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    Islamophobia, Inc.

    Bina Shah discusses the “Islamophobia” trend, in which media and other groups portray Islam-American relations in a negative light for money-making purposes.

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    On Self-Censorship

    A blank page in Pakistan’s International Herald Tribune leads columnist Bina Shah on a quest to discover what was censored and why.

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    The Belly Dance

    In this week’s From Egypt column, writer Hamdy el Gazzar discusses the use of belly dancing as a form of propaganda by politicians desperate to regain power.

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    Firewalling a Nation

    On April 17, the Sindh High Court issued a stay order against the blocking of web sites by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, a temporary victory in the fight against arbitrary Internet censorship. But the threat remains.

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