Posts Tagged: Muslims
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
The "war on terror" has killed millions of innocent people. You don't have to be a "bad Muslim" to oppose that.
Those in the West who call on Muslims to condemn those who commit terrorist attacks in the name of Islam don’t seem to be aware that is already being done.
In the U.S. Muslims tend to be middle-class; in Europe, the urban poor.
A few politicians and intellectuals decry "Islamofascists," but the real target of Islamophobia is the mainstream Islam of mosques, moderate imams, and your friendly Muslim neighbors.
The victory of Canada's Liberal Party was a mixed one for the country's left. But from pulling out of Syria to (maybe) legalizing marijuana, they're welcoming the change in governance.
The threat of "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks is greatly overblown. More worrying is what the security state "shepherds" are doing in the name of preventing them.
In a different world, Cherif and Said Kouachi might have become progressive activists. But where the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.
Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S.
A culture of Islamophobia continues to poison the politics of both India and the United States.