Category: Books

‘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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WATCH: “The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence”

WATCH: “The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence”

[ 0 ] May 19, 2014 |

  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via C-SPAN2 BOOK TV, MAY 2014:  Duke University professor Martin Miller spoke with Book TV about the foundations of modern terrorism, which he dates back to the French Revolution. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina. […]

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Kabir Tambar on “The Reckoning of Pluralism” (Book Q & A)

Kabir Tambar on “The Reckoning of Pluralism” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 12, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 12, 2014: How much do we know about Turkey’s minority community of Alevi Muslims? What are their struggles and aspirations – past and present? And, how do they figure in Turkey’s vigorous debates about history, identity, citizenship, and pluralism? Kabir Tambar takes […]

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Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East

Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East

[ 0 ] May 1, 2014 |

Above is a video clip of the public discussion between Joanne Myers and Shadi Hamid. Below is an excerpt from the transcript with a link to the full transcript.  by SHADI HAMID and JOANNE J. MYERS for CARNEGIE COUNCIL FOR ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS on APRIL 8, 2014:  (TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW DISCUSSION – EXCERPT) JOANNE MYERS: […]

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Isaac Weiner on “Religion Out Loud” (Book Q & A)

Isaac Weiner on “Religion Out Loud” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 28, 2014:  The free exercise of religion is enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But, what happens when religion becomes noisy or offensive to the ear? What happens when religion sounds “out of place”? Isaac Weiner explores these issues […]

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‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

[ 0 ] April 21, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2014: “Comics & Dialogue” had the opportunity this month to speak with Swedish scholar Fredrik Strömberg; President of the Swedish Comics Association and editor of Bild & Bubbla (Scandinavia’s largest as well as the world’s second oldest magazine […]

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