My latest article has been published by Duke University’s IslamiCommentary. Inspired by Reza Aslan and Hasan Minhaj’s open letter, I challenge the prevailing myth of an intolerant and homophobic Islam by exploring the complex and nuanced history of Islam with same-sex relationships and marriage. Check it out: http://islamicommentary.org/2015/07/same-sex-relationships-the-fluidity-of-marriage-in-islamic-history-by-ali-a-olomi/
The death of Farkhunda was a shock to all of us. The international community and Afghans were horrified by what happened to her. The question of why it happened and what this means for Afghanistan is something that I tackle in my latest article. It’s been published by the History News Network. Give it a read and hopefully a conversation will begin to ensure no more Farkhundas happen. http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/159025
A young black teen is dead and no one will be held accountable. That is what the grand jury told the nation in the case of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson. Some were shocked by the outcome, but those more jaded with the ways of our legal system were not surprised.