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9/11 attacks paved way for rise of Islamophobia: Analyst


The September 11, 2001 attacks in the US were carried out by Zionists and neocons as an attempt to pave the way for the kind of hate crimes that we see against Muslims across the West today, says a political commentator in London.

Shabbir Rahmatullah Hassanally made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday, while discussing a horrific hate crime against a British Muslim woman that took place earlier this week.

The 27-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and knocked down by two white males in a busy high street on Wednesday, police said on Friday.

The woman had just finished a driving lesson in Old Church Road in Chingford and was on her way to a hair salon when the two men attacked her.

The Muslim woman was dragged along the pavement by her hijab for several meters by the attackers, witnesses said.

The woman was treated by paramedics at the restaurant and was later taken to hospital for back injuries.

“The issue of Islamophobia in England and the Europe—and the West as a whole—is something which is a manufactured phenomenon,” said Hassanally. “It is designed to keep the people in Europe and the West preoccupied with a perceived enemy, i.e. the Muslims.”

He noted that the anti-Islamic trend saw a sharp spike after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.

“Ultimately what this is, is for creating a bipolar environment in the Western world where anyone who questions the official narratives of 9/11 or other atrocities committed by the neocons and the Zionists is immediately branded who is supporting the terrorists,” Hassanally added.

According to the analyst, terms like Shariah and caliphate were the “buzzwords” that PR companies behind this Islamophobia campaign are using to promote their agenda and foment hatred against Muslims.

Hate crime rates in the UK– England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — have surged by 500 percent following the June vote by 52 percent of Britons to leave the European Union (EU), data by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) shows.

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