March 1, 2012

Around the world Grand Ayatollah or Grand Old Party? This will make you laugh, cry and wonder where we are headed #PureGold The Arab World’s First Ladies of Oppression Catholics and Muslims working together to help NYC’s poor ‘Merika Dramatic increase in American mosques after 9/11 White House wants nothing to do with NYPD spying on American Muslims Attorney General reviewing complaints re: surveillance of American Muslims American Muslims now just assume any extremist is harmless FBI Agent How great… Read more

February 28, 2012

NYPD spying ripples Statement by president of Rutgers University supporting their students’ civil liberties The NYPD Spying controversy: a microcosm of the 9/11 era by Glenn Greenwald Justice Department reviews complaints over NYPD spying Rep. Mike Honda reflects on his childhood in Japanese-American internment camps, says the NYPD is “illegally and unjustly” probing American Muslims. Culture A timeline of black hair in history Why the record industry distorts black identity, by Derrick Ashong Groundbreaking documentary exposes centuries-old Iranian taboo Go… Read more

February 26, 2012

Link spam! Interesting stuff I find, read, and share. What if Israel were in Germany? In which Haroon Moghul interviews the author of a new book about an alternate post-9/11 reality. Stop the reckless spying on Muslims Haroon Mughal is a busy guy, op-eding for Foreign Policy magazine. 20 hilarious #myNYPDfile tweets 😉 Echoes of an uprising that shook Sudan. NYT interviews student leaders from the October  1964 revolution in Sudan, with an eye to the current student unrest there… Read more

February 26, 2012

Recently, lots of people have been encouraging me to write a blog. And since I started this this one a million years ago, only to never post on it, I decided to resurrect it. What can you expect? Links to news articles (Facebook friends know what’s what) and Hindtrospectives – short essays about my thoughts on things I’m interested in. What am I interested in? current events | the olympics | muslims in the west | race | pop culture… Read more

October 8, 2010

Welcome to my regular feature: A&L, OM! My FB friends/Twitter followers know that I like to read many articles and hit the “share”  or “retweet” button. This feature is meant to reduce the number of times I send those links out and has the added bonus of some color commentary. All links open in a new windeow. I hope you enjoy! 1. Islamic Headscarves take fashion cues. When you open with a sentence saying that Muslim girls in the West have innovated the… Read more

September 23, 2010

So, I suppose this is as good a topic as any to start out my blog. You’ll find out soon enough that I’m an International Relations geek and am especially focused on transnational Muslim communities in the West. But that’s for other Hindtrospections… I attended a luncheon this afternoon hosted by Chicago’s Niagara Foundation that featured the Austrian Consul General to Chicago, speaking on the future of the trans-Atlantic relationship. Ambassador Schnoell started out his remarks by lamenting the fact… Read more

September 21, 2010

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