Whilst Ilhan Omar’s story, as a Somali immigrant elected to Congress, is inspiring, the excusing, obfuscating or erasing of her use of antisemitic tropes, based on an illiberal reflex in which her immutable traits trump reasoned discussion and universal moral standards, represents the very worst of the modern left.
Occasionally its difficult to fisk a ‘Comment is Free’ essay because the argument lacks structure or coherence, tying in several disparate themes in a broad polemic. Usman Ahmedani‘s CiF essay, Islamophobia as a political […]
When I originally wrote about an essay at ‘Comment is Free’ by Wajahat Ali titled, “Fighting the defamation of Muslim Americans“, in August, I wasn’t as aware with the left-wing think tank, […]
To be clear, anti-Muslim hate crimes, as with such crimes against any group, are always indefensible, but it’s important to note that claims made by many at The Guardian of a “rising […]
On the day of 911, I was awoken by a call from a friend back East telling me a plane hit the WTC. It was around 5 30 AM my time, I […]