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And the winner is … Islamophobia
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by Rachel Shabi

America’s Middle East policy has been enthusiastically endorsed. Not at the UN or Arab League, however, but by the powerbrokers of Hollywood. At the Golden Globes, there were gongs for a heroically bearded CIA spook saving hostages and American face in Iran (the film Argo)…

Study finds that news of Osama Bin Laden’s death led Americans to be more fearful of Muslims
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My brother Erik Nisbet, a professor at The Ohio State University, has a study out that casts important new light on how Americans reacted to the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

When Did Islam Trademark Terrorism
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When the bigots who made this statement realized that no one in their right mind would believe that all 1.6 billion Muslims in the world could be terrorists, they reversed their statement to sound more objective and fair: “All Muslims may not be terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims.” Really?

Brooklyn mosque row reflects wider tensions
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Protesters who want to stop the construction of a mosque in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay are bringing their case to court on Tuesday, the latest in a series of such disputes across America.

Islamophobes fail to stitch up Feisal Abdul Rauf
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Although this caused much excitement, some of us were able to cast our minds back a whole six weeks or so to the previous time a conservative pundit had released an “explosive” recording of someone speaking; the results had not been encouraging.

Eric Hasletine: An Intelligence Officer’s Perspective on Why Obama Is Right About the Ground Zero Mosque
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As a former intelligence officer who has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf States, I’ve been watching the controversy over the Ground Zero Mosque with growing alarm.

Mark Steel on the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
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So if this is a continuation of the terrorist agenda as claimed, it’s been a peculiar plan, and Bin Laden must have started by telling his followers ‘First we will destroy their buildings – and then, oo it’s so deliciously evil, we will get people to swim near to where the buildings were… mwaHAHAHAHAHA’.”