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Muslims and the Working Class: France’s Marginalized and Natural Yellow Vest Allies

    Muslims and the Working Class: France’s Marginalized and Natural Yellow Vest Allies

Even though the Yellow Vest anti-government movement is historic in scope, duration and intensity, and even though Muslims comprise 5-10% of France’s population, there has been almost zero media coverage of the interplay between these two forces. Check Google in French or English and you truly find almost nothing. I have been waiting and waiting…

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From Tarrant to Breivik to ISIS: The Emerging Crisis of Civilisationalism

    From Tarrant to Breivik to ISIS: The Emerging Crisis of Civilisationalism

This week’s attack on two mosques in New Zealand reflects a paradigm shift: the erosion of liberal values and the rise of civilisationalism at the expense of the nation-state. So do broader phenomena like widespread Islamophobia with the crackdown on Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang as its extreme, and growing ant-Semitism These phenomena are fuelled by…

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American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts

    American Islamophobia’s Fake Facts

Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a “post-truth era” and putting out “alternative facts” long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade, they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their well-organized network of publications and websites. A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the U.S. public that Islam…

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How the Islamophobia Industry Silences Voices of Dissent

    How the Islamophobia Industry Silences Voices of Dissent

How can a conflict started nearly two decades ago still be so central in the public discourse and so relevant for societal dialogue? How can important achievements of foreign policy fail to change the way societies look at certain issues? And why do we struggle so much to look at terrorist attacks as isolated crimes,…

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How Unarmed Civilians Stopped Violent Sinhala Buddhist Mobs in Sri Lanka

  How Unarmed Civilians Stopped Violent Sinhala Buddhist Mobs in Sri Lanka

On March 4th, Sinhala Buddhist mobs began sweeping through Sri Lanka’s Kandy district, hurling petrol bombs at Muslim-owned houses, shops and mosques. The attacks came as a shock, as Sri Lanka has not seen violence on this scale in nearly a decade. The government deployed thousands of security forces, armed with automatic weapons, tear gas and…

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