Commentary on contemporary Islam, by Farid Esack

Professor of Islamic Studies at University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and author of many books on Muslim issues, Farid Esack addresses a number of issues. In this segment of our wide-ranging interview, he speaks about what labels of ‘progressive’ and ‘moderate’ can or cannot mean for Muslims. Produced by Barbara Nimri Aziz, New York. (See our Feb. 3, 2015 post)

Iraqi journalist Nermin Al-Mufti on Kirkuk city, Iraq

Iraqi journalist Nermin Al-Mufti introduces us to the history of Kirkuk,  a Turkmen majority city in North Iraq. Interviewed by BN Aziz in 2008 in Iraq. For an update on Kirkuk in 2014,  see

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/04/who-what-and-where-are-iraqs-turkmen/