Tuesday, July 23, 2019   

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International Media Wrongly Paints Ethiopian Protests as Result of “Radical Islam”
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Ethiopian Premier Meles Zenawi has inflamed tensions with Ethiopian Muslims over his increased interference in their religious affairs, a violation of the Ethiopian Constitution. Zenawi’s “iron-fisted” rule has also alienated large sections of the non-Muslim populace.




Islamophobiapalooza Dispatches: Rep. Peter King’s 5th Hearings on American Muslims and “Homegrown Radicalization”
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This time the exercise in political theater and GOP driven bigotry revolved around the topic of “The American Muslim Response to Hearings on Radicalization in their Community.”




Hutton Hotel Says “No” To Pamela Geller, SIOA and Rest of Islamophobiapalooza
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It looks like the Islamophobes have been rejected once again. Queen bee Islamophobe Pamela Geller and her sidekick Robert Spencer have been given the boot by the Hutton Hotel in Nashville.




Gear Up for Some Good Ole Nashville Islamophobiapalooza: “Yeehaw!”
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Tennessee is increasingly making a strong case as the capital of Islamophobia in the USA. From anti-Sharia’ legislation to the Murfreesboro Mosque controversy to organizations such as the Tennessee Freedom Coalition, Islamophobia is alive and well in the “volunteer state.”




2010: The Year of Islamophobia
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2010 has been an unbelievable year! Can we say that we are happy that it is finally over? Only if that means that the wacky anti-Muslim Islamophobia that reached unprecedented and at times demented levels will recede. However, it doesn’t appear as though that will be happening any time soon.




Mark Sherman: Supreme Court Will Hear Ashcroft’s Request to Avoid Responsibility for Unlawful Arrests of Muslims
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The justices on Monday stepped into a dispute that, at its roots, concerns the Bush administration’s aggressive moves against Muslims and Arabs in the United States following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.




Stephen Colbert Warns of Muslim Vampires
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He talks about another instance of Islamophobiapalooza. This time dealing with a rural Muslim community being told by scared residents to dig up the bodies in their cemetery because you know the only thing scarier than a live Muslim is a dead one.




Islam and the Media in the age of Islamophobiapalooza
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Does all this (un)wanted attention serve to bolster the perception of Muslims (as the saying goes, “any publicity is good publicity”) or does it present a scenario of helplessness in which ones faith is gawked and bawked at willy nilly by political opportunists and an overwhelmingly complicit uncritical media? Or both?