Category: Health & Environment

YEMEN UPDATE: 80% Need Urgent Aid; Thousands Killed, Injured; UNESCO World Heritage Site Damaged

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 12, 2015: The Battle for Aden : Insight, colour, context, detail. In this edition, war rips the heart out of old Aden as the warring parties in Yemen prepare for peace talks. (Iona Craig, From our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio) EXCERPT: “There is no rest here from this war, […]

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A Conversation on Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers at Guantanamo

[ 0 ] February 9, 2015 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 9, 2015:  As details of the treatment of U.S. prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention camp trickle out, a troubling pattern of ill treatment is emerging, according to experts at a recent Duke panel discussion. Panelists at the discussion, hosted by the Kenan Institute’s Human Rights Center, focused […]

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President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

The alarming rise in anti-Muslim bigotry in America was one of the top, if not the top issue  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 6, 2015:  Here is a selection of press releases and related commentary on the meeting from Muslim American groups and the White House. — by HODA ELSHISHTAWY for MPAC.ORG […]

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A View of the Investment Landscape in the GCC: Construction, e-Commerce, Defense, Healthcare, Education Attractive

A View of the Investment Landscape in the GCC: Construction, e-Commerce, Defense, Healthcare, Education Attractive

[ 0 ] December 10, 2014 |

via FUQUA IN THE MIDDLE EAST (BLOG) on DECEMBER 9, 2014:  Former Duke Fuqua student Mo Bississo, most recently with Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital, painted a detailed picture of the private equity and investment landscape in the Middle East in a recent Q & A for Fuqua’s Middle East region blog. Bississo talked about how the economic […]

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UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014 |

by JAMES GELVIN for INFORMED COMMENT on NOVEMBER 15, 2014:  Response to criticisms of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies The G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies (hereafter CNES) of UCLA is one of the oldest such centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest, currently […]

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Economy, Healthcare, Most Important Issues in Mid-Terms for US Muslims Surveyed (CAIR)

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 23, 2014:  69 percent of Muslim voters say they will go to polls on November 4 (WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/23/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a survey indicating that 69 […]

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Ebola & Immigrants and Muslims, Oh My! Operating the Fear Machine (by Rebecca Gordon)

[ 0 ] October 20, 2014 |

by REBECCA GORDON for INFORMED COMMENT on OCTOBER 17, 2014:  Like many people around the world, four-star Marine General John Kelley is really worried about Ebola. But he’s not worried about the more than 4,000 people who have died of the disease in western Africa. And he’s only tangentially worried about people dying in this country. […]

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WATCH: Ebrahim Moosa on Islamic Bioethics, Brain Death and Organ Transplants

WATCH: Ebrahim Moosa on Islamic Bioethics, Brain Death and Organ Transplants

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

via DAVIDSON COLLEGE, SEPTEMBER 2014:  Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and in the Department of History at Notre Dame, discussed “Islamic Bioethics: Recent Debates about Brain Death and Organ Transplants” in September 2014, at Davidson College. This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for […]

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WATCH: President Obama Addresses the United Nations General Assembly

WATCH: President Obama Addresses the United Nations General Assembly

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

scroll through to about 39:00 which is when the speech begins via WHITEHOUSE.GOV on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: President Obama addresses the UN General Assembly (above) READ TRANSCRIPT  — RELATED Addressing UN Assembly, US President urges cooperation to combat extremism, renew multilateral system (UN News Centre, September 24, 2014) 24 September 2014 – With the world […]

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Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

[ 1 ] September 16, 2014 |

Columbia University graduate student Sarah Wall interned this summer at a youth center in Indonesia where sexual education and reproductive services were administered to at-risk teens by SARAH WALL for ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014: Would you be surprised to see a devout Muslim female coworker tenderly embrace a transgender woman in a green, sparkly […]

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