Post Tagged with: "islam"

BROTHERS: Why Muslim Americans Cannot Buy Into Identity Politics

One month ago, the worst mass shooting in the United States took the lives of 49 innocent people. I still recall my initial reaction — I hoped the shooter was not somehow connected to Islam, which is often my first thought whenever I see a headline with a phrase like[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Sometimes We Do Not Choose Our Labels

Some time ago, I read the words of Sayed Kashua, a Muslim journalist from Haaretz, who wrote after the attacks in Paris: “My first thought was: How the blazes do I cancel my labeling as a Muslim? How can I dump every definition that’s liable to connect me with those[Read More…]

by June 20, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

What Are We Waiting For?

For most Americans, election years promise spirited debate, embarrassing gaffes and plenty of fresh material for late-night comics. For me, and for other Muslims across the country, election years promise sideways glances, scapegoating and pervasive Islamophobia. Last December, Georgetown made headlines by hosting an “Interfaith Gathering for Solidarity.” Members of[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Although its past plays have risked criticism and censorship, Ajoka Theatre remains a popular cultural outlet in its home country, Pakistan.

Humor is Universal

  From a cartoonist’s pencil to a playwright’s pen, satire can be wielded as a potent weapon against malignant forces, such as ignorance or extremism. “Amrika Chalo,” running this weekend as part of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics’ Myriad Voices festival, aims to tackle both these oppressive elements,[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 0 comments Features, The Guide

Jeff Buckley Is Not a Terrorist

On Jan. 7th, 2015, three Islamic extremists stormed the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters in Paris and carried out a planned massacre that took the lives of 12 people. Five more were slain in the ensuing manhunt following the horrific episode. The terrorist attack prompted a massive response from around the[Read More…]

by January 21, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Arts of the Islamic World

Arts of the Islamic World

Over the past decade, the ideaology of Islam has become the subject of controversy, but most people only have a superficial knowledge of this complex school of thought. Before one can knowledgeably discuss this dynamic religion, it is first necessary to immerse oneself in the rich culture that surrounds its[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Arts Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
Interpreting ISIL’s Muddled Meaning

Interpreting ISIL’s Muddled Meaning

The American public is horrified by the terrorist group ISIL’s beheading of journalists, systematic civilian killings, and public shootings of homosexuals in the presence of children. However, while the inherent injustice of these actions is basically agreed upon in America, the role that Islamic doctrine plays in justifying ISIL’s actions,[Read More…]

by November 19, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A panel discussed Islam, gender equality and democracy on Thursday.

Panel Talks Islam, Gender Equality

A panel, co-hosted by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, debated Islam and women’s rights in a discussion focused on religion, cultural traditions, secularism, democracy and gender equality in Riggs Library on Thursday evening. Members of the panel[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 1 comment Campus News, News
Embracing Islam in Dahlgren Chapel

Embracing Islam in Dahlgren Chapel

I’ll admit it: I didn’t do much research about Georgetown before I got here. In fact, when I first arrived at New Student Orientation and learned about our 200-year-old Catholic-Jesuit heritage, I had two questions: What was a Jesuit? And would they try to convert me to Christianity? I use[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Tannous Addressed the Relationship Between Christianity and Islam

Princeton University professor Jack Tannous presented an unconventional view of Muslim-Christian hybridity to a group students and professors Wednesday evening. As the first lecturer in the fall 2012 Islamic Studies Lecture Series “From Late Antiquity to Early Islam,” Tannous informed and surprised his audience with his presentation titled “What Difference[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News