Chris Hedges: American Muslims demonized to justify US war

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May 10, 2011

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[…] “What happened since 9/11 is that there has been an industry that has found it highly profitable to demonize Muslims in the United States. There are numerous seminars organized and funded by rightwing organizations which are indoctrinating law enforcement officials, security agencies and military, with a very distorted view of Islam and the Islamic World, painting them either as stealth or overt instruments of terrorism”.

“This culture of fear which permeates the entire country is one that feed the climate of the security and surveillance state, justifies the endless wars in Iraq,” said Chris Hedges, Senior fellow at Nation Institute in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Monday. […]


US Desk Press TV on May 16, 2011

Chris Hedges: American Muslims demonized to justify US war

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.


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6 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: American Muslims demonized to justify US war

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  4. Getting back to the real reasons for the Afghan invasion/occupation, interesting timeline:

    Of course islamophobia is a red herring, seems it’s all about oil & gas.

    Americans are such a sadly gullible bunch… if only they could keep their dangerous militaristic mentality to themselves, bone up on the second amendment and preemptively protect themselves against the real enemy, Americans.

  5. I totally agree. I think the question US citizens should be asking is – where there are signs of distrust of US foreign policy, what feeds the distrust? If this question were asked more carefully there may not be so many situations where the US gets sucked into silly foreign interventions.
    I find the prevelant view of Islam at strong odds with the Muslims I know – and the degree of ignorance about those with different religions almost mind-blowing.

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