Orlando Massacre: Hate, Extremism and Gun Proliferation


Rainbow-FlagI am infuriated about this atrocious act of hate in ‪#‎Orlando‬ ‪#‎Florida‬ and concerned about retaliation and escalation of violence and hate against both the LGBT and Muslim communities.
Let me be clear, hate and discrimination against the LGBT community is a common practice of bigots of all faiths, it is not foreign to the United States, in fact it is brewed here at home.
When US states and politicians pass laws and regulations that legalize state discrimination against their own citizens and spew hate and self righteousness against the universal right to love, to raise a family and to live in dignity; when all of this is happening at home, and when homophobia continues to be the feeling and the practice of many Americans of all faiths, I urge you all to look at this heinous crime beyond the ‪#‎ISIS‬ lens but also through the lens of the rampant bigotry and homophobia in the United States.
Let’s also not forget that what makes these mass killings possible is the resistance to passing proper gun control laws that make it more difficult for maniacs like Omar Mateen to execute their hate and kill innocent people.
Ironically, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States had to be against an ‪#‎LGBT‬ and a ‪#‎transgender‬ club for people of color, in a republican state, which Governor Rick Scott signed in March a law allowing pastors to religiously object to gay wedding…
And while people like Donald Trump want to reinforce a message of hate to ban all non ‪#‎American‬ ‪#‎muslims‬ from entering the ‪#‎US‬, it’s important to remind Mr. ‪#‎Trump‬ that ‪#‎Mateen‬ is American born, his ‪#‎homophobia‬ was brewed here at home, he practiced his hate for women and his ‪#‎misogyny‬ here at home and the guns he used to kill innocent people were acquired and purchased here at home! So please, spare us your sick wisdom and stupid solutions! CNN Politics CNN International MSNBC Los Angeles Times Hillary Clinton Donald.J.Trump Human Rights Campaign ‪#‎OmarMateen‬ ‪#‎MuslimAmericans‬ Eisenhower Fellowships ‪#‎PrideMonth‬ ‪#‎June2016‬ ‫#‏تفجير_اورلاندو‬

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DAESH vs ISIS and the ignorance of the West


I really don’t understand the debate about the preference of using the acronyms DAESH over ISIS when they both mean the same thing: Islamic State in Iraq and Sham (Syria). ISIS gives no more legitimacy then DAESH does to this barbaric group which flies the colors of a terrorist state in the making. For God’s sake, if you do not wish to call this group a “state”, find them another name, like: “Crazy Bloodthirsty Demons in Iraq and Syria” or “Armed Psychopaths in Iraq and Syria”.

To many diplomats I have heard speaking in the past few days, the invented derogatory meaning of the Arabic acronym DAESH is even more disturbing. According to this article, the term DAESH is close to “Dahes” or “one who sows discord”. Seriously??

First, Dahes or داهس which by the way means in English the person who runs over someone else, or crushes someone else, is not close to the arabic pronunciation of DAESH/ داعش. Any arabic speaker can confirm that.

Second, the continuous justification of the use of the DAESH as a derogatory term simply underlines how the west views the Arabic language as barbaric and violent.

Mr. Cameron and co, the Islamic State in Iraq and Sham calls itself DAESH, therefore by using the term it prefers rather than the English acronym, you have not only called this terrorist state by it’s real name which it’s been marketing on it’s new acquired territory, you are also showing how ignorant and how racist the west is. Get an Arabic translator before you go into ridiculous debates, and if you still have time, try to help these poor people in Iraq and Syria to whom you have exported all your crazy bloodthirsty animals!

Here is the topic of debate in England: defining what to call a terrorist group instead of help finding ways to stop it from spreading its madness!
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jun/29/bbc-to-review-use-of-islamic-state-after-mps-protest-against-term