Category Archives: Muslims and modernity

Morning Awful: Un-American Islamophobe

It isn’t important whether Emmanuel Goldstein is real, it’s only important that we never humanize him.¬†TLC has had the audacity to create a ‘reality’ show about American citizens practicing a non-stereotypical Islam in Dearborn, Michigan; the Religious Right, which has … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Butterball Halal

“American Thinker” is an Orwellian name for a right wing hack site. Case in point: arch-Islamophobe Pamela Geller (pictured) telling readers to boycott Butterball turkeys because they’re halal. In a little-known strike against freedom, yet again, we are being forced … Continue reading

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Bobby McFerrin in Riyadh

Alaa Wardi covering Fi Hagat by Nancy Ajram. I’ve watched this ten times already to identify each part he’s doing. Ajram’s original here.

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Afghanistan and the Obama Military (UPDATE)

Operation Mushtarak began this weekend. The Obama military is going to war under the banner of a non-English noun. Mushtarak is defined as “common,” “joint,” “combined,” “concurrent,” or “collective;” in the Arabic of international relations this word is used to … Continue reading

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Weekly World News: Muslim Relations

Well, after a couple of weeks’ hiatus I am finally bringing back this feature. My apologies for the delay; workplace demands have made it difficult to keep up with global news. But the world has saved up plenty to talk … Continue reading

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