Category: Human Rights & Gender

Charles J. Dunlap, Jr: Will ‘Lawfare’ Define the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?

Charles J. Dunlap, Jr: Will ‘Lawfare’ Define the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?

[ 0 ] July 31, 2014 |

“Of all the laws of armed conflict, the most basic is the requirement that belligerents distinguish between combatants and civilians and attack only the former. Accordingly, in the present conflict, Hamas and Israel have sought to assign the other blame for the rising numbers of civilian casualties in an obvious effort to convince world opinion […]

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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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‘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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Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

Above is coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict on July 21 on MSNBC’s Hardball. NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel gives a frank answer as to how much of a “pinpoint” operation the Israeli incursion into Gaza actually is. (If it doesn’t play CLICK HERE) by *JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 22, 2014 *updated July 24, 2014:  There’s […]

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Looking Beyond the ‘Safety’ of the Hate Narrative

Looking Beyond the ‘Safety’ of the Hate Narrative

[ 0 ] July 18, 2014 |

Northwestern University Professor and Vice President of Kids4Peace International Yakir Englander on the Urgency of Deeper Healing in Israel/Palestine by Yakir Englander for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 18, 2014: Serious illness calls for first aid, then sometimes surgery, followed by healing the source of the disease. If you ask which is most important, I’d say you can’t have one […]

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WATCH: Vice News Speaks to Abu Khdeir’s Father — “I Don’t Ask for Revenge”

[ 0 ] July 17, 2014 |

by DANNY GOLD for VICE NEWS on JULY 16, 2014:  On the night of July 2, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a 16-year old Palestinian from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, was abducted and killed by a group of right-wing extremist Israelis. The attack was in apparent retaliation for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli […]

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Laïcité, French Hypocrisy, and the ECHR Ruling on the Niqab (Claudia Koonz)

Laïcité, French Hypocrisy, and the ECHR Ruling on the Niqab (Claudia Koonz)

[ 1 ] July 10, 2014 |

If the French nation is truly secular, why does it not purge its Catholic national favoritism? After all, only about 20 percent of all French people consider themselves devout.   by CLAUDIA KOONZ for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 10, 2014:  The recent European Court of Human Rights decision to uphold the French ban against niqabs (full-faced veils, showing only […]

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‘Never Wholly Other’: The Qur’an and Religious Pluralism in America (Jerusha Lamptey)

‘Never Wholly Other’: The Qur’an and Religious Pluralism in America (Jerusha Lamptey)

[ 1 ] July 9, 2014 |

by JERUSHA T. LAMPTEY for ISLAMiCommentary on July 9, 2014: In the United States, interreligious collaboration has grown substantially in the last decade. While not triggered by September 11th, the horrific tragedy and trauma of that day certainly increased awareness of the need for interreligious collaboration. This has led to many interfaith dialogues aimed at […]

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