Sun, 13 December 2015
On this week's episode, Arun Kundnani, the author of "The Muslims Are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror," joins the show to talk about the implications of Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims. Kundnani describes how the American "War on Terrorism" reinforces hatred toward Muslims and Arabs. He offers an analysis of the Islamic State and how they are drawn to a fight they believe is between the West and Islam. He also assesses failures to counter certain narratives around the Islamic State as well as nationalist perspectives, which are now promoted by Trump.
During the discussion, the show's hosts talk about the infamous Warden Burl Cain resigning from the Angola penitentiary and Rahm Emanuel and police brutality in Chicago.