Islam on Campus:What a Difference a Popular Uprising Makes
It seems like just yesterday that the Middle East studies establishment was busy defending
This signals quite a shift. When Ahmadinejad, the supposedly elected leader at the heart of the current crisis in
In a meeting of the
One would be hard pressed to describe Ahmadinejad
Bulliet painted Ahmadinejad as the victim, describing him as "the slight, relaxed, well-mannered Iranian who sat stolidly through President Bollinger
Today, Bulliet seems to have experienced an epiphany. In a recent New York Times op-ed, he likened the young Iranian protesters to
The boomers themselves, and particularly the women among them, chafe under the behavioral restrictions enforced by Ahmadinejad
If only Bulliet had applied such insight when he helped broker Ahmadinejad
I am against Ahmadinejad and the system over which he presides, but he is an elected official, not a "dictator" in the technical sense of the term. The republic that he represents is a theocracy, but that theocracy works through a very complicated division of power in various official and unofficial, elected and unelected, democratic and despotic, centers of gravity, of which Bollinger seems to know next to nothing.
This was not Dabashi
Yet Dabashi has since changed his tune. As he told CNN last month:
I am absolutely convinced that what we are witnessing is a turning point in the history of the Islamic Republic. We are seeing a rise of a new generation of Iranians who are not taking it anymore. This is no longer just about this election, this is full-fledged civil disobedience.
Now that the emperor is wearing no clothes and crowds in
In a rare reference to the Iranian regime
While these examples provide a ray of hope, it
Juan Cole has contended that "the outcome of the election
changes little for the Obama administration," while Richard Bulliet told Bloomberg News that "the
In other words, it
by Alan M. Dershowitz
by Louis René Beres
Why is Hamas putting its weapons in the middle of homes, schools, hospitals and mosques in the first place?
Palestinian violence has been persistent in violating all rules of engagement, despite the signed Oslo II Interim Agreement of 1995, Article XIV of which states that the West Bank and the Gaza Strip shall be completely demilitarized.
by Khaled Abu Toameh
By mistreating the Palestinians and depriving them of their basic rights, Jordan and other Arab countries are driving them into the open arms of extremists, especially Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Jordan, Lebanon and Syria can continue their practices against Palestinians without having to worry about the responses of the international community or the media. No one is going to take to the streets of European and American cities to condemn Arabs for mistreating Arabs.
by David Draiman
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"Israel was founded on land stolen from the Palestinian people." FALSE.
by Soeren Kern
Calls to reconquer al-Andalus are becoming more frequent and more strident.
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