Tag: Europe

Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015:  Italian authorities said today that the captain of a migrant boat and his deputy have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling — with as many as 800 feared dead when a ship loaded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday night. […]

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5 facts About the Muslim Population in Europe (by Conrad Hackett, Pew)

5 facts About the Muslim Population in Europe (by Conrad Hackett, Pew)

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015 |

by CONRAD HACKETT for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JANUARY 15, 2015:  Recent violence in France and protest marches in Germany have drawn renewed attention to Europe’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just […]

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WATCH: On European Identity, Secular Liberalism, & the “Otherness” of Islam in Europe

[ 0 ] January 18, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 19, 2015:  On Wednesday, January 13, nearly a week after the attacks in Paris (at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and at the Kosher market) Oxford University historian Martin Conway was at Duke for a long-scheduled talk on “The End of European Integration” sponsored by Duke University’s Center for European studies. […]

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Shaping Things to Come: America’s Role

[ 0 ] May 2, 2014 |

by SIMON SERFATY for THE NATIONAL INTEREST on APRIL 30, 2014:  RAYMOND ARON CALLED THE TWENTIETH CENTURY “the century of total war,” and so it was, arguably the worst ever, exceeding even the devastation created by the Thirty Years’ War. As many as 175 million people were deliberately killed, whether in combat or in cold […]

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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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Craig Considine: What Europe’s Far-Right Parties Can Learn From Islam

[ 0 ] November 18, 2013 |

by CRAIG CONSIDINE (for his blog) on NOVEMBER 17, 2013:  Today’s far-right parties in Europe, such as the National Front in France and the Party for Freedom in Holland, are surging in popularity and calling for legal bans on veils, mosques, minarets, sha’ria, and even the outright expulsion of Muslims from the continent. In short, […]

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Duke’s Bruce Jentleson Offers Free Online Course on 21st Century American Foreign Policy (starts Oct.20)

Duke’s Bruce Jentleson Offers Free Online Course on 21st Century American Foreign Policy (starts Oct.20)

[ 0 ] July 22, 2013 |

via BRUCE JENTLESON and COURSERA on JULY 19, 2013: A six-week course  —”21st Century American Foreign Policy”– by Duke University political science and public policy professor Bruce W. Jentleson will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Coursera platform. The course begins on October 20, 2013 and requires a 4-6 hour weekly commitment. […]

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Thomas Woods: Growth in Islamic Finance, Portends Increase in Students of the Industry

[ 0 ] November 5, 2012 |

by THOMAS WOODS for NOW LEBANON on NOVEMBER 4, 2012:  The rise and continued growth of the Islamic finance industry has been well documented. The reports of 10, 12 and even 15 percent annual growth have captured the attention of those in conventional banking and finance.

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Joshua Landis on Syria: It’s Going to Be Long and Bloody and Assad Isn’t Going Anytime Soon

Joshua Landis on Syria: It’s Going to Be Long and Bloody and Assad Isn’t Going Anytime Soon

[ 1 ] November 4, 2012 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 31, 2012:  With the weekend Eid al Adha “ceasefire” broken in Syria, and continuous fighting since, there appears to be less and less hope of a resolution to the sectarian conflict in Syria that is turning into a civil war and an international quagmire. Noted Syria scholar, […]

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Michael Moran: Indonesia Offers Solutions, Washington Silence

Michael Moran: Indonesia Offers Solutions, Washington Silence

[ 0 ] October 7, 2012 |

by MICHAEL MORAN for SLATE on OCTOBER 1, 2012:  (Excerpt: What truly makes Indonesia special is the example it represents to other nations. At a time when relations between Islam and the West are at another nadir, Indonesia not only stands out for its tolerance but also for its willingness to chide the intolerant while offering […]

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