Fareed Zakaria expresses his views on the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic center in Manhattan, and he proposes that Mayor Bloomberg's speech defending the center should be required reading for all American students (as I would.) Jon Stewart interviews Akbar Ahmed, a professor at American University, about his year-long study of Islam in America.
Here's an awesome NYT article about the increase in American students studying abroad in the Middle East. I'm hoping to study abroad in Jordan during the second semester of my junior year. Yeah, I do think it would be awesome to live in a country that shares my name and pay with Jordanian dinar (like … Continue reading NYT: American students study in the Middle East
Today, the New York Landmark Preservation Committee voted unanimously to not grant landmark status to a Manhattan building, the site at which an Islamic and interfaith community center is to be built. If landmark status had been given to the obscure building, the plans to build the Cordoba House would have been put to a … Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg stands up for mosque”