Media Smarts on Islam

www.mediasmarts.ca The American-led ‘War on Terrorism’ led to an increase in Islamophobia (fear or hatred of Islam) across the globe. This increase in Islamophobia was in turn reflected in the way media outlets addressed and stereotyped Muslim populations. While some…

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Jihad as social activism

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Understanding Islam Part 3, Chapter 14, page 167: There are many levels of jihad. An important part of our daily life as Muslims is to strive (or "make jihad") to improve society. Judaism has its…

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More about jihad

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Understanding Islam Part 3, Chapter 14, page 166: However, the word jihad is most often associated with the act of physically confronting evil and wrongdoing; hence, it can be applied to the act of fighting…

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Jihad, definition, Complete Idiot’s Guide

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Understanding Islam Yahiya J.A. Emerick, A Pearson Education Company, 2002 Google book The word jihad literally means to struggle or strive or to work for something with determination. Although English translations define it as holy…

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Islam for Dummies, definition of jihad

Islam for Dummies, A Reference for the Rest of US!, Malcolm Clark, Wiley Publishing 2003 Page 141: Go, team, go! What about jihad? Jihad, typically translated as "holy war" in the West, is sometimes included as a sixth pillar in…

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Much needed critical media on Islam

Canadian media sucks at representing Muslims in Canada Amira Elghawaby on the unflattering, unrelenting media spotlight on Muslims in Canada—and why journalists must do better @AmiraElghawaby These Islamophobic themes in our media mean that struggling for social justice within our…

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A few helpful links on jihad

Wikipedia entry for jihad. Islamic Supreme Council on misunderstandings of the concept of jihad. http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/5-jihad-a-misunderstood-concept-from-islam.html http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/5-jihad-a-misunderstood-concept-from-islam.html?showall=1 Oprah Winfrey: http://www.oprah.com/belief/Oprah-Winfrey-Presents-Belief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgP_OSOS3IA Jihad: one of the most misunderstood concepts in Islam by M. Amir Ali, Ph.D. Jihad: means "struggle" and "strive" against…

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Some helpful resources for journalism about Islam

http://about.poynter.org/about-us/press-room/online-course-reporters-covering-islam-launched-wsu%E2%80%99s-murrow-college-and-poynter https://islamforjournalists.wordpress.com/ https://www.rjionline.org/downloads/islam-for-journalists https://pintak.com/ https://www.rjionline.org/downloads/newsbooks Islam for Journalists, Lawrence Pintak, Stephen Franklin (PDF) https://rsf.org/en/news/one-year-charlie-rsf-publishes-jihad-against-journalists https://rsf.org/sites/default/files/rapport_daech_en_web.pdf

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So-called Climategate would make an interesting case study in failed journalism

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cif-green/2010/jul/07/russell-inquiry-i-was-wrong http://www.cbc.ca/news/climate-change-science-or-politics-1.859967 http://www.ombudsman.cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/complaint-reviews/2010/rex-murphy-on-climategate/ http://www.ombudsman.cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/complaint-reviews/2010/climategate/ http://www.ombudsman.cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/complaint-reviews/2010/rex-murphy-on-climategate/ http://abs.sagepub.com/content/57/6/818.short http://ro.uow.edu.au/apme/vol1/iss20/20/ http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08821127.2013.767693?journalCode=uamj20 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v467/n7312/full/467157a.html

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