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Hoax check: Mapping the lies about refugees

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Telling lies about immigrants, and especially about Muslim refugees, fosters racism, xenophobia and persecution. With social media, lies spread rapidly and their sources quickly become diffused and anonymized, avoiding all responsibility. A new German website offers a counter to the nasty-rumor problem, but a lasting solution requires each of us to respond, exercising personal integrity and responsibility on social media. Continue reading

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How to radicalize ‘impressionable young Muslims’ in America

 

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“Donald J. Trump,”
(speaking of himself in the third person)
“is calling for a total and complete shutdown
of Muslims entering the United States.”

This is how to radicalize “impressionable young Muslims.”

In Irving, Texas, people went to their mosque to worship
and were met with guns
gun-toting protesters
gun-toting anti-Muslim protesters
gun-toting holier-than-thou, more-American-than-thou protesters.

This is how to radicalize “impressionable young Muslims.” Continue reading

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