Tag: BBC

Myanmar’s Historic Election Sunday Might Be Victory for Democracy, but not for Country’s Muslims

Myanmar’s Historic Election Sunday Might Be Victory for Democracy, but not for Country’s Muslims

[ 0 ] November 5, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 5, 2015:  In historic parliamentary elections on Sunday, Nobel Peace laureate and Burmese activist and politician Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will compete for votes against Myanmar’s military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). (Suu Kyi spent 15 years of the last 21 years […]

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Science and Islam (BBC Documentary)

[ 0 ] September 3, 2015 |

via MUSLIM ZEAL/BBC on JULY 1, 2013

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New Light on the History of the Quranic Text? (by Joseph E. B. Lumbard)

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by JOSEPH E.B. LUMBARD for THE HUFFINGTON POST on JULY 24, 2015:  The recent discovery of an early manuscript of the Quran has received extensive media attention, appearing on BBC, CNN and even above the fold on the front page of the New York Times. But in the broader context of recent scholarship on early manuscripts of […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015:  Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh set the scene for “Rosewater”  — a feature film about the real-life imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari following his coverage of the 2009 Iran elections — at a public screening of the film last month.  Released in November […]

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Andreas Lubitz: Racial Subtext to Discourse on Counter-terrorism

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

“In the years 1990 to 2012, violence carried out by right-wing groups is on par with violence carried out by Muslims in Europe (249 and 263 incidences, respectively). During the same period, “there were 145 acts of political violence carried out by the American far right, resulting in 348 deaths.” In comparison, 20 were killed […]

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WATCH: Tunisia Museum Shooting (17 tourists, 2 gunmen killed)

[ 0 ] March 18, 2015 |

via BBC NEWS on MARCH 18, 2015:  The Tunisian prime minister says 19 people were killed — 17of them tourists — in an attack by gunmen on the main museum in the capital, Tunis. “Huge disaster has befallen Tunisia”. Those are the words of president Beji Caid El Essebsi. The two gunmen who carried out […]

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WATCH: Santa Claus is from Turkey?

[ 0 ] December 26, 2014 |

via MARK LOWEN/BBC NEWS on DECEMBER 24, 2014:  Although widely thought to hail from the North Pole, Santa Claus is in fact originally from Turkey. The BBC’s Mark Lowen visited the southern Turkish town of Demre to trace the roots of old Santa.

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WATCH: Trailer for Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” movie

[ 0 ] October 7, 2014 |

via OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE FOR “ROSEWATER” :  Based on a true story, ROSEWATER marks the screenwriting & directorial debut of The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal. 11/14/2014 Description The feature film Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, […]

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Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary from JUNE 12-23, 2014:  Here is a compilation of expert voices/analysis on Iraq politics, security, and the ISIS offensive : Iraq on the Brink (by Emile Nakhleh, LobeLog, June 23, 2014) EXCERPT: The United States, in cooperation with Iran, the Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Sunni tribal leaders, and […]

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How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

[ 1 ] June 16, 2014 |

“What happened during the course of the long months of unrest and the protests online that followed the Iranian presidential election of 2009, changed the whole architecture of journalism, teaching and publishing. What changed too was the way we were using social media — from avatar activism to the functionality of the hashtag as slogan […]

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