Martin Riesebrodt is a sociology professor at the University of Chicago. He has written on fundamentalism in the United States and Iran.
When is it appropriate to use the words “fundamentalist” and “cult?” What are other terms with which I must be careful? By Don Lattin The San Francisco Chronicle* CULT is a word that should be used with care. Some of its dictionary definitions are value neutral, with such meanings as “formal religious veneration,” such as […]
The Muslim Communities Association in Southern Florida is the largest mosque in southern Florida. It was founded by Arab and Pakistani immigrants and today has worshippers from Iran, Turkey, Bosnia, Africa and South America. The organization supports Muslim communities and helps develop education and social outreach programs for them in the community. Abdul Hamid Samra is […]
Ricken Patel is founding President and Executive Director of Avaaz, “a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.” Avaaz has more than 20 million subscribers and activists.
Geneive Abdo is a Middle East fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington and a nonresident fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. She researches contemporary Iran and political Islam and has written about extremism in the Middle East.
Abbas Amanat is director of the Iranian Studies Initiative at Yale MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and former chairman of the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. He is author of Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi’ism (2009).
Read a Feb. 8, 2006, Washington Times article about how images of Muhammad have long been shown in museums and libraries without controversy.
Hamid Dabashi is an Iranian-American Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York City. He is the author of several books, including, The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism.
In the article “Donning a Headscarf in the Cockpit” author Fatma Sagir profiles Laleh Seddigh, the star of Iranian car racing. “The 30-year-old driver had to fight hard to be accepted in the profession.”