Tag Archives: Islamophobia

Profile Me: The Confederate Flag, Shame, and White Male Terror

by Donovan Schaefer Editor’s note: This post initially came out in response to the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in 2012. We are reposting it in the light of recent discussions about white terrorism, racism, and the … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 44.1 (March 2015)

The March issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes an eclectic set of articles offering a genealogy of “Abrahamic religions” (Hughes), a theoretical assessment of Islamophobia … Continue reading

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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 the proposal of Bill 60, more commonly known as the “Charter of Values.” The Bill would see restrictions on the wearing of “religious symbols,” requiring … 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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