Tag: Obama

Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

Happy Nowruz ! From the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the US and In Between

[ 0 ] March 21, 2015 |

Video above from AFP: Iranians were out shopping ahead of the Persian New Year Nowruz. The Iranian new year, which begins on March 20, coincides with the first day of spring compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary:  Wishing those who celebrate it a Happy Nowruz (Nowruz Mobarak) from the Silk Roads, to Iran, to the […]

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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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Facing Down Anti-Muslim Bigotry Through Faith in America (by David Schanzer)

Facing Down Anti-Muslim Bigotry Through Faith in America (by David Schanzer)

[ 3 ] March 16, 2015 |

Duke professor David Schanzer has shared with ISLAMiCommentary, below, his prepared remarks to the Islamic Association of Raleigh (NC) this weekend during their annual open house “Welcome to my Mosque. ” The open house was presented as “an opportunity for  friends and neighbors from other faiths to know about Islam.” Schanzer was invited to speak on Islamophobia. About 200 people were […]

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Let’s Take a Breath on Iran (by Matt Duss)

Let’s Take a Breath on Iran (by Matt Duss)

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015 |

by MATT DUSS for FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE on MARCH 11, 2015:  Rancor over a possible Iran nuclear deal reached a new level this week with a letter from Senate Republicans, initiated by freshman Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, telling Iran that a future U.S. government would not necessarily abide by such a deal. While it’s […]

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Americans’ Views Increasingly Hawkish on Terrorism, ISIS (by William Galston for Brookings)

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

by WILLIAM GALSTON for BROOKINGS (FIXGOV blog) on MARCH 4, 2015:  Last week, I posted a piece laying out the emerging evidence that the American people are shifting toward a more hawkish view of how we should respond to foreign threats, especially terrorism.  A Quinnipiac University poll released today underscores that shift. As economic worries gradually […]

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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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The Rhetoric of Similarity: Republicans, Complementarians, and ISIS (via Marginalia blog)

[ 0 ] February 27, 2015 |

by THOMAS J. WHITLEY for MARGINALIA (LA REVIEW OF BOOKS) on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:  First there was the response to President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (I wrote a bit about that here), then there was the response to the response. I have noticed something of a trend in the latter responses and […]

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Bruce Jentleson: “Invitation to Netanyahu ‘Totally Inappropriate,’ But Not a First”

Bruce Jentleson: “Invitation to Netanyahu ‘Totally Inappropriate,’ But Not a First”

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

via DUKE OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATIONS on FEBRUARY 25, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday continues to draw fire. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner, in what many have described as a rebuke to President Obama’s Iran policy. “It is totally inappropriate for […]

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Lessons from our Past: CVE, Black American Muslims and Social Justice (by Margari Aziza Hill, Muslim Matters)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by MARGARI AZIZA HILL for MUSLIM MATTERS on FEBRUARY 24, 2015:  On February 5th, Muslim twitter responded to the Right Wing backlash over Obama meeting with Muslims leaders with hilarious tweets #MuslimMeeting. Although many of the tweets were light hearted, others were critical of the meeting largely due to its secrecy. “We want to know […]

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Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Katie Miranda is a Cartoonist-Calligrapher-Jewelry Designer-Illustrator-Activist. A hyphenate par excellence. “Comics and Dialogue” had a chance to talk with her about, among other things, her views on Islam and comics, Palestine and […]

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