About Ali Eteraz

Ali Eteraz, 28, is a contributor to Jewcy, where his focus has been on Islam and the Muslim world. He is working on a book entitled Children of Dust (forthcoming 2009). The late philosopher, Richard Rorty, called his writings "impressive."

He lives in Las Vegas, the East Coast and various unnamed locations.


Jewcy Review: Descent into Chaos By Ahmed Rashid

By June 6, 2008

More than a year before 9/11, veteran journalist and author Ahmed Rashid, wrote a book called Taliban. It described the rampant extremism in Afghanistan and asked the US to consider an immediate nation-building intervention. That warning went ignored — with … Read More

Bahrain Appoints Jewish Ambassador, Plans to Offer Full Citizenship Rights to Jewish Returnees

By June 2, 2008

The Arab world has its first Jewish Envoy. It's a woman no less. Thank the tiny state of Bahrain: The selection of Houda Nonoo was made by decree on Wednesday and reported by local media in the Gulf Arab kingdom … Read More

Guess Which Candidate Is Toughest on Media Monopolies?

By May 27, 2008

The Bush administration has been a failure in applying and enforcing antitrust laws. As Albert Foer, head of the American Antitrust Institute (and also father of The New Republic editor Franklin Foer and novelist Jonathan Safran Foer) put it in … Read More

Muslims And The Evangelical Manifesto

By May 9, 2008

Recently, a group of Evangelical Christian leaders let loose an Evangelical Manifesto upon the world (short summary here). By attempting to save Evangelical Christianity from the political and religious excesses that threaten believers and non-believers alike, the authors point to … Read More

Exposing The Pakistani Military

By May 2, 2008

You cannot understand Pakistan without understanding its military. It is involved — and profits — from nearly every nook and cranny of Pakistani life. Which is why Shuja Nawaz's examination of Pakistan's military, Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the … Read More

The Linguistic Front Of The War On Terror

By April 27, 2008

In the global discussion about Islam, words matter. The US government apparently agrees, and has begun a review of some of the words that it had been using since 2001. The AP reports that "Federal agencies, including the State Department, … Read More

Among The Hillary Haters In Philadelphia

By April 18, 2008

I had a meeting this morning and I was running late. I realized I had missed the bus and there were no cabs to be found. I started walking towards Center City all while hoping I’d miraculously run into a … Read More

On Geert Wilders And Other Threats To Liberal Society

By April 17, 2008

Prior to Geert Wilders' release of the film, Fitna, Reason Magazine's Michael Moynihan wrote a piece on the subject, which is worth reading as he and I are about to engage in a mini-dialogue on many of the questions it … Read More