Tag: Egypt

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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Report: Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

by THOMAS CAROTHERS and SASKIA BRECHENMACHER for CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE, FEBRUARY 2014:   REPORT “Closing Space: Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire” SUMMARY EXCERPT) After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights now faces a serious challenge: more and more governments are erecting legal and logistical barriers to […]

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Amr Hamzawy: A Cry for Rationality

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

by AMR HAMZAWY for THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL on APRIL 22, 2014:  A bloody clash between two tribes in Aswan recently claimed more than twenty lives and left many wounded. On top of the current political struggle, the violations of rights and freedoms, and the danger of terrorism and violence, the blood spilled in the south […]

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Tarek Radwan: The Road to Hell in Egypt

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

by TAREK RADWAN for MUFTAH on APRIL 22, 2014:   If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, Egypt most certainly has its share of well-intentioned individuals. Time and again, Egyptian authorities have asserted that President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster on July 3 “was not a coup.” They have told diplomats, journalists, and human rights […]

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Benedikt Koehler: Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Benedikt Koehler: Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

[ 1 ] April 21, 2014 |

by BENEDIKT KOEHLER for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2014:  Arabs first made a name for themselves in business; their reputation for religious zeal came later. Arabs earned a reputation as long distance traders and risk investors long before the advent of Islam, and arguably the spread of Islam also was a breakthrough for capitalism and […]

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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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Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 17, 2014:  What happens to a Duke Engage program studying abroad when a revolution breaks out? You share the euphoria with the local employees at a Pizza Hut. You join with a cab driver in shouting cheers to every passerby. You watch the TV news with excitement […]

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Cassandra’s Curse: No True Allies for Egyptian Women

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

by NESREEN SALEM for TAHRIR INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE EAST POLICY on MARCH 28, 2014:  Cassandra, the legendary princess of Troy whose name meant “she who entangles men,” was a beautiful woman. So beautiful was she, in fact, that the Greek god Apollo wanted her for himself. In order to seduce her, he granted her the gift […]

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Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

Joel S. Migdal on “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 11, 2014:  Joel S. Migdal is one of America’s leading scholars on the Middle East, and his scholarship is on display in his new book, Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2014).  Shifting Sands is an […]

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