Covering Islam : challenges & opportunities for media in the by Syed Farid Alatas

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Zemun, Serbia: Most Art. ” The New York Sun, March 15. org/article/2468. Prstojevic, Miroslav (1991) Zaboravljeno Sarajevo. Sarajevo. Rouhani, Farhang (2000) “The Spatial Politics of Leisure: Internet Use & Access in Tehran, Iran”, Working Papers on New Media & Information Technology in the Middle East. Georgetown: Georgetown University. htm Russian Information Centre and RIA Novosti (2000) Chechnya, The White Book. Moscow: Russian Information Centre and RIA Novosti. Schwartz, Stephen (2003) “The Islamic Terrorism Club”, The Weekly Standard, November 10.

A letter by a Mr Lewis J. Mitchell, “Principle a sticking point” (ST, Oct 30),2 expressed the view that if the adherents of various religions stuck strictly to their respective rules, this would result in polarisation and division in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society like Singapore. This was in reference to a talk I gave on Islam, which was organised by the Pasir Ris (East) Inter-Racial Confidence Circle on 27 October, and reported in The Straits Times on 28 October. This is precisely the kind of lack of understanding about Islam that I was addressing in that talk.

He carried a copy of the Torah and assured those who visited him in his cell that there was nothing to fear, that all was foreordained. According to one source, the Sarajevo historian Vlajko Palavestra, the ransom that had been raised to save the Sarajevo Jews was used to refurbish the city’s first synagogue, which was built in the 16th century (Palavestra, 2000). Other reasonably accessible published sources on this incident ´ (Prstojevic, include the work of another Sarajevo historian, Miroslav Prstojevic ´ 1991), and the outstanding study by the Bosnian Muslim scholar Muhamed ˇ Nezirovic, Knjizevnost (Jewish Spanish Literature) (Svjetlost, ˇ ´ Jevrejsko Spanjolska 1992).

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