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  • New Event: The Global Initiative Launches Dr. Zacharias Pieri’s New Book

    The Global Initiative is proud to announce the publication of Dr. Zacharias Pieri’s new book Tablighi Jamaat and the Quest for the London Mega Mosque. This innovative publication charts the attempts of Islam’s largest missionary movement, the Tablighi Jamaat (TJ), to build Europe’s biggest mosque in London – the so-called Mega Mosque. The book follows TJ […]

  • Upcoming Event: The Global Initiative Hosts Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster 

    The Global Initiative Hosts Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster  Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who has been called the “architect of the future U.S. Army” and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014, will be part of a military forum at the University of South Florida on April 8. McMaster, the Director […]

  • Global Initiative Introduces the Boko Haram Tracker

      The Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict at The University of South Florida Announces a new monthly publication on Nigeria and Boko Haram. The USF Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict (GICSC) Nigeria and Boko Haram Tracker is a monthly product that builds on G.I.’s extensive West Africa work on, inter alia, […]

The Price of Extremism

The Price of Extremism

The execution style murder of three young North Carolina students, two of whom were hijab wearing Muslim women, raises questions regarding the rise of Islamaphobia in the United States in the form of hate crimes. Some will argue that the motive for the incident has not been clearly established and was simply the unfortunate outcome […]

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