Dirty Wars: US, Yemen and Anwar al-Awlaki

From drone strikes to the massacre at al-Majalah, secret U.S. military actions inside Yemen are exposed in "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield," is a documentary film by Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley. Here you see interviews with Scahill, Saleh bin Fareed and Nasser al-Awlaki, who lost his son, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and 16-year-old grandson to U.S. drone strikes. Continue Reading →

‘Two of an Oriental Kind’ – Anti-semitism, Islamophobia and the question of racism in Europe

‘Two of an Oriental Kind’ – Anti-semitism, Islamophobia and the question of racism in Europe In his seminal work, Orientalism, Edward Said refers to anti-Semitism the “secret sharer” of orientalist prejudices. The history of both Islamophobia and anti-semitism can almost be read as the history of the European imagination of Jews and Muslims: ‘two of […] Continue Reading →