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A Different Hate

Neil Padukone recently completed a visiting fellowship at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is currently writing a book on the future of conflict in South Asia.

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A number of recent posts on the Inside Islam blog have highlighted the rise in xenophobic attitudes towards Muslims. The latest Inside Islam Radio Show spoke with Robert Wright, who discussed the latest wave of Islamophobia in the US and the parallels it may have with the history of homophobia.

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The Afghan Women’s Writing Project

In a country where women have been told their stories do not matter, and have been threatened for telling them, women still muster the courage to write about themselves, even at the risk of severe punishment. The Afghan Women Writers Project is a US based organization dedicated to bringing their stories to light.

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Lectures: Islam in Russia and the NIS

Back to Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This series of digital lectures provides an overview of Islam in the Russian Federation, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. In this series, prominent scholars of history, sociology, religious studies, and literature discuss themes such as the history of Islam in the region, how religious belief and practice survived seven decades of state-sponsored atheism during the Soviet period, and the reemergence of Islamic practice, culture, and scholarship today in Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The lectures were originally recorded in June 2008 during a three-day a workshop for middle- and high school teachers, sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Continue reading