Luther College Prof Todd Green Inflates 'Islamophobia,' Blames 'White Christian Americans,' Ignores Anti-Semitism
Todd Green. Photo: Luther College.
Luther College professor and "Islamophobia expert" Todd Green, speaking on
an interfaith panel organized by University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Islam scholar Jaclyn Michael
, insisted, against all evidence, that "by almost every metric, Islamophobia is getting worse in America." Not only is the US "a nation where Islamophobia" is embedded in "our foreign policy and . . . our domestic policy," he declared, but, in the post-9/11 era, the "marginalization of Muslims" has become "systemic."
Exhibiting his own brand of bigotry, Green put the onus on "white Christian Americans" and the country's entire "non-Muslim majority . . . to fight Islamophobia" due to its alleged "moral responsibility."
Of the demonstrable (see FBI religion-based hate crimes statistics) rise of anti-Semitism since 9/11 in the US, and worldwide---likely fueled, in part, by the increasing prevalence of Islamic anti-Semitism---Green had nothing to say. His co-panelist, Rabbi Susan Tendler, inadvertently alluded to the irony of the situation when she noted that Jews are often falsely blamed for the 9/11 attacks---attacks that were, in fact, perpetrated by Islamist terrorists. No doubt, they, too, according to Green, were merely victims of "the social and political conditions that lead to terrorism."
Related Topics: Islamophobia | Cinnamon Stillwell
receive the latest by email: subscribe to the free mef mailing list