Category: Themes

WATCH: Egyptian Puppet Abla Fahita’s Music Video is YouTube Hit

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

Song is available on iTunes: http://goo.gl/G4vy3l Official Music Video, starring Hassan El Shafei and puppet Abla Fahita, for song “Mayestahlushi.” The song is released by Basement Records,and was directed by Ali Ali. الفيديو الرسمي لأغنية مايستهلوشي – حسن الشافعي مع ابلة فاهيتا by HALA SAFWAT for AHRAM ONLINE on JULY 30, 2014:  A music video co-starring […]

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About a Girl: To ‘Liesel’ in Gaza…

About a Girl: To ‘Liesel’ in Gaza…

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

by ROBIN KIRK for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 30, 2014: Of all of the images of the destruction being visited upon Gaza and Israel, why did the picture of a girl retrieving her books from the rubble stop me cold? The image was originally posted, as far as I can tell, by the Palestinian Information Center […]

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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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Sally Howell on ‘Old Islam in Detroit’ (Book Q & A)

Sally Howell on ‘Old Islam in Detroit’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by *JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on July 29, 2014:  Muslims have a long and rich history in Greater Detroit, Michigan, but it has not been thoroughly documented – until now. Sally Howell brings this history to life in her new book out next month — Old Islam […]

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‘Qahera’ Webcomic Creator Deena Mohamed Talks Superheroes, Gaza, and Women

‘Qahera’ Webcomic Creator Deena Mohamed Talks Superheroes, Gaza, and Women

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 29, 2014: Deena Mohamed, a nineteen-year-old Egyptian graphic design student, does more than draw or doodle: She is creating a legend. Based partially on her own and her friends’ experiences within Egyptian culture, Mohamed chose to combat sexism […]

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In US, Hamas Seen as More to Blame Than Israel for Current Violence (Pew)

In US, Hamas Seen as More to Blame Than Israel for Current Violence (Pew)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

Deep Partisan Divide in Reactions to Mideast Fighting by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on JULY 28, 2014:  As fighting continues to rage in Gaza amid calls for a cease-fire, about twice as many Americans say Hamas (40%) as Israel (19%) is responsible for the current violence. Just a quarter (25%) believe […]

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How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

by REBECCA STEIN for MONDOWEISS on JULY 24, 2014:  Is Israel losing the media war? In the last few days, as Israel continues its bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian death tolls continues to mount, this question has consumed the global media. And most have agreed: in the age of social media, with […]

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WATCH: Latest From Israeli PM Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal

WATCH: Latest From Israeli PM Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal

[ 0 ] July 27, 2014 |

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal told Charlie Rose of CBS News/PBS that while he is “ready to coexist” with Jews, Christians and Arabs,  “I do not want to live with a state of occupiers.” “We are not fanatics; we are not fundamentalists. We do not actually fight the Jews because they are Jews per se. We do not […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

[ 0 ] July 27, 2014 |

JULY 28, 2014:  Eid Mubarak from ISLAMiCommentary and the Duke Islamic Studies Center!  The Muslim community in America and around the world have been observing the month-long fast of Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is being marked at this time by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking. Related Statement by the President […]

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ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Causes Domino Effect Across Syria as Militias Jockey for Power in One of Syria’s Deadliest Weeks

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

Across Multiple Fronts, Syria Records One of Its Deadliest Weeks Ever: As the global spotlight shifted to Gaza, the past month has been particularly deadly in Syria. Why? by KAREN LEIGH for SYRIA DEEPLY on JULY 24, 2014:  Last week, 700 people died in two days in Syria, in what has been described as the […]

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