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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: “The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Study of Islam”

The Bulletin for the Study of Religion invites submissions of 3,000 to 4,000 words for a special issue addressing the impact of the Arab Spring on the academic study of Islam. We are particularly interested in articles that reflect on … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS: “The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Study of Islam”

The Bulletin for the Study of Religion invites submissions of 3,000 to 4,000 words for a special issue addressing the impact of the Arab Spring on the academic study of Islam. We are particularly interested in articles that reflect on … Continue reading

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Devotional Islamic Anti-Terrorism

By Summar Shoaib After Taliban militants kidnapped three Sikh men and beheaded one of them in Pakistan in 2010, Muhammad Khurshid Khan, the deputy attorney general of Pakistan, has taken up shining the shoes of worshipers at the Sikh Golden … Continue reading

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The Complexities of Tebowing

While Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Tim Tebow, has drawn increasingly sharp criticism, satirical imitation, and downright scorn for his public displays of faith, as well as the emergent movement  he has inspired (note the picture of a young women “Tebowing” beside … Continue reading

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The Weight of “Ordinary”

Lowe’s has recently come under fire for withdrawing its advertising from the TLC show, “All-American Muslim.” Apparently the withdrawal of advertising came following the prompting of an anti-Muslim advocacy group. According to his group, The Learning Channel’s new show All-American … Continue reading

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Romanticizing the Qur’an

I recently saw this TED video over at Sociological Images. Although Sociological Images is one of my favorite blogs, there are serious problems with it, and I wish there had been some critical commentary in the post. Here are just … Continue reading

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Two Maps

I came across two maps today. The first one is a joke; it’s titled “Europe according to the United States of America”: As far as I can tell this map is designed to poke fun at and expose American stereotypes … Continue reading

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