CJ Werleman is creating Journalism to Defeat the Islamophobia Industry
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Hi, I'm CJ, a journalist, published author, political commentator, and activist who provides insights into the Israel-Palestinian conflict, injustices carried out against Muslims under the guise of the US' global war on terrorism, and rising anti-Muslim discrimination. Insights the mainstream media too often ignores.

From Palestine to Kashmir; from Burma to Syria; from India to Chechnyna; from refugee camps in Germany to those in the South Pacific; Muslims are being occupied, oppressed, bombed, and vilified. 

As has becomes the norm, however, crimes and injustices carried out against Muslims are too often overlooked by the Western media, while crimes carried out by Muslims are exaggerated and overrepresented in the media by 449% (LexusNexus Academic, 2017).

Wherever you look, the mainstream Western media sympathies with those who oppress Muslim majority nation states and communities. These sympathies provide the political cover for anti-Muslim discrimination and injustice. For instance, Western media's sympathetic stance towards Israel's brutal military occupation and apartheid provides the political space for the US to continue underwriting Israel's international law and human rights violations; the media's refusal to cover India's violence against Muslims in Kashmir; while anti-Muslim tropes and stereotypes disseminated unchallenged into the media serve to only encourage hate crimes and discriminatory government policy against Muslims in the West.

It's journalism's responsibility to reveal these injustices. Sadly, criticism of Israeli policy and defence of Muslim civil rights has long been considered a career killer in the US, and thus far too many journalists choose to turn a blind eye to Israel's crimes and anti-Muslim discrimination in order to maintain their access and profile.

I, like many of my colleagues who expose injustices in the Muslim or Arab world, refuse to trade justice for mainstream punditry.

But activist journalism requires funding, especially in a democratised, free media environment. While I am paid for my column at Middle East Eye, I seek your assistance to help me travel further, investigate deeper, and expose the injustices carried out against Muslims - in an effort to reveal to US audiences and policy makers who it is who's really the aggressor,and who it is who's actually the victim.

Only then will US political leaders lose the political cover for supporting Israeli apartheid and occupation, the self-defeating "war no terrorism," and domestic policies that strip away the civil rights and dignity of Muslim citizens.

Furthermore, I am currently engaged in academic studies into terrorism and counterterrorism - aiming to complete a Masters degree and then doctorate. Given that four million Muslims have been killed in US led wars since 1990, my academic work aims towards helping to bring an end to what promises to be an inter-generational transnational catastrophe.

What Now

Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps us take the fight to those who profit from institutionalized injustice and oppression. For as little as $1 per month, you can help me reveal to US and Western audiences the level of violence that is carried out in their name in Muslim lands.

My Work

From personal interviews, I have published stories on aid workers trapped in the Syrian conflict; tortured Guantanamo Bay detainees; civilians who have been targeted by Israeli settlers and occupation forces; former and current jihadists; those falsely accused of terrorism; and more.

From travels, observations, and research I have published stories on misguided US foreign policy in the Middle East; Israel's war crimes; misguided counter radicalisation programs that unfairly target Muslim communities; and the latest academic research into transnational terrorist groups.

Middle East Eye: http://www.middleeasteye.net/users/cj-werleman

Herald Tribune: http://ahtribune.com/author.html?id=905

Medium: https://medium.com/@cjwerleman

Mondoweiss: http://mondoweiss.net/author/cj-werleman/

My published books include The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists, and Crucifying America: the Unholy Alliance Between Wall Street and the Christian Right.

I host the popular podcast 'Channel the Rage,' which gives a voice to the voiceless, Muslim victims of the US War on Terror, and in their own words - for the purpose of softening Western hearts and broadening Western minds with the aim these stories will effect positive change in policies and attitudes: http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/channelt...

Please go ahead and make a pledge now. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
CJ Werleman
Tiers
Basic Supporter
$1 or more per month
For just $1 - $4 per month, you're supporting my journalism, which also means you're helping shine a light on injustices carried out against Muslims by both Israel and the US global war on terror. In every sense of the word, you’re doing something different and transformative.

