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

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

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“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)




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

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Nora Barrows-Friedman is a staff writer and associate editor at The Electronic Intifada, and is the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine (Just World Books, 2014).