Tag: Syria civil war

Speaking Out Against Hate: A Note to Americans from a Yemeni Muslim Student

Speaking Out Against Hate: A Note to Americans from a Yemeni Muslim Student

[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

by SAFAA AL-SAEEDI for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 28, 2016:  Can we have an honest conversation; Yemeni to American ? Though many of you want to believe that Muslims are peaceful and they should be treated justly, I understand that at the same time you can’t make sense of all the atrocities committed in the name […]

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LISTEN: Syria Deteriorates, Families in Crisis (a compilation)

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 3, 2016:  Here’s a couple of very good pieces on NPR today. In this first one (above) the New York Times’ Declan Walsh reports for NPR from Damascus about conditions in the capital city, public opinion of Bashar al-Assad and his regime, and the besieged Aleppo. And […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on APRIL 28, 2016: In this latest installment On Security, David Schanzer speaks with Scott Briggaman about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy. David also discusses the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo and the crisis in Brazil as the Olympics approach. Music Credit: Righteous by […]

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WATCH: In Praise of Hatred — a Conversation with Khalid Khalifa

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on APRIL 11, 2016:  Syrian author Khalid Khalifa sits down with Renée Ragin to discuss his process, his novels, and his thoughts on Syria today. Khalifa is an award-winning Syrian novelist, screenwriter and poet. Khalifa’s work “In Praise of Hatred” was been widely praised. Ragin is a PhD in Duke […]

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Juan Cole on the Fall of Palmyra to Syrian Regime Forces

Juan Cole on the Fall of Palmyra to Syrian Regime Forces

[ 0 ] March 28, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MARCH 28, 2016:  That massive Russian air strikes and a determined infantry and armor assault by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on the ancient city of Palmyra could dislodge from it a few hundred or at most a couple thousand Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) fighters is not all that […]

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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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“No Matter How Bad it Gets, Don’t Come Back”

“No Matter How Bad it Gets, Don’t Come Back”

[ 1 ] February 29, 2016 |

Afghan Refugee Gulwali Passarlay Opens Up About His Remarkable Year-Long Journey to the UK, in Conversation with Duke Students  by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 29, 2016:  “Before I died, I contemplated how drowning would feel. It was clear to me now; this was how I would go: away from my mother’s warmth, […]

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WATCH: Gov. Kasich, 2016 Presidential Candidate, Reacts to SC Exit Polls on Banning Muslim Immigrants

WATCH: Gov. Kasich, 2016 Presidential Candidate, Reacts to SC Exit Polls on Banning Muslim Immigrants

[ 0 ] February 22, 2016 |

February 21, 2016: On Face the Nation, Kasich criticizes Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim Immigration, and reacts to latest exit polls on that subject.  RELATED: Trump’s SC Victory and anti-Muslim Hatred (Juan Cole, Informed Comment, February 21, 2016): EXCERPT: Billionaire bigot Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary Saturday with about 32.5 percent of the vote. He was […]

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WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

WATCH: Raza Rumi Speaks Out on Countering Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] February 18, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2016:  In November I had a chance to sit down with policy analyst, journalist, and scholar Raza Rumi at the ISLAMiCommentary office of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and speak to him about countering violent extremism in the Middle East and in Pakistan, and the plight of […]

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