Saturday, March 12, 2011

Colbert: Reza Aslan Reza Aslan thinks Peter King's hearings to investigate Muslim radicalization are a useless enterprise. (06:36)

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Farhana Khera: King Hearings & Anti-Muslim Hate: A Citizen's Call to Action

Peter King Anti-Muslim Hearings Teach Children Hate

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King hearings come to Flatbush: David Horowitz stokes anti-Muslim sentiment at Brooklyn College

Rep. King's red scare

Wajahat Ali: Peter King's subversive fantasy

Radical Muslim Hearings - IRA Terrorism John Oliver acknowledges that the IRA killed innocent civilians, but it's not terrorism if it didn't happen in the United States. (02:57)

Daily Show: Radical Muslim Hearings Peter King ironically launches hearings to investigate American Muslims while defending his ties to the IRA. (03:33)

Zareena Grewal: Peter King, your hearings aren't just bigoted. They're making things worse.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Results for #kinghearings on twitter!/search?q=%23kinghearings

Peter King hearings live on msnbc

US counter-terrorism training 'presents Islam as inherently violent'

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Extremists on Extremism: Peter King and the Sharia Scam

Letters: Peter King’s Hearings on Muslims

Police in Los Angeles Step Up Efforts to Gain Muslims’ Trust

Domestic Terrorism Hearing Set to Begin

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The hearings sponsored by Peter King and the campaign against sharia are two sides of the same Islamophobic coin.

Peter King is not entirely to blame, of course, for the resurgence of Islamophobia. Liberals have played a role, too. "The right-wing hardliners set the framework that Muslims are a backwards, evil, anti-American group, then the liberals say that some of the Muslims are nice, some of them don’t oppress their women," explains Raed Jarrar in an interview with him and Niki Akhavan in the FPIF special focus on Islamophobia. "This is like one person saying, 'I think all black people are thieves' and another person says 'I don’t believe that all black people are thieves.' If you are using that as a reference point, then you are actually reaffirming the framework."

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Bob Herbert: Flailing After Muslims

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Japanese Americans decry Rep. King's Muslim hearings as 'sinister'

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Malcolm X: A Life of ReInvention by Dr. Manning Marable

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Malcolmology Episode 1

Malcolmology Episode 2: Growing Up Garvey

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NYT Letters: The House Hearings on American Muslims

For Lawmaker Examining Terror, a Pro-I.R.A. Past

New Book by Charles Kurzman: The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists - Oxford University Press, USA (July 12, 2011)

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs?
In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. Charles Kurzman draws on government sources, public opinion surveys, election results, and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world. He finds that young Muslims are indeed angry with what they see as imperialism--and especially at Western support for local dictatorships. But revolutionary Islamists have failed to reach them, as can be seen from the terrorists' own websites and publications, which constantly bemoan the dearth of willing recruits.

Kurzman notes that it takes only a small cadre of committed killers to wreak unspeakable havoc. But that very fact underscores his point. As easy as terrorism is to commit, few Muslims turn to violence. Out of 140,000 murders in the United States since 9/11, Islamist terrorists have killed at most three dozen people. Of the 150,000 people who die each day, worldwide, Islamist militants account for fewer than fifty fatalities--and only ten per day outside of the hotspots of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The real bulwark against Islamist violence, Kurzman finds, is Muslims themselves, who reject both the goals of the terrorists and their bloody means. With each bombing, the terrorists lose support among Muslims.

Incisive and authoritative, The Missing Martyrs provides much-needed corrective to deep-seated and destructive misconceptions about Muslims and the Islamic world. The threat of Islamist terrorism is real, Kurzman shows, but its dimensions are, so far, tightly confined.
About the Author 
Charles Kurzman is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His books include Democracy Denied and The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran.

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Setting the Record Straight on Sharia: An Interview with Intisar Rabb

NYT Editorial Today: Peter King’s Obsession

Monday, March 7, 2011

Drawing U.S. Crowds With Anti-Islam Message by Laurie Goodstein

Kareem Salama - Makes Me Crazy (Official Music Video)

Remembering Rehab El-Buri

Hussein Rashid: Tea Party Organizes Islamophobic Hate Rally

Peter King's Anti-Muslim Bigotry Haunts Terrorism Hearings

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Imam Zaid Shakir: What Went Wrong? Funny You Should Ask

On Nicholas Kristof's piece "Is Islam the Problem?" (March 5, 2011)

White House Seeks to Allay Muslims’ Fears on Terror Hearings

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fox and Glenn Beck Stare Into a Dark Future

Conversation with Chris Hedges- Media Roots TV

Russell Simons: The Hypocrisy of Peter King

White House Praises Muslims Ahead Of House Hearing

NY1: City Groups Rally Ahead Of U.S. Muslim Hearings

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(Video) CNN on 'the radicalization of Muslim Americans' with Rep. Peter King and Rep. Keith Ellison

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Meet Peter King: Islamophobe

Special US prison units fill with Muslims

Is Pamela Geller Starting Judaism's Westboro Baptist Church? (VIDEO)

TPD officers flood Islamic Society event

Nice video and short article about a Muslim community in Tulsa, Oklahoma and their hosting a "law enforcement appreciation day" that was well attended