One of the most virulent forms of anti-Muslim hate speech is one which presents Muslims as inherently violent or equate all Muslims to terrorists. It is aimed at instilling fear of all Muslims living in our midst, and thereby, create an atmosphere where we strip them of their right to a life without discrimination and dignity.
The anti-Muslim hate video “WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT (islam)” falls into this category. It cobbles together images of terrorist attacks from around the world, including scenes of 9/11 and the London bombings, to equate Islam to terrorism. It brings up the Crusades to presents Muslims to be at war with the world. It glorifies protests against Islam in Australia, and the images are pieced together to the 1984 hit song “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. The video is meant to convey the message that Australia is in a state of siege against Islam and Muslims. It then glorifies the Cronulla riots as a legitimate defence.
The video has been posted by the Church of Australiana, which is not a religious organisation. It is a group of people who have gotten together to protect Judeo-Christian values. The video was posted on November 23, 2014, and has been viewed 613 times since.
Please report this video for hate speech and for its glorification of violence against ordinary Muslim Australians. Such speech has no place in Multicultural Australia.
Below we share the video, and then three images that illustrate the violence and hateful nature of his video.
Example 1: Presenting terrorist attacks as representative of all Muslims
Example 2: Presenting Muslims to be at war with Christians
Example 3: Glorifying the Cronulla Riots
Please report this video and the comments to YouTube. For detailed instructions on how to report a YouTube video and/or comment, go here.
Also report this video to OHPI’s independent online hate reporting system FightAgainstHate.com under the category of Anti-Muslim Hate (and subcategory “Presenting Muslims as terrorists / a threat”). It will help us monitor how many times the video was reported by users before the company removed it.
You can sign into FightAgainstHate.com directly using your Facebook login. Alternatively, you can register using an email account. Instructions on how to register are here, and how to report items to the system are here.
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