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, […]
Duke’s Bruce Jentleson Offers Free Online Course on 21st Century American Foreign Policy (starts Oct.20)
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. […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
ISLAMiCommentary NEWS ROUND-UP (from UN NEWS CENTRE), SEPTEMBER 2012: Syria was high on the agenda at this year’s 6th UN General Assembly Debate as officials and world leaders, including from Europe, Azerbaijan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Turkey, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, France, Saudi Arabia, UN Human Rights Council, and United Nations bodies, offered […]