Tag: Obama

Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

Above: Full talk by Ambassador Alberto Fernandez: “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” (summary below)   by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 31, 2016: Dozens of Middle East studies scholars, students and the general public packed a public talk  — “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” —  given […]

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WATCH NOW: President Obama Speaks at Baltimore Mosque; His First US Mosque Visit of His Presidency

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on FEBRUARY 3, 2016:  Today, President Obama is making his first visit to a mosque in America. Today, Rumana Ahmed, a Muslim American and advisor at the White House, sent the following message to the White House email list ahead of the President’s remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.  Today, President […]

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LISTEN: In Politico Interview Obama talks GOP 2016, Muslims

[ 0 ] January 25, 2016 |

by GLENN THRUSH for POLITICO on JANUARY 25, 2016:  In an Oval Office interview for POLITICO’s Off Message podcast, the president offers his most expansive comments yet on the race to succeed him in the White House. EXCERPT: Obama is of two minds about 2016, people close to him say: He’s intensely interested in ensuring […]

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Trita Parsi on the U.S. & Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship ?

Trita Parsi on the U.S. & Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship ?

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 14, 2016: On Nov. 3-4 president of the National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi spoke on “The U.S. and Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship?” at UNC-Chapel Hill at Duke. Parsi, who’s also been a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is an […]

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WATCH: In SOTU ’16, Pres. Obama Rejects Islamophobia in Politics

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on JANUARY 14, 2016: CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s SOTU Remarks Rejecting Islamophobia in the Political Process (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed President Obama’s remarks in his State of the Union address rejecting Islamophobia, […]

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WATCH: Obama Today on the Chapel Hill Shootings

[ 0 ] January 5, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary (video via WNCN) on JANUARY 5, 2016: While addressing the nation on gun control, President Obama mentioned the murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill last year. “Second Amendment Rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well, and we have to be able […]

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Top 7 Middle East Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016 (by Juan Cole)

Top 7 Middle East Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016 (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JANUARY 1, 2016:  My own feeling is that the US engagement with the Middle East is likely to remain so intense only for another two decades or so. As fossil fuels are replaced with renewables, the outsized role that the oil Gulf plays in world affairs will decline. […]

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Religion News in 2015: Terror, Fear and Forgiveness (by Jeremy Socolovsky, RNS)

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

by JEREMY SOCOLOVSKY for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on DECEMBER 28, 2015:  (RNS) “I forgive you.” These may have been three of the most powerful words uttered in the name of religion this year. They came out of the mouth of Nadine Collier, addressed to the white supremacist accused of fatally shooting her mother and eight […]

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Are Americans Convinced Obama’s Strategy Against ISIS is Working? (Bruce Jentleson Answers):

Are Americans Convinced Obama’s Strategy Against ISIS is Working? (Bruce Jentleson Answers):

[ 0 ] December 16, 2015 |

President Obama says ISIS is rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria. David Greene talks to Democratic adviser Bruce Jentleson (a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University) about whether the president is succeeding in assuaging Americans’ fears. via NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO/MORNING EDITION (TRANSCRIPT) on DECEMBER 15, 2015:  DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: President […]

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