Books

U.S. Supreme Court Ignores Facts, Upholds Institutional Islamophobia

Do Muslim immigrants and Muslim refugees pose a threat to U.S. national security? This question is one of 31 questions that drives the forthcoming book Muslims in America: Examining the Facts. In short, the answer to this question is a resounding “no.” The facts surrounding national security and violence on U.S. soil reveal that U.S.… Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Ignores Facts, Upholds Institutional Islamophobia

Irish America · Irish Diaspora · Irish identity

The Irish Were Once the Muslims, Mexicans, Haitians and Africans: That’s Why I’m Anti-Racist

“Irish America,” if I may use that term, has a problem with racism. As Niall O’Dowd of Irish Central (as discussed here) recently pointed out: “The belief among many [Irish Americans]… is that America today is fading fast because of overly intrusive government, too many handouts, minority mollycoddling, and a fear of saying the wrong thing.”… Continue reading The Irish Were Once the Muslims, Mexicans, Haitians and Africans: That’s Why I’m Anti-Racist

Commentary

Personal: My declaration on the 4th of July

‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, amongst these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness‘. – Thomas Jefferson I’m proud to be an American if we adhere to this framework both on the domestic front and… Continue reading Personal: My declaration on the 4th of July

Fieldwork

Wondering About Ireland’s Immigration System

I’m heading tomorrow morning to meet with a Pakistani friend who I met back in January.  This young man, whose name I’ll keep anonymous for security purposes, is a native of Islamabad, Pakistan.  He arrived to Dublin via work visa over eight years ago. When his work visa ended he filed the necessary paperwork to live (legally) in Ireland.  His… Continue reading Wondering About Ireland’s Immigration System