Ground Zero Mosque

Ground Zero Mosque

Author: Waleed Naf

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456739089

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Categories: Religion

Making Moderate Islam

Making Moderate Islam

Drawing on a decade of research into the community that proposed the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque," this book refutes the idea that current demands for Muslim moderation have primarily arisen in response to the events of 9/11, or to the ...

Author: Rosemary R. Corbett

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503600843

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 249

Drawing on a decade of research into the community that proposed the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque," this book refutes the idea that current demands for Muslim moderation have primarily arisen in response to the events of 9/11, or to the violence often depicted in the media as unique to Muslims. Instead, it looks at a century of pressures on religious minorities to conform to dominant American frameworks for race, gender, and political economy. These include the encouraging of community groups to provide social services to the dispossessed in compensation for the government's lack of welfare provisions in an aggressively capitalist environment. Calls for Muslim moderation in particular are also colored by racist and orientalist stereotypes about the inherent pacifism of Sufis with respect to other groups. The first investigation of the assumptions behind moderate Islam in our country, Making Moderate Islam is also the first to look closely at the history, lives, and ambitions of the those involved in Manhattan's contested project for an Islamic community center.
Categories: Religion

Making Moderate Islam

Making Moderate Islam

Drawing on a decade of research into the community that proposed the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque," this book refutes the idea that current demands for Muslim moderation have primarily arisen in response to the events of 9/11, or to the ...

Author: Rosemary Corbett

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503600815

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 493

Drawing on a decade of research into the community that proposed the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque," this book refutes the idea that current demands for Muslim moderation have primarily arisen in response to the events of 9/11, or to the violence often depicted in the media as unique to Muslims. Instead, it looks at a century of pressures on religious minorities to conform to dominant American frameworks for race, gender, and political economy. These include the encouraging of community groups to provide social services to the dispossessed in compensation for the government's lack of welfare provisions in an aggressively capitalist environment. Calls for Muslim moderation in particular are also colored by racist and orientalist stereotypes about the inherent pacifism of Sufis with respect to other groups. The first investigation of the assumptions behind moderate Islam in our country, Making Moderate Islam is also the first to look closely at the history, lives, and ambitions of the those involved in Manhattan's contested project for an Islamic community center.
Categories: Religion

Moving the Mountain

Moving the Mountain

The Muslim leader best known for his contributions to the establishment of an interfaith community center near Manhattan's Ground Zero offers insight into his progressive beliefs, ambassador service and advocacy of tolerance and equal ...

Author: Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451656015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 159

The Muslim leader best known for his contributions to the establishment of an interfaith community center near Manhattan's Ground Zero offers insight into his progressive beliefs, ambassador service and advocacy of tolerance and equal rights. Reprint.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Islam s Mandate a Tribute to Jihad

Islam s Mandate  a Tribute to Jihad

This work is based on the religion of Islam and the fundamental Muslims who live by Islamic Sharia law and associate themselves with Sunni Islam, or the Shia philosophy of the 6th imam.

Author: Mr. Pat

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452080194

Category: Political Science

Page: 520

View: 596

This work is based on the religion of Islam and the fundamental Muslims who live by Islamic Sharia law and associate themselves with Sunni Islam, or the Shia philosophy of the 6th imam. Islam's Mandate separates 80 % of the Muslim ummah (family) who live in Third World countries who cannot read or write from the radical world of Islam, as well as others who continue to associate themselves with the Muslim family, but have strayed from the teachings of Muhammad and are less than Islam's Muslim in their way of life. In the book, the author deals with 1500 year old beliefs of the fundamentalist, Islams true Muslim. The questions asked and answered are, what is the true nature of Islam, and who are the real Islam Muslims in the mosques who stay hidden behind closed doors. Those who must defend against radical Islam must take them time to understand the Jihadist. It is time America pulls its head out of Muslim sand that is soaked with blood from 1500 years of Islamic aggression, and deals with the reality of what was once an oppressed tribal cult in the Arabian Desert, but is now a dominating, brutal, and repressive theocracy spreading to every corner of this planet.
Categories: Political Science

Towards a Postsecular International Politics

Towards a Postsecular International Politics

An investigation of the postsecular in International Relations and how an increasingly postsecular international politics is contributing to the emergence of new patterns of authority, legitimacy and power in the international system.

