Stanford’s religious culture is in many ways defined by its commitment to diversity: the University is overseen by three different chaplains, boasts over 30 student… Continue Reading »
While Hollywood has backed away from some of the more negative depictions of Islam in recent years, the industry has not replaced these stereotypical Muslim characters with more accurate portrayals, according to Camille Alick, program director of Muslims on Screen and Television (MOST).
There you have it: saying that scary Muslims in their scary Muslim clothes (well, technically, it’s scary Islamic clothes) are scary is not bigoted. This is the part where, if I were looking to refute this point, I’d point out that the 9/11 hijackers were not wearing Muslim garb (whatever that means), or point to a counterexample (what if it were someone saying they were afraid of black/Latino/Mongolian people?) designed to blow your mind…
When Shakir handed Almojel the microphone at the front of the room, Almojel was speechless for a few moments, moved to tears.
“The beautiful thing about this community,” Almojel finally said, “is that I feel I know everyone here—this is our family.”
Henry Crumpton, the State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism from 2005 to 2007, addressed more than 50 students and community members Monday night on the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world, trying to take a unified approach to the topic but eventually acceding to discuss widely varying issues in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.