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The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism: An Interview with Mayanthi Fernando, Part 1

Editor’s note: The follow is an interview with Mayanthi Fernando, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on her book, The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism (Duke University Press, 2014). Part two of this interview can … Continue reading

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The Study of Religion and Responses to Terrorism: Paris, Beirut and Beyond, Part 1

by Stephanie Frank Deeply concerned by events unfolding immediately before the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) 2015 annual meeting in Atlanta, Todd Green and I put together a panel addressing the terrorist attacks in Beirut and Mali. Despite the necessarily … Continue reading

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Scripture Made Me Do It: On Images of Mohammad and Scholarly Offence

by Matt Sheedy A recent article from CNN on the shootings in Garland, Texas outside an event sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative on May 3, 2015, provides a useful example of some of the pitfalls that often occur … Continue reading

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Unmasking Liberal Ideology

by Matt Sheedy A recent controversy has erupted in Canada over the case Zunera Ishaq of Mississauga, Ontario, (a suburb of Toronto) who sought to challenge a prohibition against wearing a niqab during her oath of allegiance in a swearing … Continue reading

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Policing Religion

by Tenzan Eaghll Now that a month has passed since the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, it is useful to step back and consider the general treatment of religion and Islam in the media. Whenever one of these horrendous acts occurs there … Continue reading

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Why Paris Matters but Peshawar Does not: Moderate Muslims and the Invention of Disaster

by Sher Afgan Tareen On December 16th, nine members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e- Taliban killed one hundred and thirty-two students attending Army Public School at Peshawar, wiping out the entire 9th grade except one boy who overslept and fortuitously skipped … Continue reading

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Now That’s Islamophobia (Charlie Hebdo, Religion & Satire)

by Zachery Braiterman * This post initially appeared on the author’s blog. Clearly uncomfortable with the comics run by Charlie Hebdo depicting the Prophet, ALZ approached me at synagogue yesterday and asked me what I thought about them. He asked … Continue reading

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