Monthly Archives: March 2011

Robert Fisk: Right across the Arab world, freedom is now a prospect – Robert Fisk, Commentators – The Independent

Robert Fisk: Right across the Arab world, freedom is now a prospect – Robert Fisk, Commentators – The Independent.

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Interviewed by Charlie Rose

On Saturday several Duke faculty, including yours truly were interviewed by the renowned television host of the Charlie Rose Show. I was interviewed with my sociology colleague Jen’nan Read. The interviews will be aired later but here are a few … Continue reading

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Deoband Vice-Chancellor gets reprieve

UPDATE The new vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, Mawlana Ghulam Vastanvi enjoyed some reprieve, when the Trustees of the century old seminary in India delegated a committee of inquiry to evaluate the VC’s controversial statements made in the Indian media. … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws: Death and Destruction

Another Pakistani politician, this time a Christian cabinet minister was slain by an assassin’s bullet. Shahbaz Bhatti, 41, was ambushed and killed because he campaigned for the country’s blasphemy laws to be amended or abolished. Clearly, passions are running high … Continue reading

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