Seven Extraordinary Revelations From Cory Bernardi's Halal Inquiry. The Essential Terrorist. With the "war on terror" now official nomenclature, the problematic conflating of ethnic, religious and "terrorist" identities is now a matter of policy as well as media distortion.
In a 1986 book review, Edward Said argues presciently against the dangerous "terrorism craze"--"dangerous because it consolidates the immense, unrestrained pseudopatriotic narcissism we are nourishing. " Constitution of Medina. Background In Muhammad's last years in Mecca, a delegation from Medina, consisting of the representatives of the twelve important clans of Medina, invited him as a neutral outsider to Medina to serve as the chief arbitrator for the entire community. There was fighting in Medina mainly involving its pagan and Jewish inhabitants for around a hundred years before 620.
The recurring slaughters and disagreements over the resulting claims, especially after the Battle of Bu'ath in which all the clans were involved, made it obvious to them that the tribal conceptions of blood-feud and an eye for an eye were no longer workable unless there was one man with authority to adjudicate in disputed cases. The delegation from Medina pledged themselves and their fellow-citizens to accept Muhammad into their community and physically protect him as one of themselves. Sources Muslim Woman Discriminated Against on United Airlines Flight Says Experience is Common. A Muslim woman denied an unopened Diet Coke on United Airlines, allegedly over fears she’d use the canned beverage as a “weapon,” says the incident is just the latest in which she has been treated with suspicion, physically attacked or otherwise discriminated against because of her religion.
The woman, Northwestern University chaplain Tahera Ahmad, also says that she has been inundated with threats since news of the incident went viral over the weekend. “Since 9/11, I’ve experienced discrimination many times,” Ahmad said in an interview. 'We have to oppose the agenda of empire': Author Deepa Kumar on the imperial roots of anti-Muslim sentiment. [Editor’s Note: As part of our summer fundraiser we are excited to offer the book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire as a thank you gift for donations over $60.
Please consider giving today.] The term “Islamophobia” became known to Americans after the September 11 attacks. Whether it was efforts on the left to combat anti-Muslim sentiment or efforts on the right to attack Muslim-Americans and deny that there was something called Islamophobia, the term was here to stay. ‘Patriot’ Terrorist Frames Muslims With Quran Bomb. Nootropics, the new staple “brain enhancers” in Silicon Valley that purport to increase productivity and perception, exist in an unregulated legal gray area in the U.S.
Army of God? 6 Modern-Day Christian Terrorist Groups You Never Hear About. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently released an in-depth report on terrorism in the United States.
Covering April 2009 to February 2015, the report (titled “The Age of the Wolf”) found that during that period, “more people have been killed in America by non-Islamic domestic terrorists than jihadists.” The SPLC asserted that “the jihadist threat is a tremendous one,” pointing out that al-Qaeda’s attacks of September 11, 2001 remain the deadliest in U.S. history. But the study also noted that the second deadliest was carried out not by Islamists, but by Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995—and law enforcement, the SPLC stressed, are doing the public a huge disservice if they view terrorism as an exclusively Islamist phenomenon.
The report, in a sense, echoed the assertions that President Barack Obama made when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in February and stressed that Muslims don’t have the market cornered on religious extremism. 1. Mehdi Hasan: How Islamic is Islamic State? It is difficult to forget the names, or the images, of James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning and Peter Kassig.
The barbaric beheadings between August and November 2014, in cold blood and on camera, of these five jumpsuit-clad western hostages by the self-styled Islamic State, or Isis, provoked widespread outrage and condemnation. However, we should also remember the name of Didier François, a French journalist who was held by Isis in Syria for ten months before being released in April 2014. What the jihadists who bought “Islam for Dummies” on Amazon tell us about radicalisation. Can you guess which books the wannabe jihadists Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed ordered online from Amazon before they set out from Birmingham to fight in Syria last May?
