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May 20, 2022
Why does the myth of the ‘Great Replacement’ endure in the West? [NATIONAL]

May 20, 2022 On May 17, US President Joe Biden declared: “We need to say as clearly and forcefully as we can that the ideology of white supremacy has no place in America. None. Look, failure to saying that is going to be complicit. The silence is complicity.” Mr Biden was speaking in the aftermath […]

May 16, 2022
Whether it be music, art, or festival, Eid reminds us there is nothing monolithic about Muslim communities [ABC Religion & Ethics]

May 16th, 2022 Eid al-Fitr, the “small Eid”, which marks the end of Ramadan, was earlier this month. The “great Eid”, Eid al-Adha, honouring the prophets Abraham and his son, lasts for four days, and will take place in a couple of months. These are both key festivals of the Muslim calendar, marked as they are […]

May 10, 2022
How Ukrainian Muslims showed the meaning of ‘Allahu akbar’ [GLOBE & MAIL]

May 10, 2022 As the month of Ramadan neared its end on May 1, there were scores of video messages around the world congratulating Muslims on the occasion. That happens every year, but one particular video piqued my attention recently: In a tweet shared by the information agency of Ukraine’s defence ministry, Ukrainian Muslims in full military […]

March 24, 2022
Even ‘Star Trek’ can’t sell conservative America a black female president [NATIONAL]

March 24, 2022 Earlier this month, the American conservative press expressed great umbrage at the news of an appointment to high public office of a black woman. It was not Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the American Supreme Court. Rather, it was Stacey Abrams, a Democratic community organiser from Georgia. What was striking was not […]

March 23, 2022
Dr Hisham (HA) Hellyer Bio

Dr Hisham A. (H.A.) Hellyer Biography A scholar and author focusing on politics, international studies, and religion, in the West and the Arab world, Dr Hisham (H.A.) Hellyer FRSA is a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) and a fellow of the Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He […]

February 9, 2022
A common sense approach to debunk Islamophobia in the West [NATIONAL]

Febuary 09, 2022 Last month, the government of Canada decided to appoint a special representative for combatting Islamophobia. The announcement was made on the fifth anniversary of a terrorist attack against a mosque in Quebec; an attack that was inseparable from deeply problematic discourse that had become mainstreamed in Canadian society. That relationship has played […]

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