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Why Secularism Is Compatible with the Quran and Sunnah -- And an 'Islamic State' Is Not

Akbar Ganji | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Akbar Ganji

It must be emphasized that true secularism is not opposed to religion, and a secular democratic state will not only eliminate ethnic and religious discrimination, such as pitting Shiites against Sunnis, but will also create the conditions for the religious people to practice their beliefs free of the government. Islam and secularism are completely compatible. In fact, a true "Islamic state" is not only unjustified, but also impossible to establish.

How to Defeat Meme of Fear

David Brin | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
David Brin

This is not about Islam or Christianity or Judaism or even capitalism versus communitarianism, but their angriest and most vehement branches. If our enlightenment "wins," there will be Islam in the future and everything else. But the fuming tenor of zero-sum machismo will be gone. Those who today preach hatred will live, but not their hate. Moreover, they know this. And because hatred is addictive, like a drug, that is the wellspring of their fury.

How to Respond to Islamist Kalashnikovs in the Heart of Paris

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

We appease the Muslim heads of government who lobby us to censor our press, our universities, our history books, our school curricula. They appeal and we oblige. We appease leaders of Muslim organizations in our societies. They ask us not to link acts of violence to the religion of Islam because they tell us that theirs is a religion of peace, and we oblige. What do we get in return? Kalashnikovs in the heart of Paris.

Letter from Islamophobistan

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

I was deep inside Islamophobistan - that Europe-wide arc where Islamophobia is being gleefully practiced as an electoral business of fear.