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Audioblog

Jack G. Shaheen

08 May '07 - 17:54 by houck021

Interview with American author Jack G. Shaheen about his book Reel Bad Arabs. How Hollywood Vilifies a People.

Jack Shaheen is Professor Emeritus of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University, and the world's foremost authority on media images of Arabs.

James E. Akins, Middle East specialist and former US diplomat wrote about Reel Bad Arabs: 'If you think overt racism in America is dead, think again. Jack Shaheen has shown in depressing detail in his book Reel Bad Arabs, that anti-Semitism in motion pictures is more virulent than ever provides the Semites being portrayed are Arabs. Films from Exodus (1960) to Rules of Engagement (2000) have relentlessly stereotyped Arabs and Muslims in ways that would fit seamlessly into Der Stürmer and the films of Nazi Germany.'

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