Episode 15: Flying While Muslim
In this episode, we look at recent news events about Muslim passengers being forced to get off planes out of concerns for security. We use these stories to think through the relationship between Islamophobia and securitisation. How does 9/11 change the way we view Muslims, and air-travel? What interests does the State have in creating and perpetuating myths about Muslims and terror?
The texts we refer to are:
You can read the story from The Hummus here.
You can read the story from the National Profiler here.
You can read about MIA and Black Lives Matter here.