Posts tagged "gary younge"

Small-r Rebellion

Gary Younge, a feature writer for the Guardian, has written that the Tea Party is "not a new phenomenon. It's simply a new name for an old phenomenon – the American hard right."  A disparate, loose group of previously unnamed ideas and motivations, with a boat load of money and its own TV channel.
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Shari’ah, Fearing the Unknown

In news story after news story, the fear of Islam -- and specifically of "creeping" Shari'ah law --  is confirmed in headlines.  From the Oklahoma law passed during midterm elections that banned Shari'ah (and was later blocked by a state judge) to the protest of mosques (or mosque-like buildings!) under construction...