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Islamophobia: Real Enemy Or Western Fiction?

Islamophobia: Real Enemy Or Western Fiction?

 

The leading western mass media - The Guardian, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Forbes – revealed the shocking results of the report by Triangle Centre on Terrorism and Homeland Security, which specializes in studying terrorism and national security.
 
According to the report, it turns out that Islamists present little threat to the US national security. In 2011 only 20 US Muslims were accused of terrorism. Out of 14 000 murders committed in the USA in 2011, none was committed by a terrorism suspect. The bottom line is that the US Islamophobic sentiments are groundless. At least this is what numerous journalists and political scientists say.
Meanwhile, Islamophobia has turned into a major concern in the USA. Muslims are more frequently treated as enemies.

 

 

 

 
Islamophobia
 
According to Eugene Olkhovsky, Masterforex-V Academy’s leading expert, the notion was introduced by Etienne Dine in the1920s. it meant a negative attitude towards Islam and the Muslim culture.
 
In the 1990s this notion became widely used in and Europe. It was used to describe the negative attitude towards a wave of migration from Muslim countries and the immigrants’ reluctance to assimilate. After the 9/11 attack, the notion instantly migrated overseas, thus acquiring more general meaning: since then Islamophobia has been associated with terrorism and national security.
 
The situation in the USA is far more complicated and controversial than in Europe. There are many differences:
Positive:
1.        The USA was created by emigrants. That is why American citizens cannot condemn other emigrants who want to become Americans, whatever religion they practice.
2.       Dissidents (i.e. representatives of persecuted religious confessions) took shelter in the USA and contributed much to the country’s development.
3.       Territorial, ethnic and religious communities play a huge role in the USA, like in other federative states.
4.       Historically, Americans have other negative stereotypes concerning other nations, ethnic unities and races. Moreover, the Muslim community in the USA is relatively scanty in comparison with Europe.
Negative:
1.       The USA’s melting pot, unlike Europe’s multiculturalism, is aimed at creating a single American nation with similar language, culture, values and history.
2.       The US emigration laws are tough. It is much easier to deport a “persona non-grata” from the country.
3.       The Protestant Church is very strong in the US. It is not so peaceful and tolerant towards other religions (It is not accidental that American Protestant pastors burn the Koran in public).
4.       US citizens are very sensitive about their own and national security.
 
Europe is considered the cradle and stronghold of Christianity. In the past Europe had many confrontations with Muslim countries. It is sufficient to mention the Reconquista and numerous crusades.
Xenophobia was a common attribute of the Old World. It was indirectly supported by Catholic Church and a number of European philosophers. Eventually it gave birth to Nazism, which (as we know) resulted in the world’s most terrible and devastating war of all times – World War II. Europeans have never looked tolerant towards Muslim emigrants. The situation changed after WWII, when Europe was devastated and lacked labor power. Therefore, they had to encourage emigration.
In the 1960s European colonies received independence. Their population got the privileged right to receive residence permits in Europe. It was done in order to preserve the economic and political ties. As a result, thousands of Algerians and Tunisians came to France, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis came to the UK, Somalis and Libyans migrated to Italy, Moroccan started migrating to Spain . The family reunion law allowed any European citizen who was born by emigrants to invite all his relatives for permanent residence.
And finally, Europe is much closer to the Muslim World than the USA.
 
Today there are over 15 million Muslims living in the EU: The Netherlands – 10%, France – 6-7%, Germany and Switzerland – 5%, Great Britain – 3%. However, if to consider the age factor, for example, in Germany Muslim children account for 22% of Germany’s population under 15 years. It means that almost each 4th child in German schools is a Muslim.
It should be noted that Europeans blame Muslim emigrants for sponging and neglecting local traditions and culture. Emigrants and their offsprings seem to face discrimination when trying to apply for a job or to continue their education. For example, the rate of unemployment among UK emigrants is 20% (vs 6% around the UK). It is 21% in Germany (vs 8%) and 22% in France (vs 13%). Over 75% of German Muslims do not continue education after finishing school.
 
Islamophobia: Cui Prodest?
 
1.       Political elite. They want to distract people for burning problems (poor economic performance, inflation, unemployment etc).
2.       National parties and movements. They get an opportunity to use Islamophobia to consolidate their position in the political arena.
3.       External powers. It is beneficial for the USA to encourage Islamophobia throughout the world – in Europe, China, Russia and other powers – because in this case they will support (or at least won’t oppose) its military campaigns in the Middle East. For China, it is about the Uigurian separatists. For Russia, it is about the Northern Caucasus. And finally, it is vital for Israel as. Jews have always confronted the Muslim World. Now the USA and Europe are its major allies in the Middle East.
 
 
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Macron Will Shift the Balance of Powers in the Normandy Format in Favor of Ukraine

For those of you who don’t know, the so-called Normandy format was created to resolve the difficult situation in the East of Ukraine. France is one of the participants. As you know, Emmanuel Macron has recently won the presidential election in France. This means that he is going to become the successor to Francois Hollande as President of France, participating in the Normandy format as the French representative.

