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This is a blog largely about the distortion, confusion, ethnocentrism and thinly veiled racism that permeates most media coverage of Islam and the ‘Muslim world’.

It is a counter-voice in the miserable wasteland of clichés, innuendos and dubious stereotypes that confront me every waking moment of my life.

This cancerous void colonizes the intellectual space of both Muslims and non-Muslims in an equally paralyzing way. It is everywhere and nowhere – a metaphysics of fear and loathing that sucks us in, chews us up and spits out our souls. Welcome to Durkadurkistan.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2010 1:38 am

    Love the header pic!

    I look forward to seeing more interesting posts from the site.

    • January 25, 2010 2:16 am

      thanks Fatemeh! I guess the theme is “constructing the enemy” haha

      I will be writing another post in a day or two, insha’Allah. Look forward to new posts at MMW – your work is always an inspiration 🙂

  2. stephen permalink
    January 27, 2010 4:29 am

    “constructing the enemy” – brilliant. you should put that as a caption or subscript to Escaping Durkadurkistan.

    • January 28, 2010 6:22 am

      haha thanks – that only came as an afterthought btw.

      I’ll have to see what I can do about a caption – this site doesn’t give a whole lot of custom options. but I’m still new on it so maybe there’s a way I haven’t figured out yet

  3. Mueze permalink
    August 9, 2010 5:29 am

    Glad you are back!

  4. December 2, 2010 1:02 am

    Great site! Was wondering if I can be added to your blogroll, and I can add you to mine. Thanks, and the Asra Nomani piece is brilliant!

    • December 2, 2010 3:24 am

      As-salaamu alaikum and thanks so much for your comment – I’ll happily add you to the blogroll! I look forward to reading your posts as well 🙂

  5. December 7, 2010 5:06 pm

    Very interesting blog indeed, glad I came across it! I’m working specifically in the field of PR and media relations as it applies to Muslim issues, so I’m definitely adding your blog to my list of things to watch.

  6. Mueze permalink
    December 27, 2010 9:05 pm

    Seriously love your stuff, please keep up the good work.

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