What is Orientalism?

Orientalism is the idea that people in the West are very quick to make assumptions and judgments about Easterners when they are not able to fully understand and identify with their way of life. Due to the fact that Western scholars made assumptions about Eastern living they felt justified [...]

2018-05-31T16:47:16+00:00May 31st, 2018|American Muslims|

Muslims in Entertainment and Anti-Intellectualism

Over the past several decades, Muslims have been portrayed as “mysterious” and "radicalized" in different platforms from news to entertainment. Political officials have used international events and organizations to highlight extremism and violence. Early examples like the Iranian hostage crisis, mujahideen, and the Gulf Wars planted misconceptions about the realities [...]

2018-05-29T15:23:47+00:00May 29th, 2018|American Muslims, Terrorism|
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