Category: WORLD

Reflecting on Germany’s “Day of Open Mosques”

Reflecting on Germany’s “Day of Open Mosques”

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the old days when you were under attack, you’d pull up the drawbridge and lock the gates. In today’s time, it’s the exact opposite move that helps you win battles. In the battle of perceptions and the rising animosity against Islam on many fronts, many Muslims are realizing the value of reaching out to […]

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Children of the Taliban | by Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Children of the Taliban | by Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

  Children of the Taliban     Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy takes on a terrifying question: How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp is intercut with her interviews of young camp graduates. About Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy:  Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy makes documentary films. She’s the founder of the Citizens Archive […]

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Questioning the Sustainability of Shas

| January 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Shas: A Look at Israel’s Political Party and Its Role in the Future Development of the State   The modern state of Israel is as much a nexus of paradox as it is a homeland for Jews. It is a state born from a movement that had been so long defined by religious messianic hope, […]

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Jerusalem Divided: Palestine to Receive Stake in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Divided: Palestine to Receive Stake in Jerusalem

| December 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

EU’s Call for a Two-State Capital Fails Logic Originally written for and featured in REVOLUTION Islam · December 10, 2009 As if Jerusalem were stock that could be divided among shareholders –  butapparently that’s what EU ministers must think of one of the holiest cities to the three largest monotheistic faiths. In an effort to […]

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Can 30,000 More Troops “Fix” Afghanistan?

Can 30,000 More Troops “Fix” Afghanistan?

| December 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

As Obama shows he doesn’t have greater problem solving ingenuity than his predecessor, the chant of “Hope and Change” is now recognized for the gimmicky election relic that it is.  Post 9-11, not only did the U.S. Government fail to attack the root of the problem, they failed to target the right country. 9-11 was […]

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Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

| July 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Nicholas D. Kristof Source: NY Times MEERWALA, Pakistan  – After being kidnapped at the age of 16 by a group of thugs and enduring a year of rapes and beatings, Assiya Rafiq was delivered to the police and thought her problems were over. Then, she said, four police officers took turns raping her. The […]

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Q & A: Representation of Muslim Women in the British Press

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

UK Journalist Charlie Francis-Pape researched the ethics around the representation of Islamic women in the British press.  The following is a Q & A session between Ms. Francis-Pape and Shireen Qudosi.THE PRESS AND ISLAM CFP:  Do you think the general British public understand Islam? SQ: With exception, I feel they have a very limited perspective […]

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A Look at Who’s Who in Iran

A Look at Who’s Who in Iran

| June 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Iran’s seat of power, the Ayatollah, gives his first official speech since last week’s historical post election protests.  Before you listen to the speech, get caught up on who the key players are and check out BBC’s guide on “Who’s who in Iran”. A response to Ayatollah Khamenei’s speech will follow shortly. WHAT YOU SHOULD […]

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Iranian Citizens React to Rigged Election

Iranian Citizens React to Rigged Election

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

The epic response from hundreds of thousands of Iranians bears witness to the fact that many Iranians cannot be represented by the theocratic and political leaders currently cemented in place. This surge of expression highlights the will and determination of the Iranian people and their refusal to lay dormant in this obviously rigged election that […]

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Ahmadinejad Struggles to Secure Second Term

Ahmadinejad Struggles to Secure Second Term

| May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

With Iran’s upcoming June 12 presidential election, a quick trace over Ahmadinejad’s steps shows a failing leader desperate to secure a win. At his May 25 press conference in Tehran, the Iranian leader carefully positions himself against a sky backdrop in a see-through attempt to project himself as visionary. It was at this time that […]

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Muslim Cries Against Sarah Maple Drown out Aisha Duhulow’s Cries for Help

Muslim Cries Against Sarah Maple Drown out Aisha Duhulow’s Cries for Help

| November 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

Over the last month, Muslims on the streets and on social networking sites have been expressing their hatred for Sarah Maple.  But hardly any of those uttered a word of Aisha Duhulow. Recent spotlight in the art world has been on Sarah Maple, whose viewpoint on being a Muslim in a Western society has drawn […]

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Forced to Prayer

| October 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

The morning bell rings and devout Muslim boys and girls enter their next class, eager to learn and be good little students. This morning’s subject is ‘Religious Education’, and the teacher begins the day by demonstrating the way Christians and Catholics pray to God. “Salaam everyone. Today we’re going to learn about Christianity. Now, everyone […]

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European Muslims Face Alienation

| October 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

There are an estimated 13 million Muslims living throughout Europe. Yet, according to the EUMC (the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia), there is an alarmingly “wide range of anti-Muslim or Xenophobic abuse across the European Union’s 25 member states,” (BBC). According to the report, discrimination is reflected in a number of social circles, […]

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An Unseen Invasion: The Subversion of British Culture by Pakistani Muslims

| October 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Britain is host to a number of immigrants who flock to her shores in search of opportunity and equity. Great Britain, a nation with a steadfast commitment to free-will and fair play. Unfortunately, the natures of host Britain and these diverse groups are often less than comparable. Of all the groups that have adopted Britain […]

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