Tag: New York Times

‘Egypt’s Miscarriage of Justice’ & Other Headlines on Egypt This Week

‘Egypt’s Miscarriage of Justice’ & Other Headlines on Egypt This Week

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 26, 2014:  Egypt’s Miscarraige of Justice (by New York Times Editorial Board, March 24, 2014) EXCERPT: “Egypt has been on an alarming downward spiral ever since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Even so, the court verdict on Monday that condemned 529 Islamists to death for the killing […]

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Ezra Klein: The Real Reason Nobody Reads Academics

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

“…it would be better if academics didn’t have to blog, or know a blogger, to get their work in front of interested audiences. That would require a new model for disseminating academic work — one that gets beyond the samizdat system used for working papers on the one hand, and the rigid journal publication system on […]

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The (Ir)relevance of Academia? Academics Lash Back at Kristof for NYT Column

[ 0 ] February 28, 2014 |

by TADWEEN EDITORS for TADWEEN PUBLISHING on FEBRUARY 28, 2014:  Has academia become a wasteland of intelligence? This is not the first time such an argument has been brought to light. A recent column by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times titled “Professors, We Need You!” has attracted a significant amount of attention from across the web over […]

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Ronald Meinardus: Why Western Liberals Have Problems Understanding Egypt

Ronald Meinardus: Why Western Liberals Have Problems Understanding Egypt

[ 0 ] February 14, 2014 |

by RONALD MEINARDUS for DAILY NEWS EGYPT on FEBRUARY 9, 2014:  I’ll start on a personal note. I’m writing this commentary with a sense of unease and cautiousness. I’m a foreigner living in Egypt, and intend to write about political issues related to the host country. As long as foreign journalists are in jail for […]

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Revolution in Bosnia? (Scholars & Experts, Reporters, and Activists Weigh In)

Revolution in Bosnia? (Scholars & Experts, Reporters, and Activists Weigh In)

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2014:  Last weekend, peaceful demonstrations across Bosnia and Herzegovina turned violent. The demonstrators were protesting local and state government corruption and mismanagement, unemployment and poverty. Is Bosnia, 19 years since the war ended, experiencing it’s own ‘Arab Spring’ , and what does it mean for […]

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Renowned Egyptian Scholar Emad Shahin Charged With Espionage (His Response)

Renowned Egyptian Scholar Emad Shahin Charged With Espionage (His Response)

[ 0 ] January 22, 2014 |

JANUARY 22, 2014:  In an emailed statement, AUC professor Emad El-Din Shahin responds to being indicted for espionage and other charges by Egyptian prosecutors. Dr. Shahin’s statement is published in full below. (For more background and reactions from other scholars see today’s New York Times article on the subject) *Statement to my Students, Family and Friends […]

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Suicide Crash in Beijing: Uyghur Family Terrorists? (Haiyun Ma)

Suicide Crash in Beijing: Uyghur Family Terrorists? (Haiyun Ma)

[ 0 ] November 1, 2013 |

by HAIYUN MA for ISLAMiCommentary on November 1, 2013:  Two particular Uyghur visits to Communist China’s capital, Beijing, might be said to define the trajectory of the relationship between China’s Han rulers and the ruled Ugyhur people of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. As legend has it, in 1956 75-year old Uncle Qurban ventured to Beijing […]

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Omid Safi: How To Keep Malala from Being Appropriated — 5 points on Malala, Obama, and Jon Stewart

Omid Safi: How To Keep Malala from Being Appropriated — 5 points on Malala, Obama, and Jon Stewart

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

“Those of us who have spent years of our life living in and studying Muslim majority societies know that no one has a monopoly on goodness, truth, and beauty, or ugliness, evil, and cruelty.    These are human tendencies that percolate inside each and every single one of us.  And Muslim societies, like all societies, are […]

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UPDATE: Saving Face in the Islamic World and Beyond: Ending  Death Row Organ Harvesting in China (Haiyun Ma)

UPDATE: Saving Face in the Islamic World and Beyond: Ending  Death Row Organ Harvesting in China (Haiyun Ma)

[ 1 ] August 24, 2013 |

by HAIYUN MA for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 28, 2013: * Update 8/24/13 (Senior Chinese official Huang Jiefu said China will phase out the practice of taking organs from executed prisoners starting in November, and will now rely on using organs from voluntary donors under a new national donation system.) Like many other religions, Islam places importance with both […]

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Shalom Goldman: Iran, Israel, and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Opposition to Zionism

Shalom Goldman: Iran, Israel, and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Opposition to Zionism

[ 0 ] August 8, 2013 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 8, 2013: In the past few weeks the war of words between Jerusalem and Tehran has intensified. In what now seems a cyclical phenomenon, the politicos in both capitals hurl invectives and warnings at each other, and then retreat back into relative silence. The actual shadow war between the […]

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