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This morning we woke up in MN to the latest killing of a Black person by a police officer. This time it was Philando Castile, shot in his car in front of his girlfriend and her 4 year old daughter. Words fail.

As always, we will try to post useful pieces at this blog. In the meantime, here are a few to begin with:

Myths about sharia

Given the intensity of the Islamophobia being stirred up by this year’s political campaigns, it can be helpful to engage some common myths. This piece does a very nice job of that in relation to Islamic understandings of sharia.