Welcome to the Premiere of BROADSIDED! Buckle up and let’s go!

This week, we examine Islamophobia in America, especially post 9/11. It’s no secret. You see it on the news everyday. It seems we are bombarded from all directions with information about America’s “War on Islam”. 23 States are considering or have passed anti-Sharia legislation to combat a non-existent threat in their courtrooms. Hate groups and hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise across our land – all based on fear and bigotry. But does this bigotry have organic roots or has it been helped along by a well-organized and well-funded group? You may be surprised by the answer.  Join us ((LIVE)) online Thursday, September 1, 2011 on BROADSIDED on the Here Women Talk Radio Network.

Join us where our guests will be, Gabriella van Rij, author of her autobiography With All My Might.  Ms. van Rij was born a Muslim in Pakistan, was adopted by a Dutch Catholic diplomatic family and raised in the Netherlands.  She speaks of her struggles growing up looking “different” and how she learned to cope. Also joining us will be Faiz Shakir from The Center for American Progress and Mark Potok from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mr. Shakir recently co-authored a very important and very revealing article entitled “Fear, Inc.“, that follows a most unsettling money trail from the financiers, to the misinformation experts, to the media echo chamber and finally, to an ever more fearful American public.  Mr. Potok will share with us how this misinformation leads to fear, bigotry, hate groups and ultimately, violence.  We hope you’ll join us and invite a friend to share this most informative hour.

Editor’s note: If you missed the live broadcast, click here for archive or iTunes

Gabriella van Rij

Faiz Shakir

Mark Potok

Vicki Childs

Carol Baker

((Live)) online Thursday, September 1, 2011

11am-12 Noon Eastern (8-9 am Pacific)

You are invited to call in:

877-500-ZEUS (9387)