Category: Americas

Amira Hass on Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Jew in an Occupied Land

Amira Hass on Reporting from Ramallah: An Israeli Jew in an Occupied Land

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 6, 2015:  This past year Duke professors *Rebecca Stein (Anthropology) and **Erika Weinthal (environmental policy) were the co-conveners of a lecture series called “Israel/Palestine: Comparative Perspectives” — aimed at engaging the Duke community and broader Triangle area, and linked to an undergraduate level class they taught during […]

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WATCH Haroon Moghul: “An Attack on Any Mosque is An Attack on All Mosques”

[ 0 ] July 3, 2015 |

by HAROON MOGHUL on JULY 1, 2015:  Whether you’re Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or Salafi, Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki or Shafi’i, Ja’fari or Zaydi, Isma’ili or Ibadi, you are a Muslim. Let’s stop the hate.    Haroon Moghul is the author of “The Order of Light” and “My First Police State.” His memoir, “How to be Muslim”, is […]

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LISTEN: What is a Terrorist? (WUNC talks w/ Charles Kurzman, Mark Potok, Kenny Irby)

[ 0 ] July 2, 2015 |

by HADY MAWAJDEH & FRANK STASIO on JULY 2, 2015:  Since the shooting of nine African-Americans at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, public discourse has focused in part on how the alleged shooter should be labeled. In particular, is it appropriate to use the term, “terrorist” given that state and local law enforcement agencies […]

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Mass. State Rep. Michael S. Day: Celebrate Our Diversity This Independence Day

Mass. State Rep. Michael S. Day: Celebrate Our Diversity This Independence Day

[ 0 ] July 2, 2015 |

by REP. MICHAEL S. DAY for WINCHESTER PATCH on JUNE 26, 2015:  This weekend we will celebrate the 4th of July, our country’s Independence Day. What began as an economic protest has turned into the most successful social experiment in history. While we sometimes take the principles of our democracy for granted, it is important […]

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Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

“Only together can we truly make this country what it was meant to be, a place for all to feel safe, respected, and valued.” by IMAM ADEEL ZEB (on his Instagram account) on JULY 1, 2015:  Today, I was part of a civil rights roundtable discussion with the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch […]

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Gallup: U.S. Adults More Likely to Vote for a Muslim Presidential Candidate than an Atheist or Socialist

Gallup: U.S. Adults More Likely to Vote for a Muslim Presidential Candidate than an Atheist or Socialist

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

Support for Nontraditional Candidates Varies by Religion via GALLUP on JUNE 24, 2015:  PRINCETON, N.J. — Despite tidal shifts over the past 60 years in Americans’ willingness to support a well-qualified black, female, Catholic or Jewish candidate for president to the point that these are now widely accepted, significant segments of Americans still don’t endorse […]

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Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

via THE FLORIDA BOOKSHELF (NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA) on JUNE 30, 2015:   “Captivating, provocative, and groundbreaking. Taking up the mandate that women’s realities matter, Majeed writes with depth and analytical rigor about a topic we have scarcely begun to understand.”—Amina Wadud, author of Inside The Gender Jihad “Tackles the contours and […]

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From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

by STUART WELLS for DUKE TODAY on JUNE 26, 2015:  Spanning cancer biology, career advice, religious studies and poetry, Duke writers offer an array of topics to fill your summer reading needs. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk […]

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Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

“We need more than the law to combat what are often deep-seated prejudices and attitudes that are the root causes of discrimination… Face-to-face interaction, education, and inter religious engagement are key to breaking the grip of Islamophobia in this country.” — Maha Elgenaidi, CEO of the Islamic Networks Group (ING)  by Maha Elgenaidi for iSLAMiCommentary on JUNE […]

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Liberalism and the American Muslim Predicament (Sherman Jackson for Islamic Monthly)

[ 0 ] June 29, 2015 |

by SHERMAN JACKSON for ISLAMIC MONTHLY on JUNE 27, 2015:  In his provocative book, White, Richard Dyer observes that the real power of American whiteness lay in its effective invisibility. While Hispanics, Asians, blacks and others are immediately recognized as raced, whites enjoy the presumption of being just “humans.” This raises their perspective above critique, […]

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