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Tampa Peace House group uses comedy to combat Islamophobia listen

05/11/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: islam, Islamophobia, Muslim, Peace House, peace, humor, satire, comedy, Muzzies


(update: in June Peace House posted a new video, scroll down to the bottom of this page to watch it)

A new group in Tampa is using humor to fight Islamophobia.

A couple of weeks ago the daycare section of a mosque in Tampa caught fire. When news of the fire was posted on television websites the string of angry, mean and downright Islamophobic responses flooded in.

But a new group in Tampa, called Peace House, i...

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Reaction to death of U.S. Ambassador in Libya listen

09/12/12 wire services including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama is condemning in the "strongest possible terms" an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including the American ambassador.

Today Obama said the U.S. will work with the Libyan government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. He says "no acts of terror" will shake America's resolve.

Obama said the U.S. rejects any efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but says there is "absolutely no justification" for viole...

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CAIR's Hassan Shibly on death of US Ambassador to Libya listen

09/12/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The day after Tuesday's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya we spoke with Hassan Shibly. He’s executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Four Americans have died, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, following riots by Libyans upset at a low-budget film critical of Islam.

We heard audio of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) suggesting Al-Qaeda could be responsible for the attack.

We also touched on the ongoing effort by conserv...

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Islamophobia: The Network Behind The New McCarthyism?

12/28/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. On the first part of today's program we'll have open phones. In the second part of today's program an interview with journalist Max Blumenthal about what may be this era's New McCarthyism.

Recently AHA reported:

"Incoming House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says he will launch investigations into radical Islam as part of his mandate to "protect our homeland from the te...

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