Can a Muslim be gay – or accepting of a fellow Muslim who’s gay?

By: Hamid Dabashi

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Ever since the landmark US Supreme Court decision on June 26 making same-sex marriage legal in the US, debate has emerged among Muslims worldwide about the merit of the ruling, with the obvious implication if they as Muslims approve or …
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Amira Hass: “Let me be blunt: Gaza is a Huge Concentration Camp”

By: Amira Hass / Julie Poucher Harbin

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  This past Spring Amira Hass, correspondent for Haaretz, spoke at the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University. Hass, an Israeli who has won numerous awards for her reporting, has been covering the region since the early 90s. …
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Étienne Balibar: The relations Greece and Europe need -(part I)

Grèce hebdo: Etienne Balibar: Grèce -Europe, rapports nécessaires, Interview-Partie B

A friend of Nicos Poulantzas and many other Greek intellectuals, Étienne Balibar was in Athens recently for an Institut Français workshop titled “From populism to counter-populism: history and strategy”. Before the meeting he gave an exclusive interview to GrèceHebdo. Translated …
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Étienne Balibar: The relations Greece and Europe need (Part II)

By: Miri Davidson / 02 July 2015

Below is the second part of Grèce Hebdo’s exclusive interview with Étienne Balibar (read the first part here), May 2015. Translated by David Broder. You adopt Badiou’s term ‘zoning’ [zonage], in order to talk about one part of Europe that’s …
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Saudi Arabia—This is Leadership?

By: Graham E. Fuller

President Obama has good reason to try to reassure GCC leaders this week at Camp David that America has not abandoned them; they represent an important economic force. But they cannot, as constituted, represent a positive force for leadership in …
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Olivier Roy on Laicite as Ideology, the Myth of ‘National Identity’ and Racism in the French Republic

By: Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Professor Olivier Roy, Head of the Mediterranean Program at the European University Institute discusses the development of the concept of laicite in France, from its emergence as a tool for the management of diversity, to …
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Kamran Rastegar, Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East

By: Kamran Rastegar

Kamran Rastegar, Surviving Images: Cinema, War, and Cultural Memory in the Middle East. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.     Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Kamran Rastegar (KR): I tend to agree with the …
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The ‘western model’ and its discontents: an interview with Pankaj Mishra

By: WILLIAM EICHLER and PANKAJ MISHRA 28 April 2015

The Indian essayist Pankaj Mishra believes that the west has lost the power to create a world after its own image. What is the future of the ‘western model’?     William Eichler: You recently wrote in the Guardian, adopting …
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2015-Muslim Youth and Its Politics” with Prof. Asef Bayat

The politics of presence

By: Asef Bayat

Congruence between Islam and democracy is not simply a philosophical issue, but a political one. It is a matter of struggle. The pertinent question is not whether Islam and democracy are compatible, but rather how and under what conditions Muslims …
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