Tag Archives: Islam

Glenn Greenwald | The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville

We do it because we believe in the principle, and because we realize that once you chip away at one person’s rights, everyone else’s are at risk. . . .

Chris Hedges | The Age of Anger

Western elites, rather than accept their responsibility for the global anarchy, self-servingly define the clash as one between the values of the enlightened West and medieval barbarians.

US Making a Deadly Mistake in Afghanistan, Says Former Diplomat

“Under General (David) Petraeus, starting in 2010, the U.S. initiated scores of airstrikes, as well as dozens of nighttime commando raids, daily against Afghan insurgent targets,” he recalled. “Many of these strikes hit legitimate targets, but many more of them hit civilians. The surge in increase of public support for the Taliban in areas of the air and commando strikes is undeniable.”

The Intercept: Listen to an FBI “Honeypot” on the Job

In a motion filed April 15, Rayyan’s lawyers, Todd Shanker and Benton C. Martin, wrote: “The government clearly exploited Rayyan, and blatantly attempted to steer him toward terrorism as an acceptable form of suicide before God.”

VIDEO: Mnar Muhawesh | Former CIA Agent John Kiriakou Takes Us Inside The Saudi Terror Factory

Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally, is supporting many of the same terror groups the United States claims to be fighting in its so-called “war on terror.” By Mnar Muhawesh  Mint Press News  September 23, 2015    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, right, at Al-Salam […]

Catherine Shakdam: Is There Room For Islam In Democracy, Freedom Of Speech, And Secularism?

From the article: “If Islam is portrayed as a mortal enemy to Western civilization and values it is because it poses a formidable obstacle to imperialistic hegemonic interests. Democracy, freedom of expression, and secularism are merely masks worn by the one-percenters (1%), the global elite that seeks to enslave all of humanity as it simultaneously destroys the planet in its greed for resources, wealth, and absolute power.

The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

Greenwald: I have no idea whether this 13-year-old boy was “a member of al-Qaeda,” whatever that might mean for a boy that young. But neither does the New York Times, which is why it’s incredibly irresponsible for media outlets reflexively to claim that those killed by U.S. drone strikes are terrorists.

Chris Hedges: A Message From the Dispossessed

Hedges: If you spend time as I have in Gaza, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt and Sudan, as well as the depressing, segregated housing projects known as banlieues that ring French cities such as Paris and Lyon, warehousing impoverished North African immigrants, you begin to understand the brothers Cherif Kouachi and Said Kouachi, who were killed Friday in a gun battle with French police. There is little employment in these pockets of squalor. Racism is overt. Despair is rampant…

Susu Jeffrey: Bring Back Our Girls

Bring Back Our Girls  by Susu Jeffrey Bring Back Our Girls. Bring Back Our Girls since April 15th, 2014 it’s been months & months forever for teenage girls assembled for their final physics exam. Kidnapped in the middle of the night. Bring Back Our Girls. Bring back our 276 girl students or is it 329 […]

(Video) Jeremy Scahill> The War Against Whistleblowers & Inside America’s Covert Wars

At this year’s Socialism Conference in Chicago, Jeremy Scahill spoke about the war against whistleblowers, what a country’s treatment of its own citizens says about how it will treat non-citizens and the difference between having principles and playing a partisan game. Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Nation via Common Dreams videonation  Published on Jul 11, 2013 […]

[Video] Glenn Greenwald> Debating Bill Maher on Muslims, Islam and US foreign policy

The HBO host has become a leading advocate of the view that Islam is uniquely violent and threatening. Does that hold up under critical scrutiny? Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk  Saturday 11 May 2013 09.25 EDT  [Video below] From l to r: Glenn Greenwald, Joy Reid, Charles Cooke, Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time”, May 11, 2013 Photograph: screen […]

Kathy Manley> I Was One of the Radicals at the Mosque

In Defense of Radicalism by KATHY MANLEY  WEEKEND EDITION MAY 3-5, 2013  Counterpunch.org After the Boston Marathon bombing some media outlets have suggested that the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) was an incubator of radicalism because the Tsarnaev brothers occasionally worshipped there, and because they had permitted “radicals” who “defended terrorism suspects” to speak […]

Margaret Sarfehjooy> The Business of Islamophobia

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
The Business of Islamophobia A positive view of Muslims would hinder the multibillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes fear as part of the U.S. “War on Terror.” By Margaret Sarfehjooy  http://www.worldwidewamm.org  WAMM Newsletter  March/April 2013 Part I: The Attack on CAIR-MN With offices in the U.S. and Canada, the…

Margaret Sarfehjooy> The Business of Islamophobia

The Business of Islamophobia A positive view of Muslims would hinder the multibillion dollar Islamophobia industry that promotes fear as part of the U.S. “War on Terror.” By Margaret Sarfehjooy  http://www.worldwidewamm.org  WAMM Newsletter  March/April 2013 Part I: The Attack on CAIR-MN With offices in the U.S. and Canada, the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) […]

Liza Burr> The Purposeful Creation of Islamophobia

“Islamophobia has a much longer history in Europe than in the U.S., but there is now ample evidence that Islamophobia is a flourishing industry in this country.” By Liza Burr  WorldwideWAMM.org  November 2012 What is Islamophobia? Fifteen years ago, in 1997, the Runnymede Trust, a British think tank, identified eight components of Islamophobia. By this […]

Uzma Kolsy> Eight attacks, 11 days> Is something sinister at work?

Eight attacks, 11 days There’s a crime wave targeting houses of worship, most of them Muslim. Is something sinister at work? BY UZMA KOLSY    August 14, 2012    Salon.com The remains of the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque(Credit: Islamic Society of Joplin/Facebook) David Conrad, a resident of Morton Grove, Illinois, was likely peeved by the noise from […]

Margaret Sarfehjooy> Iran> The Threat is Very Real

Iran> The Threat is Very Real By Margaret Sarfehjooy   February 4, 2012 We are in very dangerous times, and we have to do everything we can to prevent another war—this time against Iran.  Almost every day we hear about new sanctions, new threats, new promises that “all options are on the table.” It seems like the […]

ACLU: FBI guilty of ‘industrial scale’ racial profiling> ACLU

ACLU: FBI guilty of ‘industrial scale’ racial profiling The ACLU says the FBI is guilty of racial profiling when investigating criminal threats. The FBI says it is taking into account the reality of the post-9/11 world. By Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer / October 21, 2011  Christian Science Monitor Muslims pray during a prayer service held at the Islamic […]