Peter Magierski | 2 Dec 17:53 2008
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Qutb books banned in school libraries

This was posted yesterday on ALA Intellectual Freedom list.

Peter
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Peter Magierski 
Middle East Studies Librarian
Bobst Library 
New York University
70 Washington Sq. S.
New York, N.Y. 10012
E-mail: peter.magierski@...
Phone: 212-998-2458
Fax:   212-995-4583 
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>From  	"Nanette Perez" <nperez@...>
Date  	Mon, 1 Dec 2008 10:21:14 -0500
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Subject  	[ifaction] Qutb books banned in school libraries

Qutb books banned in school libraries
http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=116715&d=26&m=11&y=2008
ABHA: The Ministry of Education recently ordered the removal of two books from school libraries because of
the extremist ideas they contained.

"The books, 'The Lies About Sayyid Qutb' and 'The Jihad in the Way of God,' are banned from school libraries
because of their extremist and confusing ideas that may misinform students," Abdul Rahman Al-Fasil,
director general of Boys Education Administration in Asir province, told Arab News yesterday.

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Shayee Khanaka | 3 Dec 00:20 2008
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Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

Dear MELA members,

 

It was fun productive meeting you all in DC.

 

Per Suad Joseph’s request, I am sending the information about the Arabic translation of Volume 1 of EWIC.

 

Below is her message!

 

Shayee Khanaka.

 

 

Dear Shayee,

 

It was lovely to see you again today at MESA.  I am attaching the flyer for the Arabic translation of Volume I of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures.  It is available free online at

 

 

I would appreciate your sending it to your lists.  I will also send you a flyer and link for the EWIC Scholars Database, a free on line database of scholars with expertise on women and Islamic cultures.  Around 1,600 scholars now have searchable templates in the database.  We are recruiting more, so I would appreciate it if you could send that to your lists as well (next email).

 

 

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Shayee Khanaka | 3 Dec 01:08 2008
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Suad Joseph's contact info...

Was omitted from my previous posting:

 

Suad Joseph [sjoseph-ZnEz5tD0I2KVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org]

 

http://sjoseph.ucdavis.edu/

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mohamed Taher [mailto:drmtaher-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org]
Sent:
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 3:56 PM
To: Shayee Khanaka
Subject: Re: Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

 

I am simply shocked at the way in which our information system behaves--waisted my time and now bugging you on this matter***--although you are not to be blamed. 

 

The shock is: a) I have three emails in my MELANET folder all forwarded by Melanet buddies without Suad's email address, b) there is a web link to Suad Joseph ( <at> EWIC site); and c) the web link takes you to read the  resume too. No where could I find an email address. 

 

I may sound fussy, right?

Sorry to bother you.

Best, Mohamed Taher, Toronto

 

***I wanted to ask one simple question to Suad Joseph, about the content and way in which it is indexed. All search fields (by default) should give the same results, you will say Yes.

I don't think it is so nice and cool. Let them check University of Toronto and KW=Migration. By searching without Toronto, the results are different.

 

From: Shayee Khanaka <skhanaka-pJ6Lu2hYgzhNUtnGCQ6U1fZ8FUJU4vz8@public.gmane.org>
To: melanet-l-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org
Sent:
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 6:20:27 PM
Subject: Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

Dear MELA members,

 

It was fun productive meeting you all in DC.

 

Per Suad Josephʼs request, I am sending the information about the Arabic translation of Volume 1 of EWIC.

 

Below is her message!

 

Shayee Khanaka.

 

 

Dear Shayee,

 

It was lovely to see you again today at MESA.  I am attaching the flyer for the Arabic translation of Volume I of the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures.  It is available free online at

 

 

I would appreciate your sending it to your lists.  I will also send you a flyer and link for the EWIC Scholars Database, a free on line database of scholars with expertise on women and Islamic cultures.  Around 1,600 scholars now have searchable templates in the database.  We are recruiting more, so I would appreciate it if you could send that to your lists as well (next email).

 

 

 

Ali Houissa | 4 Dec 16:48 2008
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Guide For U.S. Forces Serving In Iraq 1943

FYI---
http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/how-to-wage-war-in-iraq-against-hitler/


December 4, 2008, 1:48 am

How To Wage War in Iraq - Against Hitler

By Stephen Farrell

Mustard-colored and twice the size of an iPod it is the most interesting and depressing of reads for anyone working in Iraq.


Every White House should have one.

