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Promoting A Gentler Vision Of Islam With 'Discover Muhammad' Billboards

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16 (Reuters) - In California's capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded c...

Enough With the Mohammed Cartoons

Christopher Lamb | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Christopher Lamb

The American Freedom Defense Initiative organized an event on Sunday night in Garland, Texas, inviting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. The event's organizers received more than 350 submissions. It is also unclear what the event's organizers hoped to accomplish.

Je Suis Larry Flynt?

Victor Dorff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Home
Victor Dorff

In our society, vulgarians like Larry Flynt and the murdered journalists of Charlie Hebdo are the vanguard who protect freedom of speech. They are the canary in the coal mine, whose death warns us of the unseen dangers gathering around us.

Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Company: The Critical Problem with the Prophet System

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 01.31.2015 | Home
Ronald A. Lindsay

You can claim you talk to God in your prayers, but if you want to remain a member of one of the major religions you cannot claim that God has provided you with a revelation that contradicts the views of the accepted prophets of your religion.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.28.2014 | Home
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.25.2014 | Home
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

In Chechnya, Babies Named Muhammad Win $1,000

Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

In Chechnya, baby names can win cash prizes. On Monday, every newly-born child who was named after the Prophet Muhammad, his family, or ten compan...

Why Have the Arab Monarchies Survived?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.03.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

To date, only presidents have fallen from power during the Arab Awakening -- no king has fallen from his throne. Arab monarchies are of course not immune to the forces that brought down some of their republican counterparts, so why have they all thus far survived?

U.S. Government Shouldn't Condemn Films About Islam

Menachem Wecker | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Menachem Wecker

My friend offered this gem in a recent blog post: "I am proud to be a citizen of a country that embraces these freedoms, even if they result in trash."

Sami Moubayed: Reactions to the Anti-Muslim Film: It is Now Time To Grow Up

Sami Moubayed | Posted 11.17.2012 | Home
Sami Moubayed

The Prophet is one of the greatest names and most influential figures in human history. What a nobody says about him will definitely never affect him or his reputation.

'The Onion's' Most Controversial Image Yet?

Posted 09.14.2012 | Home

Satirical news site "The Onion" is stoking some already raging flames with one of its latest headlines. "No One Murdered Because Of This Image," c...

The Evolution of an Anti-Islamist Muslim

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As a Muslim it is very simple to argue theologically against the Islamists. Islam is nothing if not justice. Any injustice committed or pursued in the name of Islam is anathema to the believing Muslim and counter to the ideal which is Islam.

Kuwait Makes Move Towards Radical Blasphemy Law

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home

KUWAIT, April 12 (Reuters) - Kuwaiti lawmakers voted in favour of a legal amendment on Thursday which could make insulting God and the Prophet Moham...

Man's Tweets About Muhammad End In Arrest

Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

A man was arrested in Kuwait Tuesday for allegedly Tweeting negative remarks regarding the Prophet Muhammad. The man, identified as Hamad Al-Naqi ...

Magazine Posts An Even More Outrageous Muhammad Cartoon

Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

Last week, the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed after printing a controversial cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad with the...

The Kindness Of The Prophet Muhammad

Cassie Williams | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home
Cassie Williams

We need reminders of the people in our past that established greatness through kindness. The Prophet Muhammad was one of these men.

Islamic Reasons Why The Syrian President Must Go

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.16.2011 | Home
Dr. Faheem Younus

Crushing a largely peaceful protest with brutal force by the Syrian regime during Ramadan illustrates a larger point; the hypocrisy of variegated Muslim dictators.

Ramadan Reflection Day 14 - Wrestling with Arrogance

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.14.2011 | Home
Imam Khalid Latif

The world around me gets to decide if the way I treat it is condescending or compassionate. Sometimes I have to see how the world receives my action once it has been carried out, not out of a hope to feel validated, but in a hope of better understanding myself.

A Moment Of Opportunity For Muslims

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Clay Farris Naff

As an agnostic outsider, it's not for me to tell a billion plus Muslims just how to rekindle the progressive, rationalist tradition of Islam into a beacon of hope. But I can and must point out the need to do so.

The Islamic Notion of Mercy

William C. Chittick, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William C. Chittick, Ph.D.

One of the biggest misunderstandings shown by Christian theologians is the notion that Islam has little or nothing to say about love.

Adventures of an Accidental Zionist: Encounters with the Anxiety of Jewish Extinction

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Preserving, celebrating and perpetuating Judaism is not a solitary work but a noble collective pursuit, one within which each of us, Jew, or non-Jew, has a vital part and valued role.

Why Help Build a Mosque I Have Core Differences With?

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Normally I wouldn't be in favor of helping another religious group build a house of worship, especially one that I have such core differences with. But the Muslim religion is under siege in America.

Digging Up Muslim Graves

Kamran Pasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kamran Pasha

I buried my father a few days ago in a Muslim cemetery outside of Phoenix, Arizona. He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in the last few days of ...

Are Muslims As American As Saturday-Morning Cartoons?

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. David Liepert

Muslim voices all over America, Canada and the world are condemning violence, correcting extremists, building bridges, working with non-Muslim individuals and communities, for the sake of shared multicultural and multireligious peace.