Obama’s Record in Muslim World: Strides, Setbacks

September 21, 2012

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (THE NEW YORK TIMES) on SEPTEMBER 21, 2012: 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States than when President George W. Bush had to duck shoes hurled at him in Baghdad.

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Scholars quoted in this article

Kecia Ali is an Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University where she teaches a range of classes related to Islam. She writes on early Islamic law, women, ethics, and biography. Her books include Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence (2006), Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam (2010), and Imam Shafi’i: Scholar and Saint (2011). She is also a member of the Duke Islamic Studies Center Advisory Board

Abdeslam Maghraoui is associate professor of the practice of political science at Duke University and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Political Science. His research and teaching address questions about democracy, governance, transparency and political ethics in North African and the Middle East.

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