Humanizing the human is dehumanizing!

Humanizing the human is dehumanizing!

"Humanizing the human is dehumanizing!" The proclivity of governments and civil society institutions across the globe to engage the Muslim subject has created a set...
France Burkini Ban: The Theater of the Absurd

France Burkini Ban: The Theater of the Absurd

The attempt by a number of French coastal mayors to ban the burkini  is a clear sign that Islamophobia has entered into the theater...
From Granada to Guantanamo: The torturing of the Muslim subject

From Granada to Guantanamo: The torturing of the Muslim subject

"From Granada to Guantanamo: The torturing of the Muslim Subject" Teaching a summer course on Muslim Decolonial Thought in Granada, Spain, brought me again into...
Özil story: Soccer, double standards and Islamophobia

Özil story: Soccer, double standards and Islamophobia

"Özil story: Soccer, double standards and Islamophobia" Mesut Özil, the German National Team player, posted a letter on July 22, 2018 explaining his reasons for...
Bosnian Genocide and Islamophobia: Marking and Unmarking History

Bosnian Genocide and Islamophobia: Marking and Unmarking History

History is an open-ended book, constantly edited and re-edited by multiple authors and divergent interests. As academics, we are trained to examine history from...
Othering Islam and Muslims in America

Othering Islam and Muslims in America

Since its founding, the United States of America has constantly struggled to define its identity and to classify who belongs and who are the...
Trump, the White House, & the den of Islamophobes

Trump, the White House, & the den of Islamophobes

"Trump, the White House, & the den of Islamophobes" While growing up, reading the adventures of Ali Baba provided steady stimuli for my imagination and...
Islamophobia and structuring the post-Cold War new world order

Islamophobia and structuring the post-Cold War new world order

"Islamophobia and structuring the post-Cold War new world order" The shift towards Islamophobia and using the Muslim subject as the singular global strategic threat emerged...
Islam is Responsible Mantra

Islam is Responsible Mantra

The blame Islam mantra, a favorite pastime for the media and political talking heads, got a new lease on life after the horrific attack...
The Refugee: the Commodified Human

The Refugee: the Commodified Human

During a summer immersion course on immigration and refugees, we had the honor to be visited by Yousif, a Sudanese refugee “living” in Paris...