Why is #PrayforBoston more popular than #PrayforIraq?

Drew Margolin, a professor of communication at Cornell University who studies human dynamics through social media and is co-author of the study “The Ripple of Fear, Sympathy and Solidarity During the Boston Bombings,” says different online reactions in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in the West and Muslim countries are motivated by ‘personal connections,’ not […]

For the world’s Muslims, a fool burning the Koran is no joke

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 12, 2013 For the world’s Muslims, a fool burning the Koran is no joke David Powers, professor of near eastern studies at Cornell University and author of “Studies in Qur’an and Hadith: The Formation of the Islamic Law of Inheritance,” comments on why Muslims view desecration of the Koran […]