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Armenian Group Urges Gallipoli Commemoration Boycott

Article Link on Armenian Groups Urging Gallipoli Boycott Boycott Gallipoli, Head to Yerevan Say Turkey Rights Groups By Contributor on February 6, 2015 in Headline, News Turkey Rights Groups Call on World Leaders to Boycott Gallipoli,  Visit Yerevan on Genocide Centennial On Feb. 6, human rights organizations in Turkey issued a statement urging world leaders
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Al-Tikriti Writes Book Chapter

Al-Tikriti Writes Book ChapterNabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history, recently published a chapter in an edited volume entitled “Hall Ishkal al-Afkar: An Ottoman Royal’s Shari’a Argument For Imperial Control Over Sea Ghazi Plunder.”
This segment of an edited volume originated as a chapter in Al-Tikriti’s dissertation, and was then expanded and refined for a presentation for the “La Frontiere […] Continue reading

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New Discovery

Early copy of the Qur’an discovered By Medievalists.net – November 17, 2014Posted in: News Researchers in Germany have discovered that a manuscript of Qur’an written between 20 and 40 years after the Prophet Muhammad’s death, making it one of the earliest copies of the Islamic holy book known to be in existence. Scholars at the … Continue reading » Continue reading

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Mecca under threat: Outrage at plan to destroy the ‘birthplace’ of the Prophet Mohamed and replace it with a new palace and luxury malls

  According to the Gulf Institute, up to 95 per cent of the holy city’s millennium-old buildings have been destroyed Andrew Johnson Wednesday 12 November 2014 3K Print A A A The site in Mecca where the Prophet Mohamed is said to have been born is about to be “buried under marble” and replaced by … Continue reading » Continue reading

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Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Genghiz Khan’s Tomb (?)

Archeology, Archeology, Asia, History, Science 6 November, 2014 Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Tomb of Genghis Khan Genghis1 Öndörkhaan| Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of many dozens of human corpses lying upon a large rudimentary stone structure. Forensic … Continue reading » Continue reading

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On The “Israel as a Jewish State” Demand

In this article, Yousef Mouneyer answers the query… Why ‘Jewish state’ demand is a non-starter If Washington accepts new Israeli demands, it moves the goal posts further away from a middle ground for a just peace. Last updated: 09 Apr 2014 12:20 Yousef Munayyer Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its […] Continue reading

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MERIP’s Primer on Palestine

This is the latest version of the Middle East Report’s “Primer on Palestine,” a comprehensive guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Contents The Land and the People The British Mandate in Palestine The United Nations Partition Plan The Palestinian Refugees Palestinians Palestinian Citizens of Israel The June 1967 […] Continue reading

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1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant

1915 Ottoman Ethnic Map of the Levant Here is a 1915 Ottoman governmental ethnic map of Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and other areas in the region.  Check the posting, for analysis of the categories and significance of the map itself. Continue reading

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Qur’anic Textual Evolution

For those who are considering writing a paper on the evolution of the Qur’an as a text, this appears to be a great new publication for you: Qur’ans of the Umayyads: A First Overview Continue reading

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Michael Cook on Why Muhammad Matters

How and Why Muhammad Made a Difference This is a lecture by Michael Cook to mostly journalists concerning the legacy of Muhammad and why he mattered. The link provided includes the Q&A session as well as the lecture, cut below:   May 22, 2006 How and Why Muhammad Made a Difference Key West, Florida Some […] Continue reading

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