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Casual Islamophobia and Dehumanization

So a couple of weeks ago, I was talking about how Americans’ (particularly white Americans’) misguided definition of ‘terrorism’ and our resistance to calling mass shooters ‘terrorists’ negatively influences our understanding of how global terrorism actually works, in particular that … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins says silly things (in response to saying dumb things)

Okay, advanced warning – I’ve been in a really bad mood for the last few days, so I expect this post will be even snarkier than usual.  Consider yourself warned… (Newsies voices:) EXTRA!  EXTRA!  READ ALL ABOUT!  BREAKING NEWS!  RICHARD … Continue reading

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Casual Islamophobia and direct Islamophobia

So I keep trying to write actual content and my brain keeps short circuiting.  So I’m going to try to write something about the relationship between casual Islamophobia and direct Islamophobia as it relates to the Boston bombings and subsequent … Continue reading

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How to write about Muslims

So it turns out my little rant last week about Dawkins and Krauss and ‘How to be an Ally 101’ was a little more relevant than I expected, as this seems to be a big week for ‘really kind of … Continue reading

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CAIR protesting teacher’s use of Godwin’s Law

Alright, I feel the need to start off with something pleasant, so before we start discussing Islamophobia and excessive Hitler analogies, go check out woodturtle’s series on being unmosqued.  It’s really brilliant, and on a subject I think a lot … Continue reading

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What is Islamophobia?

Okay, so this is in no way going to be a complete discussion of the concept of Islamophobia, but there are several interesting aspects that I think it’s worth considering.  Frankly, when  I first thought to write this post, I … Continue reading

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