Antisemitism & Islamophobia, Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jess & Jamal interview Zeiad Abbas from the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) about their upcoming event: Indigenous, Palestinian and Black Liberation, Commemorating the Palestinian Nakba. They also discuss the rise of hate, racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia in the US since Trump took office.

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Fox News Is Drowning in Hatred and Racism

Jess and Jamal discuss recent racist and Islamophobic comments by two of Fox News’ most prominent opinion hosts — Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson.

Jeanine Pirro — an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who has become a fundraiser in Pennsylvania and elsewhere for Republicans — questioned whether a hijab worn by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar signaled her support of Sharia law.  Watch her comments here.

Tucker Carlson in a recording released by Media Matters describes Iraqis as “semiliterate primitive monkeys.” In a separate instance, he criticizes Iraqis for having a “culture where people just don’t use toilet paper or forks.”

 

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Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar: Islamophobic?

Jess & Jamal discuss with Dr. Hatem Bazian the vicious attacks on Representative Ilhan Omar. Dr. Bazian also talks about a recent New Yorker article which exposes Psy-Group (established by “former” Israeli Mossad agents) targeting BDS activists on college campuses.

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The Bigots Are Coming out of the Woodwork

Jess & Jamal discuss the racist attacks by Anabelle Lima-Taub, a commissioner in Hallandale Beach, Florida targeting freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing her of being a terrorist. Lima-Taub was born in Israel.

They also discuss the investigation conducted by the Canadian Revenue Agency on the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada for using donations to fund Israeli army projects and illegal colonial settlements. Their activities are in violation of Canadian law which prohibits charitable funds from supporting a foreign army.

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Power, Money and the Politics of Fear

Jamal Dajani discusses with Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi the disappearance of Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the silence of the Trump Administration.

They also discuss the content of the new documents revealing that the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco (JCF) has been consistently funding far-right and anti-Muslim hate groups across the country as far back as 2003. With a 2017 budget of over $240 million, and assets totaling over $1 billion, the JCF funded these hate groups and agitators to the tune of more than 300 million dollars over the course of the years investigated.

Read more about the JCF’s funding here.

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Confronting Racism & Islamophobia in the United States

Jamal interviews Dr. Hatem Bazian about the rise of racism and Islamophobia in the United States. From actress Roseanne Barr to President Trump, why are people feeling emboldened to bash Muslims, immigrants and people of color?

 

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Islamophobia at San Jose Police Department

Jess and Jamal interview Lebanese-American, Muslim-American Police Officer, Nabil Haidar, who filed a claim against the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Department alleging continuous harassment and discrimination based upon his race, national origin and religion. According to Officer Haidar, who is a US citizen, other SJPD officers regularly referred to him as “Taliban”, “ISIS” and “Lebanese Bomber” among other egregious comments.

 

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