Popping the Marks
The University of North Carolina's Silent Sam Statue Represents a Legacy of White Supremacy
The presence of a statue of a Confederate soldier on the UNC campus is an attack upon those who make this place their home and workplace.
Ramadan for the Unsure
Now it’s Ramadan, the month during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for 30 days and celebrate the revelation of the Qur’an. There are times when I can get into the mystery of god, yes. But I don’t always place stock in the idea that my Qur’an...
Editing Homophobia out of the “Islamic Tradition”
Slave rape, marital rape, and plural marriage might be unpleasant to consider as part of Islamic sexuality, but they are deeply embedded in our established sources. But I do not believe that Islamic tradition is frozen in stone. Every translation is an...
Michael Muhammad Knight vs. Hamza Yusuf
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had to spend a lot of time thinking about Hamza Yusuf. In a recent academic article, Mahdi Tourage places Hamza Yusuf and myself at opposite ends on the spectrum of white male converts: Yusuf represented the shining white...