Tag: US Muslims

Passion in Practice: Muslims of the Carolinas

Passion in Practice: Muslims of the Carolinas

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

(voice of Omid Safi at the beginning and end of the video)  by LAYLA QURAN and AISHA ANWAR for PASSION IN PRACTICE: MUSLIMS OF THE CAROLINA PROJECT (Content shared with and compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary) on MARCH 31, 2015:  From the musings of a poet to the pirouette of a ballerina to the notes […]

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LISTEN: On Dean Obeidallah Show, NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Talks US Media Double Standard on Muslims

LISTEN: On Dean Obeidallah Show, NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Talks US Media Double Standard on Muslims

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

Above — “If you are not Muslim, what do you have to do to be called a terrorist in this world? Convert to Islam?” —Dean Obeidallah and Ayman Mohyeldin talk US media double standard when it comes to calling non-Muslims terrorists.  They also discussed the situation in Yemen and Iraq.  Below, SiriusXM Insight host Dean Obeidallah writes about […]

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WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

[ 0 ] March 24, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on MARCH 24, 2015:  Just ahead of a national conference being held at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill (2/20/15-2/21/15) on “The Legacy […]

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Pledging Allegiance to Islamophobia in US Classrooms (by Khaled Beydoun/AJE)

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

by KHALED A BEYDOU for AL JAZEERA ENGLISH on MARCH 23, 2015:  Two weeks after New York City announced that its schools would observe the principal Muslim holidays, another school district in the State of New York signaled that Islamophobia in the US, and its classrooms, was hardly on the decline. On March 18, a […]

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WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

WATCH: Sandy Darity and Bill Hart on the Religious & the Political Malcolm X

[ 0 ] March 23, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of […]

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WATCH: Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X (Part 3, inc. conference videos)

WATCH: Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X (Part 3, inc. conference videos)

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. His life — as a black figure, as a Muslim figure, and as an international figure — and legacy have gotten widespread media […]

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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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WATCH: Zaytuna College Is Now First Accredited Muslim College in America

WATCH: Zaytuna College Is Now First Accredited Muslim College in America

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015 |

“Five years ago, we introduced an undergraduate liberal arts program inspired by the idea of restoring the holistic education that had been offered in the great teaching centers of Islamic civilization. Today, Zaytuna’s accreditation roots this vision in a reality recognized within American higher education.” — President Hamza Yusuf  via ZAYTUNA COLLEGE on MARCH 8, 2015: […]

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Across North Carolina, Muslim Students Take Stock of Trying Semester

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015 |

by MADELINE WILL for THE (DUKE) CHRONICLE on MARCH 11, 2015:  On the campus of the University of North Carolina here — and at nearby North Carolina State University — memories of the February killings of three young Muslims still linger. The iconic symbol of the tragedy — black-and-white outlines of the victims’ heads and […]

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WATCH: Islamophobia in America and Europe Discussed on CCTV’s “The Heat”

WATCH: Islamophobia in America and Europe Discussed on CCTV’s “The Heat”

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015 |

via “THE HEAT” WITH ANAND NAIDOO/CCTV on MARCH 3, 2015:  Guests on the program included Yasmine Taeb, a co-author of a report by the Center for American Progress on Islamophobia;chief representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University Imam Abdullah Antepli; spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Britain, Talha Ahmad; and former Pakistani ambassador to the UK […]

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