Tag: Facebook

Muslim Civil Rights Advocates See the Limitations of Social Media Activism

Muslim Civil Rights Advocates See the Limitations of Social Media Activism

[ 1 ] December 4, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on DECEMBER 4, 2015:  (RNS) As soon as news broke that the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters were Muslim, skilled Muslim activists took to social media platforms to denounce Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his 27-year-old wife Tashfeen Malik. “Feeling heartbroken,” wrote Hussam Ayloush, longtime executive director of […]

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Where Does It Hurt, O City of Light (by Omid Safi)

Where Does It Hurt, O City of Light (by Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] November 15, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on NOVEMBER 15, 2015:  Upon receiving the news from Paris, I did what I often do in moments of crisis. I turned off the TV — and sat with the grief. I turned, as I often do, to poetry, nature, scripture, and prayer. I retreated to solitude, leaving time […]

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The Intifada, Viral Death, and the Facebook Fallacy (an interview with Rebecca Stein)

The Intifada, Viral Death, and the Facebook Fallacy (an interview with Rebecca Stein)

[ 0 ] October 21, 2015 |

“What we are seeing here is a combination of the radical Islam and the Internet. Osama Bin Laden meets Mark Zuckerberg. The incitement in the social networks is moving the murders.” – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking to his Likud faction on October 19   by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on OCTOBER 21, 2015: […]

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Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

“The challenge in Pakistan is to reach the target audience with our message before the extremist groups can push them towards a hard conversion to their ideology. With most recruits, this happens somewhere between age 12-18, while subtle indoctrination begins much earlier. We think showing the true face of terrorists and the end results of […]

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Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary  — Q & A with REBECCA STEIN — on MAY 18, 2015: Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, April 2015), by scholars Adi Kunstman and Rebecca Stein, has been called “a pioneering book, showing how information and communication technologies have turned into wartime arsenals, and […]

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How Christian Behavior Online Might Fuel A New Kind of Terrorism (by Benjamin Corey for Patheos)

How Christian Behavior Online Might Fuel A New Kind of Terrorism (by Benjamin Corey for Patheos)

[ 0 ] May 19, 2015 |

by BENJAMIN COREY for PATHEOS “FORMERLY FUNDIE” BLOG on MAY 19, 2015:  Did you know that your Facebook behavior might be fueling a new kind of terrorism? For all of our talk of terrorism, we rarely talk about what actually causes terrorism other than canned one-liners that aren’t always accurate. I think most often the root causes are […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Scholars discuss the power and limits of bearing witness — as traditional or citizen journalists — and the government’s use of social media as a tool of control and repression. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015: *updated on April 13, with new information on the Rezaian case Last month Duke University […]

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Ziauddin Sardar: “Much of What We Believe in is Manufactured Dogma”

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015 |

Ziauddin Sardar discussing some key issues facing Muslim societies and how must they be addressed. by FARAH ZIA for THE NEWS ON SUNDAY(PAKISTAN) on MARCH 8, 2015: Ziauddin Sardar is a firm believer in engaging with Muslims and interpreting the Sharia according to the needs of contemporary times. That obviously is not the dominant thought […]

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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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