Wednesday, February 26, 2020   

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‘Undercover’ in hijab: unveiling one month later
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Last month, I climbed out of my “lap” and wore a hijab, the Muslim headscarf. I thought this temporary modification of my appearance would bring me closer to an understanding of the Muslim community, but in retrospect, I learned more about my place in the world.




Laith Saud: Addressing the “Muslim Problem”
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So let’s talk about the supposed “Muslim Problem.” This week Bill O’Reilly has been on a crusade to warn the American public that there is a “Muslim Problem” and that political correctness is stifling any discussion of it−the firing of Juan Williams being an example of such correctness.




Bill Maher Afraid Mohammeds, Islam Taking Over Western World
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Those who accuse the once libertarian Bill Maher of becoming too much of a liberal apologist might want to clean their ears. Maher made a Juan Williams-esque confession on his program when he apprehensively noted that Mohammed has just become the most popular baby name in Britain.




Family ejected from flight at Memphis airport because they were ‘dressed in attire that would indicate some Muslim-type religion’
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Comments about seeing people on a plane who appear to be Muslim got National Public Radio analyst Juan Williams fired last week.




Islamophobia and Homophobia
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As if we needed more evidence of America’s political polarization, last week Juan Williams gave the nation a Rorschach test. Williams said he gets scared when people in “Muslim garb” board a plane he’s on, and he promptly got (a) fired by NPR and (b) rewarded by Fox News with a big contract.




Bill O’Reilly on the “Muslim Problem”
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O’Reilly invited Ahmed Rehab of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the program earlier tonight for a lively debate in which he accused Rehab of dodging his question on whether Iran is a threat to America, Ahmed alleged the same thing about his Iranian question, and it didn’t get much more conciliatory from there.




Robert Spencer versus Ahmed Rehab and Reza Aslan?
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Ahmed Rehab of CAIR-Chicago was on Michael Medved’s radio program and stated that he, unlike, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar would not have left the stage over O’Reilly’s comments because he never leaves a debate.




The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: NPR Staffing Decision 2010
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The Best F#@king News Team is there as NPR brings a tote bag full of David Sedaris books to a knife fight with Fox News. Also, what happens when Team Black faces Team Muslim? (09:52)




Greenwald: Anti-Muslim bigotry needed for fear campaigns
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Glenn Greenwald is on point as usual. He summarizes the core issue of the Juan Williams firing from NPR – that anti-Muslim bigotry is needed by many in power to keep the masses scared of the Muslim boogeyman in order to further their agendas, whether domestically or internationally.