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Knowledge as Politics by Other Means: An Interview with Wael Hallaq (Part One)
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An important interview series at Jadaliyya with one of the leading scholars in Islamic studies, Wael Hallaq. Discussions on the inability or lack of interest of Western and Islamic scholars to confront one another in dialogue and the uncritical adoption of hegemonic Western liberalist discourse.




Tariq Ramadan’s visit to Canada is part of Muslim Brotherhood plot to destroy West, says Tarek Fatah
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Tarek Fatah’s record of appeasing anti-Muslim charlatans and fear-mongers is well known, as is his furthering of Islamophobic causes.




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.’




It’s Official: Bill Maher is a Racist
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On his last show Bill Maher went on a spiel undermining the Democratic character of Revolutions sweeping across the Arab world. Amongst his ludicrous statements he claimed “women can’t vote in 19 of 22 Arab countries,” that “women who have dated an Arab man, the results aren’t good,” that “Arab men have a sense of “entitlement,” etc.




Egypt shows ‘clash of civilizations’ was a myth
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Since the end of the Cold War, conservatives have argued that the world should be seen through the lens of a clash between civilizations. The world could be divided, they argued, on the basis of different cultures and their distance from Western values.




John Esposito…On Muslims & West
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As Islam, Muslims and Islamophobia remain the words that resonate in the post 9/11 world, Professor John L. Esposito is a voice needed to be heard. Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, and Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, is one of the world’s most respected experts of Islam.




Keith Ellison Responds To Allen West Jab: ‘More Respectful And Productive Public Dialogue,’ Please
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West (R-Fla.) Tuesday, saying that his Tea Party-backed colleague’s comments were unexpected, incorrect and counterproductive in terms of increasing civil discourse between politicians.




Soumaya Ghannoushi: Islamophobia Acting Like Free Speech
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The caricatures of Prophet Muhammad first published in the Danish Jyllands-Posten then reprinted in a string of European newspapers have exposed the gulf separating the West from the Muslim world.




Allen West Defends Selection of Joyce Kaufman
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Tea Party-backed Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) broke his silence over a controversial chief of staff pick this weekend, aggressively defending his selection of radio show host Joyce Kaufman despite the fact that the decision failed to come to fruition.




Facts Don’t Matter to the “Scholar” Robert Spencer
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So, this man had absolutely no religious motivation behind his plot to bomb Wrigleyville. He never mentioned Islam or “jihad,” or the Qur’an as his motivation. No “taqiyya,” or “kitman,” or any other term that Spencer uses to mislead the public.