Category: Americas

WATCH: Classified Pages of a 9/11 Report May Implicate Key U.S. Ally (via PBS)

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

by JEFFREY BROWN for PBS NEWSHOUR on SEPTEMBER 11, 2014:  Thirteen years since September 11, 2001, some revelations of a joint congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks remain classified. But some lawmakers argue the secret pages reveal little about national security and a great deal about Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks. Lawrence Wright, whose […]

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American Muslims Reaffirm Fatwa Against Extremism

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

  via MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:   (Washington DC – 9/8/2014) – On Wednesday, Sept. 10, American Muslim Imams, leaders, and organizations will hold a national summit and press conference with national and regional community leaders. We have also invited law enforcement to the National Press Club to address the escalation […]

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Since 9/11, Fewer Americans Say Terrorism Top Problem (Gallup)

Since 9/11, Fewer Americans Say Terrorism Top Problem (Gallup)

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

Government and the economy most commonly cited problems now by REBECCA RIFKIN for GALLUP on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:  Four percent of Americans currently mention terrorism as the most important problem facing the U.S. Although low on an absolute basis, it is the highest percentage naming this issue since May 2010. Mentions of terrorism have been […]

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WATCH : President Obama Addresses the Nation on ISIL (plus analyses by Duke professors)

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 *UPDATED SEPTEMBER 11, 2014:  President Obama delivered an address to the nation on the threat posed by the terrorist group ISIL. — RELATED:  Several Duke professors participated in a live Twitter chat during President Obama’s speech tonight. In his address, the president explained to Americans his strategy for fighting […]

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WATCH LIVE AT 5p: Amb. Daniel Benjamin and Fran Townsend Discuss the Evolving Terrorist Threat (#DukeTerrorTalk)

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

TWEET ABOUT THIS LIVE-STREAMED TALK #DukeTerrorTalk or Tweet @DukeSanford and/or @ISLAMiComment via TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (Duke/UNC-Chapel Hill/RTI International consortium) on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:  The 2014 Robert R. Wilson Lecture this year is a discussion between two leading counterterrorism experts from the Bush and Obama administrations. Fran Townsend, former chair of the Homeland Security […]

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Yale University Chaplain Who Blamed Anti-Semitism on Israel Resigns

[ 1 ] September 9, 2014 |

by JEWISH NEWS SERVICE (via the website algemeiner) on SEPTEMBER 7, 2014:  JNS.org - Rev. Bruce M. Shipman, who recently came under fire for blaming the Israeli government for rising anti-Semitism in Europe, has resigned as priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale University. The Episcopal Church stated Sept. 4 that Shipman resigned “on his own initiative.” The Church did […]

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9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign For Anniversary Of Tragedy

9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign For Anniversary Of Tragedy

[ 0 ] September 9, 2014 |

by ANTONIA BLUMBERG for THE HUFFINGTON POST on SEPTEMBER 6, 2014:  Family members of September 11 victims are taking a stand against Islamophobia with a new bus ad campaign designed to promote religious tolerance and interfaith unity. “Islamophobia is not pretty,” the ad reads. “Let’s build bridges, not walls. Hate hurts, hope heals.” Sponsored by […]

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John Esposito on His Career, the Current State of IR Scholarship on Islam, the Rise of ISIS, and Islamophobia

John Esposito on His Career, the Current State of IR Scholarship on Islam, the Rise of ISIS, and Islamophobia

[ 0 ] September 9, 2014 |

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN ESPOSITO via E-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014:  John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, and Founding Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, […]

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WATCH: Hamza Yusuf — “When We Harm Peoples from Other Religions and Other Cultures, it Harms Our Religion”

[ 0 ] September 8, 2014 |

“When we harm people from other cultures and other religions, it harms our own religion” via YOUTUBE (via Dawud Israel’s channel) on SEPTEMBER 7, 2014:  Hamza Yusuf speaks on ISIS — from recent Malaysia Nur ala Nur Academys talks that were made public to everyone. — Hamza Yusuf is a president, cofounder, and senior faculty […]

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Take a Deep Breath and Build a Coalition to Confront ISIS (by David Schanzer and Tim Nichols)

Take a Deep Breath and Build a Coalition to Confront ISIS (by David Schanzer and Tim Nichols)

[ 2 ] September 8, 2014 |

by DAVID SCHANZER and LT. COL. TIM NICHOLS (U.S.M.C. RET.) for ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014: As people who have been studying and, at times, directly involved in, counter terrorism efforts in the U.S. since 9/11, we have been disappointed in the over-hyped public reaction to the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

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