Category: Islamic Theology & Law

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

[ 0 ] 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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Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014 |

More Prioritize Security over Civil Liberties in Anti-Terror Policies by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: EXCERPT: The public has become more worried about Islamic extremism. Six-in-ten (62%) are very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism around the world, which is the largest share dating back to 2007. […]

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American Muslims Reaffirm Fatwa Against Extremism

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

  via MUSLIM PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:   (Washington DC – 9/8/2014) – On Wednesday, Sept. 10, American Muslim Imams, leaders, and organizations will hold a national summit and press conference with national and regional community leaders. We have also invited law enforcement to the National Press Club to address the escalation […]

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Ella Lipin: Understanding ISIS’s Apocalyptic Appeal

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

by ELLA LIPIN for COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (MIDDLE EAST MATTERS BLOG) on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:  President Barack Obama’s expected announcement today of a long-term military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) follows an unusually grizzly few months of territorial conquest and seemingly barbaric behavior. To the outside world, this period […]

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John Esposito on His Career, the Current State of IR Scholarship on Islam, the Rise of ISIS, and Islamophobia

John Esposito on His Career, the Current State of IR Scholarship on Islam, the Rise of ISIS, and Islamophobia

[ 0 ] September 9, 2014 |

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN ESPOSITO via E-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014:  John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, and Founding Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, […]

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WATCH: Hamza Yusuf — “When We Harm Peoples from Other Religions and Other Cultures, it Harms Our Religion”

[ 0 ] September 8, 2014 |

“When we harm people from other cultures and other religions, it harms our own religion” via YOUTUBE (via Dawud Israel’s channel) on SEPTEMBER 7, 2014:  Hamza Yusuf speaks on ISIS — from recent Malaysia Nur ala Nur Academys talks that were made public to everyone. — Hamza Yusuf is a president, cofounder, and senior faculty […]

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Amina Wadud: Muslim Separatists and The Idea of an “Islamic” State

Amina Wadud: Muslim Separatists and The Idea of an “Islamic” State

[ 0 ] September 8, 2014 |

Since the horrible events in the US on September 11th 2001 I have experienced an overwhelming tendency of Muslim apologia. Any time anyone who identifies as Muslim commits horrific acts, Muslim civil organizations and community leaders have been quick to not to condone these acts. Sometimes they use the language “this is not Islam”. This […]

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Putting the ‘Hero’ back in ‘Superhero’: How the Muslim Superhero Can Save the Genre

Putting the ‘Hero’ back in ‘Superhero’: How the Muslim Superhero Can Save the Genre

[ 0 ] September 5, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 5, 2014: Muslims don’t present a problem for superhero comics. They present a solution. A previous installment of “Comics & Dialogue” addressed an apparent awkwardness for Muslims as superhero characters. How could they fulfill the generic role of […]

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WATCH: Are Muslims Being Portrayed Unfairly?

[ 0 ] September 5, 2014 |

via CNN on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014:  Does Islam lend itself to extremism, and have muslims been vocal enough in condemning the violence? Our panel weighs in. **panelists included Lisa Bloom (legal analyst), Marc Lamont Hill (political commentator), Ben Ferguson (Ben Ferguson show). If video above doesn’t play watch: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/09/04/ctn-muslim-extremism-panel.cnn.html  

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MUST SEE: Illustrations Inspired by Political Controversy (At UNC through 10/31)

MUST SEE: Illustrations Inspired by Political Controversy (At UNC through 10/31)

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

by ANITA RAO & FRANK STASIO for WUNC’S “THE STATE OF THINGS” on AUGUST 28, 2014:  When Kuwaiti artist and graphic designer Mohammad Sharaf gets angry, he creates art. His illustrations touch on topics ranging from women’s rights in the Middle East, and Kuwaiti social politics to specific current events, like Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to allow women to drive motorcycles […]

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