Islamophobic Tactic # 7:
Muhammad ‘Abd Al-Haqq
If you have heard of the likes of Tarek Fatah, Tawfiq Hamid, and Asra Nomani, you are well aware of who the term “Neocon Muslim Traitors” refers too. Here we have the turncoat par excellence, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, speaking to his favorite news station Faux(Fox) News in his ongoing efforts to prop up and justify the Islamophobic fear-mongering narrative.
With the TSA stepping up security measures and screenings after “evidence” ,that we are not privy to, shows that terrorists are using surgically implanted bombs to attack America, the country is on a subdued alert with the manufacture and advent of this new scare .
Here we have the classic tactic, similar to the co-optation of the fake ex-Muslim turned vitriolic anti-Muslim crusader/activist, using Muslims as experts to validate the Islamophobic narrative. Please listen to this video carefully as Jasser identifies extremists individuals and groups and seems to be unaware that what he believes is “radical Islam” the Islamophobes whom he shares a platform of hate with view this as a description of “normative Islam”. This is the intent of the sensationalistic, fear-mongering narrative designed to make American citizens abdicate, out of fear, their civil rights in the interest of “national security”. Jasser also fails to realize that he is enabling non-Muslim Islamophobes to cast suspicion on all Muslims in the eyes of the American public and even well-meaning non-Muslims who are on the fence may also find justification for any latent uneasiness they may feel towards Muslims.
Jasser here is “speaking out” on these undetectable, surgically implanted bombs and the doctors who are implanting them, many of whom were supposedly trained in the United States. Accoridng to him , “Remember, they are trained and grow up in an ideology of Islamic supremacism long before they get their vocation of medicine, before they become so-called healers.”
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is thePresident of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy who has served many a times as the Muslim spokesman for the Right-Wing, Neocon, and Republican Anti-Muslim Movement whether he realizes it or accepts it or not.
Robert Spencer, the proverbial Islamophobe, except he makes an effort to put a scholarly veneer over his hatred, has already weighed in on this issue more than four years ago. This is merely the updated version of the fear-mongering claim of “doctors of death”. It is the counter to the idea that one of terrorism’s major causes is the desperation that comes with poverty, marginalization, and disenfranchisement. Terrorism is being presented as a normative, Islamic practice, buttressed by intelligent men, doctors no less, who plan sophisticated attacks to be carried out against Western targets.