A complaint to the New Zealand Advertising Standards Complaints Board about an arguably Orientalist depiction of a Western woman in an Islamic country for a Lux Body Wash ad. The ruling is of interest for its discussion about the depiction of religion and community standards in New Zealand (at the time) and the level of … Continue reading Contemporary Primary Sources: Response of New Zealand Advertising Standards Complaints Board to Lux Body Wash Ad (1996)
From The Middle East Eye on May 4th, 2017 "BOSTON, Massachusetts – As the United States continues to grapple with growing Islamophobia, Harvard Law School has launched a “flagship research venture” to organise the world’s information on Islamic law: SHARIAsource. The project aims to provide a repository for scholars, journalists and policy makers, by making knowledge freely available, Sharon … Continue reading Middle East Eye: Fear of Sharia: Harvard project aims to shed light on Islamic law
SHARIAsource editor Will Smiley shares in the Washington Post his expertise on the motives of new anti-sharia legislation in some states. Citation: Marcelo, Philip. "On Muslims’ agenda: Fight anti-Sharia proposals in US states." Washington Post, March 27, 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/on-muslims-agenda-fight-us-proposals-to-ban-sharia-law/2017/03/27/430e4378-12fc-11e7-bb16-269934184168_story.html?utm_term=.42a6665938f4. “Sharia should be very concerning to all of us,” said state Rep. Heidi Sampson, a Maine Republican who has proposed … Continue reading Excerpt :: On Muslims’ agenda: Fight anti-Sharia proposals in US states
Paul Beran, SHARIAsource Executive Director, participated earlier this month in a conference on Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities, hosted by the Aga Khan University (AKU) in London, UK from 3-4 November 2016. This conference examined the media landscape as it pertains to Muslims largely in the Middle East region. Speakers from the academy … Continue reading IN SUMMARY :: SHARIAsource at the Agha Khan Conference on Media and Muslim Contexts (London, 2016)
First there was Media Cloud -- an open source platform for studying media ecosystems developed by Ethan Zuckerman (an adviser to SHARIAsource) and his team at the MIT Media Lab. That tool allows researchers to track the way ideas spread through media, and shows that different corners of the media ecosystem report on stories differently. Building … Continue reading IN SUMMARY:: Using Corpus Analysis to Study Media Discourse
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:30 PM Panelists Yochai Benkler, Berkman Klein Co-Director and HLS Professor Intisar Rabb, Director, SHARIAsource (a Berkman Klein project) and HLS Professor Zeynep Tufekci, Berkman Klein Faculty Associate, Associate Professor at University of North Carolina, Contributing Opinion Writer at the New York Times Jonathan Zittrain, Berkman Klein Faculty Chair and HLS … Continue reading • IN SUMMARY :: SHARIAsource on Power and Participation in the Networked Public Sphere (At the 2016 Relaunch of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University)
Denmark contributor Niels V. Vinding comments on recent discussions of sharīʿa in Denmark that have arisen on the basis of uninformed media reporting, which has had the consequence of sparking legislation that may have discriminatory effects on Muslims. These developments come in the wake of the Danish documentary Under the Veil of the Mosque, which … Continue reading OPINION :: The Question of Sharīʿa in Denmark
SHARIAsource founder and editor-in-chief Intisar Rabb discusses Muhammad Alī's legacy with the BBC at his funeral; in standing against injustice through practicing what we might call the 1960s idea of a "civil rights shari'a," Ali's declaration that "I am America" may be even more relevant today.