Category: Americas

WATCH: Teen and Dad on Round-the-World Trip for Pakistan Charity Killed in Plane Crash

[ 0 ] July 24, 2014 |

Tragic story of Indiana father and son who were killed flying back from a round-the-world trip in their own plane to raise money for The Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit that builds schools in rural Pakistan. They raised more than $500,000. by COLLEEN CURRY for ABC NEWS on JULY 23, 2014:  A teenage boy from Indiana who […]

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Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Hate Crimes, Collective Punishment

[ 0 ] July 24, 2014 |

ING Releases Statement on Recent Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Attacks in France and U.S. by ING (STATEMENT via ING WEB SITE), week of JULY 20-25:  This past Sunday (July 20), the predominantly Jewish suburb of Sarcelles in Paris suffered attacks by rioters, reportedly mostly Arab and North African youth, according to The Allgemeiner, a New York-based Jewish […]

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Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

[ 1 ] July 22, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, for DUKE TODAY on JULY 22, 2014:  Omid Safi, (pictured) a prominent Islamic studies professor and scholar, joined the faculty of Duke this month as director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC). As the new William and Bettye Martin Musham Director for Islamic Studies, Safi will oversee DISC, […]

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Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

Above is coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict on July 21 on MSNBC’s Hardball. NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel gives a frank answer as to how much of a “pinpoint” operation the Israeli incursion into Gaza actually is. (If it doesn’t play CLICK HERE) by *JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 22, 2014 *updated July 24, 2014:  There’s […]

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FBI Entraps American Muslims in Terrorism Sting Operations (reports from Human Rights Watch, Columbia U, Al Jazeera)

[ 1 ] July 21, 2014 |

via AL JAZEERA on JULY 20, 2014:  Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations. Following the 9/11 attacks, the FBI set about to recruit a network of more than 15,000 informants. Al Jazeera’s investigative film tells the stories of three paid FBI informants who posed […]

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PEW: Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals Rated Warmly, Atheists and Muslims More Coldly

PEW: Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals Rated Warmly, Atheists and Muslims More Coldly

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

How Americans Feel About Religious Groups: Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals rated warmly, atheists and Muslims more coldly  by PEW RESEARCH RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE PROJECT on JULY 16, 2014:  Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. When asked to rate each group on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to […]

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It’s Not You, American Muslims, It’s Me (Haroon Moghul)

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

by HAROON MOGHUL for ISLAMIC MONTHLY on JULY 19, 2014:  President Obama has one shot left at a foreign policy milestone. Things haven’t otherwise been going his way. Something beyond pretty speeches and decisions he cannot justly claim responsibility for, like withdrawing from Iraq. And that something is Iran. If Obama can get a deal, […]

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From Ibrahim to Khalil: Healing Through the Flames, American Islam and Palestine/Israel (Omid Safi)

From Ibrahim to Khalil: Healing Through the Flames, American Islam and Palestine/Israel (Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

by OMID SAFI for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JULY 12, 2014:  When we look at the world today, we see a world on fire. When we look at the Muslim ummah, we see an ummah on fire. Palestine on fire. Iraq on fire. Syria on fire. Pakistan on fire. Myanmar on fire. Egypt on fire. […]

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U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least

U.S. Muslims Most Approving of Obama, Mormons Least

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

Relative rank order of religious groups stable throughout his presidency by JEFFREY M. JONES for GALLUP POLITICS on JULY 11, 2014:  PRINCETON, NJ — Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup […]

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Shalom Goldman on Qashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

Shalom Goldman on Qashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for PATHEOS on JULY 11, 2014:  A New Yorker cartoon of a few years back shows Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. Looking at Moses, one Israelite says to the other, “Well, he’s alright, but I wish he were a little more pro-Israel.” The leadership of American Jewish community organizations never has to worry about […]

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