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The Paris Attack and My Racist Facebook “Friends”

“35 people dead in Paris. They don’t know what it is yet. Not sure if there were bombs.” That was the text message I received on Friday during my walk home from Rice University. Here we go again, I thought… My first reaction: the media will instantly assume Muslims carried out the attack, regardless of…… Continue reading The Paris Attack and My Racist Facebook “Friends”

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Saluting Muslim American Patriots

Published on Huffington Post Religion (April 10th 2015) The so-called “Islamic extremism” spreading across the Middle East has given new life to American patriotism. A YouGov poll from 2013 shows that 44 percent of American citizens question the loyalty that Muslims have to the U.S. The poll showed that older Americans and those who vote…… Continue reading Saluting Muslim American Patriots

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Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that the Israeli military used depleted uranium against Syrians. Depleted uranium is used in nuclear reactors, making it a toxic and dangerous radioactive weapon. A Syrian military leader witnessed the impact of this toxin. He stated: “When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake, then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared.…… Continue reading Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

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The Spectacular Achievements of U.S. Propaganda Against Islam: A Review of Noam Chomsky’s “Media Control”

What role does the media play in contemporary politics? This question is at the heart of Dr. Noam Chomsky’s book Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (published by Seven Stories). Although first published in 1991, Chomsky’s book remains timeless and pertinent. Since 9/11, the US government has fed Americans propaganda that portrays Muslims as “boogeymen,” a…… Continue reading The Spectacular Achievements of U.S. Propaganda Against Islam: A Review of Noam Chomsky’s “Media Control”

Islamic State · Politics

How and Why the US Reinvaded Iraq in 2014/2015

Chuck Hagel, US Defense Secretary, said in an interview last week that Washington might send American ground troops to Iraq to help “turn back” the Islamic State’s (IS) advancement in Syria and Iraq. To be specific, Hagel stated, “I think [the situation] may require a forward deployment of some of our troops … I would say we’re not there…… Continue reading How and Why the US Reinvaded Iraq in 2014/2015

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This is What War Propaganda Looks Like

An important video especially in light of the mass-hysteria surrounding IS and other militant groups in Iraq and Syria. CNN is pushing out sensational coverage which may not be entirely honest. In some cases, its coverage may be utterly fabricated. As they say, history repeats itself. Via SynergyCreek: Charles Jaco is seen here committing fraud as he reports…… Continue reading This is What War Propaganda Looks Like

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Obama Takes a Commanding Lead Over Bush in Countries Bombed