With Stones in Our Hands

Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire

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Editor(s): 
Sohail Daulatzai, Junaid Rana
Muslim International
  • Minneapolis, MN: 
    University of Minnesota Press
    , April
     2018.
     416 pages.
     $25.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780816696123.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Ilyse R. Morgenstein-Fuerst forthcoming.

Description

After September 11, 2001, the global War on Terror has made clear that Islam and Muslims are central to an imperial system of racism. Prior to 9/11, white supremacy had a violent relationship of dominance with Islam and Muslims. Racism against Muslims today borrows from centuries of white supremacy and is a powerful and effective tool to maintain the status quo.

With Stones in Our Hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism. Through a bold call for a politics of the Muslim Left and the poetics of the Muslim International, this book offers a glimpse into the possibilities of social justice, decolonial struggle, and political solidarity. The essays in this anthology reflect a range of concerns such as the settler colonial occupation of Palestine, surveillance and policing, blackness and radical protest traditions, militarism and empire building, social movements, and political repression. With Stones in Our Hands offers new ideas to achieve decolonization and global solidarity.

Contributors: Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Abdullah Al-Arian, Arshad Imtiaz Ali, Evelyn Alsultany, Vivek Bald, Abbas Barzegar, Hatem Bazian, Sylvia Chan-Malik, Arash Davari, Fatima El-Tayeb, Hafsa Kanjwal, Ronak K. Kapadia, Maryam Kashani, Robin D. G. Kelley, Su‘ad Abdul Khabeer, Nadine Naber, Selim Nadi, Sherene H. Razack, Atef Said, Steven Salaita, Stephen Sheehi. 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Sohail Daulatzai is associate professor of film and media studies and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America (Minnesota, 2012).

Junaid Rana is associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the author of Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora.

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