Category: Regions

In Saudi Arabia, Women Can Now Cast a Vote and Run for Office

[ 0 ] September 2, 2015 |

by LARISA EPATKO for PBS NEWSHOUR on SEPTEMBER 2, 2015:  Voting rights for Saudi women took another step forward this week. Female candidates began registering to run in upcoming municipal elections — and for the first time, women will be able to vote for them. Voter registration began in mid-August and goes through mid-September. Sunday […]

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Why We Care About Some Gunmen, and Not Others (by Charles Kurzman)

Why We Care About Some Gunmen, and Not Others (by Charles Kurzman)

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 31, 2015: Not every gunshot echoes alike. Some echoes fade quickly, and are only heard in a single neighborhood. Others resonate nationwide, making headlines for days or weeks. Why do we pay attention to certain acts of violence more than others? The latest gun violence to raise these […]

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LISTEN: Youth Radio Reporter Soraya Asfari on Choosing To Wear The Hijab (via WUNC)

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

Youth Radio: ‘This Cloth On Our Heads Doesn’t Stop Us.’ Choosing To Wear The Hijab:  by ANDREW TIE for WUNC/YOUTH RADIO on AUGUST 31, 2015: This summer, WUNC hired seven teenagers as part of its Youth Reporting Institute. One of them wears the hijab. She said that decision inspires many questions from strangers. Soraya Asfari explores […]

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LISTEN: Catherine Orsborn & Rev. Welton Gaddy Discuss the Very Dire Consequences of Islamophobia on Refugees

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

via STATE OF BELIEF RADIO on AUGUST 29, 2015:  From the Deep South to Southern Europe, struggles for religious freedom are sending ripples across our communities. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, Rev. Welton Gaddy takes a look at three different conflicts facing religious communities… We all know […]

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Anti-Muslim Think Tank to Host Rally with Cruz, Trump

[ 0 ] August 28, 2015 |

by IMAGINE2050 STAFF on AUGUST 27, 2015:  When it was announced that 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Donald Trump would be teaming up next month to host a joint rally opposing the Iran nuclear deal, it seemed things couldn’t get more outlandish. Until it was revealed that the Center for Security Policy would […]

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Erdoğan and the Kurds: Will Early Elections in Turkey Change the Course of Conflict ?

Erdoğan and the Kurds: Will Early Elections in Turkey Change the Course of Conflict ?

[ 0 ] August 28, 2015 |

by KUBILAY YADO ARIN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 28, 2015:  Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan this week called for new elections on November 1, after his government failed to form a coalition following the June poll in which his party —the AKP — failed to win a majority of seats. His party’s iron grip on government […]

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MIDDLE EAST AND IR SCHOLARS STATEMENT– The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: A Plus for Regional Stability

MIDDLE EAST AND IR SCHOLARS STATEMENT– The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: A Plus for Regional Stability

[ 0 ] August 27, 2015 |

statement accessed via NATIONAL IRANIAN COUNCIL on AUGUST 27, 2015: The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: A Plus for Regional Stability Statement from Middle East and International Relations Scholars The nuclear deal with Iran (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – JCPOA) is a strong and positive step towards stabilizing the Middle East, beyond its undeniable […]

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Ms. Marvel Wins Hugo Award Amid Controversy

Ms. Marvel Wins Hugo Award Amid Controversy

[ 0 ] August 25, 2015 |

by HEIDI MACDONALD for COMICS BEAT on AUGUST 24, 2015:  The Hugo Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, were presented this weekend surrounded by a nebula of controversy. Amy Wallace has a lengthy write-up at Wired explaining everything, but the short version is… Well, there is no short version. The award nominations, which are open […]

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Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

[ 1 ] August 25, 2015 |

“The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, drafted by an international group of Islamic scholars, is a call based on Islamic teachings to cut greenhouse gas emissions and urges governments to agree on an ambitious deal during December’s Paris climate talks. It warns that the “current rate of climate change cannot be sustained, and the […]

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WATCH: Jerusha Lamptey & Robert Wright Discuss Islam, Pluralism, the Quran, and Muslima Theology

WATCH: Jerusha Lamptey & Robert Wright Discuss Islam, Pluralism, the Quran, and Muslima Theology

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

via ROBERT WRIGHT/MEANING OF LIFE.TV on APRIL 28, 2015/POSTED AUGUST 22, 2015: Guide to above video:  Why Jerusha doesn’t call her path to Islam a “conversion” 5:47 Jerusha: In Islam, science and belief are not in opposition 7:48 Constructing a Muslim feminist theology 10:07 Taqwa, the egalitarian idea of “God consciousness” 8:46 What the Koran […]

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