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Politicizing Art: DarkMatter and Words of Resistance

(Siraj Sindhu)– In my last essay, I argued that the demand that Muslims living in the West must denounce extremism and defend “real” Islam presupposes diffuse moral responsibility and guilt … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Problem with Defense: Muslims, Post-Islamophobia

(Siraj Sindhu)– Recent events have re-ignited the flames of hatred and opposition between Muslims and non-Muslims living in the West. The effects of this tension on Muslims was displayed in … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

Security in the New Burqa Debate is a Red Herring

(Siraj Sindhu)– On Monday, UAE police found an American kindergarten teacher named Ibolya Ryan stabbed to death in a mall bathroom in the UAE. Closed-circuit camera caught the murderer fleeing … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Do Liberal Amherst Students Have a Responsibility to Pay Far-Right Conservatives To Speak On Campus?

(Siraj Sindhu)– Many individual students and groups of students approach the AAS to request large sums of money from the communal Student Activities Fund to pay speakers to come to … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 38 Comments

Mountain Day and the Moose for Mascot

(Siraj Sindhu and Fawzi Itani)– Over the past three semesters, the Amherst social scene has become a testing ground for a slew of new initiatives and programs. We’ve seen it … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 15 Comments

Where Are Your Friends Tonight?

(Siraj Sindhu)– I spend an inordinate amount of time gripped with anxiety regarding my social position at Amherst College. I lay awake at night wondering what other people think about … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Equity: Learning with ARHS

(Siraj Sindhu)– I grew up in New York’s state public school system, and attended a high school that was notably featured on the state Education Department’s “schools in need of … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 1 Comment
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