Ignorance is not bliss. It is the hotbed of misunderstanding, misapprehension and mistakes. Recently, I presented a lecture on Islam at a Homeland Security Conference to emergency managers, law enforcement officers, and military men and women. Speaking about Islam as a religion of peace, mercy and understanding is a heavy…Read More
From the notorious Pepsi commercial and H&M’s video promoting their recycling project, to the cover of Vogue Arabia and CR Fashion Book, women donning the hijab are acquiring greater media visibility than ever before. On the face of it, this is a welcome development. For decades, feminist scholars and activists…Read More
My connection with Manchester happened purely by accident. I initially started out my undergraduate degree in London. But after a family crisis sent my family and I into a domestic violence refuge, push came to shove and we were eventually forced to relocate to my mother’s home town of Bradford….Read More
Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been at the forefront of the fight against racism and for civil rights since 1971. More recently, in its efforts to track and eliminate hate and extremism in this country, it has provided some invaluable resources on anti-Muslim bigotry….Read More
Google has made a name for itself out of discerning exactly what people want (and when they want it) based on just a few words they type into a search box. According to a recent piece for Wired it’s in the process of helping people find what they’re looking for, that Google…Read More
There was a story that happened yesterday that you probably did not hear about. It happened in Boston between the Prudential and Copley train stations. A man who seemed “off” had been staring at my friend since she got on at the Longwood Medical Area stop. This made her feel…Read More
When a French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in Isis [sic], she was soon contacted by a fighter in Syria. He proposed marriage – but could she maintain a double life? It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the…Read More
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Reflecting on Dr. King’s words in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack throws them into sharp relief. If the French are to heal and do not want the…Read More
The problem isn’t Islam. It’s your movement to demonize Islam in the liberal left.
Hey there, Bill. You hate religion. You particularly hate Islam. We get it. Your liberal bigotry against Muslims and Islam is no secret. For a while now I’ve just avoided watching your show, which kind of stinks because for many years I was a great fan and really loved it.
Warning: This post contains spoilers about the season three finale of “Homeland.”
You would think Allahu Akbar was synonymous with “Death to America!” if you watched the final two pulse-pounding episodes of Showtime’s Homeland season three. A multitude of Allahu Akbars serve as the backdrop in the horrific public hanging scene of last night’s season finale, “The Star.”