Tag: China

‘Muslims We Can Do Business With’: China Welcomes Arab Trade in its Hui Muslim Heartland

‘Muslims We Can Do Business With’: China Welcomes Arab Trade in its Hui Muslim Heartland

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

by HAIYUN MA for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 12, 2014:  For three years running, the China-Arab Economic Forum held its annual gatherings in Yingchuan, the capital city of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in Northwest China — a region with the third smallest GDP in China. The meetings, held in this “Muslim heartland,” attracted 18 national […]

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WATCH: Is the Existence of Uyghur Muslims Under Threat in China?

WATCH: Is the Existence of Uyghur Muslims Under Threat in China?

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014 |

Compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, via ISLAM CHANNEL (YOUTUBE) on MARCH 11, 2014:  Analysis: Is the existence of Uyghur Muslims under threat in China? March 10, 2014 (Part 1) A knife attack by 8 assailants left 29 dead at a train station in South West China last month. It is an event that […]

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Terrorist Attack in China: Is Severe Repression of the Uyghurs Fueling the Escalating Unrest?

Terrorist Attack in China: Is Severe Repression of the Uyghurs Fueling the Escalating Unrest?

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

Over the weekend, knife-wielding attackers hacked at least 29 people to death at Kunming railway station in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua called it a terrorist attack carried out by “Xinjiang separatist forces.” Per a BBC News story today, “Beijing blames the attacks on violent Uighur separatists. But human rights groups […]

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Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti Detained by Beijing and Xinjiang Police

Uyghur Academic Ilham Tohti Detained by Beijing and Xinjiang Police

[ 0 ] January 18, 2014 |

Uyghur Human Rights Project urges international community to maintain vigilance on the condition of Uyghur academic, Ilham Tohti by UYGHUR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION/UYGHUR HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT (PRESS RELEASE) on JANUARY 17, 2014:  The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) expresses its concern for the condition of Ilham Tohti, who was arbitrarily detained by Beijing and Xinjiang police […]

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Pew: The 9 countries Most Likely to Disapprove of Marital Infidelity All Muslim-Majority

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014 |

“Across the countries polled, a median of 79% consider infidelity unacceptable, including an overwhelming 84% of Americans. This belief is especially widespread in predominantly Muslim nations – nine-in-ten or more hold this view in the Palestinian territories, Turkey, Indonesia, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Tunisia.” by RICHARD WIKE for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JANUARY […]

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Vali Nasr: Is the Middle East the Dispensable Region?

Vali Nasr: Is the Middle East the Dispensable Region?

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014 |

by JIM ZIRIN via JIM ZIRIN-TV (CONVERSATIONS IN A DIGITAL AGE) on JANUARY 6, 2014:  Obama said he wanted to “pivot” US foreign policy toward Asia,  implying that we would have a lighter footprint in the Mid-East and give up one interest for another. Vali Nasr, Dean of the Nitze School of Advanced and International Studies […]

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LISTEN: Zhang, Schanzer, Janiec, Liewei on NSA’S Proposed Reforms (China Radio International)

LISTEN: Zhang, Schanzer, Janiec, Liewei on NSA’S Proposed Reforms (China Radio International)

[ 0 ] January 7, 2014 |

via CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH SERVICE on JANUARY 7, 2014:  One of the biggest stories of 2013 was, of course, the US intelligence leaks from the National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. His revelations not only shocked the world due to the scale of the data gathering-embarrassing the White House and giving its political opponents […]

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Pew Research Center: Which Countries Americans Like … and Don’t

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014 |

by BRUCE STOKES for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on DECEMBER 30, 2013:  The trend among the U.S. public increasingly has been to turn away from international issues and focus on the home front. But while Americans have long been accused of lacking interest in the rest of the world, they have never lacked strong opinions about other countries. […]

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Happy New Year 2014 ! (plus 2013 Most Read on ISLAMiCommentary)

Happy New Year 2014 ! (plus 2013 Most Read on ISLAMiCommentary)

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013 |

from JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 26, 2013: Thanks for all of your continued support this past year and since our launch in the Fall of 2012. Happy New Year! These were the most-read stories of the past year, ordered by page-views: Charles Kurzman: Mis-Mapping Terror Vernon Schubel: Pluralism vs Majoritarianism — The […]

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David Schanzer: Staying Off the Snowden Bandwagon

David Schanzer: Staying Off the Snowden Bandwagon

[ 1 ] December 17, 2013 |

by DAVID SCHANZER for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 17, 2013:  It has been a good week for Edward Snowden. First, Time magazine announced that he was the runner up for “Person of the Year” and then a U.S. district judge struck down the National Security Agency’s metadata program as unconstitutional. NSA officials even announced that they […]

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