The Electronic Intifada Weekly Podcast featuring Zahra Billoo on the rise of Islamophobia in the US

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Islamophobia, government surveillance and violence against Muslims, Arabs and people of South Asian descent is on the rise in the US.

(Justin Lane / Newscom)

“Last night [in Illinois] … vandals had drawn graffiti all over headstones at a Muslim graveyard, [and had] written things like ‘raghead,’ ‘terrorist,’ et cetera.” - Zahra Billoo, on this week’s podcast

This week on The Electronic Intifada podcast:

Unknown activists in San Francisco revised the racist ad on city buses by adding a wheatpasted image, appropriately labeling this incident of hate speech. (Photographer unknown)

Comments

Just so you know the majority of Americans are not Islamaphobic. Unfortunately we have our 40% Republicans and Our southern and western rednecks. They are dislike anyone,poor,black, brown,yellow,Hindu's,Devotees of Islam and generally anyone that does not look, think and act like them. Based out of a longstanding fear of the unknown. We have many for their own gain are willing to use that. I am a 60 year old Carpenter from Ct. USA and I myself celebrate diversity. We are all the same in the eyes of God. It will be a while before we are all the same in the eyes of all men. I hope in my lifetime Palestinians receive their due. Freedom,peace and security. Take care, Martin Young