Tag: Iran

Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

[ 1 ] July 22, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, for DUKE TODAY on JULY 22, 2014:  Omid Safi, (pictured) a prominent Islamic studies professor and scholar, joined the faculty of Duke this month as director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC). As the new William and Bettye Martin Musham Director for Islamic Studies, Safi will oversee DISC, […]

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It’s Not You, American Muslims, It’s Me (Haroon Moghul)

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

by HAROON MOGHUL for ISLAMIC MONTHLY on JULY 19, 2014:  President Obama has one shot left at a foreign policy milestone. Things haven’t otherwise been going his way. Something beyond pretty speeches and decisions he cannot justly claim responsibility for, like withdrawing from Iraq. And that something is Iran. If Obama can get a deal, […]

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James Dorsey: World Cup Boosts Iran’s Image and Highlights Political Sports Battles

James Dorsey: World Cup Boosts Iran’s Image and Highlights Political Sports Battles

[ 0 ] June 23, 2014 |

by JAMES DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER (blog) on JUNE 24, 2014:  It didn’t take long for it to emerge that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shared an understanding of soccer’s political utility with his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who’s militant and conservative policies he hopes to reverse. Like Mr. Ahmadinejad, Mr Rouhani, a […]

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Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim May Be Free, But Is She Safe? The Real Problem with Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim May Be Free, But Is She Safe? The Real Problem with Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws

[ 0 ] June 23, 2014 |

by BRIAN PELLOT for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on JUNE 23, 2014:  Last month I discussed the heart-wrenching case of Meriam Ibrahim, a pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for marrying a Christian man and refusing to renounce her faith. Human rights groups, government representatives and prominent faith leaders rallied to condemn the […]

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Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

Pew: Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

Favorable Ratings Fall Further in the Middle East via PEW RESEARCH GLOBAL ATTITUDES PROJECT on JUNE 18, 2014:  As negotiations over its nuclear program continue this week in Vienna, a new Pew Research Center poll finds that Iran’s global image remains overwhelmingly negative. Moreover, ratings for Iran in several Middle Eastern nations have declined significantly […]

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Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary from JUNE 12-23, 2014:  Here is a compilation of expert voices/analysis on Iraq politics, security, and the ISIS offensive : Iraq on the Brink (by Emile Nakhleh, LobeLog, June 23, 2014) EXCERPT: The United States, in cooperation with Iran, the Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Sunni tribal leaders, and […]

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How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

[ 0 ] June 16, 2014 |

“What happened during the course of the long months of unrest and the protests online that followed the Iranian presidential election of 2009, changed the whole architecture of journalism, teaching and publishing. What changed too was the way we were using social media — from avatar activism to the functionality of the hashtag as slogan […]

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I-Wei Jennifer Chang: The Iran Sanctions and South Korea’s Balancing Act

I-Wei Jennifer Chang: The Iran Sanctions and South Korea’s Balancing Act

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014 |

by I-WEI JENNIFER CHANG for MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE on JUNE 2, 2014:  Following the recent progress on the Iranian nuclear issue and the subsequent easing of sanctions, South Korean businesses are reengaging the Iranian market. A South Korean trade delegation visited Iran on March 9, 2014, to expand bilateral trade ties in the mining, industrial, […]

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Jordanian Columnist: Muslims Need A Spiritual Leader Like The Pope To Unite Them

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

by HUSSEIN AL-RUWASHDEH for AL-DUSTOUR (via MEMRI) on MAY 22,2014:  [In an article he published on the occasion of Pope Francis's visit to Jordan on May 24-25, 2014, and in light of the respect commanded by the Pope across the Christian world, Jordanian columnist Hussein Al-Ruwashdeh wondered why the Muslims did not have a similar spiritual […]

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Silenced, Expelled, Imprisoned: Repression of Students and Academics in Iran

Silenced, Expelled, Imprisoned: Repression of Students and Academics in Iran

[ 0 ] June 2, 2014 |

by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL on JUNE 1, 2014:  This report is based on research that Amnesty International conducted using a wide range of private and public sources. This included in-depth interviews with more than 50 individuals, both women and men, with direct knowledge of Iran’s universities and system of higher education, including former students and academic […]

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