by HEBA AWAD for THE MUSLIM LINK (OTTOWA) on OCTOBER 2, 2014: “Canadian Islam: Belonging & Loyalty,” written by Imam Zijad Delic, is a discussion about the identity of Muslims in Canada. It is a book that could not be more relevant than it is today with the rise of the Islamic State (IS) and […]
by HATEM BAZIAN for AL JAZEERA on OCTOBER 18, 2014: For the past 50 years, Ali Mazrui dominated the field of African Studies through 26 internationally acclaimed books and hundreds of articles, essays, interviews, and appearances on radio and television programmes. On October 13, the world lost an intellectual giant who helped shape academic and […]
by SAHAR AZIZ for THE HUFFINGTON POST on OCTOBER 1, 2014: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured international attention as the world witnesses in horror its brutality. Notwithstanding that most of ISIL’s victims are Muslim, its atrocities are reinforcing false stereotypes that something is inherently violent about Islam. As a […]
via UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY on OCTOBER 22, 2014: PANEL at 6p-7:45p EST: “IS ISLAM A RELIGION?: ISLAMOPHOBIA, PUBLIC DISCOURSE, AND THE IDEA OF RELIGION This event will be Livestreamed here and ABOVE. But if you would like to attend we ask that you RSVP HERE. Islamophobic and anti-Muslim public discourse centers on a number of common themes, […]
by BAHAR LEVENTOGLU for ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 21, 2014: In a dramatic policy shift, Turkey decided Monday to allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, the peshmerga, to cross the Turkish border into Syria to help fight Islamic State militants in the Kurdish town of Kobani — under siege by ISIS for nearly a month. This came hours after […]
via COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES/JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on SEPTEMBER 29, 2014: Steffen Kaupp, a Duke PdD student in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, outlines his research on Turkish-German satire and his interdisciplinary work with the Duke University Council for European Studies.
by REBECCA GORDON for INFORMED COMMENT on OCTOBER 17, 2014: Like many people around the world, four-star Marine General John Kelley is really worried about Ebola. But he’s not worried about the more than 4,000 people who have died of the disease in western Africa. And he’s only tangentially worried about people dying in this country. […]
by RAMI KHOURI for AGENCE GLOBAL on OCTOBER 18, 2014: NORMAN, Oklahoma — Analysts in the United States this week are debating the precise meaning of the statements Wednesday by John Allen, the ex-Marine general who now coordinates the U.S.-led coalition’s response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He said that the […]
Omid Safi: Love and Justice in an Age of Empire; American Muslims, America and the Civil Rights Movement
via AICUSA (AMERICAN ISLAMIC COLLEGE) on OCTOBER 14, 2014: Dr. Omid Safi delivered this lecture at the American Islamic College on October 7, 2014: “Love and Justice in an Age of Empire: American Muslims, America, and the Civil Rights Movement” Safi is Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center. (Dr. Safi starts speaking at 01:11) […]
via COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES/JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Tom Cinq-Mars, a Duke PhD student in the History Department, outlines his research on the Druzhba oil pipeline’s impact on Russia’s (Muslim) Tatar populations and his interdisciplinary work with the Council for European Studies.