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Kristof: The journalist as tourist – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Kristof: The journalist as tourist – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

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Let’s Talk About Sex – A laudable response to the Foreign Policy issue and Mona El Tahawy’s article.

In her sloppy indictment of Arabs, Muslims, authoritarian rulers, and Islamists, El Tahawy has papered over some messy issues that complicate her underlying message: liberalism is the solution. Why is female genital mutilation practiced widely in Egypt? Because men hate women. Why can’t women drive in Saudi Arabia? Because men hate women. Why are men and women against raising the age of consent in Yemen? Because men hate women. Hatred is a one size fits all answer. The use of hatred in this way is important. Hatred is irrational. It is a state or emotion. As Wendy Brown reminds us, such emotional or affective states are understood to be outside of, or unwelcome in, liberalism.

via Let’s Talk About Sex.

Wajahat Ali: HuffJummah: The People of America: A Religious Sermon

Wajahat Ali: HuffJummah: The People of America: A Religious Sermon.

Sonny Singh: We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response to Islamophobia in the NYPD and Beyond

Sonny Singh: We Are All Muslims: A Sikh Response to Islamophobia in the NYPD and Beyond.

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