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What is Islamism?

What is Islamism?

Some scholars and historians trace the birth of Islamism and modern-day Islamist movements, such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS, to the Muslim Brotherhood and to the ideological foundations it laid. As such the Islamist ideology and worldview stands at the base of murderous terror acts, such as the September 11th attacks and the July 7th 2005 London bombings, as well as horrific acts committed in the Middle East, including the genocide of the Yazidis in Iraq and the murder of thousands…

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Palestinian vs Syrian Culture (الثقافة الفلسطينية والسورية)

Palestinian vs Syrian Culture (الثقافة الفلسطينية والسورية)

I look like a pot Welcome Welcome to you all Oh people Right now I’m sitting with my cousin Suad, if you want to say anything If you’d like to say hi to everyone Peace be upon you all And peace be upon you Today, we… Why not talk in Arabic now If you didn’t know My dad is Palestinian So I speak the Palestinian dialect And her dad is Syrian Your mom speaks Syrian right Anyway I said to…

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Divorce: Iran Style (Culture Documentary) | Real Stories

Divorce: Iran Style (Culture Documentary) | Real Stories

Josh Derada is a Clearik and an expert in Islamic law This is an Family Court dealing only with Markle dispute and divorce Josh Derada allowed us to film in his Court and made us ‘welcome’ The Court is in formenal and we often owned in the Princepal A husband has the legal right to divorce but he must get a the Court order to pay his wife from the Complication The Court disapproves the divorce and assumed that woman…

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BR Ambedkar on Islam and Islamic Society-An Excerpt from his Book Pakistan or Partition of India

BR Ambedkar on Islam and Islamic Society-An Excerpt from his Book Pakistan or Partition of India

What we don’t know, however, is what he thought of the other great religion of the world – Islam. Because this facet of Ambedkar has been hidden from our general discourse and textbooks, it may come as a surprise to most that Ambedkar thought frequently of Islam and spoke frequently on it. The cold and cruel India of the young Ambedkar, that shaped his views on Hinduism and Hindus – and of which I talked of previously – soon became…

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Shereen El Feki: Pop culture in the Arab world

Shereen El Feki: Pop culture in the Arab world

Hello, everyone. Because this is my first time at TED, I’ve decided to bring along an old friend to help break the ice a bit. Yes. That’s right. This is Barbie. She’s 50 years old. And she’s looking as young as ever. (Laughter) But I’d also like to introduce you to what may be an unfamiliar face. This is Fulla. Fulla is the Arab world’s answer to Barbie. Now, according to proponents of the clash of civilizations, Barbie and Fulla…

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Book Promo: What Is Political Islam? by Jocelyne Cesari

Book Promo: What Is Political Islam? by Jocelyne Cesari

Political Islam refers to multiple realities. There is one big thread of scholarship on Islamic political parties. How they emerge; how they negotiate during elections, if there are elections. The other one is more recent and it’s to do with radical or political violence at the international level through groups like Al-Qaeda or ISIS now. This is a kind of vast array of topics that are covered today by political Islam with the ongoing questions of: It is really Islam?…

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Islamic Society hosts free Iftar meal for students

Islamic Society hosts free Iftar meal for students

We’ve just hosted an Iftar, it’s the first day of Ramadan so everyone’s been fasting all day; no food, no water. We just thought we’d host a meal for everyone to come together, break their fast, see everyone. It’s exam term as well, you don’t want to get too isolated so it’s a nice break for everyone to come and meet each other and break their fast. This is my first Ramadan away from home and having the ISoc community…

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Culture & Vocabulary: Major religions of the world

Culture & Vocabulary: Major religions of the world

Hi, guys. I got a secret to tell ya. Do you have a religion? Yeah? Most people do. I don’t. I am what is called “agnostic”. “Agnostic” means I do not believe in a god. Do you want to turn the video off because you’re offended by my religious views? Go ahead, but you’re going to miss a great lesson on religion. My whole point of this educational video, if you will, is to preach tolerance. Because guess what? You…

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Muslim in America: Changing the Conversation

Muslim in America: Changing the Conversation

Growing up I always listened to the song “this land is your land, this land is my land,” and I grew up that way. That’s the America that I saw and so seeing this kind of an America that just doesn’t seem right to me at all My name is Maleeha, I’m 22 years old and I’m an American Muslim. I go to the University of Washington, Bothell and I’m studying health. My name is Halla Ahmad, I’m 26 years…

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