Recommended Further Reading
Anti-Islamophobia, Anti-Racist Activists
- Deepa Kumar summarizes her book, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire, in this short article; also check out this solid review of her book by Sofia Arias in the International Socialist Review
- Hoda Katebi’s critique of the American flag hijab and its erasure of US imperialism and war – originally posted on her radical anti-capitalist, intersectional feminist, and body-positive activist fashion blog. Republished at Mondoweiss: Keep your American flags off my hijab
- Steven Salaita writes a great piece on how violence is endemic to America: Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves
- Mahmoud Mamdani, a seminal author on U.S. militarism and the Islamophobia that enables it, wrote Good Muslim, Bad Muslim; see this review
- Arun Kundnani in this interview on Islamophobia
- Hatem Bazian on the hypocrisy of some interfaith initiatives that actually cover for Islamophobia: Negotiating Alliances in the Age of Islamophobia
- rad fag, explaining the political analysis of the Stop ITOA anti-police militarization action, write: No Abolition without Demilitarization: Black and Muslim Solidarity for Ending Policing Worldwide
- Andrea Smith explains the three pillars of white supremacy here. It’s a PDF on the Black Mesa Indigenous Support website. She relates anti-Black racism, Orientalism (Islamophobia is a subcategory of larger xenophobia) and erasure of Indigenous peoples.
- Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on US imperialism as the continuation of domestic dynamics of settler-colonialism: North America is a crime scene: The untold history of America this Columbus Day. “The founding myth of the United States is a lie. It is time to re-examine our ruthless past — and present.”
- Glenn Greenwald: Read anything and everything by him – for instance start with this piece that articulates the “unique shame” of the Muslim Ban while acknowledging its roots in the deeper war on terror mentality.
- Jeremy Scahill and the Intercept on the drone wars: The Assassination Complex, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield
- Teju Cole writes seminal, beautiful essays on U.S. foreign policy and their impacts at home, including Migrants Welcome imploding immigration logic, Unmournable Bodies on the Charlie Hebo attacks and Islamophobia, and the White Savior Industrial Complex on the immense harm caused by well meaning white liberals.