Tag: US Muslims

New Paper Examines Increasing Islamophobia in the Texas Public Sphere

New Paper Examines Increasing Islamophobia in the Texas Public Sphere

[ 0 ] May 2, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY AND CIVIC LIFE  on MAY 2, 2016:  The Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (IDCL) published a white paper last month entitled “Islamophobia in the Texas Public Sphere.” Texas is home to the largest Muslim population of any state in the country. Produced by Tiffany Puett, Simran Jeet […]

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WATCH: Standing Up for Justice — Muslim Women in Action (w/Lamptey,Sarsour,Wadud,Safi,Boukadoum,Kramer)

WATCH: Standing Up for Justice — Muslim Women in Action (w/Lamptey,Sarsour,Wadud,Safi,Boukadoum,Kramer)

[ 0 ] April 1, 2016 |

(If you are watching straight from YouTube video starts at about 21:19. This video is the live-stream version) via UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY on MARCH 30, 2016:  How do diverse Muslim women strive for change and pursue equality? How do they embody the Qur’anic call to stand up for justice persistently, beyond self-interest, and across communal […]

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WATCH: Feaver and Jentleson on History in Cuba and Terror in Brussels

WATCH: Feaver and Jentleson on History in Cuba and Terror in Brussels

[ 0 ] April 1, 2016 |

via DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE on MARCH 30, 2016:  President Obama visited Cuba, and the US began to open trade relations. Meanwhile, the terrorist attacks in Brussels pose new questions for national and international security. Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate the implications in this episode of Foreign Exchange. Peter Feaver is a […]

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WATCH: Prof. Muqtedar Khan on Terror in Brussels: Response and its Ramifications

[ 0 ] March 25, 2016 |

via MUQTEDAR KHAN on MARCH 22, 2016: Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, expresses condolences on the terror attacks in Belgium and it’s ramifications on the refugee crisis, shifting politics in the US and Europe (fascism trending), and an increase in public […]

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WATCH: Islam & Muslims in the 2016 US Presidential Campaigns

WATCH: Islam & Muslims in the 2016 US Presidential Campaigns

[ 0 ] March 25, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary *Updated on MARCH 27, 2016 with John Kasich’s appearance on Meet the Press on March 27, the above CBS This Morning clip from March 24, and with new videos last week (below) with Cruz, Clinton, Sanders and Trump:  This below is a condensed version of a page on ISLAMiCommentary that’s intended […]

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Juan Cole: How Not to Talk About Muslims After a Fringe Terrorist Group Attacks

Juan Cole: How Not to Talk About Muslims After a Fringe Terrorist Group Attacks

[ 0 ] March 24, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 23, 2016: 1. Stop calling Daesh “the Islamic State.” They are manipulating you. They aren’t a state and they aren’t Islamic. If some fringe cult took over some villages in Mexico and called itself “The Vatican,” then committed terrorism, would journalists blithely say on air “Today, the […]

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What’s Next for Brussels, Anti-Terrorism Efforts?

What’s Next for Brussels, Anti-Terrorism Efforts?

[ 0 ] March 22, 2016 |

Wrong response could lead to more radicalization, experts say via DUKE TODAY on MARCH 21, 2016:  DURHAM, NC – Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were likely aimed at eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to protect Belgians and provoking an overreaction against Muslims, says a Duke counterterrorism expert. The latter could play into Islamic […]

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80 Incidents of Anti-Muslim Hate in the Last Four Months

80 Incidents of Anti-Muslim Hate in the Last Four Months

[ 0 ] March 17, 2016 |

Muslim Advocates report that they have documented 80 incidents of anti-Muslim hate in the last four months via MUSLIM ADVOCATES on MARCH 17, 2016:  In the wake of the Paris attacks, hate crimes against American Muslims continue to increase at a disturbing rate. The map below displays recent incidents of threats, violence, and acts of vandalism […]

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WATCH: A Conversation with Edward Curtis & Jamillah Karim on Islam as Black History

WATCH: A Conversation with Edward Curtis & Jamillah Karim on Islam as Black History

[ 0 ] March 16, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER/DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER on MARCH 16, 2016:  At a public event last month, scholars Edward Curtis and Jamillah Karim discussed Islam as Black History and why is it important to integrate the study of Black history and Islam. They took up questions such as: How does the study of gender challenge both […]

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POLL: Muslims Pious, Patriotic, Weary of Discrimination, Lean Democratic

POLL: Muslims Pious, Patriotic, Weary of Discrimination, Lean Democratic

[ 0 ] March 15, 2016 |

via INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on MARCH 15, 2016:  ISPU “American Muslim Poll: Politics, Priorities and Prejudice in 2016” Key Findings In early 2016, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding conducted a survey of Muslims, Jews, Protestants, and Catholics to examine their attitudes on various issues ranging from politics and religion, to […]

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