Category: Regions

Obama Approach on Foreign Policy is ‘Not Tough Enough’ Say 54% of Americans

[ 0 ] August 29, 2014 |

As New Dangers Loom, More Think the U.S. Does ‘Too Little’ to Solve World Problems:  54% Say Obama Approach on Foreign Policy Is ‘Not Tough Enough’ by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS/USA TODAY on AUGUST 28, 2014:  A large majority of Americans think the world is a more dangerous place than it […]

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Malaysia Picks Up Pieces After Back-to-Back Plane Tragedies (A Conversation with the Ambassador)

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

“I had just lost the last election by 201 votes out of 80,000 in my constituency in Bachok, when one day I got a call from the prime minister asking me to take this job,” said Awang, who had been the deputy minister of finance. “I told him, ‘I’m not a diplomat.’ He laughed and […]

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WATCH/FOLLOW: American Muslims United Against Violent Extremism

WATCH/FOLLOW: American Muslims United Against Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

MPAC Presents Safe Spaces Campaign to Prevent Violent Extremism compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) PRESS ADVISORY on AUGUST 27, 2014:  (Los Angeles – 8/27/2014) – On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held a press conference with law enforcement officials and national community leaders at […]

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What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

by MEHDI HASAN for HUFFINGTON POST UK on AUGUST 21, 2014:  Can you guess which books the wannabe jihadists Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed ordered online from Amazon before they set out from Birmingham to fight in Syria last May? A copy of Milestones by the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb? No. How about Messages to […]

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Top Ten Articles of the Academic Summer (in ISLAMiCommentary)

Top Ten Articles of the Academic Summer (in ISLAMiCommentary)

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 27, 2014:  These were the top ten most-accessed original pieces on ISLAMiCommentary this summer. 1.Five Years Since ‘New Muslim Cool’, Hispanic Muslims Growing Segment of US Muslim Religious Culture (by Julie Poucher Harbin, Duke University)  2.Looking Beyond the Safety of the Hate Narrative (by Yakir Englander, Northwestern University) […]

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Robert Kaplan: Terrorism as Theater

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

by ROBERT KAPLAN for STRATFOR’S GLOBAL AFFAIRS WITH ROBERT KAPLAN on AUGUST 27, 2014:  The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much more than an altogether gruesome and tragic affair: rather, it was a very sophisticated and professional film production deliberately punctuated with powerful symbols. Foley […]

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WATCH– Anti-ISIS Propaganda on Iraqi TV: Iraqi Lion and Hawks Hunt Down ISIS Rats

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

via MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE on AUGUST 27, 2014:  In this anti-ISIS propaganda video, ISIS rats are seen crawling out of their holes and invading a town. Iraqi hawks, responding to the roar of the Iraqi lion, swoop down upon them. The hawks then turn into Iraqi fighter planes. — Related A video (released by the […]

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Imam Adeel Zeb Named Muslim Chaplain at Duke

Imam Adeel Zeb Named Muslim Chaplain at Duke

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by CHRIS HELTNE for DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014:  DURHAM, NC – Imam Adeel Zeb has been named Duke University’s new Muslim chaplain and director for the Center for Muslim Life, beginning Sept. 20. He succeeds Imam Abdullah Antepli, who is taking on a new role with the university. “I am thrilled to be […]

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Kadivar to Explore Iranian Culture, History at Duke and UNC with New Appointment

Kadivar to Explore Iranian Culture, History at Duke and UNC with New Appointment

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by ERIC FERRERI for DUKE TODAY on AUGUST 25, 2014:  Since he began working at Duke, Mohsen Kadivar has worked closely with faculty and students both on campus and down the road a bit at UNC-Chapel Hill. Both campuses boast small but well-regarded religious studies departments. When Kadivar joined Duke as a visiting professor in […]

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More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014:  Syria warned the United States on Monday not to extend its air war against radical Islamist militants into Syria. Bruce Jentleson, a former senior advisor to the US State Department and current public policy professor at Duke University says “a shift […]

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