S. F. Clemons

S.F. Clemons is a pen name, the author lives in New York and works in the financial services industry.


S.F. Clemons is a pen name, the author lives in New York and works in the financial services industry.



ARTICLES BY S. F. Clemons



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Dear Muslim America, Make no Mistake, You are Still a Tool

In a well-meaning essay published recently by the New York Times, the author makes the claim that Muslim Americans have


In a well-meaning essay published recently by the New York Times, the author makes the claim that Muslim Americans have been the clear winner in this presidential election cycle. “We are asserting our rights with swagger and demanding to be treated with fairness instead of being used as political props,” the author writes, but the […]

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We need a Trump presidency

Poll numbers are starting to look ominous for Donald Trump, who surprisingly managed to remain an actual candidate for p


Poll numbers are starting to look ominous for Donald Trump, who surprisingly managed to remain an actual candidate for president from one of the two main political parties for a lot longer than anyone could have imagined. Trump himself admitted recently that he would bow out of the campaign if his poll numbers dramatically slipped. […]

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America Does not Deserve Ahmed Mohammad’s Brilliance

America has been and always will be a nation of immigrants. The economic dominance this country enjoys in the world toda


America has been and always will be a nation of immigrants. The economic dominance this country enjoys in the world today can be directly traced to the wave of immigration that took place after World War II, when millions of talented and hard-working foreigners came to America to try their hand at building things. Steve […]

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Eating Crickets, Climate Change and the Future of Islamic Law

Islamic law is receiving a lot of criticism these days, most of it is unjustified. If you are one of those that believe


Islamic law is receiving a lot of criticism these days, most of it is unjustified. If you are one of those that believe Islamic law in fact condones the killing of innocent people and somehow provides a rationale for terrorism, then there is no point in reading this essay. There are so many other sites […]

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Why America Needs ISIS to be Islamic

Lurking in the background of Graeme Wood’s recent essay in the Atlantic titled “What ISIS Really Wants” is America


Lurking in the background of Graeme Wood’s recent essay in the Atlantic titled “What ISIS Really Wants” is America’s conscience, ever searching for a perspective the boils down complicated sets of issues into a story about good vs. evil. If anything, Wood’s essay takes us full circle back to days of George W. Bush’s “either […]

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Free Speech is Hardly Free

Charlie Hebdo is Nothing but a Schoolyard Bully The genius of liberalism is in claiming its ideas to be universal, when


Charlie Hebdo is Nothing but a Schoolyard Bully The genius of liberalism is in claiming its ideas to be universal, when in fact they are not. The aftermath of events like Charlie Hebdo typically force Muslims to not only assume collective guilt for the criminal acts of a few, but also validate the manifestations of […]

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Eating Sandwiches with Ben Affleck and Three Strands of Islamophobia

Ben Affleck is no expert on Islam or religion, but he knows a bully when he sees one. He also has both a moral compass a


Ben Affleck is no expert on Islam or religion, but he knows a bully when he sees one. He also has both a moral compass and the courage to use it. Affleck’s visceral response the normalization of bigotry towards Islam and Muslims, on full display on the October 3rd episode of Real Time with Bill […]

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The Feudal Economics of NCAA’s March Madness

So, why aren’t the players paid? No matter what team walks away with the NCAA basketball title next week, someone


So, why aren’t the players paid? No matter what team walks away with the NCAA basketball title next week, someone is going to make a lot of money. TV advertising from the tournament will generate more than a billion dollars in revenue, more than the entire NFL playoffs (including the super bowl). That is also […]

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A Defense of the Powerful: Critiquing The Muslim 500

A royal institute in the Middle East has come out with its latest version of the 500 most influential muslims of the wor


A royal institute in the Middle East has come out with its latest version of the 500 most influential muslims of the world.  Here is our critique of why this list may be unsound. Influence is a complicated thing to measure. Regardless, there are no shortage of lists ranking people in terms of importance or influence. […]