Tag: Obama

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

[ 0 ] July 17, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 17, 2015:  ISLAMiCommentary would like to wish all who are celebrating — Eid Mubarak! The Muslim community in America and around the world have been observing the month-long fast of Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is being marked at this time by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” […]

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The President Announces a Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on JULY 14, 2015:  President Obama delivers remarks to announce a historic nuclear agreement that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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President Obama Hosts WH Iftar: “We are all one family”

President Obama Hosts WH Iftar: “We are all one family”

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

Guests included 3 members of Congress, 42 diplomats from Muslim nations, and prominent members of the American Muslim community  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 22, 2015:  Here are a selection of Tweets from tonight’s iftar hosted by President Obama at the White House: Obama hosts Iftar dinner to mark Ramadan — and reach […]

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Voters to Erdogan: “Not so fast” (by Bahar Leventoglu)

Voters to Erdogan: “Not so fast” (by Bahar Leventoglu)

[ 0 ] June 8, 2015 |

by BAHAR LEVENTOGLU for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 8, 2015:  Turkish democracy, as every other democracy, works in interesting ways. In 1983, the voters voted for the only civilian party in general elections — signaling to the military that it was time to go back to the barracks. Similarly, after a decade of failing coalition governments […]

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WATCH Obama: “The Intl. Community Does Not Believe that Israel is Serious About a Two-State Solution”

WATCH Obama: “The Intl. Community Does Not Believe that Israel is Serious About a Two-State Solution”

[ 0 ] June 4, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 4, 2015:  Watch excerpts (above) from an interview this week with President Obama on Israeli TV Channel 2 (via Haaretz YouTube channel). Among topics he discussed in the wide-ranging interview: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; Israel’s security concerns and the US commitment to that security; prospects for a two-state solution […]

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STUDY: How the Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan Have Become One Larger Conflict

[ 0 ] June 2, 2015 |

by NETA C. CRAWFORD for THE COSTS OF WAR PROJECT (WATSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AT BROWN UNIVERSITY) on MAY 22, 2015:  SUMMARY EXCERPT: This report summarizes the separate toll of war on civilians in Afghanistan and  Pakistan and describes some of the ways the wars in each of those countries, while still having distinct features […]

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Is it the US that isn’t stepping up to fight Daesh/ ISIL? (by Juan Cole)

Is it the US that isn’t stepping up to fight Daesh/ ISIL? (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] May 28, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MAY 26, 2015: Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s blunt remarks on Sunday about the Iraqi army not having the will to fight have ruffled feathers in Baghdad and Tehran, and Vice President Joe Biden was constrained to call Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi and reassure him that the […]

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WATCH: The Role of the Black Public Intellectual (w/Mark Anthony Neal, James Braxton Peterson)

[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

via THE DUKE FORUM FOR SCHOLARS AND PUBLICS, with JAMES BRAXTON PETERSON and MARK ANTHONY NEAL on APRIL 22, 2015:  A conversation with James Braxton Peterson and Mark Anthony Neal. Sponsored by the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), The Department of African & African American Studies and the Duke Forum for Scholars […]

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WATCH: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Mark Anthony Neal on Race in America Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Will Police Killings of Blacks be the Defining Crisis of the Obama Presidency? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER at Duke University/LEFT OF BLACK on APRIL 27, 2015:  “Left of Black” host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva to talk about the digitization of […]

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