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

Personal

This Christian Is Unfazed By Islamophobes

  My social media accounts have received more nasty comments than usual. I am not sure what has sparked this development, as I have been relatively quiet due to teaching obligations. I want to take a second to reflect on some things that have been on my mind. These nasty comments directed towards me certainly… Continue reading This Christian Is Unfazed By Islamophobes

Fieldwork · Work

Second-generation Pakistani-Irish Individuals Face Identity Challenges

By Amy McCaig  Published first on Rice University News and Media Second-generation Pakistani-Irish individuals are facing identity challenges among Ireland’s mainstream views of national identity or “Irishness,” according to a new study from Rice University. “What Does It Mean To Be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish Identity Among Young Pakistani Men” appeared in a recent edition… Continue reading Second-generation Pakistani-Irish Individuals Face Identity Challenges

Radio · Work

Voice of Islam Radio Interview on Prophet Muhammad’s Relations With Christians

Interfaith

What Studying Muhammad Taught Me About Islam

Published on Huffington Post Religion Muslims worldwide have recently joined together to celebrate Mawlid al-Nabi, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. This day is an opportunity for Muslims and non-Muslims, such as myself – a Catholic – to reflect upon the life and legacy of the prophet of Islam. In this short essay, I want… Continue reading What Studying Muhammad Taught Me About Islam

News

Poster for presentation at Trinity College Dublin’s inaugural Graduate Global Forum

Sociology

New Study Finds War Not Innate to Human Nature

Researchers from Abo Academy University in Finland say that violence in early human communities was driven by personal conflicts rather than large-scale battles. They say their findings suggest that war is not an innate part of human nature, but rather a behaviour that we have adopted more recently. The study is published in the journal… Continue reading New Study Finds War Not Innate to Human Nature