Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd joins the Reading Muslims podcast to discuss state surveillance of Muslims. She situates the discussion through freedom of religion within the American project and explores how it is used as a device to further US political interests abroad. This podcast episode also explores how language can be co-opted by civilizational discourse and how this effects the way Islamic texts are read and perceived by the state.
Host: Youcef Soufi
Recorded: October 8, 2020