Tag: US Muslims

“Islam in America”: A Conversation with Jonathan Curiel (Book Q & A)

“Islam in America”: A Conversation with Jonathan Curiel (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 19, 2015: How do Muslims fit into the quilt of American history? Jonathan Curiel investigates this question in his new book, Islam in America (I.B. Tauris, April 28, 2015). “America’s first Muslims,” he writes, “were perceived […]

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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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Obama’s God Talk ‘Doesn’t Stand a Chance’ in a Polarized America (via RNS)

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015 |

by CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on FEBRUARY 16, 2015:  WASHINGTON (RNS) After taking heat from the religious right for saying Christians and Muslims have all committed horrors in God’s name, President Obama is now angering the religious left with an upcoming White House conference on combating ”violent extremism” that seems to focus only on Muslims. The […]

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WATCH: Chapel Hill Vs Copenhagen – Which Is Terrorism? (Russell Brand, The Trews)

WATCH: Chapel Hill Vs Copenhagen – Which Is Terrorism? (Russell Brand, The Trews)

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

by RUSSELL BRAND on FEBRUARY 16, 2015: Chapel Hill Vs Copenhagen – Which Is Terrorism? Russell Brand The Trews (E257) Reaction to the media coverage of the Chapel Hill killings last week and the shootings in Copenhagen. Subscribe Here Now and send links to video news items of topical stories that you’d like me to analyse. […]

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This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

PRESS RELEASE (DUKE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATONS/JULIE POUCHER HARBIN), FEBRUARY 16, 2015: DURHAM, N.C. — Local and visiting scholars from a variety of fields will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination (Feb. 21, 1965) with a public conference at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on […]

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LISTEN: Slain Young Woman Yusor Abu-Salha Told Teacher ‘We’re All One’

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

via WUNC on FEBRUARY 12, 2015: (recorded last summer)  Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, was killed in Chapel Hill, NC this week. A neighbor has been arrested for the murder of Yusor, her husband and her sister. Last summer Yusor visited the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Durham, NC with her former teacher. Here is a part of […]

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The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  A chill came over Chapel Hill Tuesday night. In the hours after three young people were gunned down on a quiet cul-de-sac, temperatures dropped below freezing and neighbors wondered whether this liberal college town had become the latest symbol of a troubling growth of anti-Muslim intolerance in […]

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‘Lone Wolf,’ ‘Self-Radicalized': Islamophobic Buzzwords Never Applied to White Terrorists (by Juan Cole)

‘Lone Wolf,’ ‘Self-Radicalized': Islamophobic Buzzwords Never Applied to White Terrorists (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  Did a self-radicalized lone wolf white terrorist kill three young Muslim students in cold blood in Chapel Hill? It is a kind of a stupid question, but its stupidity is just more apparent when asked of someone with an English last name. What does self-radicalized […]

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Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  Members of the Duke community joined more than 1,000 local residents Wednesday in remembering “three winners,” a family of young Muslim students who in their short life had affected many lives. Before an overflow crowd that filled every available space in UNC-Chapel Hill’s central “Pit,” […]

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A Punch to the Gut (by Bruce Lawrence)

A Punch to the Gut (by Bruce Lawrence)

[ 1 ] February 11, 2015 |

by BRUCE LAWRENCE for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 11, 2015: First one, then two, then three were fatally shot in the head. All at once. By one man. From out of nowhere? Just hearing about it this morning, I felt overwhelmed by the brute force of this attack. It was like a punch to the gut. […]

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