Category: Muslim Life & Culture

WATCH/FOLLOW: American Muslims United Against Violent Extremism

WATCH/FOLLOW: American Muslims United Against Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

MPAC Presents Safe Spaces Campaign to Prevent Violent Extremism compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) PRESS ADVISORY on AUGUST 27, 2014:  (Los Angeles – 8/27/2014) – On Thursday, Aug. 28, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) held a press conference with law enforcement officials and national community leaders at […]

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What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

What the Jihadists Who Bought ‘Islam For Dummies’ on Amazon Tell Us About Radicalisation

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014 |

by MEHDI HASAN for HUFFINGTON POST UK on AUGUST 21, 2014:  Can you guess which books the wannabe jihadists Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed ordered online from Amazon before they set out from Birmingham to fight in Syria last May? A copy of Milestones by the Egyptian Islamist Sayyid Qutb? No. How about Messages to […]

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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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Imam Adeel Zeb Named Muslim Chaplain at Duke

Imam Adeel Zeb Named Muslim Chaplain at Duke

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by CHRIS HELTNE for DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014:  DURHAM, NC – Imam Adeel Zeb has been named Duke University’s new Muslim chaplain and director for the Center for Muslim Life, beginning Sept. 20. He succeeds Imam Abdullah Antepli, who is taking on a new role with the university. “I am thrilled to be […]

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Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisia’s Domed Architecture

Fun New Murals by ROA Utilize Tunisia’s Domed Architecture

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014 |

  by CHRISTOPHER JOBSON for COLOSSAL on AUGUST 1, 2014:  Belgian street artist ROA (previously) is currently in Tunisia along with 150 other participating artists for Galerie Itinerrance’s Djerbahood open air museum project in Djerba, Tunisia. The artist cleverly took advantage of the many domed buildings in the city for several of his monochromatic spray paint […]

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WATCH: Carl Ernst on Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

WATCH: Carl Ernst on Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014 |

via YOUTUBE, MAY 7, 2014:  UNC-Chapel Hill Islamic Studies Professor Carl W. Ernst gave a talk this past Spring (May 7, 2014) called “Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World” at the International Council for Middle East Studies in Washington DC. It was the First Annual Ibrahim Abu-Rabi’ Commemorative Lecture of the International Council For Middle East Studies. […]

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American Muslim Thought Leaders Respond to #Ferguson

American Muslim Thought Leaders Respond to #Ferguson

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

Should Race be the Premier Civil Rights Issue for US Muslims ? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 18, 2014:  What Do #Ferguson, Anti-Black Racism, Muslim-Owned Liquor Stores, and Detroit Have to Do With Gaza? (by Hena Zuberi, Muslim Matters, August 15, 2014) 30% of American Muslims are Black. Every 28 hours a Black […]

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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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Introducing “Muslim Med Student” Blog…

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on AUGUST 18, 2014:  A colleague recently brought the blog “Muslim Med Student” to my attention. Here is what’s on the “About” page: I’m a twenty-something, male, Muslim, Pakistani-American med student. I’ve been called the “poster child” for brown kids, the stereotype that every immigrant mother dreams her child will live up to. Unfortunately, […]

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WATCH: “Haifa’s Answer – Coexistence in Israel” (independent film 2013)

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014 |

“In this difficult moment for Palestine and Israel, the film that I have realized with Roberto Cipriani on coexistence in Haifa, and the role of the Arab and Jewish civil society engaged in the dialogue, might be helpful and might bring a different perspective.The title is: “Haifa’s answer. A film on coexistence in Israel”.” — […]

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