Category: Americas

MIDDLE EAST AND IR SCHOLARS STATEMENT– The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: A Plus for Regional Stability

MIDDLE EAST AND IR SCHOLARS STATEMENT– The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: A Plus for Regional Stability

[ 0 ] August 27, 2015 |

statement accessed via NATIONAL IRANIAN COUNCIL on AUGUST 27, 2015: The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: A Plus for Regional Stability Statement from Middle East and International Relations Scholars The nuclear deal with Iran (The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – JCPOA) is a strong and positive step towards stabilizing the Middle East, beyond its undeniable […]

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Ms. Marvel Wins Hugo Award Amid Controversy

Ms. Marvel Wins Hugo Award Amid Controversy

[ 0 ] August 25, 2015 |

by HEIDI MACDONALD for COMICS BEAT on AUGUST 24, 2015:  The Hugo Awards, honoring the best in science fiction, were presented this weekend surrounded by a nebula of controversy. Amy Wallace has a lengthy write-up at Wired explaining everything, but the short version is… Well, there is no short version. The award nominations, which are open […]

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Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

[ 1 ] August 25, 2015 |

“The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, drafted by an international group of Islamic scholars, is a call based on Islamic teachings to cut greenhouse gas emissions and urges governments to agree on an ambitious deal during December’s Paris climate talks. It warns that the “current rate of climate change cannot be sustained, and the […]

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WATCH: Jerusha Lamptey & Robert Wright Discuss Islam, Pluralism, the Quran, and Muslima Theology

WATCH: Jerusha Lamptey & Robert Wright Discuss Islam, Pluralism, the Quran, and Muslima Theology

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

via ROBERT WRIGHT/MEANING OF LIFE.TV on APRIL 28, 2015/POSTED AUGUST 22, 2015: Guide to above video:  Why Jerusha doesn’t call her path to Islam a “conversion” 5:47 Jerusha: In Islam, science and belief are not in opposition 7:48 Constructing a Muslim feminist theology 10:07 Taqwa, the egalitarian idea of “God consciousness” 8:46 What the Koran […]

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Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

by IMAN SULTAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 24, 2015: Granada is renowned as the last stronghold of Andalusian Muslims before the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition descended on the entire peninsula and drove them out. It is the inspiration of teary poets reminiscing of the bygone Golden Age of the Muslim ummah, and the site […]

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LISTEN: Imam Zaid Shakir Interviewed about Islam and Domestic Abuse

[ 1 ] August 23, 2015 |

by IMAM ZAID SHAKIR on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Watch this exclusive Muslim Men Against Domestic Abuse (MMADA) interview with Imam Zaid Shakir on the problem of domestic abuse.   Imam Zaid Shakir is a co-founder, chairman of the board, and faculty member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. He was born in Berkeley, California and accepted […]

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FBI: Anti-Muslim Voices Fuel Increased Threat From Militias

[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

via BRIDGE INITIATIVE/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Militia groups across the country are setting their sights on American Muslims. Since 2013, domestic militias have monitored Islamic institutions, and plotted and advocated violence against Muslims in states as diverse as New York, Indiana, Alaska and South Carolina. In 2014, militias in Mississippi “discussed kidnapping and […]

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The Ashley Madison Hacks May Be a Matter of Life and Death for People in the Middle East

[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

by TOM ANA for MUFTAH on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Last month, the world’s leading online dating site for individuals seeking extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison, was the target of online hackers who claimed to have obtained the personal details of the site’s 37 million users. On August 18, exactly one month after the initial hack, it […]

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Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

Over 1,000 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

The list includes Angela Davis | Cornel West | Mumia Abu-Jamal | Talib Kweli | The Dream Defenders | Malcolm X Grassroots Movement | Organization for Black Struggle – St. Louis via BLACK SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE on AUGUST 19, 2015:  STATEMENT BELOW (also in Arabic): The past year has been one of high-profile growth for Black-Palestinian solidarity. […]

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Most Diverse Neighborhood in US Welcomes You in Alaska

Most Diverse Neighborhood in US Welcomes You in Alaska

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015 |

by JULIA O’MALLEY for AL JAZEERA AMERICA on AUGUST 9, 2015:  ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sai Lee owns a Hmong grocery on the main commercial strip of the Mountain View neighborhood in Anchorage, a long way from the refugee camp in Thailand where he was born. How did he end up in a town where snow […]

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