Tag Archives: Islamophobia

Islamophobia and Antisemitism

by Tenzan Eaghll In a hundred years from now when historians and scholars of religion look back on the perceptions of Muslims between the later half of the 20th and the first half of the 21st Century I wonder what … Continue reading

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On “Religious Symbols” and the Politics of Perception

by Matt Sheedy On September 10, 2013, the government of Québec made international headlines with a controversial proposal, Bill 60, more commonly referred to as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” … Continue reading

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I Know Exactly What That Is: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 3

by Donovan Schaefer * Follow these links for part 1 and part 2. American atheist Sam Harris recently responded to the swirl of celebrity surrounding Pakistani girls’s education advocate and assassination survivor Malala Yousafzai by claiming her as one of … Continue reading

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Bill Maher and the Bowl of Common Sense: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 2

by Donovan Schaefer * Follow these links for part 1 and part 3 in this series. Comedy makes me uncomfortable.  Comedy starts with the creation of a zone of common sense, then defines whatever happens outside that zone as laughable.  … Continue reading

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The Canadian “Terror Plot”: Same Scripts, Different Heroes (well, sort of)

by Matt Sheedy News broke this past Monday about a “terror plot” that was foiled by Canadian law enforcement and security units, where two men with alleged links to al Qaeda in Iran planned to blow up a passenger train … Continue reading

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Shelter in Place: How to Talk about the Alleged Boston Marathon Bombers?

by Donovan Schaefer White.  Foreign.  Muslim.  Young.  Traumatized.  Conservative.  Isolated?  Americanized. The Tsarnaev brothers, believed by law enforcement to have been responsible for last Monday’s bombing attack at the Boston Marathon, fit poorly into existing media scripts about the perpetrators … Continue reading

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On the Muslim Question: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 1

by Donovan Schaefer * Follow these links for part 2 and part 3. Karl Marx’s “On the Jewish Question” is a systematic critique of the particularism of religious commitments as an obstacle to the coalescence of the true community of … Continue reading

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