Monthly Archives: July 2020

Islam and Religious Studies Post-9/11

Aaron W. Hughes writes in his book Theorizing Islam: “When one permits those whom one studies to define the terms in which they will be understood, suspends one’s interest in the temporal and the contingent, or fails to distinguish between … Continue reading

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When Bad Scholarship Is Just Bad Scholarship: A Response to Omid Safi

Aaron W. Hughes writes: I’ve never been called a racist before. Yet, if Omid Safi’s undocumented musings about the current state of Islamic Studies is to be believed, I am one of several non-Muslims who have the nerve to attack … Continue reading

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Channeling Jewish History Interview with Dr. Marc Shapiro

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NYT: ‘tempers are rankled by sweltering temperatures’

Comment: “This is the Spike Lee theory of criminality, I believe. First mentioned in “Do the Right Thing,” then “Summer of Sam.” The heat made me do it, yes sah. I’m surprised the Times hasn’t gone full-bore with this and … Continue reading

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JP: Brooklyn’s Anti-Gentrication Groups are Pushing Antisemitic Narratives and Activism

From the Jewish Press: Today’s situation of riots, anarchy, and anti-Jewish violence, has a lot of parallels to the Crown Heights riots of ‘91, and one of them is this: Jews in middle and southern Brooklyn are under siege again. … Continue reading

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