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Bill Whitehouse on Roots of the Current Crisis

Listen HERE Bill “Anab” Whitehouse may be America’s most underrated Muslim political thinker. Like Peter Simpson he is a fan of the Antifederalists and their vision of limited government. He writes: “Any form of public policy, including health, gives expression to a species of religion which government officials are seeking to evangelically and forcibly impose on other individuals (i.e., citizens). No one – not governments (whether federal or state) and not individuals — can be shown to have a right under the U.S. Constitution — to establish the foregoing sort of religious perspective.” In this interview he discusses the political…

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Eric Zuesse on Hagia Sophia & Islamic Activism, End of US Empire

Listen HERE Forensic historian Eric Zuesse joins the Truth Jihad for a lively Eid debate on Islamic activism and the demise of US empire. First topic: Turkey’s decision to return Hagia Sophia to its status as a mosque. Though Eric and I agree that Erdogan’s (and the Turkish Supreme Court’s) decision was misguided, our reasons for holding that position are radically different. Responding to Eric’s article on the topic, I emailed him: “I oppose unilaterally making Hagia Sophia a mosque on (Islamic) religious grounds, following Imran Hosein, but wasn’t impressed by your secular arguments especially the “Islamic dictatorship” part. I…

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Discussing “War on Islamic Iran” with Press TV & Richie Allen

Listen HERE First five minutes: Today’s (July 7) Press TV monologue on US-Israeli economic warfare against Iran. Excerpt: “So, ultimately what we are facing is a situation in which, Israel—which greatly increased its power over the US after it was the key player in the September 11, 2001, coup d’etat featuring the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center—has realized that its whole plan, which was to radically reshape the region to its own benefit by taking out seven countries in five years, the seventh and most important being Iran, has run up into a dead end. They can’t stop…

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Labeeb Uqdah and Rashid Dawud on BLM and Islam

Listen HERE Labeeb Uqdah and Rashid Dawud are long time activists focused on the African-American and Muslim communities. Labeeb writes: “Rashid Dawud’s  roots are in Mississippi and Detroit. I was born in New Orleans, and have lived in Los Angeles since 1963. “We met at Cal State Northridge in 1975.  In 1985 we published Hijrah Magazine, and later published a newspaper called The LA Maghreb which came into being after an officer-involved shooting of an African American Muslim bus driver named Yusuf Bilal. “Rashid’s reversion or entry to Islam was through the door of orthodox Sunni Islam. My beginnings were…

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American Taliban: Is Smashing Historic Heritage a Meritorious Act?

By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor, for Unz Review In March 2001, in the mountains northwest of Kabul, the Taliban blew up two colossal statues of Gautama Buddha. The act was almost universally condemned. But the Taliban’s justification of historic vandalism makes at least as much sense as those offered by today’s American Taliban, who are on a nationwide rampage of statue-destruction. Here in Madison, Wisconsin, confused protesters just destroyed two statues honoring causes they presumably support. One honored Hans Christian Heg, “a Norwegian immigrant, activist and abolitionist who led an anti-slave catcher militia helping slaves escape before serving as…

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The Real Reason Why Islamophobia Sweeping Across the US

By Kevin Barrett, for Press TV Alaa Massri, who’s an activist in New York, was recently arrested and stripped of her hijab by the police, who then distributed the photo. This is one of many indignities that Muslim women in the US sometimes suffer. We’ve had a wave of Islamophobia sweeping across the US ever since the September 11 false flag operation, which was actually orchestrated precisely to generate that kind of Islamophobia, and to weaponize it, both in service to wars around the world against the enemies of Israel and Zionism, and also to try to put a lid…

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David Pidcock: Signs of the “End Times” Are All Around Us!

Listen HERE Video HERE David Musa Pidcock, co-founder of the Islamic Party of Britain (the first Islamic party in the West) is the author of Satanic Voices – Ancient and Modern – a classic discussion of the Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses affair from a Muslim perspective. His other books include Dark Knights of the Solar Cross and Inside the Brotherhood (co-authored with Martin Short). In this interview he begins: “The British Embassy wrote a letter notifying the British government of what had just happened on July 8th, 1908, in Constantinople. A coup d’état had taken place. And the whole of the Ottoman…

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Malcolm X Was Right, Islam Can Solve US Racism Problem

Iranian newspaper Sobhe Sadiq interviews Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor Question: Protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd continue to rage across the US. What do you think about the protests? I sympathize with people who are angry about the murder of George Floyd and other abuses by American police. Abusive police are a serious problem here in the USA, epecially in black communities. The police abuse problem is one aspect of the larger problem of rampant injustices and inequalities. There is also the related problem of the moral, ethical, and spiritual vacuum left by the decline…

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Eric Walberg on “Trump, Coronavirus, Neoliberalism”

Listen HERE “In a way I’m not really sorry that I’m persona non grata (in the USA) due to the US security state that doesn’t seem to like me. It was already very hard for me to travel…” – Eric Walberg Eric Walberg breaks the fast on the penultimate evening of Ramadan…and gives us the English version of his new Farsi interview “Trump, Coronavirus, Neoliberalism.” Eric, a habitual conspiracy theory naysayer, casts a skeptical eye on my argument that COVID-19 looks like a bankster bioweapon to accelerate war on China and the rest of the non-bankster-owned world (including Main Street USA).…

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Live Radio: Coronavirus, Spirituality, & Politics: Shia/Sufi/Muslim Perspectives

Broadcasts live Fridays 8 to 10 pm Eastern on Revolution.Radio First half hour: Andrew Israel (Muhammad Al Mahdi) reverted to Shia Islam from Judaism last Ramadan. As the Anglo-Zionist war on the “Shia crescent” (a.k.a. the Axis of Resistance) intensifies, even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, this might be a good time to check in with him… Next half hour: Charles Upton discusses his new article “A Sufi Response to the Coronavirus.” A poet, author, and activist who has published numerous books on Sufism, metaphysics, and other topics, he is currently a leading proponent of the Covenants Initiative. Second hour:…

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