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British Muslims for Secular Democracy

Debate: Moderate vs. Progressive Islam

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

Language defines critical terms. Moderate means sensible, judicious and restrained. But it does not necessarily mean liberal.

Loss of Dreams: The Turkish Model Falling Apart

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Imam Abdullah Antepli

The dream of Turkey becoming the first modern, homegrown, indigenous Muslim democracy has been lost. The dream of being a beacon of light to the rest of the Muslim world and beyond is gone and just the opposite is increasingly becoming an undeniable reality.

Lonely Progressive Muslims: Trapped in the Crossfire Between Islamophobes and Intra-Muslim Hatred

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

There is a new but largely unrecognized phenomenon in Europe and North America, a nascent but steadily growing movement of Muslim feminists and progressives. The movement can be a lonely one.

Muslim Feminists Visit Copenhagen

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

"There is absolutely nothing in the Qur'an that supports or justifies forced marriage," says Tehmina Kazi, who has a law degree from the London School...