Category: Muslim Life & Culture

The Super Survey: Two Decades of Americans’ Views on Islam and Muslims (via Georgetown U)

[ 0 ] April 30, 2015 |

via THE BRIDGE INITIATIVE (at Georgetown University’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding) on APRIL 30, 2015:  For the first time ever, two decades of major polling data on Americans’ views of Islam and Muslims has been analyzed to highlight trends and centralized in one study. The result? The Super Survey: Two Decades of […]

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Between Nepal and Baltimore (by Omid Safi)

Between Nepal and Baltimore (by Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] April 30, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on APRIL 30, 2015:  Nepal under rubbles. Pain in Baltimore. This week my heart kept being pulled into two earthquakes of human suffering: the earthquake in Nepal and the Baltimore uprising in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray. With Nepal, I find little use in theological speculation […]

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WATCH: Louis Yako on “Translating Occupation” (from Iraq to Camelot)

[ 0 ] April 29, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (AT DUKE UNIVERSITY) on APRIL 28, 2015 (taped April 15, 2015):  Louis Yako is an Iraqi-American poet, writer, and PhD student in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. The title of this lecture is based on an article by Yako published in OpenDemocracy (The Journey from Iraq to […]

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WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Members of the Nation of Islam (led now by Louis Farrakhan) were on the ground during the Ferguson protests last year and the Baltimore riots (last night) trying to help restore order. Here is an interview, taped this winter, with two professors who have studied former NOI leader Malcolm X.   This video was produced by […]

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Discovering Worlds Through Written Word (Q & A with Duke Prof. Abdul Sattar Jawad)

Discovering Worlds Through Written Word (Q & A with Duke Prof. Abdul Sattar Jawad)

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Iraq native Abdul Sattar Jawad teaches the cross-culture impact of literary works by APRIL DUDASH for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 27, 2015:  Name: Abdul Sattar Jawad Position: Professor of comparative literature, Duke Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Years at Duke: 10 What I do at Duke: I’m a literary author, and I’ve published 15 books on […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Jews, Reject Pamela Geller’s Anti-Muslim Venom

[ 0 ] April 27, 2015 |

by RABBI RICK JACOBS for NEW YORK DAILY NEWS on APRIL 27, 2015:  She’s back. Under the auspices of something deemed the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the infamous fearmonger Pamela Geller has reasserted provocative hatred onto New York City streets — with new anti-Muslim ads that could appear on city buses. “Killing Jews is worship […]

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PRRI: US Muslims More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage than White Evangelical Christians

PRRI: US Muslims More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage than White Evangelical Christians

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

42 % of US Muslims Favor or Strongly Favor Same-Sex Marriage; White Evangelical Protestants — 28% The most supportive major religious groups are Buddhists (84 percent), Jews (77 percent), and Americans who select “Other religion” (75 percent); additionally, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of the religiously unaffiliated also support same-sex marriage.  by ROBERT P. JONES, […]

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“Ms. Marvel” and ISLAMiCommentary Contributor A. David Lewis Among Eisner Award Nominees

“Ms. Marvel” and ISLAMiCommentary Contributor A. David Lewis Among Eisner Award Nominees

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 24, 2014:  ISLAMiCommentary contributor A. David Lewis, PhD, is one of six nominees for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best Scholarly/Academic Work category for American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).  His monthly ISLAMiCommentary columns “Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels” can be […]

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WATCH: One Student’s Language Journey in Tatar, Russian and Persian

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

via UNC GLOBAL:  Studying languages has taken Lily Herbert ’16 to places she never imagined she’d go. Herbert, who is from Raleigh, North Carolina, is majoring in global studies and geography. She’s studying Persian and Turkish on campus and has learned Tatar through a Foreign Language and Area Studies award. “Studying languages at UNC has […]

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