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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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#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

GUESTS
James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
Michael Lipin: VOA   
Raymond Yam: VOA