About Greens 4 Racial Justice

The failure of police to protect all people cannot be tolerated.  The Green Party is looking for candidates who demand that institutionalized racism be confronted at every level of government, that law enforcement be demilitarized, that police officers be held accountable, that the racist “war on drugs” be ended, and that the sentencing system be reformed to facilitate rehabilitation.social.png

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  • commented 2017-10-19 13:31:39 -0700
    I’m concerned about some seriously wrong information that was imparted a few weeks ago during the webinar about combating Islamophobia. The webinar leader said one should never use the term “Islamist,” and that this is just a “euphemism” employed by people who don’t want to say “Muslim.”

    I was so taken aback by this incredible statement that I didn’t know what to say in the moment and, being conflict-averse and not too good at cutting in, said nothing at the time. But the fact is this statement was seriously miseducational and could jeopardize both our work in combating Islamophobia, and our ability to recruit people from the Muslim community.

    Roughly speaking, “Islamist” is to “Muslim” as, in this country, “Religious Right” is to “Christian.” It’s synonymous with Muslim supremacist, and calling it a euphemism for Muslim is just as wrong-headed as calling Religious Right a euphemism for Christian.

    In fact, many Muslims have been actively engaged in combating Islamism from what they consider an authentically Islamic standpoint, and would probably be quite insulted that a group such as ours is saying their religion is synonymous with it.

    Further, they correctly point out (in this statement, for instance: https://www.prlog.org/12645136-muslims-for-progressive-values-accuses-act-for-america-of-supporting-islamist-agenda.html) that by making this false equation, we are actually aiding and abetting the Islamophobes. Hate groups like Stop Islamization of America advance their agenda by telling people who don’t know better that all Muslims support the Islamist agenda and that this is inherent in the religion. By saying essentially the same thing from the other side, we would be doing the alt-right’s propaganda work for them.
  • commented 2017-10-19 13:30:58 -0700
    I’m concerned about some seriously wrong information that was imparted a few weeks ago during the webinar about combating Islamophobia. The webinar leader said one should never use the term “Islamist,” and that this is just a “euphemism” employed by people who don’t want to say “Muslim.”

    I was so taken aback by this incredible statement that I didn’t know what to say in the moment and, being conflict-averse and not too good at cutting in, said nothing at the time. But the fact is this statement was seriously miseducational and could jeopardize both our work in combating Islamophobia, and our ability to recruit people from the Muslim community.

    Roughly speaking, “Islamist” is to “Muslim” as, in this country, “Religious Right” is to “Christian.” It’s synonymous with Muslim supremacist, and calling it a euphemism for Muslim is just as wrong-headed as calling Religious Right a euphemism for Christian.

    In fact, many Muslims have been actively engaged in combating Islamism from what they consider an authentically Islamic standpoint, and would probably be quite insulted that a group such as ours is saying their religion is synonymous with it.

    Further, they correctly point out (in this statement, for instance: https://www.prlog.org/12645136-muslims-for-progressive-values-accuses-act-for-america-of-supporting-islamist-agenda.html) that by making this false equation, we are actually aiding and abetting the Islamophobes. Hate groups like Stop Islamization of America advance their agenda by telling people who don’t know better that all Muslims support the Islamist agenda and that this is inherent in the religion. By saying essentially the same thing from the other side, we would be doing the alt-right’s propaganda work for them.
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