Islamophobia in the Age of Demagogues

Socialism 2016

July 01, 2016

As anti-Muslim hate spirals out of control, many of the people loudly condemning demagogues like Donald Trump set the stage for their rise. That's because Islamophobia is about more than just reactionary hate and bigotry. This talk will explore how Islamophobia is necessary for legitimizing US military aggression in the Middle East while serving as a useful tool for ruling elites to divide and distract the masses from economic inequality domestically.

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