Posts Tagged ‘Islamophobia’

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We discuss the white supremacist terrorist attack in Christchurch, Aotearoa (New Zealand) including playing an interview with author, lawyer and human rights activist Qasim Rashid from Democracy Now!

We focus on the importance of challenging Islamophobia and racism all along the spectrum of discrimination and violence (pictured below), and not only at the most extreme and horrific end. This spectrum of violence/discrimination can be used to understand homophobia, as well as Islamophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination.

Image from the chapter ‘Disability and the Continuum of Violence’ by Dr Andrea Hollomotz – from the book Disability, Hate Crime and Violence.

We also discuss the labelling of terrorism depending on race and religion, plus reactions to the attack from Donald Trump, Fraser Anning and Milo Yiannopoulos.

Clips:

Frank TurnerMust Try Harder’, Pussy RiotMake America Great Again’.

Burquini ban

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We’re joined by Sarah McGrath who witnessed the Nice attack in France as well as the increased Islamophobia in the aftermath. Sarah also provides “high level information” on a wide range of related topics including: her own immigration experience in France, French politics, the Burkini ban in France, a lack of agency afforded to women when discussing clothing choices, French attitudes towards Muslims and immigration, concerns about religious and ethnic hatred versus inequality in Europe and beyond, the experiences of immigrant children in schools, and the problems of a one-way “integration” approach to immigration.

Sarah also makes some parallels with similar issues in Australia, including: Islamophobia in Australia, the Burkini and the Australian beach, the proposed university level English test for Australian citizenship and misplaced concerns about the “geographical concentration” of newly arrived migrants.

Clips:

Flight of the ChonchordsFoux Du FaFa’, Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg discuss Ready Player One, Camp CopeKeep Growing’.

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Blair Cottrell, the new leader of the United Patriots Front. Image from @slackbastard on Twitter – he doesn’t throw around the accusations of Nazism willy nilly – Cottrell has said he wants a photo of Hitler in every school and a copy of Mein Kampf given to every Australian student: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/20/the-upf-and-reclaim-australia-arent-concerned-parents-or-a-bad-joke

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This episode is about challenging the anti-Islamic, white supremacist movement in Australia, featuring the United Patriots Front and Reclaim Australia.

We play Ray Grenfell’s interview with anti-fascist activist Barry Cade on the Melbourne fascist rally (and anti-fascist counter rally) from the weekend, as well as discussing tactics against fascism. This interview is from RTR92.1FM Indymedia – you can listen to episodes of this show here and you can listen to individual interviews through perthindymedia.net and Soundcloud.

We discuss groups like Reclaim Australia using Muslims and other minorities as scapegoats for the economic inequality caused by neoliberal policies, a hilarious denial of racism from a Reclaim Australia participant and equally hilarious in-fighting amongst white supremacists as a result of the resignation from the United Patriots Front by Sherman Burgess – he has been replaced by the Nazi Blair Cottrell.

Also covered is the “Islam is not a race” card that racists love to play, Radio National’s segment on Reclaim Australia and the United Patriots Front, and a Senate enquiry finds that Halal doesn’t fund terrorism – what a surprise! You can share our meme about this (based on Nazeem Hussein’s stand-up) on Facebook and Twitter (tweet embedded below).

We recommend the book Don’t Think of an Elephant! For more on Reclaim Australia and challenging white supremacy in Australia, check out episodes 94 and 107.

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Clips:

Not Right ‘Tory Scum’, Ray Grenfell’s interview with anti-fascist activist Barry Cade, Eddie Perfect from the Rock Against Howard CD, The Great Aussie Patriot wants to reclaim Australia from Islam, Anti-FlagThis Machine Kills Fascists’.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on Reclaim Australia, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Image from @AJENews on Twitter.

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On this episode we look into the recent violent attacks in Paris, including the context and the reactions. We discuss: selective grief and outrage, disproportionate media coverage of violent acts, the implications for migrants, and links between the response to the Paris attacks and the response to the 9/11 attacks.

We play two interviews. The first one is Karun Cowper’s interview with US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele on the historical context behind the Paris attacks. We also play Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfell’s interview with Muslim activist Marziya Mohammedali on the Islamophobic backlash following the attacks. To hear more from Marziya, check out our 70th episode, which features a speech she gave opposing Islamophobia. Both of the interviews played on this episode are from RTR92.1FM Indymedia – you can listen to episodes of this show here and you can listen to individual interviews through perthindymedia.net and Soundcloud.

We also discuss the new show The Verdict and play Katie’s live TV debut – discussing terrorism on the show Opinionated. You can watch her being interviewed from 9.19-14.09 of this video – embedded below.

Katie mentions the PKK during this interview – for more on the PKK and anarchism, gender equality, resistance to ISIS etc, check out our 72nd episode and Crimethinc podcast episodes 36 and 39.

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Clips:

Waleed Aly on The ProjectISIS is Weak’, Useless ID ‘State of Fear’, Karun Cowper’s interview with US Iraq war veteran Vincent Emanuele, Katie on the TV show OpinionatedSeries 1, Episode 3 – Part 2’, Alex Whisson and Ray Grenfell’s interview with Muslim activist Marziya Mohammedali – from the 16/11/15 episode of RTR92.1FM Indymedia, Nerina PallotEverybody’s gone to war’.

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