Wednesday, June 26, 2019   

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Two Peas in A Pod: Tarek Fatah and Robert Spencer
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In reply, the UK based journalist Sunny Hundal asked why Tarek Fatah was an “Islamophobia enabler.” A fair question for someone who may be unfamiliar with Fatah. I think however that support for the NYPD surveillance program, teaming up with Zuhdi Jasser and Rep. Peter Kingare evidence enough that Fatah supports Islamophobia.




NYPD Abandons “Demographic Unit” That Astroturf Muslim Groups Advocated
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The NYPD has decided to dump the “Demographic unit” which was responsible for mapping Muslim communities and spying on so-called “hot spots”; mosques and Muslim owned businesses such as restaurants and cafes.




US religious freedom rep funded by Islamophobes
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the US’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, repeated its request to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to investigate one of its own members, this time for being funded by the same group that backs a notorious Islamophobe.




Fox Fears That Ensuring Religious Freedom In The Military Degrades Core Values
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On January 22, the Department of Defense released new instructions on accommodations for religious expression — instructions which they believe will reduce discrimination ”toward those whose religious expressions are less familiar to the command.”




The Attack on Studying History in the South
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Islamophobic groups, motivated by a hatred for Islam and a sort of twisted “Judeo-Christian” supremacist belief are targeting social studies programs and the historical approach to studying Islam as a world religion in public schools.




Weddady’s Free Arabs, American Islamic Congress and the pro-Israel funders who helped them rise
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On 18 April, three days after a bombing killed three and left many more wounded at the Boston marathon, a figure unknown to most Americans stepped suddenly into the national spotlight.




Bush Era Neo-Con Schmuck Jonathan Schanzer Shills For Nasty Islamophobia Movement
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Enter the surreal and absurd world of a former technocrat of the American empire turned book reviewing ‘vice president for research’ at the Orwellian “Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.”




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.”




Federal lawsuit charges religious freedom commission with discriminating against Muslims
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More on the problematic nature of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) surfaces. Remember the USCIRF is the same govt. body that appointed Zuhd Jasser as one of its commissioners:




Report on “Rescuing Human Rights” Conference at UC San Diego
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Davey, a long time member of the Tikun Olam reader community, lives in San Diego and attended theRescuing Human Rights program hosted by StandWithUs at UC San Diego this week. I wrote about the event before it occurred.