Category: i-Comment

Scholars & US Muslim Thought Leaders React to Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest Shootings

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 4, 2015:  Two gunmen were shot dead last night after opening fire outside an exhibit/contest highlighting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, TX (a suburb of Dallas). Police raided the home of one of the suspected gunman today.  A security guard, injured in the shooting, was later released. (Click […]

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US Muslim Groups React to Freddie Gray Death, Baltimore Violence

[ 0 ] April 29, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 29, 2015 * Updated April 30, with new statements:  Here is a compilation of statements (in chronological order) from various US Muslim groups on the death of Freddie Gray, the violence in Baltimore, and the underlying issues of poverty, oppression, racism, police brutality, and discrimination: ———- […]

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WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Members of the Nation of Islam (led now by Louis Farrakhan) were on the ground during the Ferguson protests last year and the Baltimore riots (last night) trying to help restore order. Here is an interview, taped this winter, with two professors who have studied former NOI leader Malcolm X.   This video was produced by […]

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“Ms. Marvel” and ISLAMiCommentary Contributor A. David Lewis Among Eisner Award Nominees

“Ms. Marvel” and ISLAMiCommentary Contributor A. David Lewis Among Eisner Award Nominees

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 24, 2014:  ISLAMiCommentary contributor A. David Lewis, PhD, is one of six nominees for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best Scholarly/Academic Work category for American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).  His monthly ISLAMiCommentary columns “Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels” can be […]

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LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO/MRP NEWS WITH KERRI MILLER on APRIL 22, 2015:  On Sunday, six men were arrested in Minnesota and California on federal terrorism charges. They are accused of conspiring to travel to join ISIS in Syria–and the arrests are the result of a lengthy FBI surveillance […]

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Shafeeq Ghabra: “The Arab Spring is like the Big Bang. It Opened the Space. Nobody Can Close it Again.”

Shafeeq Ghabra: “The Arab Spring is like the Big Bang. It Opened the Space. Nobody Can Close it Again.”

[ 0 ] April 23, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary (via UNIVERSITY OF DENVER’S CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES) on APRIL 22, 2015:  This past January Nader Hashemi, Director of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies, interviewed Shafeeq Ghabra on his thoughts on the Arab world “between revolution and counter-revolution,” and why he’s put his hope for […]

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Syrian Writer-in-Exile Nihad Sirees: “There are Signs We Failed as Intellectuals”

Syrian Writer-in-Exile Nihad Sirees: “There are Signs We Failed as Intellectuals”

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015: If he wants to, Nihad Sirees can go down to the restaurant near where he lives in Berlin, and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine. And, at the same time, not enjoy it. Images of war in his native Syria bombard his head and […]

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Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015:  Italian authorities said today that the captain of a migrant boat and his deputy have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling — with as many as 800 feared dead when a ship loaded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday night. […]

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“All In and All Out”: Examining Islam in G. Willow Wilson’s Graphic Novels

“All In and All Out”: Examining Islam in G. Willow Wilson’s Graphic Novels

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 15, 2015: When Publishers Weekly called G. Willow Wilson “a talented young writer” almost a decade ago, they likely had no idea of the superstar status she would earn over the next several years. Though Wilson is probably most […]

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