Islamic Factor in Middle East/Mediterranean Protests?

On December 17, 2010, Muhamed Bouazizi, a 26-year old fruit vendor from the economically deprived Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid set himself ablaze (dying from his burns three weeks later) after a female police officer and her two colleagues vandalized his … Continue reading

Chronological Listing of Shows

Click on show titles for additional information or simply click on the player to listen to an episode. Islam and Democracy Air date: March 15, 2012   The Arab Spring surprised many in the West who believed Islam is inherently … Continue reading

Europe

Violence Against Women: A New Direction? In 2010, journalist-actress-writer-director Feo Aladag released When We Leave (Die Fremde in German), an award-winning film that explores the hardships that characterize one young Turkish-German woman’s transition from a suffocating marriage in Istanbul back … Continue reading

Tennessee Islamic Center delayed on procedural technicality

The proposed Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is no stranger to controversy. Since 2010, plans to set up the facility have been constantly thwarted by opponents. Some argued that Islam is not a legitimate religion and thus not protected under … Continue reading

Inter-religious Solidarity through Protest

A large portion of global current events coverage in the last year has been directed towards Arab revolutions and their subsequent political transformations–and rightfully so. But Arab Middle Eastern countries aren’t the only places where significant protests have arisen; from … Continue reading