via COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES/JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on SEPTEMBER 29, 2014: Steffen Kaupp, a Duke PdD student in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, outlines his research on Turkish-German satire and his interdisciplinary work with the Duke University Council for European Studies.
Category: Muslim Life & Culture
by REBECCA GORDON for INFORMED COMMENT on OCTOBER 17, 2014: Like many people around the world, four-star Marine General John Kelley is really worried about Ebola. But he’s not worried about the more than 4,000 people who have died of the disease in western Africa. And he’s only tangentially worried about people dying in this country. […]
Omid Safi: Love and Justice in an Age of Empire; American Muslims, America and the Civil Rights Movement
via AICUSA (AMERICAN ISLAMIC COLLEGE) on OCTOBER 14, 2014: Dr. Omid Safi delivered this lecture at the American Islamic College on October 7, 2014: “Love and Justice in an Age of Empire: American Muslims, America, and the Civil Rights Movement” Safi is Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center. (Dr. Safi starts speaking at 01:11) […]
via COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES/JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Tom Cinq-Mars, a Duke PhD student in the History Department, outlines his research on the Druzhba oil pipeline’s impact on Russia’s (Muslim) Tatar populations and his interdisciplinary work with the Council for European Studies.
So much for ‘Invisible’ Indonesia: Joko Widodo will be inaugurated as the new president of Indonesia on October 20, carrying with him the hopes of his nation and the world. (Above) Indonesian journalist/human rights activist Ahmady speaks with UNC-Chapel Hill geography professor Christian Lentz about the latest developments in Indonesia. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary […]
by RAWAN YAGHI for THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA on OCTOBER 14, 2014: Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh — the Palestinian checkered scarf — on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown. […]
via REAL CLEAR POLITICS/MSNBC on OCTOBER 13, 2014: MSNBC’s Touré: To think that we have a problem with global Islam and that it’s okay to be afraid when we encounter one of the 2 million American Muslims, well that’s just mental laziness. Demanding Muslims prove they’re not supportive of murderers is bizarre. We can deplore homophobia and […]
Gays & Lesbians, Muslims, Top List of Groups Perceived by Americans to Face ‘A Lot of Discrimination’
via PEW RESEARCH CENTER (“Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning”) on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014: EXCERPT: Nearly six-in-ten Americans (59%) say they think Muslims face a lot of discrimination in the U.S. today. Far fewer think other religious groups – including Jews (32%), evangelical Christians (31%), atheists (27%) and Catholics (19%) – face a lot of discrimination. […]
ISLAMiCommentary editor’s note: There seems to be no end to controversies and misunderstandings surrounding veiling. Here is a Q & A with Islamic studies professor Sahar Amer on her new book “What is Veiling” followed by an op-ed she wrote for the online journal “The Conversation” on debates on veiling in Australia. Amer also did […]
by MARCIA Z. NELSON and JANA RIESS for PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on OCTOBER 3, 2014: One rarely uses the term booming in publishing these days, but it’s fair to say that academic publishing about Islam is doing just that. New books are diverse in subject matter and house of origin, as this major religion’s world-shaping influence is […]