Friday, April 23, 2021   

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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?




Matt Kane: Why We Need to Ignore Anti-Islamic Hysteria
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For the past few weeks, I have been among those fascinated by the growing Islamophobia surrounding the Cordoba House (a.k.a. the Ground Zero Mosque). I have been disheartened by the hate being spewed by those who want the Cordoba House to be moved elsewhere.




The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Islamophobiapalooza
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The Daily Show with John Stewart: Islamophobiapalooza. Stewart discusses about Terry Jones and his media attention. Terry Jones heeds God’s call to not burn Korans, and Imam Rauf’s reasonable answers sound like a threat to Fox News.




Andy Stepanian: “I Love The Mosque” Shirts Printed by Activists to Challenge Islamophobia
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People say you worry more as you get older. I am wondering if it is that exact sentiment that is resonating in me now.




Joshua Treviño: Why the President’s Partisans Talk Down Islam
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Among the more pernicious rumors swirling about Obama are those dealing with his Muslim connections. Or so we’re told: the persons who denounce — and not coincidentally promulgate — these rumors are generally the same ones who loudly assert that there is nothing wrong whatsoever with Muslim connections per se.




David A. Love: Capitalism Is Killing Us
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Capitalism is all about making money– and for this company, profits have been made at the expense of labor rights. Foxconn has had twelve worker suicides this year, and they’ve installed safety nets–yes nets–on their buildings to catch those workers who just can’t take it anymore. The company has even increased wages.




Eric Deggans: As the Debate Over “Ground Zero Mosque” Grows More Shrill, I Wonder: Isn’t This What the Terrorists Wanted?
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This is why, in some ways, building a mosque within blocks of 9/11 would be the ultimate act of insurgency against those who hurt us worst.




Is Media Anti-Religion? You decide
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How many American Muslims have killed a media official or “blown their house up” because their faith or their community was lampooned? On the other hand, doesn’t it make sense that since America is a majority Christian country there would be more focus on Christianity as opposed to Judaism or Islam?