Tag: America

Islam In America – How Denial Ain’t Just A River

Mohammed Ansar explains how Donald Trump and Ben Carson have failed ‘The Islamophobia Test’ and how American history and John Locke’s influence on the Founding Fathers and US constitution, is inextricably and undeniably, linked to Islam.

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The Return of the Other as The Root of Human Divisions

Behind conflicts and overt wars, there are deep faultlines that divide humankind. Adnan R Amin argues that these faultlines are carefully cultivated and reinforced by power-elites. Examining how and why certain groups are systematically othered may yield insights as to why this phenomenon keeps recurring in human history.

America’s holy alliance is ripping apart at the seams

Do changing societal norms and values minimse the influence religion has on US politics? Research fellow, Joseph Larson, looks at the contemporary relationship between political christianity in the US under the broader context of a growing progressive and liberal base. It does beg the question: can religion be a unifying force across politics, or will it remain divisive in secular America? Read Larson’s post to find out.

Torture– How Could It Happen in America?

How did the USA, a state with otherwise high human rights standards and a competitive democratic political system, end up prodding the C.I.A. into torturing people at ‘black sites’? Dr. Danny Coopers, an expert on American politics argues that the answer lies in the combination of the leadership personalities and the unique political situation in the USA after 9/11.