Since September 11th, the United States Department of Defense has tried to inform those in uniform about Islam in what appears to be a significant effort to avoid outbursts of Islamophobia or the mistreatment of Muslim soldiers and service personnel. Just take a quick gander at a Defense Department article from October 2001 article on “Islam Growing in America, U.S. Military”:
In the United States, Islam…
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In "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," Leo Tolstoy scathingly wrote of a protagonist whose life was "most ordinary and therefore most terrible." Such may also be said of the ruling put forth by Tennessee judge Robert Corlew, who made the unremarkable determination that "Islam is a religion," thereby permitting the …Continue
The tenth anniversary of September 11 is in just four months. Plans for commemorative ceremonies, gatherings, and memorial services are underway. But how we understand 9/11 is still far from certain ten years later.
Fears and pain remain; two (or, arguably three) wars are still underway; misconceptions and generalizations about Islam remain pervasive. We also lack a physical space in which to permanently memorialize the 3,000 victims of the attacks at the World Trade Center -- adding…Continue
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