Monthly Archives: October 2012
In August of 2012, the Assembly of the State of California passed Resolution 35. In the resolution, the Assembly “unequivocally condemns all forms of intolerance, including Antisemitism, on public post-secondary educational institution campuses in California.”
In her article I’m offending ‘savages’? guilty as charged Pamela Geller discusses the release of her anti-Jihad ads that appear in New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. The ad reads “In any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
It’s hard to imagine that a crudely made, short, propaganda anti-Muslim video, made by a literally unknown filmmaker, would not only spark one of the worst social upheavals in years, but to also have the Western media exploit the facts involved with the protests.
In her recent article, Cutting through the anti-Muslim propaganda, Deepa Kumar highlights the information that failed to be mentioned in mainstream media, while providing relevant points of clarity.
As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) heard the concerns of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran’s nuclear programme, the not-too-unfamiliar sound of war drums began to beat again, softly. It has been nearly a decade since the start of the war in Iraq, which – coupled with the war in Afghanistan and a burst of the housing bubble – left our economy in shambles and our global hegemony permanently scarred. Oh, and it has left the Iraqis in an unpleasant predicament in which they continue to attempt to survive.
On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks, expectations of just a remembrance and memorial were thought to ensue. Instead, what happened was more tragic news–the death of a U.S. Diplomat, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans, including a Foreign Service officer, and two Navy Seals.
While many events over the past few weeks have spurred protests, there have also been ongoing negative depictions of Muslims in the form of the distasteful “Innocence of Muslims” video and a French magazine’s demeaning cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
If there was a question before about if Islamophobia was real or not, recent explosions of anti-Islamic distortions give a push of assurance. More like a final confirmation.