Category: Americas

Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

[ 0 ] January 23, 2015 |

Real Life Lessons from 2011’s “Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story” Set in Guantanamo Bay “Aaron and Ahmed” cover (Vertigo Comics) Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 23, 2015: In his 2011 review of the graphic novel Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story, set […]

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Hundreds Attend First Public Adhan Outside Duke Chapel: Debate Sparked on Campus and Off

Hundreds Attend First Public Adhan Outside Duke Chapel: Debate Sparked on Campus and Off

[ 1 ] January 22, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 22, 2015: * updated on January 26, 2015 (scroll to the bottom for the latest pieces)  The following is a compilation of articles and opinions surrounding Duke’s first public call to prayer (adhan) for its Muslim community — held on the steps of the Duke Chapel on January […]

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The Duke Chapel Adhān and My Reflections (by Imam Adeel J. Zeb)

The Duke Chapel Adhān and My Reflections (by Imam Adeel J. Zeb)

[ 1 ] January 19, 2015 |

by Imam Adeel J. Zeb, Muslim Chaplain/Director of Muslim Life at Duke University, for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 19, 2015: In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful When I first received the news, rather the invitation, from someone in the Duke Chapel administration last semester to participate in the first ever call to […]

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Duke Announces Change to Friday’s Call-to-Prayer

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015 |

via DUKE TODAY (PRESS RELEASE) on JANUARY 15, 2015:  DURHAM, NC – Duke University has reconsidered a previously announced plan to present a traditional Muslim call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, campus officials said Thursday. The call to prayer, or “adhan,” which announces the start of a weekly jummah prayer service that has been held […]

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David Schanzer: France’s Steps Against Terror

David Schanzer: France’s Steps Against Terror

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015 |

by DAVID SCHANZER for THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER on JANUARY 14, 2015:  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls’ declaration that France is at war “against terrorism, against jihadism, [and] against radical Islam” will not have much practical impact on the battle against extremist ideologies. The distinguishing feature of war is the legal use of lethal force against […]

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Christy Lohr Sapp: At Duke Chapel, Welcoming Muslims With a Call to Prayer

Christy Lohr Sapp: At Duke Chapel, Welcoming Muslims With a Call to Prayer

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

by CHRISTY LOHR SAPP for the RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER on JANUARY 14, 2015:  With the recent attacks in Paris and Pakistan and renewed conflict in Nigeria, there is much negative press focused on parts of the Muslim world. From ISIS to Boko Haram to al-Qaida, Muslims in the media are portrayed as angry aggressors driven […]

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Muslim Students at Duke to Begin Weekly Call-to-Prayer from Duke Chapel Bell Tower

Muslim Students at Duke to Begin Weekly Call-to-Prayer from Duke Chapel Bell Tower

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

(for the first time) Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant a weekly call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower  by JAMES TODD for DUKE TODAY on JANUARY 15, 2015: DURHAM, NC – Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant a weekly call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower beginning Friday, […]

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Phil Bennett and Moises Naim on 21st-century Censorship (inc. Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey)

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media by PHIL BENNETT AND MOISES NAIM for COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW on JANUARY 5, 2015: Two beliefs safely inhabit the canon of contemporary thinking about journalism. The first is that the internet is the most powerful force disrupting the news media. The second is […]

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Muslims’ Mixed Response to New Mohammed Cover in Charlie Hebdo

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

by DANIEL BURKE, CNN RELIGION EDITOR, for CNN on JANUARY 13, 2015:  (CNN)It is a message of defiance, but also forgiveness — and many Muslims responded with similarly mixed emotions. A magazine cover depicting the Prophet Mohammed with a tear falling from his cheek, holding a sign that says, “Je suis Charlie,” the slogan that […]

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LISTEN: After the Charlie Hebdo Attack: Bruce Lawrence on the Perception of Islam & Muslims

LISTEN: After the Charlie Hebdo Attack: Bruce Lawrence on the Perception of Islam & Muslims

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015 |

posted to SoundCloud by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, via WWL Radio Tommy Tucker show (New Orleans, Louisiana) on JANUARY 9, 2015:  Have your opinions on Muslims changed ? Tommy talks to Bruce Lawrence, a Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies at Duke University, about perception of Islam and Muslims after the January 2015 attack in Paris […]

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