Category: Politics & Current Events

At Moroccan University, Duke Students, Professor, Discuss the Academy’s Influence on Policy

At Moroccan University, Duke Students, Professor, Discuss the Academy’s Influence on Policy

[ 0 ] June 29, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 28, 2016:  On June 10, Duke University professor Mbaye Lo, who’s leading the Duke in the Arab World study abroad program this summer in Morocco, brought his students to Muhammad V University in Rabat for a scholarly meeting organized by the Khalid Hassan Foundation in Rabat […]

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Speaking Out Against Hate: A Note to Americans from a Yemeni Muslim Student

Speaking Out Against Hate: A Note to Americans from a Yemeni Muslim Student

[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

by SAFAA AL-SAEEDI for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 28, 2016:  Can we have an honest conversation; Yemeni to American ? Though many of you want to believe that Muslims are peaceful and they should be treated justly, I understand that at the same time you can’t make sense of all the atrocities committed in the name […]

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$206 Mn. to Hate Groups to Promote anti-Muslim Sentiment

$206 Mn. to Hate Groups to Promote anti-Muslim Sentiment

[ 0 ] June 25, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JUNE 22, 2016: The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and the Council on American Islamic Relations have jointly produced a new study on hatred of Muslims in the United States. As The Guardian notes, it finds 74 organizations promoting hatred of Muslims in the US, with […]

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‘Living in a State of Perpetual Trauma’: An American Child Psychiatrist on the Impact of the 2014 Attack on Gaza

‘Living in a State of Perpetual Trauma’: An American Child Psychiatrist on the Impact of the 2014 Attack on Gaza

[ 0 ] June 24, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with DR. BAHAR HASHEMI for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 24, 2016:  San Francisco Bay Area child psychiatrist Bahar Hashemi, MD, has been volunteering in Palestine for the past 10 years, mainly in Jerusalem and the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah. Following the seven-week Israeli military attack on Gaza […]

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LISTEN: Naming the Enemy (with John Esposito and Shadi Hamid)

[ 0 ] June 21, 2016 |

via INTERFAITH RADIO on JUNE 16, 2016: After the horrific Orlando shooting on June 12, media coverage quickly turned to reports that the killer was Muslim, and just as quickly, a political spat erupted over whether to attribute the attack to “radical Islam.” Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying he thinks the phrase plays […]

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WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

WATCH: Obama goes on tirade against Trump over ‘dangerous’ Muslim ban, ‘radical Islam’

[ 0 ] June 15, 2016 |

via CNN on JUNE 14, 2016:  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama lit into Donald Trump Tuesday, turning the tables to make the impassioned case that Trump is the one who’s un-American. Obama’s extraordinary denunciation of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was about far more than a personal intervention on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the ugly […]

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LISTEN: Schanzer on the Attack in Tel Aviv and (unrelated) ISIS on the Defensive

LISTEN: Schanzer on the Attack in Tel Aviv and (unrelated) ISIS on the Defensive

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on OCTOBER 28, 2015: In the latest installment of On Security, Scott Briggaman speaks with Professor David Schanzer about the Terror attack in Tel Aviv and Netanyahu’s visit to the restaurant where the attack occurred. They also ISIS on the defensive in Sirte (Libya), Falluja (Iraq) […]

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Muslims Respond to Mass Shooting at an Orlando Nightclub

Muslims Respond to Mass Shooting at an Orlando Nightclub

[ 0 ] June 13, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 13, 2016: *UPDATED ON JUNE 14, 2016 American Muslims were quick to condemn the mass shooting over the weekend at the popular gay nightclub “Pulse” in Orlando, Florida that left at least 49 dead and 53 injured, some critically. The New York Times (and other outlets) reported that during a series of […]

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The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

[ 3 ] June 12, 2016 |

by ALI OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 30, 2016:  In March 2016 Payam Feili, a young Iranian poet, took refuge in Israel because he faced persecution in his home country for being openly gay. Feili’s situation is not unique for many LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East. Homosexuality is a crime in nearly two dozen […]

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WATCH: Muhammad Ali is Eulogized and Laid to Rest

WATCH: Muhammad Ali is Eulogized and Laid to Rest

[ 0 ] June 12, 2016 |

via FOX 10 PHOENIX on JUNE 10, 2016:  A Memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky for boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held on June 10, 2016. (see full memorial service above) Ali and his innermost circle started a document years ago that grew so thick they began calling it “The Book.” In the pages, the boxing great planned […]

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