Politics

Professor Mohammad Fadel on Muslims, Islam, and Bostock

The increasingly heated culture wars in the United States involving the civil rights of homosexuals and trans-gendered individuals has come to the Muslim community.  The recent decision of the Supreme Court, Bostock v. Clayton County, unleashed a series  of vitriolic tweets by some American Muslims who opposed the Supreme Court’s ruling against American-Muslim…

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The Double Bind: Fighting Against FGM as an American Muslim Survivor

Earlier this week, a Muslim American rights activist brought up the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to Representative Ilhan Omar at the inaugural convening of the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy in DC.   Ani Zonneveld, founder of Muslims for Progressive Values, asked a question regarding a recent case in…

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Inauthentic Dialogue: Hamza Yusuf, the US Department of State, and Habermasian Communicative Action Theory

Hamza Yusuf has once again stirred-up controversy via his choice of political affiliations.  According to an article that appeared in The Guardian on July 8th, the founder of Zaytuna College will be joining a commission at the behest of the Trump Administration that intends on reviewing the role of human rights in…

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“Islam is not a religion” has been exported across the globe

“Islam is a political ideology that wants to overthrow the U.S. Constitution.”  “Islam is an ideological illness.”  These are just a sampling of statements and accusations I come across on a daily basis in my role as a researcher on Islamophobia. While such pernicious declarations are most visible on social…

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If Islam isn’t a religion, then neither is White evangelical Christianity

As a theologically conservative evangelical Christian who attends a predominantly White church, it is mind boggling to me that some in our communitywould contend that Islam is not a religion, but a political ideology undeserving of religious freedom. If there is anything that the White evangelical community should be learning during…

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