Enthusiastic Supporter
$5 or more per month
Pledges of $5 to $9 per month will receive monthly e-newsletter, and will receive copies of all my articles, interviews, and research via email.

NB: All pledges receive an e-book (pdf) version of my latest release 'The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists.'
Team Member
$10 or more per month
Pledges of $10 to $19 per month will receive monthly e-newsletter, emailed articles, interviews, and research and copy of my most recent book: The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists (2016).


And copy of my 2010 release 'Koran Curious: A Guide for Infidels and Believers'.


-And all Channel the Rage podcast episodes and bonus materials. 


(Channel the Rage is the podcast that gives voice to the voiceless, Muslims victims of War on Terror and discrimination.)


Team Executive
$20 or more per month
Pledges of $20 to $49 per month receive monthly e-newsletter, emailed articles, interviews, research, personal one-to-one communication via email i.e. all emails replied to, and exclusive tier bonuses from time-to-time.


Also, receive a copy of my recently released 'The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists.'


And copy of my 2010 release 'Koran Curious: A Guide for Infidels and Believers'.


-And all Channel the Rage podcast episodes and bonus materials. 


(Channel the Rage is the podcast that gives voice to the voiceless, Muslims victims of War on Terror and discrimination.)

Board Member
$50 or more per month
Pledges of $50 to $99 per month receive monthly e-newsletter, emailed articles, interviews, research, personal one-to-one communication via email i.e. all emails replied, direct access to my cell phone should you wish to share ideas or concerns relating to the issues I'm working on, and exclusive tier bonuses from time-to-time.


Also, receive a copy of my recently released 'The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists.'


And copy of my 2010 release 'Koran Curious: A Guide for Infidels and Believers'.


-And all Channel the Rage podcast episodes and bonus materials. 


(Channel the Rage is the podcast that gives voice to the voiceless, Muslims victims of War on Terror and discrimination.)

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$100 or more per month
Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life!

You will receive all of the above and more.
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This amount will not only allow me to spend more time in the Middle East, but also help further my research and investigations into injustices carried out against Muslims. Thus turning my fight against anti-Muslim discrimination into a full-time career.
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Hi, I'm CJ, a journalist, published author, political commentator, and activist who provides insights into the Israel-Palestinian conflict, injustices carried out against Muslims under the guise of the US' global war on terrorism, and rising anti-Muslim discrimination. Insights the mainstream media too often ignores.

From Palestine to Kashmir; from Burma to Syria; from India to Chechnyna; from refugee camps in Germany to those in the South Pacific; Muslims are being occupied, oppressed, bombed, and vilified. 

As has becomes the norm, however, crimes and injustices carried out against Muslims are too often overlooked by the Western media, while crimes carried out by Muslims are exaggerated and overrepresented in the media by 449% (LexusNexus Academic, 2017).

Wherever you look, the mainstream Western media sympathies with those who oppress Muslim majority nation states and communities. These sympathies provide the political cover for anti-Muslim discrimination and injustice. For instance, Western media's sympathetic stance towards Israel's brutal military occupation and apartheid provides the political space for the US to continue underwriting Israel's international law and human rights violations; the media's refusal to cover India's violence against Muslims in Kashmir; while anti-Muslim tropes and stereotypes disseminated unchallenged into the media serve to only encourage hate crimes and discriminatory government policy against Muslims in the West.

It's journalism's responsibility to reveal these injustices. Sadly, criticism of Israeli policy and defence of Muslim civil rights has long been considered a career killer in the US, and thus far too many journalists choose to turn a blind eye to Israel's crimes and anti-Muslim discrimination in order to maintain their access and profile.

I, like many of my colleagues who expose injustices in the Muslim or Arab world, refuse to trade justice for mainstream punditry.

But activist journalism requires funding, especially in a democratised, free media environment. While I am paid for my column at Middle East Eye, I seek your assistance to help me travel further, investigate deeper, and expose the injustices carried out against Muslims - in an effort to reveal to US audiences and policy makers who it is who's really the aggressor,and who it is who's actually the victim.

