Tue, 12 June 2018
Investigative reporter Simon Boazman has just broadcast a documentary, Islamophobia, Inc on Al Jazeera English. The thesis: the sharp rise in hate crimes against American Muslims has been encouraged by a well-financed, well-organized conspiracy of hatred. A hidden group of funders, at least some of them familiar donors of “dark money” to right-wing causes underwrite and distribute remarkably repetitive messages to a potential audience of millions. Overblown invocations of “jihad” and “Sharia law” stoke fears.