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Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial academia forever, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

People began to discuss instances in which they were jokingly referred to as terrorists, orientalised, fetishised and had their ethnic background mocked or dismissed based on the way they looked.

Remembering the powerful legacy of Jack Shaheen

Charlie Hoyle

Remembering the powerful legacy of Jack Shaheen

Jack Shaheen was a pioneer in challenging and exposing racial and ethnic stereotypes of Arab-Americans, exposing deep-rooted Orientalism in US popular culture.

Sectarianism - from myth to reality

David Powell

Sectarianism - from myth to reality

Comment: There was nothing inevitable about the sectarian nature of the conflict in Syria. Instead, it was a product of the regime's 'divide and ...

Middle East sectarianism is a self-inflicted wound

Gehad Quisay

Middle East sectarianism is a self-inflicted wound

Book review: 'Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East' is a refreshing challenge to the popular essentialist view of sect ...

Diana Alghoul

How Islamophobes missed the joke in Malaysian hijabi parody-ad

For the Internet, context seemed unnecessary. In fact, how dare anyone ask for context when seeing this image of this poor veiled woman in a shampoo advertisement?

Jalila Sbai

France's approach to Islam: From the Enlightenment to today

Comment: The French system, incapable of recognising and confronting its own racism, preferred to represent a homogenous Muslim community in ...

Usaid Siddiqui

The problem with 'terrorism' coverage isn't quantity, but quality

Comment: Donald Trump has complained the media is unwilling to report on terrorism, but it is precisely the way in which they've reported that ...

Bassel Salloukh

2016: Dehumanising the Arabs... again

Comment: The dehumanising forces of indifference and sectarianism must force us to start thinking of alternative ways of living together ...

Think tanks and Syria

Laith Saud

Think tanks and Syria

Comment: What exactly have think tanks accomplished for Syria over the last five years, asks Laith Saud.

Laith Saud

American white supremacy rears its ugly head

Comment: Unlike the notion of racism, far more people would actually admit to holding beliefs that are white supremacist, writes Laith Saud

What's next for the left's troubled relationship with Syria?

Loubna Mrie

What's next for the left's troubled relationship with Syria?

Comment: The western left's understanding of the Syria conflict has lacked context and nuance. Loubna Mrie asks: how, then, should the left show ...

The guise of religion: Using Ashura for political gain

Shenaz Kermalli

The guise of religion: Using Ashura for political gain

Comment: Shenaz Kermalli explores how the narrative of martyrdom around Ashura is used by the Iranian government to garner support for its ...

American conspiracies on the Middle East

Robin Yassin-Kassab

American conspiracies on the Middle East

Comment: Conspiracy-thinking betrays a lazy intellectual approach, and new technologies only serve to quench our thirst for such easy ...

After Chilcot: Iraqis stand up to sectarianism and corruption

Tristan Dunning

After Chilcot: Iraqis stand up to sectarianism and corruption

Comment: Iraq's destitute population continues to suffer the depredations of war and terrorism, but is determined to rectify the damage of the ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

The Obama Doctrine: Eight years of Orientalism

Comment: The US president's outdated agenda in the Middle East has been exposed as divisive and dangerous, writes Dr. Tamara Kharroub.

The New Arab

Syrians angered by '100 years of beauty' video

A video showing a century of fashion in Syria, has angered Syrians, and an effort they say would make Assad's own propagandists proud.

Sam Hamad

Obama's clash of civilisations

Comment: Decrying the entire Middle East as inherently sectarian revives the old ghosts of orientalism and ignores Washington's ...

Sarah Khalil

More loving depictions of Arabs in latest Hollywood blockbuster

Hollywood's latest release, London Has Fallen, is a clear attempt at dehumanising people of Middle Eastern heritage while justifying US ...

Muslim women respond to British PM's 'traditionally submissive' comments

Karim Traboulsi

Muslim women respond to British PM's 'traditionally submissive' comments

Incensed by David Cameron's dismissive attitudes towards them, Muslim women in Britain and beyond have taken to Twitter to show the PM and the ...

Azmi Bishara

On Russia's dictatorship-or-terrorism binarity in the Arab region

Dr. Azmi Bishara deconstructs Russia's discourse that reduces all conflicts and nuances in the Arab region to dictatorship versus terrorism, ...

ISIS, ISIL or Daesh?

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

ISIS, ISIL or Daesh?

The so-called Islamic State has left the world divided over how to refer to the extremist group, with observers adopting different acronyms to ...

The history Netanyahu forgot

Imogen Lambert

The history Netanyahu forgot

Analysis: The Israeli prime minister caused uproar by linking Palestinians to the Holocaust, but he overlooked the documented collaboration ...

American New Atheism and Israel

Karim Safieddine

American New Atheism and Israel

The New Atheist movement in the US, most notably championed by Sam Harris, has a blatant pro-Israel stance that we need to refute, argues Karim ...

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