Bringing together scholars and activists, With Stones in Our Hands confronts the rampant anti-Muslim racism and imperialism across the globe today
After September 11, 2001, the global War on Terror has made clear that Islam and Muslims are central to an imperial system of racism. Prior to 9/11, white supremacy had a violent relationship of dominance with Islam and Muslims. Racism against Muslims today borrows from centuries of white supremacy and is a powerful and effective tool to maintain the status quo.
With Stones in Our Hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism. Through a bold call for a politics of the Muslim Left and the poetics of the Muslim International, this book offers a glimpse into the possibilities of social justice, decolonial struggle, and political solidarity. The essays in this anthology reflect a range of concerns such as the settler colonial occupation of Palestine, surveillance and policing, blackness and radical protest traditions, militarism and empire building, social movements, and political repression. With Stones in Our Hands offers new ideas to achieve decolonization and global solidarity.
Contributors: Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, Abdullah Al-Arian, Arshad Imtiaz Ali, Evelyn Alsultany, Vivek Bald, Abbas Barzegar, Hatem Bazian, Sylvia Chan-Malik, Arash Davari, Fatima El-Tayeb, Hafsa Kanjwal, Ronak K. Kapadia, Maryam Kashani, Robin D. G. Kelley, Su‘ad Abdul Khabeer, Nadine Naber, Selim Nadi, Sherene H. Razack, Atef Said, Steven Salaita, Stephen Sheehi.
Sohail Daulatzai is associate professor of film and media studies and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America (Minnesota, 2012).
Junaid Rana is associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the author of Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora.
"Innovative and ambitious, this book will undoubtedly become a key reference when debating the issue of anti-Muslim racism. Offering a range of analysis—linking anti-Muslim racism to the global phenomenon of imperialism—With Stones in Our Hands is a crucial work in the building of a true decolonial theory."—Houria Bouteldja, author of Whites, Jews, and Us: Toward a Politics of Revolutionary Love
"A timely updating of critical interventions and debates—of stone throwing in the best of anticolonizing traditions—from, about, and in conversation with the ‘Muslim Left,’ the ‘Muslim International.’ In the spirit of Third World studies, this is a crucial contribution for our times, a necessary read for all."—David Theo Goldberg, University of California Humanities Research Institute
"With Stones in our Hands offers theoretical application to historical and contemporary examples of anti-Muslim racisms, primarily in the US. Like any edited volume, the quality and character of the essays vary, but as a whole, this is a solid and distinctive collection well deserving of a wide readership." —Reading Religion
"Daulatzai and Rana have put together a very strong collection of essays that accomplishes their purpose of giving voice to the Muslim Left and Muslim International while also providing interesting and insightful diversity." —Marginalia Review of Books