Moral Panic Over Arabic Netflix Movie
It creates a kind of societal schizophrenia in which people are publicly outraged over artists’ failure to adhere to the moral imperatives of their faith and cultural values but Muslim countries lead the world in Google searches for porn.
Frank Herbert, the Republican Salafist
Taking Frank Herbert’s ideology seriously offers a more precise, if uncomfortable, explanation of how he leaned conservative. It also exposes the American Right’s troublesome alignments with Islamic thought.
On the Screen, Libyans Learned About Everything but Themselves
From California to Cairo, none of the films that featured my country, Libya, could step out of an Orientalist vision of camels, belly dancers, an endless desert and, of course, our iconic “Brother Leader.”