Tag: The Washington Post

WATCH: National Conversations on Islamophobia

[ 0 ] November 23, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 23, 2015:  CAIR Michigan Director Dawud Walid Talks Hamtramck, Islamophobia, Syria Refugees (November 22, 2015) Native Detroit Dawud Walid talked about the demographics of Hamtramck — where Muslims hold the majority of seats on its city council — and his work with the Muslim community in Detroit. He also […]

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Imprisoned Iranian Cartoonist  Fights for Justice and Her Life (#Draw4Atena)

Imprisoned Iranian Cartoonist Fights for Justice and Her Life (#Draw4Atena)

[ 1 ] September 21, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 21, 2015: Earlier this month, twenty-eight-year-old Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghandani was awarded the Courage in Editorial Cartooning award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI).  Ms. Farghandani herself could not be there to accept the award because she is […]

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My madrassa classmate hated politics. Then he joined the Islamic State. (by Ebrahim Moosa)

My madrassa classmate hated politics. Then he joined the Islamic State. (by Ebrahim Moosa)

[ 0 ] August 21, 2015 |

by EBRAHIM MOOSA for THE WASHINGTON POST on AUGUST 21, 2015; When we studied together at a madrassa, Rashid Moosagie had a very low opinion of my politics. I was disenchanted by the academic, abstract nature of our curriculum at the Deoband seminary, some 100 miles from New Delhi, where I was enrolled in 1978; […]

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The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

The Iran Deal and the Power of Rhetoric (by Shalom Goldman)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2015 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 30, 2015:  Opinion polls and election results indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rhetoric — which compares the Islamic republic of Iran to the Nazi regime and the recently-signed accords with Iran (the P5+ 1 agreement ) to the Munich pact of 1938 — has played well within Israel. Netanyahu’s characterization of the agreement signed in […]

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Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

Manslaughter in the Mediterranean: Who are the Migrant Victims?

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2015:  Italian authorities said today that the captain of a migrant boat and his deputy have been arrested on suspicion of people smuggling — with as many as 800 feared dead when a ship loaded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday night. […]

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Measuring What Policymakers Want from Academics (via Monkey Cage blog/WP)

[ 0 ] April 14, 2015 |

by ANA O’HARROW and MICHAEL TIERNEY for MONKEY CAGE blog/WASHINGTON POST on APRIL 5, 2015:  An increasing number of unsupported, but plausible, claims assert a widening gap between the policy and academic communities in international relations. Certainly both IR scholars and IR practitionersperceive a growing gap between the academic and policy communities. But how would […]

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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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The Tragic Shooting of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#MuslimLivesMatter)

The Tragic Shooting of Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#MuslimLivesMatter)

[ 0 ] February 11, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 11, 2015:* UPDATED FEBRUARY 15, 2015   Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was was arrested and charged in Tuesday’s fatal shooting of three students — Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha — at condominium complex near the University of North Carolina […]

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President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

The alarming rise in anti-Muslim bigotry in America was one of the top, if not the top issue  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 6, 2015:  Here is a selection of press releases and related commentary on the meeting from Muslim American groups and the White House. — by HODA ELSHISHTAWY for MPAC.ORG […]

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CIA Torture Report Released: Was the Agency’s Interrogation Program a Mistake?

CIA Torture Report Released: Was the Agency’s Interrogation Program a Mistake?

[ 0 ] December 9, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN on DECEMBER 9, 2014 :  Today the US Senate Intelligence Committee released an extensive report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. According to The Washington Post the “exhaustive, five-year Senate investigation of the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects renders a strikingly bleak verdict of a program launched in the […]

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