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 Larger Implication of Jewcy’s ADL Protest

By September 12, 2007

I have been reading about Jewcy's protests against Foxman and the ADL's unwillingness to step on Turkish toes by condemning the Armenian Genocide. While the idealist in me wants every genocide condemned, I really don't see Jewcy succeeding here. Operating … Read More

What Does Bin Laden Know?

By September 12, 2007

While most of my previous writings have been about the (mis)interpretation of the Quran that Bin Laden engaged in — for example, his reading of The Slayer Verse 9:5 in the Quran — I have never really stopped to think … Read More

Battleground Quranica

By September 11, 2007

Sunni Islam is undergoing a gigantic tug-of-war – a power struggle – in which competing versions of the religion are facing off against one another. The struggle, with consequences that manifest themselves in terms of dead bodies and violent accusations … Read More

Reflection on 9/11

By September 11, 2007

For the first time in my life I feel truly American. Vestiges of rebellious third world sentimentality are not erased but they have become much more rational. I feel an unbridgeable distance from those militants across the globe that I … Read More

Muslim Philosopher, Reconstructionist Rabbi and Violence

By September 11, 2007

A couple of years ago I had the occasion of meeting a Reconstructionist Rabbi. As we were discussing my philosophy thesis — which was on Nietzsche and an Indian-Muslim philosopher named Muhammad Iqbal — the Rabbi shocked me when he … Read More

Moses: Muhammad’s Mediator

By September 10, 2007

In Islam, in the story of Mohammad's accession to paradise, there is an important moment when he meets Moses. Muhammad, after having met G-d, is on his way to earth when he runs into Moses. G-d has just given the … Read More

Ali Eteraz, Islamist Overlord of the Week

By September 10, 2007

Having duped, dissimulated and hoodwinked the infidels for the past year, I have finally found in Micheal Weiss the eager dhimmi who will help turn my super secret plans for global Islamic domination into reality. Since any appropriate islamic liberation … Read More