I’ve devoted years to learning about Jews and anti-Semitism. This election showed me I still have more work to do.
The secular republic debates how best to contain and suppress the Islamist movement
This week on Unorthodox, rabbinic student Deena Gottlieb and Muslim writer and commentator Arsalan Iftikhar
How Western intellectuals turn themselves into the enemies of an entire class of liberal writers from Muslim backgrounds
What was once the oppositional language of fringe parties in Europe has combined into a toxic new politics that is making its way to the center of Western democratic discourse. That should frighten us.
Are suspected war criminals, forged in the crucible of Syrian bloodshed, heading West as ‘refugees’?
Why the key to the great civilizational clash of our time is understanding faithful people of all religions who must dominate non-believers to uphold their own truth
Drawing on the Jewish experience of religious persecution, Ralph Gants assured the largest mosque in New England that ‘you do not stand alone’
The toxic nexus of anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim hatred captured in a single moment
And Democrats shouldn’t try to make it one. Here’s why.
The five stages of anti-Semitism denial, as it relates to racism and the concept of ‘privilege’
If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
How a ‘high-level’ panel discussion at the United Nations danced around definitions—and why it matters
Solicits stories about harassment from Muslims only*
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
And who is European Muslims’ real enemy?
Manifesto by alleged slayer of 92 articulated Islamophobia, ‘Israeli nationalism’
And why the ADL objects to it, too
A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
A conservative activist and a liberal Tablet contributor debate whether the ‘Ground Zero mosque’ poses a threat to the United States
Park51’s Khan sees resonance with Islamophobia
Anti-Semitism turned Islamophobia, and more
Recent attacks on Islam in the United States echo old slurs against Jews
Also finds anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are linked
Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen