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  • A new weapon of Islamist extremists is…poetry?

    A new weapon of Islamist extremists is…poetry?

    By Asma Afsaruddin Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington Militant Islamist groups have a number of strategies for recruiting vulnerable young men to their cause. They produce videos, tap into social media and write fiery pamphlets with overblown rhetoric. But they’re also increasingly turning to poetry: with its rich

  • Prof. Wasey on Iqbal’s poetry

    Prof. Wasey on Iqbal’s poetry

    By Mohammed Ayub Khan TMO Contributing writer TORONTO, CANADA—The poetry and thought of the legendary poet Allamah Iqbal was the subject of discussion at the Annual Iqbal Day event organized by the International Iqbal Society (Canada chapter) in the of town of New Market near Toronto on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The venue was the

  • Dilruba Ahmed named Dempsey Writer in Residence

    Dilruba Ahmed has been named the Deborah Dempsey Resident at the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Established in 2000, the residency was created to honor Deborah Dempsey, former chair of the English Department at Springside School, upon her retirement from teaching. Since the inception of this program, hundreds of students, as well as English Department faculty,

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