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Blame the truth for Beck’s fall from grace PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay M. Safi   
Apr 06, 2011 at 09:33 PM

It is now official; Glenn Beck is pushed out of the door by Fox News. While many people are curious about the reasons for Fox management decision to drop Beck and cancel his crazy and fervently charged show, I’ve always wondered why anyone would watch him and listen to his outlandish claims, preposterous accusations, and sensational agitation.

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Fear Mongering, Muslim Americans, and Fort Hood Tragedy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay M. Safi   
Dec 07, 2009 at 03:56 AM

Muslim bashing is the new cottage industry with its own industrial barons and a wide web of fear mongering bloggers ready on a moment notice to echo the noise generated at the industry’s hate mills. The buzz word at the anti-Muslim network and its far-right bloggers this weekend was my recent visit to Fort Hood. The reporting was not on the content of my presentation or the purpose of my visit, but rather over a set of fictitious affiliations and unfounded accusations. The attack focused mainly on the fact that I am a director with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an umbrella organization that represents professional Muslim organizations and Islamic centers across the United States and Canada.

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Muslim Americans brace for backlash in the wake of Ft Hood tragedy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay M. Safi   
Nov 10, 2009 at 01:19 AM

As soon as it became clear that the suspect in the shooting rampage at Ft Hood claims the Islamic faith, every Muslim organization of note put out a press release condemning the brutal attack that claimed the lives of 13 soldiers and sent more to hospital for treatment. Muslim spokespersons were on every TV channel and newspaper answering questions on what drove Major Nidal Malik Hassan to open fire on the soldiers he was supposed to care for, and to betray the institution that paid for his education and helped him become the psychiatrist he is.

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Bent on Confusing the Public about Islam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay M. Safi   
Sep 24, 2009 at 06:22 PM

The Far Right Exploits Rifqa Bary's Case to Distort Islam

The Center for Security Policy (CSP) published recently an article on Rifqa Bary who converted to Christianity and ran away from her family with the help of an evangelical group based in Florida. The
article, titled “
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Earns an F,” provides yet another example of CSP’s practice of using half truth and innuendo to confuse the public on matters relating to Islam and Muslims.

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Steve Emerson's Fantastic Obsession PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Nov 29, 2007 at 04:00 PM

What would an investigative reporter turned director of a private intelligence operation, who is increasingly obsessed with proving that mainstream Muslim American organizations are radical, do when he fails to find evidence to support his obsession? Human decency and ethical conduct dictate that he give up his obsession and admit that he was wrong. Steve Emerson, the director of the shadowy Investigative Project, thinks otherwise. Rather than doing the right thing and give up his bigoted endeavor, he decides to use fantasy to forge evidence and prolong his compulsive obsession.

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