Tag: Yemen

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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The Arabic Shakespeares: Subversive, Political, and Entertaining

The Arabic Shakespeares: Subversive, Political, and Entertaining

[ 0 ] April 26, 2016 |

by MARCIA LYNX QUALEY for THE NEW ARAB on APRIL 23, 2016:  It was 1608 when the crew of the Red Dragon – under the leadership of Capt. William Keeling – set down on a small island that was then part of the Sultanate of al-Mahra and Socotra, now Yemen. While there – according to […]

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Yemen: US Bombs Used in Deadliest Market Strike (HRW REPORT)

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016 |

(VIDEO: Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes using United States-supplied bombs killed at least 97 civilians, including 25 children, in northwestern Yemen on March 15, 2016. The two strikes, on a crowded market in the village of Mastaba that may have also killed about 10 Houthi fighters, caused indiscriminate or foreseeably disproportionate loss of civilian life, in […]

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The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

The West’s Freedom Problem and the Roots of Islamic Militancy (by Mbaye Lo)

[ 0 ] February 9, 2016 |

Mbaye Bashir Lo teaches at Duke University in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and is core faculty with the Duke Islamic Studies Center. This article highlights key elements in his current book project entitled “Justice versus Freedom: the Problem with Militant Islam.” He is currently a visiting scholar at l’Institut d’études de l’Islam […]

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Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

Above: Full talk by Ambassador Alberto Fernandez: “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” (summary below)   by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 31, 2016: Dozens of Middle East studies scholars, students and the general public packed a public talk  — “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” —  given […]

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Tahrir 5 Years Later: The Hurdles to Democratization & Arab Youth Revolts

Tahrir 5 Years Later: The Hurdles to Democratization & Arab Youth Revolts

[ 0 ] January 25, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JANUARY 25, 2016: A frequently met-with Western political and often journalistic narrative of the 2011 youth revolts in the Arab world is that idealistic young people came out into the streets and managed to overthrow four dictators, but then the essential Arab nature (violent, fanatical, tribal and sectarian) […]

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No Happy New Year for Yemen (by Daniel Varisco)

No Happy New Year for Yemen (by Daniel Varisco)

[ 0 ] January 10, 2016 |

by DANIEL MARTIN VARISCO for MENA TIDNINGEN on JANUARY 1, 2016:  It is now ten months since a Saudi-led coalition began a daily bombardment of Yemen, its poor neighbor to the south. Literally thousands of air raids have been conducted, thousands of civilians have been killed, tens of thousands wounded and it seems as though […]

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Stephen Frederic Dale on ‘Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man’ (Book Q & A)

Stephen Frederic Dale on ‘Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 7, 2016:  Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) was a colossus among Muslim scholars.  Stephen Frederic Dale gives us a portrait of this extraordinary man in his new intellectual biography, The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the […]

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Top 7 Middle East Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016 (by Juan Cole)

Top 7 Middle East Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016 (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on JANUARY 1, 2016:  My own feeling is that the US engagement with the Middle East is likely to remain so intense only for another two decades or so. As fossil fuels are replaced with renewables, the outsized role that the oil Gulf plays in world affairs will decline. […]

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Perspectives on the Iran-Saudi Crisis (a compilation)

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

Above: October 7, 2011 Speech of Sheikh Al Nimr due to which he was arrested and executed  (embedded on ISLAMiCommentary by ISLAMiCommentary editor)  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 4, 2016: The Iran-Saudi Crisis “Most Dangerous for Decades” (Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, BBC News, January 4, 2016): Tensions have spiraled following the execution of Saudi […]

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