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ON THE LINE: Islamophobia: Undermining Religious Tolerancei
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June 07, 2013 3:00 AM
While some human rights groups complain of widespread Islamophobia in the US and Europe, others say facts do not support it. This week's episode of "On the Line" discusses if Islamophobia is a reality and whether it is undermining religious tolerance. GUESTS James S. Robbins: Deputy Editor, Rare. Cory P. Saylor: Director, Department for Monitoring and Combatting Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations. Michael Privot: Director, European Network Against Racism, in Brussels, Belgium.

ON THE LINE: Islamophobia: Undermining Religious Tolerance

Published June 06, 2013

While some human rights groups complain of widespread Islamophobia in the US and Europe, others say facts do not support it. This week's episode of "On the Line" discusses if Islamophobia is a reality and whether it is undermining religious tolerance. GUESTS James S. Robbins: Deputy Editor, Rare. Cory P. Saylor: Director, Department for Monitoring and Combatting Islamophobia, Council on American-Islamic Relations. Michael Privot: Director, European Network Against Racism, in Brussels, Belgium.

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US POLICE & EXCESSIVE FORCE
A bystander's video of a South Carolina police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man has reignited the US debate over excessive use of force by law enforcement. With Americans weighing in loudly on social media, several key questions have reemerged: Are these shootings the result of “bad apples” or part of the high cost of curbing crime in troubled areas? And, is it time to equip US police officers with body cameras? This week’s HashtagVOA seeks answers from all sides of the debate.
GUESTS
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Democrat - Missouri
Lorie Fridell: Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida
Steve Tuttle: Vice President of Strategic Communications, Taser Corporation