Category: Muslim Life & Culture

Christmas and Muslims?

Christmas and Muslims?

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on DECEMBER 19, 2014:  Here’s  how some Muslims are approaching, thinking about, and even observing Christmas and the Christmas season around the world. WATCH: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Jaffa Mark the Beginning of the Christmas Season (The Jerusalem Post, December 2014): EXCERPT: Arab Christians in the Israeli […]

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WATCH: All About That Paste (parody)

WATCH: All About That Paste (parody)

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

via REMY on NOVEMBER 26, 2014:  Fans of authentic hummus know what it’s REALLY all about (hint: it’s not bass…) Hope you enjoyed this parody!  Thank you for all your support! Please keep in touch! http://www.twitter.com/goremy https://www.facebook.com/pages/GoRemy… Original song by Megan Trainor.  Parody lyrics by Remy.  Music tracks and background vocals by Ben Karlstrom. LYRICS: […]

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Activists Hold Mass at the Barrier Blocking Bethlehem

Activists Hold Mass at the Barrier Blocking Bethlehem

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014 |

by RYAN RODRICK BEILER for ON FAITH on DECEMBER 11, 2014:  If the wise men came to Bethlehem today, they might have a hard time reaching the Christ child. As one popular satirical Christmas card purportedly by the British street artist Banksy depicts, the magi might now find their way blocked by the Israeli separation barrier […]

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WATCH: Left of Black with Neo Muyanga and Khadija Patel

[ 0 ] December 16, 2014 |

by MARK ANTHONY NEAL for LEFT OF BLACK on DECEMBER 15, 2014:  Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio by WISER-Duke writing fellows Neo Muyanga and Khadija Patel. Muyanga is a composer and musician who is working on a new libretto. Patel is a Muslim journalist and blogger writing about the Johannesburg suburb, Mayfair. […]

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The Attack in Australia, and a Show of Interfaith Solidarity with that Nation’s Muslims (a compilation)

The Attack in Australia, and a Show of Interfaith Solidarity with that Nation’s Muslims (a compilation)

[ 0 ] December 15, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 15, 2014:  A hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia has ended after a 17-hour siege by a lone gunman of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in the city’s central business district. Various media were reporting that the gunman is Man Haron Monis — an Iranian-born refugee and self-described cleric who’s been in […]

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James Longley’s “Kabul, Afghanistan” Exhibit Open at the Power Plant Gallery (12/9/14-2/20/15)

James Longley’s “Kabul, Afghanistan” Exhibit Open at the Power Plant Gallery (12/9/14-2/20/15)

[ 0 ] December 15, 2014 |

“Jada-e-Maiwand, a vibrant neighborhood near the center of old Kabul, was a scene of fierce fighting and destruction during Afghanistan’s civil war. Twenty years later, the area remains only partially rebuilt: mud-brick homes flank open sewers, market stalls spill over from broad avenues, and winding alleyways reveal blacksmiths, corner grocers, bolani mongers, and bakers impaling […]

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WATCH: Elif Shafak– The Politics of Fiction

WATCH: Elif Shafak– The Politics of Fiction

[ 0 ] December 15, 2014 |

Elif Shafak has a new book out called “The Architect’s Apprentice” — “an exuberant tale of a young boy’s twisting fortunes in 16th-century Istanbul” which “conveys deeper truths about human experience.” (reviewed by Rebecca Abrams in The Financial Times). Watch Shafak’s 2010 TED Talk above.  via TED, JULY 2010:  Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them […]

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WATCH: Spiderman’s New Nemesis — Cairo Living

[ 0 ] December 12, 2014 |

via BBC TRENDING on DECEMBER 12, 2014:  He’s used to beating all challenges and challengers, but life’s become tough for Spider-Man – he’s now a toktok driver negotiating the busy streets of Cairo. This imagining is the work of a young Egyptian photographer, Hossam Atef, 20, whose photos of an actor in the superhero’s costume […]

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A Sin-Sick Soul in Need of Redemption (by Omid Safi)

A Sin-Sick Soul in Need of Redemption (by Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] December 11, 2014 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on DECEMBER 11, 2014:  Blow after blow, it comes. The violence all around. In Ferguson, Michael Brown’s body bleeds on the ground for hours. Hands up. Don’t shoot. Eric Garner is choked to the death by the very police force sworn to protect us. I can’t breathe. Tamir Rice, […]

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WATCH: Moazzam Begg on the CIA Torture Report and the Outsourcing of Torture to Arab States

WATCH: Moazzam Begg on the CIA Torture Report and the Outsourcing of Torture to Arab States

[ 0 ] December 11, 2014 |

Following on from a damning report on “harsh interrogation techniques” used by the CIA, CAGE’s Moazzam Begg, talks to Sky News Tonight about his experiences of torture at the facility. by TOM FINN for MIDDLE EAST EYE on DECEMBER 10, 2014:  On Tuesday Mozzam Begg, a British Pakistani citizen and former Guantanamo bay detainee, was […]

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