Historical blindness in the U.S. & Wahhabism: The root of extremism? (E135)
On this episode of “Watching the Hawks,” Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace & Sean Stone discuss how the mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, has compared accepting Syrian refugees to Japanese internment camps, while the surveillance state wants to collect more data in light of the Paris attacks. New data reveals that women will eventually get equal pay with men…in 118 years! One seven-year-old boy donates $20 to a mosque in Pflugerville, Texas, which was recently vandalized. Tabetha Wallace breaks down the brand of Islam known as Wahhabism and why it contributes to Islamic extremism. It turns out that ISIS’s fighters in Syria and Iraq are hopped up on a synthetic amphetamine known as Captagon. RT correspondent Anastasia Churkina joins us from Munich to discuss the varied response to the Syrian refugee crisis throughout Europe. And finally, one photographer in NYC gathered up bacteria samples from the NYC subway and photographed the beautiful patterns and colors they formed in petri dishes.
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