Words Matter, Mr. President

by Amb. Dennis Jett Eleven people died on Saturday. And while the President of the United States and his supporters will vehemently deny it, he is partially to blame. The eleven were riddled with bullets while I was sitting at… Continue Reading  

SF Jewish Federation Bankrolls These Hate Groups

by Mairav Zonszein Following the revelation last week in The Forward that the San Francisco Jewish Federation gave $100,000 to Canary Mission, the shadowy website that blacklists and intimidates students and professors who criticize Israel, the Federation assured its constituents that it was a “one-time… Continue Reading  

Hating Muslims in the Age of Trump

by Juan Cole These days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell’s 1984. Are we at war this month with Oceania? Or is it Eastasia? In that novel, the… Continue Reading  

American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts

by Arnold R. Isaacs Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a “post-truth era” and putting out “alternative facts” long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their… Continue Reading  

Pompeo, Religion, and Regime Change in Iran

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In his brief stint as CIA director, Mike Pompeo brought God to Langley. At least that’s how it felt it to many in the intelligence community. According to Foreign Policy, Pompeo attended “weekly Bible studies held in… Continue Reading