Author: L. Mavelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137341785

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 496

An investigation of the postsecular in International Relations and how an increasingly postsecular international politics is contributing to the emergence of new patterns of authority, legitimacy and power in the international system.
Categories: Political Science

Their Jihad Not My Jihad

Their Jihad    Not My Jihad

Devout Muslim, Raheel Raza, gained international attention by appearing on the O'Rielly Factor in protest of the Ground Zero mosque.

Author: Raheel Raza

Publisher:

ISBN: 0981943748

Category:

Page: 200

View: 512

Devout Muslim, Raheel Raza, gained international attention by appearing on the O'Rielly Factor in protest of the Ground Zero mosque. As a Canadian journalist and a native of Pakistan, Raheel has no illusions about the current problems of the Muslim world. Yet she is more than ready to defend her Islamic faith, as much against anti-Muslim detractors as the Islamic Jihadists. With common decency and the Qur'an as her guide, she shows how Islam truly can be a religion of peace. Ever the eternal optimist, she can help the rest of us see Islam's true potential. For more, visit www.raheelraza.com.
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Their Jihad Not My Jihad Or How Can You Possibly Be an Anti Terrorist Muslim

Their Jihad Not My Jihad  Or How Can You Possibly Be an Anti Terrorist Muslim

Devout Muslim, Raheel Raza, gained international attention by appearing on the O'Rielly Factor in protest of the Ground Zero mosque.

Author: Raheel Raza

Publisher:

ISBN: 0981943799

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 595

Devout Muslim, Raheel Raza, gained international attention by appearing on the O'Rielly Factor in protest of the Ground Zero mosque. As a Pakistan-born Canadian Muslim she seems to break all conventions. Though a self-labeled feminist and progressive, Americans might call her a "conservative" for her general disdain for political correctness. Raheel has no illusions about the current problems of the Muslim world. With common decency and the Qur'an as her guide, she shows how Islam can be a religion of peace.
Categories: Religion

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Contesting Islam  Constructing Race and Sexuality

Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the 'Ground Zero Mosque'
Controversy. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. Crenshaw, Kimberle. '
Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against
Women of ...

Author: Sunera Thobani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350148116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 635

The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.
Categories: Philosophy

Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English

This book will examine these political issues and will also analyze the channel's audience base, particularly in Africa and South Asia.

Author: P. Seib

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137015747

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 942

Although Al Jazeera English has yet to receive to receive the attention accorded to its Arabic-language elder sibling, it is in many ways the more interesting of the two. It seeks to redefine global news coverage by focusing on areas that are traditionally neglected by most news organizations, and its potential audience is many times larger than that of the Arabic channel. This will be the first book to thoroughly examine this channel's coverage methods, effects on its audience, and its place in the world of mediated geopolitics.Al Jazeera recognized that if it was to expand its worldwide influence, it could not do so wholly in Arabic. And so, in 2006, it launched Al Jazeera English, the first English-language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. With its principal broadcast centers in Doha, Washington, London, and Kuala Lumpur, the channel faced the task of proving itself to be more than a curiosity and just a junior version of the all-news English-language channels such as the BBC or CNN. After several years of operation, Al Jazeera English seems well on its way to defining its place in the market. The breadth of its coverage, particularly its emphasis on reporting from the global South, has distinguished it from many of its competitors. Thorough coverage from the Middle East and from Africa provides a perspective that other major satellite channels have rarely offered their audiences. Initially, Al Jazeera English was available to 80 million cable and satellite households. It was, however, accessible by only a small number of viewers in the United States (mainly those accessing it through several online providers) primarily because of political reasons. Whatever the political back-story may be, gaining access to a larger global market will depend on audience demand. If Al Jazeera English does a better job of covering major stories, particularly in the Middle East and the global South, than other channels do, and if its competitors find themselves saying, "As Al Jazeera English reported today . . .," news consumers will eventually demand access. This book will examine these political issues and will also analyze the channel's audience base, particularly in Africa and South Asia. The book will also offer evaluations of Al Jazeera English's defining moments to date - its reporting during the 2008-2009 war in Gaza (written by Palestinian and Israeli scholars), and its coverage of the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy in 2010. The volume will also consider Al Jazeera English in the context of public diplomacy and the growing significance of diasporic populations.
Categories: Social Science

