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“If you need me to prove my humanity, I’m not the one who’s not human.”

— Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

I realize I’m very late in doing a pedagogy thread for you. I will fix that soon (hopefully tonight), because the poem posted above?

That was where I started my class’ lecture - on Shamima Begum.
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1/ 25/09/18 your Twitter front page was captured and saved on The Internet Archive… This capture shows that on the 10th and 14th September you retweeted posts from account @scorpiodog72
2/ @NA_TVDNY this capture shows you Liking a tweet by @scorpiodog72 that you were tagged in.
3/ Both of your unique URLs are linked by Retweets and Likes from each of your accounts. It is not possible for anyone other than the account users to leave such a unique digital footprint.
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Last night, why did Nadine Dorries spread a nonsense story from 2008 by an Anne-Marie Waters supporter, who considers Tommy Robinson to be a "truth teller" (before deleting)...

It is worth noting it was about Muslims (1/?)
ICYMI: When Sadiq Khan talked about hate crime, Nadine Dorries had the audacity to ask him about grooming gangs. Now, what makes Sadiq Khan have any responsibility for grooming gangs?

Playing to far right tropes about Muslims is #Islamophobia (2/?)

ICYMI: Nadine Dorries was disappointed that Boris' de-humanising comments about Muslim women who wear the burqa being "bank robbers" and "letterboxes" , "didn't go further"
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9/11 is a tough mixed bag but ultimately it’s all hard.

A reminder that we are complex beings and although trauma makes it more difficult, we can hold multiple competing thoughts at once. /1
I continually feel a lot of complicated thoughts about the traumatic event that terrorized entire people’s and lost us so many brave emergency responders. I abhor the violence & bigotry bred from that trauma that continues to be pervasive. /2
I have complicated feelings of deep gratitude that a teacher rushed our history class in front of a TV to watch the 2nd plane hit in real time. I think abt how seeing that terrorism in that moment differed from my countless hours analyzing terrorist acts in the military /3
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Some stats on the coverage of #LabourAntisemitism in UK national newspapers:

• In seven years from 2009-2015, there were just 212 articles with the words #Labour and #Antisemitism appearing in the same sentence
• In the three years since there have been 2,053

• In those same three years, there have been a total of 3,740 articles containing the word #Antisemitism
• So 55% of all articles mentioning #Antisemitism have mentioned #LabourParty in the same sentence (since 2016)
• 2009-2015 it was less than 7%

On the flip side:

• 2009-2015 there were just 41 articles with the words #Conservative and #Islamophobia appearing in the same sentence
• In the three years since this has risen, but only to 92

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1. Following the latest horror headline, I think it’s important to say / reiterate that being Jewish and the daughter / granddaughter of refugees makes me doubly, or maybe triply or quadruply, terrified of the proliferation and normalisation of #Islamophobia
2. That’s not to say that I’m not also very scared of the rise in anti Semitism - that would be impossible given what’s happening in say Hungary, Austria and Poland, and the acceptance of eg Soros conspiracy tropes here.
3. But the reach and respectability of #Islamophobia is really on another level. The lazy dismissals of its very existence because ‘Muslims aren’t into a race’ reach right into parts of the supposedly progressive left, although obviously spearheaded by the right.
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Thread on my (limited) understanding of the Darul Qaza (DQ) or the so-called #ShariaCourt & why all the brouhaha is misplaced (as usual!).
Warning : Kindly take off your #Islamophobia tinted glasses before proceeding any further & if you can't, then don't waste your time!
1. Darul Qazas are essentially a forum for ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) ie resolution of civil disputes outside the formal legal system. Arbitration/conciliation/mediation/lok adalats are all forms of ADR.
2. All forms of ADR are widely encouraged by our judiciary & govts, being simpler, faster & cheaper, besides reducing the burden of Courts.

3. DQs are meant to deal ONLY with civil disputes (NOT criminal) ie mostly marital/property/inheritance disputes b/w muslim parties.
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Subject? HATE.
I apologise for nothing. Life was what it was.
1) When a pup in NI, I was quite partial to practising my kissing skills, finding motivation like nothing else before.
Unfortunately, I'd not be one to let 'religion' be a barrier, in my pursuit of glory.
2) This was a problem, back in the dark days.
When you came from an 'estate', known for being a 'stronghold' of one 'side' or other, it was frowned upon & tended to lead to violence of some sort.
God was irrelevant.
3) I remember walking a young lady home, one Saturday night, as one did.
I'm guessing anywhere between 16-18yo, so 1986-88.
I'd got into pubs from 13yo, as most local bouncers were 'locals'.
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Our #ThursdayThoughts on #Islamophobia are about #Dawah. Read our thread & check our NEW factsheet on Dawah here:…
Dawah is an Arabic term w/ a range of meanings generally understood to signify an invitation (definitions here:
#Dawah activities include acts of charity and proselytization
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Today's #WednesdayWisdom: READ our thread on #Jihad based on our new factsheet. Read all Bridge's factsheets here:…
Jihad is an Arabic word meaning "struggle" or "thrive" often used to describe personal, spiritual efforts to follow God
The majority of Muslims agree that the concept details activities describing inner spiritual struggle to be better for the sake of God
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