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Why Yasir Qadhi Wants to Talk About Jihad (New York Times)

March 18, 2011 by


Why Yasir Qadhi Wants to Talk About Jihad   On a chilly night in the dead of a New England winter, Yasir Qadhi hurried down the stairs of Yale University’s religious-studies department, searching urgently for a place to make a private call. A Ph.D. candidate in Islamic studies, Qadhi was a fixture on the New […]

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

January 11, 2011 by


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 […]

Imam Zaid Shakir’s Powerful Rebuttal Against Muslim Extremists

December 15, 2010 by


The American Muslim community needs to have a frank and honest discussion about extremists within our ranks. Within the past few years, we have witnessed a rise in homegrown terrorists. Like the problem of domestic violence, we pretend that homegrown terrorism doesn’t exist and are quick to point figures at law enforcement agencies and accusing […]

FATWA: Orthodox Muslim Scholars Explain Jihad, Abrogation in the Quran & the “Verse of the Sword” (SeekersGuidance)

November 8, 2010 by


SeekersGuidance – Jihad, Abrogation in the Quran & the “Verse of the Sword” – Answers. Jihad, Abrogation in the Quran & the “Verse of the Sword” Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’ve recently been reading about abrogation in the Qur’an, and I am now supremely confused. Some people say that there is no […]

Islamophobia is a Multi-Million Dollar Business

October 24, 2010 by


Some profit from anti-Muslim fear By Bob Smietana, The Tennessean NASHVILLE — Steven Emerson has 3.39 million reasons to fear Muslims. That’s how many dollars Emerson’s for-profit company — Washington-based SAE Productions — collected in 2008 for researching alleged ties between American Muslims and overseas terrorism. The payment came from the Investigative Project on Terrorism […]

+95% Of All Suicide Attacks Are Responses to Foreign Occupation (It’s the Occupation, Stupid – By Robert A. Pape | Foreign Policy)

October 18, 2010 by


Is Islamic Jihad the real source of terrorism in the world or is terrorism merely a reaction to military occupation? The hegemonic discourse would like to argue that it is the former, but the facts speak for themselves. It’s the Occupation, Stupid – By Robert A. Pape | Foreign Policy. Extensive research into the causes […]