In this hour-long radio interview, Ahmed Rehab joins WBEZ staff to discuss reactions to the Boston Marathon bombings.
European courts have deemed American prisons to be compatible with human rights standards. Chris Hedges, in his op-ed, “What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us,” however, tells us that this is not the case.
The FBI have focused their energy on preemptive measures, seeking to discover terrorists before their dreams of destruction can be realized.
Are the portrayals of Muslim Americans by some elected officials and members of the media accurate? Are non-Muslim Americans the only victims of extremism? Should Muslim Americans be obligated to apologize for the actions of a few that distort the true meaning of the Qur’an?
That skewed ratio reveals the ultimate Orwellian truth in all of this: in the United States, all terrorists get equal attention, but some get more equal attention than others.
While many American citizens are being wrongfully accused of aiding terrorism without evidence to prove it, there are also many that are explicit in their aiding of terrorism and remain unaccountable for their actions.
Dr. Walid Phares, Senior Adviser of National Security and Foreign Policy to the Romney campaign and adviser to the House Caucus on Anti-terrorism, claims to be an “expert” on terrorism and Islam.
The way in which a story is told through the use of specific terminology is crucial to the impression it leaves upon its audience. For this reason, the Chicago Tribune’s recent coverage of five Cleveland men who attempted to blow up a highway bridge is problematic.
On April 12, 2012, in what will inevitably go down as a historic sentencing statement, Tarek Mehanna stated that 4 years ago, he was approached by two federal agents who told him that he had two options; either become an informant for the government or end up in prison on charges of terrorism.
The way in which KONY 2012 is being reported illustrates a clear bias and double standard in reporting. The crimes that Kony and the LRA have committed are acts of terror and should be labeled as such.