Tag Archives: Islamophobia

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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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 42.1 (February 2013)

The February issue of the Bulletin has been published and is available in both print and electronic versions. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a set of papers emerging from the 2011 Society of Biblical … Continue reading

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Critical Questions Series 2: Hussein Rashid

Hussein Rashid is an adjunct professor at Fordham and Hofstra Universities and is an associate editor at Religion Dispatches. His specialties include Islam in America, Shi’ism, Islamicate literatures, South Asia, Persianate world (including Central Asia). * Image courtesy of Ali Ansary, … Continue reading

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Affect, Tactics, and Islamophobia

Yesterday, Matt Sheedy posted an analysis of this short documentary clip posted on nytimes.com in December by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (perhaps best known for their 2006 documentary feature, Jesus Camp), showing demonstrators drowning out an anti-Islam sermon delivered … Continue reading

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Less Love, More Theory: On Combatting Islamophobia

by Matt Sheedy A popular video on Youtube has been doing the rounds lately, featuring a man singing the Beatles song “All you need is Love” in the face of Florida pastor Terry Jones, who was in Times Square giving … Continue reading

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Masks of Fear: IDF and Hamas

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a mutual hostage-taking.  Without lapsing into the myth of parity, it is safe to say that there is an ongoing and systematic deployment of fear and violence designed to immobilize, destroy, and control bodies on both … Continue reading

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