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(2015/09/29) Religion seen through fear (Islamophobia)

September 29, 201574 min
Edition #956
Today we take a look at a fresh set of news stories that demonstrate how muslims are seen through an often-racial lens of fear, distrust and hatred
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Angry Sam Harris Fan: Stop Being Unfair to Sam Harris! - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 08-22-15
Ch. 3: Song 1: Courage - Authority Zero

00:09:40 Ch. 4: Act 2: Fox News: Obama Not Blaming Islam Enough - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-18-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: You Don't Scare Me - Josh Pykee

00:21:01 Ch. 6: Act 3:  Who gets called a terrorist in the media - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 5-22-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: The Typewriter - Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra

00:25:01 Ch. 8: Act 4: Hypocrite: County Official Storms Out of Meeting During Muslim Prayer - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 08-07-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Me and God and Jesus - Crooked Roads Band

00:29:27 Ch. 10: Act 5: Muslim Student Handcuffed Because Of Harmless Science Project - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-17-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: City on a Hill - The Minor Leagues

00:43:55 Ch. 12: Act 6: Richard Dawkins: Ahmed's Clock Truther? - Majority Report (@majorityfm) - Air Date: 09-21-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: Science Fair - Recess Monkey

00:50:19 Ch. 14: Act 7: Protect Thy Neighbor (@protectneighbor) via @americansunited — Best of the Left Activism 
Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo bard

00:52:52 Ch. 16: Act 8: Are All Muslims Responsible For Terrorism? - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-21-15

00:58:06 Ch. 17: Religious freedom isn't just about Christianity - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX
01:01:20 Ch. 18: A coach's thoughts on giving advice - Anonymous
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:07:36 Ch. 19: Final comments on the complicated nature of giving advice
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Protect Thy Neighbor (@protectneighbor) via @americansunited
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Add your name to the Americans United or Separation of Church and State> Protect Thy Neighbor Pledge
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Tell your legislators: Protect My Neighbors!
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Additional Activism/Resources:
"You Can Now Donate to the Ahmed Mohamed STEM Scholarship Fund” via Mic
"MacArthur High School and Irving TX police: Apologize to Ahmed Mohamed for criminalizing science” via
Sources/further reading:
The official feed of Ahmed’s family: @IStandWithAhmed
Muslim teen behind #IStandWithAhmed encourages others to follow their dreams: "Go for it!" via CBS News
"‘It’s A Trap!’ Paranoid FRC Head Buys Into Ridiculous Ahmed Mohamed Bomb Plot Scenario” via Americans United or Separation of Church and State>
"Pope Problems: Papal Visit Incurs Significant Taxpayer Expense” via Americans United or Separation of Church and State>
"Once More, With Enthusiasm: Texas Attorney General Again Refuses To Recognize Marriage Equality” via Americans United or Separation of Church and State>
'God%20And%20Government'%20-%20Barry%20Lynn%20Discusses%20His%20New%20Book%20on%20Thom%20Hartmann's%20">via Americans United or Separation of Church and State> and Thom Hartmann
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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