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Is Islamist violence any worse?

Is Islamist violence any worse?

MRB August 4, 2017 0

On the morning of September 16th, 1920, a horse-drawn carriage pulled up in front JP Morgan Bank on 23 Wall Street, right at the heart of Manhattan’s financial district. Inside the wagon sat about

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Imagining Pakistan: Religion at the Origins of Nationalism

Imagining Pakistan: Religion at the Origins of Nationalism

MRB July 18, 2017 0

Sohaib I. Khan on Venkat Dhulipala’s Creating a New Medina Pakistan’s descent into violent forms of religious extremism has recently become the subject of best-selling books. Causal explanations for the country’s current state of crisis rely on

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Between <i>Jew</i> and Muslim

Between Jew and Muslim

MRB June 6, 2017 0

Observations on Cynthia Baker’s Jew from the Perspective of Islamic Studies The questions raised by Cynthia Baker’s terse, sophisticated intervention in Jew resonate in, with, and for Islam in numerous complex ways. In the

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Violence in Islam

Violence in Islam

MRB May 25, 2017 0

Lamin Sanneh on Islam’s under-appreciated potential for peace What’s Wrong with Islam? The many attempts to explain what went wrong with the Muslim world, with its outbreaks of violent extremism against minorities, tend to

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Breaking the Law: Criticizing the Modern Study of Islamic Law

Breaking the Law: Criticizing the Modern Study of Islamic Law

MRB March 28, 2017 1

Joseph Lowry on Lena Salaymeh’s The Beginnings of Islamic Law Historical understanding is never achieved from an unsituated vantage point, and an inescapable feature of our situatedness as scholars is that the distribution of

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The Spirit of Yoruba Liberalism

The Spirit of Yoruba Liberalism

MRB February 16, 2017 0

Ebenezer Obadare on J.D.Y. Peel’s Christianity, Islam, and Orisa Religion For three days in June last year, some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, in Iwo, Nigeria, presented themselves at school in all manner

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First Impressions #101: Deepa Iyer on Shaping a Multiracial Future in the U.S.

First Impressions #101: Deepa Iyer on Shaping a Multiracial Future in the U.S.

Kristian Petersen January 3, 2017 0

Racial anxiety, bigotry, and anti-immigrant sentiment has escalated in post 9/11 America but that history is often forgotten or ignored. Kristian Petersen talks with Deepa Iyer, Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion,

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On Islam, Liberalism, and <i>Islam in Liberalism</i> – by Kathleen Foody

On Islam, Liberalism, and Islam in Liberalism – by Kathleen Foody

Kathleen Foody December 26, 2016 0

Kathleen Foody on Joseph Massad’s Islam in Liberalism In 1981, Edward Said asked whether “Islam [is] in the end useful as a notion, or does it hide, distort, deflect, and ideologize more than it

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First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

David M. Krueger December 6, 2016 0

African American culture plays a critical role in the construction Muslim American identity. Dave Krueger speaks with Su’ad Abdul Khabeer about her new book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United

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First Impressions # 94: Claire Chambers on Britain Through Muslim Literary Representations

First Impressions # 94: Claire Chambers on Britain Through Muslim Literary Representations

Kristian Petersen October 18, 2016 0

What does Britain look like from the perspective of Muslims across the eighteenth century until today? Kristian Petersen talks with Claire Chambers, Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, about her new

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