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Human Rights Watch: US Counterterrorism Prosecutions Often an Allusion
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Human Rights Watch: US Counterterrorism Prosecutions Often an Allusion (Washington, DC) –The US Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch […]




Another White House Iftar, Another Ramadan Without My Brother
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Another White House Iftar, Another Ramadan Without My Brother By Mariam Abu-Ali As many Muslims sit down tonight to break their Ramadan fast at the annual White House iftar, a tradition started by President Bill Clinton, I am thinking about […]




Why Does the Media Describe Dennis Ronald Marx As A “Shooter” And Not A “Homegrown Terrorist”?
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Why Does the Media Describe Dennis Ronald Marx As A “Shooter” And Not A “Homegrown Terrorist”? By Mooneye In the US, mass shootings and violence are just a part of our culture and accepted as our daily, living reality. Stories […]




“You Might Get Hit by a Car”: On Secret Tape, FBI Threatens American Muslim Refusing To Be Informant
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New details have emerged about the FBI’s efforts to turn Muslim Americans living abroad into government informants. An exposé in Mother Jones magazine chronicles the story of an American named named Naji Mansour who was living in Kenya.




The hypocrisy of Tony Blair’s Middle East vision
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Tony Blair’s speech this week at Bloomberg in London reveals a growing support for authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. A decade ago, Blair was justifying wars in the Middle East on the grounds that they would launch a democratic revolution and sweep away Arab despots.




Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the dangerous anti-Islamic logic of the war on terror
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t’s been over a week since students at Brandeis compelled their university to refuse Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree, and the blogosphere is still roiling with grievance. Kirsten Powers laments Islam’s preferential treatment in USA Today.




The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror – review
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By Robin Yassin-Kassab (The Guardian)

Arun Kundnani’s book, vastly more intelligent than the usual “war on terror” verbiage, focuses on the war’s domestic edge in Britain and America.




This Week in the War On Terror: Muslim Lives Still Worth Less
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We’ve learned what we all knew and suspected: that the use of torture by our government was far worse than previously revealed. If that is not enough, consider the BS we were expected to swallow by such CIA propagandized Hollywood films as, “Zero Dark Thirty,” that justified the use of torture as leading to “actionable intelligence.”




Bleeding Africa: A Half Century of the Françafrique
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by Ilisha

Africa is rich with abundant, untapped natural resources. Yet decades after achieving formal independence from colonial rule, most African countries remain poor and unstable.




Hip-hop propaganda: How the U.S. enlists rap music to fight “jihadi cool”
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One of the odder phenomena of the last decade is hearing national security elites, terrorism experts, and career diplomats discuss the finer points of “flow,” “bling,” and the “politics of cool.”