by WHY ISLAM on NOVEMBER 17, 2011: Do Muslims celebrate Thanksgiving? What is the Islamic perspective on this American Holiday? The origin of Thanksgiving and the Native American Muslim roots? 877-Why-Islam Presents Sh. Abdullah Hakim Quick, a renowned scholar and historian, who presents the Islamic perspective on Thanksgiving.
Category: History and Anthropology
via DUKE CENTER JEWISH STUDIES on NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) discusses her father’s (Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel) legacy as a human rights activist and his archives, which have recently opened here at Duke in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in this lecture from 10/20/2014.
New Volume on “Islam in Nigeria” Tackles Boko Haram Insurgency & Historical and Contemporary Islamic Landscape
Academic publication introduces readers to the history of Islam in Nigeria, and tackles the Boko Haram insurgency; internal splits of the Salafi movement in Nigeria; dynamics generated by the mobilization for ‘political Sharia’ in the years 2000s; contemporary and varied Islamic movements and trends (Tijaniyya, Salafism, Shiism) that are the protagonists of a constant (and usually non-violent) […]
via WNYC/ON BEING on NOVEMBER 20, 2014: In a probing and personal conversation, Reza Aslan opens a refreshing window on religion in the world and Islam in particular. It’s a longer view of history and humanity than news cycles invite — certainly when it comes to the Arab Spring, or to ISIS.
by BRUCE JENTLESON for THE HILL on NOVEMBER 20, 2014: Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union, the term du jour was “post-Cold War world.” But this spoke more to what the world wasn’t than what it was. Sept. 11 did its own redefinition with terrorism central, but crowded out so […]
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 […]
WATCH: David Schanzer & Tim Nichols on Guantanamo and the Use of Interrogation in US Counterterrorism Efforts
The above Google Hangout was originally live-streamed on November 14, 2014 via RESPONDING TO 9/11 MOOC (COURSERA/YOUTUBE) on NOVEMBER 14, 2014: Guest speaker Tim Nichols (visiting professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University) spoke with Duke public policy professor and terrorism expert David Schanzer about the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and the use of interrogation […]
Genius Denied and Reclaimed: A 40-Year Retrospect on Marshall G.S. Hodgson’s “The Venture of Islam” (by Bruce Lawrence)
Bruce B. Lawrence celebrates Marshall Hodgson’s moral vision by BRUCE LAWRENCE for MARGINALIA (AT LA REVIEW OF BOOKS) on NOVEMBER 11, 2014: Marshall Hodgson was both a genius and a visionary. While he may have seemed to be just another university professor, at once restless, innovative, and genial, he was also an academic Übermensch with […]
Is anybody listening? by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 11, 2014: “Muslims in America and Europe say discrimination against them has seemed more pronounced after the Islamic State terrorists beheaded American and British journalists and aid workers. Hate-filled remarks on social media have also become more prevalent, especially since 9/11, when Facebook and Twitter […]