Friday, 15 February 2013

[New Zealand / submission] Opinion: Islamophobic? Who Me?

Opinion: Islamophobic? Who Me?

By Professor Paul Spoonley
... ‘Islamophobia’ was a label coined by the UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank, the Runnymede Trust, in 1991 to describe the “unfounded hostility towards Muslims”. The Runnymede Trust defined Islamophobia as “closed views” that saw Islam as monolithic, unchanging, violent, inferior and a threat to the “West”. ...
More at Massey University

# If the keffiyeh fits ...
When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. (Sura 8:12)
Wanted: An Asian All Black

... Massey University's college of humanities and social sciences professor Paul Spoonley says mainstream sports like rugby and netball must make more effort to attract Asians. ...
... Using Asian role models, having appropriate dress codes and understanding the impact of cultural practices like Ramadan on athletes are some ways organisations can attract immigrants.
More "appropriate dress" and "cultural practices" at Stuff