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Imperial Islamophobia

Given below is my review of Deepa Kumar’s Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire  for Dawn Books & Authors:                 “Indeed, the success of American Muslims, and our determination to guard against any encroachments … Continue reading

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Minor(ity) Issues

This post is for those Pakistanis who squirm just a little bit when they sign that statement on their passport forms, for those who felt even mildly saddened on May 28, 2010, for those who know an Ahmadi and on … Continue reading

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Condemn your Terrah!

Did you condemn your Moozy terror today? Muslims are [...] seen as dispensable because they can be marginalized at any time as not really part of ‘us’; they are always required to perform and thereby prove their loyalty– either by … Continue reading

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Terrifying Muslims – scraps

So, I reviewed Junaid Rana’s book Terrifying Muslims for Dawn Books and Authors. You can read the review here. Following is the writing that happened before the writing, or what didn’t make the cut.  *** In everyday conversations racism is taken … Continue reading

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Reads of 2012

In no particular order: George M. Fredrickson, Racism: A Short History  Ashis Nandy, Exiled at Home: Comprising At the Edge of Psychology, The Intimate Enemy and Creating a Nationality. Read The Intimate Enemy here. Patrick Griffin, American Leviathan: Empire, Nation, and Revolutionary Frontier  Tram … Continue reading

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Islamophobia in the US

My review of Stephen Sheehi’s Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims was published in Dawn Books. Writer’s cut of this essay is at Chapati Mystery.

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Moslem Rageology

[Here is the link (PDF) to my review of Irfan Husain’s Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West for The Sunday Guardian. A special thanks to the wise Panda for his essay “Taking the Place of Martyrs: Afghans and Arabs Under the Banner of … Continue reading

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