by JUDY WOODRUFF for PBS NEWSHOUR on JANUARY 23, 2015: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died Thursday at the age of 90, was laid to rest in Riyadh. The new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, pledged continuity with his brother’s policies. Judy Woodruff remembers the late monarch’s rule.
“Good is not a thing you are. It’s a thing you do.” – Ms. Marvel, Issue #5 Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 28, 2015: Since her debut in late 2013, the teen superhero Ms. Marvel has accomplished any number of fictional feats in […]
by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on JANUARY 27, 2015: Expressing solidarity with those killed at France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine and the aftermath is an easy step. More challenging, Duke faculty say, is making sense of these events, and figuring out what to do next to protect free speech and change the transition from alienation […]
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 […]
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 […]
by CONRAD HACKETT for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JANUARY 15, 2015: Recent violence in France and protest marches in Germany have drawn renewed attention to Europe’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just […]
by CARLA NAPPI for NEW BOOKS IN EAST ASIAN STUDIES on DECEMBER 22, 2014: In his fascinating new book, Rian Thum explores the craft, materiality, nature, and readership of Uyghur history over the past 300 years. The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History (Harvard University Press, 2014) argues that understanding Uyghur history in this way is […]