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Enemy Alien

After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government adopted a policy of singling out and deporting all deportable persons in the United States from Muslim and Arab countries. Caught up in this dragnet, Palestinian activist Farouk Abdel-Muhti was arrested and ...

Story - By: - 2011-11-06 22:31 - 1 comment

The Islamophobic Warriors

Yet the ranks of the Islamophobic phalanx goes beyond the evangelical right and the Tea Party movement. Among their cadre are fixtures of the security establishment, the foreign policy elite and the academy. ...

Story - By: - 2011-11-06 22:27 - 3 comments

September 11th and the Future We've Built

By placing civilian law enforcement on a single continuum with military options, the government has set the stage for the (further) militarization of American society. ...

Story - By: - 2011-09-11 18:24 - 6 comments

Erasures and Resistance: What Peter King’s Hearing Said. And What It Didn’t.

Representative Peter King’s (R-NY) first hearing on the radicalization of American Muslim communities exemplified the right wing’s ongoing commitment to constructing the idea of a radical, threatening Islam.  The hearing also exposed what is, at best, ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 23:18 - 2 comments

Hunting the “Out-of-Place Muslim”

The Global War on Terror’s fixation on al-Qa‘ida as a roving band of "foreign fighters" allows the U.S. to claim that it is not fighting a war on Islam, but rather helping local Muslim populations rid themselves of narrow-minded interlopers ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 00:23 - 4 comments

On the Erasure of Violence and the Violence of Erasure

I have just characterized the killing of our lifetime’s Public Enemy Number 1, as an act of violence. The association is disconcerting. It does not readily compute. But what else does one call an act that requires the raiding of a home, and the shooting ...

Story - By: - 2011-05-31 00:00 - 10 comments

Perpetrator and Victim

Intervention Concepts for Civil Violence in Gujarat ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 0 comments

Reading The Trouble with Islam , Part 2

Troubled by Irshad Manji ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 0 comments

A T-shirt, a Muslim and a Handful of Eleven-year-olds

An intense anti-Arab media campaign against the Khalil Gibran International Academy ends with a high-tech lynching. ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 3 comments

Dear Thomas Friedman, You're Wrong (Again)

"Muslim bodies must once again be shamed, blamed, and asked to apologize in Thomas Friedman's "Calling All Pakistanis". Omer Shah calls out Friedman's decontextualizing of larger geopolitical strategies and relationships." ...

Story - By: - 2011-01-28 17:47 - 1 comment

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