Category: Regions

Andreas Lubitz: Racial Subtext to Discourse on Counter-terrorism

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

“In the years 1990 to 2012, violence carried out by right-wing groups is on par with violence carried out by Muslims in Europe (249 and 263 incidences, respectively). During the same period, “there were 145 acts of political violence carried out by the American far right, resulting in 348 deaths.” In comparison, 20 were killed […]

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Islamophobia in China and Pakistan’s Vow of Silence

Islamophobia in China and Pakistan’s Vow of Silence

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

by FARAZ TALAT for DAWN.COM on MARCH 31, 2015:  Recently, in a country that is decidedly not France, a Muslim man has been sentenced to six years in prison for keeping a beard. I daresay it’s time we have a polite talk about Islamophobia with our good neighbor in the north. In the Muslim dominant […]

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How to Evaluate an Iran Agreement (CNAS Analysis)

How to Evaluate an Iran Agreement (CNAS Analysis)

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

In light of today’s self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement concerning Iran’s nuclear program, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Energy, Economics, and Security Program Director Elizabeth Rosenberg and CNAS Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg have written an new Press Note (below), “How to Evaluate an Iran Agreement.” by ELIZABETH ROSENBERG […]

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Passion in Practice: Muslims of the Carolinas

Passion in Practice: Muslims of the Carolinas

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

(voice of Omid Safi at the beginning and end of the video)  by LAYLA QURAN and AISHA ANWAR for PASSION IN PRACTICE: MUSLIMS OF THE CAROLINA PROJECT (Content shared with and compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary) on MARCH 31, 2015:  From the musings of a poet to the pirouette of a ballerina to the notes […]

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LISTEN: On Dean Obeidallah Show, NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Talks US Media Double Standard on Muslims

LISTEN: On Dean Obeidallah Show, NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Talks US Media Double Standard on Muslims

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

Above — “If you are not Muslim, what do you have to do to be called a terrorist in this world? Convert to Islam?” —Dean Obeidallah and Ayman Mohyeldin talk US media double standard when it comes to calling non-Muslims terrorists.  They also discussed the situation in Yemen and Iraq.  Below, SiriusXM Insight host Dean Obeidallah writes about […]

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Events Mark Middle East Refugees Awareness Week at Duke and UNC

Events Mark Middle East Refugees Awareness Week at Duke and UNC

[ 0 ] March 30, 2015 |

Interview with Laila El-Haddad, co-author of The Gaza Kitchen, a cookbook celebrating the life and recipes of a remarkable Palestinian people living under harsh political oppression in the Gaza Strip. El-Haddad will be giving a talk at Duke on April 10. Read below for more information on this and other events going on at Duke University […]

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WATCH: The Rise of the Houthis — Will They Break Yemen Up? (Safa Al-Ahmad reports)

WATCH: The Rise of the Houthis — Will They Break Yemen Up? (Safa Al-Ahmad reports)

[ 0 ] March 30, 2015 |

via BBC on MARCH 21, 2015:  A rebel group from the North of Yemen has taken over the capital and drastically changed Yemen’s political landscape. Engaged in a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Houthis have brought Yemen to the brink of collapse. But who are Yemen’s Houthis? What do they want? How have […]

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Sheath Your Sword: The Man Who Spat on Saint Ali (Omid Safi for On Being)

Sheath Your Sword: The Man Who Spat on Saint Ali (Omid Safi for On Being)

[ 0 ] March 28, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MARCH 26, 2015: I’m drawn to saintly beings. It’s taken me sometime to figure out why. It’s not about miracles. It’s about heart. I know that these luminous human beings are still human beings, but I want to figure out how they have become illuminated. I am intrigued […]

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Yemen at War (ICG Report)

Yemen at War (ICG Report)

[ 0 ] March 28, 2015 |

“Yemen is being torn asunder: between Huthis in the north and an anti-Huthi coalition, strongest in the south; in the south, between separatists and a rising violent jihadi fringe; and from outside, by the increasing engagement of regional powers like Saudi Arabia and Iran. Proxy conflict, sectarian violence, militia rule and state collapse are a […]

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WATCH: MuslimGirl.net’s “The Girls’ Room” Chat on Media Renegades — Muslim Women in the Media

[ 0 ] March 27, 2015 |

via MuslimGirl.net on MARCH 26, 2015:  MuslimGirl.net proudly invites you to our International Women’s Month edition of The Girls’ Room: MEDIA RENEGADES. What’s all this talk of Muslim women not being in the media? They are, but you just aren’t listening. We are joined by Muslim women powerhouses in media to discuss their incredible work and […]

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