Religion | Politics

From the Satanic Verses to Charlie Hebdo

This is the transcript of a talk that Kenan Malik gave at the Integrity 20 conference in Brisbane, Australia on October 19th, 2017. First published on Pandaemonium, Malik’s personal website, we are republishing it on Areo. *** On 14 February 1989, Valentine’s Day, the Ayotollah Khomeini issued his infamous fatwa against Salman Rushdie. It was […]

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Features

A Year in the UK’s Most Radicalized Town

Terrorism is on the rise. But as ISIS is being beaten back in the East, their operations have only increased in the West. 2016 saw a slew of Islamist atrocities throughout the Western world, from the murder of a priest in Normandy, to the Brussels bombings, to the axe-attack on a train in Wurzburg, to the […]

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Review

The Strange Death of Europe

“A calm, dispassionate and long overdue look at the facts that too many elected officials have either not yet seen or conspired to overlook.” Well-intentioned but woefully misguided politicians, Angela Merkel’s titanic and inexplicable u-turns on immigration, and an artful elaboration on Murray’s previous concept of Western Islamophilia, The Strange Death of Europe covers a lot […]

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Religion | Politics

Islam vs. Islamism: Why the Distinction Still Matters

Much has been said regarding the terms Islam and Islamism. Some argue the distinction is an artificial one, imposed by the politically correct Left. Others stress it is essential to distinguish between the religion and its violent imposition so that Muslims are not indiscriminately condemned with a broad brush. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and […]

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Religion | Politics

Westminster and the Islamic Connection

Back in the autumn of 2010, an online magazine produced and published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula entitled Inspire, urged it’s readership to attack “the enemies of Allah” by ploughing vehicles into pedestrians in crowded locations. “Narrower spots are better because it gives less chance for the people to run away” they advised. “It […]

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Features

The Trouble with Linda Sarsour

Imagine I believed these things: A conservative religious law is “only misunderstood,” so we shouldn’t worry about the millions living under it in abject oppression due to their homosexuality, lack of faith, and sex because our “loans and credits will become interest free”; we needn’t focus on women in Saudi Arabia not being allowed to drive under […]

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Religion | Politics

Scientology, The Simpsons, Cults, Christianity, and Islam

In the Simpson’s episode entitled “The Joy of Sect,” Homer Simpson is eventually persuaded to join a UFO cult called the “Movementarians.”[1] The episode is a satirical exposition of cults and mainstream religion in America. Within the episode numerous allusions are made to Scientology and UFO cults such as Heaven’s Gate and the Seekers.[2] The issues satirically […]

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