Tag Archives: islam in politics

Anti-sharia law vetoed in Missouri!

Breaking news!  An American lawmaker knows how the law works!! Okay, this really shouldn’t be big news, but considering how many states have tried to pass anti-sharia legislation, I wonder sometimes… The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, has vetoed a … Continue reading

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Media discourse and media studies

So today in news that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been conscious for the last two decades, the American Sociological Review released a paper by Dr. Christopher Bail (who is not Batman but rather a sociologist … Continue reading

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Schacht, Hallaq and Islamic law

Qolyehudi asked: I hope everything is well with you. I would like, if you have the time and feel for writing a little about it, to hear your opinion on the debate between the orientalists and the anti-orientalists in regards … Continue reading

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GOP poised to embrace anti-Sharia platform

Okay, as I’ve said before, although I dearly want to keep this blog apolitical, this would only be possible if American parties would stop doing and saying ridiculous, inaccurate things about Islam.  And as of yet, that doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Islam and the Department of Justice

Okay, I do want to post something about Libya, but I’m going to hold off until next week on the (perhaps ridiculous) hope that we might know a bit more about what’s going on on the ground by then. And, … Continue reading

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America and the Qur’an

Since as far as I can tell from the information online, the national reaction to Rep King’s hearings on Islamic extremism hasn’t stopped them[1], I think it’s worth having another post about it. I’m slightly alarmed that although most of … Continue reading

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