Islamophobia Inc.

2018, Religion  -   12 Comments
Ratings: 2.23/10from 183 users.

Incidents of violence and discrimination against Muslim Americans are on the rise. Inflamed by fears, misinformation and bald-faced prejudice, anti-Islamic organizations have tripled their membership just in the past three years. How did this disturbing trend begin, where is it going and how do we stop it? Produced by Al Jazeera Investigations, Islamophobia Inc examines the source of hatred against Muslims, the tools employed to spread discriminatory ideologies, and the possible culpability of President Donald Trump and others in his administration.

The film takes a no holds barred approach when assessing blame for hateful rhetoric and acts of brutality against Muslims. ACT for America is just one of the institutions in the film's crosshairs. Through incessant propaganda and a vigorous social media presence, the organization has successfully categorized an entire population of just under 2 billion people with a wide and demonizing brush. Under the guise of national security, they campaign against Muslim candidates across the political spectrum, and have brainwashed their followers into believing that all Muslims are out to confiscate their constitutional freedoms and decimate their Christian faith.

From the film's perspective, these misguided messages of hate inevitably trigger activists with violent tendencies. In recent years, the country has been left reeling from targeted shootings, public beatings and planted explosions in Muslim houses of worship. In response, the current White House administration has done little to quell islamophobic hostilities. In some instances, they've engaged in rhetoric that has only exacerbated and empowered the aggression.

Meaningful change could conceivably come from the corridors of power in Washington, but a number of wealthy donors are shelling out big bucks to ensure defeat for any Muslim candidates. Some of these donors represent mainstream and conservative Jewish organizations.

The film also includes insights from the activists on the other side of the battlefield. They struggle to defeat the rising tide of intolerance through education and social outreach.

Islamophobia Inc is an exceedingly well produced and thoroughly researched investigation of a hate movement that's taking hold across the country. It's a virus that enables ignorance and viciousness while contradicting fundamental American values and principles.

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12 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Joseph L

    I come from South East Asia. I also lived in a Muslim country. I find the Muslim a very peaceful people, very clean people and very hospitable people. ..... until the Americans and the CIA went stirring in the Middle East and Muslim countries. It is like the Americans are allowed to killed and harm the Muslim and when the Muslim retaliates, now they are the terrorists, the rapist, the killers. Lots of sick people in America, an immoral country.

  2. Konrad

    Look what is happening in Europe !!!!!

  3. Robert

    A documentary you won't see from Al Jazeera (aka, the Qatari Ministry of Truth): a documentary on Christianophobia in the Islamic world...

  4. ask Aicha

    this is nothing more than propaganda.... When guests become unruly, it only makes sense to put them back in their place. Do yourselves a favor and read tbe Qu'ran and the Haddiths... And it will soon be all to clear what the outcome of the historical game is going to be. They have been at it for 1400 years, so if you think that things will play out differently in this day andage, you are hopelessly naive.

  5. Thomas Bryant

    This film is manufactured lies . IT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN~~~~~~~~There is NO TRUTH IN IT. This is their way of getting sentiment.

  6. Sarto Mik

    Islamophobia. Serious?
    I see Muslims on the news everyday for murdering, raping, stealing and all those things. That documentary is disrespectful.

  7. Parvez

    Gator you are a victim of misinformation and disinformation. Religious texts are to read with knowledge of the time it was meant for. And while you and other Islamophobes (yes you are one) may have heard something from The Koran regarding killing of enemies but may find it loathe to read and research on your own, you can easily pick up the Bible and check out Deuteronomy 20:16 - "For in the cities of these people that the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes." This not only included believers of a different race or religion but even the livestock and other animals. So don't let your phobia, which you explained yourself, get the better of you.
    PS: While you are at it do also check Moses(Numbers 31:17 besides many more.

  8. dennis

    The biggest threat this country faces is not Muslims but the fear and hate mongering news networks that propel this false message "ginning up" the masses and their greatest enabler, the current POTUS. If you think otherwise, your part of the problem not the solution.

  9. Søren Dahse

    This is not really the muslims fault, NOR the people's fault........ This is the work of the government, inviting SO SO SO many people in to our countries, thinking "oh its all gonna work out!"......

    IT WONT, and certainly not under these circumstances...... So thank you governments around in the western world, FOR SHI**ING ON YOUR OWN COUNTRIES

    Islam doesnt have room for anything else, and thats fine if they are in their own countries, do whatever the fuck you want..... But when this many people have been invited in, and they wont give up ANY part of their culture and wants our culture to bend to theirs, thats when you get a problem..... Of course people get mad, and this was all preventable

    If more are invited in, more people will get mad........ thats kinda the recepie for what happened in ww2. if that happens, it will also be the fault of our pussy governments

    Things will explode one day..... All it takes is a catalyst, like the economy starting to fail, and we all know that will happen again, probably harder than the other times

    1. Lina

      Soren Dahse: Exactly. Well said.

  10. trevor

    What a joke! No such thing as "islamophobia" Do we have christianophobia ?

    1. Gator

      According to the Oxford Dictionary "phobia" is defined as "an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something."

      But when no other religion or culture other than muslims, disproportionate to every and all other groups, cults, religions, is instructed by the muslim's quran and directed by islamic cleric leaders, are murdering innocent people and beheading disbelievers and throwing gays off building roofs and lighting people on fire in cages and rape gangs grooming children as young as 9 yrs of age for sex and marriage and suicide bombing public events and running over groups of innocent people walking on sidewalks and running thru restaurants and hotels knifing anyone and everyone all while screaming "alah akbar", then that's not a "phobia", but instead a well founded, documented and educated and very rational fear of muslim realities of heinous horrors disguised as "the religion of peace".

      Not even worthy of calling them animals.
      Afterall, when was the last time you saw anyone other than a muslim holding a severed head?

      "When muslims are in a minority they demand human rights.
      Where muslims are a majority there are no human rights."