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John Bowen

John Bowen is an anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis. He has traveled the world, from Indonesia to France, exploring Islamic practice and the reception of Muslim immigrants in a wide variety of social contexts. He is the author of the Boston Review Book Blaming Islam.


Islamophobia is a shared project of the Democrat and Republican parties, long preceding the rise of white nationalism and Trump.

John Bowen Aziz Rana

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of Moving the Mountain, and Professor John Bowen, author of the new Boston Review Book Blaming Islam, join Boston Review and the MIT Political Science Department for a discussion of the state of Islam in the United States, moderated by Christopher Lydon.

John Bowen Feisal Abdul Rauf Christopher Lydon

Exaggerated fears about Muslims misread history and misunderstand multiculturalism’s aims.

John Bowen

France’s own political traditions can accommodate visible Islam and heal social divisions.

John Bowen

Three-quarters of French people consider Islam incompatible with Western values.

John Bowen