Tag: Duke University

France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

CLICK ABOVE IMAGES TO ENLARGE SLIDESHOW Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 19, 2015: According to the French Council for the Muslim Religion, France saw a four-fold increase in anti-Muslim violence and threats in the first half of this year — roughly the period […]

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ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

ISLAMiCommentary’s Top 10 pieces from Past Year

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 3, 2015:  Thank you for your readership and continued support of this site. We are always open to new submissions. All original iComment pieces can be found here. Write ISLAMiCommentary@yahoo.com to inquire. Here’s a look at the top ten most-read original pieces & posts on ISLAMiCommentary over the past year, widely […]

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Dates of Compassion (by Miguel Guevara Jr.)

Dates of Compassion (by Miguel Guevara Jr.)

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by MIGUEL GUEVARA JR. for DUKE IN TURKEY 2015 on JULY 28, 2015:  Dear Mother, As I write to you today from my desk just out of view from the Bosphorus, I think you and I have had a misguided picture of Turkey and of the people who inhabit it – a picture of Turkey, […]

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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: Nasser Rabat and Burak Erdim Discuss Medieval Global Cairo

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (posted on JUNE 25, 2015):  Nasser Rabbat and Burak Erdim sit down to discuss architecture and the global city. Rabbat is the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erdim is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in […]

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Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

“Only together can we truly make this country what it was meant to be, a place for all to feel safe, respected, and valued.” by IMAM ADEEL ZEB (on his Instagram account) on JULY 1, 2015:  Today, I was part of a civil rights roundtable discussion with the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch […]

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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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Cyber Operations & the New Defense Department Law of War Manual: Initial Impressions by Charlie Dunlap (Lawfare)

Cyber Operations & the New Defense Department Law of War Manual: Initial Impressions by Charlie Dunlap (Lawfare)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

by CHARLIE DUNLAP for LAWFARE on JUNE 15, 2015:  With headlines in the aftermath of the OPM hack asking if it was a “cyber 9/11” or an “act of war,” and Lawfare’s own Jack Goldsmith’s questioning the apparent “weak and hesitant” U.S. response to the hack, it may be helpful to take a look at a […]

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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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