"Muslim Rage"

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kropotkin1951

I thought this was a well written piece that I can wholeheartedly agree with.

CHRISTIAN CHRISTENSEN wrote:

 Opposing Islamophobia is about opposing knee-jerk discrimination and xenophobia, dressed up as concern for “rights” (rights I rarely see addressed in other contexts) using vulgar stereotypes and crude generalizations. Finally, it is worth considering more precisely the role that poverty and inequality have played in the current unrest. While films, cartoons and religious fervor are held up as the main causes of the riots, I would suspect that a number of other factors have played into these events. If, however, we ignore these other factors in favor of the simple answer — “Muslim Rage” — then we contribute to an environment in which Islamophiobia, and thus discrimination, will thrive.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/03/why-opposing-islamophobia-is-not-...

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