Thursday, December 30, 2010
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Author: Reidar Visser
By Daniel Luban
WASHINGTON, Dec 20, 2010 (IPS) - Few in Washington want to talk much about Iraq these days.
Eager to avoid refighting the intense political battles over Iraq during the George W. Bush administration, both Democrats and Republicans seem to have tacitly agreed on a set of lowest-common-denominator premises: the initial decision to invade may have been questionable, but the 2007 surge worked, and Iraq is now on a slow-but-sure path to recovery.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
As biography of a person involved in a conflict, it is not heavy on historical details and analysis. But its moral challenge is in the title. "I shall not hate." Add to that, "I shall be thankful. I shall continue working. I shall hope. I shall treat the survivors. I shall act for justice."
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Update 2015-November-13. A new edition is coming out. This review is based on the first edition.
@aymanfadel Thank you. FYI, there's a new edition of the book, with a substantial update to the chapter on same-sex intimacy & trans issues.— Kecia Ali (@kecia_ali) June 12, 2016
Time to pre-order expanded edition of Sexual Ethics & Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprud... https://t.co/SJr3F8tHZ8— Kecia Ali (@kecia_ali) October 27, 2015
I finally read Dr. Kecia Ali's (Twitter) anticipated book Sexual Ethics & Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence four years after its publication. I'm only reading on vacation these days. Ahough this book has long been on my to-read list, the suicide of Tyler Clementi moved it up to the top. I finished this in a day of travel.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Valarie Kaur, the film's producer, has recently launched a new website.
In addition, her organization has launched a new campaign called Common Ground, which encourages cooperation among all people, regardless of religious affiliation.
On October 13th 2006, one month to the day after Pope Benedict XVI’s Regensburg address of September 13th 2006, 38 Islamic authorities and scholars from around the world, representing all denominations and schools of thought, joined together to deliver an answer to the Pope in the spirit of open intellectual exchange and mutual understanding. In their Open Letter to the Pope, for the first time in recent history, Muslim scholars from every branch of Islam spoke with one voice about the true teachings of Islam.The A Common Word initiative is a good statement of Muslim belief. It is expressed in two commandments, love of God and love of neighbor.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
What people don't understand about muslims is that they traditionally build a mosque at the site they attacked to symbolize ... the "victory." What happened at Ground Zero should not be considered a victory in the
. I don't like to use absolutes, so I'm not going to lump all Muslims together, but in general, the Muslim "religion" makes it okay to kill anyone opposed to their beliefs, and they don't have to keep their word with "infidels" (aka, those who are not muslim). This mosque, while disapproved of by approximately 70% of Americans, is a sad, sad thing - should it come to fruition. United States
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I previously reviewed a film by Hena Ashraf entitled Uzair.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW / Washington DC 20037 / 202-338-1958/Metro: Foggy Bottom
paintings by Anna Kipervaser
July 16 - September 10, 2010
opening reception to meet the artist*, Friday, July 16, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Professor Akbar Ahmed has also produced a documentary film based on the research that went into this book.
Rafia Zakaria wrote a review of this book which was reproduced at altmuslim.com.
I have not yet read the book.
Monday, July 12, 2010
A discussion of this documentary film from Christianity Today.
I purchased my copy from Amazon.com.
This movie is accessible to a general audience in that it does not delve too deeply into Christian doctrine. It exposes the viewer to the gross indifference of United States Christian Zionists to justice for non-Jews in Palestine and to the oppression the state of Israel inflicts on non-Jews in Palestine.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Hardcover: 336 pages, Pantheon; 1 edition (May 25, 2010)
Yousef Munayyer published a review at The Palestine Center.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Adapted by Fawzia Gilani-Williams with original artwork by Shazia Yusufali
47 pp, 8.5" x 11", color illustrations
I've previously in this blog reviewed books by Fawzi Gilani-Williams (1, 2, 3), and I like this one the best.
The stories are engaging, and the illustrations are colorful and attractive. I also believe that these stories could be read aloud to children. Characters in the stories learn and change, which is what all of us should be doing, adult and child.
p.s. Check out my criteria for evaluating Muslim children's media.