Tag: New York Times

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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“Lives in Common”: Menachem Klein on his Latest Book & Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine

“Lives in Common”: Menachem Klein on his Latest Book & Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine

[ 0 ] March 16, 2015 |

“Only few Israelis and Palestinians see their counterparts as equal human beings with the same collective and individual rights. The Israeli elections may bring new political leadership, but this leadership should introduce this missing perspective, not follow the right wing governments in seeing the Palestinians and other Arab – Muslim societies as an existential threat […]

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Mixed Reaction to PM Netanyahu’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress (WATCH)

Mixed Reaction to PM Netanyahu’s Address to Joint Meeting of Congress (WATCH)

[ 0 ] March 4, 2015 |

via C-SPAN on MARCH 3, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress, in which he outlined his opposition to a possible deal with Iran over its nuclear program. The prime minister’s speech was controversial because Republican congressional leaders invited him without the involvement of the Obama administration. At least 50 Democratic […]

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Deal or No Deal? U.S./Iran Relations and the Possibility of a Nuclear Pact (a compilation)

Deal or No Deal? U.S./Iran Relations and the Possibility of a Nuclear Pact (a compilation)

[ 0 ] November 21, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 25, 2014: UPDATED NOV. 24 , 2014  : (VIA THE WASHINGTON POST) VIENNA — Nuclear talks with Iran will be extended for seven months after intense negotiations failed to reach a comprehensive accord but appeared to make encouraging headway, diplomats said Monday. (New target is June 30, 2015) […]

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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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