(Featured image of American Moslem Society Dearborn Mosque by Dwight Burdette) The following is a historiography that reviews literature covering Muslim immigration and communities in the United States after the events of September 11th, 2001 in New York City, NY, USA. Because of how cut & paste into WordPress from a Word file works, you’ll findContinue reading “Reactionary Historiography: Post 9/11 Muslim Communities and Immigrants”
Whether or not Muslims can be accepted into European countries as more than just itinerant travelers, whether that is possible or even desirable, is a question that has been addressed by scholars, “talking heads,” politicians, and average citizens the world over. The situation of Muslims in European countries is difficult to generalize, because each countryContinue reading “The Other Within: Can Muslims Be French?”
In “Europe’s Angry Muslims” (2005), Robert S. Leiken analyzes the presence of Muslims in European countries from the perspective of international security, or specifically the security of the United States, which has visa-waiver agreements with the European Union. According to his article, Muslims are able to easily enter the European Union due to lax rulesContinue reading ““Europe’s Angry Muslims” (2005), by Robert S. Leiken – Response Essay”
Allegiance is an excellent play that explores the complexity of being a Japanese-American during World War II and reveals America’s problematic approach to citizens of ethnic and racial minorities.
Last Wednesday night I went back to the Spiritual Life Center at NYU. My class at City College was given the choice to vote between whether they’d rather have class at CCNY or go back to the Ramadan Workshop and they chose the workshop. That was good, because even if they hadn’t, I’d have skippedContinue reading “NYU Spiritual Life Center Ramadan Workshop Update”