Tag: Duke Islamic Studies Center

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

by KERRI MILLER for MPR NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld: Founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values Omid Safi: Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. In the United States, […]

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Emran el-Badawi on “The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions”

Emran el-Badawi on “The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions”

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

by MATTHEW LONG for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JULY 17, 2015:  The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions (Routledge, 2013) written by Emran El-Badawi, professor and director of the Arab Studies program at the University of Houston, is a recent addition to the field of research on the Qur’an and Aramaic and Syriac biblical […]

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‘Oldest’ Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

‘Oldest’ Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

by SEAN COUGHLAN for BBC NEWS on JULY 22, 2015:  What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had […]

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“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

[ 0 ] July 20, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 20, 2015: “One of the most visible public faces of the 2011 revolution in Egypt was Asmaʾ Mahfouz, a young woman who posted a video blog on Facebook calling for the January 25 protest in Tahrir Square “so that maybe we the country can become free, can […]

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Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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WATCH: Safi and Akyol Discuss Political Islam in Turkey, Media Freedom, and the Turkish Elections

WATCH: Safi and Akyol Discuss Political Islam in Turkey, Media Freedom, and the Turkish Elections

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

by CATHERINE ANGST and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for the JHFC/ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series, on JULY 7, 2015 :  Mustafa Akyol, a leading Turkish journalist and political analyst sat down with Duke Islamic Studies Center Director Omid Safi in June at Duke to discuss political Islam in Turkey, media freedom in Turkey, and the recent Turkish […]

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The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous piece, Mustafa Tuna, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture at Duke, discussed his new book “Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Empire, Islam, and European Modernity 1788-1914″ (Cambridge University Press, June 2015) with ISLAMiCommentary — carrying his insights about the opportunity costs of Islamophobia […]

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Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

by JACKIE OGBURN for TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 25, 2015:  DURHAM, N.C. — U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The […]

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Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

How the Green Movement mobilized social media in the interest of social change. by NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH for STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG on JUNE 12, 2015:  EXCERPT: Six years ago today Iranians went to the polls to elect a new president. Before the polls were even closed, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced as the sixth president of the […]

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Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

“The overall consensus seems to be that the assimilationist policies of the tsarist state in late imperial Russia lay at the foundation of the bitterness that characterized the tsarist central state establishment’s relations with the Volga-Ural Muslims, and especially their elites… Hasty attempts to forge a nation-state out of a multiconfessional, multilingual, and multiethnic empire […]

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