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The Essential Black Muslim Reading List
Black Muslims are not lost in history, even if their history has been disregarded.

In 2018, the Council on American-Islamic Relations reported that anti-Muslim bias incidents and hate crimes had increased 83 and 21%respectively from April 1 to June 30 of that year compared to the first quarter. Alarmingly, the report found that incidents involving government agencies such as the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including incidents that involved the denial of religious accommodations, rose by 60% in the same time period.

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Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Call for Abstracts
Arab Studies Quarterly, the Center for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies and
The College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i—Mānoa
The Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai‘i—Mānoa
A Joint Conference On
Politics, Media, Culture and the Middle East
October 2-3, 2020
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

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Bollywood: ‘Othering’ the Muslim on screen

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Our annual poll returns for a third year to measure the attitudes and policy preferences that impact the lives of American Muslims across faith communities, including results from Catholics, Protestants, Jews, white Evangelicals, and the non-affiliated.

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In 2019, the third year of the Trump presidency, data gathered by the Intelligence Project of the SPLC documents a continued and rising threat to inclusive democracy: a surging white nationalist movement that has been linked to a series of racist and antisemitic terror attacks and has coincided with an increase in hate crime.

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Iran is one of the main countries hit by the COVID-19 virus and has been in quarantine for a few weeks now. The US Institute of Peace has a great series of photos showing how the country is coping. (I found the pictures of elementary students being educated through TV broadcasts especially interesting.) The country is coping pretty well - though people are really disappointed that the Persian New Year festivities, two weeks of celebration of their biggest holiday, have been cancelled.

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A former MA student at the University of Arizona School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies created a wonderful film for his thesis project (dual degree in Journalism and MENAS) called “A Siege of Salt and Sand.” I’ve had a copy that I’ve used to great effect in high school classes (and it’s even better for adults!), and now I see it online for free. The 43-minute film shows the effect that climate change is having on Tunisia, which is squeezed by rising sea levels along the Mediterranean and desertification along the Sahara.

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Join ICP for series of events on February 29, 2020.
Vendors 10:30 AM - 3;30 PM
Lecture on Umba Ibn Sa'eed 4:00 PM
Dinner sponsored by Salam's 5:15 PM
Panel Discussion at 6:16 PM

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"Borderlands"

17th Annual Graduate Student Conference

Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA)

University of Pittsburgh, February 28-29, 2020

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Save the Date: On February 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the University Club, Ballroom B, the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies and Department of Political Science will host a Breakfast Briefing with Ross Harrison regarding “Iran and the United States.”

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