MIT Lecture: ‘Is Islamaphobia Accelerating Global Warming?’

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MIT Lecture: ‘Is Islamaphobia Accelerating Global Warming?’ (No more than unicorn farts)

by  @ Mediate thanks to Mullah

global-warmingA Monday lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology examined the question of whether or not hatred of Muslims was driving the rise in global temperatures.

Ghassan Hage is a professor at the School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry at the University of Melbourne. His Monday lecture, ‘Is Islamaphobia Accelerating Global Warming?’, is named after an upcoming book of the same name. According to his lecture bio, Hage works in “the comparative anthropology of nationalism, multiculturalism, diaspora and racism and on the relation between anthropology, philosophy and social and political theory.”

Mediaite has read the lecture description several times over and can’t make heads or tails of it. Rather than decipher it ourselves, we’ll leave it our readers:

This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.’

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4 thoughts on “MIT Lecture: ‘Is Islamaphobia Accelerating Global Warming?’”

  1. ‘Is Islamaphobia Accelerating Global Warming?
    Total gibberish. Like comparing apples to sparrows.

    1. Mohammedan tosh, yes. But this comes from an Islamo-agitprop who occupies the minds of gullible students. One would hope that they have enough intelligence to see through that, but we can’t be sure, can we?

      Here is Robert Spencer’s comment:

      I am so sorry I am only finding out about this now, a day late. I would have flown across the country to attend. Imagine the acrobatics Ghassan Hage had to perform in order to make this even remotely plausible, even with the audience so eager to be fooled that he undoubtedly had. On the other hand, if the dim-bulb “Islamophobia”-fearmonger Haroon Moghul (that’s right, “Dwayne”) could sell Time Magazine on the idea that “Islamophobia” is responsible for America’s crumbling infrastructure, academic audiences these days may be even stupider than I thought.

  2. By MIT I suspect you mean Melbourne Institute of Technology ??? The rather more renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (the formal name for MIT) would not put up with this morons tosh.

  3. Ok – it was the MIT “Global studies and Language”. This is NOT a serious department and has a similar standing as does the global peace studies department (or what ever these idiots call themselves) at Sydney Uni. In other words its function is to redirect the mindless with vigour in a chosen direction. I will bet good money that a left wing organization funds this department. Amusing that the other MIT departments do real work but these clowns get to practise BS on a daily basis (and get funded!!! (good work if you can get it)).

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