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Best film Oscar for 'Argo' upsets Iran

Source: Politics Balla | Feb 25 2013, 6:10am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr

Best film Oscar for 'Argo' upsets Iran
Tehran, Feb 25 (IANS) The best film Oscar for the CIA thriller "Argo" has riled Iran, which says the award has unveiled the "bare politicization in Hollywood".
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Even Vox's Max Fisher Finds Muslim Support for Killing Apostates 'Disturbing'

Oct 14 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Vox's Max Fisher continues to claim that Islamophobia is unfairly painting Muslims with a broad brush, but just last year Fisher himself said he found the data on what Muslims around the world actually believe "disturbing." Fisher's most recent effort to combat media stereotypes is headlined, "The perfect response to people who say all Muslims are violent, in one tweet." Fisher never identifies exactly who is claiming "all Muslims are violent ...
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Chennai-born Indian-American scientist to get rare honour
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Chennai born Indian-American engineer and scientist Subra Suresh is set to be inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Sunday, making him the only university president to be elected to all three national academies. | by IANS
 
India aims to boost investment in Africa
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) India aims to boost investment in industrial, economic and social sectors of Africa as the 54-nation continent tries to ramp up development to alleviate poverty, the UN General Assembly was told Friday. | by IANS
 
UN Security Council condemns terrorists attacks in Iraq
United Nations, Oct 18 (IANS) The UN Security Council Friday condemned the recent vicious string of attacks in Baghdad and its surrounding provinces, demanding perpetrators be brought to justice. | by IANS
 
 

Is CNN America's Most Islamophobic Network?

Oct 14 2014 12:22pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

If the answer to this question is "no," a case can still be made that the cable news network is on track to rival Fox News in promoting the worst Islamophobic stereotypes. The latest controversy involving an interview with Reza Aslan raises serious concerns about CNN's willingness to tap into and reinforce widespread prejudices against Islam in order to generate ratings. The recent Islamophobic episode from CNN was precipitated by an argu ...
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At War With Islam?

Oct 14 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The words "We are not at war with Islam" have been uttered by everyone from President Obama and former President Bush to top-level military officials. As Andrew J. Bacevich points out in a recent piece, Syria has become at least the 14th country in the Islamic world that U.S. forces have invaded, occupied or bombed, and in which American soldiers have killed or been killed in since 1980 alone. So while we may be entrenched in Muslim nations, our leade ...
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The Geopolitics of Oil Promotes Islamic Fundamentalism. Ben Affleck's Political Correctness Doesn't. Tell Sam Harris.

Oct 14 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

"But what about the billions in weapons we give to Saudi Arabia, the most extreme example of everything Sam Harris advocates against, doesn't this undermine..." Straw Man! Non Sequitur! If those are your first impressions of the headline, or of this article, take a moment to look at the geopolitics of oil (or the Cold War and the war on terror) and how our foreign policy decisions contradict the values ...
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Women’s Studies Prof: Islamophobia Meme Is ‘the New McCarthyism’

Oct 11 2014 10:28pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the City University of New York and a self-described feminist, argued that the leftist mantra that any criticism of the doctrines of Islam is Islamophobic is “the new McCarthyism” on Saturday’s “Huckabee” on the Fox News Channel. “That is the new McCarthyism coming to us from the Left. Because the minute you want to have a rational realistic conversation about I ...
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Lies, Damned Lies, and Bill Maher's Statistics

Oct 10 2014 7:22pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Bill Maher's polemics about Islam have made a lot of headlines lately. While sitting as a guest on Maher's HBO show Real Time, film star Ben Affleck suggested that Maher was being racist. Maher's emphatic obsession with Islam as the target of his more broadly atheist polemics may qualify as bigotry, but it was perhaps Reza Aslan, a scholar of religions, who more carefully captured the source of Maher's problem. Dr. Aslan simply obs ...
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Hell freezes over? Top conservatives back Bill Maher

Oct 10 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: WND

This past week revealed the core difference between the conservative and progressive movements. And ironically, it came about through the world’s witnessing of an argument between several progressives about radical Islam: Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck. Who would’ve thought that the result would be noted conservative commentators and thinkers coming out in support of Bill Maher – people like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, even Rush Limbaugh? Prior to this week, ...
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