“Now let’s see what happens with all these comments, but there is definitely an openness (to the Republican party) that I didn’t feel for sure in 2008 or even in 2012. I’ve got a lot of people coming up to me who (say) ‘hey if the right person came along I’d vote Republican’.” — longtime […]
Tag: Jen’nan Read
by LEE LAWRENCE for THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR on FEBRUARY 16, 2014: EXCERPT: Many scholars believe that Muslim Americans will gradually integrate just as other religious minorities have before them. But some, such as Jen’nan Ghazal Read, associate professor of sociology and global health at Duke University in Durham, N.C., disagree. She has done extensive research on […]
by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, DECEMBER 19, 2012: There are an estimated 26,000 Muslims in North Carolina. While that’s less than one percent of the state’s population, it also reflects a 30 percent increase in the number of Muslims living in the state over the past decade. WRAL-TV (Raleigh, North Carolina’s CBS TV affiliate […]
by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 5, 2012: “What we had was a huge demographic victory, not quite an ideological victory,” said John Zogby to an Islamic studies and public policy audience at Duke University, a week after the re-election of President Barack Obama. Zogby, Senior Analyst with the polling firm JZ Analytics, had […]
by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, November 9, 2012: On November 9, 2012 P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, moderated a panel on Arab Spring aftermath at 2012 World Affairs Councils of America conference. Panelists include Marc Lynch, George Washington University; Jen’nan Read, Duke University; and Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland. Analysis of […]
by OMAR SACIRBEY for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on NOVEMBER 8, 2012: (RNS) American Muslims are celebrating the ouster of two congressmen known for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, and heralding the outcomes as a sign that Muslim voters, at least in some districts, are a political force to be reckoned with.
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO “TELL ME MORE”, MARCH 28, 2012: This election season, presidential candidates have been putting the word “Muslim” back into the national consciousness. So Tell Me More wanted to ask, “What does it mean to be Muslim in America?” Guest host Jacki Lyden puts this question to a prominent Muslim American and a […]