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Brief Hiatus & Reconstructionism

While my blog has been on hiatus since August, I’m just posting to re-affirm that it will remain on hiatus for another month. I’m planning some major changes, which is always a delightful headache.

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Brief Hiatus & Reconstructionism

While my blog has been on hiatus since August, I’m just posting to re-affirm that it will remain on hiatus for another month. I’m planning some major changes, which is always a delightful headache.

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Throwing Stones at Israeli Apartheid

[Israel] is a state of apartheid. It’s taken me less than a week to lose impartiality. In doing so, I may as well be throwing stones at tanks. – Daniel Day Lewis

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Daniel Day-Lewis and Throwing Stones at Israeli Apartheid

[Israel] is a state of apartheid. It’s taken me less than a week to lose impartiality. In doing so, I may as well be throwing stones at tanks. – Daniel Day Lewis

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The Journalism of Race Relations

This morning I woke up to something alarming. My interactions feed, on Twitter, was filled with hateful allegations of ‘idiocy’ and ‘racism’ as well as one long essay which ended in a veiled threat of violence. I was confused, wondering if I had somehow managed to sleep tweet.

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The Journalism of Race Relations

This morning I woke up to something alarming. My interactions feed, on Twitter, was filled with hateful allegations of ‘idiocy’ and ‘racism’ as well as one long essay which ended in a veiled threat of violence. I was confused, wondering if I had somehow managed to sleep tweet.

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Let’s Talk about Jihad, Baby–Actually.. Let’s not.

Below is a revised version of a couple of emails I sent in an exchange over the general topic of the responsibility of the American/Canada Muslim communities to address misconstructions/abuse of ‘jihad’. It seemed to me that were some important considerations missing in this conversation (coming in the shadow of the Boston bombings and the obsession over the Tsarnaev brothers’ “religiousity”) as well as some problematic assumptions being made about the nature of crime and violence.

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Let’s Talk about Jihad, Baby–Actually.. Let’s not.

Below is a revised version of a couple of emails I sent in an exchange over the general topic of the responsibility of the American/Canada Muslim communities to address misconstructions/abuse of ‘jihad’. It seemed to me that were some important considerations missing in this conversation (coming in the shadow of the Boston bombings and the obsession over the Tsarnaev brothers’ “religiousity”) as well as some problematic assumptions being made about the nature of crime and violence.

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Dr. Seuss on the Boston Bombings. Kinda.

Leave it to one of the most beloved children literature’s authors to provide the most real and on point insight regarding the ownership and use of agency.

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Dr. Seuss on the Boston Bombings. Kinda.

Leave it to one of the most beloved children literature’s authors to provide the most real and on point insight regarding the ownership and use of agency.

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Mosqued and UnMosqued: A Look at the Conversation on American Muslim Religious Spaces

The discussion of mosque space, not just as a physical space but as the point of arrival of Muslims into their respective communities and the formation of their relationships with one another, remains a conversation that requires to not only be heard but amplified.

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Mosqued and UnMosqued: A Look at the Conversation on American Muslim Religious Spaces

The discussion of mosque space, not just as a physical space but as the point of arrival of Muslims into their respective communities and the formation of their relationships with one another, remains a conversation that requires to not only be heard but amplified.

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To Her

Some thoughts on International Women’s Day

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To Her

Some thoughts on International Women’s Day