Tag: Duke University

Mbaye Lo: Egypt and the Elusiveness of Shar’iyyah

Mbaye Lo: Egypt and the Elusiveness of Shar’iyyah

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |

by MBAYE LO for THE IMMANENT FRAME on APRI 23, 2014:  Political legitimacy in the Arab world has often been derived from Islam. Both sharia (Islamic law) and shar’iyyah (legal, legality, and legitimacy) derive from the same root word, prompting traditional Muslim scholars to argue that political legitimacy is only valid when legitimized by sharia. This explains why Mohamed […]

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cooke, Goknar, Koonz, Lawrence and Mignolo: The Art(s) of Revolution

cooke, Goknar, Koonz, Lawrence and Mignolo: The Art(s) of Revolution

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |

by MIRIAM COOKE, ERDAĞ GÖKNAR, CLAUDIA KOONZ, BRUCE LAWRENCE, and WALTER MIGNOLO for ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN on APRIL 23, 2014: This revolution is a beginning Like a migration, like a birth This revolution is a bismillah, Come on, finish the aya, See how it improves on every reading How each verse runs to the next […]

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“Welcome to Duke University”

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 22, 2014:  Today is the last day of this semester’s classes at Duke University. If you’ll pardon the PR– Do watch this fun “Welcome to Duke University!” video put together by Rence Nemeh (’15) and Mayyadda Major (’15) as they send some love to the new […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Security, Civil Liberties, and Community Partnerships in Focus

Editor’s Notebook: Security, Civil Liberties, and Community Partnerships in Focus

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 17, 2014:  National security, the extent of the threat of homegrown terrorism in our cities, and tensions between law enforcement policies and civil liberties came into sharp focus this week. Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, allegedly committed by brothers radicalized by […]

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Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014 |

by ElIZA WARNER and JOHN VILLA for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 19, 2014:  BY ELIZA WARNER: The graffiti I painted (above) at the east campus bridge was inspired by the events occurring in the Middle East since 2010. In “The Arab Spring” (PoliSci 222), a course covering the developing issues in the region taught by Duke […]

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Homegrown Terrorism Threat Was Over-Hyped (Schanzer and Kurzman)

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014 |

by DAVID SCHANZER and CHARLES KURZMAN for NEWARK STAR-LEDGER on APRIL 14, 2014:  In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, many commentators and public officials called this tragedy a harbinger of more homegrown terrorist attacks to come. “We’re going to see an explosion in this radicalization and recruitment,” predicted Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.). […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Tunisia’s New Constitution

Editor’s Notebook: Tunisia’s New Constitution

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on APRIL 10, 2014:  This week Tunisian blogger, investigative journalist and activist Olfa Riahi is donating a signed copy of the new constitution of Tunisia and several books on Tunisian history, politics and revolution to the Duke University Libraries.  Riahi has been at Duke taking part in a month-long Media […]

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Abdullah Antepli: Hats Off to Brandeis University !

Abdullah Antepli: Hats Off to Brandeis University !

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

by ABDULLAH ANTEPLI for DUKE CHRONICLE/HUFFINGTON POST on APRIL 10, 2014:  Last Monday morning, I read with disbelief and dismay that Brandeis University was scheduled to honor Ayan Hirsi Ali by awarding her an honorary degree as part of their commencement ceremony at the end of this academic year. My incurable optimism even made me […]

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Omar Offendum Joins Duke MSA Students in “Slam for Syria”

Omar Offendum Joins Duke MSA Students in “Slam for Syria”

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

You are my … (Destiny) its hard livin in the West – when I know the East got the best of me … (Destiny) could be lookin in my eyes – but you’ll never really see the rest of me … (Destiny) can you hear me “maseeri” (my destiny)? … bi-lingual’s what im blessed to […]

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French Muslim Rappers Pay Tribute to Their Religious Culture, and Assert Their French Identity

French Muslim Rappers Pay Tribute to Their Religious Culture, and Assert Their French Identity

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

by AMBER WATSON for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 31, 2014: Ni violeur ni terroriste, c’est pour les ghettos qui montrent par l’exemple, les banlieues qui s’accrochent à la rampe Ni violeur ni terroriste, c’est pour les Hommes et les djinns, les hijabs et les jeans, Aboubakr et Médine –—  Médine (feat Aboubakr) “Ni violeur ni terroriste,” […]

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