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


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


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 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



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


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


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


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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Election 08: Senator Obama, American Muslims and IslamophobiaStatement of Concerned Scholars about I
Statement of Concerned Scholars about Islamophobia
  by: : The Sociology of Islam & Muslim Society

Not since the election of John Kennedy in 1960 has the religious faith of a
U.S. presidential candidate generated so much distortion as the false claims
generated by extremist critics that Senator Barack Obama, the candidate of
the Democratic Party, is a stealth Muslim. This is part of an Islamophobic
hate campaign that fuels prejudice against Americans who practice their
Islamic faith and Muslims worldwide. As scholars of Islam and Muslim
societies and concerned citizens for a fair and honest electoral process, we
unite here to set the record straight.

1. Senator Obama has spoken eloquently and widely of his Christian faith and
shared his personal beliefs in public forms during the campaign on religious
values in American life, including a Compassion Forum on April 13 and a
Saddleback Forum on August 16.

2. Senator Obama carries the same exact name as his father, Barack Hussein
Obama, who was considered to be an agnostic and not a practicing Muslim by
the time he met Senator Obama¹s mother. Senator Obama¹s mother did not
convert to Islam, nor was he raised as a practicing Muslim while growing up
in Indonesia and Hawaii.

3. The claim that Obama would be considered an ³apostate² by Muslims is
false. The vast majority of Muslims accept the Qur¹anic message there there
is no compulsion in Islam (Qur¹an, 2:256). Since Senator Obama was not
raised as a Muslim, he cannot be held accountable for the religious status
of his father.

4. The politically motivated attack on Senator Obama as a radical Muslim is
part of an Islamophobic prejudice in this campaign against American Muslims
as anti-American and unfit to hold public office. During the primary season
several candidates fueled resentment of all Muslims in politicizing the
terrorist attack of 9/11 and recently the anti-Muslim propaganda film
Obsession has been sent as an unsolicited DVD to voters in several states.
It does not matter if a political candidate is Muslim or Jewish or Catholic
or Mormon or Baptist. The President of the United States serves all its
citizens, regardless of their religious beliefs. As a state senator and
United States senator, as well as in his two books, Senator Obama expresses
his belief in the separation of church and state, while accepting the need
for greater dialogue between members of all faiths.

5. Regardless of your final choice for the voting booth on November 4, the
decision should be based on the crucial issues facing the nation and the
individual character of each candidate rather than spurious hate speech that
demonizes the faith of some eight million citizens of the United States and
more than a billion adherents worldwide.

If you would like to add your name in support of this statement either as a
scholar of Islam and religion or simply as a concerned citizen, please email
Daniel Varisco.

Ps. If you would like to sign the statement, please email to Dr. Daniel


The Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies