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The Optimistic Muslim

The Optimistic Muslim – Naziism, and Islamophobia- Is there a connection?

With all the name calling in the Media these days, it’s important to know what the words mean: particularly when one of those words is “Nazi”. What is a “Nazi”, or a “Fascist”, and why did that perspective gain so much power in Germany between the second and first world wars? And does that history bear any warnings that we should be paying attention to today?
Similarly, what is “Islamophobia”, and what is there about Islam and Muslims for Americans got be afraid of?
And what if anything should Muslims, Americans, and Muslim-Americans do about it?
Join the Optimistic Muslim as he talks to Jonathan Maxwell, author of “Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS”, and Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations- Canada about all those questions, and more.