Critical Muslim Studies
2nd Islamophobia Conference Paris, France
Dec 11-12, 2014
“Islamic Reformation” and the West Living in Our Minds
Posted June 10, 2014 Source:Turkey Agenda
The call for "Islamic Reformation" is directed at bringing about a Muslim subject that is a mirror image (inferior in status) of the successful European man/women who managed to dislodge the hold of religion upon the society and become a master of his/her destiny.
Islam, Reform and the “Modern” Rational
Posted June 5, 2014 Source:Turkey Agenda
Across all regions Muslims found themselves at a military, economic and political disadvantage visa via the “West” and in response various ideas and theories were introduced to deal with this pressing and real problem.
US Policy in the Middle East: Containment Strategy and the “War on Terrorism”
Posted June 4, 2014 Source:Turkey Agenda
The “war on terrorism” has to be placed in the context of a containment strategy through which the left-overs of the Cold War pawns could be accounted for and redirected once again to fight straw man enemies, the Sunnis, Shias, Sufi, Salafis and other “unorthodox” groups.
September 11 Memorial Museum, Terrorism and Islamophobia
Posted June 2, 2014 Source:Daily Sabah
The museum opened its doors to visitors with intense controversy centering on a seven-minute film, "The Rise of al-Qaeda," which uses "Islamist extremism/terrorism" and "jihadism" to generalize the problem emerging from al-Qaeda and the horrific attacks on 9/11 without making an effort to unravel these concepts for the public.
Latent and manifest Islamophobia: An inception of ideas
Posted April 15, 2014 Source: Al Jazeera
Has the Islamophobia industry used fear to lull our intellect to sleep and implant racist ideas about Muslims?
The "Peace Process" and constructing a new cage for the Palestinians
Posted April 8, 2014 Source:World Bulletin
Palestinians are being offered a ‘golden cage’ promises of economic opportunities and investments, but in return they must relinquish their claims to the land, right of return and challenge to Israel’s Apartheid structures.
The Indigenous Palestinians Twice Dispossessed by Biblical Texts
Posted Winter 2014 Source:Harvard Review
The narrative of disposession that has informed the past and shapes the future.
Drones: The dark side of power
Posted Feb 15, 2014 Source: Al Jazeera
Drones have become weapon of choice in the war on terror.
On constitutions, Sharia and Muslim political thought
Posted on Jan 31,2014 Source:Al Jazeera
Islam's calling is an ethical and moral one - not a search for codifying permanent power for Muslims.
Napoleon, Obama and Revisiting the Cairo speech
Posted on Jan 29,2014 Source:World Bulletin
Comparing the speeches of Napoleon Bonaparte's 1798 Egypt speech and President Obama's 2009 Cairo speech.
Mandela: The triumph of the human spirit and the defeat of colonialism
Posted on Dec 10, 2013 Source:World Bulletin
Mandela not only succeeded in forming a country, but also brought to an end the colonial legacy on the African continent.
Why Was Arafat Killed?
Posted on Dec 4, 2013 Source:Al Jazeera
The question is not whether Arafat was murdered, rather why and what interests were served by his killing?
Muslims bite puppies in Tahrir Square, puppies are rescued to America
Posted on Nov 27, 2013 Source: World Bulletin
The use of propaganda and misrepresentations intended to garner public support or consolidate existing negative public sentiments toward Islam and Muslims in the US and Europe.
Zaytuna and Institutionalizing Islamic Higher Education in America
Posted on Nov 20,2013 Source:World Bulletin
The institutionalization of Islam in the US began with mosques followed by schools, not for profit organizations, and then specialized national organizations’ serving the diverse needs of an ever growing community.
The souls of Muslim folk
Posted on Oct 29,2013 Source:Al Jazeera
The author uses double consciousness theory in an attempt to understand problems in the contemporary Muslim world.
Palestine: Epistemic theology of dispossession
Posted on Oct 28,2013 Source:World Bulletin
Palestinians face a disparity in power relations and biblical interpretations giving authority to the theology of dispossession.
Muslims and Arabs: Free speech and the question of violence
Posted on Oct 24,2013 Source:World Bulletin
The right to free speech was taken from the community and in its place a laundry list of someone else’s concerns.
Religious authority, state power and revolutions
Posted on Sept 15,2013 Source: Al Jazeera
Recent events in the Arab and Muslim world are redefining the role of religious scholars.
Egypt, the 'war on terrorism' and Islamophobia
Posted on Aug 20,2013 Source: Al Jazeera
Egypt's military and elites resort to Islamophobic rationalisation to legitimise their undemocratic actions.
The real big game and merchants of death
Posted on Aug 18, 2013 Source: World Bulletin
Increasing tensions in the Arab and Muslim world and divisions are symptoms of a bigger political and economic power contestation.
The Boston Bombing, Islamophobia and Sudden Ignorance Syndrome
Posted June 2, 2013 Source:Illume Magazine
(SIS) renders otherwise highly educated, “experts” completely ignorant and incapable of basic logic, sound arguments and understanding.
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