Category: Americas

WATCH: Carl Ernst on Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

WATCH: Carl Ernst on Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014 |

via YOUTUBE, MAY 7, 2014:  UNC-Chapel Hill Islamic Studies Professor Carl W. Ernst gave a talk this past Spring (May 7, 2014) called “Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World” at the International Council for Middle East Studies in Washington DC. It was the First Annual Ibrahim Abu-Rabi’ Commemorative Lecture of the International Council For Middle East Studies. […]

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American Muslim Thought Leaders Respond to #Ferguson

American Muslim Thought Leaders Respond to #Ferguson

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

Should Race be the Premier Civil Rights Issue for US Muslims ? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 18, 2014:  What Do #Ferguson, Anti-Black Racism, Muslim-Owned Liquor Stores, and Detroit Have to Do With Gaza? (by Hena Zuberi, Muslim Matters, August 15, 2014) 30% of American Muslims are Black. Every 28 hours a Black […]

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WATCH — Ziaddun Yousafzai: My Daughter Malala

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

via TED2014, filmed MARCH 2014:  Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in […]

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Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity (Shabana Mir)

Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity (Shabana Mir)

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on AUGUST 4, 2014:  In the post 9/11 era in which Muslims in America have increasingly felt under the surveillance of the state, media, and the larger society, how have female Muslim students on US college campuses imagined, performed, and negotiated their religious lives and identities? […]

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Israel Can’t Afford to Lose Jews Like Me (David Schanzer)

Israel Can’t Afford to Lose Jews Like Me (David Schanzer)

[ 7 ] August 8, 2014 |

by DAVID H. SCHANZER for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 8, 2014: Writing in the New York Times today, columnist Shmuel Rosner labeled non-Israeli liberal Jews that are becoming more estranged from modern day Israel, as “fair weather fans” that Israel both can and should ignore. He is dead wrong on both counts. I am far from […]

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WATCH — The Gaza Crisis: No Way Out?

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014 |

via BROOKINGS INSTITUTION on AUGUST 5, 2014:  On Tuesday, August 5, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a panel discussion examining the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the U.S. handling of the crisis, and the regional implications and influences. Whether or not the current ceasefire holds, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians […]

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Out of a Job (U of Illinois Revokes Job Offer to Prof. After Controversial Tweets)

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014 |

“The sources familiar with the university’s decision say that concern grew over the tone of his comments on Twitter about Israel’s policies in Gaza. While many academics at Illinois and elsewhere are deeply critical of Israel, Salaita’s tweets have struck some as crossing a line into uncivil behavior.” by SCOTT JASCHIK for INSIDE HIGHER ED […]

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At UN Assembly, Ban Ki-Moon Urges an End to ‘Senseless Cycle of Suffering’ in Gaza

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on AUGUST 6, 2014:  6 August 2014 – As the temporary ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza, senior United Nations officials today urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, and called on the 193 Member States to respond to calls for emergency humanitarian funding. In an informal meeting […]

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Younger US Adults Divided over Israel Response in Conflict with Hamas (Pew)

Younger US Adults Divided over Israel Response in Conflict with Hamas (Pew)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on JULY 28, 2014:  EXCERPT: There are broad demographic divides in views of Israel’s response to the conflict that go beyond party identification. By about two-to-one (40% to 22%), more whites consider Israel’s response to the current conflict about right than say it has gone too far. […]

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