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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Re: [mukto-mona] Happy 4th of July to mukto-mona

This is the pathetic response of Farida Majid. Her style is to attack responders, not the responses. She lacks the ability of counter-arguments, except name calling the responders. This is the typical child-like (immature) arguments. Now, she is calling mukto-mona contributors as Islamophobes, women-haters, etc..

What she does not understand is that - while most of the members in the forum do not care about any religion, she is a die-hard religionist.

On Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Farida Majid [mukto-mona] <> wrote:

. . . and an essay for its die-hard racist stalwarts in mukto-mona where Islamophobia is the only permissible expression that is in fashion.  Flatly stated, if you're not an Islamophobe you're an ineligible member of the club "Mukto mona".  A female with a Muslim name, wanting to plead for our traditional Bangla (Indian) pluralism, would be viciously attacked for her sex, religion, age, class and education. She would be considered a 'non-human' -- a kind of a demon.
 Sukhmaya Bain, a regular mukto-mona participator,  has no qualms in posting gratuitous, racial slanderous comment on Farida Majid, a female 'demon' with a Muslim name --  <<"She masquerades as a rational human being, but in reality her mind is subservient to the prescriptions of her religion, which obviously she cannot hide. I feel pity for her kind of people who, in spite of a good deal of academic accomplishment in humanities/sciences, remain captive to the stupidity and hatred of their religions." -- Bain says he can PROVE that every word of it is RIGHT.  Let him and/or his solicitor attempt to PROVE every word of the above statement as RIGHT in a Court of Law.

James Loewen on Racism and US History‏

MP3 Link
Teaching What Really HappenedThis week on CounterSpin: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past," recited Winston Smith in Orwell's 1984. Nowadays, news media have a good deal of control over our knowledge and understanding of the past: The Fourth of July weekend will doubtless feature media chatter about what America "stands for," and how our history has shaped us.

But much of the talk will bear little relationship to the country's actual history, which is roughly a million times more complicated and conflict-riddled than the image we are usually presented: a more or less steady march of "progress," with perhaps a few bumps in the road. Someone who's thought a lot about how we mis-learn history and how that shapes our political life is James W. Loewen. He's the author of the classic book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, which assesses the textbooks used in US classrooms, turning up falsehoods, elisions and distortions. He explains some of the reasons students say they hate history–and non-white students hate it most of all.

For Independence Day, then, CounterSpin presents an extended interview with author and professor James Loewen.


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