Tag: George W. Bush

The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

[ 0 ] February 9, 2016 |

Mbaye Bashir Lo teaches at Duke University in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and is core faculty with the Duke Islamic Studies Center. This article highlights key elements in his current book project entitled “Justice versus Freedom: the Problem with Militant Islam.” He is currently a visiting scholar at l’Institut d’études de l’Islam […]

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Let’s Take a Breath on Iran (by Matt Duss)

Let’s Take a Breath on Iran (by Matt Duss)

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015 |

by MATT DUSS for FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE on MARCH 11, 2015:  Rancor over a possible Iran nuclear deal reached a new level this week with a letter from Senate Republicans, initiated by freshman Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, telling Iran that a future U.S. government would not necessarily abide by such a deal. While it’s […]

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The Rhetoric of Similarity: Republicans, Complementarians, and ISIS (via Marginalia blog)

[ 0 ] February 27, 2015 |

by THOMAS J. WHITLEY for MARGINALIA (LA REVIEW OF BOOKS) on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:  First there was the response to President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (I wrote a bit about that here), then there was the response to the response. I have noticed something of a trend in the latter responses and […]

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The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  A chill came over Chapel Hill Tuesday night. In the hours after three young people were gunned down on a quiet cul-de-sac, temperatures dropped below freezing and neighbors wondered whether this liberal college town had become the latest symbol of a troubling growth of anti-Muslim intolerance in […]

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WATCH: Iraq in the Balance

[ 0 ] December 9, 2014 |

via CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES on NOVEMBER 25, 2014:  To understand questions about Iraq’s future, we have to understand its past. Watch “Iraq in the Balance,” a production of the CSIS Middle East Program and CSIS Brzezinski Institute. Narrated by Director of the Middle East Program and Senior VP of the Zbigniew Brzezinski […]

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GOP Squirms at Release of CIA Torture Report, Warns of “Violence” (Juan Cole), plus Duke prof. Charlie Dunlap Jr.’s Take

GOP Squirms at Release of CIA Torture Report, Warns of “Violence” (Juan Cole), plus Duke prof. Charlie Dunlap Jr.’s Take

[ 0 ] December 8, 2014 |

(So Why Did They Torture?) by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on DECEMBER 8, 2014:  Outgoing House Intelligence Committee head Mike Rogers (R-MI) was on Candy Crowley’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, speaking against releasing any details concerning CIA use of torture in the period after the September 11 attacks. The Senate report is […]

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WATCH: Frontline — The Rise of ISIS

WATCH: Frontline — The Rise of ISIS

[ 0 ] October 30, 2014 |

via FRONTLINE (PBS) on OCTOBER 28, 2014:  Frontline investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY HERE  

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The Unknown Known: Documentary Tackles Unrepentant Iraq War Architect Donald Rumsfeld

[ 0 ] September 16, 2014 |

ISLAMiCommentary editor’s note: I thought this documentary was particularly timely given the geopolitical situation in Iraq and Syria right now. The documentary itself is available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and on DVD. Below is the trailer and interview with the film’s director Errol Morris.  by AMY GOODMAN and JUAN GONZALEZ for DEMOCRACY NOW (PART 1 of INTVW […]

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WATCH LIVE AT 5p: Amb. Daniel Benjamin and Fran Townsend Discuss the Evolving Terrorist Threat (#DukeTerrorTalk)

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

TWEET ABOUT THIS LIVE-STREAMED TALK #DukeTerrorTalk or Tweet @DukeSanford and/or @ISLAMiComment via TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (Duke/UNC-Chapel Hill/RTI International consortium) on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:  The 2014 Robert R. Wilson Lecture this year is a discussion between two leading counterterrorism experts from the Bush and Obama administrations. Fran Townsend, former chair of the Homeland Security […]

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