Tag Archives: Islam

Religious Essentialism

I spend a good bit of time in my courses trying to disrupt religious essentialism: the idea that all practitioners in a religious tradition share some essence, that such an essence determines their behavior, or that their beliefs are the … Continue reading

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Is Islamophobia Racism?

Short answer: Yes. The long answer: So you remember Don Imus? The sports commentator who called the teenage girls of the Rutgers basketball team “nappy-headed hoes” and was dropped from NBC? How about Michael Richards—the guy who played Kramer on … Continue reading

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Of Anti-Islamic Myth-Making In American Popular Culture

The August 25, 2010 installment of The Daily Show featured an interview with Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president and founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to the support of Israel, and producer and narrator of the film, … Continue reading

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