The JFK story has gotten the blog world a chattin’ The talk about town for at least one of the JFK plot suspects is that he was singled out because he was a Muslim. Singling him out due to being a Muslim and that alone.This is seen as an example of Islamophobia.
I disagree. I will not deny Islamophobia anymore than I’d deny Islamofacism and I hope to illustrate that here.
As for the JFK plotters:
“One of the four men charged with conspiring to blow up New York City’s Kennedy International Airport was once a business partner of the head of a Muslim group that launched a bloody 1990 coup attempt in Trinidad, Guyana’s police chief said Sunday. ” from
Greene told The Miami Herald that Kadir, a former opposition member of Guyana’s Parliament, was in an export business with Yasin Abu Bakr, leader of Trinidad’s Jamaat al Muslimeen, or JAM, the radical Muslim group whose 1990 coup attempt left 24 dead. from
One of the suspects, Russell Defreitas, a U.S. citizen native to Guyana and former JFK employee, said the airport was a symbol that would put “the whole country in mourning.” from
The last one is the one who was singled out. There is controversy all round. The truth be told the Guyanese and Trinidad suspects are denying involvement as are their family members. The other aspect of this story is how quick the unlikely success of the plot was exclaimed from the rooftops of the 4th Estate. (perhaps a different post)Bottomline this was an international investigation looking at some folks that have some issues.
I’m not buying Islamophobia on this. This incident as well as the Ft. Dix incident are examples of seeing smoke and finding fire albeit smolders. I could also add the “Flying Imams” vs “John Doe” saga. That is just one freaky deal. I’ll accept it sucks to have a tan and a beard in America now.I ask you though do you have to poke the hive ?
Unfortunately post 9/11 USA,post 3/11 Spain and post 7/7 London the world is a place that caution and concern need to be omnipresent. Islamophobia II will show another side.