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Top Ten Articles of the Academic Summer (in ISLAMiCommentary)

Top Ten Articles of the Academic Summer (in ISLAMiCommentary)

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 27, 2014:  These were the top ten most-accessed original pieces on ISLAMiCommentary this summer. 1.Five Years Since ‘New Muslim Cool’, Hispanic Muslims Growing Segment of US Muslim Religious Culture (by Julie Poucher Harbin, Duke University)  2.Looking Beyond the Safety of the Hate Narrative (by Yakir Englander, Northwestern University) […]

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Robert Kaplan: Terrorism as Theater

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

by ROBERT KAPLAN for STRATFOR’S GLOBAL AFFAIRS WITH ROBERT KAPLAN on AUGUST 27, 2014:  The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much more than an altogether gruesome and tragic affair: rather, it was a very sophisticated and professional film production deliberately punctuated with powerful symbols. Foley […]

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WATCH– Anti-ISIS Propaganda on Iraqi TV: Iraqi Lion and Hawks Hunt Down ISIS Rats

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

via MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE on AUGUST 27, 2014:  In this anti-ISIS propaganda video, ISIS rats are seen crawling out of their holes and invading a town. Iraqi hawks, responding to the roar of the Iraqi lion, swoop down upon them. The hawks then turn into Iraqi fighter planes. — Related A video (released by the […]

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Imam Adeel Zeb Named Muslim Chaplain at Duke

Imam Adeel Zeb Named Muslim Chaplain at Duke

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by CHRIS HELTNE for DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014:  DURHAM, NC – Imam Adeel Zeb has been named Duke University’s new Muslim chaplain and director for the Center for Muslim Life, beginning Sept. 20. He succeeds Imam Abdullah Antepli, who is taking on a new role with the university. “I am thrilled to be […]

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Kadivar to Explore Iranian Culture, History at Duke and UNC with New Appointment

Kadivar to Explore Iranian Culture, History at Duke and UNC with New Appointment

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by ERIC FERRERI for DUKE TODAY on AUGUST 25, 2014:  Since he began working at Duke, Mohsen Kadivar has worked closely with faculty and students both on campus and down the road a bit at UNC-Chapel Hill. Both campuses boast small but well-regarded religious studies departments. When Kadivar joined Duke as a visiting professor in […]

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More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014:  Syria warned the United States on Monday not to extend its air war against radical Islamist militants into Syria. Bruce Jentleson, a former senior advisor to the US State Department and current public policy professor at Duke University says “a shift […]

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Freedom House: Azerbaijan’s Violent Crackdown on Human Rights Activists

Freedom House: Azerbaijan’s Violent Crackdown on Human Rights Activists

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by FREEDOM HOUSE (STATEMENT) on AUGUST 22, 2014:  In response to the brutal attack on Azerbaijani journalist and human rights activist Ilgar Nasibov, Freedom House issued the following statement: “The horrific physical assault on Ilgar Nasibov, a journalist, is the latest trauma in a rapidly and radically deteriorating human rights situation in Azerbaijan,” said David J. Kramer, […]

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The Military Diminishment of Judaism (by Shalom Goldman)

The Military Diminishment of Judaism (by Shalom Goldman)

[ 1 ] August 25, 2014 |

In our time, Judaism, in all of its magnificent complexity and subtlety, has been reduced to supporting “team Israel” — whatever its policies or methods. by SHALOM GOLDMAN for PATHEOS on AUGUST 20, 2014:  Yes, American Jews, according to the 2013 Pew study, retain a strong sense of distinct identity, despite their distancing themselves from […]

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Antisemitism and Salaita

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

via THE ACADEME BLOG and MICHAEL ROTHBERG’S WEBSITE on AUGUST 20, 2014:  The following letter by Michael Rothberg originally appeared on his website. Rothberg is the Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. He is the author of Traumatic […]

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Why Professors Should Disseminate their Knowledge and Share Opinions to Public Audiences (Mark Anthony Neal)

Why Professors Should Disseminate their Knowledge and Share Opinions to Public Audiences (Mark Anthony Neal)

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by KEVIN ANSELMO for EXPERIENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS on AUGUST 20, 2014:  Professors have a megaphone to the world. There are incredible opportunities for academics to communicate their knowledge with the general public through traditional and social media. While many don’t for various reasons, there are a number of professors who are doing this incredibly well. One […]

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