Category: i-Comment

Al-Quds Islamic Studies Scholar Mustafa Abu Sway Calls for a Re-Focus on Israeli-Palestinian Peace 

Al-Quds Islamic Studies Scholar Mustafa Abu Sway Calls for a Re-Focus on Israeli-Palestinian Peace 

[ 0 ] March 2, 2015 |

“Often one might ask the question: Do we see the light at the end of the tunnel? I would say we don’t see the entrance of the tunnel because there’s a wall there separating us from the tunnel. We need to bring down this wall. And we need to see the tunnel as is in […]

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Bruce Lawrence on “Who is Allah?” (Book Essay)

Bruce Lawrence on “Who is Allah?” (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

“We invoke the name of Allah to bless a meal. We invoke His name before opening a book we are about to read. We invoke His name to anticipate an action. We invoke His name to mark a ritual slaughter. Why do all religions put such a focus on the name of this or that […]

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“Islam in America”: A Conversation with Jonathan Curiel (Book Q & A)

“Islam in America”: A Conversation with Jonathan Curiel (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 19, 2015: How do Muslims fit into the quilt of American history? Jonathan Curiel investigates this question in his new book, Islam in America (I.B. Tauris, April 28, 2015). “America’s first Muslims,” he writes, “were perceived […]

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Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Katie Miranda is a Cartoonist-Calligrapher-Jewelry Designer-Illustrator-Activist. A hyphenate par excellence. “Comics and Dialogue” had a chance to talk with her about, among other things, her views on Islam and comics, Palestine and […]

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The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  A chill came over Chapel Hill Tuesday night. In the hours after three young people were gunned down on a quiet cul-de-sac, temperatures dropped below freezing and neighbors wondered whether this liberal college town had become the latest symbol of a troubling growth of anti-Muslim intolerance in […]

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A Punch to the Gut (by Bruce Lawrence)

A Punch to the Gut (by Bruce Lawrence)

[ 1 ] February 11, 2015 |

by BRUCE LAWRENCE for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 11, 2015: First one, then two, then three were fatally shot in the head. All at once. By one man. From out of nowhere? Just hearing about it this morning, I felt overwhelmed by the brute force of this attack. It was like a punch to the gut. […]

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The Tragic Shooting of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#MuslimLivesMatter)

The Tragic Shooting of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#MuslimLivesMatter)

[ 0 ] February 11, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:* UPDATED FEBRUARY 15, 2015   Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was was arrested and charged in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of three students — Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha — at condominium complex near the University of North Carolina […]

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President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

The alarming rise in anti-Muslim bigotry in America was one of the top, if not the top issue  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 6, 2015:  Here is a selection of press releases and related commentary on the meeting from Muslim American groups and the White House. — by HODA ELSHISHTAWY for MPAC.ORG […]

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A Senseless Execution (by Robin Kirk)

[ 1 ] February 5, 2015 |

by ROBIN KIRK for TALKING RIGHTS on FEBRUARY 4, 2015:  Like so many, I felt horror at the death of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, apparently burned alive by Islamic State militants. In a slick and gruesome video, the militants celebrate the atrocity while also making the specious claim that they chose this cruel method to retaliate for coalition air strikes. […]

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Rethinking Global Cities: Why Istanbul Is A Success For Some, ‘Urban Plunder’ For Others

Rethinking Global Cities: Why Istanbul Is A Success For Some, ‘Urban Plunder’ For Others

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

“Istanbul is the economic, cultural, and historical heart of Turkey, and the only city in the world located on two continents. Between 1453 and 1922, Istanbul was the capital city of the Ottoman Empire, which extended into southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Until 1924, it was the seat of the last Islamic […]

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