Category: Americas

Mixed Reaction to PM Netanyahu’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress (WATCH)

[ 0 ] March 4, 2015 |

via C-SPAN on MARCH 3, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress, in which he outlined his opposition to a possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program. The prime minister’s speech was controversial because Republican congressional leaders invited him without the involvement of the Obama administration. At least 50 Democratic […]

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Mixed Reaction to PM Netanyahu’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress (WATCH)

Mixed Reaction to PM Netanyahu’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress (WATCH)

[ 0 ] March 4, 2015 |

via C-SPAN on MARCH 3, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress, in which he outlined his opposition to a possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program. The prime minister’s speech was controversial because Republican congressional leaders invited him without the involvement of the Obama administration. At least 50 Democratic […]

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Al-Quds Islamic Studies Scholar Mustafa Abu Sway Calls for a Re-Focus on Israeli-Palestinian Peace 

Al-Quds Islamic Studies Scholar Mustafa Abu Sway Calls for a Re-Focus on Israeli-Palestinian Peace 

[ 0 ] March 2, 2015 |

“Often one might ask the question: Do we see the light at the end of the tunnel? I would say we don’t see the entrance of the tunnel because there’s a wall there separating us from the tunnel. We need to bring down this wall. And we need to see the tunnel as is in […]

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The Rhetoric of Similarity: Republicans, Complementarians, and ISIS (via Marginalia blog)

[ 0 ] February 27, 2015 |

by THOMAS J. WHITLEY for MARGINALIA (LA REVIEW OF BOOKS) on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:  First there was the response to President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (I wrote a bit about that here), then there was the response to the response. I have noticed something of a trend in the latter responses and […]

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WATCH: “What is Sacred Space?” A Multi-Faith Discussion at the Duke Chapel

WATCH: “What is Sacred Space?” A Multi-Faith Discussion at the Duke Chapel

[ 0 ] February 26, 2015 |

via DUKE CHAPEL on FEBRUARY 25, 2015:  Sacred space is central in the practices of many faith traditions. A Duke Chapel “Bridge Panel” explored the topic with Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders. The panelists included: Dr. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at the Duke Divinity School; Dr. Omid […]

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Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS and Possible Use of U.S. Ground Troops (Pew)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

Shifting Views on How Best to Defeat Global Terrorism via PEW RESEARCH CENTER on FEBRUARY 24, 2015:  The public has grown more supportive of the U.S. fight against ISIS, as about twice as many approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the military campaign against the Islamic militant group in Iraq and Syria. Last October, 57% […]

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Bruce Jentleson: “Invitation to Netanyahu ‘Totally Inappropriate,’ But Not a First”

Bruce Jentleson: “Invitation to Netanyahu ‘Totally Inappropriate,’ But Not a First”

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

via DUKE OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATIONS on FEBRUARY 25, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday continues to draw fire. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner, in what many have described as a rebuke to President Obama’s Iran policy. “It is totally inappropriate for […]

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Bruce Lawrence on “Who is Allah?” (Book Essay)

Bruce Lawrence on “Who is Allah?” (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

“We invoke the name of Allah to bless a meal. We invoke His name before opening a book we are about to read. We invoke His name to anticipate an action. We invoke His name to mark a ritual slaughter. Why do all religions put such a focus on the name of this or that […]

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Scholars Reflect on the “Legacy of Malcolm X” (Part 2)

Scholars Reflect on the “Legacy of Malcolm X” (Part 2)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on FEBRUARY 23, 2015 *Updated February 25 with Forum for Scholars & Publics video:  February 21, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. This weekend his life and legacy got widespread media attention. […]

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LISTEN: Schanzer (Duke), Schake (Hoover Institution) & Billoo (CAIR) Debrief on the WH CVE Summit

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

via TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY and KQED (San Francisco) on FEBRUARY 19, 2015:  On Wednesday, February 18th more than 60 world leaders gathered at a White House summit to discuss how to counter violent extremism. In opening remarks, President Obama said we must discredit violent ideologies and find “…new ways to amplify the […]

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