Category: Regions

Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

[ 0 ] April 24, 2014 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 17, 2014:  What happens to a Duke Engage program studying abroad when a revolution breaks out? You share the euphoria with the local employees at a Pizza Hut. You join with a cab driver in shouting cheers to every passerby. You watch the TV news with excitement […]

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The Art(s) of Revolution in the Middle East

The Art(s) of Revolution in the Middle East

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |

by MIRIAM COOKE, ERDAĞ GÖKNAR, CLAUDIA KOONZ, BRUCE LAWRENCE, and WALTER MIGNOLO for ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN on APRIL 23, 2014: This revolution is a beginning Like a migration, like a birth This revolution is a bismillah, Come on, finish the aya, See how it improves on every reading How each verse runs to the next […]

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“Welcome to Duke University”

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 22, 2014:  Today is the last day of this semester’s classes at Duke University. If you’ll pardon the PR– Do watch this fun “Welcome to Duke University!” video put together by Rence Nemeh (’15) and Mayyadda Major (’15) as they send some love to the new […]

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Report: Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

by THOMAS CAROTHERS and SASKIA BRECHENMACHER for CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE, FEBRUARY 2014:   REPORT “Closing Space: Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire” SUMMARY EXCERPT) After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights now faces a serious challenge: more and more governments are erecting legal and logistical barriers to […]

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Amr Hamzawy: A Cry for Rationality

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

by AMR HAMZAWY for THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL on APRIL 22, 2014:  A bloody clash between two tribes in Aswan recently claimed more than twenty lives and left many wounded. On top of the current political struggle, the violations of rights and freedoms, and the danger of terrorism and violence, the blood spilled in the south […]

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Tarek Radwan: The Road to Hell in Egypt

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

by TAREK RADWAN for MUFTAH on APRIL 22, 2014:   If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, Egypt most certainly has its share of well-intentioned individuals. Time and again, Egyptian authorities have asserted that President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on July 3 “was not a coup.” They have told diplomats, journalists, and human rights […]

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‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

[ 0 ] April 21, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2014: “Comics & Dialogue” had the opportunity this month to speak with Swedish scholar Fredrik Strömberg; President of the Swedish Comics Association and editor of Bild & Bubbla (Scandinavia’s largest as well as the world’s second oldest magazine […]

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Benedikt Koehler: Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Benedikt Koehler: Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

[ 1 ] April 21, 2014 |

by BENEDIKT KOEHLER for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2014:  Arabs first made a name for themselves in business; their reputation for religious zeal came later. Arabs earned a reputation as long distance traders and risk investors long before the advent of Islam, and arguably the spread of Islam also was a breakthrough for capitalism and […]

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Between Good Friday and Easter: A Muslim Meditation on Christ and Resurrection

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014 |

by OMID SAFI for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on MARCH 30, 2014:  The time period between Good Friday and Easter is a poignant time for me. As a Muslim, it has meaning beyond its meaning as Christian creed. Some of the great exemplars of my own life have been figures from the Christian tradition, iconic figures […]

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A New Easter Tradition: Eggs With a Turkish Flavor

A New Easter Tradition: Eggs With a Turkish Flavor

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014 |

by DR. LACHIN HATEMI for FOUNDATION FOR PLURALISM on APRIL 19, 2014:  A fascination with eggs and their perfect form inspired Peter Carl Fabergé, who was a renowned jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court. Fabergé created a total of 50 Imperial Easter Eggs for Russian emperors from 1885 to 1917, which became an Easter […]

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