Category: i-Comment

Reasonable Accommodations & Minority Religious Freedom in the U.S. & Canada: What Have We Learned?

[ 0 ] January 26, 2015 |

“The term “Reasonable Accommodation” has emerged in the last decade as a major innovation in the legal and political culture of liberal democratic nation states. Facing growing ethnic and cultural diversity, resulting from migrations that transformed their socio-demographic maps, liberal societies confront the imperative of accommodating minorities that are ambivalent about integration into the “national […]

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Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

[ 0 ] January 23, 2015 |

Real Life Lessons from 2011’s “Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story” Set in Guantanamo Bay “Aaron and Ahmed” cover (Vertigo Comics) Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 23, 2015: In his 2011 review of the graphic novel Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story, set […]

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Hundreds Attend First Public Adhan Outside Duke Chapel: Debate Sparked on Campus and Off

Hundreds Attend First Public Adhan Outside Duke Chapel: Debate Sparked on Campus and Off

[ 1 ] January 22, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 22, 2015: * updated on January 26, 2015 (scroll to the bottom for the latest pieces)  The following is a compilation of articles and opinions surrounding Duke’s first public call to prayer (adhan) for its Muslim community — held on the steps of the Duke Chapel on January […]

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The Duke Chapel Adhān and My Reflections (by Imam Adeel J. Zeb)

The Duke Chapel Adhān and My Reflections (by Imam Adeel J. Zeb)

[ 1 ] January 19, 2015 |

by Imam Adeel J. Zeb, Muslim Chaplain/Director of Muslim Life at Duke University, for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 19, 2015: In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful When I first received the news, rather the invitation, from someone in the Duke Chapel administration last semester to participate in the first ever call to […]

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Ehab Galal on “Arab TV-Audiences: Negotiating Religion and Identity” (Book Essay)

Ehab Galal on “Arab TV-Audiences: Negotiating Religion and Identity” (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] January 18, 2015 |

by EHAB GALAL for ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN on JANUARY 19, 2014: Scholarly interest in Arab media has increased dramatically over the past two decades, especially since the advent of the Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera in 1996, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the global conflicts that followed this tragedy. Arab media are increasingly seen as global […]

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Muslim-Jewish Coexistence: Mark Cohen on its History and Relevance Today

Muslim-Jewish Coexistence: Mark Cohen on its History and Relevance Today

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE  for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 13, 2015:  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) History is a witness to the close relationship between Muslims and Jews. That was the message Profesor Mark R. Cohen delivered in two lectures at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month on the […]

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Paris Shootings: Reactions and Analyses by DISC Faculty (Lawrence, Safi, Schanzer)

Paris Shootings: Reactions and Analyses by DISC Faculty (Lawrence, Safi, Schanzer)

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

Articles, audio, and video from the past week featuring Duke Islamic Studies Center scholars, compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 14, 2015:  Paris Shooting An Assault on Free Speech, Faculty Say Experts on Islam, terrorism react to Wednesday’s killing of 12 by STEVE HARTSOE for DUKE TODAY on JANUARY 7, 2015 :  Wednesday’s […]

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WATCH: Duke Prof. Ernest Young on Holt v. Hobbs and Religious Liberty

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 8, 2015:  In the above video clip Duke University Law Professor Ernest Young predicts the outcome of the Holt v. Hobbs case that was heard in October by the Supreme Court. The opinion will be issued this year. The clip was taken from a panel discussion that Young participated in on […]

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A Proposal: Let’s Disentangle Religion from Politics

A Proposal: Let’s Disentangle Religion from Politics

[ 0 ] January 7, 2015 |

by Sümeyye Kocaman for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 7, 2015: As we hear more and more about the Caliphate, the ummah, Islamic law and the Islamic State, I am surprised by many things: the so-called experts’ lack of information; how the facts are being politically manipulated; how people of faith are letting religion be used in this […]

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Happy New Year! ISLAMiCommentary 2014 Year in Review

Happy New Year! ISLAMiCommentary 2014 Year in Review

[ 0 ] December 29, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on DECEMBER 30, 2014:  Happy New Year to you and yours! May this coming year bring you good health, love, and peace! ISLAMiCommentary will be on holiday break until January 5, 2014. ISLAMiCommentary would like to thank our readers so much for your support this year — for reading, for sharing, […]

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