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Black Star, Crescent MoonThe Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America$
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Sohail Daulatzai

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816675852

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.001.0001

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Protect Ya Neck

Protect Ya Neck

Global Incarceration, Islam, and the Black Radical Imagination

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Black Star, Crescent Moon

Sohail Daulatzai

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter investigates how, in the post-9/11 period, the U.S. security state has collapsed the figures of Black criminal and Muslim terrorist into the term “Black Muslim”. By analyzing and combining the rhetoric and logic of the “War on Crime” and the “War on Terror”, this chapter explores the collapse of the domestic and foreign realms of U.S. power and views the prison as a site of violent containment for the Muslim International, revealing the intimacies between domestic U.S. prison regimes and the emergence of imperial imprisonment in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo, and other so-called Black sites. It also discusses how Blackness, Islam, and the Muslim Third World being front and center in the current political and popular debate within the United States of America, the U.S. continues to silence and resist the history of Black Islam and those who radically resist.

Keywords:   post-9/11 period, Black criminal, Muslim terrorist, Black Muslim, War on Crime, War on Terror, Muslim International, Black sites, United States of America

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