Michael Muhammad Knight

Sports

The Post-Hulkamania WWE Network Is Still Racist

Just because the WWE kicked Hulk Hogan out of the Hall of Fame doesn't mean they turned a new cheek. It has a long history of racism, xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia.
Michael Muhammad Knight
7.29.15
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.
Michael Muhammad Knight
1.29.15
News

Violence Against Muslims and People of Color Is Terrorism Too

Terrorism is perpetrated against Muslims around the world, but Muslims overwhelmingly respond to the violence, harassment, and calls for their mass annihilation by explaining over and over again that they are peaceful and rational people.
Michael Muhammad Knight
1.8.15
Popping the Marks

Killing the Ones You Love for the Love of God

Like Abraham, my father believed he was ordered by God to put a knife to his son’s throat.
Michael Muhammad Knight
10.7.14
News

Muslims Should Support Satanists

Harvard should learn that religious freedom is not just for the center, but also the margins.
Michael Muhammad Knight
5.13.14
Music

Hating Whitey Is Not All There Is to the Five Percent

The Five Percent are concerned with the divine power of the united black family.
Michael Muhammad Knight
4.11.14
Popping the Marks

Ultimate Warrior, Rest in Peace

The WWE wrestler's spirit will live on, forever.
Michael Muhammad Knight
4.10.14
Popping the Marks

The WWE Killed Wrestling with the WWE Network

The names of the guys in the ring will matter less and less.
Michael Muhammad Knight
2.25.14
Popping the Marks

What the WWE Can Learn from Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl Ad

You don’t have to actually like or respect your customers, but you have to pretend.
Michael Muhammad Knight
2.5.14
Music

Macklemore Is Hip-Hop’s Dave Batista

Kendrick Lamar is hip-hop’s Daniel Bryan, the greatest artist of 2013 and uncrowned champion for the hardcores. Macklemore, on the other hand, is Dave Batista—the safe and corny industry choice.
Michael Muhammad Knight
1.28.14
Popping the Marks

The Prophet Muhammad Vs. John Cena

Early biographical literature on Muhammad includes an episode in which he takes on the strongest wrestler of his tribe, a man named Rukana. The wrestler promises that he will become Muslim if Muhammad can throw him. They wrestle, and Muhammad throws...
Michael Muhammad Knight
7.18.13
Popping the Marks

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...
Michael Muhammad Knight
7.10.13
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