Tag: New York Times

Freedom of Expression for Some (by Haiyun Ma and I-wei Jennifer Chang)

Freedom of Expression for Some (by Haiyun Ma and I-wei Jennifer Chang)

[ 0 ] September 30, 2014 |

Chinese academic given life in prison for Uyghur website while radical Han separatist and nationalist web site flourishes by HAIYUN MA and JENNIFER I-WEI CHANG for ISLAMiCommentary: The sentencing of a Uyghur economics professor, Ilham Tohti, on September 23 shocked many people including human rights groups and scholars of Xinjiang studies. Mr. Tohti, a critic […]

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WATCH: Can Iraq Survive?

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

via CHATHAM HOUSE and INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 *updated with Storify on September 26, 2014:  Overview In recent months, the Islamic State has made sweeping military advances and Baghdad has been paralyzed by political infighting. This discussion will focus on the viability of Iraqi state itself and the ethnosectarian tensions that seem […]

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Yale University Chaplain Who Blamed Anti-Semitism on Israel Resigns

[ 1 ] September 9, 2014 |

by JEWISH NEWS SERVICE (via the website algemeiner) on SEPTEMBER 7, 2014:  JNS.org – Rev. Bruce M. Shipman, who recently came under fire for blaming the Israeli government for rising anti-Semitism in Europe, has resigned as priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale University. The Episcopal Church stated Sept. 4 that Shipman resigned “on his own initiative.” The Church did […]

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LISTEN: The ISIS Social Media Attack (weighing in: Shane/NYT,Tufekci/UNC, Skinner/ex-CIA, Arquila/Naval Postgraduate)

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

by TOM ASHBROOK for WBUR/ON POINT) on SEPTEMBER 3, 2014:  Another beheading of an American journalist by ISIS. Steven Sotloff, 31. The orange outfit. The killer in black. The desert. The knife. It’s hideous, stomach-turning. Beyond infuriating. And it’s on the web. Social media. This summer, ISIS has rampaged across the desert, taking turf, claiming a “caliphate,” […]

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Israel Can’t Afford to Lose Jews Like Me (David Schanzer)

Israel Can’t Afford to Lose Jews Like Me (David Schanzer)

[ 10 ] August 8, 2014 |

by DAVID H. SCHANZER for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 8, 2014: Writing in the New York Times today, columnist Shmuel Rosner labeled non-Israeli liberal Jews that are becoming more estranged from modern day Israel, as “fair weather fans” that Israel both can and should ignore. He is dead wrong on both counts. I am far from […]

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Shalom Goldman on Qashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

Shalom Goldman on Qashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for PATHEOS on JULY 11, 2014:  A New Yorker cartoon of a few years back shows Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. Looking at Moses, one Israelite says to the other, “Well, he’s alright, but I wish he were a little more pro-Israel.” The leadership of American Jewish community organizations never has to worry about […]

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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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WATCH: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Exchanged for Guantanamo Detainees

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

via SKY NEWS on JUNE 4, 2014: The Taliban has released a video (above) showing American hostage Sgt Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to US forces in Afghanistan.The video, emailed to the media, shows him being handed over close to the Afghan border with Pakistan. Related On Taliban Video, a Message as Soldier Is Released: ‘Don’t […]

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WATCH: Israeli forces shoot and kill two Palestinian teens near Ramallah

[ 0 ] May 21, 2014 |

video above released by Defense for Children Palestine  by DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN PALESTINE (NEWS RELEASE) on MAY 17, 2014:  Ramallah, May 17, 2014—Israeli forces killed two Palestinian teens during clashes on Thursday outside the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Nadeem Siam Nawara, 17, and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher, 16, were both fatally shot […]

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‘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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