Paranoid Politics April 3

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Paranoid Politics April 3

  1. 1. Silicon Valley Reads 2012 “Muslim & American - Two Perspectives” Paranoid Politics - Islamophobia, McCarthyism and the Yellow Peril Wajahat AliTuesday, April 3, 20127 p.m.Jewish Community Center Auditorium atthe Levy Family Campus14855 Oka Road, Los GatosMuslims are not the first group in America to be targeted by paranoid people Dr. Larry Gerstonwho are afraid and looking for someone to blame. This panel discussion will coverthree periods in U.S. history when groups who are “different” – Muslims since9/11, Jews during the McCarthy Communist witch hunts, and Asians during WorldWar II – were persecuted in politics and the media. Panelists include Wajahat Ali,playwright, attorney and lead author of “Fear Inc., The Roots of the IslamophobiaNetwork in America” produced with Center for American Progress, CongressmanMike Honda, and Dr. Larry Gerston, emeritus professor at San Jose State Universityand political analyst for NBC11.Co-sponsored by Islamic Networks Group, the Community Relations Council of theJewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Asian Americans for Community Involvement(AACI), Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley, and League of Women Voters –Southwest Santa Clara Valley and San Jose-Santa Clara branches. Congressman Mike Honda Silicon Valley Reads 2012 presented by: www.siliconvalleyreads.org

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