Category: Muslim Life & Culture

The PATRIOT Act Can’t Keep America Safe from Right-Wing Violence (by Charles Kurzman)

The PATRIOT Act Can’t Keep America Safe from Right-Wing Violence (by Charles Kurzman)

[ 0 ] May 27, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 27, 2015:  With the “USA PATRIOT Act” set to expire at the end of the month, you might expect supporters of domestic surveillance to tout the take-down of the biggest plot of violent extremism America has experienced so far this year. Not the plot by two men who […]

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Muslim Leaders Urge Govt to Crack Down on Trafficking of Rohingya Muslims

Muslim Leaders Urge Govt to Crack Down on Trafficking of Rohingya Muslims

[ 0 ] May 25, 2015 |

by LAWI WENG for THE IRAWADDY (NEWS SERVICE) on MAY 22, 2015:  RANGOON — Muslim community leaders in Arakan State have accused the Burmese government of failing to take action against human traffickers while neighboring countries crack down on the regional trade in humans, many of whom are Rohingya Muslims from Burma. A spokesman for […]

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WATCH: US Muslim Soldiers Honored on Memorial Day

WATCH: US Muslim Soldiers Honored on Memorial Day

[ 0 ] May 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 24, 2015:  Arlington Cemetery Gravestones Honor America’s Fallen Soldiers Of Every (And No) Faith (Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post, May 24, 2015) On Memorial Day we honor the men and women who have died in service for their country. At Arlington National Cemetery, these fallen soldiers lie side by […]

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Omid Safi: The Power of a Glance (for On Being)

Omid Safi: The Power of a Glance (for On Being)

[ 0 ] May 22, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MAY 22, 2015:  The Cappadocia region of Turkey looks like the landscape of the Flintstones. Something ethereal, something lunar, and somewhat otherworldly. There’s everything from natural hikes to hot air balloons to one of the oldest Christian monastic communities in the world. UNESCO has designated the collection of […]

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A House in Fez, A Home in Morocco

A House in Fez, A Home in Morocco

[ 0 ] May 19, 2015 |

Duke study abroad students read “A House in Fez” and find a temporary home in Morocco  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 19, 2015:  On May 16 eight Duke students arrived in Morocco — ready to embark on a six-week, two-course Duke in the Arab World (DAW) program in which they will “have the opportunity […]

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WATCH: Is the Movie “Zero Dark Thirty” CIA Propoganda? (Frontline)

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

via FRONTLINE/PBS on MAY 15, 2015:  The blockbuster movie, “Zero Dark Thirty” reflected the CIA’s narrative that “enhanced interrogations” — widely criticized as torture — were key in finding and killing Osama bin Laden. But is that the truth? Watch FRONTLINE’s full documentary “Secrets, Politics and Torture” detailing the CIA’s controversial interrogation program here:http://to.pbs.org/1PTEVQO  

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Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For (via Bridge Initiative/Georgetown U)

Here Are the (Many) Muslim Condemnations of ISIS You’ve Been Looking For (via Bridge Initiative/Georgetown U)

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

via THE BRIDGE INITIATIVE (at Georgetown University’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding) on APRIL 26, 2015:  EXCERPT: As part of an ongoing project that monitors and maps Muslims’ condemnations of terrorism, The Bridge Initiative offers this summary of Muslims’ condemnations of ISIS. It’s the most comprehensive catalog ever compiled. To date, we’ve identified condemnations from more than 80 […]

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Egypt Bans Ultras in Bid to Break Anti-Government Protests (by James Dorsey)

Egypt Bans Ultras in Bid to Break Anti-Government Protests (by James Dorsey)

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015 |

by JAMES DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER on MAY 16, 2015:  An Egyptian court has banned militant soccer fan groups or ultras as terrorist organizations in a bid to break the backbone of anti-government protests. The ruling at the request of Mortada Mansour, the controversial, larger than life president of Cairo’s […]

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Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

Carla Power on an Unlikely Friendship & Journey to the Heart of the Quran (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 15, 2015: Great journalists invite us to be companions with them on their journeys to extraordinary places. Carla Power offers such an invitation in her new book, If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey […]

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We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MAY 14, 2015:  My daughter’s favorite Muslim is not the Prophet. Malcolm X? Nope. Rumi? Not quite. Muhammad Ali? Alas. It is… it was… Zayn Malik. Formerly from One Direction. Or 1D, as the cool kids call it. This posed a somewhat serious problem for an anti-consumerist soul […]

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