Monthly Archives: January 2012

Newt Gingrich and Islamic Law: why anti-Sharia activism is a red herring

Okay, just as a warning, this post is going to discuss the current range of hopefuls for the Republican nominee for President.  But firstly, let me just say that I’m going to try very hard to keep this blog apolitical … Continue reading

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Islam and Classical Arabic

Uzza asked: Hey, welcome to 2012. I’m anxiously waiting for you to talk about the language situation that you hinted at a long time ago. One is, people are supposed to read the book in the original Arabic, but it … Continue reading

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SOPA and PIPA

Okay, first off, as a warning, this post has nothing really to do with Islam or Islamic history, and is only tangentially relevant to those who are not US citizens. I debated for the last few days whether to black … Continue reading

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Islam and Feminist Criticism

As woodturtle observed recently, there’s been a lot of discussion on the internets recently of Islam and feminism, fueled by the Arab spring and new discussions of Islamic practice.  I’m not equipped to discuss the role feminism should or shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Rise of Islamophobia in Florida

Happy New Year, and welcome back!  Or alternatively, happy mid-Safar, if you prefer!  I hope you have all enjoyed the holidays and have already started to enjoy 2012. As I promised, I have been keeping up on comments and the … Continue reading

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