First off, an apology to the kind folks who subscribe to this blog. I’ve been awol for the last few months because I have been using every ounce of my writing energy to finish my book titled Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. I’m happy to say that I’m done!
I am now back and can’t wait to post my next blog entry. The next post that I am working on (along with Danny Lucia) is about the NYPD’s screening of this outrageously racist film called The Third Jihad to 1500 of its officers as part of their counter-terrorism training.
This is like showing Birth of a Nation as part of a racial sensitivity training program.
At any rate, this blog entry will start with this latest revelation but argue that this is only the tip of the iceberg. New York City, home to about 800,000 Muslims, but also home to the largest police department in the world, has been the crucible of Islamophobic policies and practices. This piece goes into these practices and what we can do to push back.
I will be posting this early next week. Thanks for subscribing to my blog!