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Islam news and analysis from The Nation
February 2, 2023
Deference to Religion Has No Place in Higher Education
The controversy at Hamline over a painting of Muhammad shown in an art class demonstrates the danger of prioritizing religious beliefs over academic freedom.
August 17, 2022
The Left Has a Responsibility to Side With Salman Rushdie
Religious extremism is always dangerous, no matter the source.
March 2, 2022
Banning the Hijab Targets Muslim Women
A state order against the religious garment in Karnataka, India, is seen by members of the Muslim minority as a form of intimidation and control.
December 9, 2021
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Thanks to a recent investigation, we now know that two of the men who spent decades in prison for the crime were innocent. But we are no closer to closure over an assassination that changed the course of world history
September 9, 2021
How the War on Terror Created the “Muslim American”
Before 9/11, Muslims were just another of this country’s many religious groups. After, they became a targeted, racialized minority.
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September 7, 2021
The War on Terror: 20 Years of Bloodshed and Delusion
From the beginning, the War on Terror merged red-hot vengeance with calculated opportunism. Millions are still paying the price.
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.