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Lyons: Islam, Women and the West

Jonathan Lyons writes in a guest column for Informed Comment Islam, Women, and the West   This essay is adapted from my latest book, Islam Through Western Eyes: From the Crusades to…

Newt’s new Crusade against the Arab Spring

Newt’s new Crusade against the Arab Spring

Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers and fund-raising have improved recently, as the GOP faithful continue their quest for an ABM (not anti-ballistic missile but “Anyone but Mitt”). Gingrich in turn has begun trying…

Top Developments in the Arab Spring this Weekend

As usual, Friday was a big day for the popular Arab reform movements that are challenging dictatorial governments. 1. Syrian security forces are alleged to have killed about 20 protesters on Friday,…

The Irrelevance of the Knights in a Global Society

Norwegian right wing Christian terrorist Anders Breivik spoke of being a member of the “Knights Templar,” and if anything is further terrorizing about Friday’s attacks beyond their own horror, it is the…

Salaita: Dressing like a Terrorist

Steven Salaita writes in a guest column for Informed Comment Dressing Like a Terrorist Like many others, I was dismayed to learn of the two imams wearing traditional Muslim garb who were…

Stewart Skewers King on Islamophobia

Jon Stewart at the Daily Show lampoons Rep. Peter King (R-NY)’s witch hunt against Muslims in light of King’s own long and virulent support for the Irish Republican Army. The Daily Show…

King’s Nixonian Hearings against American Muslims

Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY)’s hearings on the alleged ‘radicalization’ of American Muslims are an affront to the brave Middle Eastern Muslims who have, during the past two months, thrown off American-backed…

Kolin: How the US Became a Police State

Kolin: How the US Became a Police State

Andrew Kolin writes in a guest column for Informed Comment To understand how the U.S. government became a police state, look no further than how it freed itself from colonial rule. For…

Hating Muslims in America

Hating Muslims in America

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the incoming chair of the House committee on Homeland Security has announced that he will hold hearings into the ‘radicalization’ of American Muslims. This, despite the fact that…

Domestic Crusaders and Islamophobia in Literature

McSweeney’s is publishing Wajahat Ali’s important Muslim-American play: ‘ The Domestic Crusaders focuses on a day in the life of a modern Muslim Pakistani-American family of six eclectic, unique members, who convene…

Fareed Zakaria Destroys Beck on Lunatic Islamophobia

On his indispensable television news magazine, GPS, Fareed Zakaria demolishes Glenn Beck’s mind-numbingly stupid assertion that ten percent of Muslims are terrorists. Zakaria’s courage in standing up to the hate-mongers should not…