Category: Muslim Life & Culture

Israel’s Netanyahu Warns Against ‘Militant Islam’; Denounces UN Rights Council

Israel’s Netanyahu Warns Against ‘Militant Islam’; Denounces UN Rights Council

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on SEPTEMBER 29, 2014: From the podium of the General Assembly today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the world of the grave threat he said it faced from militant Islam’s desire to dominate the planet, be they Sunni extremists or Iran, defended Israel’s Gaza campaign as moral, and dubbed the […]

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Freedom of Expression for Some (by Haiyun Ma and I-wei Jennifer Chang)

Freedom of Expression for Some (by Haiyun Ma and I-wei Jennifer Chang)

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

Chinese academic given life in prison for Uyghur website while radical Han separatist and nationalist web site flourishes by HAIYUN MA and JENNIFER I-WEI CHANG for ISLAMiCommentary: The sentencing of a Uyghur economics professor, Ilham Tohti, on September 23 shocked many people including human rights groups and scholars of Xinjiang studies. Mr. Tohti, a critic […]

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WATCH: Mu(sick) — One Woman of Color’s Spoken Word Piece on Music, Race and Gender

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

posted to YouTube on November 30, 2012:  Muslim spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti performs a powerful spoken word piece on music, race, and gender. More  

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ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

[ 1 ] September 29, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on September 29, 2014: Though many months in the planning, ISLAMiCommentary officially launched in October 2012. An outgrowth of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project, this forum for public scholarship is thriving and continues to grow. A humble to thank you to all of our readers, Facebook, […]

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WATCH: Hollywood Producer Ahmos Hassan on Movies and US Muslims

[ 0 ] September 29, 2014 |

via ARAB FILM FESTIVAL on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  An extract from the documentary series featuring the Chairman of the MPAC Hollywood Bureau, Ahmos Hassan, Emmy-winning TV producer and manager.

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Omid Safi: Engaging in the Public Discussion on Islam

Omid Safi: Engaging in the Public Discussion on Islam

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

Duke alumnus returns to lead Islamic Studies Center by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014:  Omid Safi came to Duke two decades ago “a shy, geeky poor immigrant kid from Iran.” He returns now as a senior faculty member determined to repay a debt for allowing him “to dream dreams I didn’t […]

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American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN via AMERICAN VALUES ATLAS (2013 DATA), SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  Check out this new online atlas — The American Values Atlas — launched this year by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS). You can go to this site and  plug in the names of various religious affiliations and […]

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Rouhani Calls For United Front Against ‘False’ Muslims Killing in Name of Islam

Rouhani Calls For United Front Against ‘False’ Muslims Killing in Name of Islam

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

“The pain is made greater when these terrorists spill blood in the name of religion and behead in the name of Islam…They seek to keep hidden this incontrovertible truth of history that on the basis of the teachings of all divine prophets, from Abraham and Moses and Jesus to Mohammed, taking the life of a […]

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An American Jew in Palestine

An American Jew in Palestine

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

Steven Davidson’s summer taught him that peacetime and wartime in Palestine aren’t a whole lot different. by STEVEN DAVIDSON for THE (DUKE) CHRONICLE on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  HEBRON, Palestine—I recall the sermons in my religious services growing up. During the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, there were always calls for peace and prayers […]

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Uyghur Scholar/China Critic Ilham Tohti Sentenced to Life in Prison

Uyghur Scholar/China Critic Ilham Tohti Sentenced to Life in Prison

[ 0 ] September 23, 2014 |

  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 23, 2014:  ISLAMiCommentary, which has featured many stories about Tohti and the Uyghur plight, will have some scholarly analysis on this later. Meanwhile read/watch this below BBC News report: via BBC NEWS on SEPTEMBER 23, 2014: China jails prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life A court […]

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