Why do media and politicians voice inflammatory rhetoric and false stereotyping of Muslims and other disenfranchised groups?
In her provocative book, "Awakening the Sleeping Tiger Within", Dr. Ameri discloses the reasons. She invites readers to hone their critical thinking skills and question the agenda and inaccuracies of those who control governments and commercial communications. She addresses false stereotypes spread by Islamophobes and dispels myths and mischaracterizations.
To further motivate readers to begin questioning, she presents little known information and demonstrates how the media narrative is biased.
Based on meticulous research, Dr. Ameri describes how repealing media regulations allows wealthy conglomerates to present one-sided reporting in order to benefit and perpetuate an unbalanced power structure.
Dr. Ameri reveals information about the War on Terror, the Boston Bombing, Israel's role in Syria, and the relationships between Palestine, Israel, and the U.S. She examines U.S. financial and military aid to Israel. The subsequent effect of trillions of U.S. dollars misspent on wars in the Middle East directly impacts the crumbling U.S. infrastructure, the decline in quality education, and the accelerating rate of poverty and hunger.
She describes the psychological and physiological warfare perpetrated by federal agencies to entrap and make pawns of young Muslims and thus promote sensationalized news stories that continue to produce false sweeping generalizations about Islam.
Touching human interest stories are recounted of innocent Muslim families who have been torn apart by unwarranted, invasive, long-term governmental investigations.
Along with these revelations and others, Dr. Ameri presents the good news that is not usually communicated through mainstream media: seldom-broadcast viewpoints of Jewish, anti-Zionist or anti-the-occupation, groups, and individuals whose political positions and humanitarian activities are drawing attention and, therefore, bringing about positive change in the U.S. and the Middle East.
Her objective is to inspire readers to awaken from passivity and transform their thoughts into action by uniting with other groups to create peaceful, positive change in the power structure.