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20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

Postby Grigoris » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:06 am

In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This massive event that would have undoubtedly helped to ease tensions in the West was almost entirely ignored by corporate media.

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... As the Free Thought Project’s Jay Syrmopolous points out, if there is one thing that Islamic fundamentalists and Islamophobic fascists agree on, it’s that there should be no “gray zone;” only black and white.

The gray zone is the zone of peaceful coexistence. Eliminating the gray zone – and rendering a world as black & white as the flag of the Islamic state is the ultimate goal of fundamentalists on all sides.

In fact, a recent ISIS publication, titled Extinction of the Grayzone made clear that the strategy has been at play for the past 14 years.

“The grayzone is critically endangered, rather on the brink of extinction. It’s endangerment began with the blessed operation of September 11th, as these operations manifested two camps before the world for mankind to choose between, a camp of Islam… and a camp of kufr – the crusader coalition.”...
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Re: 20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

Postby crazy-man » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:54 pm

Million Muslim March
Reports that millions of Muslims protested against ISIS and that the news media ignored the event are misleading.
http://www.snopes.com/millions-of-musli ... mic-state/

On 22 November 2016, the American Herald Tribune web site published an article (which was uncritically aggregated by other sites such as MintPress News under the misleading headline “Media Blackout as Millions of Muslims March Against ISIS in Iraq”). In reality, millions of Muslims did not march against the Islamic State, nor did a “media blackout” result in news agencies ignoring such an event.
Although the original article was published under a misleading clickbait title, it was at least based on a real event: millions of Shia Muslims did embark on a pilgrimage in November 2016 to visit the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq. This pilgrimate is an annual undertaking for Arbaeen, which marks the end of forty days of mourning of the martyrdom of Hussein:
Millions of Shia Muslims have taken part in one of the biggest marches in the world, as they travel through Iraq in celebration of a famous Muslim martyr.
The marchers made their way to the city of Karbala, 62 miles south west of Baghdad, on Sunday and Monday for the holy day of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD.
Large crowds visit the shrines of Imam Hussein and his half-brother Abbas in Karbala, where they were killed in a revolt against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed in the 7th century AD when they refused to pledge allegiance to Yazeed’s Umayyad caliphate.
The pilgrimage was reported (as it is every year) by multiple mainstream news outlets. While it is a religious event and not specifically a political one, some news outlets reported that the annual pilgrimage has taken on a defiant tone as attacks from the Islamic State have plagued the area:
Large-scale security operations, involving 24,000 soldiers and police, were put in place during this year’s march due to fears Isis forces in and around its last major stronghold of Mosul may seek to strike Baghdad or Karbala during Arbaeen.
Karbala, around 50 miles, south west of Baghdad, faces the desert of Anbar, a vast province that was until recently an Isis bastion and where jihadists still carry out frequent attacks.
Last week, a suicide bomber killed six people near Karbala in an attack claimed by the so-called Islamic State.
The pilgrimage has taken on additional meaning in response to this threat, becomimg a protest in recent years against Isis terrorists.
Millions of Muslims did embark on a religious pilgrimage for Arbaeen in November 2016, but that phenomenon is an annual event which is duly covered by the news media every year, not an unprecedented gathering involving huge crowds of protesters whom reporters all over the world collectively decided to ignore.

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Postby Grigoris » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:51 pm

It is the FACT that the pilgrimage now involves an anti-ISIS political message TOO, is what is being overlooked by the mainstream media (and it's apologists).
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Postby Mantrik » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:19 pm

Grigoris wrote:It is the FACT that the pilgrimage now involves an anti-ISIS political message TOO, is what is being overlooked by the mainstream media (and it's apologists).


When I used to freelance I was proud that I could write in almost any style. Every newspaper and broadcaster has a house style and news values and right now.... boy it would be useful to see all the internal guidance being given to journalists and editorial staff which leads them to ignore an event like this.
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Postby Johnny Dangerous » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:34 pm

Most journalism treats Muslims as a monolithic group, even though it's absurd to do so.
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Postby smcj » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:12 am

Grigoris wrote:It is the FACT that the pilgrimage now involves an anti-ISIS political message TOO, is what is being overlooked by the mainstream media (and it's apologists).

Umm...since the pilgrims are Shia, and since ISIS is Sunni, how is that even news? Of course Shias condemn Sunni milaterism. ISIS is their sworn enemy. Now if 20 million Sunnis marched against ISIS, that would be news!
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Postby Jyotish » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:56 am

smcj wrote:
Grigoris wrote:It is the FACT that the pilgrimage now involves an anti-ISIS political message TOO, is what is being overlooked by the mainstream media (and it's apologists).

Umm...since the pilgrims are Shia, and since ISIS is Sunni, how is that even news? Of course Shias condemn Sunni milaterism. ISIS is their sworn enemy. Now if 20 million Sunnis marched against ISIS, that would be news!


Besides the controversy of the truth of the news itself, agree with smcj's point. Some real poll looks necessary to prove points about this issue.

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Postby treehuggingoctopus » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:00 am

smcj wrote:
Grigoris wrote:It is the FACT that the pilgrimage now involves an anti-ISIS political message TOO, is what is being overlooked by the mainstream media (and it's apologists).

Umm...since the pilgrims are Shia, and since ISIS is Sunni, how is that even news? Of course Shias condemn Sunni milaterism. ISIS is their sworn enemy. Now if 20 million Sunnis marched against ISIS, that would be news!


Tragically, in the popular fear-ridden consciousness a Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim -- and, of course, any Muslim is an islamist as well -- and, goes without saying, every islamist is a terrorist. The fact that the mainstream media ignore such news is either crass stupidity, because their failure to speak only empowers already very powerful harmful stereotypes, or a crass politically motivated move.

Talking about such events and pointing out what they really are at the very least sheds a little bit of light into the darkness of the mainstream media.
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Postby Mantrik » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:44 am

A worrying new development. A terrorist attack on Muslims in Finsbury, London,as they were leaving the mosque. Man in a white van mowed them down - 1 dead and 10 injured. The man is apaprently white and aged 48. It is rumoured that there was at least 1 other person who ran away from the van.
Reportedly the man shouted that he wanted to kill 'all Muslims' so my guess, and guess it is, is that this is a right wing backlash after the recent attacks by IS.
''The community centre at the centre of the attack, Muslim Welfare House, is a short distance from Finsbury Park mosque, which was once a breeding ground for terrorists led by the hate preacher Abu Hamza. It was closed in 2003, after weapons were found in a police raid, and re-opened two years later under new management.'' (The Times)
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Postby treehuggingoctopus » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:47 am

Exactly what the Daesh want...
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Postby Mantrik » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:01 am

treehuggingoctopus wrote:Exactly what the Daesh want...


Already, the local Muslims interviewed are saying they feel victimised etc. The hard-line people who are still there from the old Mosque days will be exploiting that fear and creating hate, and so the cycle continues.
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Re: 20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

Postby Grigoris » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:37 pm

treehuggingoctopus wrote:Tragically, in the popular fear-ridden consciousness a Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim -- and, of course, any Muslim is an islamist as well -- and, goes without saying, every islamist is a terrorist.
^^^This^^^
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