Category: Americas

The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

The Political Consciousness of the Selfie (Rebecca Stein, Negar Mottahedeh, Adi Kuntsman)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

They’re about more than narcissism; they’re also tools for political self-identification. a Q&A with REBECCA L. STEIN, ADI KUNTSMAN, and NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH via STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG, JULY 2015: In 2013 that silver fox of the lexicographical world, the Oxford English Dictionary, proclaimed that “selfie” was the word of the year and recorded that its […]

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PEW: Muslims Among the Most Racially Diverse Religious Groups in the U.S.

PEW: Muslims Among the Most Racially Diverse Religious Groups in the U.S.

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

via PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JULY 27, 2015: 

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WATCH: Alaa Murabit on “What Islam Really Says About Women”

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015 |

by ALAA MURABIT and TED TALKS in MAY 2015 (published on JULY 21, 2015):  Alaa Murabit’s family moved from Canada to Libya when she was 15. Before, she’d felt equal to her brothers, but in this new environment she sensed big prohibitions on what she could accomplish. As a proud Muslim woman, she wondered: was […]

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“Exploring my Religious Identity” (Turkish-American Duke Student Feels Culture Clash in Istanbul)

“Exploring my Religious Identity” (Turkish-American Duke Student Feels Culture Clash in Istanbul)

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

by NUR CARDAKLI for DUKE IN TURKEY 2015 on JULY 24, 2015:   As a whole, the city of Istanbul is heralded as being very urban and modern, but one of the things that struck me as most surprising during my time in Turkey is the distinct atmosphere in each of the neighborhoods. Some districts, like […]

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Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

Kubilay Yado Arin: “Pressing Need for Compromise on Turkish-Kurdish Issue”

[ 0 ] July 27, 2015 |

UPDATE ON TUESDAY JULY 28:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara could not continue the peace process with the Kurds amid continuing attacks against Turkish targets. by **JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with KUBILAY YADO ARIN, on JULY 27, 2015:  As Turkish and U.S. officials reportedly worked on a plan to […]

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WATCH: Southern Kentucky Gun Shop Declares “Muslim-Free Zone”

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via FOX 19 NOW and CAIR on JULY 23, 2015:  A Southern Kentucky gun shop (in the US)  has declared a “Muslim-free zone,”  which CAIR-Cincinnati Rep says is illegal and un-American. CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) had previously announced it is seeking a US Department of […]

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Evangelicals, Muslims Denounce Franklin Graham’s Anti-Islamic Views

[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

by SARA WEISSMAN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JULY 23, 2015:  WASHINGTON (RNS) An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, […]

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LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

by KERRI MILLER for MPR NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld: Founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values Omid Safi: Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. In the United States, […]

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Muslim Funny Fest: Using comedy to combat hate

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

video above is a clip of Dean Obeidallah, on a previous occasion,  performing at the Gotham Comedy Club  by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JULY 21, 2015:  (RNS) “Muslim Funny Fest,” billed as the first-ever American Muslim comedy festival, kicks off Tuesday (July 21) in New York City and runs for three […]

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Muslim Scholars Name Climate Change as Dire Threat

Muslim Scholars Name Climate Change as Dire Threat

[ 0 ] July 21, 2015 |

Islamic declaration adds to growing pressure religious leaders exert on richer nations to reduce impact on Earth’s climate by KIERAN COOKE for RTCC on JULY 15, 2015:  Human beings could cause the ending of life on the planet, says a group of Islamic scholars − and countries round the world, particularly the rich ones, must face […]

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