Tag: New York Times

Ten Ways on How Not To Think About the Iran/Saudi Conflict (by Omid Safi)

Ten Ways on How Not To Think About the Iran/Saudi Conflict (by Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on JANUARY 7, 2016:  EXCERPT: There are many political scientists and public policy pundits that you can turn to for grasping the geopolitics of the situation. You can listen to Vali Nasr, dean of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with NPR’s Renee Montaigne, and on PRI’s The […]

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Ideological Violence is Terrorism (by Charles Kurzman)

[ 0 ] December 4, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for THE NEW YORK TIMES on DECEMBER 4, 2015:  Violence like the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., raises an existential question: What are we most afraid of? Ideological killings, which occur relatively rarely, or “ordinary” violence — including school shootings, gang murders, domestic abuse and other forms of homicide — which is […]

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Civil Rights Groups Warn that New FBI Program Trains Teachers, Students to Snoop On Muslims

Civil Rights Groups Warn that New FBI Program Trains Teachers, Students to Snoop On Muslims

[ 0 ] November 2, 2015 |

UPDATE: The FBI at least temporarily suspended a web-based anti-extremism program on Monday, reportedly putting it on hold after it was criticized for unfairly profiling Muslim Americans. SEE MORE HERE: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/11/02/3718376/fbi-temporarily-suspends-anti-extremism-program/ Civil rights groups warn that new FBI tool “Don’t Be a Puppet” violates civil liberties of Muslims via COMMON DREAMS on NOVEMBER 2, 2015:  Rights […]

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A Russian Power Play in Syria ?

A Russian Power Play in Syria ?

[ 0 ] September 30, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary: Here is a compilation of pieces reflecting on Russia’s increased participation in the war in Syria, what’s at stake for the U.S., and the Assad endgame: U.S.-Russian Air War Begins Over Syria (Mark Thompson, Time, September 30, 2015) EXCERPT: “Putin is prepared to use military force whenever and wherever he thinks it […]

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The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think (by Kecia Ali)

The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think (by Kecia Ali)

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

by KECIA ALI for THE HUFFINGTON POST on AUGUST 19, 2015:  New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi recently outlined the Islamic State’s systematic, logistically complex program of sex trafficking of captured Yazidi women and girls. Her narrative is chilling; the survivors’ testimonies are horrifying. It is obvious that ISIS soldiers (and leaders) commit terrible abuses, […]

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New Light on the History of the Quranic Text? (by Joseph E. B. Lumbard)

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by JOSEPH E.B. LUMBARD for THE HUFFINGTON POST on JULY 24, 2015:  The recent discovery of an early manuscript of the Quran has received extensive media attention, appearing on BBC, CNN and even above the fold on the front page of the New York Times. But in the broader context of recent scholarship on early manuscripts of […]

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Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

by JACKIE OGBURN for TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 25, 2015:  DURHAM, N.C. — U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The […]

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Kurzman and Schanzer in NYT on “The Other Terror Threat” — Right Wing Extremism

Kurzman and Schanzer in NYT on “The Other Terror Threat” — Right Wing Extremism

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for THE NEW YORK TIMES on JUNE 16, 2015:  This month, the headlines were about a Muslim man in Boston who was accused of threatening police officers with a knife. Last month, two Muslims attacked an anti-Islamic conference in Garland, Tex. The month before, a Muslim man was charged […]

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The Israeli Elections: So Much for the Peace Process…

The Israeli Elections: So Much for the Peace Process…

[ 0 ] March 18, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 18, 2015:  Here is a compilation of reactions and analyses of the results of yesterday’s elections in Israel: ———- Palestinians Want World Pressure On Israel After Netanyahu Win (Nidal Reutersal-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta/Reuters via Huffington Post, March 18, 2015) EXCERPT: GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 18 (Reuters) – Palestinian […]

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