Muslims Maintain Unique Identities within our American Mosaic

RAMAZAN KILINÇ 1 NOVEMBER 2015, OMAHA WORLD HERALD The writer is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Are Muslims part of the American mosaic? This question requires us to address a dilemma for many American Muslims: searching for purity in one’s faith … Continue reading Muslims Maintain Unique Identities within our American Mosaic

Secularism, Nationalism and Religious Minorities in Turkey

RAMAZAN KILINÇ 3 MAY 2012, SIGHTINGS, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO In a recent New York Times article Susanne Güsten described the difficulties that Syriac Christians faced throughout the history of Republican Turkey. This story reflects the traumatic consequences of the nation-building process that modern Turkey has experienced since the 1920s and 1930s. The Turkish official national … Continue reading Secularism, Nationalism and Religious Minorities in Turkey

Fringe Voices Do Not Speak For All

RAMAZAN KILINÇ SEPTEMBER 24, 2012, OMAHA WORLD HERALD The killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, plus other protests at U.S. embassies across the Arab world, have caused concerns for the future of the Arab Spring movement and U.S.-Arab relations. This shocked many, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, … Continue reading Fringe Voices Do Not Speak For All