Scott Anderson, an historian of the Middle East, has performed an invaluable public service with his piece in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. His article “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart,” is both a great primer on the deep, complex roots of a regional crisis that keeps jolting the rest of the world, too, and a powerful challenge to most of the voices – including mine – who have been speaking out on American policy toward admitting Middle East refugees and toward its own existing Muslim community. 755 more words
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There are some ridiculous things in Scripture. Head-scratching things. Make you slap your mama things. But then there are those things that make me wonder how I ever didn’t believe. 1,226 more words
Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: Meet the Muslim Women Taking on the National Security State
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For the Duka family and many others, the HRW report only echoed what they’d known for years: that the FBI’s post-9/11 counterterrorism machine has slowly eaten away at Muslim Americans’ civil liberties and constitutional protections.
Antonia Bloomberg, who writes for The Huffington Post, cited an article I wrote last year in her new piece titled “Documentary To Shed Light On Untold Stories Of Muslims In The U.S. Military.” She wrote: