnson is a Renaissance man who debated the superiority of the Greeks with Mary Beard at night while he was mayor of London by day. To take on this debate in support of the Enlightenment is to join Macron in defence of civilisation. It is to remind the West again of who we are and confidently invite Muslims to come on board. Time is not on our side.

WRITTEN BY

Ed Husain, author of The House of Islam: A Global History.


Footnotes

[fn1] This is a serious misunderstanding at best: it is definitely not asking how on questions of God and theology in general, but it is not asking how on certain specific expressions in the Quran, which would lead to problems if literally interpreted. The Quran can be rationally understood in many instances, but not in all. F ex in the figurative? Speech 7 in verses where Allah's hands are mentioned.

Had he been sincere he could have simply checked up on Wikipedia which states about bila kaif correctly:

Literally, "without how" but figuratively as "in a manner that suits His majesty and transcendence". It was a way of resolving theological problems in Islam over apparent questioning in āyāt (verses of the Quran) by accepting without questioning.

An example is the apparent contradiction between references to God having human characteristics (such as the "hand of God" or the "face of God") and the concept of God as being transcendental.

What is important here when reading and pondering on the text has nothing to do with giving up on asking questions, but to guard the mind from falling into the trap of rational interpretation (alone), when human ratio or reason is incapable of understanding what is beyond itself.
That would mean to place God under the property of one’s own reason in respect of His own Self - high indeed is God ecalted above that!
SDG337

[fn2] But reason is not at all excluded from the Islamic epistemology, such as the interpretation of the Quran, he is building up a straw man here - very bad article, the author is not the only one doing it.

The Quran commands us to ponder about the verses, to think deeply about the message, as if Muslims had to wait years until Ibn Rushd (Averroes) told them how to think!

Religious literalism was only one way to interpret the Quran, and never the mainstream interpretation - in pre-modern times as well as today. This article proves to be such a narrow way of describing the 1400 years long hermeneutics of Islam, ignoring most of the Islamic tradition over the centuries, which renders this article rather useless.

[fn3] Today’s Islamic world is NOT mired by the legacy of Al-Ghazali, instead it has a dilemma with the rejection of Al-Ghazali's thought, who in any case was one of the mujaddid (revivers) of Islam.

[fn4] Re: ”A defence of what he called the ‘Islam of the Enlightenment’” So now we are told to believe in the benevolent intentions of Mr. Macron and his ’laïcistic’ clique in their endeavour is only to ’improve Islam’ and to shed some light into it (’Enlightenment’).

First of all Islam already has its light, and this is the light of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)

Secondly, it is the prerogative of the Muslim community and their scholars to interpret Islam for their situation in postmodern society, no-one else.

Thirdly, Enlightenment ideas did not hinder France only a few years after the French revolution to wage wars all over Europe - into Russia, or against Egypt. Then France went further to colonise North-Africa, incl. Algeria, where over 1 millions Muslims, Algerians were killed in their struggle for freedom and independence: Not much égality, liberté, fraternité there!

[fn5] Re: ”The intellectual threat to Enlightenment Islam” - What Ed Husain and many other non-Muslims don't like to accept is that Islam does not have a subsection called ’Enlightenment Islam.’ It's either Islam - living according to Allah's guidance and following the practice of His Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), or it is something made-up, moulded according to the nihilism and confusion of the present day.

Our concept of intellect is far more comprehensive than what is usually understood: far more than mental exercises or rational conclusions, cut-off from the Divine. (See fn6)

[fn6]
Regarding our ( Living Islam - Islamic Tradition ) stance against extremism and terror see:
- This is Not the Path to Paradise! Response to Daesh (not: ”IS/ ISIS”) by Sh A b Bayyah
- Saving Islam from the Deceit and Depravity of the Islamic State, Sh M Al-Yaqoubi
- Links Extremism
- What Is the Islamic Intellectual Tradition?

[fn7] Adapted from Sh Iyad El-Baghdadi in the Podcast who speaks about colonialism in Africa and ME.
Ep.41 The return of tyrants and foiled dreams with Iyad El-Baghdadi — The Thinking Muslim

[fn8] This is also the case in other countries, Austria nov 2020.

[fn9] ”The protesters focus on Macron as the source of their problems. Along with his early reforms to loosen labor laws and slash France's famous wealth tax, the fuel tax reinforces protesters' image of him as a president of the rich.” Who Are France's Yellow Vest Protesters, And What Do They Want? : NPR

[fn10] ”This manufactured conflict is dependent upon a curious, neoconservative redefinition of laïcité and a libertarian fetishisation of absolutist free speech.” Simon Dawes, 2 November 2020
The Islamophobic witch-hunt of Islamo-leftists in France | openDemocracy

[fn11] Russia, India and China are guided by their own brand of nationalistic, materialistic value system, so they are hardly better examples. China's collective punishment and reprogramming policies against the whole Uyghur Muslim population (and other) is a bad stain on humanity!

[fn12] Regarding the French conception of secularism - laïcité:
”While the Observatoire de la Laïcité has sought to calm tensions in recent years by explaining that laïcité means simply that the state should be neutral and that the public should be free to practise whatever religion they want, figures from the (so-called) intellectual (so-called) left, such as the Printemps Républicain and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, have sought to push an alternative conception of laïcité whereby it is the public that is expected to be neutral (so, no more veils, no getting offended, no being too Muslim).”
The Islamophobic witch-hunt of Islamo-leftists in France | openDemocracy

[f13] ”The government ministers who are so adamant about the need to celebrate the content of Charlie Hebdo as an exemplar of free speech have no problem in filing complaints for defamation against Mediapart, an independent online newspaper, for user-generated blog content they’ve hosted criticising police violence.”
The Islamophobic witch-hunt of Islamo-leftists in France | openDemocracy

[fn14] Another view on Imam Al-Ghazali.(6min)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - About Al Ghazali thought


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