Forget the global jhad and the 19 062 Islamic terror attacks that cost hundreds of thousands, if not millions their life’s since 9/11. Â Forget the 1400 years of jihad warfare and the mountains of skulls on the way to the Â imaginary “Islamic Golden AGE.” Â All you Â need is a scribbler whoÂ knows who to blame: the media!
American images of Arabs and Muslims have remained remarkably consistent over the decades. Despite the diversity of Arab and Muslim experience, reel Arab women have appeared mostly mute and submissive — belly dancers, bundles in black and beasts of burden, argues Jack Shaheen.Â More mediaphobia atÂ Middle East Online–– see, all you need is a little bit of ink and a mind full of garbage and the media prints it. Too easy!
Islamofobbery coming to a natural end?
OIC Chief speaks out on major Muslim issues
What are your efforts to combat Islamophobia and extremism?
Islamophobia is surely one of serious concern for the Muslim Ummah, and the OIC has been seized with the issue since the day I took over the organization. Islamophobia came as a priority on the agenda of the 3rd Extraordinary OIC Summit held in Makkah in 2005, which mandated the General Secretariat to establish an observatory in the Ten-Year Program of Action to monitor the issue and take necessary steps to counter it. The observatory was created to monitor and sensitize the world about Islamophobic incidents and, at the same time, create an awareness campaign against Islamophobia.–More of the same atÂ IINA