Caliphate, as both a product of War on Terror Culture and an active propagandist of it, deeply relies on the apparent truth of the tropes that the War on Terror have created for Islam and Muslims. It goes even further, however, by being ISIS fanfiction.
Image copyright Hulu Last week, the streaming service, Hulu, premiered its “peak TV” series, The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel. Three episodes of the series are out (with new episodes released every Wednesday), and they are simultaneously haunting and terrifying. If you’re unfamiliar with Atwood’s novel, it is set in a dystopian … Continue reading This Brown, Muslim-American Woman’s thoughts on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
If there’s still some debate as to whether the safety and freedoms that American Muslims and Muslims in America can enjoy are in some way impinged by the War on Terror and its resulting Islamophobia, the three incidents of violence just this week should dispel them: a New York woman tried to rip the … Continue reading Review: Arsalan Iftikhar’s Scapegoats
On Tuesday, Istanbul’s Ataturk International airport was the target of a devastating terrorist attack carried out by three suicide bombers. The attack was concentrated in the arrivals terminal but spilled over into a parking structure as well. As the dust settled, 43 people were killed and over two hundred others injured. This is the most … Continue reading Muslims are Expendable in the War on Terror