Category: i-Comment

Erdoğan and the Kurds: Will Early Elections in Turkey Change the Course of Conflict ?

Erdoğan and the Kurds: Will Early Elections in Turkey Change the Course of Conflict ?

[ 0 ] August 28, 2015 |

by KUBILAY YADO ARIN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 28, 2015:  Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan this week called for new elections on November 1, after his government failed to form a coalition following the June poll in which his party —the AKP — failed to win a majority of seats. His party’s iron grip on government […]

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Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

by IMAN SULTAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 24, 2015: Granada is renowned as the last stronghold of Andalusian Muslims before the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition descended on the entire peninsula and drove them out. It is the inspiration of teary poets reminiscing of the bygone Golden Age of the Muslim ummah, and the site […]

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France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

CLICK ABOVE IMAGES TO ENLARGE SLIDESHOW Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 19, 2015: According to the French Council for the Muslim Religion, France saw a four-fold increase in anti-Muslim violence and threats in the first half of this year — roughly the period […]

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ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 3, 2015:  Thank you for your readership and continued support of this site. We are always open to new submissions. All original iComment pieces can be found here. Write ISLAMiCommentary@yahoo.com to inquire. Here’s a look at the top ten most-read original pieces & posts on ISLAMiCommentary over the past year, widely […]

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Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

Turkey, the Kurds & the Syrian Conflict (an analysis by Kubilay Arin)

[ 0 ] August 2, 2015 |

by KUBILAY YADO ARIN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 2, 2015:  According to the Turkish military, two Turkish soldiers were killed today and 31 wounded in a suicide attack in eastern Turkey near the border with Iran, reported major news outlets. The military blamed Kurdish militants from the PKK for the attack. Last weekend, as Turkish and […]

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The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 30, 2015:  Opinion polls and election results indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rhetoric — which compares the Islamic republic of Iran to the Nazi regime and the recently-signed accords with Iran (the P5+ 1 agreement ) to the Munich pact of 1938 — has played well within Israel. Netanyahu’s characterization of the agreement signed in […]

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Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

UPDATE ON TUESDAY JULY 28:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara could not continue the peace process with the Kurds amid continuing attacks against Turkish targets. by **JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with KUBILAY YADO ARIN, on JULY 27, 2015:  As Turkish and U.S. officials reportedly worked on a plan to […]

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Same-Sex Relationships & the Fluidity of Marriage in Islamic History (by Ali A. Olomi)

Same-Sex Relationships & the Fluidity of Marriage in Islamic History (by Ali A. Olomi)

[ 9 ] July 17, 2015 |

One scholar’s response to Reza Aslan and Hasan Minhaj’s “Open Letter to American Muslims on Same Sex Marriage”  by ALI A. OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 17, 2015: Since the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26th 2015, various religious groups have responded to the ruling. Muslim Americans, who themselves […]

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A New CVE Office in the Dept. of Homeland Security ? Debates Begin

[ 0 ] July 15, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 15, 2015:  (Above is video from CAIR/ Corey Saylor, director of CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia speaks about CAIR’s opposition to H.R. 2899, Countering Violent Extremism Act of 2015, now being debated in Congress. Link to CAIR brief on it’s views of CVE or countering violent extremism […]

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Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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