Lessons unlearned, history unread and institutional knowledge neglected cry out from every page of the ‘Guide For U.S. Forces Serving In Iraq 1943,’ issued by the War and Navy Departments to American servicemen during the Second World War.

Republished in 2008 by Dark Horse Publications, the tiny booklet for troops heading to protect the Persian Gulf’s oilfields and supply routes is a pronunciation, cultural and religious survival manual whose wisdom applies to Iraq (i-RAHK) during the era of the Toyota pickup truck and Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia as much as to the age of the camel and the Luftwaffe.

“Show respect to all older persons,” writes the anonymous author.

“American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis (as the people are called) like American soldiers or not. It may not be quite that simple. But then again it could.”
(See enlarged photo here)

True, phrases such as “Herr Hitler knows he’s licked if the people united against him stand their ground,” have more resonance to British forces in their air bases at Habbaniya and Shaibah after the 1941 coup by the German-leaning nationalist Rashid Ali el-Gailani than to today’s denizens of FOB Falcon and Camp Victory.

The regional geopolitics is likewise dated. “Iran (EE-RAHN) (Persia)” gets only a passing mention. The town of Haifa (HAI-fa) lies “in Palestine, on the Mediterranean Sea,” instead of the not-yet-created modern state of Israel. And Iraq lies only “north of Arabia,” with no mention of the ruling Saudis.

But the warning that Americans are about to encounter a “harsh, hot, parched, dusty, and inhospitable land” was as true in 2003 as 60 years earlier, as were the timeless observations:

“That tall man in the flowing robe you are going to see soon, with the whiskers and the long hair, is a first-class fighting man, highly skilled in guerrilla warfare. Few fighters in any country, in fact, excel him in that kind of situation. If he is your friend, he can be a staunch and valuable ally. If he should happen to be your enemy, lookout!”

“You aren’t going to Iraq to change the Iraqis. Just the opposite.”
(See enlarged photo here)

“The Moslem bible is known as the Koran and the Moslems worship in mosques (mosks). They are very devout in their religion and do not like to have ‘unbelievers’ (to them you are an ‘unbeliever’) come anywhere near their mosques. You can usually tell a mosque by its high tower. Keep away from mosques.”

And women. And religion. And politics. And…And…And…

Perhaps the most depressing reaction was that of the NYT’s Iraqi newsroom coordinator as he leafed through the book’s pages in the Baghdad Bureau today.

“They knew all these things before? So why…….?”

We will publish more excerpts from ‘Guide For U.S. Forces Serving In Iraq 1943’ published by Dark Horse Publications in the coming weeks.

http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/how-to-wage-war-in-iraq-against-hitler/
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RE: Guide For U.S. Forces Serving In Iraq 1943


	Actually, this and other reports have been scanned and have been made
available online to the public for some time. 
	A full scan of this "Short Guide for US Forces Serving in Iraq" is
available online from the US Navy at:
http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/iraq_guide.htm 
	Many more documents, with many of them available online, can be found
at the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) in Virginia. Civilian
reports from the US Government agencies (Department of the Interior, Census,
Department of Justice, etc.) are made available to the public through the
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at www.ntis.gov. Military
reports (US Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, etc.) are sent to
DTIC. See and search their website at: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/index.html

Mr. Lee Hadden

R. Lee Hadden
Geospatial Information Library (Map Library)
Topographic Engineering Center
ATTN: CEERD-TO-I (Hadden)
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3864
(703) 428-9206
Robert.L.Hadden@...

"Curiosity is not a nice virtue- and it never leads to innocence." -Donna
Haraway

See some of my writings, both online and on paper, at my author page at:
http://www.librarything.com/author/haddenrobertlee

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-3358395-8073248@...
[mailto:bounce-3358395-8073248@...] On Behalf Of Ali Houissa
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 10:49 AM
To: melanet-l@...
Subject: Guide For U.S. Forces Serving In Iraq 1943

FYI---
http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/how-to-wage-war-in-iraq-aga
inst-hitler/
<http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/how-to-wage-war-in-iraq-ag
ainst-hitler/> Baghdad Bureau | Iraq From the Inside 

________________________________

December 4, 2008, 1:48 am 

How To Wage War in Iraq - Against Hitler

By Stephen Farrell
<http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/author/stephen-farrell/>  

Mustard-colored and twice the size of an iPod it is the most interesting and
depressing of reads for anyone working in Iraq. 
Iraq Manual 1943

Every White House should have one.

Lessons unlearned, history unread and institutional knowledge neglected cry
out from every page of the 'Guide For U.S. Forces Serving In Iraq 1943,'
<http://www.amazon.com/GUIDE-U-S-FORCES-SERVING-IRAQ/dp/0955622107/ref=sr_1_1
?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228304208&sr=1-1>  issued by the War and Navy
Departments to American servicemen during the Second World War.

Republished in 2008 by Dark Horse Publications, the tiny booklet for troops
heading to protect the Persian Gulf's oilfields and supply routes is a
pronunciation, cultural and religious survival manual whose wisdom applies to
Iraq (i-RAHK) during the era of the Toyota pickup truck and Al Qaeda in
Mesopotamia as much as to the age of the camel and the Luftwaffe.

"Show respect to all older persons," writes the anonymous author.

"American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis
(as the people are called) like American soldiers or not. It may not be quite
that simple. But then again it could." 
Iraq Manual 1943 (See enlarged photo here)

True, phrases such as "Herr Hitler knows he's licked if the people united
against him stand their ground," have more resonance to British forces in
their air bases at Habbaniya and Shaibah after the 1941 coup by the
German-leaning nationalist Rashid Ali el-Gailani than to today's denizens of
FOB Falcon and Camp Victory. 

The regional geopolitics is likewise dated. "Iran (EE-RAHN) (Persia)" gets
only a passing mention. The town of Haifa (HAI-fa) lies "in Palestine, on the
Mediterranean Sea," instead of the not-yet-created modern state of Israel.
And Iraq lies only "north of Arabia," with no mention of the ruling Saudis.

But the warning that Americans are about to encounter a "harsh, hot, parched,
dusty, and inhospitable land" was as true in 2003 as 60 years earlier, as
were the timeless observations: 

"That tall man in the flowing robe you are going to see soon, with the
whiskers and the long hair, is a first-class fighting man, highly skilled in
guerrilla warfare. Few fighters in any country, in fact, excel him in that
kind of situation. If he is your friend, he can be a staunch and valuable
ally. If he should happen to be your enemy, lookout!"

"You aren't going to Iraq to change the Iraqis. Just the opposite."
Iraq Manual 1943 (See enlarged photo here)

"The Moslem bible is known as the Koran and the Moslems worship in mosques
(mosks). They are very devout in their religion and do not like to have
'unbelievers' (to them you are an 'unbeliever') come anywhere near their
mosques. You can usually tell a mosque by its high tower. Keep away from
mosques."

And women. And religion. And politics. And...And...And...

Perhaps the most depressing reaction was that of the NYT's Iraqi newsroom
coordinator as he leafed through the book's pages in the Baghdad Bureau
today. 

"They knew all these things before? So why.......?"

We will publish more excerpts from 'Guide For U.S. Forces Serving In Iraq
1943' published by Dark Horse Publications in the coming weeks.

http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/how-to-wage-war-in-iraq-aga
inst-hitler/
<http://baghdadbureau.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/how-to-wage-war-in-iraq-ag
ainst-hitler/> 

Dougherty, Roberta L | 5 Dec 22:19 2008
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Kayhan newspaper from 1958

Dear friends,

 

Does anyone own Kayhan from October 4, 1958, whether hard copy or microform?  Things look rather bleak for this query in OACIS but I thought I’d ask anyway.

 

Thanks!

 

Robin

 

Roberta L. Dougherty

Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

University of Texas Libraries

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Box P

Mail Code S5400

Austin, TX 78713-8916

tel.:  512-495-4257

fax:  512-495-4569

e-mail:  rdougherty-mD4EcvzDNrj5xfTjtVVUew@public.gmane.org

webpage:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/subject/melp/index.html

blog:  http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/melp

 

Shayee Khanaka | 5 Dec 22:44 2008
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RE: Kayhan newspaper from 1958

We don’t have a full run at UCB.  Below is our holdings:

 

News/Micro   NEWSFILM-1

Library has: 1962-1975: Mar, 1976:May-1978: Oct

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-3364571-6831824-Re1fH9pVRcMibAbXQ5Tkjg@public.gmane.org [mailto:bounce-3364571-6831824-Re1fH9pVRcMibAbXQ5Tkjg@public.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Dougherty, Roberta L
Sent:
Friday, December 05, 2008 1:19 PM
To: 'melanet-l-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org'
Subject: Kayhan newspaper from 1958

 

Dear friends,

 

Does anyone own Kayhan from October 4, 1958, whether hard copy or microform?  Things look rather bleak for this query in OACIS but I thought I’d ask anyway.

 

Thanks!

 

Robin

 

Roberta L. Dougherty

Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

University of Texas Libraries

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Box P

Mail Code S5400

Austin, TX 78713-8916

tel.:  512-495-4257

fax:  512-495-4569

e-mail:  rdougherty-mD4EcvzDNrj5xfTjtVVUew@public.gmane.org

webpage:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/subject/melp/index.html

blog:  http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/melp

 

Dougherty, Roberta L | 10 Dec 17:16 2008
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Armenian-American poet

Dear friends,

 

Have any of you been approached by this person?  Do any of you know anything about her?

 

Thanks!

 

Robin

 

Roberta L. Dougherty

Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

University of Texas Libraries

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Box P

Mail Code S5400

Austin, TX 78713-8916

tel.:  512-495-4257

fax:  512-495-4569

e-mail:  rdougherty-mD4EcvzDNrj5xfTjtVVUew@public.gmane.org

webpage:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/subject/melp/index.html

blog:  http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/melp

 

 

From: Arpine [mailto:arpine-j9pdmedNgrk@public.gmane.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 9:46 PM
Subject: acquisiition query

 
I would like to introduce myefl - an Armenian American poet, originally from Beirut Lebanon. I write in English, and attached is a brief bio. I was recommended by a fellow poet that your University may be interested in this matter. I email you accordingly.

The matter is about having my papers and manuscripts housed after my death at an institution where it can be easily accessed for future research /curating and dissemination. Finding such an institution is challenging as most Armenian institutions favor history or language related archives while most American poetry friendly ones prefer material from more renowned poets. In addition, i am not affiliated with an institution, and am a more or less displaced entity as American or Armenian or former scientist/musician, or poet.

Please let me know if there may be interest at the University of Texas, Austin in this matter. There will also be some funding for this opportunity through my will.

Thank you kindly,

Arpine Konyalian Grenier
503 E. Historic Street
Tucson, AZ 85701

Tel: (520) 822 8598

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Faraj, Hikmat | 10 Dec 19:52 2008

Romanization page repaired and updated

Hi everyone,

 

Robin had kindly brought my attention to the fact that my page which had a list of LC preferred romanizations was not displaying properly. I have taken care of this. Now the page will show readable Arabic and English. Please let me know if you encounter any problems with viewing.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

--
Hikmat Faraj
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Bibliographer
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-2870
Phone: (404) 727-0336
Fax     : (404) 727-0408
http://web.library.emory.edu/subjects/studies/mideast/


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Faraj, Hikmat | 10 Dec 20:22 2008

RE: Romanization page repaired and updated

I am sorry I should have explained where the link to this page is. If you go to the Tools page on Mela’s web site, http://mela.us/committees/tools.html

 

You will see it listed:

 

Hikmat Faraj's romanization of difficult words pages.

 

Hikmat

 

--
Hikmat Faraj
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Bibliographer
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-2870
Phone: (404) 727-0336
Fax     : (404) 727-0408
http://web.library.emory.edu/subjects/studies/mideast/

From: James Simon [mailto:simon-s8m7MN4ixSw@public.gmane.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 2:14 PM
To: Faraj, Hikmat
Subject: RE: Romanization page repaired and updated

 

Can you tell me where this page can be found? Thanks!

 

James Simon

Director of International Resources

Center for Research Libraries

6050 S. Kenwood Avenue

Chicago, IL  60637  USA

Phone) 773-955-4545 x324

Fax) 773-955-4339

Email) simon-s8m7MN4ixSw@public.gmane.org

*******************

The Center for Research Libraries is a consortium of North American

libraries and universities that promotes the preservation of

resources for advanced research and teaching in the

humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

http://www.crl.edu

From: bounce-3380695-6831861-Re1fH9pVRcMibAbXQ5Tkjg@public.gmane.org [mailto:bounce-3380695-6831861-Re1fH9pVRcNIFVRr+sXJbQ@public.gmane.org.edu] On Behalf Of Faraj, Hikmat
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:53 PM
To: melanet-l-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org
Subject: Romanization page repaired and updated

 

Hi everyone,

 

Robin had kindly brought my attention to the fact that my page which had a list of LC preferred romanizations was not displaying properly. I have taken care of this. Now the page will show readable Arabic and English. Please let me know if you encounter any problems with viewing.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

--
Hikmat Faraj
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Bibliographer
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA30322-2870
Phone: (404) 727-0336
Fax     : (404) 727-0408
http://web.library.emory.edu/subjects/studies/mideast/

 

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