white right (doc)
another by Deeyah Khan
so important.. can’t wait to see..
no more enemies ness..
i know you ness
Just watched #WhiteRightMeetingTheEnemy on Netflix. @Deeyah_Khan disarms some of the most violent extremists by asking them simple, human questions. Her bravery and kindness is so inspiring. Face to face human connection is a powerful tool in combatting cultural divides.
Jeremy R (@JeremyRFLA) tweeted at 10:38 PM on Fri, Aug 10, 2018:
If you haven’t seen the documentary “White Right” by @Deeyah_Khan, you absolutely must. Above all, it shows that basic human interaction and decency has the power to change what appears to be a lost soul. Find someone that doesn’t look or think like you. Have a conversation.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/YGLvoices/status/1027891162370191360
Adnan Ahmed (@dradahmed) tweeted at 11:48 AM – 19 Aug 2018 :
Just finished watching “White Right: Meeting the Enemy” on @netflix. @Deeyah_Khan shows us how #Trauma drives #extremism. In a seemingly effortless way she takes us where we do not want to go – understanding the people we hate. https://t.co/9kFR1e3jfd(http://twitter.com/dradahmed/status/1031236541568319488?s=17)
sorrynotsorry (@notsowy) tweeted at 6:01 AM – 20 Aug 2018 :
@dradahmed @netflix @Deeyah_Khan This documentary is important, in a time when so many are retreating into their bubbles and claiming the other side cannot or even must not be engaged with, it shows us the value of reaching out to the enemy. I was genuinely moved by this film. (http://twitter.com/notsowy/status/1031511614107865090?s=17)
Afsana (@afsanalachaux) tweeted at 4:23 PM – 3 Sep 2018 :
Despite being inundated with death threats from far right extremists @Deeyah_Khan got up close and personal with white supremacists, and managed to change hearts and minds along the way – check out Meeting The Enemy on #netflix @frontlineclub https://t.co/gwLhKxb5Jj (http://twitter.com/afsanalachaux/status/1036741497994002433?s=17)
Deeyah Khan (@Deeyah_Khan) tweeted at 11:40 AM on Fri, Sep 07, 2018:
This decision not to dehumanise – it’s not anything noble or honourable. To me it’s about holding on to my own humanity.
https://t.co/DD22vt25DG via @SBS_Life
“I’ve spent a lifetime being afraid of people and the reason for making the film and going out there into these communities was to try and confront that fear,” she told SBS Life…“I was done being scared of these people and I just had enough,”she said.
I was interested in sitting down one-on-one with people like this and have the conversation where I am able to recognise their humanity and they are able to recognise mine. Is that possible?”..t
many of them military veterans suffering PTSD, lacking emotional tools to deal with feelings of isolation, shame and humiliation, and sharing a sense of entitlement and misogyny.
“The biggest reason is masculinity and a very sick, broken and damaging form of masculinity,” said Khan.
“What these movements, what they end up doing is they end up providing not an equaliser but some kind of compensation for whatever is lacking in that man’s life.”
“I have been stereotyped my entire life I know what it feels like to be stereotyped. I am not about to turn around and do that to someone else, even if it’s somebody I dislike and disagree with. This decision not to dehumanise – it’s not anything noble or honourable. To me it’s about holding on to my own humanity.”
Shafi Naqi Jamie (@ShafiNaqiJamie) tweeted at 5:50 AM – 18 Sep 2018 :
“Deeyah Khan, a Muslim woman of Pakistani and Afghan origin who was brought up in Norway, was visiting a far-right training encampment in America, where hundreds of men were sat drinking, with military-grade weapons by their side.”
@ShareThis https://t.co/mGqXnOHYiS (http://twitter.com/ShafiNaqiJamie/status/1042017912175960064?s=17)
Time and time again she hears the same story, one of abandonment, of not fitting in, a sense of hopelessness, shame and humiliation, of longing to belong..t
And she hears how when the men joined their hate group the story changed to one of feeling like a hero, having a sense of purpose, a feeling of belonging.
It’s the same story that permeates Khan’s previous film, Jihad, A Story of Others, for which she spent two years talking to Islamic extremists, convicted terrorists and former jihadi.
“I was really struck by how there were so many similarities between the experiences and the type of people that I met both within the white supremacist movement, but also within the jihad movement as well,” says Khan. “It’s almost as if it’s the same guy, and it’s almost as if some of the deeper reasons are either the same or incredibly similar..t
2 needs & a cure (authenticity & attachment) deep enough to affect all of us .. today
“These movements satisfy the basic human needs that we all have, and obviously for very cynical reasons, because they’re wanting to build the sense of loyalty, the sense of brotherhood and camaraderie with these men, so that they can be directed towards whatever political aims the various movements have,” she says.
Ironically, while these are hate groups, Khan says their actions are driven by love– a love for the fellow members of the group that have given them a sense of family, a love for the leaders of the group that have given them a sense of purpose.
Khan believes it’s down to the “magic” of sitting down face to face. “Everything becomes real. Your words and the impact of your words. The weight of those words becomes real,” she says.
“Why are you nice to me?” she asks Ken at one point. “Because I respect you,” he replies. “I actually consider you my friend.” Despite making a recent journey throwing other flyers out of the window targeting Syrian refugees, Ken admits to Khan that she is the first Muslim he has ever met.
Is Ken her friend?
“Yes, absolutely,” asserts Khan. “He forced me to challenge my own prejudices against guys like that as well. I was able to see his humanity.”.. t
mufleh humanity law: we have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity – Luma Mufleh
begs a means/mech to listen to all the voices.. everyday..
as it could be
“This is a really hard thing for him to do,” she says. “He’s turning his back on his entire community. Now he really does need a friend because now he has none, he’s left them all behind based on a principle, based on these ideas that he no longer wants to subscribe to any more.”..t
This August, Ken is having his tattoos removed. Khan is flying over to be with him.
It sounds like the sort of thing a friend would do.
Fuuse (@Fuuse) tweeted at 9:57 AM – 20 Sep 2018 :
Far right movements are preaching a race war and actively recruiting ex-military servicemen – that should be a cause for concern explains @Deeyah_Khan https://t.co/FvgcWyASZE (http://twitter.com/Fuuse/status/1042805022613020673?s=17)
about 80% of the men that i met are all ex military.. and i find that to be very interesting .. i find it to be extremely troubling..t
on ‘what are we going to do w these returnees’.. they have done/seen things.. severely damaged/traumatized and then they’re coming back to a country that is not particularly looking after them or respecting them or providing support.. medical health support that they need.. t
this group is actively going out and recruiting men who are ex military.. this is a film that needs to be made.. this is a story that needs to really be investigated deeper.. i would do it myself.. but i don’t think i would survive making that film.. i think i would trigger so many bad things in men like that that i don’t think i would make it out alive.. so somebody else needs to do it
but i think it’s such an important story that nobody is really talking about
and they’re trained.. these are men who are absolutely trained..t and for a movement who is preaching a race war and are actively enlisting service men
Emmy acceptance speech – Muslim filmmaker @Deeyah_Khan won her second Emmy award on Monday night. This time for her documentary ‘White Right: Meeting the Enemy’. https://t.co/YW9I8Xux8W
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Fuuse/status/1047887343443738625
i refuse to dehumanize people