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Islam news and analysis from The Nation
May 18, 2021
Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation’s Most Powerful DA’s Office
The Manhattan district attorney’s office is a vital cog in New York City’s vast incarceration machine. Tahanie Aboushi is running to change that.
January 11, 2021
No, We Do Not Need New Anti-Terrorism Laws to Combat Right-Wing Extremists
In the wake of the storming of the Capitol, many people have begun calling to expand the War on Terror. This would be a grave error.
November 23, 2020
The Liberal Establishment Is ‘a Stranger to Self-Examination’
A conversation with Pankaj Mishra about Biden’s closer-than-expected victory, the sterile state of mainstream intellectual culture, and his new book
September 15, 2020
The Incantatory Power of Ayad Akhtar and Shahzia Sikander
The two artistic geniuses—a novelist and a visual artist—discuss US politics, Islamophobia, and their recent work.
May 20, 2020
Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse
In the US and abroad, leaders are putting faith before good science.
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March 5, 2020
Those Shoes Were Made by a Uighur Detainee
China forces Muslim minorities to produce materials that may be used by Nike, Uniqlo, Zara, and other retail giants. It’s time for the fashion industry to talk about divestment.
Jasmin Malik Chua
March 2, 2020
Inside Trump’s Divisive Mission to Identify and Deter Potential Extremists
Marginalized minorities targeted by the DHS’s counter-extremism program say it lacked transparency and deepened their mistrust of government.
December 18, 2019
America’s First ‘Endless War’ Was Fought in the Philippines
The Moro War, an ill-fated military campaign that began in 1899, is a grim reminder of our long—and ongoing—history of imperialism.
October 16, 2019
China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India
Muslims in Kashmir may find themselves in a Xinjiang-style dystopia thanks to Chinese technology and Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalism.
July 22, 2019
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Bizarre Bid for Political Relevance
Iran’s ex-president wants to rebrand himself as an advocate for global freedom and democracy. It’s not working.