Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Struggling Bronx Synagogue Finds Free Housing—in a Mosque – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/88849/a-bronx-tale-3/

Via Imam D

Chris Hedges: The Cancer in Occupy

This is a struggle to win the hearts and minds of the wider public and those within the structures of power (including the police) who are possessed of a conscience. It is not a war. Nonviolent movements, on some level, embrace police brutality. The continuing attempt by the state to crush peaceful protesters who call for simple acts of justice delegitimizes the power elite. It prompts a passive population to respond. It brings some within the structures of power to our side and creates internal divisions that will lead to paralysis within the network of authority. Martin Luther King kept holding marches in Birmingham because he knew Public Safety Commissioner “Bull” Connor was a thug who would overreact.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_cancer_of_occupy_20120206/

NYT Editorial: Another Campaign for Sale

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/opinion/another-2012-campaign-for-sale.html?hp

NYT: Radical U.S. Muslims Little Threat, Study Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/us/radical-muslim-americans-pose-little-threat-study-says.html?hp

His [Charles Kurzman] new report is based on the continuation of research he conducted for a book he published last year, “The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists.”

Schedule for the Islamic Center at NYU Conference 2012 (this weekend) Now Available

http://icnyuconference.com/

Ivy Muslim Conference at Yale (February 17-18)

http://www.yale.edu/msa/ivymuslims/

Abd El-Kader Education Project

http://abdelkaderproject.org/

The project was born from Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abdelkader, a Story of True Jihad (Monkfish Books) launched in Elkader, Iowa in 2008.

via Yusuf

Monday, February 6, 2012

The NYPD's ugly history of racial profiling | Debbie Almontaser | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/jan/30/nypd-ugly-history-racial-profiling

Obscure Malcolm X speech found at Brown University

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2012%2F02%2F06%2FMN0F1N3EKQ.DTL

via Dave Coolidge

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: If You Don’t Like the Mawlid, Watch Out! 05/02/12

http://sandala.org/blog/2012/02/05/if-you-don%E2%80%99t-like-the-mawlid-watch-out/

via Iram

Nawawi Foundation Papers by Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah

I always refer people to these beautiful, well-written, and highly beneficial articles available as pdfs (and some in Spanish alhamdullah)!

http://nawawi.org/courses/index_reading_room.html

Event with Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr at Princeton this Friday starting at 4 PM iA

http://www.princeton.edu/muslimlife/