Category: Human Rights & Gender

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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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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In Killing a Journalist, ‘ISIS Has Grossly Miscalculated,’ Says Military Expert

In Killing a Journalist, ‘ISIS Has Grossly Miscalculated,’ Says Military Expert

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 20, 2014:  Charlie Dunlap Jr, a professor of the practice at Duke Law School and executive director of Duke’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, said today that ISIS “has grossly miscalculated” in its execution of freelance journalist James Foley. Foley was abducted in northern Syria in […]

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Let’s Call ISIS “The Un-Islamic State” (Arsalan Iftikhar)

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

by ARSALAN IFTIKHAR for THE ISLAMIC MONTHLY on AUGUST 20, 2014:  Dear ISIS & Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, You are not “The Islamic State.” There is nothing Islamic about beheading foreign journalists, indiscriminately targeting religious minorities and instilling wanton terror within the general civilian population where your terrorist thugs operate. FULL ARTICLE Arsalan Iftikhar is an international […]

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Don’t BS the American People About Iraq, Syria, and ISIL (Brian Fishman)

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

by BRIAN FISHMAN for WAR ON THE ROCKS on AUGUST 20, 2014:  The apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a stark reminder of the group’s terrible brutality and the seriousness required to counter them. Unfortunately, much of the political discourse about the Islamic […]

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WATCH — Ziaddun Yousafzai: My Daughter Malala

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

via TED2014, filmed MARCH 2014:  Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in […]

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USIP Offers Strategic Peacebuilding Course (online)

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

via UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE, SUMMER/FALL 2014:  This course seeks to equip learners with the ability to build and utilize a more comprehensive and strategic approach to constructing a just peace. (October 6 – November 2) Instructor: George Lopez, Vice President of the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute […]

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New India PM Modi Talks Economy, Security, Women’s Safety, Growth, Communal Harmony, Foreign Relations.

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014 |

via FOREIGN POLICY (“SOUTH ASIA DAILY” E-ROUNDUP) on AUGUST 15, 2014:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister born in independent India, addressed the nation on India’s 68th Independence Day from New Delhi’s Red Fort on Friday (Livemint, Indian Express, NDTV, BBC). Unlike his predecessors, Modi gave an extempore speech without consulting notes […]

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Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity (Shabana Mir)

Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity (Shabana Mir)

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on AUGUST 4, 2014:  In the post 9/11 era in which Muslims in America have increasingly felt under the surveillance of the state, media, and the larger society, how have female Muslim students on US college campuses imagined, performed, and negotiated their religious lives and identities? […]

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