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Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (July 3-July 16)

Citadel of Aleppo (قلعة حلب) by Dan via Creative Commons Citadel of Aleppo (قلعة حلب) by Dan via Creative Commons

July 10-16

A Muslim and a Jew urge the Supreme Court to strike down the Muslim ban, LA Times 
An American Jew and an American Muslim explain why they're against Trump's controversial Muslim Ban.
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Islam-Bashers Blast Civil Rights Activist Linda Sarsour, Twisting Her Use of the Word `Jihad', Southern Poverty Law Center
Organized anti-Muslim movements are unified in their outrage over recent remarks by civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, falsely arguing that she was inciting violence against President Trump.
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A Powerful Voice Against Arab Stereotyping, Jack Shaheen, Dies, NPR 
Longtime media critic and writer Jack Shaheen dies at 81.
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What Comes After ISIS?, Foreign Policy
The jihadi group's defeat in Mosul and Raqqa is about to usher in a new era — and new conflicts — across the Middle East.
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House rejects controversial study of Islam, Politico
The House on Friday rejected a controversial GOP proposal opponents say is unconstitutional and will lead to the targeting of Muslims.
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Shariah’s Winding Path Into Modernity, New York Times
Shariah is more complicated than public whipping and stoning, and within the Muslim world factions are clashing over how Shariah should be interpreted.
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Calls for Stripping Qatar of World Cup suggests Gulf crisis at a stalemate, MidEast Soccer 
A Saudi-UAE-led alliance has tabled a long-expected demand that world soccer body FIFA strip Qatar of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights.
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Liberal National party conference calls for ban on headscarves for children under 10, The Guardian
Labor frontbencher describes Queensland convention’s vote as ‘appalling’ and says resolution at odds with multiculturalism.
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Taboo-busting sex guide offers advice to Muslim women seeking fulfilling love lives, The Guardian
The Muslimah Sex Manual: A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex is praised for empowering women.
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Saudi Arabia boosting extremism in Europe, says former ambassador, The Guardian
Sir William Patey says Riyadh may not be aware of how its support for a ‘certain brand of Islam’ is leading to radicalisation.
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Jacques Berque, a fighter for Arab culture – archive, 1995, The Guardian
A very untypical pied-noir and a great theoretician of the Arab-Muslim world.
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Egyptian band hopes Islamic hits will resonate in translation, Al Monitor 
An Egyptian band aims to share “nasheeds” with a wider audience.
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Ankara-Islamic State story emerges between lines of Turkish report, Al Monitor
Documents released by the Turkish government illuminate the relationship between ISIS and Turkey.
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 July 3-9

These Are The Challenges Asian Muslim Women Face In Political Life, Buzzfeed
A new report urges political parties to sign up to a code to stop Muslim women being locked out of public life because of patriarchal clan politics.
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'Our criticism of Prevent is based on facts, not myths,' Al Jazeera
Asim Qureshi responds to Nazir Afzal’s critique of those campaigning against UK’s counter-extremism strategy Prevent.
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Why Does China Have Women-Only Mosques?, World Religion News
Islam in China has a long tradition of women-only mosques.
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A Prize-Winning French Novel About the Western Obsession With the East, The New York Times
Mathias Énard’s new novel shines a new light on ‘Orientalism.’
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Young Muslims Talk About the First Time They Got Wasted, Vice
In the Wild West, having a beer with your dad is a rite of passage. But for most young Muslims—like me and my friends—this dream is a taboo fantasy.
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Saudi Arabia has 'clear link' to UK extremism, report says, BBC
Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed.
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Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggled Iraqi artifacts, The Washington Post
Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of illegally smuggled ancient Iraqi artifacts, the company and the Department of Justice said on July 5.
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Fighting ISIS Is More Complicated Than You Think, Vice
We talk to ‘City of Ghosts’ director Matthew Heineman about how to defeat an idea, and whether Trump would like his film.
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Massacre of Muslims: A Town Still In Denial, Middle East Eye
The situation in Srebenica is the exact opposite of that in Germany, which has fully acknowledged the Holocaust and apologised for the crimes committed by the Nazis.
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Muslim Slam Poet: ‘If You Need Me To Prove My Humanity, I’m Not The One Who’s Not Human’, The Huffington Post
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan’s powerful poem isn’t about humanizing Muslims.
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Thousands of Jews Make an Annual Pilgrimage to This Muslim Country, National Geographic
Jewish men pray in the historic Ghriba synagogue on Tunisia’s Djerba island.
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Portrait of 18th-Century Muslim American Proves the US Has Always Been Home to Many Faiths, Hyperallergic
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is showing an 1822 painting of Yarrow Mamout, a Muslim native of Guinea who was forced into slavery in America.
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Terror attacks receive five times more media coverage if perpetrator is Muslim, study finds, Independent
Muslims carried out just 12.4 per cent of attacks in the US but received 41.4 per cent of news coverage.
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Muslim activist Linda Sarsour’s reference to ‘jihad’ draws conservative wrath, The Washington Post
Linda Sarsour, a lead organizer of the Women’s March on Washington and one of the most high-profile Muslim activists in the country, gave an impassioned speech last weekend that at first gained little attention.
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Why Muhammad Ali's Faith Is Being Scrubbed From His Legacy, Buzzfeed
“The Greatest” was one of America’s most famous Muslims, but you wouldn’t know that from his official social media accounts — and that’s a problem.
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Islamophobes are attacking me because I’m their worst nightmare, The Washington Post
Linda Sarsour, a national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington told the crowds she stood before them as an “unapologetically Muslim-American.”
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Is the Trump administration focusing on Islam and ignoring neo-Nazis?, The Orange County Register
Some people who work to convince would-be terrorists to shun violence fear that the Trump administration is focusing its own anti-extremism efforts on Islamist terror groups, ignoring neo Nazis, white supremacists and other groups that also espouse violence.
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Philippines police push for Muslim ID cards as counter-terrorism measure, The Guardian
Authorities in Central Luzon call for policy after Muslims blamed for failing to prevent Islamist conflict in the south.
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What are they so afraid of? I’m just a young brown Muslim woman speaking my mind, The Guardian
By asserting my identity in a way that challenges my ‘place in the world’, I inadvertently challenge those who feel entitled to their privilege and status.
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