Browsing All posts tagged under »terrorism«

Bin Laden’s Theology A Radical Break with Traditional Islam

May 6, 2011 by


Bin Laden’s Theology A Radical Break with Traditional Islam By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN) – Osama bin Laden wore the mantle of a religious leader. He looked the part and talked a good game, but his theology was a radical departure from traditional orthodox Islam. The pitch to join al Qaeda did not start […]

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 […]

What to Do about Anti-Christian Violence in the Middle East (The Hudson Institute)

January 10, 2011 by


Anti-Christian violence (or any type of violence against religious minorities) is completely antithetical to the teachings of Islam and must be wholeheartedly condemned by Muslim scholars, leaders, and intellectuals. What to Do about Anti-Christian Violence in the Middle East NRO Corner blog January 3, 2011 by Nina Shea   Islamists exploded a bomb that killed 21 Coptic […]

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 […]

The War on Terror and Modernity

October 15, 2010 by


Report of the Defense Science Board Task Forceon Strategic Communication: “Moreover, if the Cold War could be described as a struggle against one form of totalitarianism — Marxist-Leninism — so too there is a desire to describe the “War on Terrorism” as a struggle against yet another form of  totalitarianism — this time in the form […]

Islam: Questions and Answers Full Episode – 20/20 – ABC

October 2, 2010 by


Here are all five parts of 20/20’s “Islam: Questions and Answers” which aired last night.  If you don’t want to watch it in parts, you can watch the full episode on ABC by going here. Part 1: What Is Islam? Questions and Answers Part 2: Does Islam Condone Violence? Part 3: Under the Veil Part […]