 

 
Publication date: 17 May 08:48 AM

Stratfor Gave Prediction for the next 3 Months

The other day, Stratfor released another quarterly prediction for the global geopolitical situation.
 

 

According to the report, the USA will try to settle the nuclear dispute with North Korea. Europe will be waiting for the results of the presidential election in France. Russia will dive even deeper into the local problems. The OPEC will extend the Vienna Accord aimed at cutting oil production.
 
Publication date: 10 May 10:26 AM

The Price of Defeating North Korea May Be Too High

These days, more and more experts start talking about a possible war against North Korea. However, they also say that the price of defeating North Korea may be too high for the USA and its allies.

 

 
For now, North Korea seems to have made considerable progress in creating nuclear arms, which is something that worries the entire world, especially as North Korea keeps on making harsh statements and threatening the USA, South Korea and Japan. The recent test launch of ballistic missiles in North Korea are now treated as wake-up call and real threat. Theoretically, there is a threat that North Korea may hit American military facilities located in Japan and South Korea. As the US Navy is moving closer to the Korean peninsula, international observers are talking about the possibility of another armed conflict between North and South Korea, even though both of them are still at war with each other.
Publication date: 26 April 01:16 PM

Sixteen Structural Reforms Is the Cost of the Next IMF Tranche to Ukraine

Anders Aslund, a Swedish economist and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, commented on the current and future cooperation between the IMF and Ukraine. He claims that Kiev will have to implement at least 16 structural reforms in order to get another tranche from the International Monetary Fund. He also explained why the IMF is still cooperating with Ukraine.

Publication date: 26 April 11:01 AM

Putin Underestimated Ukrainians When Invading Ukraine, Atlantic Council

American private institution Atlantic Council assumes that Vladimir Putin underestimated the Ukrainians when invading Ukraine.
 

 

They say that the hybrid war started by Russia in Ukraine has been going on for the 4th year. There were times when nobody believed that Ukraine would hold on even for 4 weeks. The thing is, the Crimea was annexed without any fight, which made international experts believe that Ukraine was weak and completely dependent on Russia. This stand point used to be popular in Moscow as well. Some Russian politicians expected a complete victory in a couple of months, but back than Ukraine was vulnerable after the revolution, which lead to the end of Yanukovich’s regime, while the temporary government was lacking legitimacy to seriously resist Russia. Back then, Russia got a chance to occupy the rest of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin seemed to be encouraged by the success in the Crimea.
Publication date: 26 April 08:37 AM

Experts on Statements Made by Russian Officials about Russian Economic Recovery

International experts have commented on the recent statements made by several Russian officials about some economic recovery in Russia. They say that the weak economic growth isn’t backed by higher standards of living in the Russian Federation.

Publication date: 23 April 02:05 AM

USA Today Names the Reasons Why the USA Is Concerned about the Situation in Ukraine

USA Today has named the reasons why the United states should be concerned about the armed conflict in the East of Ukraine.

 

Previously, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked his European colleagues why American taxpayers should be concerned about the situation in Ukraine. The answer came from his French colleague, who said that the United States should be interested in a strong Europe. On top of that, there are some other reasons why the USA shouldn’t stop thinking about Ukraine.

Publication date: 21 April 12:00 PM

Trump's Plan on Syria: Russia to Stay in Syria, Asad Has to Leave

At this point, several media sources, including Associated Press, report they know the details of the offer brought by Rex Tillerson to Moscow during his official visit. Now, everyone seems to be wondering what exactly Rex Tillerson and Sergey Lavrov discussed during their meeting in Moscow.
 

 

First of all, the sources claim that the USA is ready to unite forces with Russia to destroy the ISIS once and for all. Secondly, Bashar Asad has to quit anyway. He will be even allowed to go to Russia or Iran to avoid prosecution. Thirdly, a temporary government need to be established in Syria to back stabilization and holding a democratic election in Syria. Russia can stay in Syria to back security but they shouldn’t interfere with the local politics.
Publication date: 18 April 11:34 PM

Today's Russia-US Relations Are Worse Than During Obama’s Administration

At this point, the bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington are even worse than they used to be during Obama’s administration. This is what President Putin thinks on the matter.

 

 
Even though the Russian president thinks so, he hasn’t commented on the details of this degradation in the bilateral relations between the 2 superpowers. He assumes that the level of trust between the United States and the Russian Federation has dropped, especially on the military level.
 
Publication date: 18 April 11:05 PM

Will North Korea Become Another Syria for the USA?

The latest events in Syria made many international observers change their mind regarding President Trump. The current conditions also show that getting rid of North-Korean leader Kim Jong Un may also become a major goal for President Trump.

 

 
The news that U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson suddenly reversed and moved to the Western part of the Pacific Ocean in the direction of the Korean Peninsula attracted the interest of the international community. Given the 59 missiles launched to hit a Syrian airbase a couple of weeks ago, this maneuver of the aircraft carrier does raise a lot of concerns.
Publication date: 18 April 03:29 AM