Only then will US political leaders lose the political cover for supporting Israeli apartheid and occupation, the self-defeating "war no terrorism," and domestic policies that strip away the civil rights and dignity of Muslim citizens.

Furthermore, I am currently engaged in academic studies into terrorism and counterterrorism - aiming to complete a Masters degree and then doctorate. Given that four million Muslims have been killed in US led wars since 1990, my academic work aims towards helping to bring an end to what promises to be an inter-generational transnational catastrophe.

What Now

Every donation, no matter how big or small, helps us take the fight to those who profit from institutionalized injustice and oppression. For as little as $1 per month, you can help me reveal to US and Western audiences the level of violence that is carried out in their name in Muslim lands.

My Work

From personal interviews, I have published stories on aid workers trapped in the Syrian conflict; tortured Guantanamo Bay detainees; civilians who have been targeted by Israeli settlers and occupation forces; former and current jihadists; those falsely accused of terrorism; and more.

From travels, observations, and research I have published stories on misguided US foreign policy in the Middle East; Israel's war crimes; misguided counter radicalisation programs that unfairly target Muslim communities; and the latest academic research into transnational terrorist groups.

Middle East Eye: http://www.middleeasteye.net/users/cj-werleman

Herald Tribune: http://ahtribune.com/author.html?id=905

Medium: https://medium.com/@cjwerleman

Mondoweiss: http://mondoweiss.net/author/cj-werleman/

My published books include The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists, and Crucifying America: the Unholy Alliance Between Wall Street and the Christian Right.

I host the popular podcast 'Channel the Rage,' which gives a voice to the voiceless, Muslim victims of the US War on Terror, and in their own words - for the purpose of softening Western hearts and broadening Western minds with the aim these stories will effect positive change in policies and attitudes: http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/channelt...

Please go ahead and make a pledge now. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
CJ Werleman

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Tiers
Basic Supporter
$1 or more per month
For just $1 - $4 per month, you're supporting my journalism, which also means you're helping shine a light on injustices carried out against Muslims by both Israel and the US global war on terror. In every sense of the word, you’re doing something different and transformative.

Enthusiastic Supporter
$5 or more per month
Pledges of $5 to $9 per month will receive monthly e-newsletter, and will receive copies of all my articles, interviews, and research via email.

NB: All pledges receive an e-book (pdf) version of my latest release 'The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists.'
Team Member
$10 or more per month
Pledges of $10 to $19 per month will receive monthly e-newsletter, emailed articles, interviews, and research and copy of my most recent book: The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists (2016).


And copy of my 2010 release 'Koran Curious: A Guide for Infidels and Believers'.


-And all Channel the Rage podcast episodes and bonus materials. 


(Channel the Rage is the podcast that gives voice to the voiceless, Muslims victims of War on Terror and discrimination.)


Team Executive
$20 or more per month
Pledges of $20 to $49 per month receive monthly e-newsletter, emailed articles, interviews, research, personal one-to-one communication via email i.e. all emails replied to, and exclusive tier bonuses from time-to-time.


Also, receive a copy of my recently released 'The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists.'


And copy of my 2010 release 'Koran Curious: A Guide for Infidels and Believers'.


-And all Channel the Rage podcast episodes and bonus materials. 


(Channel the Rage is the podcast that gives voice to the voiceless, Muslims victims of War on Terror and discrimination.)

Board Member
$50 or more per month
Pledges of $50 to $99 per month receive monthly e-newsletter, emailed articles, interviews, research, personal one-to-one communication via email i.e. all emails replied, direct access to my cell phone should you wish to share ideas or concerns relating to the issues I'm working on, and exclusive tier bonuses from time-to-time.


Also, receive a copy of my recently released 'The New Atheist Threat: the Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists.'


And copy of my 2010 release 'Koran Curious: A Guide for Infidels and Believers'.


-And all Channel the Rage podcast episodes and bonus materials. 


(Channel the Rage is the podcast that gives voice to the voiceless, Muslims victims of War on Terror and discrimination.)

VIP Member
$100 or more per month
Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life!

You will receive all of the above and more.