Please post on two items from the set below:
May 3 – Cultural Globalization: The Role of Religions
Ch. 42, “Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims,” (Charles Kurzman) pp. 353-357.
* “Letter Concerning Toleration,” (John Locke) 1689 [excerpt].
Recommended (audio-mp3): “Formerly Banned Muslim Scholar Tours U.S.,” NPR, 4/29/2010 (interview w/ Tariq Ramadan). (8 min) [in-class]
Ch. 45, “Obedience vs. Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan,” (Shahla Haeri) pp. 370-378.
Recommended (video): “France Face Veil Ban Provokes Heated Debate,” (panel discussion featuring author Sam Harris, Professor Tariq Ramadan, and columnist Mona Eltahawy) BBC Newsnight, 4/11/11. (10 min)
Recommended (audio-stream): “Inside American Islam,” On Point, NPR, 9/14/2010. Top Islam expert Akbar Ahmed just visited one hundred mosques in America. This is his report. (46 min)
Recommended (video): “Mother of the Revolution,” (interview w/Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian novelist, human rights activist, and radical feminist) Riz Khan, Al Jazeera English, February, 2011. (25 min)
Recommended (video): Interview with Malalai Joya, former Afghan member of parliament, antiwar campaigner, Democracy Now!, 3/28/2011. (13 min)