The media frequently talks about the threat of terrorist attacks, but ignores most of them. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and Jordan Chariton, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you what type of terrorism the media ignores. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go
“At his first address to a joint session of Congress last month, President Trump reiterated his administration’s focus on “radical Islamic terrorism.” A few weeks earlier, his administration had provided a list of terrorist attacks it claimed were underreported by the news media. The list primarily included attacks by Muslim perpetrators.
The implication was clear: Muslims do more harm than the media want you to believe. Terrorism scholars quickly discredited that suggestion.
How we did our research
When there’s a terrorist attack, the coverage seems to dominate the cycles for hours, days and sometimes weeks. How can it be accurate to claim that the media really underplays or hides terrorism? Fortunately, this is a question that we can investigate through research.”
Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/m…
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Jordan Chariton
Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Jordan Chariton
With the current rise of groups like ISIS and other Terrorist Organizations, we’re finding that many people are falling into the trap of “Generalization” and “Bigotry.” This trend is not a new one, but one has to point out the utter hypocrisy that has been going on over the past few years in relation to Islam. If we are are going to blame the religion of Islam for the actions of such groups like ISIS, then we need to then remain consistent and also blame Christianity for the Supremacist Ideals that have been growing throughout the west. White Supremacy and Christian Supremacy are not very different. In fact, if you look at their approach to people they wish to attack ideologically, you find that they are not that much different. First they focus on the crimes committed by a small group of people, and then the spin those stories to make the general public feel like those individuals are going after their family and loved ones.
So with Islam, when a Terrorist Attack takes place due to some Political grievance, then Islamophobes (aka Western Supremacists) spin those stories to appear as if the apocalypse is about to happen and that all Muslims have united to try to overthrow their country and enslave their women and children. In the 50’s the KKK would use a case of a Black man raping a white women, and then exploit this incident to show that Black people weren’t civilized and if they ever let their guard down, they would rape their women and exploit their children.
Many Islamopobes like Robert Spencer have defended White Supremacists. Here’s a link: http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/05/robe…
So to the general Public we urge them to not be fooled by these in the closet Neo-Nazis that try to sneak into people’s homes Hate and Bigotry. We hope that this video helps shed light on the inconsistency of these groups and parties that try to Demonize all Muslims for the mistakes of a few.