Tag: Duke Islamic Studies Center

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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Duke Chapel’s Multiple Layers: Like any symbol, it can mean many things

Duke Chapel’s Multiple Layers: Like any symbol, it can mean many things

[ 0 ] June 10, 2015 |

With the prayer-call controversy having receded, (Omid) Safi continues to question whether the chapel should follow a model of “hospitality” or one of “citizenship.” In his words, “We tend to think about hospitality as a display of kindness, of generosity. Hospitality is preferable to having someone tell you that you don’t belong here. However, hospitality […]

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WATCH: Omid Safi on “Kenan Rifai: Bringing Mawlana Rumi to the 20th Century”

WATCH: Omid Safi on “Kenan Rifai: Bringing Mawlana Rumi to the 20th Century”

[ 0 ] June 2, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary and Door of Mercy International Kenan Rifai Symposium (Session 3 streamed live) on May 30, 2015:  Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center Omid Safi gave a talk over the weekend in Turkey on “how the teachings of the path of love have been adapted for the 20th and 21st centuries , with […]

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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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We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MAY 14, 2015:  My daughter’s favorite Muslim is not the Prophet. Malcolm X? Nope. Rumi? Not quite. Muhammad Ali? Alas. It is… it was… Zayn Malik. Formerly from One Direction. Or 1D, as the cool kids call it. This posed a somewhat serious problem for an anti-consumerist soul […]

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WATCH: The Cosmo-Politics of Nostalgia — Istanbul, Identity, and Difference

WATCH: The Cosmo-Politics of Nostalgia — Istanbul, Identity, and Difference

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN on MAY 6, 2015:  Nora Fisher Onar is a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies of the University of Oxford and a Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund in Washington DC. Fisher Onar presented “The Cosmo-Politics of Nostalgia: Istanbul, Identity, and Difference” at the March […]

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The Jihad of Pamela Geller (by Bruce Lawrence)

The Jihad of Pamela Geller (by Bruce Lawrence)

[ 0 ] May 6, 2015 |

by BRUCE LAWRENCE for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on MAY 6, 2015:  Can poetry be an antidote to poison? Can it provide an alternative to the jihad of Pamela Geller? A life without His love is nothing but slow death. The sum total of love is but three words: I-burn, I-burn, I-burn. These verses come from the […]

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