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Newsletter 94
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Newsletter 94
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How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

June 27, 2017
Responding earlier this year to the fatal shooting of six Muslims at a Quebec City mosque, the Canadian Council of Imams stated, “Islamophobia has killed innocent Canadians.” The media is not a unified body but all of its parts are complicit in normalizing the Islamophobia...
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UK mosques should appoint British-born imams, says report

July 3, 2017
Mosques in the UK should hire British-born imams on a living wage who are better equipped than foreign religious leaders to understand the challenges faced by British Muslims, a report...
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London gave shelter to radical Islam and now it's paying the price, French terrorism expert says

June 14, 2017
The U.K. has mistakenly subcontracted the management of its Muslim population to community brokers, Gilles Kepel tells Haaretz...
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Google search is doing irreparable harm to Muslims

June 24, 2017
A Dallas imam and his organization are taking on the world’s largest search engine to stop it from spreading hate. Suleiman is president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research...
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"Death threats every day" for woman behind new liberal mosque

June 29, 2017
The opening of a new mosque this month in Berlin further strained already-tense relations between Germany and Turkey, and has caused outrage in various corners of the Muslim world...
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Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

June 27, 2017
A Dutch court ruled that the government was partly liable for the deaths of about 350 Muslim men in 1995 in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica...
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Book Introduction

Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

Publisher: Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) (2016)
Edited by Ines Weinrich
Performing Religion investigates the relationship between texts, actors, and contexts in the study of Muslim devotion. Research in Islamic Studies to date has taken texts primarily as a medium of information. This volume emphasizes the material quality of texts, both written and oral. It focuses on the sound and rhythm of their performance, on non-verbal elements, and practices of framing and embedding. Performing Religion also looks at the interpretation of religious practices which are not based on lengthy textual foundations but nevertheless...
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The Middle East and Islam

Workshop Report | June 25-29, 2017 | Duke University
New perspectives of Islamic History from the 16th century to the present:
The Duke Islamic Studies Center and Qatar Foundation International presented a summer institute for 6-12 educators. A five-day workshop this summer designed to introduce teachers to key themes in contemporary Islamic Studies. Overviews of the Safavid and Ottoman empires...
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Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

Conference Report | June 26-27, 2017 | University of Manchester
This international conference, organized by the College of Psychoanalysts– UK, was an opportunity to speak across the many conflicting traditions of work that comprise psychoanalysis, and of different interpretations of Islam and what it is to be a Muslim today.
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Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

For over two decades, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) has served as the unifying force that brings together over 400,000 Muslim Americans in the greater Chicago region, and now all of Illinois...
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