Confronting Islamophobic Propaganda on Muslim Rage

Elise Hendrick [@translator_eli] takes a satirical look at the duplicitous efforts of mainstream privileged white media to promote bigotry and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s islamophobic, faux-feminist views. Related Links Films Don’t Start Riots Did Police Use ‘Proportionate Force’ On Film Protesters? Tired of the violence and stupidity Jeff Sparrow on the neoliberalism of ruling elites who . . . → Read More if you dare: Confronting Islamophobic Propaganda on Muslim Rage

White Australia - Nation of Bigoted Climate Savers

While the recent earthquake shook the bones of Christchurch in New Zealand, an earthquake of another kind rippled briefly through the Australian landscape. I want to make sure it is not ignored. The results of the 12 year nationwide Challenging Racism survey from the University of Western Sydney shocked me to the bone. Download the . . . → Read More if you dare: White Australia – Nation of Bigoted Climate Savers

Dining on Mufti

From the august Australian Constitution 116. The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth. Yet a wave of . . . → Read More if you dare: Dining on Mufti

Islamic Feminism

Since the creation of Islam and until the feminist victories of the 20th century in western society, Islamic women enjoyed more expansive personal privileges than their Christian sisters. Not only were they able to seek divorce, they could inherit property, albeit a lesser proportion than their brothers, and pursue professions. Restrictive Shariah law and culture-specific . . . → Read More if you dare: Islamic Feminism