Battle for Ground Zero

Battle for Ground Zero

Battle for Ground Zero is an exhaustively researched reminder of how long it took to put a brave face on the horror of 9/11.

Author: Elizabeth Greenspan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137365477

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 238

In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans came together in a way not seen for a generation, pledging unity to rebuild after the horrific loss of the Twin Towers. People were signing up to go to war; rescue workers were laboring to clear rubble. But instead of becoming a rallying symbol in the fight against terrorism, Ground Zero has been plagued by intense conflict and controversy from the very start. Battle for Ground Zero goes behind the scenes of this fight to rebuild, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public. Since the fall of 2001, author Elizabeth Greenspan has been documenting the drama—conducting interviews with neighborhood residents, architects, officials, rescue workers, and victims' relatives, as well as key New York players like uber-developer Larry Silverstein, and Governor Pataki. Here she provides a warts-and-all look at this pivotal decade—from the bitter feuding between city officials and victims' families, to the endless controversy over the memorial design, to the fraught tenth anniversary, against a still-unfinished building. Battle for Ground Zero is an exhaustively researched reminder of how long it took to put a brave face on the horror of 9/11.
Categories: History

What s Wrong With What s Right

What s Wrong With What s Right

The present book: What's Wrong With What's Right critically analyzes all of these issues.

Author: Bill Whitehouse

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1453832076

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 377

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is at the center of a controversy concerning the proposed community center in Manhatten, New York -- a center known alternatively as: Cordoba House, Park51, and the Ground Zero mosque. Consequently, people -- both Muslims and non-Muslims -- might benefit from a critical examination of his ideas concerning a wide variety of issues. A few years ago, Imam Rauf wrote a book entitled: What's Right With Islam. That work provides a very good medium through which to explore Imam Rauf's perspective in relation to topics such as: 9/11, democracy, Islam, shari'ah, Islamic government, constitutional principles, the Bill of Rights, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the Sufi path. The present book: What's Wrong With What's Right critically analyzes all of these issues.
Categories: Religion

Echo of Islam

Echo of Islam

Fox Nen's ' Glenn Beck and other right - wing voices are claiming that the "
Ground Zero Mosque ” is a sign that aggressive Muslims are trying to impose
their religious will on non - Muslims , making Christians and Jew's the victims .
USLIINA a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023415894

Category: Iran

Page:

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Categories: Iran

Radicalization Terrorism and Conflict

Radicalization  Terrorism  and Conflict

To understand why certain Americans were opposed to the so - called “ Ground
Zero Mosque " ( an Islamic community center near the now symbolic site of the
former World Trade Center ) , these researchers adopted the symbolic
perspective ...

