White Supremacy Attacks and Unethical Journalism

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent terror attacks by white supremacists in the US, and how pundits and journalists have unethically covered it. The most egregious examples are FOX News’ Tucker Carlson who told his viewers that the country’s white supremacy problem ‘is a hoax’ and CNN’s Jake Tapper who went on a rant likening the Palestinian liberation movement to white supremacy.

 

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Live from Granada & Hasbara Central

Jamal provides a live update from Granada, Spain, shedding some light on the 800-year Arab renaissance in the Iberian Peninsula. Jess and Jamal discuss Israeli Hasbara (Propaganda) and President Trump’s renewed attacks on Representatives Elijah Cummings and Ilhan Omar.

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Executive Racism

Jess & Jamal discuss Donald Trump’s recent racist attacks on four female lawmakers of color, tweeting that they should “go back” to their countries. Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib are from the United States, while Omar became a citizen in 2000. At a Wednesday night rally, Trump’s supporters doubled down against Representative Omar and chanted that Trump should “send her back.” Jess & Jamal also discuss the case of twelve Israelis in Cyprus accused of allegedly raping a 19-year-old British woman.

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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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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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