Category: Security & Civil Liberties

WATCH Haroon Moghul: “An Attack on Any Mosque is An Attack on All Mosques”

[ 0 ] July 3, 2015 |

by HAROON MOGHUL on JULY 1, 2015:  Whether you’re Sunni or Shi’a, Sufi or Salafi, Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki or Shafi’i, Ja’fari or Zaydi, Isma’ili or Ibadi, you are a Muslim. Let’s stop the hate.    Haroon Moghul is the author of “The Order of Light” and “My First Police State.” His memoir, “How to be Muslim”, is […]

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The Israeli Left, BDS, and the ‘Habit of Hope’ (Rebecca Stein Interviews Rela Mazali)

[ 0 ] July 3, 2015 |

by REBECCA STEIN for MONDOWEISS on JULY 1, 2015:  Rela Mazali is one of the founders of the Israeli feminist organization New Profile, Movement for the Demilitarization of Israeli Society. Founded in 1988, the activist organization is committed to educating the Israeli public about the centrality of war culture within Israeli society, to advancing demilitarization, […]

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LISTEN: What is a Terrorist? (WUNC talks w/ Charles Kurzman, Mark Potok, Kenny Irby)

[ 0 ] July 2, 2015 |

by HADY MAWAJDEH & FRANK STASIO on JULY 2, 2015:  Since the shooting of nine African-Americans at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, public discourse has focused in part on how the alleged shooter should be labeled. In particular, is it appropriate to use the term, “terrorist” given that state and local law enforcement agencies […]

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Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

“Only together can we truly make this country what it was meant to be, a place for all to feel safe, respected, and valued.” by IMAM ADEEL ZEB (on his Instagram account) on JULY 1, 2015:  Today, I was part of a civil rights roundtable discussion with the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch […]

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From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

by STUART WELLS for DUKE TODAY on JUNE 26, 2015:  Spanning cancer biology, career advice, religious studies and poetry, Duke writers offer an array of topics to fill your summer reading needs. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk […]

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Daniel Varisco: Assessing the Damage from the “Storm” (in Yemen)

Daniel Varisco: Assessing the Damage from the “Storm” (in Yemen)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

by DANIEL VARISCO for MENA Tidningen on JUNE 29, 2015: Since four months have now gone by since the start of “Operation Decisive Storm,” what has been accomplished?  The Houthi/Ali Abdullah Salih alliance controls as much ground in Yemen as they did when the bombing started and may have even gained ground.  In the south Ansar […]

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Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

Addressing Islamophobia, One Person at a Time (by Maha Elgenaidi)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

“We need more than the law to combat what are often deep-seated prejudices and attitudes that are the root causes of discrimination… Face-to-face interaction, education, and inter religious engagement are key to breaking the grip of Islamophobia in this country.” — Maha Elgenaidi, CEO of the Islamic Networks Group (ING)  by Maha Elgenaidi for iSLAMiCommentary on JUNE […]

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LISTEN: After Killing Of 38 Tourists, Tunisia Cracks Down On Islamists (via Alice Fordham, NPR)

[ 0 ] June 29, 2015 |

“If they (young Tunisians) feel society doesn’t accept them, they might think it’s fine to harm society”  by ALICE FORDHAM for NPR NEWS on JUNE 29, 2015:  Officials in Tunisia ordered some mosques closed and banned some fringe Islamist political parties. Some Tunisians fear the government is going too far by limiting personal and religious liberties. LISTEN […]

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WATCH: Homegrown Terrorists Killed More Americans in the US than Jihadists (Kurzman on MSNBC)

WATCH: Homegrown Terrorists Killed More Americans in the US than Jihadists (Kurzman on MSNBC)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

via ALL IN WITH CHRIS HAYES on JUNE 24, 2015:  Homegrown terrorists killed more Americans in the US than Jihadists in the same time period.  Chris Hayes looks at whether the acceptance of Jihadi extremism in this country is overblown. Charles Kurzman is his guest.  Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at the University of North […]

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Lebanon’s Resilience under the Weight of Syria’s War (ICG)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

Lebanon and Syria have always been closely intertwined, from the days when they were both provinces of the Ottoman Empire, to a shared experience of French colonial rule, to the 1975-1990 civil war and post-war period during which Syria claimed a big brother role. Lebanon Senior Analyst Sahar Atrache discusses how Lebanon remains resilient in […]

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