Tuesday, October 27, 2020   

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When Islam came to Australia
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When Islam came to Australia (BBC News) Few Australians are aware that the country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had regular contact with foreign Muslims long before the arrival of Christian colonisers. And Islam continues to exercise an appeal […]




Bleeding Africa: A Half Century of the Françafrique
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by Ilisha

Africa is rich with abundant, untapped natural resources. Yet decades after achieving formal independence from colonial rule, most African countries remain poor and unstable.




Céline Dion: Not Only Can’t She Sing But She Also Is A Bigot
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Dion says she does so because “foreigners” (all Muslims are by default “foreigners“) need to adapt to “our country” (If you’re a Muslim born in Canada you still aren’t Canadian) that has been so “hospitable” to them.




Asad Q. Ahmed: Islam’s invented Golden Age
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Prof. Asad Q. Ahmed follows his debate with an article in which he further explains his historical analysis and thesis regarding the origin of the “decline narrative” and the reasons for the present state of rational sciences in Muslim majority countries.




Bill Maher Gets Owned by Glenn Greenwald
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This nine minute exchange between Bill Maher and his guests: Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian,Joy Reid of the Miami Herald and Charles Cooke of the National Review Online is very telling.




Belen Fernandez: How to Write about Muslim Americans
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The Western press and social media often seem to exercise two options for dealing with the Muslim population of the world: overt, unabashed Islamophobia or slightly subtler Islamophobia.




Islam, Orientalism and the West
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(Via LoonWatch.com)

Post 9/11, with the Iraq and Afghan invasions and the rise of Islamophobia to endemic levels I think its a safe bet that there have been thousands of publications about ‘Islam and Muslims in the Orient and the Occident.’




America’s Muslim Cowboy Ambassador
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So Mitchell began checking out Kareem Salama’s stuff—his two self-released albums, Generous Peace and This Life of Mine, and his 2007 hit song “Generous Peace,” whose video is as wholesome as an ABC After-School Special. “Gentlemen, I’m like incense; the more you burn me, the more I’m fragrant,” Salama sings, echoing the writings of the eight century Islamic scholar Muhammed Al-Shafi’ee.