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Work: Some links launching new initiative One Film 9/11

Journey into America should be required viewing for all Americans and Muslims worldwide.  For this reason I have started the initiative One Film 9/11. The purpose of this initiative is to screen Journey into America in as many places of religious worship around the world on September 11th, 2013 in the hope of improving relations…… Continue reading Work: Some links launching new initiative One Film 9/11

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Work: Launching my new initiative: One Film 9/11 and ‘Journey into America’ (2009) as the counter to hateful Terry Jones film

Ladies and Gentlemen, The recent and unfortunate events in Benghazi, Libya and Cairo, Egypt were both sparked by ONE FILM. The film was created by Pastor Terry Jones and Co. Its message was disgusting. It painted Prophet Muhammad as a child rapist, among other absurdities. Annoyed that ONE FILM could have such destruction on human…… Continue reading Work: Launching my new initiative: One Film 9/11 and ‘Journey into America’ (2009) as the counter to hateful Terry Jones film

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Articles

2014 The Problem With Banning the Burqa. Huffington Post Religion, March 12th. Revisiting the Connection Between Prophet Muhammad and George Washington. Huffington Post Religion, February 16th. Interview on Scholar’s Spiritual Journey Into Islam and the Life of Prophet Muhammad. Huffington Post Religion, February 11th. What Studying Muhammad Taught Me About Islam. Huffington Post Religion, January…… Continue reading Articles

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Work: Huffington Post piece, ‘The “other” Islam’ and reflecting on religion and 9/11

A short piece I wrote about how 9/11 changed the way I looked at religion, specifically Islam, was published today (September 11th) in the Huffington Post’s article (slide 12) How 9/11 Changed Religion in America. I’m honoured to be featured alongside a Hindu Monk, a Sikh activist, an Ahmadi writer, a Jewish scholar, a Dean at USC,…… Continue reading Work: Huffington Post piece, ‘The “other” Islam’ and reflecting on religion and 9/11

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Work: Vetted CNN iReports

Picture – Call to fight in Athens (August 17 2012) Picture – Occupy Dame Street (October 18 2011) Video – Inauguration Day on Former Slave Island in Georgia (January 20 2009) Video – Islam and Hip Hop with Q-Boogie (November 20 2008) Video – Interview in Chomsky’s Office (October 23 2008) Video – Somali Muslims…… Continue reading Work: Vetted CNN iReports

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Work/picture: CNN iReport – Call to fight in Athens

A recent assignment from CNN iReport called on people to send pictures that highlight the deteriorating economic climate throughout Europe. The CNN iReport team vetted this picture and it is now up for consideration for live viewing on CNN. You can see the rest of my iReports here.

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New challenge in Ph.D. process

I learned today that the Department of Sociology would like me to take on a new challenge: to teach the Junior Sophister (JS) module ‘Researching Society’.  This third-year course is a step up from what I’ve been teaching for the past two years – Introduction to Sociology at the Junior Freshman (JF) level.  I’m happy…… Continue reading New challenge in Ph.D. process

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Editor in action

I’ve blogged about this many times, but just to reiterate, I served as the Editor for the Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Volume XI.  Here are some action pictures from the launch event, which were taken by friend and great photographer, Robbie Fry. © Robbie Fry Photography

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Pictures of TCD JPR Vol. XI launch

This was an outstanding event and, according to many, the best launch of the Journal of Postgraduate Research (JPR) to date (no doubt the cover was the best ever). Many thanks to our panel members, especially Senator David Norris, for lighting up the audience with his wit and charm.  I also can’t forget to congratulate our…… Continue reading Pictures of TCD JPR Vol. XI launch

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Lessons I learned as Editor

Now that my role as Editor for the TCD Journal of Postgraduate Research (Volume 11) is practically finished, I want to reflect back on the experience, share the negatives and positives, but more importantly, touch on the wealth of knowledge I accumulated throughout the arduous process of putting together an academic journal.  I’ve broken this…… Continue reading Lessons I learned as Editor

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Radical and yet professional

It wasn’t my job as Editor to put together the front and back cover for TCD JPR Vol. 11.  That task was Mary O’Connor’s, the President of the Graduate Students’ Union.  She did what I think is an amazing job.  Take a look at the front and back cover. Now we just have to get…… Continue reading Radical and yet professional

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Finally, but the work continues

The steadfast peer review team and I have finally wrapped up the final articles for publication in TCD Journal of Postgraduate Research, Vol. 11: Ireland’s Research on the World Stage.  You can view the abstracts here.  The next week or so will be dedicated to giving them one last careful proofread.  It’s a pain, but it…… Continue reading Finally, but the work continues

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My forthcoming publication in Metro Éireann

I’m excited that Metro Éireann is publishing my article on the story of my Pakistani friend here in Dublin.  The article is set to be published on May 1st. Below is some information cut and pasted from Wikipedia. Metro Éireann is Ireland’s multicultural newspaper. It is published by Metro Publishing and Consultancy Limited. The tabloid-format paper was established by…… Continue reading My forthcoming publication in Metro Éireann

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Praise for teaching

A student in one of my tutorials, who happens to be a well-known journalist here in Ireland, just sent this nice message, which for me makes all the effort throughout the year well worth it. Hi Craig, Just wanted to extend a big thank you for your interesting tutorials during the year and for compiling…… Continue reading Praise for teaching