Author: Tali K. Walters

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: UCLA:L0106026487

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 275

Radicalization, Terrorism, and Conflict is a collection of scholarly works, authored by international researchers and leading thinkers, addressing contemporary, history-making issues in international security and terrorism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Contributors to this edited volume represent global perspectives, ideas, analysis, and research. It provides a jumping-off point for conversation and collaboration that can lead to new knowledge and broader understanding. As an interdisciplinary collection of manuscripts, this book integrates and synthesizes theory, research, and public policy analysis in an effort to solve the complex questions and problems presented by this topic.
Categories: Political Science

Letters from the Goodwill Brothers of Basra

Letters from the Goodwill Brothers of Basra

For medieval Arabo-Islamic culture saw a vast rise of humanistic literature bearing a clear multi-civilizational influence. The Letters of the Goodwill Brothers of Basra constitute one of the most overlooked of these works.

Author: Michael James Fares

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:802390313

Category:

Page: 248

View: 438

"We would never accept the Japanese putting up a site next to Pearl Harbor. There's no reason for us to accept a mosque next to the World Trade Center." Newt Gingrich said the above words in reference to the recent "ground-zero mosque debate", a heated media controversy which surrounded plans for the Park 51 Islamic Community Center to open in downtown Manhattan on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Assuming a necessary enmity between America and Islam, Gingrich's claims seem rooted in the theory of a "Clash of Civilizations". This theory envisions "the West" and "Islam" as diametrically opposed entities with no common values, and has become widely pervasive in informing much of post-9/11 America's political and academic discourse. When chalked up against the social, cultural, and literary history of Islam, however, the Clash of Civilizations theory is a poor fit. For medieval Arabo-Islamic culture saw a vast rise of humanistic literature bearing a clear multi-civilizational influence. The Letters of the Goodwill Brothers of Basra constitute one of the most overlooked of these works. Composed by a group of 10th century Abbasid Muslim littérateurs, the 52 Letters draw parallels between the teachings of Islam and those of prior great wisdom traditions, including Indian and Ancient Greek wisdom, Judaism, and Christianity. Focusing on the way the Letters frame Islam in the context of perennial human wisdom, I show how this text is ultimately an irenic text aimed at promoting religious tolerance and cooperation in the tumultuous sectarian atmosphere of 10th century Abbasid Iraq. I argue ultimately that the irenic message of the Letters presents an alternative narrative to the Clash of Civilizations theory, a narrative of tolerance from the Islamic past by which our own society may benefit when it comes to the relationships between American Muslims and non-Muslims.
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Religion and Space

Religion and Space

This is the first study to bring space into conversation with religious competition, conflict and violence in the contemporary world.

Author: Lily Kong

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474257437

Category: Religion and geography

Page:

View: 600

Categories: Religion and geography

Singapore Ground Zero

Singapore Ground Zero

I found the mosque a peaceful haven , not only to contemplate my fate , but also
escape the cacophony and confusion of political change . Din found me there in
the mosque one day . He asked if I needed help and offered a little money .

Author: Michael R. J. Vatikiotis

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131980893

Category: Singapore

Page: 142

View: 510

Categories: Singapore

Religion and Space

Religion and Space

This is the first study to bring space into conversation with religious competition, conflict and violence in the contemporary world.

Author: Lily Kong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257428

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 932

This is the first study to bring space into conversation with religious competition, conflict and violence in the contemporary world. Lily Kong and Orlando Woods argue that because space is both a medium and an outcome of religious activity, it is integral to understanding processes of religious competition, conflict and violence. The book explores how religious groups make claims to both religious and secular spaces, and examines how such claims are managed, negotiated and contested by the state and by other secular and religious agencies. It also examines how globalisation has given rise to new forms of religious competition, and how religious groups strengthen themselves through the development of social resilience, as well as contribute to resilient societies. Throughout the book, case studies from around the world are used to examine how religious competition and conflict intersect with space. The case studies include topical issues such as competing claims to the Temple Mount/Haram el-Sharif in Jerusalem, opposition to the “Ground Zero mosque” in New York City, and the regulation of religious conversion in India and Sri Lanka. By helping readers develop new perspectives on how religion works in and through space, Religion and Space: Competition, Conflict and Violence in the Contemporary World is an innovative contribution to the study of religion.
Categories: Religion