Category: Health and safety

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WHY DO SOME AMERICANS FEAR MUSLIMS? DECADES OF DENIAL ABOUT AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD.

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. The bodies of at least another 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza during a truce, raising to over 900 the overall death toll of Israel's onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)THERE’S BEEN LOTS of attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue to support it.What surprises me about the poll results isn’t that …MORE:  theintercept 

Bannon, Flynn and Sessions: How Trump’s top advisers view Muslims, in their own words

Months before they became two of President Trump’s top advisers, Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, engaged in a winding conversation about Islam on Bannon’s talk-radio show.

“The dirty little secret, Steve, that nobody wants to tell you, (is) what the bad guys do — what al-Qaeda does or what ISIS is doing right now — is not fundamentally un-Islamic,” said Gorka, who at the time of the April 2016 show was a Breitbart writer, but today is a deputy assistant to the president.

The recordings of Bannon’s Breitbart News Daily radio show shed light on how a cadre of top Trump administration officials view immigration and, more specifically, Muslims.more:….USATODAY.COM

Inspiring Intolerance: The Truth about Robert Spencer – A Review of the Truth about Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion

Aside from structural problems with the book and issues with the charged political background of its publishing, there are deep substantive flaws with Spencer’s arguments. Spencer consistently makes unfounded assertions about Muslims, misinterprets Islam’s treatment of women, and misrepresents all Muslims as “Islamicists,” ready to strike terror at any moment….more: The Asian American Law Journal (AALJ)-