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The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | World

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 | World
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Comedy

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...

German Far Right Can Display Muhammad Depictions

AP | Posted 08.16.2012 | Religion

BERLIN -- A Berlin court has rejected an emergency appeal by three mosques to prohibit a far-right group from displaying caricatures of the Prophet Mu...

The Evolution of an Anti-Islamist Muslim

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion
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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Arts

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

Cartoonist 'Considered Blasphemous,' Targeted In Murder Plot

AP | By KARL RITTER | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

STOCKHOLM -- Swedish prosecutors suspect three men arrested in an anti-terror sting this month of plotting to kill an artist who depicted the Prophet ...

The Kindness Of The Prophet Muhammad

Cassie Williams | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | World
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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.

My Dad is in the NYTIMES! Oh #$%^!

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gotham Chopra

A little over a week ago, we got word that the NYTIMES wanted to interview my father in part on his upcoming fiction book on Muhammed, A Story of the ...

Were Mohammed Incarnate Today...BLM Beware!

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sheila Shayon

Wild horses and burros are being systematically destroyed in the US by the government agency, Building Land Management, (BLM) and the powers that be and the public at large are turning a blind eye.