Category: Muslim Life & Culture

‘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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WATCH: Latest From Israeli PM Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal

WATCH: Latest From Israeli PM Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal

[ 0 ] July 27, 2014 |

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal told Charlie Rose of CBS News/PBS that while he is “ready to coexist” with Jews, Christians and Arabs,  “I do not want to live with a state of occupiers.” “We are not fanatics; we are not fundamentalists. We do not actually fight the Jews because they are Jews per se. We do not […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

[ 0 ] July 27, 2014 |

JULY 28, 2014:  Eid Mubarak from ISLAMiCommentary and the Duke Islamic Studies Center!  The Muslim community in America and around the world have been observing the month-long fast of Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is being marked at this time by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking. Related Statement by the President […]

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Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Hate Crimes, Collective Punishment

[ 0 ] July 24, 2014 |

ING Releases Statement on Recent Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Attacks in France and U.S. by ING (STATEMENT via ING WEB SITE), week of JULY 20-25:  This past Sunday (July 20), the predominantly Jewish suburb of Sarcelles in Paris suffered attacks by rioters, reportedly mostly Arab and North African youth, according to The Allgemeiner, a New York-based Jewish […]

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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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FBI Entraps American Muslims in Terrorism Sting Operations (reports from Human Rights Watch, Columbia U, Al Jazeera)

[ 1 ] July 21, 2014 |

via AL JAZEERA on JULY 20, 2014:  Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations. Following the 9/11 attacks, the FBI set about to recruit a network of more than 15,000 informants. Al Jazeera’s investigative film tells the stories of three paid FBI informants who posed […]

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PEW: Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals Rated Warmly, Atheists and Muslims More Coldly

PEW: Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals Rated Warmly, Atheists and Muslims More Coldly

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

How Americans Feel About Religious Groups: Jews, Catholics & Evangelicals rated warmly, atheists and Muslims more coldly  by PEW RESEARCH RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE PROJECT on JULY 16, 2014:  Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. When asked to rate each group on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to […]

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It’s Not You, American Muslims, It’s Me (Haroon Moghul)

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

by HAROON MOGHUL for ISLAMIC MONTHLY on JULY 19, 2014:  President Obama has one shot left at a foreign policy milestone. Things haven’t otherwise been going his way. Something beyond pretty speeches and decisions he cannot justly claim responsibility for, like withdrawing from Iraq. And that something is Iran. If Obama can get a deal, […]

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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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China to Uyghurs: Eat, Don’t Fast for Ramadan

China to Uyghurs: Eat, Don’t Fast for Ramadan

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014 |

by HAIYUN MA and I-WEI JENNIFER CHANG for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 15, 2014:    The common saying that “you are what you eat” suggests that food is closely tied to one’s social identity—and what one eats and when can often be key indicators of particular ethnic and/or religious traditions. Therefore, the gradual erosion of a […]

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