Islamophobia and Foreign Policy

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Mitt Romney and other Republicans are being criticized for fostering hostility toward Muslims. Governor Romney is said to have “insulted” Palestinians.  President Obama is said to be doing the same thing more subtly, with  17% of Americans believing he’s Muslim himself. Is the political culture encouraging an atmosphere of hostility?  Is it a function of the foreign policy agenda of both political parties?

Credits

Guests:
Deepa Kumar - Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. Author of the new book "Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire." - @dipaah, Jonathan Schanzer - Foundation for the Defense of Democracies - @JSchanzer, Suhail Khan - Attorney - @Suhail_A_Khan, Ambreen Ali - Staff Writer at CQ Roll Call - @ambreenali

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal