Islam http://kgou.org en World Views: May 23, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-23-2014 <p></p><p>University of Oklahoma Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/studentaffairs/contact-us/clarke-stroud.html">Clarke Stroud</a> joins Suzette Grillot again on their European tour to discuss the concept of “euroskepticism” and the European Union's parliamentary elections.</p><p>Later, a conversation with UCLA historian <a href="http://www.history.ucla.edu/people/faculty/faculty-1/faculty-1?lid=5192">Nile Green</a> about putting Islam into the context of global history.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">He says the same religious fragmentation that causes sectarian violence in the Middle East leads to religious misunderstanding in the West.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:50:23 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 29893 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 23, 2014 Understanding Islam By Placing It In The Context Of Global History http://kgou.org/post/understanding-islam-placing-it-context-global-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UCLA historian </span><a href="http://www.history.ucla.edu/people/faculty/faculty-1/faculty-1?lid=5192" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nile Green</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> boarded a train for Istanbul at 17 to get as far away as he possibly could from his home in England. As he traveled through India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, he gradually learned the world’s Muslim population extends far beyond its Middle Eastern core.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:13:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 29723 at http://kgou.org Understanding Islam By Placing It In The Context Of Global History Muslim Leader Banned From Police Training Seminar http://kgou.org/post/muslim-leader-banned-police-training-seminar <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The head of a Muslim advocacy group in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;says he's been banned from attending a police training seminar Friday at the state Capitol that the group says includes speakers who have in the past engaged in anti-Muslim rhetoric.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:20:58 +0000 Associated Press 16353 at http://kgou.org Muslim Leader Banned From Police Training Seminar Bridenstine: Political Correctness Cause Of Fort Hood Shooting http://kgou.org/post/bridenstine-political-correctness-cause-fort-hood-shooting <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A congressman faults political correctness in the military for allowing the 2009 rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead and dozens wounded.</p><p>http://youtu.be/oyr1SG5B11I</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Oklahoma Republican Jim&nbsp;<font color="red">Bridenstine</font>&nbsp;says the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Hasan, was open about his radical Islamist views before the shooting, but his Army superiors didn't take action for fear of appearing intolerant.</p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:13:31 +0000 Kurt Gwartney & Associated Press 9320 at http://kgou.org Laughter As The 'Common Language Of The World' http://kgou.org/post/laughter-common-language-world <p></p><p></p><p>Audiences most likely know Egyptian-American stand-up comedian <a href="http://ahmed-ahmed.com/index.html" target="_blank">Ahmed Ahmed</a> as a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Comedians have become, most recently, cultural ambassadors of the world,” Ahmed said. “Whether you're in Africa, or America, or Russia, or Asia, laughter is the common language of the world</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">.”</strong></p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:43:19 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 2328 at http://kgou.org Laughter As The 'Common Language Of The World'