Category: Politics & Current Events

Bibi’s Buddies: Singapore, Russia and Israel’s Turn to the Right

Bibi’s Buddies: Singapore, Russia and Israel’s Turn to the Right

[ 0 ] April 29, 2016 |

What it means for human rights and freedom of expression in Israel by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 29, 2016: Last week the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, spent four days in Israel as the very-well-received guest of the government. And, in a move unusual in the world of diplomacy, the Israeli government had […]

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WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] April 26, 2016 |

via U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT and JAMES A. BAKER III INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AT RICE UNIVERSITY on APRIL 22, 2016:  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (8:30pm eastern) […]

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WATCH LIVE 4/22-23: UC Berkeley Conference on Islamophobia

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

via UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER ISLAMOPHOBIA RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION PROJECT (IRDP) at UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW on APRIL 22-23, 2016: The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP) presents “The 7th Annual Conference Islamophobia: Has a tipping point been reached?” — to be held at the […]

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For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

“We have to recognize that there are several shattered political visions that are still with us and there are several unhealed traumas or wounds – the Armenians, Kurds, Palestinians (for example)…we are still dealing with the long-term legacy of these unhealed wounds.” — Cemil Aydin, UNC-Chapel Hill by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on APRIL […]

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‘The Last Scholar’: Cheikh Moussa Kamara and the Condemnation of Jihad by the Sword

‘The Last Scholar’: Cheikh Moussa Kamara and the Condemnation of Jihad by the Sword

[ 0 ] April 19, 2016 |

a Scholar’s Notebook feature  by MBAYE LO for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 19, 2016: After 15 hours of traveling by buses, taxis and horse-drawn carriages, I finally arrived at a border village on the bank of the river that divides Senegal and Mauritania. The village of Ganguel Soulé is located in Fuuta Toro, a West African […]

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Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

[ 0 ] April 14, 2016 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 14, 2015: New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Joshua Dysart has written about serial killers, about superheroes, and about the supernatural. Now, with Living Level-3, he brings his talent for dark themes to the real-life humanitarian crisis in Iraq. […]

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WATCH: In Praise of Hatred — a Conversation with Khalid Khalifa

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on APRIL 11, 2016:  Syrian author Khalid Khalifa sits down with Renée Ragin to discuss his process, his novels, and his thoughts on Syria today. Khalifa is an award-winning Syrian novelist, screenwriter and poet. Khalifa’s work “In Praise of Hatred” was been widely praised. Ragin is a PhD in Duke […]

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Yemen: US Bombs Used in Deadliest Market Strike (HRW REPORT)

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016 |

(VIDEO: Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes using United States-supplied bombs killed at least 97 civilians, including 25 children, in northwestern Yemen on March 15, 2016. The two strikes, on a crowded market in the village of Mastaba that may have also killed about 10 Houthi fighters, caused indiscriminate or foreseeably disproportionate loss of civilian life, in […]

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WATCH: Islamophobia — An Exploration of the West’s Fear of Islam & Why it Matters

WATCH: Islamophobia — An Exploration of the West’s Fear of Islam & Why it Matters

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016 |

via COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT AND SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY on MARCH 7, 2016:  EVENT DESCRIPTION:  Todd Green, Ph.D., interviewed by Laura Taylor, Ph.D. at Saint John’s University on March 4, 2016 American and European societies, particularly since the events of September 11, 2001, have struggled with the recurrent problem of Islamophobia, which continues to be expressed […]

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Iraq Ambassador Talks About Democracy, ISIS in Duke Talk

Iraq Ambassador Talks About Democracy, ISIS in Duke Talk

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016 |

Video above starts about 3 minutes in. Associate professor of the practice, public policy, David Schanzer (right) interviews Ambassador Lukman Faily. Ambassador Lukman Faily: “Unfortunately none of our American friends told us how hard it is to be democratic. We have had to learn the hard way.” via DUKE TODAY on APRIL 1, 2016:  DURHAM, NC […]

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