Category: Science, Tech, Media & Social Media

Shadowy Web Site Creates Blacklist of Pro-Palestinian Student Activists (via Jewish Daily Forward)

[ 0 ] May 28, 2015 |

by JOSH NATHAN-KAZIS for JEWISH DAILY FORWARD on MAY 27, 2015: A new website is publicizing the identities of pro-Palestinian student activists to prevent them from getting jobs after they graduate from college. But the website is keeping its own backers’ identity a secret. “It is your duty to ensure that today’s radicals are not tomorrow’s […]

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Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary  — Q & A with REBECCA STEIN — on MAY 18, 2015: Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, April 2015), by scholars Adi Kunstman and Rebecca Stein, has been called “a pioneering book, showing how information and communication technologies have turned into wartime arsenals, and […]

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How Christian Behavior Online Might Fuel A New Kind of Terrorism (by Benjamin Corey for Patheos)

How Christian Behavior Online Might Fuel A New Kind of Terrorism (by Benjamin Corey for Patheos)

[ 0 ] May 19, 2015 |

by BENJAMIN COREY for PATHEOS “FORMERLY FUNDIE” BLOG on MAY 19, 2015:  Did you know that your Facebook behavior might be fueling a new kind of terrorism? For all of our talk of terrorism, we rarely talk about what actually causes terrorism other than canned one-liners that aren’t always accurate. I think most often the root causes are […]

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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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Al-Biruni: The Forefather of Religious Studies

Al-Biruni: The Forefather of Religious Studies

[ 0 ] May 6, 2015 |

Abdul-Azim Ahmed explores the life and work of al-Biruni, a tenth century polymath famed for producing one of the earliest pieces of comparative religious studies. by ABDUL-AZIM AHMED for ON RELIGION, MAY 2015:  The turn of the first to the second millennium was an exciting time of scholarship, trade, and war across Asia. It was […]

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WATCH: The Role of the Black Public Intellectual (w/Mark Anthony Neal, James Braxton Peterson)

[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

via THE DUKE FORUM FOR SCHOLARS AND PUBLICS, with JAMES BRAXTON PETERSON and MARK ANTHONY NEAL on APRIL 22, 2015:  A conversation with James Braxton Peterson and Mark Anthony Neal. Sponsored by the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), The Department of African & African American Studies and the Duke Forum for Scholars […]

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IWPR Iraq Director Killed in Baghdad Car Bomb

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

Car bomb claims the life of dearest colleague, husband and father of four. via IWPR (INSTITUTE FOR WAR & PEACE REPORTING) on MAY 3, 2015:  Ammar al-Shahbander, long-standing Chief of Mission in Iraq for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), was killed last night, May 2, in a car bomb attack in the busy […]

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WATCH: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Mark Anthony Neal on Race in America Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Will Police Killings of Blacks be the Defining Crisis of the Obama Presidency? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER at Duke University/LEFT OF BLACK on APRIL 27, 2015:  “Left of Black” host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva to talk about the digitization of […]

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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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LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

LISTEN: How Jihadis Recruit in America (Schanzer, Greenberg, Levin on MPR)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO/MRP NEWS WITH KERRI MILLER on APRIL 22, 2015:  On Sunday, six men were arrested in Minnesota and California on federal terrorism charges. They are accused of conspiring to travel to join ISIS in Syria–and the arrests are the result of a lengthy FBI surveillance […]

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