Weekly Links 6th August-12th August 2012

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Here is the twelfth installment of our weekly links. Feel free to share your comments and recommend links.


Religion Dispatches’ Jodi Eichler-Levine looks at the creation of otherness in the context of the attack on a Sikh gurdwara in the US.


Tariq Ramadan writes about how Muslims could educate non-Muslims about religion to get them out of the cycle of ‘controversy’ whetting ‘public curiosity’.

PBS Television produces ‘Born in the USA’, a documentary about the differing lives of American Muslims.


Ibn Percy points out a Nike advert that does its part in undermining Islamophobia.


iViews writer Javeed Akhter stresses that labelling the Republican party as bias towards Muslims smacks of blind stereotyping.


Harsha Walia, writing for Racialious, looks at the discursive mechanism through which hate crimes can be described as ‘random’.


The Council of Europe releases a report on the discrimination of Muslim women in Europe.

The Open Society Foundation releases ‘Muslims in London’, a detailed report on many aspects of life in the UK capital.

Salon’s Alex Seitz-Wald speaks to Congressman Keith Ellison on the influence of Michele Bachman in the US.

The Guardian’s Josh Halliday reports on the Sunday Express’ apology to the King Fahad Academy in west London, alleged to be rearing ‘fanatics’.

The Nation’s John Nichols points to the legacy of the US Founding Fathers in relation to freedom of religion.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen probes the claim that liberals do not condemn honour violence for fear of being labelled racist.

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