Category: Science, Tech, Media & Social Media

The Rhetoric of Similarity: Republicans, Complementarians, and ISIS (via Marginalia blog)

[ 0 ] February 27, 2015 |

by THOMAS J. WHITLEY for MARGINALIA (LA REVIEW OF BOOKS) on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:  First there was the response to President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (I wrote a bit about that here), then there was the response to the response. I have noticed something of a trend in the latter responses and […]

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Lessons from our Past: CVE, Black American Muslims and Social Justice (by Margari Aziza Hill, Muslim Matters)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by MARGARI AZIZA HILL for MUSLIM MATTERS on FEBRUARY 24, 2015:  On February 5th, Muslim twitter responded to the Right Wing backlash over Obama meeting with Muslims leaders with hilarious tweets #MuslimMeeting. Although many of the tweets were light hearted, others were critical of the meeting largely due to its secrecy. “We want to know […]

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Sacrificing Humans (by Ellis Goldberg for Nisralnasr and Jadaliyya)

[ 0 ] February 24, 2015 |

by ELLIS GOLDBERG for NISRALNASR and JADALIYYA on FEBRUARY 23, 2015:  In recent months, to general horror, the Islamic State (in Iraq and Syria) has carried out many beheadings and one immolation.  So, too, have others loosely or closely affiliated with it, most recently of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.  These events have provoked significant […]

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Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Katie Miranda is a Cartoonist-Calligrapher-Jewelry Designer-Illustrator-Activist. A hyphenate par excellence. “Comics and Dialogue” had a chance to talk with her about, among other things, her views on Islam and comics, Palestine and […]

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WATCH: Chapel Hill Vs Copenhagen – Which Is Terrorism? (Russell Brand, The Trews)

WATCH: Chapel Hill Vs Copenhagen – Which Is Terrorism? (Russell Brand, The Trews)

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

by RUSSELL BRAND on FEBRUARY 16, 2015: Chapel Hill Vs Copenhagen – Which Is Terrorism? Russell Brand The Trews (E257) Reaction to the media coverage of the Chapel Hill killings last week and the shootings in Copenhagen. Subscribe Here Now and send links to video news items of topical stories that you’d like me to analyse. […]

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This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

PRESS RELEASE (DUKE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATONS/JULIE POUCHER HARBIN), FEBRUARY 16, 2015: DURHAM, N.C. — Local and visiting scholars from a variety of fields will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination (Feb. 21, 1965) with a public conference at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on […]

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Afghanistan: With Love (by Mujib Mashal)

Afghanistan: With Love (by Mujib Mashal)

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

by MUJIB MASHAL for “MATTER”/MEDIUM.COM, FEBRUARY 2015:  The host tames his otherwise playful voice into a soft, dreamy thrum: “You are listening to 98.1 Arman FM, Radio of the Hearts. This is The Night of the Lovers.” At the end of every Friday, the second day of the Afghan weekend, Ajmal Noorzai sits behind the […]

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LISTEN: Slain Young Woman Yusor Abu-Salha Told Teacher ‘We’re All One’

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

via WUNC on FEBRUARY 12, 2015: (recorded last summer)  Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, was killed in Chapel Hill, NC this week. A neighbor has been arrested for the murder of Yusor, her husband and her sister. Last summer Yusor visited the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Durham, NC with her former teacher. Here is a part of […]

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The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  A chill came over Chapel Hill Tuesday night. In the hours after three young people were gunned down on a quiet cul-de-sac, temperatures dropped below freezing and neighbors wondered whether this liberal college town had become the latest symbol of a troubling growth of anti-Muslim intolerance in […]

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Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  Members of the Duke community joined more than 1,000 local residents Wednesday in remembering “three winners,” a family of young Muslim students who in their short life had affected many lives. Before an overflow crowd that filled every available space in UNC-Chapel Hill’s central “Pit,” […]

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