Nathan Lean, the Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims (Book Review)

I recommend this book for those who wish to know more about the professional Islam-bashers of the United States (although the coverage of this scene is by far not comprehensive). For those who wish to understand the political agenda of Islamophobia, its strategical role for US imperialism and to the role played by government-manufactured “Islamic terrorism”, the book will be of little value.

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Reflections By An ARAB JEW

In Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Tunisia, Jews became members of legislatures, of municipal councils, of the judiciary, and even occupied high economic positions. (The finance minister of Iraq in the ’40s was Ishak Sasson, and in Egypt, Jamas Sanua–higher positions, ironically, than those our community had generally achieved within the Jewish state until the 1990s!)

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Book review: “Fragile Frontiers – The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks”

Although the book presents the outward appearance of scholarship (several pages of acknowledgments and thanks, maps, hundreds of end notes, a substantial bibliography, a list of abbreviations, a glossary and an index), any person who has studied the 26/11 dossier needs only a couple of hours to determine that the book is basically a presumptuous piece of propaganda devoid of scholarly value.

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Book review of Jason Burke’s Al Qaeda – The True Story of Radical Islam

Burke’s book appears at first sight as a serious, scholarly, contribution to the study of Al Qaeda. It is heavily annotated, contains a glossary and a useful index, a map of Afghanistan and is well structured. Yet, as I will attempt to show, the book is essentially a slick fraud.

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Half of Britain’s mosques have been attacked since 9/11

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/half-of-britains-mosques-have-been-attacked-since-911-8679304.html Half of Britain’s mosques have been attacked since 9/11 There remains ‘a lack of political will’ to tackle Islamophobia, warns Government adviserKevin Rawlinson, Kashmira GanderFriday, 28 June 2013 Around half of mosques and Muslim centres in Britain have been … Continue reading