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Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (July 17-July 30)

July 24-30

New Photo of Nigeria's Ailing President Buhari Surfaces, VOA News
The first picture of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari seen in 78 days -- since he left Abuja for medical treatment in Britain -- surfaced on Sunday.
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Does Trump Have America on a Path to War with Iran?, VICE
The Trump administration hates the Iran nuclear deal—and it looks increasingly like one way or the other, the Obama-era detente may be toast. Conflict could follow.
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Qatar's Emir and Erdogan discuss Gulf crisis, Al Jazeera
Turkish president reviews Gulf row with Qatar's Emir on the last leg of his shuttle diplomacy tour in the region.
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Five things you need to know about al-Aqsa, Al Jazeera 
Amid growing tensions at al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Al Jazeera explains why the holy site is a flashpoint.
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HRW: Saudi terrorism is killing people in Yemen, Al Jazeera 
Speakers at conference in Doha question Saudi-led group's accusation that Qatar is funding terrorism.
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Hundreds in St. Louis march for Muslims' 'right to worship' in Jerusalem, St. Louis Public Radio 
Amidst rising tension in Israel, St. Louis citizens protest in support of Palestinian Muslims.
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PA, Israel security coordination out as Temple Mount crisis continues, Al Monitor
The Palestinian Authority and Israel have ceased cooperation with security while protests rage throughout Israel.
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The Muslims of Myanmar: Has the UN failed the Rohingya?, Middle East Eye
Aid workers and human rights groups are critical of how the Rohingya crisis has been handled by senior UN officials.
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Why Muslim supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid are powerful weapons against Trump, The Guardian
For a new generation, the names ‘Hadid’ and ‘Malik’ bring to mind a heart emoji and not ‘Ugh, terrorist’. In her weekly advice column, our style expert suggests this can only be a good thing.
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Richard Dawkins event cancelled over his 'abusive speech against Islam,' The Guardian 
Berkeley’s KPFA Radio cancels appearance by evolutionary biologist after learning of his ‘hurtful speech’ against the religion – a charge the author contests.
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Pastor of church providing school scripture describes Qur’an as a ‘virus,’ The Guardian 
Liberty Baptist Church referred to education department after Keith Piper posts YouTube videos saying Islamism is a cancer that must be destroyed.
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Terrorists in Sinai up their game, Al Monitor
Terrorists appear to be shifting their tactics in Egypt, not only aiming for highly visible civilian targets but also taking on higher-risk attacks.
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With IS on the way out, Iraqi power struggles pose major threat, Al Monitor 
Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the US commanding general of the combined task force of Operation Inherent Resolve, confirmed that the war against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq is not over yet, despite the great victory in Mosul and the end of IS’ occupation of the strategic city.
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Young Iraqi filmmakers break taboos, Al Monitor 
Two young Iraqi filmmakers have been taking on forbidden subjects in their productions despite the risks involved from offending tribal customs and traditions as well as some religious groups.
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American Muslims growing more liberal, survey shows, CNN
American Muslims are growing more religiously and socially liberal, with the number who say society should accept homosexuality nearly doubling during the past decade, according to a major new survey.
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IU professor: Muslims proudly embrace America, Indystar 
The 2017 Pew Research Center’s poll of U.S. Muslims released today has one overarching message: even though half the country might disagree, Muslim and non-Muslim Americans really are more similar than different.
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The Burqini Debate's Irresolvable Tension, The Atlantic
Liberals emphasize personal choice, but their conception of choice has its limits.
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U.S. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in Society, but Continue to Believe in the American Dream, Pew Forum 
While U.S. Muslims are wary of the Trump administration and see themselves as an unwelcome minority, they’re still optimistic about their future in the country.  
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Discrimination against Muslims is increasing in U.S., Pew study finds, The Washington Post
Anti-Muslim discrimination is common and on the rise — and so, too, are expressions of support for Muslims, according to a new study on one of the United States’ fastest-growing religious minorities.
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‘Muslim Town’: A look inside Philadelphia’s thriving Muslim culture, The Washington Post
In the 1960s, the term “American Muslim” tended to refer to members of the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group that thrived during the tumultuous years of the civil rights movement.
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In a Fearful Moment, This Growing Fund Channels Muslim American Philanthropy, Inside Philanthropy
Under fire from the Trump administration and the right-wing press, American Muslims are eager to push back against caricatures and intolerance and support each other on the ground. The Pillars Fund is one grantmaker that’s been leading the charge from within the Muslim community.
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Back to the Black: Are Black Muslims the new (old) face of Islam?, The Huffingtom Post
Scholar Su’ad Abdul Khabeer reflects on recent media depictions of black Muslims.
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July 17-23

