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Mahsa, a National Iranian Symbol of Resistance

Faribia Amini Informed Comment
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, while in the custody of Iranian morals police, has sparked a new wave of street demands for democracy. Iranian rulers are targeting the population they are most scared of: Women.

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Winged Words: Maxime Rodinson on the Prophet Mohammad

Tariq Ali Tariq Ali London Review of Books
With Islamophobia rife in Europe and the Western hemisphere and with France’s center and far-right parties weaponizing laicity and scapegoating refugees, it’s time for engaged readers to reacquaint themselves with Rodinson’s classic study.

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Useful Enemies

Christopher de Bellaigue The Guardian
This book examines the influence Islam had on European political thought between the 15th to the 18th centuries, as well as the complex relations between the Ottoman Empire and emergent modern Europe during that era.

Global Left Midweek - April 17, 2019

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