Why #MyJihad Doesn’t Engage with Islamophobes Like Pamela Geller

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By Angie Emara I am writing this as an opportunity to clarify the misconceptions, misreporting and misunderstanding surrounding the #MyJihad campaign, of which, I am the project coordinator and essentially lead day-in and da- out. And night. And in my dreams. So really, not many others can give you the straight deal on this campaign [Read More...]

Lena Khan’s ‘The Tiger Hunter’ is a Muslim ‘American Graffiti’

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By Davi Barker When we talk about forgotten Islamic history, we usually look to the philosophers and physicists of the Middle Ages. But there’s plenty of interesting forgotten history as recent as the 1970s. Pakistan held its first democratic elections after independence; Iran overthrew the Shah; women strolled through Afghanistan in knee high skirts; and [Read More...]

#MyJihad is Language

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By Davi Barker There is a public education campaign making some waves titled “#MyJihad.” Their homepage proclaims their mission as “Taking back Islam from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike.” It includes a pretty robust social media buzz on Twitter and Facebook, a series of speaking events around the country, and a national print ad campaign. [Read More...]

My Hajj Reflections – The Greatest Jihad

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By Davi Barker Davi Barker, who writes at The Muslim Agorist and for other publications, recently returned from his Hajj pilgrimage. Altmuslim is featuring a few of his reflections this week, as Barker settles back into his post-Hajj life. Earlier this month I returned home from Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. They say the [Read More...]

Reflections from My Hajj – Activists, Advocates, Quietists

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By Davi Barker Davi Barker, who writes at The Muslim Agorist and for other publications, recently returned from his Hajj pilgrimage. Altmuslim will be featuring a few of his reflections this week, as Barker settles back into his post-Hajj life. I recently returned home from Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and I’ve been thinking [Read More...]