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Forging Through the Year of Fear By Khuram Zaman

April 12, 2011 by

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Bismillah. Forging Through the Year of Fear The Young American Muslim’s Survival Guide to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and the 2012 Elections By Khuram Zaman The Importance of Learning to Anticipate Problems Before They Arise When I was a toddler, I had a fondness for playing around with electrical outlets. My father, a medical […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: “When the Social Contract is Breached on One Side, It’s Breached on Both Sides”

February 10, 2011 by

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An amazing post by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on the situation in Egypt via the Sandala blog. This one needs to be distributed far and wide. When the Social Contract is Breached on One Side, It’s Breached on Both Sides By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one […]

The Enigma of America’s Secular Roots

January 12, 2011 by

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The Enigma of America’s Secular Roots Joel Barlow’s disavowal of Christianity as the basis for US government in the 1797 treaty of Tripoli is a mystery By Sam Haselby http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/jan/03/america-secular-roots-treaty-tripoli John Adams, who served as US president between 1797 to 1801, signed the treaty of Tripoli without comment. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Getty Images On 3 […]

Qur’an defeats Muslim Barbarism – Imam Zaid Shakir (Emel)

January 11, 2011 by

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Qur’an defeats Muslim Barbarism By Imam Zaid Shakir Issue 75 December 2010   There has to be an honest and faithful understanding of the Qur’an. One of the fundamental assumptions driving the current demonization of Islam and Muslims in the West is the idea that acts of wanton violence undertaken by isolated Muslim individuals, or […]

Twilight of American Power – Lee Smith (Hudson Institute)

November 29, 2010 by

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Twilight by Lee Smith Tablet Magazine November 24, 2010 http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_details&id=7526 American foreign-policy analysts are divided these days into two camps: those who believe the United States is a twilight power, and those who think that the only threat to America’s superpower status comes from a self-induced crisis of confidence, brought about by wimps in high places […]

“Our Undemocratic Constitution” – Bill Moyers Interview of Sanford Levinson [Video]

November 16, 2010 by

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http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/12212007/profile.html Sanford Levinson is a heretic in some people’s eyes — he has the temerity to suggest that not only is the Constitution not written in stone but that it’s actually in some ways quite undemocratic. Among its flaws; a veto power that allows presidents to stop legislation 95% of the time; a contradiction of […]

A Call for a Moratorium on Voting

November 3, 2010 by

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American Muslims seem to be caught in a dialectic of reaction. In 2000, we voted, as a block, for Bush. We witnessed with horror, the consequences of that collective decision vis a vis the war on terror, violation of international law, the invasion of Iraq, covert operations and assassinations, support for tyrannical regimes, torture, etc. […]

Zaytuna College, October 2010 Update by Imam Zaid Shakir

October 28, 2010 by

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Imam Zaid Shakir delivers an update on affairs at Zaytuna College for the month of October. For more on Zaytuna College, http://www.zaytuna.org Zaytuna College, October 2010 Update by Imam Za…, posted with vodpod  

Pamela Geller — Blogger, Provocateur, Lightning Rod (New York Times)

October 10, 2010 by

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Great New York Times article that provides interesting insights into the life and times of Pamela Geller – the blogger leading the Islamophobes of America. It also describes the types of people she hangs out with – like-minded and ideologically driven bigots. While the article is good, it could’ve gone more into the financing of […]

How Does Wealth Inequality Affect Democracy?

October 10, 2010 by

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How about instead of invading other countries and imposing democracy, we start making our own country a little more democratic? “A 2004 report from the American Political Science Association, “American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality,” found that “Recent research strikingly documents that the votes of U.S. senator’s rich constituents than with the preferences […]