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Parasites In The Lands Of The Infidels

Egypt’s Resilient and Evolving Social Activism

Why did Trump strike Syria?

In an interview, Amr Adly discusses his recent Carnegie paper on Egypt’s large private enterprises.

It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at the U.S. Relationship With Egypt

As we work to eradicate ISIS, Iraq's Christians, Yizidis need our help now more than ever

Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First?

Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century

Review: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Will Make You Rethink Race

Inside Trump’s shadow national security council

Turkey in Transition (?): Before and After the Attempted July Coup

Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog

Ur-Fascism

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

35 Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Arab World

Trump could cause ‘the death of think tanks as we know them’

The Arabs had a country

The Islamic State is attaining its key goal, and U.S. media find the story of “limited interest

While the Muslim Brotherhood gets all the ink, the Salafists go on a rampage.

Egypt, I like your style

The warning bells are ringing

To the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

A test for the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s changing foreign policy

Egypt beyond Mubarak

The dissolution of the NDP

Remaking Cairo from below

Why Egypt should join the ICC

No citizenship without social justice

Mubarak's message

A new era for US-Egypt relations?

The old regime must be prosecuted

Revolution Interrupted? Liberating the media

The Brotherhood on the edge of reform

Brother-tarianism

Buying the People’s Assembly

What do Salafis really want?

A state of counter-emergency

Minimum wage a cure for 'corruption'

Beyond the referendum

Reform security, secure reform

The Tunisian Revolution: Initial Reflections

The Egyptian Revolution: First Impressions from the Field

Lest the revolution turn into a wasted opportunity

The U.S. Should Not Get Involved in Libya

Five positions on the revolution

Urbanised Islam behind Pakistan's Sufi shrine bombings

Rethinking Internal Security in Egypt

Leo Strauss and the Grand Inquisitor

Push ahead now for a solution in Palestine

The Ongoing Attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians

SAUDI ARABIA'S ECONOMIC NEEDS AND THE PRICE OF OIL

Saudi Arabia and the Spectre of Protest

America Quiet on the Execution of Afghan Christian Said Musa

Egypt’s Copts in Al-Qaeda’s Sights

The Worldwide Danger of Religious Fundamentalism

Tread Softly

RECLIMING WOMEN'S RIGHT TO DIVORCE IN ISLAM

HOW SHARIA LAW PUNISHES RAPED WOMEN Hasan Mahmud

The global force behind Mumbai’s agony is in our midst

Some Discussions about Qur’an, Violence and Fitnah

Terror in the Name of God

The Adventure of an Islamic Reformer at Oxford, London, and Istanbul

Thank God for Justice

Using C hristian Principles to Enhance Economic Theory and Practice:

Worldwide Hate Speech Laws?

Freedom Agenda In Flames

Commentary: Candidates should seek votes of Muslim-Americans

Why Barack is Winning?

Indian Muslims and 'Terrorism': Some Searching Questions

Taqlid, Ijtihad, and Democracy

Election 08: Senator Obama, American Muslims and IslamophobiaStatement of Concerned Scholars about I

Struggling against sectarianism: Shia-Sunni ecumenism

“Happy Eid” from Turkey

Book Review: Islam in Post-Modern World

The Concept of Jihad in Islam

Downhill in Afghanistan:

> How Not to Toast a Tyrant

How Not to Toast a Tyrant

Manufacturing 'Terrorists' The Indian Way

Madrasas: Reforms a Must

AZERBAIJAN-TURKEY-ISRAEL RELATIONS: THE ENERGY FACTOR

Fort Lauderdale's Anatolia Cultural Center endeavors to 'show the real Islam'

The Balance of Tomorrow:

Book Review: Aurangzeb Revisited

America wants Iraq’s last drop of oil

Terrorising Muslims in the Name of Countering Terrorism

A proposal for new Iraqi/US co-operation and a suggestion of how this can be achieved

How will the Georgian struggle affect Iraq?

Is Obama a man of action as well as words?

Can moderate Iraqis believe Obama’s promises?

Can Iraq be ruled successfully by a Shia/Kurdish coalition?

Name of the Book: Issues in Madrasa Education in India

Dangerous Portents in Jammu and Kashmir: A View From Doda

London School of Islamics

Rethinking Kashmir Politics

Norman G. Kurland, J.D

Sir Salman Rushdie's fatwa against freedom of expression

You Still Can't Write About Muhammad

Muslim Women: The Dangerous Triangle

Judeo-Christian "Rights of Liberty" (and Muslim "Rights of Justice," as well ???)

Turkey's dangerous message to the Muslim world

Captive to a Discarded Cause

Egypt's sexual harassment 'cancer'

The Origins and Legacy of the Movement to Fight Religious Persecution

LEBANON'S MILITIA WARS

A secular state must deliver

“Islamic Economics” – Islam less, economics more-1

Exploiting the Muslim- Jewish divide is the wrong way to win votes.

How To Win The War Of Ideas (Glassman, WSJ)

The Olympic Games—Political Games?

Me without my Hijab

The changing face of American Islam

An Islamic case for a secular state

Getting a read on moderation

RETHINKING THE REVOLUTION?

