#892 Fearing and hating what we don’t understand (Religion)

Today we take a look at the propaganda we’re fed to convince us that muslims are dangerous and examine why it’s bullshit


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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Violence and Muslims - @DecodeDC - Air Date: 1-9-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Dig Down Deep - Dig Down Deep (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 4: Act 2: Study: Religious Extremism is the Main Cause of Terrorism - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 11-20-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Tobacco Road - Tobacco Road

Ch. 6: Act 3: Islam isn't more bizarre than Christianity, it's just less familiar to us - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 1-16-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Perpetuum Mobile - Preludes, Airs and Yodels (A Penguin Cafe Primer)

Ch. 8: Act 4: Countering Radical Islam - @onthemedia - Air Date: 1-16-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Gerudo Valley (From "Ocarina of Time") - Melodies of Hyrule: Music from "the Legend of Zelda"

Ch. 10: Act 5: 'American Sniper' Bashed As Pro-War Anti-Muslim Propaganda - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-22-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac: Greatest Hits

Ch. 12: Act 6: Slain Muslim Cop’s Brother Delivers A Eulogy All Must Hear - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-13-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Porcelain - Play & Play: B Sides

Ch. 14: Act 7: Add the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Census via @ACCESS1971 & @NNAAC - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 16: Act 8: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace. - @ZakEbrahim on @TEDTalks - Air Date: 9-9-14


Ch. 18: Cutting through the cloud of BS - Colin from Cleveland, OH

Ch. 19: Tired of fighting racism - Xena from New York

Ch. 20: Activism segments are valuable and the government's divine right to kill - Erin from Philadelphia

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 21: Final comments on PodcastAwards.com and the Kickstarter for The Good Fight with Ben Wikler

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Add the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Census via @ACCESS1971 & @NNAAC

Take Action:

Leave a positive comment by February 1 to support adding the MENA region to the Census

Sources/further reading:

Linda Sarsour speaks to MEMO about Islamophobia in America”

"Radio Dispatch Live with Linda Sarsour and Vince Warren” on Radio Dispatch

"For Republicans, Muslims Will Be the Gays of 2016” by Dean Obeidallah at The Daily Beast

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 4 reactions

  • C M
    commented 2015-01-26 08:47:25 -0500
    //Hey, selfish asshole and liar, David Pakman, actually was able to say something positive and good. //

    That is uncalled for. Does he have to completely agree with you on all the issues? Why can’t you just appreciate the fact that he agrees with you on this issue. You could still express your disagreements on other issues when that is the topic of discussion.
  • C M
    commented 2015-01-25 19:47:59 -0500
    Good episode.
  • John G.
    commented 2015-01-25 19:06:08 -0500
    Seriously, This episode should automatically nominate you for a Nobel Peace Prize. I feel like the anti-Islamic outrage is growing more now than even right after 9/11. It felt much more like a right-wing push for the Bush years, and the so-called “left” was pushing back at least to be anti-Bush, but now with Obama carrying on the same horrific world-war policies against mostly Muslims, the so-called “left” is now fully on board with Islamophobia too, and it’s reaching this crescendo. This episode, if heard by enough people, could do real damage to that hate campaign, and that’s really powerful work for peace and sanity. I know you don’t create the clips, Jay. You just edit them together, but you choose which clips and for how long they play and how they play together. This episode is a masterpiece. You certainly deserve a peace prize a hell of a lot more than Barack “predator drones” Obama.
  • John G.
    commented 2015-01-25 17:26:28 -0500
    Hey, selfish asshole and liar, David Pakman, actually was able to say something positive and good. Usually I can’t believe you still include him in your clips, but this was actually 5 minutes where he didn’t make me want to gouge my ears out.
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