Category: Books

What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

by MEHDI HASAN for HUFFINGTON POST UK on AUGUST 21, 2014:  Can you guess which books the wannabe jihadists Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed ordered online from Amazon before they set out from Birmingham to fight in Syria last May? A copy of Milestones by the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb? No. How about Messages to […]

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Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity (Shabana Mir)

Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity (Shabana Mir)

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on AUGUST 4, 2014:  In the post 9/11 era in which Muslims in America have increasingly felt under the surveillance of the state, media, and the larger society, how have female Muslim students on US college campuses imagined, performed, and negotiated their religious lives and identities? […]

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Book Q & A: If Their Elders Can’t Get the Job Done, Will The Youth? (Juan Cole Discusses “The New Arabs”)

Book Q & A: If Their Elders Can’t Get the Job Done, Will The Youth? (Juan Cole Discusses “The New Arabs”)

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014 |

“Many Palestinians see the Israelis as aggressive colonizers of Palestinian land and resources or as jailers; many Israelis see the Palestinians as irrational, violent and a ticking demographic time bomb that endangers a Jewish-majority state between the Jordan and the Mediterranean. One thing is sure: Palestinian and Israeli youth are the hope for a resolution […]

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About a Girl: To ‘Liesel’ in Gaza…

About a Girl: To ‘Liesel’ in Gaza…

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

by ROBIN KIRK for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 30, 2014: Of all of the images of the destruction being visited upon Gaza and Israel, why did the picture of a girl retrieving her books from the rubble stop me cold? The image was originally posted, as far as I can tell, by the Palestinian Information Center […]

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Sally Howell on ‘Old Islam in Detroit’ (Book Q & A)

Sally Howell on ‘Old Islam in Detroit’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on July 29, 2014:  Muslims have a long and rich history in Greater Detroit, Michigan, but it has not been thoroughly documented – until now. Sally Howell brings this history to life in her new book out next month […]

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‘Never Wholly Other’: The Qur’an and Religious Pluralism in America (Jerusha Lamptey)

‘Never Wholly Other’: The Qur’an and Religious Pluralism in America (Jerusha Lamptey)

[ 1 ] July 9, 2014 |

by JERUSHA T. LAMPTEY for ISLAMiCommentary on July 9, 2014: In the United States, interreligious collaboration has grown substantially in the last decade. While not triggered by September 11th, the horrific tragedy and trauma of that day certainly increased awareness of the need for interreligious collaboration. This has led to many interfaith dialogues aimed at […]

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Our Legacy, Too: Muslim Women and the Civil Rights Movement

Our Legacy, Too: Muslim Women and the Civil Rights Movement

[ 0 ] July 8, 2014 |

by JAMILLAH KARIM for NYU PRESS BLOG on JULY 8, 2014:  “No one person owns this. This history is a history of thousands of people and we tell hundreds of those stories.” When I heard former mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin speak these sentiments about the civil rights movement on the occasion of the opening […]

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No Good Men Among the Living : America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes (Book Q & A)

No Good Men Among the Living : America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] June 24, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 24, 2014:  How often do we hear from Afghans on their experience in America’s long and exhausting war in Afghanistan? Anand Gopal gives them a voice in his moving book, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through […]

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Whither the Muslim Superhero?

Whither the Muslim Superhero?

[ 0 ] June 3, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE  3, 2014: Some have argued that Muslims and American superheroes don’t mix. These critics say Muslim superheroes are awkward examples of political correctness, of “a victimhood mythology,” of proselytizing, of the indoctrination of children, of propaganda, or of the […]

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Rabbi Shai Har-El on “Where Islam and Judaism Join Together” (Book Q & A)

Rabbi Shai Har-El on “Where Islam and Judaism Join Together” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 29, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 29, 2014:  Israeli-American businessman, scholar, and activist Rabbi Shai Har-El’s new book — Where Islam and Judaism Join Together: A Perspective on Reconciliation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) — is a powerful meditation on how Jews and Muslims can discover the path to reconciliation, especially in the […]

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