A copy of Milestones by the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb? No. How about Messages to the World: the Statements of Osama Bin Laden? Guess again. Salon Radio: Remi Brulin Transcript. Glenn Greenwald: My guest today on Salon Radio is Rémi Brulin, who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at NYU, and is currently working on and close to finishing his Ph.D. dissertation, entitled The US Discourse on Terrorism Since 1945, and how The New York Times has Covered the Issue of Terrorism, and he is to receive his Ph.D. at the Sorbonne in Paris.
This topic is very close to a lot of our most prominent political disputes and much of what I’ve been writing about, so I’m really excited to be able to talk to you about this and I appreciate your taking the time to talk to me today. Remi Brulin: Yes, thanks for having me, Glenn. Where Terrorism Research Goes Wrong. Photo TERRORISM is increasing.
According to the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland, groups connected with Al Qaeda and the Islamic State committed close to 200 attacks per year between 2007 and 2010, a number that grew by more than 300 percent, to about 600 attacks, in 2013. Since 9/11, the study of terrorism has also increased. Now, you might think that more study would lead to more effective antiterrorism policies and thus to less terrorism. What Is Shariah and Why Does It Matter? It's 10:30 p.m. You're a black male driving along the back roads of Anywhere, USA.
Your car breaks down just as your cell-phone battery dies, so you'll have to get out and knock on someone's door for help. What is “Islamic”? A Muslim Response to ISIS and The Atlantic. Graeme Wood's “What ISIS Really Wants,” published in the March 2015 edition of The Atlantic, has quickly become the most widely read article on the militant group. Indeed, it is becoming the most read article ever published by The Atlantic.
Popular as it is, Wood's essay is deeply flawed and alarmingly tone-deaf – dangerously so. What is so objectionable about Wood's essay is encapsulated in his statement: “The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic.” Is Your Child a Terrorist? U.S. Government Questionnaire Rates Families at Risk for Extremism. Are you, your family or your community at risk of turning to violent extremism? That’s the premise behind a rating system devised by the National Counterterrorism Center, according to a document marked “For Official Use Only,” and obtained by The Intercept. The document — and the rating system — is part of a wider strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, which calls for local community and religious leaders to work together with law enforcement and other government agencies.
Sharpening Contradictions: Why al-Qaeda attacked Satirists in Paris. By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of the irreverent satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, along with two policemen, by terrorists in Paris was in my view a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public. The problem for a terrorist group like al-Qaeda is that its recruitment pool is Muslims, but most Muslims are not interested in terrorism. Most Muslims are not even interested in politics, much less political Islam. France is a country of 66 million, of which about 5 million is of Muslim heritage. Richard Dawkins is so wrong it hurts: What the science-vs.-religion debate ignores. Chapel Hill shooting and western media bigotry. Three Muslim Americans were murdered on Tuesday in a University of North Carolina dorm room. Right-Wing Media's Sharia Hysteria, Texas Edition.
Conservative media outlets hyped a misleading Breitbart report on an "Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law" in Texas to fear monger that the tribunals could supersede federal law. But the tribunals are completely voluntary and do not override federal law. Right-Wing Media Report On Voluntary Sharia Court In Texas. The Great Islamophobic Crusade. Crossposted with TomDispatch.com. Nine years after 9/11, hysteria about Muslims in American life has gripped the country. Francis FitzGibbon · Low-Hanging Fruit: An American Show Trial · LRB 22 January 2015.
Muslims will speak up for British values only when they know they will be heard. Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close. Motorcycles and minibuses, fake IDs and frantic calls. Charlie Hebdo And The War For Civilisation. In Alerts 2015 Post 15 January 2015 Last Updated on 15 January 2015 By Editor. CHARLIE HEBDO: Not racist? If you say so... Thursday 5 December 2013. Unmournable Bodies. In the end, we forget the anarchists, bombers and 'lone wolves'. But the hysteria they provoke stays with us. Sarah Ager on Reclaiming the Radical Feminism of the Qur’an : ISLAMiCommentary. Does Religion Really Cause War - And Do Atheists Have Something To Answer For? Tariq Ali: Islamophobia exposed. Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That 'A Terrorist' Attacked Its Soldiers. Terrorism and the other Religions. Burqa ban a political excuse for persecution.
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