Islamaphobia: Empire & U.S. Politiics

03/23/2014 Abdeen_jabara

Islamaphobia - a key element of the "War on Terror" - designed to utilize fear as a way for demagogues to manipulate public opinion (according to former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. Abdeen Jabara links the efforts to create fear of Arabs and Muslims to the post-World War II campaign of anti-communism. (Watch the Deep Dish TV series The History and Consequences of Anti-Communism. See also National Insecurities, produced by Jason DaSilva, part of Deep Dish TV's series on the Iraq War Shocking and Awful
Deepa Kunar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at the Rutgers University. She is the author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire and Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike.
Madiha Tahir, an independent journalist who was based in Pakistan. Her work has appeared in The National, Global Post, and Columbia Journalism Review. Her recent reporting focuses on the U.S. use of drones against human targets.
Elly Bulkin is coauthor, with Minnie Bruce Pratt and Barbara Smith, of Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism. She is active in Jews Say No and the coalition Jews Against Islamaphobia
Kazi Fouzia was a community organizer involved with a street vendors union, free community health clinics, and free education for slum children in Bangladesh. She immigrated to the U.S. in 2008, and became a designer and seamstress at retail sari shops. She is an active member and leader of DRUM.

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