Tag: Islam

Canadian journalism fails at nuance when it comes to jihad

A critical analysis of The Globe and Mail and the National Post and the perpetuation of Islamophobia.

On my view the news media in Canada have, by and large and in the long run, misrepresented the concept of jihad. They have positioned jihad as a form of villainy. In so doing they have portrayed Islam as a peril…

Some notes on why jihad is good

Canadian journalists tend to flatten the concept of jihad, and this fits a larger pattern.

If you read Canadian journalists on the topic, you might not understand that jihad has some very nice meanings. Most Canadian journalists seem to commonly misrepresent the concept. It’s not just them, mind you. There’s lots of misrepresentation of jihad to go around…