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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Book Review of Steve Coll’s “Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden”

While hailed by the New York Times as the “finest historical narrative so far on the origins of al-Qaeda” and by Washington Post as “authoritative”, the author offers unsubstantiated legends and acts as a purveyor of disinformation. As a Pulizer-prize winner, the author can hardly be regarded as incompetent. What is the alternative?

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John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, justifies drone attacks

The White House  Office of the Press Secretary June 29, 2011 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/29/remarks-john-o-brennan-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counter Remarks of John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on Ensuring al-Qa’ida’s Demise – As Prepared for Delivery Paul H. Nitze School of … Continue reading

Bin Laden’s man in Silicon Valley

"Ali A. Mohamed [aka Ali Amriki] was the California connection to Osama bin Laden’s fearsome terrorist organization — an architect of horrific acts of violence against his adopted country, even as he lived a quiet suburban lifestyle in Silicon Valley… Now [Sept. 21, 2001] in prison and presumed to be a government informant, Mohamed could be a key connection for U.S. investigators probing bin Laden’s links to the suicide hijackers who flew jetliners into the World Trade Center and Pentagon last week, some experts say."
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