Thursday, February 3, 2011

Nicholas Kristof: Watching Thugs With Razors and Clubs at Tahrir Sq.

The events were sometimes presented by the news media as “clashes” between rival factions, but that’s a bit misleading. This was an organized government crackdown, but it relied on armed hoodlums, not on police or army troops. [...]
It should be increasingly evident that Mr. Mubarak is not the remedy for the instability in Egypt; he is its cause. The road to stability in Egypt requires Mr. Mubarak’s departure, immediately.

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Haroon Moghul: When Is Hosni Mubarak?

"Muslim-American terrorism study: Not many incidents, but it only takes one"...

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A Concise History Of Black-White Relations In The United States (cartoon)

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Groups slam Islam hearings as modern-day McCarthyism

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Critics Raise Concerns About House Hearings On Muslims

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Message from Cairo – Imam Suhaib Webb

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weekly Review — By Margaret Cordi (Harper's Magazine)

Scott Horton: Some Questions About Egypt

Exclusive intervew: Robert Fisk meets Mohamed ElBaradei

Juan Cole: Saad’s Revolution

Slavoj Žižek: Why fear the Arab revolutionary spirit?

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Protesters flood Egypt streets

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The Food Bomb by Barry Lando
On the face of it, the protests currently sweeping across the Arab world have been driven by overwhelmingly leaderless, frustrated, impoverished, unemployed youths battling geriatric dictatorial regimes that are supported by pampered militaries—and the United States. Fueling all these protests, from Egypt to Yemen to Jordan to Tunisia to Algeria, is another common factor, one that also fueled the French Revolution: rocketing food prices.
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Chris Hedges: What Corruption and Force Have Wrought in Egypt

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Colbert: ThreatDown – Radical Muslim Snacks, Flying Robot Drones & Coked Up Vacuums

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Roger Stockham Arrested With Explosives Outside Major U.S. Mosque

Lesley Hazleton on the 'Domestic Crusaders'

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Excellent piece by Omid Safi on the false dichotomy of 'Good Sufi vs. Bad Muslims'

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Also see Safi's earlier "Who Put Hate in My Sunday Paper? Uncovering the Israeli-Republican-Evangelical Networks Behind the “Obsession” DVD"

Tariq Ramadan: From Tunisia to Egypt (Video)

Muslim Population Study

Haroon Moghul: New Report: Muslim Population Will Grow Worldwide, and Double in the U.S. by 2030

CNN: World Muslim population doubling, report projects
Conversion will play relatively little part in the increase, the report anticipates. It says little data is available on conversion, but what little there is suggests Islam loses as many adherents via conversion as it gains...
U.S.A. Today: U.S. Muslims try to counter negative perceptions
Robert Putnam and David Campbell, authors of American Grace, a book on U.S. religious diversity, found that among all the faith groups, "Muslims were a stand out for unpopularity."

However, in the Newsweek poll, 61% said they had a favorable view of Islam, although most (58%) said they don't personally know any Muslims.
"Unfortunately, many just think Muslims are living in caves somewhere in the world."

Southern California Public Radio: "Are American Muslims being radicalized?"

With Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Los Angeles

& Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the President at the RAND Corporation..

CRITICAL ISLAMIC THOUGHT- A Summer Program in Granada, Spain - June 5-17, 2011

The international Summer School, Critical Islamic Thought, is an intensive seminar composed of several courses (all of them held in English language) that aims at opening the space for the analysis and investigation of Islam not only as a spiritual tradition, but also as an epistemic decolonial perspective that offers contributions and responses to the problems that humanity faces today. The Summer School is held at a historic and symbolic site of Islamic Civilization and one of the major centers of Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain), the city of Granada in Spain. This course is offered through the Center of Study for Intercultural Dialogues, in Spain, in collaboration with the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. The seminar will be held in the Escuela de Estudios Árabes, CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas).

Our faculty is composed of internationally recognized Islamic Studies and Ethnic Studies scholars such as:

Salman Sayyid, Hamid Algar, Hatem Bazian, Nadia Fadil, Sherman Jackson, Ramon Grosfoguel, Houria Bouteldja, Asma Lamrabet, Samia Bano, Abdennur Prado, and Harun Rasiah


Jon Stewart on Egypt

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