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Nuri Friedlander
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Nuri Friedlander is a Ph.D. candidate in Study of Religion at Harvard University focusing on Islamic law and ethics, with a particular interest in the treatment of animals in the Islamic tradition. Nuri grew up in New York City and moved to Cairo, Egypt when he was 15 years old where he completed high school and attended the American University in Cairo. After graduating with a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature, he completed an M.A. in Arabic Literature. He is the co-founder of Beyond Halal, a project that examines the intersection between Islamic law, ethics, the environment, food and the treatment of animals. Nuri is currently the visiting chaplain at the Harvard Islamic Society.

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From Tahrir to Wall Street: The Role of Religion in Protest Movements

42 Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 12:11 PM (EST)

I had been marching through the streets of downtown Boston for an hour before I realized that the rhythm and cadence of "We are the 99 percent!" is exactly the same as "The people want to topple the regime!" the chant of Egyptian protesters who brought down the dictatorship of...

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