US police shot dead two people in
The dead men have been named as roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.
The shooting has unleashed an Islamophobic frenzy in the
Fox News said the cop who killed Soofi and Simpson stopped an “unprecedented massacre on American soil”.
The attack on the exhibit has been called an assault on freedom and the right to free speech.
But the exhibition was arranged by the American Freedom Defence Initiative, headed up by known bigot Pamela Geller.
Geller and fellow racist Robert Spencer were cited by fascist murderer Anders Behring Breivik in his “manifesto”. He shot and killed 77 people in
Geller is a rabid Islamophobe. She has advocated banning Islam, demolishing mosques and arranging deportation programmes for Muslims.
The idea of “freedom of speech” is often used to defend the freedom to spread racist hatred.
Geert Wilders of the racist Freedom Party in the
Racists such as Geller and Wilders who refer to the principle of freedom mean their freedom to oppress others.
Geller was also behind adverts which read, “In any war between the civilised man and the savage support the civilised man. Support
Islamophobia in the
This year three young Muslims were shot by their white neighbour in
Shpendim Nadzaku, the imam for the Islamic Association of North Texas, said, “There has definitely been an increase of very open vitriolic language towards Muslims in general.”
Islamophobia is also used to justify further military interventions in the
Soofi and Simpson were undoubtedly enraged at this Islamophobia – but the attack will now be used to justify further clampdowns on Muslims.