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MRBlog | “Economic Terrorism” and the Rise of the Trump Regime

MRBlog | “Economic Terrorism” and the Rise of the Trump Regime

Thomas J. Whitley November 21, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley This week Washington state Republican Senator Doug Ericksen introduced a bill intended to outlaw illegal protests, a move that seems patently unnecessary (if the protests are already illegal, there’s no

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MRBlog | On Giving Donald Trump a Chance

MRBlog | On Giving Donald Trump a Chance

Thomas J. Whitley November 14, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead,” Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech the day after the election. President Obama echoed Clinton the following

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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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<i>What is Islam?</i> A Celebration and Defense of Contradiction Perplexity and Paradox – by Anna Bigelow

What is Islam? A Celebration and Defense of Contradiction Perplexity and Paradox – by Anna Bigelow

Anna Bigelow August 24, 2016 0

The fourth essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? If Shahab Ahmed were still with us to defend the complex and sometimes overblown prose in his heartbreaking work of staggering genius,

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The Problem with Being Islamic: Definitional and Theoretical Limits and Legacies – by Zareena Grewal

The Problem with Being Islamic: Definitional and Theoretical Limits and Legacies – by Zareena Grewal

Zareena Grewal August 23, 2016 0

The third essay in a forum on Shahab Ahmed’s What is Islam? Last semester I began my graduate seminar, “Interrogating the ‘Crisis’ of Islam,” by assigning Shahab Ahmed’s What Is Islam? The Importance of

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First Impressions #86: Moustafa Bayoumi on This Muslim American Life

First Impressions #86: Moustafa Bayoumi on This Muslim American Life

Kristian Petersen June 21, 2016 0

We live in a “War on Terror” culture, which ascribes a malevolent aspect to all things Muslim. How has this affected the lives of Muslim Americans today? Kristian Petersen talks with Moustafa Bayoumi, Professor of

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First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

Kristian Petersen May 10, 2016 0

  Popular “desert romance” novels reveal some of the cultural logic in the construction of U.S. imperialism and the war on terror. Kristian Petersen speaks with Amira Jarmakani is an Associate Professor and Director of

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MRBlog | Why Rick Santorum Thinks a Muslim Ban is Constitutional and Why It Matters

MRBlog | Why Rick Santorum Thinks a Muslim Ban is Constitutional and Why It Matters

Thomas J. Whitley December 17, 2015 1

By Thomas J. Whitley During the “undercard” GOP Debate Tuesday night, Rick Santorum made a comment about Islam that seems to have been missed by much of the national media. To be fair, Rick

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MRBlog | Muslims and Republican Mythmaking

MRBlog | Muslims and Republican Mythmaking

Thomas J. Whitley December 1, 2015 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Move out of the way, Red Scare, we’re on to a new enemy. Communism is no longer a threat to American freedom and democracy. The real threat now is

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MRBlog: DISPATCHES. Reflections from Paris

MRBlog: DISPATCHES. Reflections from Paris

Richard Landes January 22, 2015 16

By Richard Landes Le tout Paris is talking about it. Everywhere in Paris last week, we heard the voices of horror and astonishment and, now, pride. Two million in Paris, three million throughout France; an Italian

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