From the Editors
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Abdullah Al-Arian and Hafsa Kanjwal
This Ramadan, many American Muslim leaders are anxiously awaiting to hear whether they have made the cut for the annual White House Iftar. An invitation to this iftar, as with similar events the State Department and the Pentagon hold, serves to symbolize recognition in the halls of American power and a degree of success for those Muslims who have sought active engagement within the political arena. Rewarded by a chance to break their fast with President Obama, they have been ...Keep Reading »
Abdullah Al-Arian is co-editor of Jadaliyya's Critical Currents in Islam page. He is an assistant professor of history at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar and the author of Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt.
Hafsa Kanjwal is a doctoral candidate in History and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet