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Dumb and Hateful: The Consequences of US Islamophobia      :   Information Clearing House: ICH

Dumb and Hateful: The Consequences of US Islamophobia      :   Information Clearing House: ICH

Consider the case of Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin. While still on active duty in 2002, this highly decorated Army officer spoke in uniform at a series of some 30 church gatherings during which he offered his own response to President Bush’s famous question: “Why do they hate us?” The general’s perspective differed markedly from his commander-in-chief’s: “The answer to that is because we're a Christian nation. We are hated because we are a nation of believers.”

On another such occasion, the general recalled his encounter with a Somali warlord who claimed to enjoy Allah’s protection. The warlord was deluding himself, Boykin declared, and was sure to get his comeuppance: “I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.” As a Christian nation, Boykin insisted, the United States would succeed in overcoming its adversaries…

On outskirts of Kabul, 'Warlordistan' may be glimpse of Afghan future - News - Stripes

On outskirts of Kabul, 'Warlordistan' may be glimpse of Afghan future - News - Stripes
“He’s a murderer, he’s a thief and he has two more years of ruling out there,” one high-ranking police commander said of Gul, saying he hopes the people will choose a new member of parliament when Gul’s term is up.

Gul and Mohammadi have steadfastly denied the accusations.

Study: ‘Counterproductive’ Drone War ‘Terrorizes’ Civilians in Pakistan -- News from Antiwar.com

Study: ‘Counterproductive’ Drone War ‘Terrorizes’ Civilians in Pakistan -- News from Antiwar.com

A new report by researchers at the Stanford and NYU schools of law has found that the drone program is “terrorizing” the people of Pakistan and that it is having “counterproductive” effects.