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Islamophobic remarks by congress member puts U.S. Muslims at risk, CSUSB professor says
The American Independent
Nov. 30, 2021
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, commented on the incident in which Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is facing blowback for Islamophobic remarks targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is Muslim. Boebert's comments put Omar – and the U.S. Muslim community – at risk, extremism experts such as Levin argue.
"One of the things that the research shows is that when derogatory stereotypes are circulated, they have added effect when done by key influencers in a freewheeling social media environment," Levin explained. "This is horrendous."
Read the complete article at “Experts say Boebert's Islamophobic comments are a threat to all US Muslims.”
‘Iran has the right to verifiable sanctions relief,’ CSUSB professor says
Dec. 1, 2021
Political commentator and CSUSB professor of history, David Yaghoubian, says Iran’s stance during talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 multinational agreement to regulate Iran’s nuclear program is fully consistent with international law. He also added Iran has the right to verifiable sanctions relief.
The U.S., under the Trump administration, imposed the sanctions after former President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018, saying that it wanted a stronger deal. The sanctions were used to force Iran back to the negotiation table, which never happened under those conditions. The Biden administration has signaled that it wants to return to the agreement, but the sanctions have been a major hurdle.
Iran has “been consistent, and it has stuck to the parameters of the agreement and to international law,” Yaghoubian said. “The fact that the Iranian negotiating team is not willing to humor any extensions, or any additions or changes to the agreement is, in my view, consistency rather than a tough line.”
Watch the full segment at “Iran has the right to verifiable sanctions relief.”
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