“Orientalism hit the right note at the most momentous occasion when the postcolonial world at large most needed it – when the condition of coloniality needed a thematic and theoretical decoupling from the framing of capitalist modernity at large.”…more: aljazeera
…”Orientalism” as a critical concept to describe the West’s commonly contemptuous depiction and portrayal of “The East..more:wikipedia
… A car passed, the driver’s window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: “Terrorist!”
It was 2001, mere weeks after the twin towers at the World Trade Center fell, and 10-year-old Shahana Hanif and her younger sister were walking to the local mosque from their Brooklyn home.
Unsure, afraid, the girls ran.
Muslims in American History: A Forgotten Legacy “In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” …and conventional wisdom, as taught to us in our childhoods, tells us that America wasdiscovered with his expedition. For most of the twentieth…
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…His family told Al Jazeera the police “snatched his body and forcibly buried him” in a quiet pre-dawn funeral on Thursday.
New Delhi had reasons to be apprehensive: For decades, Geelani was the symbol of popular resistance for the Kashmiris who either want to carve an independent country out of the Himalayan territory or merge with neighbouring Pakistan…more:aljazeera
KABUL, Afghanistan — When it started, the boy had been dozing on a mat in a room crammed with family visiting for a wedding. When it ended, his uncle and five other relatives, including small children, were dead….more:npr
The report, which has been released in redacted form, includes allegations that Australian special forces carried out dozens of murders, including incidents where junior soldiers were forced to shoot prisoners. Here is the full transcript of General Campbell’s remarks:…more: abc
On Sunday, as it became clear that Kabul would fall to the Taliban, nearly 650 Afghans packed onto the floor of a departing US Air Force transport plane, according to a shocking new photo….more:independent /nypost
By Hassan Hallaq His Eminence, the Grand Mufti of Zahle and the Bekaa, Sheikh Khalil Mohieddin Al-Mays 1941-2021 His Eminence the Grand Mufti Sheikh “Khalil Al-Mays” was born in the middle of the Bekaa Valley, where he received his first…
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