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Islamophobia and more | Mazin Qumsiyeh

Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

Ed. note: At the end of this blog post, sign up for webinars on Challenging Islamophobia sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, which is partnering with the Muslim Justice League, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], and the American Friends Service Committee. Seventy years ago on 9 April 1948, my mother’s friend Hayah Balbisi in school (both at ...

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Is the Islamopocalypse really upon us? | CSMonitor.com

No. Turn off the television news (or put down your copy of Newsweek) if you think otherwise. By Dan Murphy You are forgiven if you hold the mistaken belief that the entire Muslim world is aflame with anti-American “rage.” Cable news has been pumping the message for days now, and Newsweek has jumped on the bandwagon with a cover that ...

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Islamophobia, Antisemitism and the Demonized ‘Other’ | FAIR

Parallels among bigotries reflect the conspiratorial mindsetRepublican hopeful Mitt Romney is portrayed by online bigots as a Manchurian Candidate for a secretive cabal of Mormon elites—echoing anti-Catholic conspiracy theories about John F. Kennedy being a wind-up toy for the Vatican. Meanwhile, a chain letter currently being circulated warns that the “American Government is under the command and control of…the Freemasons ...

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Islamophobia, Left and Right: Ignorance on Parade | Counterpunch

… That movie: The Innocence of Muslims … is a film produced at a time in which, across Europe and the United States, the far right has developed an Islamophobic doctrine that replicates, almost exactly, the key tropes of traditional anti-Semitism. Jews will not integrate. Jews are more fertile than Christians and are outbreeding them. Europe is becoming a province, ...

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The Sugar Mama of Anti-Muslim Hate | The Nation via AlterNet

Philanthropist Nina Rosenwald has used her millions to cement the alliance between the pro-Israel lobby and the Islamophobic fringe. In late April, Geert Wilders arrived in New York City to tell his quixotic tale to a rapt American audience. The far-right Dutch Party of Freedom leader—perhaps the world’s most prominent anti-Muslim populist—was poised to release Marked for Death: Islam’s War ...

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Anti-Islam teachings ‘widespread’ in US law enforcement, campaigners warn | guardian.co.uk

Anti-Islam teachings ‘widespread’ in US law enforcement, campaigners warn Activists point to past incidents in the FBI and NYPD after military course urged soldiers to prepare for ‘total war’ with Islam A course at a military academy that taught US officers to prepare for “total war” with Islam does not represent an isolated incident, campaigners have warned. The Pentagon moved ...

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NYT: Iranians and Their Lying Religion | FAIR Blog

So who are the “some analysts” the Times believes could argue that Shiites are strategic liars? It’s hard to figure; the article’s main source would seem to be former U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross. Cole derides this Shiites-are-likely-liars idea as “just some weird form of Islamophobia, and policy-makers and analysts can safely disregard it.” That would be easier to do if ...

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Islamophobia is America’s real enemy | Daisy Khan, The Guardian

A report released this week has at last confirmed what we Muslim Americans have long known to be true: the threat posed to US national security by the radicalisation of its Muslim community is minuscule. The study, by the Triangle Centre on Terrorism and Homeland Security, found that only 20 Muslim Americans were charged with violent crimes related to terrorism ...

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