(May 9, 2013) Assata Shakur has been placed on the 'Most Wanted Terrorists' list, but the move has raised many eyebrows
"Don't believe everything you hear.
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Assata Shakur is now a Muslim. Well, she didn't actually convert to Islam. But in the eyes of the United States government where "terrorism" and threats to the state have become synonymous with Islam and Muslims, the recent placement of Assata Shakur on the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorist List", has for all intents and purposes, made her one.
While her being named to the list shocked many, is it really that surprising, especially when one considers how the "war on terror" has been used as a logic of control to systematically target, undermine and destroy any challenge to the domestic and global realms of US power?
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Recently while in New York, I was on a panel at the Riverside Church that explored the links between the "war on crime" and the "war on terror".