#Charleston Shooting Reignites Debate About Confederate Flag

#AceNewsReport#CHARLESTON June.19: On Thursday, hours after a white gunman killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, S.C., a Confederate flag continued to fly over the grounds of the state’s Capitol. 

The Supreme Court ruled the same day that Texas did not violate the First Amendment by refusing to allow the flag on its license plates. […]

https://thesecularjurist.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/charleston-shooting-reignites-debate-about-confederate-flag/

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ISLAM’S LATEST TRIAL: ‘ CHARLIE HEBDO FROM THE MUSLIM/NON-MUSLIM PERSPECTIVE ‘

AceNewsServices – Featured Post:FRANCE:Jan.08: As anyone who knows me well and reads my news regularly, l always like to give both sides to every story. In this case l have been asked by the writer would l feature this post, l have agreed and here it is:   

Hello fellow humans, Muslims and Non Muslims, once again we stand divided and divisive on world matters.

What happened yesterday in France is just so terrible, I seriously have no right words to express my horror, my sadness at this nightmare that left twelve people dead in the Charlie Hebdo attack, as a journalist I am greatly grieved and angered for the death of eight fellow journalists, followed by two police officers, a maintenance worker and a visitor.

In recent years, space for journalists seems to be shrinking for varied reasons and these attacks are a tip of the iceberg of what will follow. Now coming to the point, as I watched international news of the event unfold with headlines and bold boxes with Ces musulmans, questi pazzi terroristi musulmani, those terrorist Muslims etc and etc, I was again back into my numb state.

At work with some western colleagues I passed through repetitive cycle of apology  that was demanded for this latest act done by us Muslims. As a Muslim, I understood that in 21 century we will need to apologize all the time, because Islam and Muslims ARE always on trial.

Such people would not believe the emotions that run in our hearts every-time a terrorist attacks happens anywhere in the world by alleged Islamist militant groups. Despite showing solidarity and expressing my condolences, most spent the day was spent being recipient of countless emails, demanding this, that when all in all they probably wanted my blood. Sighs, another regular day in the life of a Pakistani Muslim…

Some hours later my computer screen got lambasted with the image, news of a twitter hashtag that kinda made me think, am having a bad dream and going to wake up any moment. While its sad to see that in name of freedom of expression such things are actually thriving on social media like Twitter with its trending hashtag #KillAllMuslims.

Now just to make it clear,this is not a defense of Islam, nor is this a defense of 1.6 Millions of normal regular going Muslims that are under fire for the actions of a minority group. But what strikes most is that all sort of expressions that are full of hatred, toxicity and negativity against Muslims and Islam are allowed to thrive. Since going viral, the hashtag is trending very interesting reactions and I will share some of them here.

French media silence is telling

The maddening crowd.

12

White Supremacy anyone?

True Western Patriots, Indeed.

Terminate Muslims, Pls Save Western Civilizations

Ok we get it

Since 2013, the hastag was circulating at a low-level, but it’s getting boosted by the attacks and also thanks to a Twitter user based in the US that had posted provocative material related to Islam.

As France, struggles to cope with the aftermath of nightmarish Charlie Hedbo attack, that global community is criticizing the negative sentiments of the offensively provocative hashtag #KillAllMuslims

Source: 

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TEXAS: ‘ RISE & RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY JIHADIST GANG ARYAN BROTHERHOOD ‘

#AceNewsServices – TEXAS:Dec.19 – Ten Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang members and associates were sentenced to prison this week for their roles in the violent ABT enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas.

'Aryan Brotherhood of Texas', one of the most infamous gangs -Screenshot from 2014-12-19 18:36:19 '

‘Aryan Brotherhood of Texas’, one of the most infamous gangs -Screenshot from 2014-12-19 18:36:19 ‘

According to information presented in court, the 10 defendants were admitted members and associates of the ABT, a powerful race-based organization that operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States. 

Along with other ABT gang members and associates, they agreed to commit multiple acts of murder, robbery, arson, kidnapping and narcotics trafficking on behalf of the ABT gang. 

ABT gang members met on a regular basis at various locations throughout Texas to report on gang-related business, collect dues, commit disciplinary assaults against fellow gang members and discuss acts of violence against rival gang members, among other things.

An anonymous writer provided a story on the Daily Beast back in 2013 about the rise of and threat of ABT  in an extract provided below:  

Four people have been killed since the beginning of the year in a series of shootings that appear to be connected to the homegrown jihadists of the Aryan Brotherhood. Mike McLelland, the district attorney of Texas’s Kaufman County, and his wife, Cynthia Woodward, became the latest victims this past weekend. Before that, McLelland’s former colleague Mark Hasse was shot in January. Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements was gunned down in mid-March. 

The ABT was established in the early 1980’s within the Texas prison system.  The gang modelled itself after and adopted many of the precepts and writings of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that was formed in the California prison system during the 1960’s. 

Previously, the ABT was primarily concerned with the protection of white inmates and white supremacy/separatism, but over time, the ABT has expanded its criminal enterprise to include illegal activities for profit, according to court records.

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