Friday, November 30, 2012

Powering the Islamophobia Machine

I've spent a lot of time over the past few years calling out and picking apart the creeping anti-Muslim sentiment being expressed in many ostensibly mainstream media appendages -- sentiment that, if not overt, is implicit enough and prevalent enough to be problematic. Well, a new study by NC sociology professor Christopher Ball, as detailed by Wired, finds that the Islamophobia machine that kicked into gear following 9/11 powered by a very few, very wealthy, agenda-driven financiers,  has certainly done its bit to get people fearful, hateful, and distrustful, a sentiment that's inadvertently borne out by the sole comment underneath the article. As my friend Wajahat Ali, co-author of the "Fear Inc." expose on the Islamophobia Industry, notes, "the study reiterates and validates" the earlier study's findings.

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