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16 minutes ago, IbnSina said:

Funny how they ask a fashion blogger regarding the nuclear program of another country to begin with.

[sarcasm] Freedom of speech, man. Expertise doesn't matter - everyone is entitled to have whatever opinion pleases them, whether based on facts or not. [/sarcasm]

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5 minutes ago, notme said:

[sarcasm] Freedom of speech, man. Expertise doesn't matter - everyone is entitled to have whatever opinion pleases them, whether based on facts or not. [/sarcasm]

Yeah lol... and if you do not agree with the US government, then you dont sound american. Nice logic!

I love her reply when the tv host said she doesnt sound like an american: "Its because I've read."

Anyways, it was pretty clear they just wanted her to denounce the Iranian government by asking that question, shortly after she took a jab at israel. You know these TV hosts have speakers in their ears.

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WGN is a Chicago B level TV station. It’s not one of the major networks and if you see the time stamp on the side you’ll see that it’s their early morning program that people only watch while they’re getting dressed for the day to hear about the weather, traffic and/or the previous night’s sports scores.

The show usually puts local people on the air to fill time between their other meaningless news items like the new Koala bear born at the Zoo, etc...

The on air talent as well as the Producers are not top tier talent. That’s why they said what they said. They fall into that middle area between Amateur and Experienced.

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1 hour ago, notme said:

Freedom of speech, man

There's this excellent quote by Chomsky; "The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow lively debate within that spectrum." This clearly fell outside the acceptable spectrum. 

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum 

God bless sister Hoda and give her strength and patience against the yazids of our time.  Proud to call her my sister in faith!

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah 

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1 hour ago, Mohamed1993 said:

Isn't Chicago a fairly liberal city? These producers sound like Fox News anchors to me. 

WGN is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group which is a conservative media co. based out of the East coast. 

The reporters asked the question because they're simply people that regurguitate whatever the Producer is saying into their earpiece. The Producer does what the owner tells them to do. 

Like I mentioned before the WGN morning show is something that is turned on while people are getting dressed for work in the morning and simply want to know the weather and traffic conditions. Its not an overly popular show. 

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I don't think her hijab is good. If she wasn't talking against America, people would have been criticizing her for her hijab. Also, she is smart, she has a really good degree, but instead of getting a real job, she makes money by sharing her pictures with thousands of people. She reminded me of my brother-in-law's niece. She was only a muslim by name, posted pictures in bikinis, married a christian, but recently she has been posting stuff against American and in favor of Iranian government. I also read that the bikini wearing and alcohol drinking kids on the Rich kids of tehran Instagram account were also posting praises for the Regime. I am surprised at why these non-religious people have suddenly become opposed to west and started praising Iran? And why is Iranian government welcoming their support as long as they say stuff against America? She is saying that all the propaganda of West against Iran is a lie, but is she willing to wear a chador all the time and more importantly, is she willing to get married and have six kids? If she is not living a life like Iranian women, what gives her right to talk on their behalf? If she wasn't young and so pretty, would she be able to get so many followers on Instagram? 

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1 hour ago, rkazmi33 said:

She is saying that all the propaganda of West against Iran is a lie, but is she willing to wear a chador all the time and more importantly, is she willing to get married and have six kids? If she is not living a life like Iranian women, what gives her right to talk on their behalf? If she wasn't young and so pretty, would she be able to get so many followers on Instagram? 

Salam her style is common now at Tehran ,Iran & other big cities of Iran . Now we see lesser women wear Chador the pic that they showed was from a gathering of Chadori women & it is not a common sence that you see everyday & having six kids is a real joke :hahaha: 

although all Iranians has the sense of patriotism that when see Israel & Trump gov as their common enemy ,it causes unity between all Iranians .:NH:

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1 hour ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

@IbnSina

Psst, the Sinclair Broadcasting Group doesn't sound remotely American.

On a side note...this just came through today regarding Sinclair buying WGN recently...

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fcc-watchdog-investigating-rules-change-that-facilitated-possible-sinclair-tribune-merger/article/2649263

Sounds like some shady dealing was done involving the FCC Chairman approving the deal. Clearly, Sinclair isn't an honest operation.

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13 hours ago, rkazmi33 said:

I don't think her hijab is good. If she wasn't talking against America, people would have been criticizing her for her hijab. Also, she is smart, she has a really good degree, but instead of getting a real job, she makes money by sharing her pictures with thousands of people. She reminded me of my brother-in-law's niece. She was only a muslim by name, posted pictures in bikinis, married a christian, but recently she has been posting stuff against American and in favor of Iranian government. I also read that the bikini wearing and alcohol drinking kids on the Rich kids of tehran Instagram account were also posting praises for the Regime. I am surprised at why these non-religious people have suddenly become opposed to west and started praising Iran? And why is Iranian government welcoming their support as long as they say stuff against America? She is saying that all the propaganda of West against Iran is a lie, but is she willing to wear a chador all the time and more importantly, is she willing to get married and have six kids? If she is not living a life like Iranian women, what gives her right to talk on their behalf? If she wasn't young and so pretty, would she be able to get so many followers on Instagram? 

At what point did she speak in favor of the Iranian government? All she did was saying the truth by giving context.

Of course we can talk about her hijab or profession or whatever but it is not really relevant in this scenario, even if she did not wear hijab at all or even if she was not muslim to begin with, she spoke haqq and this is commendable.

