Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Persian leopard: More on Islamophobia, Orientalism, Nonharming vis-a-vis nontheist F/friends and Quakers, and Academia, Malcolm X and American Islamophobia, Here are the WUaS, Arabic language, and the Persian language, wiki, subject pages, with many MIT OCW courses in Persian, And here's the Middle East wiki, subject page with links, with the current, beginning, country pages there, Each WUaS, language and country, wiki page will become an university or school in those Middle Eastern languages and nation states


More on Islamophobia, Orientalism, Nonharming vis-a-vis nontheist F/friends and Quakers, and Academia (after this post from 28 May 2013) ...
http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2013/05/bactrian-camel-in-terms-of-islamophobia.html ...


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Hi nontheist Friends,

I just added these very clear and engaging interviews and speeches from Malcolm X ... "Malcolm X: Speeches and Interviews (1960-65)" ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9AmuYqjRyg ... to the 'Black Studies' wiki subject at WUaS ...http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Studies ... Malcolm X probably galvanized clearly, and defined in multiply ways, ongoing issues in American Islamophobia - remarkably (complicated by questions of race and legacies of slavery). Islam was a road to, and vision of, freedom for Blacks in the U.S. for Malcolm X.  

His articulateness, clear reasoning, responses to white interviewers, and his sometimes militant, black nationalism, seem to merge very closely with his theistic and Muslim thinking. At times he espoused complete separation from white society, especially for Black, believing, American Muslims, in the name of a Muslim God, Muhammad.

His religion seemed to give him such strength and ability to connect with other black Muslims, and white, progressive sympathizers, as well ... all of which is very fascinating. 

As NtFs, how to listen to, and learn from, his clear message (of 50 years' ago), instead of reacting against it, and tuning it out, out of American Islamophobia? 

NtFs, in our occasional independence orientation from the RSOF/Quakers (for example, most recently possibly, in publishing NtF's 'truths' in a Friendly manner), might learn a lot from Malcolm X's clear expressions of freedom, in the context of a hostile and racist society, which has perhaps possibly changed for the better in these intervening years, perhaps both in terms of less racism, as well as possibly less Islamophobia in U.S. society. 

Regards,
Scott



Malcolm X: Speeches and Interviews (1960-65)






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Scott, let's remember who killed Malcolm X.

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Nontheist Friends, 

With an interest in nontheistic Friendly/Quaker nonharming/nonviolence, and understanding the roots of conflict in a Quaker sense, per your previous comment in this email thread, Mike, about people in Iraq killing each other: 

With the American War in Iraq beginning about 10 years ago (in 2003) - I think possibly 650,000 Iraqis died and possibly 8,000 Americans, - probably partially initiated over American oil interests in the region. One could postulate that this American War in Iraq also had roots in Islamophobia, contributing to today's chaos in Baghdad. (In the American War in Vietnam - another form of Orientalism? - nearly 60,000 Americans died and 2-3 million Vietnamese died, I have read). How to bring NtF/Quaker understandings to end wars?

Interesting to see how Malcolm X is represented in Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X - in terms of his own death and his father's. 

It's interesting to see how Islamophobia is represented in Wikipedia  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamophobia.

It's interesting too to see how Orientalism is represented in Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orientalism.

I continue in my 'out of the box' NtF thinking, in an evolutionary biological sense, to come to questions of how humans can learn Bonobos' thinking (with no known fatalities) and move away from - unlearn - common chimp thinking (which do war and violence among themselves), and in terms of Islamophobia and Orientalism, especially. 

Far too many Americans and people of other countries (who might fall under the umbrella of Orientalism / people of the Orient) are dying in these tragic wars, and their aftermaths. 

NtF compassion for those who died on my part? Quaker  ... Yes ... And how to learn Friendly nonviolent approaches to ending war and conflict? I don't know exactly how MLK Jr looked at Malcolm X's militant Islamic black nationalist thinking, but here's the Martin Luther King, Jr wiki subject page at WUaS - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr. - where we all might teach and learn about MLK Jr.'s nonviolence, especially vis-a-vis questions of American racism - and in the charged 1960s. 

With F/friendly greetings, 
Scott



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Should nontheist Friends be interested in exploring questions of Islamophobia in an academic manner, here below is an upcoming, related conference this December in Paris, which recently came into my worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com email inbox from UC Berkeley, and which - some of this - I may post to my blog, as well.

With F/friendly nontheistic greetings, 
Scott






Call for Papers
Paris, France International IslamophobiaConference
The Epistemic, Racial, Cultural and Structural Exclusionary Measures in France and Europe
CFP Deadline: September 2, 2013Conference Date: December 13-14, 2013
UC Berkeley IRDP (Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project)
and 
CADIS (Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques), Paris
Invite Scholars and Researchers to Submit Paper Proposals:
The Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project of the Center for Race and Gender is hosting an international conference on Islamophobia to be held in Paris, France on December 13-15, 2013.  Islamophobia has become one of the most pervasive forms of racism and discrimination in the world today.  It is used in the West to police communities of color, to invade countries, to construct the patriarchal racial inferiority of Muslim women, to discriminate against populations in the labor market or to simply make them the target of the “war against terrorism.”  But the problem has broader dimensions when we consider issues such as political, cultural, religious and epistemic Islamophobia.  In Western Europe, Islamophobia is on the rise.  France is among the countries where Islamophobia acquires complex and multi-layered dimensions.  The obsession of the French state with French Muslims is expressed by continuous passing of laws to regulate the behavior and even the forms of dressing of Muslims, in particular, Muslim women.  The latest in the list of legal measures directed at Muslims in France is the attempt of the Fran├žois Hollande administration to extend the law against the use of the veil in public schools to workplaces, day care workers, etc.  Even Muslim mothers using veils are forbidden from entering public schools where their children study.  The time is right for an international conference in Paris, France to examine the problematic Islamophobicdiscourses in France and Western Europe and the curtailment of Muslim legal status as religious, ethnic and racial minorities.  We are calling specialists, academics and activists to submit papers.  
Please send a title, a 300 word abstract and a short one paragraph biography by September 2nd, 2013, to hatemb@berkeley.edu

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Here are the WUaS, Arabic language -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Arabic_language -

and the Persian language -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Persian_language -

wiki, subject pages, with many MIT OCW courses in Persian.

And here's the Middle East wiki, subject page with links, with the current, beginning, country pages there ...

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Middle_East#World_University_and_School_Links.


Each WUaS, language and country, wiki page will become a university or school in those Middle Eastern languages and nation states.



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And here are WUaS's beginning languages (for all 7,105 +) and Nation States' (204+ countries) wiki, subject pages, each of which will become a C.C. WUaS school or university in those languages:

Languages -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages

Nation States -
http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States.





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