Hussein Rashid

Hussein Rashid is an adjunct professor at Barnard College. He works at the intersection of religion, art, and national identity.

(RNS) Ostensibly, the horrific attack against Charlie Hebdo in Paris was because of the publication’s satirical images of the Prophet Muhammad. But to view the assault as simply about images of Muhammad is to accept a long-standing narrative about Muslim sensitivity to portrayals of Muhammad, which plays into conceptions of Muslims as superstitious savages.
January 8, 2015