Muslim in Plain Sight

Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil

Twenty years after 9/11, producers and hosts Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil explore what it meant to come of age in that moment. With a lineup of amazing guests who, like us, grew up Muslim in the shadow of 9/11, we’ll dig into how that changed the trajectories of our lives, and how the experience differed either side of the Atlantic. Muslim in Plain Sight features interviews with artists, activists, academics, religious leaders, and more. As a generation, we were just discovering our own voices when they were suddenly silenced from mainstream narratives. Instantly, we became both invisible and hypervisible. Our conversations here are a small attempt to remedy that erasure. Join us as we talk about how our world changed, and how we changed the world. Follow us on Twitter at @mipspod. Email us at musliminplainsight@gmail.com.
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Introducing: Muslim in Plain Sight
Putting the humanity into history with Dr. Jasmine Gani [Part 1]A brief history of American Islamophobia post-9/11 with Anisa Khalifa
Anisa presents a brief oral history of Islamophobia in the US in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. We often reference "what Muslims went through" but what exactly did that involve? We cover the big stuff, the little stuff, and how it all formed the epicenter of a global campaign of terror and violence that targeted over a billion people. Including: the ideological framing of a political phenomenon, the state's exclusive right to kill, and the two sides of American exceptionalism. References: https://anisakhalifa.medium.com/the-long-costs-of-islamophobia-54f6d93e81b4 (The long costs of Islamophobia) by Anisa Khalifa Citations Needed on https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/news-brief-colin-powell-stumbling-empire-personified (whitewashing Colin Powell's legacy) and their excellent series on anti-Muslim racism in Hollywood: https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-113-hollywood-anti-muslim-racism-part-1-action-and-adventure-schlock (Part I) https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/episode-114-anti-muslim-racism-in-hollywood-part-ii-oscar-bait-imperialism (Part II) https://soundcloud.com/citationsneeded/ep-115-hollywood-anti-muslim-racism-part-iii-how-the-pentagon-cia-sponsor-american-mythmaking (Part III) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvnLtMKzX6Y (Barbara Lee’s speech) on September 14, 2001, as she voted against the invasion of Afghanistan https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/01/09/us-secret-evidence-erodes-fair-trial-rights# (Secret evidence) and https://www.aclu.org/other/fact-sheet-extraordinary-rendition (extraordinary rendition) to CIA black sites, where people were detained and tortured before being put in Guantanamo Bay: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/29/in-first-guatanamo-detainee-details-cia-torture-in-court (One prisoner's recent testimony) George W. Bush’s now infamous address on September 20, 2001: https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010920-8.html ("You're either with us, or you're with the terrorists") The FBI's COINTELPRO-like https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/16/fbi-entrapment-fake-terror-plots (program of entrapment) https://washingtonbabylon.com/seven-questions-for-leena-al-arian-about-fbi-entrapment-the-criminalization-of-muslim-americans-and-the-israel-lobby/ (targeting ordinary Muslims) (Anisa regrets to say that, despite declaring she will never forget it, she in fact misquoted the statistic that https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/01/us/politics/white-women-helped-elect-donald-trump.html (53% of white women voted for Trump in 2016).) Follow us on https://www.twitter.com/mipspod (Twitter). Email us at musliminplainsight@gmail.com. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/anisakhalifa (Support the show). Hosts and Producers: Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil Editor: Khadija Khalil Consulting Producer: Paroma Chakravarty
Nov 1 2021
59 mins
You need to have breakdowns to have breakthroughs with Dr Mona MasoodGood is not a thing you are, it’s a thing you do with G. Willow WilsonHow the Patriot Act stole our civil rights with Zahra BillooInto the TerrorverseIntroducing: Muslim in Plain Sight