Category: Americas

Scholars & Activists Asked Obama Not to Meet With al-Sisi Last Week

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 30, 2014:  President Obama meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on September 27 when the leaders were both in NY for the 69th UN General Assembly. In remarks before their meeting President Obama said “the U.S.-Egyptian relationship has been an important cornerstone of our […]

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Challenges Ahead for New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah

Challenges Ahead for New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

above Ted Talk by Ashraf Ghani — “How to Build a Broken State” — was filmed in July 2005.  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on September 30, 2014:  Ashraf Ghani — a former Johns Hopkins anthropology professor, former Afghanistan Minister of Finance and advisor at the World Bank, and co-founder of the Institute for State […]

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WATCH: Mu(sick) — One Woman of Color’s Spoken Word Piece on Music, Race and Gender

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

posted to YouTube on November 30, 2012:  Muslim spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti performs a powerful spoken word piece on music, race, and gender. More  

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ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

[ 1 ] September 29, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on September 29, 2014: Though many months in the planning, ISLAMiCommentary officially launched in October 2012. An outgrowth of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project, this forum for public scholarship is thriving and continues to grow. A humble to thank you to all of our readers, Facebook, […]

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WATCH: Hollywood Producer Ahmos Hassan on Movies and US Muslims

[ 0 ] September 29, 2014 |

via ARAB FILM FESTIVAL on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  An extract from the documentary series featuring the Chairman of the MPAC Hollywood Bureau, Ahmos Hassan, Emmy-winning TV producer and manager.

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Omid Safi: Engaging in the Public Discussion on Islam

Omid Safi: Engaging in the Public Discussion on Islam

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

Duke alumnus returns to lead Islamic Studies Center by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014:  Omid Safi came to Duke two decades ago “a shy, geeky poor immigrant kid from Iran.” He returns now as a senior faculty member determined to repay a debt for allowing him “to dream dreams I didn’t […]

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American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN via AMERICAN VALUES ATLAS (2013 DATA), SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  Check out this new online atlas — The American Values Atlas — launched this year by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS). You can go to this site and  plug in the names of various religious affiliations and […]

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Glenn Greenwald/The Intercept: How Former Treasury Officials and the UAE are Manipulating American Journalists

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

by GLENN GREENWALD for THE INTERCEPT on SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  The tiny and very rich Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar has become a hostile target for two nations with significant influence in the U.S.: Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Israel is furious over Qatar’s support for Palestinians generally and (allegedly) Hamas specifically, while the UAE […]

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Jane Kinninmont: Why Arab States Are Supporting the US in Syria

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

“Greater military assertiveness by the Gulf countries, and Gulf cooperation with the larger armies in Egypt and Jordan, are key regional trends to watch. Gulf countries will remain keen to expand their own limited military capabilities and be less reliant on the US, just in case it is not always there to guard them.”  by […]

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WATCH: Ebrahim Moosa on Islamic Bioethics, Brain Death and Organ Transplants

WATCH: Ebrahim Moosa on Islamic Bioethics, Brain Death and Organ Transplants

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

via DAVIDSON COLLEGE, SEPTEMBER 2014:  Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and in the Department of History at Notre Dame, discussed “Islamic Bioethics: Recent Debates about Brain Death and Organ Transplants” in September 2014, at Davidson College. This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for […]

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