Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015: Community Solidarity

Michèle Sibony

As the prime minister of Hungary announces that his country will not accept Muslim refugees, Professor Paola Bachetta talks with Michèle Sibony, commentator and spokesperson for the French Jewish Union for Peace about Islamophobia and claims of rising anti-Semitism in France.  Sibony locates the roots of French Muslim resentment against Jews in the colonial history of both communities, but also talks about how her group and others have been able to break through that history of mistrust by simple demonstrations of solidarity.  They also discuss the specific targeting of Arab and Muslim women by neoconservative rhetoric and policies.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Historical Memory

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