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John R. Bowen

John R. Bowen, Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is author of Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves and Can Islam Be French?  His most recent book is Blaming Islam.

Food is becoming a target for anti-Islam politics.

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France's headscarf controversy.

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Can the Republic live up to its ideals?

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“Recognizing sharia” in England.

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Misreading Muslim immigration in Europe.

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Political Attacks Misread History, Target Muslims, and May Win Votes

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