September 13 - Who is Behind the Hate Film Exploding Across the Muslim World?; The Most Corrupt Members of Congress; The Backlash to Netanyahu's Bellicosity
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|We begin with the murky details surrounding who made the obscure film that is causing riots in the Muslim world that are likely to intensify after Friday prayers. Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism joins us to discuss some of the tawdry characters behind the making and promotion of this anti-Muslim hate film, largely disseminated by Egypt’s richest man, a Coptic Christian crony of the disgraced ex-dictator Mubarak.|
Then we will examine the latest list of the most corrupt members of Congress just put out by the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. CREW’s Executive Director, Melanie Sloan joins us to run down this rogue’s gallery of crooked Congressmen and Senators that include three prominent Californians, Republicans Darryl Issa and Buck McKeon and Democrat Laura Richardson.
Then finally we will speak with Dalia Dassa Kaye who is a visiting fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA and the author of an article at CNN, “How to Tackle Iran”. We will discuss the IAEA’s rebuke of Iran and the growing backlash inside Israel to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bellicosity, raising concerns that he is injecting himself in the US elections to an extent that endangers enduring bonds between Israel and the US.
|MUSIC: Bright Eyes - The Trees Get Wheeled Away; Fugazi - Cashout; Built To Spill - Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss; Beach Boys - Barbara Ann|