Monthly Archives: December 2011

Reads of 2011

In no particular order The State of Islam: Culture And Cold War Politics In Pakistan by Saadia Toor Excerpt Beyond Crisis: Re-evaluating Pakistan (Critical Asian Studies) by Naveeda Khan Contents Intro (PDF) Some of the essays from the book are here, … Continue reading

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United States of Islamophobia

…the companies who pulled their ads include Lowe’s, Bank of America, the Campbell Soup Co., Dell, Estee Lauder, General Motors, Goodyear, Green Mountain Coffee, McDonalds, Sears, and Wal-Mart. So many don’t give your money to those companies this holiday season? … Continue reading

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Of Anti-Ahmadi bigots and Islamophobes – II

My comment on the thread: Reading — not just what is written but what is actually said — is a skill that is learned with patience and perseverance. This skill is enormously helpful in developing the tools needed to critically understand … Continue reading

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Of Anti-Ahmadi bigots and Islamophobes

Anti-Ahmadi Muslim bigots have a lot in common with Islamophobes and anti-Semites. The stock rhetoric of Islamophobes and anti-Semites involves the enemy within, a minority cabal of powerful traitors (often with ties to outside enemies), destroying the nation. The nation … Continue reading

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