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:

Security, Territory, Population by Michel Foucault

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

 

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.

 

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