Muslim Ghettoisation

Hurting their cause

Allah's Miracles in the Qur'an

Allah's Miracles in the Qur'an

Things are calm, time to talk

Awaiting China ’s implosion

The view from Bali

Why Blame Muslims Alone for Terrorism?

Consequences of Religious Extremism and the Lack of Democratic Principles

Cultural Accumulation and Modern Reading

Liberation Without War

Gaza's New Residents: Terrorists from all over.

Turkey in radical revision of Islamic texts

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LANGUAGE, CONFLICT AND SECURITY
Fatwas Part Ninety-Four
À propos de notre émission YouTube «Quranic Moments»: Un appel addressé à nos chers coranistes
Fatwas: Part Thirty-Six
Fatwas Part One-Hundred-and-Thirteen
An Outreach to Muslims
A Message from a Low-Rank Police Officer
Fatwas Part Fifty-Six
Between Secularism and Religious Fraud
Quranic Terminology: Truth/True/Truly/Truthful: (7) If You Are Truthful
A Reading of the Egyptian Mr. Sami Enan's Announcing his Running for
"On The Day When the Earth Is Changed into Another Earth, and the Heavens, and They Will Emerge before God, the One, Dominant Lord." (Quran 14:48)
The Extravagance of the Saudi Royal Family Members as the Harbinger of Imminent Destruction
Bosnian Religious Leaders Fill Political Void
Dancing Amidst the Steps of a Staircase!
How To Reach God
It is me who said it for the first time about Al Aqsa
Can We Think?
Visiting the Supreme COurt
Wisely Attitude
Yes.he is right - Hello I and my sister never known our biological father , we Grow up a... ......
Confused - its important to find someone to answer me asap,,, i am muslim (unti... ......
it is Halal - Asalam alakyum A question for Dr Sobhi Is it halal or haram to wor... ......
The changing face of American Islam
Since 9/11, Islam in the United States has undergone a tremendous transformation, one which is still
  by: : IMTIYAZ YUSUF


I recently got back to Thailand after a one-and-a-half month stay in the United States, where I was a student of Islamic Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, and where I spent seven years during the 80s and 90s. The tour revealed to me a very different Islam in the post-9/11 United States. In the face of widespread bias and prejudice, personal attacks, deep suspicion and misinformation about Islam marked by the prevalence of Islamophobia in the American mindset, Muslim society in the US has undergone a tremendous internal transformation, with the aim being to prove loyalty to the American nation by undertaking steps towards political, social and civil integration. The seven million-strong American Muslim community is emerging and evolving as both an integral part of the American socio-political milieu and a distinct section of the worldwide Muslim community. There is historical evidence to suggest that the presence of Islam in the Americas began around the 10th century, when Muslims from Spain and West Africa arrived in South America centuries before Columbus. Some Muslims are said to have accompanied Christopher Columbus to the Americas in 1492, as to have joined later explorations as well. With the end of Muslim rule in Spain around 1498 and the institution of the Inquisition in 1499, many Spanish Muslims fled to other countries, including America. There are two historical documents alluding to the presence of Muslims in Spanish American territories. The first was a decree issued in 1539 by the Spanish King Charles V which prohibited the grandsons of Spanish Muslims from migrating to the West Indies. The second was the order of 1543 which expelled Muslims from all overseas Spanish territories. Yet the immigration did not stop. The second major influx of Muslims came in the form of West African slaves between 1530-1850. It is reported that many of the African slaves were Muslims, that at least 16% of the slave population in North America in the 18th and 19th centuries were Muslims whose religious and ethnic roots went back to the ancient African Muslim kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. It is believed that many of those West African Muslim slaves brought with them Islamic beliefs and practices such as having Islamic names, writing in Arabic, praying five times a day, fasting during the month of Ramadan and wearing Muslim clothing. It was also during that time that some white American Christians converted to Islam, one of the first being Muhammad Alexander Webb, an American diplomat stationed in the Philippines. Upon returning to the United States he founded the American Muslim Propagation Movement in 1893. Webb was the main representative for Islam at the 1893 World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. Recently, a new detailed biography of Webb written by an eminent American Muslim scholar has appeared. African American Muslims who also make up a large Muslim community in the USA represent an important section of the American Muslim community. Among other things, Islam can serve as a vehicle in tracing their roots to Africa. In 1930, Wallace Fard Muhammad founded the Nation of Islam , which offered an interpretation of Islam which identified with Africa. It presented African Americans mostly confined to the ghetto a sense of hope by emphasising self-respect, economic independence and moral integrity. Wallace Fard Muhammad was succeeded by Elijah Muhammad, who led the Nation of Islam for three decades. The prominent African-American civil rights movement leader Malcolm X was a member of the Nation of Islam. After his famous hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964 where he experienced the non-racial and universalist character of the worldwide Islamic Ummah or community, Malcolm left the Nation of Islam to join mainstream Islam. He was assassinated in 1965. Following the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975, his son and successor Imam Warith Deen Muhammad transformed the Nation of Islam into a mainstream Islamic body by forming the American Muslim Mission in 1980. Meanwhile, the former Nation of Islam continues to function under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan.