Category: Middle East and North Africa

$206 Mn. to Hate Groups to Promote anti-Muslim Sentiment

$206 Mn. to Hate Groups to Promote anti-Muslim Sentiment

[ 0 ] June 25, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JUNE 22, 2016: The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and the Council on American Islamic Relations have jointly produced a new study on hatred of Muslims in the United States. As The Guardian notes, it finds 74 organizations promoting hatred of Muslims in the US, with […]

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‘Living in a State of Perpetual Trauma’: An American Child Psychiatrist on the Impact of the 2014 Attack on Gaza

‘Living in a State of Perpetual Trauma’: An American Child Psychiatrist on the Impact of the 2014 Attack on Gaza

[ 0 ] June 24, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with DR. BAHAR HASHEMI for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 24, 2016:  San Francisco Bay Area child psychiatrist Bahar Hashemi, MD, has been volunteering in Palestine for the past 10 years, mainly in Jerusalem and the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah. Following the seven-week Israeli military attack on Gaza […]

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LISTEN: Naming the Enemy (with John Esposito and Shadi Hamid)

[ 0 ] June 21, 2016 |

via INTERFAITH RADIO on JUNE 16, 2016: After the horrific Orlando shooting on June 12, media coverage quickly turned to reports that the killer was Muslim, and just as quickly, a political spat erupted over whether to attribute the attack to “radical Islam.” Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying he thinks the phrase plays […]

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Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

[ 0 ] June 20, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 20, 2016:  Has Nostra Aetate – the Catholic Church’s declaration on relations with non-Christian religions — stood the test of time? Passed by a wide margin at the Second Vatican Council and promulgated on October […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?

[ 0 ] June 17, 2016 |

Muslims around the world are fasting this month for Ramadan  via EMEL MEDIA:  Fasting from sunrise until sunset for 30 days certainly has a physical impact, but what really happens to your body when you fast? (emel media commissioned this video to find out: www.emel.com)

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WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

[ 0 ] June 15, 2016 |

via CNN on JUNE 14, 2016:  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama lit into Donald Trump Tuesday, turning the tables to make the impassioned case that Trump is the one who’s un-American. Obama’s extraordinary denunciation of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was about far more than a personal intervention on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the ugly […]

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LISTEN: Schanzer on the Attack in Tel Aviv and (unrelated) ISIS on the Defensive

LISTEN: Schanzer on the Attack in Tel Aviv and (unrelated) ISIS on the Defensive

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on OCTOBER 28, 2015: In the latest installment of On Security, Scott Briggaman speaks with Professor David Schanzer about the Terror attack in Tel Aviv and Netanyahu’s visit to the restaurant where the attack occurred. They also ISIS on the defensive in Sirte (Libya), Falluja (Iraq) […]

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The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

[ 3 ] June 12, 2016 |

by ALI OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 30, 2016:  In March 2016 Payam Feili, a young Iranian poet, took refuge in Israel because he faced persecution in his home country for being openly gay. Feili’s situation is not unique for many LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East. Homosexuality is a crime in nearly two dozen […]

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Ideologues in Charge in Israel: What Can Palestinians and Israeli Arabs Expect Next?

Ideologues in Charge in Israel: What Can Palestinians and Israeli Arabs Expect Next?

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 6, 2016: What does the latest political shift to the Right within Israel’s ruling coalition portend for Palestinians and Israeli Arabs ? Signaled by the May 26th appointment of two-time Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister, this shift to the Right is at present more symbolic than policy-oriented. But in a country where there […]

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LISTEN: Eid Mohamed on Images of America in the Middle East

LISTEN: Eid Mohamed on Images of America in the Middle East

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016 |

by KRISTIAN PETERSEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JUNE 2, 2016:  Edward Said’s 1978 book, Orientalism, dramatically shifted how people think about the production of knowledge and representations of the Other. His ideas have been championed and critiqued with dozens of books expanding his work on the construction of the East in western […]

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