Muslims return to CAR to find their homes are gone, Al Jazeera
Observers warn that if land and property are not returned, there will be no peace in the Central African Republic.
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Al-Aqsa and the Old City of Jerusalem, Al Jazeera
Rising tensions in East Jerusalem have led to increased security measures at some of the holiest sites in the world.
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Quebec City Muslims want a separate cemetery but are meeting resistance, The Washington Post
Quebec City’s growing Muslim community doesn’t have its own cemetery despite years of trying. After a divisive referendum on Sunday, it still doesn’t.
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Wearing a Hijab Is Complicated. So Is Deciding to Take One Off., Slate
An immigrant mother and daughter explain how hard it can be to wear – or choose not to wear – a hijab.
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Under Trump, Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Have Increased At An Alarming Rate, Newsweek
There were more than 940 reports of potential bias incidents involving the targeting of Muslims between April and June, according to a report released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Monday.
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How Trump Is Stealthily Carrying Out His Muslim Ban, The New York TimesLost amid the uproar over the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on citizens from Muslim-majority countries and the impending showdown at the Supreme Court are the insidious ways that the government has already begun to impose a Muslim ban.
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Islamophobia in Australia: Whose Problem Is It? How Can We Overcome It?, ABC
A new report has found that, while most Australians are not Islamophobes, an increasingly undeterred minority, mostly men, are prepared to vent their hatred at Muslim women and children in public.
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Roberts: Arizona Senate candidate under attack for being Muslim, AZ Central
Deedra Abboud, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, has received hundreds of hateful responses on Facebook aimed at her faith.
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Muslim woman banned from wearing headscarf in court, Independent
Legal professor accuses judge of using law as pretext for ‘racism and sexism.’
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U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel, The Intercept
The Western world is increasingly seeking to limit criticism against Israel.
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Authorities: Teen killed for dating Muslim, CNN
An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn’t approve of her relationship with a Muslim man.
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Teen behind new hijab emoji: 'I just wanted an emoji of me,' CNN
Headscarf-wearing women now have an emoji of their own, thanks to a 16-year-old Saudi girl.
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Citizen Khan, The New Yorker
Behind a Muslim community in northern Wyoming lies one enterprising man—and countless tamales.
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Muslim running for U.S. Senate praised the Founding Fathers. Then the diatribes began, The Washington Post
Deedra Abboud is a Muslim American candidate running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). Abboud has faced several hateful comments online since announcing her candidacy.
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Is Michigan Ready for a Governor Named Abdul?, Politico Magazine
A young candidate’s biggest hurdle will be convincing Trump voters to back an economic progressive with a Muslim surname.
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The DARS Page chronicles daily acts of resistance and subversion (DARS) in contemporary Arab societies and beyond. All forms of resistance and subversion to political, economic, social, or cultural forms of exploitation are of interest. This includes resistance to authoritarianism, occupation, imperialism, and social norms, and the many ways these are subverted.

While acts of resistance and subversion are ubiquitous, the focus is conventionally placed on the grand and visible, even as these constitute a small portion of the daily actions of millions of people who find themselves resisting and subverting on a daily basis. We cover and analyse both visible as well as invisible daily acts of resistance and subversion. DARS also features news and analyses on civil society in the region. 

DARS aims to provide both empirical and theoretical means to capture a multitude of phenomen: personal or collective, visible or underground, nonviolent or violent. We are not locked into a political party nor into a single theoretical framework. We advocate a decidedly critical and contextualized approach. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to us to consider featuring something on the DARS Page, please email us at dars@jadaliyya.com

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