Cultures, Identity and Constructs
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Cultures, Identity and Constructs
An interdisciplinary blog that features comparative regional thoughts and insights on the cross roads between constructed ideas, religion, culture, identity, and politics.


This blog is curated by the Identity Politics Research Initiative at MEPF. Content, comments and insights on this blog do not reflect or represent the official position of MEPF and should not be considered under any circumstances as political and policy advice. All publication and idea rights belong to their respective owners. Republish, comment and distribute at your own discretion.
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President Obama Speaks at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

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Muslim Immigrant Gifts 10% of His Multi-Billion Dollar Company to His Employees - Ilm Feed

Muslim Immigrant Gifts 10% of His Multi-Billion Dollar Company to His Employees - Ilm Feed | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
This just goes to show despite the anti-immigrant rhetoric being spread by some politicians, people like Ulukaya are making a positive contribution to American society, both economically and to people’s lives.
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This just goes to show despite the anti-immigrant rhetoric being spread by some politicians, people like Ulukaya are making a positive contribution to American society, both economically and to people’s lives.
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A Map of China, By Stereotype

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A Map of China, By Stereotype « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Here’s the Thing So Many Americans Can’t Grasp About Bernie Sanders

Here’s the Thing So Many Americans Can’t Grasp About Bernie Sanders | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
The U.S. likes to brand itself 'the land of opportunity'—yet our poster boys for innovation go to Harvard.
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Why speaking Arabic in America feels like a crime | Sinan Antoon

Why speaking Arabic in America feels like a crime | Sinan Antoon | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
A UC Berkeley student was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight for speaking Arabic. Are we surprised?
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Four Things We Learned About Saudi Arabia From the Deputy Crown Prince

Four Things We Learned About Saudi Arabia From the Deputy Crown Prince | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia is facing the biggest economic shake-up since the country was founded.
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Israeli court: Killing of Palestinian 'inconclusive'

Israeli court: Killing of Palestinian 'inconclusive' | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Judge rules "reasonable doubt" after Israeli soldier caught on video shooting wounded Palestinian in the head.
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Women in post-conflict Iraqi Kurdistan

Women in post-conflict Iraqi Kurdistan | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Iraqi Kurdistan does much better on women’s rights issues in comparison to the rest of Iraq, yet many challenges remain.
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A Life Revealed

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Seventeen years after she stared out from the cover of National Geographic, a former Afghan refugee comes face-to-face with the world once more.
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France issues eviction order for Calais refugees

France issues eviction order for Calais refugees | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Residents of makeshift "Jungle" camp have until Tuesday night to leave or French officials say they will force them out.
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenage girl in Hebron

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenage girl in Hebron | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Girl, 17, reportedly shot after attempting to stab a soldier near a mosque in occupied West Bank city.
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Russia having success in hybrid war against Germany

Russia having success in hybrid war against Germany | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
The attack came in the form of a Saturday evening newscast from Moscow. It would take days before the German government realized what was happening, but by that time the damage was already done.
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Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany

Far-right AfD says Islam not welcome in Germany | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Religion not compatible with constitution, says anti-immigration party which also proposes banning minarets and burqas.
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Whatever they do, Muslims can’t win in our society | Ian Birrell

Whatever they do, Muslims can’t win in our society | Ian Birrell | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
British people pride themselves on being inclusive and fair. Yet we tolerate Britons being discriminated against – if they happen to follow Islam
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Will Brazil land a Lebanese president before Lebanon does?

Will Brazil land a Lebanese president before Lebanon does? | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Lebanon is entering its 24th month without a president in May, which marks one of the longest times a country has been without a head of state ever.
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Donald Trump: Halting radical Islam must be US priority

Donald Trump: Halting radical Islam must be US priority | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Republican presidential candidate accuses President Obama of leaving a legacy of "weakness, confusion and disarray."
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Sweden's Green Party 'infiltrated by Islamists'

Sweden's Green Party 'infiltrated by Islamists' | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
One party member refused to shake hands with a female journalist, and another compared Israel to Nazi Germany.
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Palestinians back Marwan Barghouti for Nobel Prize

Palestinians back Marwan Barghouti for Nobel Prize | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Rights groups and politicians launch campaign to nominate senior Fatah leader serving life term for Nobel Peace award.
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Turkish leader Erdogan says Islamophobia on rise in US

Turkish leader Erdogan says Islamophobia on rise in US | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Turkish president says US presidential candidates have targeted Muslims as he opens a mosque.
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Refugees in Greece in a never ending ordeal

Refugees in Greece in a never ending ordeal | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
'We are travelling the same road, a road where our hearts have died, a road that is taking us far from home.'
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India's Menstruation Man

Arunachalam Muruganantham was obsessed with making the perfect sanitary pad for his wife. After years of work, his invention has changed the lives of millions of women in India.
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What do you think when you look at me?

What do you think when you look at me? | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media -- and to choose empathy over prejudice.
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Ai Weiwei covers Berlin venue with 14,000 life jackets

Ai Weiwei covers Berlin venue with 14,000 life jackets | Cultures, Identity and Constructs | Scoop.it
Latest installation by renowned Chinese artist highlights plight of refugees risking their lives to reach Europe.
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