From: Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
To: “Faiz Shakir, Vice President at American Progress, Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report, B.A. degree in government from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown Law Center” firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: How Islamophobia is linked to Imperial Mobilization
Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM
Dear Mr. Faiz Shakir,
Previously CAIR had issued a 68 page glossy report in May 2011 titled: Same Hate, New Target: Islamophobia and Its Impact in the United States January 2009-December 2010 in conjunction with UC Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender. That public report released with much fanfare by CAIR conveniently left out the roots of Islamophobia, describing only its rise and prevalence. My response to CAIR and to the CRG Director at UC Berkeley noted the omissions and demanded an explanation.
Now your organization americanprogress.org has issued a 70 page glossy report titled: Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America which has gone a tiny step further in documenting that it is deliberately cultivated, and of course as most of us already know, run by a bunch of errand boys and girls of the neo-cons. Yet your report too failed to link this cultivation of Islamophobia to “imperial mobilization”, and to examining why these errand boys and girls are cultivating “Islamophobia” as the circus clowns of empire. There is no mention of the ringmasters either. This makes your 70-page document at best a “limited hangout”.
The short article below examines what you have failed to examine despite the excellent reportage of facts in your report and the palpable conclusion which has already been empirical for over ten years. If what is stated in my article below is in error, please do feel free to offer correction. If it is not in error, I call upon you to address the linkages you have omitted in a revised report. As the Jewish proverb goes, a half truth is a full lie. We have had enough purveyors of half-truths. Let’s have a some full truths for a change. It ain’t rocket science – only political science. Anyone from Harvard cannot fail to recognize that fact.
Thank you for your time.
Zahir Ebrahim’s response to Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America