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Fashion & politics

https://youtu.be/twqAwtUV2D0

 

Muslim Fashion

 

https://youtu.be/cNSWO8KdT1s

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxK_DFaQ4TGnlSlLtee6kgWLzdz8lzKij

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I will have to give a more objective assessment here ...

 

while some of what she says is true, this interview was a total disaster. Instead of presenting her opinions on difficult geo-political and religious matters in a nuanced and educated way, she spouted out jihadist talking-points and inflammatory slogans.

Then to make matters worse, she threw in Marxist/far-left rhetoric to top the whole thing off

There was nothing conciliatory about her approach. By calling Americans genocidal bigots, and saying "we live in a system and structure that profits off violence against Muslims", she is making broad characterizations that indicate a deep hatred and resentment towards non-Muslims, and Americans specifically. She sounds like Linda Sarsour on a bad day.

Are there people in the states that are bigoted against Muslims? Of course, typically in rural, less-educated areas. Is the foreign policy of the US antagonistic towards some Muslims nations? Certainly. Many in the US would agree with that. But this isn't some land of infidel barbarians out to rape and kill: millions of Americans are welcoming and friendly towards Muslims. The Muslims who live in this nation enjoy rights and privileges far beyond what they receive in places like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, or even Iran.

The only thing interviews like this do is convince Americans that Muslims hate them. It doesn't help. 

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20 minutes ago, Silas said:

I will have to give a more objective assessment here ...

 

while some of what she says is true, this interview was a total disaster. Instead of presenting her opinions on difficult geo-political and religious matters in a nuanced and educated way, she spouted out jihadist talking-points and inflammatory slogans.

Then to make matters worse, she threw in Marxist/far-left rhetoric to top the whole thing off

There was nothing conciliatory about her approach. By calling Americans genocidal bigots, and saying "we live in a system and structure that profits off violence against Muslims", she is making broad characterizations that indicate a deep hatred and resentment towards non-Muslims, and Americans specifically. She sounds like Linda Sarsour on a bad day.

Are there people in the states that are bigoted against Muslims? Of course, typically in rural, less-educated areas. Is the foreign policy of the US antagonistic towards some Muslims nations? Certainly. Many in the US would agree with that. But this isn't some land of infidel barbarians out to rape and kill: millions of Americans are welcoming and friendly towards Muslims. The Muslims who live in this nation enjoy rights and privileges far beyond what they receive in places like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, or even Iran.

The only thing interviews like this do is convince Americans that Muslims hate them. It doesn't help. 

I frankly do not understand why they had to ask her about nukes, she's a fashion blogger, but the news anchors clearly wanted to stir something up, and then questioning her Americanness when she said something that was true. I was gonna say the anchors are probably less American than the girl, because the constitution guarantees the right to free speech for all, and I don't think people should be called un-American because they are honest. I actually wished she had said that and mentioned the first amendment. I have not watched the second interview, so I can't comment on it. 

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they shouldn't have asked her about nukes or Iranian politics --she has nothing to do with either of those things

 

But I think she antagonized the interviewers before those questions were asked. 

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5 minutes ago, Silas said:

But I think she antagonized the interviewers before those questions were asked. 

What do you disagree with specifically? Of course there is a problem within Islam, but I think there are certain groups in the US that have strong lobbying presences in DC use these groups to then target the entire population as a whole. Mostly christian fundamentalists that are also incidentally Zionist. People like Brigitte Gabriel, Robert Spencer, etc. For weapons manufacturers like Lockheed Martin, they have very strong military ties with Israel so certainly going along with this narrative that Zionists like to paint of all muslims with a broad brush is something they also profit from. So groups like Hezbollah often get painted with the same narrative as ISIS and Al Qaeda, and that's ludicrous, I think you'd agree. Of course, Americans for the most part do not hold these bigoted views, but I didn't get the sense she was talking about the people, just some of the institutions in place. 

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I looked at her twitter and instagram: lots of far-left rhetoric, calling for socialist revolution, denouncing white people, etc.

She also speaks on behalf of the current Iranian regime and condemns the recent protests.

Cynical people in the west will wonder who she is working for ...

She also calls herself a "Muslim woman of color"

Iranians are NOT "people of color": they are much closer genetically to Europeans than Arabs or Africans--they are Aryans with an Indo-European language. I have Persian ancestors in my haplogroup and I am white as a ghost. None of my Persian friends have ever considered themselves sub-Saharan African or Arab.

It is silly that she tries to claim double victimhood as a Muslim and person-of-color. She isn't a victim. 

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3 minutes ago, Silas said:

I looked at her twitter and instagram: lots of far-left rhetoric, calling for socialist revolution, denouncing white people, etc.

She also speaks on behalf of the current Iranian regime and condemns the recent protests.

Oh, I see. I didn't look through her stuff. That's contradictory though, Islam does advocate socialist policies to an extent, but rejects marxism as an idea overall. Marxists in Iran aren't allowed to run for elections as far as I'm aware, since they obviously disagree with the fundamentals of the revolution. 

Do you identify more with libertarians on the right like Ron Paul? 

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45 minutes ago, Silas said:

But this isn't some land of infidel barbarians out to rape and kill: millions of Americans are welcoming and friendly towards Muslims. The Muslims who live in this nation enjoy rights and privileges far beyond what they receive in places like Jordan, Saudi Arabia, or even Iran.

People that don't live in the U.S. or have ever visited here will find that statement to be contrary to what they have been spoonfed by their own media and govt. propagandas.

Of course, those of us in the U.S. know what the reality is and have a broader opinion on the matter.

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