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.


The Best Religion

By November 22, 2007

Over the past ten years an unstoppable religion has swept across the world, acquiring adherents, taking over governments, subverting society, infiltrating our homes, destroying families, and placing its clerics at the very top of human society. Judaism and Christianity submitted … Read More

Let’s Not Apply Anbar Model in Pakistan

By November 20, 2007

Last year American adventures abroad became British. What I mean is that as the British once learned how to play various Muslim (as well as Hindu and African) groups against one another in order to achieve their stated objectives across … Read More

How to Understand Pakistan’s Politics: Political Darwinism

By November 14, 2007

I'm getting quite a kick out of watching the entire cadre of our foreign policy pundits — from left to right — unable to pin the situation in Pakistan down. On Fareed Zakaria's (liberal leaning) Post Global website, Ali Ettefagh … Read More

Conservatives Are Human? WTF?!?

By November 13, 2007

I live some of the year in Las Vegas. The thing about living in Vegas is that you are basically reliant on people from out of town to tell you what's going on in the city, because the only time … Read More

Democracy, Cynicism, Cronyism in Pakistan

By November 9, 2007

Proving my credentials as a cabalist, a few days ago I predicted that Benazir Bhutto would be detained. I figured that Musharraf needed to stop Botox Bhutto from leading a massive protest in Rawalpindi, sister city to the capital, Islamabad. … Read More

A Primer on the Current Situation in Pakistan

By November 8, 2007

On November 3, 2007, General President Musharraf of Pakistan, imposed emergency rule in Pakistan (the text of the declaration is here), citing a need to curb terrorism and restricting activist judges. Reputable Pakistani journalist, Hamid Mir reported on Geo TV … Read More

Pakistan Punditry: Why Musharraf May Arrest Benazir Bhutto

By November 8, 2007

On November 3, 2007, General President Musharraf of Pakistan, imposed emergency rule in Pakistan (the text of the declaration is here), citing a need to curb terrorism and restricting activist judges. Musharraf's decision came a few days before Pakistan's Supreme … Read More

Kirchick v. Eteraz: Ali’s Second Reply to “Islamofascism”

By November 1, 2007

I don't accept Jamie Kirchik's argument that in order for the left to deal with its naïve post-colonialists and their blind eye towards terrorists and fanatics we have to use the epithet “Islamofascism.” It was because this is such an … Read More