Before the US tried to ban Muslims, before it incarcerated Japanese civilians, it excluded Chinese immigrants with racist policies.
Global Comment’s editors are exploring stories on subjects like the psychology of facts and race among Muslim-American communities.
Trump’s latest attempt at a Muslim ban includes an ugly dogwhistle about honour killings. Americans must see it for what it is, and resist it.
This week, Global Comment editors are reading about women in fracking country, the French election, Muslims in America, and conditions in Syria.
Muslim women in the United States are living in fear after the election. Sarah Ghanem argues that it’s time to defiantly embrace their identity.
Global Comment’s editors are reading about homosexuality and Islam, LGBQT rights in Turkey, the resurgence of the Confederate flag under the influence of Trump, Paris after terrorism, and a brave new world of bioethics for fish eaters.
Everything from the birth of the gun industry to the complicated politics of selling horses for slaughter along the US border is up for your perusal in this week’s must-reads.
France is left with a sticky precedent of a cultural faux-pas that resonates of rampant xenophobia.
It’s a scary time to be Muslim in Australia.
It’s not enough merely to claim, as many do, that most Muslims (most Pakistanis, most imams, most flood-victims, etc.) are “decent” people.