Teachers are reluctant to discuss the September 11 attacks on America because they fear it will provoke racism and Islamaphobia in class, according to a survey.Those in schools with high numbers of Muslim children are particularly concerned about talking about the atrocity - despite it being arguably the defining event of the 21st century so far.
Alison Kitson, faculty director at the Institute of Education at London University, which carried out the survey, said teachers should "grasp the nettle" and tackle the subject. They should credit children with more maturity, she said.
Four in five teachers (81 per cent) said that when teaching the topic, it was a challenge to break "students' stereotypes and prejudices about other cultures".
The academics polled almost 200 teachers across the country and also visited eight schools: four in London, and one each in Leeds, Worcestershire, Oxford and Surrey.
At two schools, teachers showed "serious resistance" to raising the subject, while in another there was "some resistance" from staff. Continued
By Bob Smietana • THE TENNESSEAN • October 24, 2010
First of Two Parts
Steven Emerson has 3,390,000 reasons to fear Muslims.
That's how many dollars Emerson's for-profit company — Washington-based SAE Productions — collected in 2008 for researching alleged ties between American Muslims and overseas terrorism. The payment came from the Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, a nonprofit charity Emerson also founded, which solicits money by telling donors they're in imminent danger from Muslims.
Emerson is a leading member of a multimillion-dollar industry of self-proclaimed experts who spread hate toward Muslims in books and movies, on websites and through speaking appearances.
Mumbai-style terror plot’ against UK uncovered
The Semantics of Terrorism
By SOHA AL-JURF
During the fifth annual Al Jazeera forum on May 23, 2010, Robert Fisk gave an address, stressing the potency of semantics in the media (posted on aljazeera.net, May 25, 2010). Fisk's remarks underlined the ways in which word-choices define and color media coverage and reporting, and, consequently, determine our readership’s perceptions of world affairs.
"Power and the media," he said, "…are not just about the parasitic-osmotic relationship between supposedly honourable reporters and the nexus of power that runs between White House and state department and Pentagon…in the Western context, power and the media is about words—and the use of words...It is about semantics."
[NOTE: Public access to the post below ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/06/391879.shtml ) was
'disappeared' from Portland Indymedia without having any public viewing. Until June 9, 2009, the only
record of it there had been as a "duplicate" listing in Portland IndyMedia's "compost pile" page
(where undesirable posts end up as either inaccessible 'duplicate' or still-accessible 'compost'
listings, both with associated post numbers, which is how I managed to piece together the above link).
All 'duplicate' listings remain unlinked to their respective posts, even when the posts are
not displayed elsewhere on the site and so are impossible to have 'duplicates' of. Such posts are
rendered unreadable, and such was my poor post's fate. But as of today, even that tiny bit of evidence
was ‘disappeared,’ even though the above link to the post still functions (but for how much longer?).
Such 'disappearances' seem to happen regularly at Portland IndyMedia, as well as at other IndyMedias
around the country. So much for truly 'independent' media, especially regarding such vital subjects as the
Slavery is defined as the act of keeping a person as a piece of property. If you ask the average American if slavery still exists in America, their answer is likely to be no. After watching this video, many will change their minds.
Bill Maher is considered by most people to be a lefty liberal entertainer, and typifies the bankrupt gatekept left in America that assumes the moral high ground in opposing Bush but have no problem perpetuating a blood libel against Arabs and Muslims. How is Bill Maher, and others like him, any different than those who wrote and have promoted the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? Answer: Unlike the Protocols, very few people know that Maher and otehrs like him are frauds.
The 9/11 Truth Movement is now strong enough that we should be taking a strong stand against unfounded allegation of Arab/Muslim involvement in the attacks of 9/11. If not us, who? If not now, then when?
We have very properly marginalized intolerant voices like Eric Hufschmid--why do we not hold Bill Maher to the same standard and call him and others out for their clear bigotry against the new global scapegoats?
Excerpted from Why is Anti-Muslim Bigotry Tolerated?
Bill Maher's "Towel-Headed Hos"
By REMI KANAZI