Tag: ISPU

WATCH: Who are America’s Muslims? SF Bay Area, Chicago, Detroit Communities Discussed (ISPU)

WATCH: Who are America’s Muslims? SF Bay Area, Chicago, Detroit Communities Discussed (ISPU)

[ 0 ] November 12, 2013 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, compiled from INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING WEBINAR, NOVEMBER 2013:  On October 30, 2013 ISPU and top experts held an online discussion of the regional trends of America’s Muslims, focusing on a major ISPU report The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community. Critical questions about identity, […]

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Azeem Ibrahim — The Turkey Model: Does Turkey Offer a Model for Tunisia and Egypt?

Azeem Ibrahim — The Turkey Model: Does Turkey Offer a Model for Tunisia and Egypt?

[ 0 ] May 8, 2013 |

by AZEEM IBRAHIM for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on MAY 8, 2013:  (Summary Excerpt) Leaders in Tunisia and Egypt have acknowledged Turkey as a potential model for their emerging democracies due to its ability to balance Islam and democracy. Rashid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, views Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party […]

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Shehzad H. Qazi: A War Without Bombs — Civil Society Initiatives Against Radicalization in Pakistan

Shehzad H. Qazi: A War Without Bombs — Civil Society Initiatives Against Radicalization in Pakistan

[ 0 ] April 12, 2013 |

by SHEHZAD H. QAZI for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on FEBRUARY 19, 2013:  (excerpt from introduction to policy brief) On December 22, 2012, a Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber assassinated Bashir Ahmad Bilour, a senior member of Pakistan’s secular Awami National Party (ANP) and a vocal opponent of the Taliban. Just three months before, the Taliban in Swat […]

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H.A. Hellyer: Social Media, Religion in the New Arab World

H.A. Hellyer: Social Media, Religion in the New Arab World

[ 0 ] March 29, 2013 |

by H.A. HELLYER for AL ARABIYA on MARCH 24, 2013:  Religion. It is not the paradigm through which people ought to explain everything about the Arab world. Yet, the reality is, religion is an important influence upon the cultures of this region. Whether one is a Muslim, a Christian or a Jew, their religious identity […]

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ISPU Report: Under the Influence —Alcohol Use Among Muslim College Students

ISPU Report: Under the Influence —Alcohol Use Among Muslim College Students

[ 0 ] March 12, 2013 |

by CYNTHIA ARFKEN, SAMEERA AHMED, and WAHIBA ABU-RAS (ISPU Fellows) for ISPU on MARCH 12, 2013:  (Executive Summary Excerpt) Alcohol abuse is a costly social and public health problem. To reduce its consequences, the United States has invested substantial resources to document use and abuse, monitor changes within demographic groups, and intervene. However, the data collected in all […]

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Julie Macfarlane: Islamic Divorce in North America (book review)

Julie Macfarlane: Islamic Divorce in North America (book review)

[ 0 ] March 5, 2013 |

by KATHLEEN E. JENKINS for SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION on FEBRUARY 18, 2013:  Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society (Oxford University Press, 2012) Julie Macfarlane explores how North American Muslim communities manage marriage and divorce processes. She draws from interviews with 212 Muslims in the United States and Canada, including imams, religious […]

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Richard Bulliet: (the case for) Islamo-Christian Civilization

Richard Bulliet: (the case for) Islamo-Christian Civilization

[ 1 ] February 14, 2013 |

by RICHARD W. BULLIET for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING and THE BRITISH COUNCIL on DECEMBER 14, 2013:  (Report Summary Excerpt) The phrase “Islamo-Christian civilization” first appeared in 2004 in the book The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization by historian Richard W. Bulliet. It was coined with a two-fold purpose. First, in the aftermath of […]

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Asifa Quraishi-Landes: Sharia and Diversity — Why Americans are Missing the Point (Report)

Asifa Quraishi-Landes: Sharia and Diversity — Why Americans are Missing the Point (Report)

[ 0 ] January 18, 2013 |

by ASIFA QURAISHI-LANDES for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on JANUARY 16, 2013:  (Executive Summary Excerpt) The lens of state power is not the only way to see law. Jewish halakha is one example. The scholar-created doctrines of Islamic law are another. Both are complete systems of law that do not need state power in […]

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ISPU Report: Facts and Fictions About Islam in Prisons — Assessing Prisoner Radicalization in Post 9/11 America

ISPU Report: Facts and Fictions About Islam in Prisons — Assessing Prisoner Radicalization in Post 9/11 America

[ 0 ] January 7, 2013 |

by SpearIt for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on DECEMBER 4, 2012:  (Executive Summary, excerpt) This report assesses the radicalization of Muslim prisoners in post-9/11 America. In the last decade, Muslim prisoners have been scrutinized for ties to terrorist and other extremist organizations, not to mention characterized as both a “threat” and a “danger” to […]

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James Hanley: The Continuing Growth of Executive Power

James Hanley: The Continuing Growth of Executive Power

[ 0 ] January 7, 2013 |

by JAMES HANLEY for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on SEPTEMBER 21, 2012:  On January 3, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. In September ISPU fellow James Hanley analyzed the controversial piece of legislation.  (Excerpt from the introduction to the policy brief) The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 has […]

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