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“You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv”: On Religion, Doctrine, and Violence

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Ian Storey discusses the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv as a symbol of humankind's ability to resist a kind of violence that is bound to doctrine. Posted on 16 January 2016 | 12:00 pm

Amor Mundi 12/6/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore the promise of the Rojava settlement, reflect on ISIS's appeal to love as a recruitment tactic, and much more. Posted on 6 December 2015 | 9:00 pm

Kafka’s Sarcasm and Arendt’s Action

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Arendt's description of The Trial in terms of "sarcasm" raises a number of issues about the effect and intended meaning of Kafka's writing. Posted on 1 November 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 6/7/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the Senate's passage of the USA Freedom Act, remember our appreciation for imaginative thinking, and much more. Posted on 7 June 2015 | 11:01 pm

Amor Mundi 1/11/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we discuss several different observers' reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, meditate on the use of satire as a form of political commentary, reflect on the legacy of Ferguson, and much more. Posted on 12 January 2015 | 11:30 am

Piety or Rage? On the Charlie Hebdo Massacres

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Seyla Benhabib has written an essay explaining what the Charlie Hebdo attacks mean to the West's negotiation with Islam in the modern world. Posted on 10 January 2015 | 2:23 pm

Amor Mundi 10/5/14

In this week's Amor Mundi, we explore novelist Marilynne Robinson's observation that fear dominates the contemporary human condition, value the recognition of the "now" as made manifest in Richard McGuire's "Here", reflect on academics' deficiency when it comes to writing, and much more! Posted on 6 October 2014 | 11:30 am

The Radical As the Vanguard of the Status Quo

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Roger Berkowitz argues that one-sided perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict serve to only perpetuate the violence. He then observes how leaders and discussions that shy away from radicalism could begin to forge a middle ground. Posted on 2 August 2014 | 12:02 pm

The True American

Anand Giridharadas has written a thoughtful and thrilling new book, The True American. It tells two interlocking stories of Rais Bhuiyan and Mark Stroman. Bhuiyan is a striver, an immigrant from Bangladesh, and a Muslim. Stroman is a drug addict, a charmer, and a Texan who is hateful and broken. Shortly after the attacks on…Read more The True American Posted on 30 May 2014 | 5:59 pm

Islamic and Liberal Intersections

Over the course of the past two decades, the political idiom of liberalism has substantially expanded its global reach and dominance. In the vast majority of the world’s existing states, principles of individual rights and collective recognition have been or are being enshrined in constitutions and other legal codes, and actors in the public sphere…Read more Islamic and Liberal Intersections Posted on 10 April 2013 | 1:16 pm