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US war on Islam is part of its imperial agenda: Journalist

“America has been at war with Islam for many, many years,” American writer Stephen Lendman says.

The United States’ war on Islam is part of its imperial agenda which it is implementing around the world, according to Stephen Lendman, an American writer, political commentator and radio host.

“America has been at war with Islam for many, many years… but since the fall of Communism in 1991, the war on Islam begins to pick with some intensity for one main reason: The only way America can pursue its imperial agenda to get the US public go along with it and its so-called allies from NATO and other countries is to convince people that there is a threat that America needs to address to keep us all safe,” Lendman told Press TV on Thursday.

“The public none the wiser is not realizing that the only threat comes from authorities from Washington and its imperial partners, certainly not the people of other countries or the religions they claim are responsible,” he stated.

“When you attack Muslims, you are attacking Islam. Anybody who knows anything about major religions knows that Islam, and Christianity, and Judaism, come from common roots and the basics of principles of what they believe in,” he noted.

Last week, a Lebanese-American man in the state of Oklahoma was shot and killed by a neighbor who was accused of using violence and shouting anti-Muslim slurs against the man’s family for years.

Police say Khalid Jabara, 37, was killed at his home in Tulsa on Friday by 61-year-old Stanley Majors. Ironically, Jabara was not even a Muslim, but rather a Christian who was originally from Lebanon.

Lendman said, “You never know the way Muslims are vilified in America, and especially not just since 1991 but especially since 9/11, so in the last 15 years with one war waged than another, always it seemed against Muslim countries.”

“You mean Muslims are the only bad guys in the world? While this stuff goes on, and the American people are barraged with this so-called threat of terrorism in America – and I see it pointed at Muslims as the bad guys -- the ones who are doing this,” he stated.  

“All of this is rubbish, big lies, propaganda, but you keep repeating this stuff often enough and people believe in it and it ends up with the incidences like a… man who threatened no body being killed for no reason at all,” he pointed out. 

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