Category: Muslim Life & Culture

A New Easter Tradition: Eggs With a Turkish Flavor

A New Easter Tradition: Eggs With a Turkish Flavor

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014 |

by DR. LACHIN HATEMI for FOUNDATION FOR PLURALISM on APRIL 19, 2014:  A fascination with eggs and their perfect form inspired Peter Carl Fabergé, who was a renowned jeweler and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court. Fabergé created a total of 50 Imperial Easter Eggs for Russian emperors from 1885 to 1917, which became an Easter […]

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What Makes Jerusalem So Holy? (BBC)

What Makes Jerusalem So Holy? (BBC)

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014 |

by ERICA CHERNOFSKY for BBC NEWS on APRIL 17, 2014:  While Christians around the world are enjoying the Easter holiday, Jews everywhere are celebrating the holiday of Passover – a convergence of festivals which traditionally sees a surge in pilgrims to Jerusalem. The BBC’s Erica Chernofsky takes a closer look at why this city is […]

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Happy British Muslims

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

via MPAC (FACEBOOK PAGE) on APRIL 16, 2014: Have you seen The Honesty Policy’s popular remake of singer Pharrell Williams’ hit song, “Happy”? The video showcasing diverse “happy British Muslims” has received almost 200,000 views in one day! The group released a statement explaining why they created the “Happy” video stating: “We Brits have a bad […]

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WATCH LIVE April 17-19: 5th Annual Conference on the Study of Islamophobia (UC Berkeley)

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

via UC BERKELEY:  2014 Theme: Latent and Manifest Islamophobia: Multimodal Engagements with the Production of Knowledge (WATCH LIVE HERE and ABOVE; Friday April 19′s session begins at 11:30a PACIFIC TIME and GOES UNTIL 5:45p– SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULE) Join us free of charge for the Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference April 17-19, 2014 on the legendary Berkeley campus, the location with […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Security, Civil Liberties, and Community Partnerships in Focus This Week

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 17, 2014:  National security, the extent of the threat of homegrown terrorism in our cities, and tensions between law enforcement policies and civil liberties came into sharp focus this week. Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, allegedly committed by brothers radicalized by […]

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US Press Declines to Call White Terrorism in Kansas, Nevada, White Terrorism (Juan Cole)

US Press Declines to Call White Terrorism in Kansas, Nevada, White Terrorism (Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on APRIL 14, 2014:  My Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others, judging by the Facebook shares, must be among the more popular pieces I have ever written. It keeps being proven correct by American journalism every day. I get hot under the collar thinking about all the effort the […]

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Spring 2014 Issue “Islamophobia Studies Journal” Published

Spring 2014 Issue “Islamophobia Studies Journal” Published

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

via UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR RACE & GENDER, SPRING 2014:   The Islamophobia Studies Journal (ISJ) is a bi-annual publication that focuses on the critical analysis of Islamophobia and its multiple manifestations in our contemporary moment.  ISJ is an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual academic journal that encourages submissions that theorizes the historical, political, economic, and cultural […]

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Cassandra’s Curse: No True Allies for Egyptian Women

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

by NESREEN SALEM for TAHRIR INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE EAST POLICY on MARCH 28, 2014:  Cassandra, the legendary princess of Troy whose name meant “she who entangles men,” was a beautiful woman. So beautiful was she, in fact, that the Greek god Apollo wanted her for himself. In order to seduce her, he granted her the gift […]

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Zain Abdullah: A Muslim’s Search for Meaning

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

by ZAIN ABDULLAH for HARVARD DIVINITY BULLETIN (WINTER/SPRING 2014. VOL. 42, Nos. 1 & 2):  THE FIRST TIME I heard about “bad” Muslims was well before President George W. Bush made his announcements after 9/11.1Three years later, Mahmood Mamdani pegged the idea to his book, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim.2 But, for me, it was in 1970. The American […]

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Abdullah Antepli: Hats Off to Brandeis University !

Abdullah Antepli: Hats Off to Brandeis University !

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

by ABDULLAH ANTEPLI for DUKE CHRONICLE/HUFFINGTON POST on APRIL 10, 2014:  Last Monday morning, I read with disbelief and dismay that Brandeis University was scheduled to honor Ayan Hirsi Ali by awarding her an honorary degree as part of their commencement ceremony at the end of this academic year. My incurable optimism even made me […]

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