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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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Progressives Lament Another Terror Attack with a Possible Connection to Islam

Oct 22 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: Big Government

It didn't take long for the left to begin carping about coverage of the shooting in Canada this morning. In fact, MSNBC's Chris Hayes got the ball rolling before word even broke that alleged shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was a convert to Islam. That awkward moment when you're sitting around waiting to find out the shooter's religion bc it will determine how big a story it is... — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 22, 2014 Granted we do ...
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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 exa ...
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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 argument on the H ...
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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 leaders have taken ...
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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 decision ...
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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 ...
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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 observed, "Whe ...
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