Tag: Duke University

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

[ 0 ] April 17, 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 15, 2014 |

by ElIZA WARNER for ISLAMiCommentary and DUKE TODAY on APRIL 15, 2014:  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 professors Abdeslam Maghraoui […]

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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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Jamillah Karim: Muslim Women’s Dress, A Tool of Liberation

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014 |

by JAMILLAH KARIM for FROM THE SQUARE (BLOG) on MARCH 20, 2014:  It was in a black feminist/womanist course at Duke when I realized that black Muslim women fit squarely within black women’s tradition of navigating the complex of race, class, and gender struggles. Not, though, because there were any readings on black Muslim women. […]

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Benefit Concert for Syrian Children March 27 at Duke University

Benefit Concert for Syrian Children March 27 at Duke University

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 19, 2014:  DURHAM, N.C. — Syrian-American composer and human rights activist Malek Jandali will perform a benefit concert to help the suffering children of Syria on Thursday, March 27, at Duke University.  “The Voice of the Free Syrian Children” concert, which is free and open to the […]

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Could Twitter Spell the End of Erdoğan?

Could Twitter Spell the End of Erdoğan?

[ 0 ] March 24, 2014 |

by ERDAĞ GÖKNAR for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 24, 2014:  Claiming that Twitter has not responded to Turkish court requests to suspend specific accounts, the Turkish communications directorate blocked Twitter last Friday. Ruling Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was quoted as saying, “Twitter schmitter, we’ll put an end to them all. The international community can react […]

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