Tag: Islamophobia

How to End Endless War

In 1992, Pentagon officials took stock of America’s fortunes. “Today, there is no global challenger to a peaceful democratic order,” observed the group, led by Under Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. The Soviet Union had fallen. America stood alone as a global power. At such a moment, the country might have declared victory and brought […]

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The Death of Fascist Irony

In the rush of initial reportage that followed the horrific slaughter last week of 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, a document surfaced that purported to be the manifesto of the alleged murderer. Thousands of journalists across the globe tore into its contents, seeking the causes behind the slaughter. The manifesto was littered with […]

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Jess, There’s Nothing Hilarious About Bigotry 

Jessica ‘Jess Hilarious’ Moore attends the 2018 Pre-Emmy Party hosted by Entertainment Weekly and L’Oreal Paris on September 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly) Jess Hilarious is a perfect example of an insecure bag. Y’all know the saying—“secure the bag.” Well, Jess keeps actively trying to squander the […]

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Candace Owens Was Named in the New Zealand Shooter’s Alleged Manifesto. But Christchurch Is Bigger Than Her

Worshippers pray for victims and families of the Christchurch shootings during an evening vigil a the Lakemba Mosque, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Wakemba, New South Wales, AustraliaPhoto: AP Every time I write about Candace Owens, I feel manipulated. I feel manipulated because Candace Owens, on her own, is not newsworthy. She’s not witty or […]

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Is the Democratic Party Progressive Enough for Muslims?

The relationship between American Muslims and the Democratic Party is often described as a marriage of convenience. One of the best illustrations of this was the appearance of Khizr and Ghazala Khan at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Khans, parents of a U.S. Army captain killed in the Iraq War, didn’t exactly fit the […]

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The Politics of Pointless Burqa Bans

When former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson spoke out against Denmark’s burqa ban earlier this month, he made it clear he still wasn’t a fan of the veils: the women who wear the “oppressive” garments look like “letter boxes“ or “bank robbers,“ he wrote in his Telegraph column—and businesses should be allowed to “enforce a dress […]

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