Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stories about Quran Burning Reveal Shortcomings of U.S. Media's Coverage of Islam

Stories about Quran Burning Reveal Shortcomings of U.S. Media's Coverage of Islam
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Arsalan Iftikhar
An estimated 6,000 Muslim Americans serve in the U.S. military, many of them in Afghanistan. If any media outlets, including the many with embedded reporters, asked those troops what it's like to be facing the threat of riots and violent action against them in Afghanistan while worrying about hate discrimination and hate crimes against their loved ones at home, I didn't see it.

Reporters "know better than to ever say, 'Christianity says ...' because we recognize there is diversity inside the Christian faith."

The news media must generate as much discussion and critical thinking about issues concerning Islam and anti-Muslim sentiment as it does with politics, the White House, and other topics that receive more critical coverage,
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Asra Nomani

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