Category: Islamic Theology & Law

Reasonable Accommodations & Minority Religious Freedom in the U.S. & Canada: What Have We Learned?

[ 0 ] January 26, 2015 |

“The term “Reasonable Accommodation” has emerged in the last decade as a major innovation in the legal and political culture of liberal democratic nation states. Facing growing ethnic and cultural diversity, resulting from migrations that transformed their socio-demographic maps, liberal societies confront the imperative of accommodating minorities that are ambivalent about integration into the “national […]

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Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

[ 0 ] January 23, 2015 |

Real Life Lessons from 2011’s “Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story” Set in Guantanamo Bay “Aaron and Ahmed” cover (Vertigo Comics) Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 23, 2015: In his 2011 review of the graphic novel Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story, set […]

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On Religion and Irreverance: Letter from an Old English Fart (by Olivier Tonneau)

[ 0 ] January 20, 2015 |

by OLIVIER TONNEAU for MEDIAPART on JANUARY 20, 2015:  Please tolerate my crude humour for I am French. This is in essence how I brushed aside the issue of Charlie Hebdo’s controversial style in my previous article. However, as I dislike monolithic characterizations of cultures, I would like to rephrase a debate that is actually […]

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The Duke Chapel Adhān and My Reflections (by Imam Adeel J. Zeb)

The Duke Chapel Adhān and My Reflections (by Imam Adeel J. Zeb)

[ 1 ] January 19, 2015 |

by Imam Adeel J. Zeb, Muslim Chaplain/Director of Muslim Life at Duke University, for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 19, 2015: In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, Most Merciful When I first received the news, rather the invitation, from someone in the Duke Chapel administration last semester to participate in the first ever call to […]

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Ehab Galal on “Arab TV-Audiences: Negotiating Religion and Identity” (Book Essay)

Ehab Galal on “Arab TV-Audiences: Negotiating Religion and Identity” (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] January 18, 2015 |

by EHAB GALAL for ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN on JANUARY 19, 2014: Scholarly interest in Arab media has increased dramatically over the past two decades, especially since the advent of the Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera in 1996, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the global conflicts that followed this tragedy. Arab media are increasingly seen as global […]

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WATCH: Omid Safi on Charlie Hebdo, Satire, and Islam in France (AJE, 1/13/15)

[ 0 ] January 15, 2015 |

via DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER YOUTUBE on JANUARY 14, 2015:  Charlie Hebdo’s first edition since an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes on Wednesday, featuring a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders praised as art but critics saw as a new provocation (Reuters) Omid Safi, Director of the Duke […]

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Paris Shootings: Reactions and Analyses by DISC Faculty (Lawrence, Safi, Schanzer)

Paris Shootings: Reactions and Analyses by DISC Faculty (Lawrence, Safi, Schanzer)

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015 |

Articles, audio, and video from the past week featuring Duke Islamic Studies Center scholars, compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 14, 2015:  Paris Shooting An Assault on Free Speech, Faculty Say Experts on Islam, terrorism react to Wednesday’s killing of 12 by STEVE HARTSOE for DUKE TODAY on JANUARY 7, 2015 :  Wednesday’s […]

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Muslims’ Mixed Response to New Mohammed Cover in Charlie Hebdo

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

by DANIEL BURKE, CNN RELIGION EDITOR, for CNN on JANUARY 13, 2015:  (CNN)It is a message of defiance, but also forgiveness — and many Muslims responded with similarly mixed emotions. A magazine cover depicting the Prophet Mohammed with a tear falling from his cheek, holding a sign that says, “Je suis Charlie,” the slogan that […]

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WATCH: Duke PhD Candidate Jeong Speaks on Key Chinese Muslim Figures in History

[ 0 ] January 12, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (DUKE UNIVERSITY) and COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES (DUKE UNIVERSITY) on JANUARY 12, 2014: Janice Hyeju Jeong, a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Duke University, talks about how the Council for European Studies helped expand her research on Islam in China, focusing on transnational interactions between Chinese Muslims and different parts […]

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LISTEN: After the Charlie Hebdo Attack: Bruce Lawrence on the Perception of Islam & Muslims

LISTEN: After the Charlie Hebdo Attack: Bruce Lawrence on the Perception of Islam & Muslims

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015 |

posted to SoundCloud by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, via WWL Radio Tommy Tucker show (New Orleans, Louisiana) on JANUARY 9, 2015:  Have your opinions on Muslims changed ? Tommy talks to Bruce Lawrence, a Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies at Duke University, about perception of Islam and Muslims after the January 2015 attack in Paris […]

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