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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
From the Archive
When the Mob Rules: between Royal and Republican Tyrannies
Atheism Is A Myth – (2) The Myth of Making Disbelief to Mean Denying God's Existence
The Philosophy of Submission
The Israelites and the Muhammadans between Favor and Disfavor
Separating Spouses- A Detailed Answer
Those Inveterate Liars!
Egypt persecutes Muslim moderates
Egypt’s Copts Suffer More Attacks
They Do Not Hate the Truth, But They Are among Hell Dwellers!
Walls erected between the Quran and us
GAZA FUNDRAISER
The Night When Muhammad Died
Immigrating to the USA (3)
Did the war return between Persia and Byzantium?
Principles of understanding the Qur’an
An Important Message that We Readily Answer
Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies <
Muslims and Children of Israel
My interview in BBC Radio Completely
Unity among Muslims
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Parasites In The Lands Of The Infidels
The concepts of exile and refuge are ancient ones existing across many civilizations and cultures. The Ottoman Empire and other Muslim states provided refuge for newly stateless Sephardic Jews expe
Egypt’s Resilient and Evolving Social Activism
With the decline of party politics in Egypt, social activism is becoming increasingly relevant in the fight against the government’s new authoritarian policies and tactics. While Egypt’
Why did Trump strike Syria?
(CNN) In a policy shift that will make heads spin, the Trump administration has in the space of a few days gone from a hands-off approach to the civil war in Syria to launching of dozens
In an interview, Amr Adly discusses his recent Carnegie paper on Egypt’s large private enterprises.
Nonresident Scholar Amr Adly, who is based in Cairo, has closely followed economic developments in Egypt since the uprising in 2011. In 2016, he wrote a paper titled “Egypt’s Regim
It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at the U.S. Relationship With Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi will be celebrated in Washington on Monday as a major ally in the fight against terrorism and radical Islamic extremism, as well as a supporter of
As we work to eradicate ISIS, Iraq's Christians, Yizidis need our help now more than ever
Three years ago ISIS began attacking Iraq's Christians and Yizidis in an onslaught of rape, murder and ruin that was properly designated as “genocide” on March 17, 2016 by the State
Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First?
Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First? Four experts offer their take on Trump’s controversial plan. David Curry, Nina Shea, Matthew Soerens, and Jeremy
Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century
On Christmas Day, 1522, 20 enslaved Muslim Africans used machetes to attack their Christian masters on the island of Hispaniola, then governed by the son of Christopher Columbus. The assailants, co
Review: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Will Make You Rethink Race
A few weeks ago, in reaction to something we had written about blackness and whiteness in recent movies, my colleague Manohla Dargis and I received a note from a reader. “Since when is everyt
Inside Trump’s shadow national security council
As the Trump administration gets underway, its most influential foreign policy figures are not its Cabinet nominees, or even the National Security Council, but a handful of senior people close to t
Turkey in Transition (?): Before and After the Attempted July Coup
Description The failed coup d’état in Turkey can be analyzed in many ways, especially in relation to continuities and discontinuities in Turkey’s 21st century politic
Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare
Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump
Lion's Den :: Daniel Pipes Blog
Titles of articles (and books too, but that's a different topic) have an outsized importance in a writer's life. They (1) stimulate reader interest or not and (2) c
Ur-Fascism
n 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian Fascists—that is, for every young Italian). I elabora
Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries
New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?   The Guardian – Jan 14, 2017 https://www.theguardian.
35 Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Arab World
35 Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Arab World Recent decades have seen greatly expanded opportunities for women throughout the Arab world, leveling the playing field as never before.
Trump could cause ‘the death of think tanks as we know them’
By Josh Rogin   The Washington Post = January 15, 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-could-cause-the-death-of-think-tanks-as-we-know-them/
The Arabs had a country
The death of Fidel Castro prompted some debate in the West. Many commentators concluded that the Cuban revolution’s descent into authoritarianism outweighed its contributions to the stru
The Islamic State is attaining its key goal, and U.S. media find the story of “limited interest
December 24, 2014 2:00 PM Christians on the Run from Iraq 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’s Other Extremists While the Muslim Brotherhood gets all the ink, the Salafists go on a rampage. Paul Marshall May 16, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 33 Judging the likel
Egypt, I like your style
  The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation that was inked in Cairo on 4 May is important mainly for Palestinian reasons: For the first time since 2006, an opportunity exists to form a united Palesti
The warning bells are ringing
  The tragedy at St. Marmina church in Imbaba on Saturday is not a new story. A young Muslim man from Asyut claims he married a Christian woman who converted to Islam five years ago, and t
To the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
    Over the last few days, I’ve received a number of letters addressed to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) expressing several matters of public concern.
A test for the Muslim Brotherhood
  Since the 1970s, the Muslim Brotherhood has been gaining valuable political experience by participating is student and trade union union activism, as well as parliamentary elections. Thi
Egypt’s changing foreign policy
Egypt’s changing foreign policy  
Egypt beyond Mubarak
  I’ve sometimes wished I was a fly on the Mubaraks' living-room wall watching the drama unfold. I pictured the former president, his customary tenacity perforated with moments o
The dissolution of the NDP
  Like millions of Egyptians, I rejoiced at the Higher Administrative Court’s ruling to disband the National Democratic Party (NDP) and return its assets to the state. Some people we
Remaking Cairo from below
    The rush to erect a monument to mark the revolution and the martyrs in Tahrir Square is an insult to those who gave their lives for a new Egypt. Those men and women did not sa
Why Egypt should join the ICC
    When I participated as an NGO observer in the negotiations and deliberations of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) review conference in Kampala, Uganda in June 201
No citizenship without social justice
    No citizenship without social justice
Mubarak's message
    Mubarak's message
A new era for US-Egypt relations?
  A new era for US-Egypt relations?  
The old regime must be prosecuted
    The old regime must be prosecuted
Revolution Interrupted? Liberating the media
    Revolution Interrupted? Liberating the media
The Brotherhood on the edge of reform
  Many argue that Egyptian Islamism has lagged behind its counterparts in Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Yemen and other relatively “peripheral” Arab countries, where Islamist movem
Brother-tarianism
     
Buying the People’s Assembly
     
What do Salafis really want?
  What do Salafis really want?  
A state of counter-emergency
  Only 23 days ago, Egypt’s caretaker Prime Minister Essam Sharaf was with us in Tahrir Square, amidst large crowds of protesters who welcomed his appointment as head of the new inte
Minimum wage a cure for 'corruption'
  The word fasad, corruption, has been chanted like a mantra in Egypt for the past month and a half. Ever since Hosni Mubarak “stepped aside” as head of the Egyptian state
Beyond the referendum
  The “Yes” camp in the Egyptian referendum for constitutional reform got 77 percent. The “No” vote got the rest. And now, things are about to get rough. It'
Reform security, secure reform
  A few years ago, I visited the Stasi Museum in Berlin. I had learned about the East German security apparatus from a film that depicted the extent of its social control during the 1980s.
The Tunisian Revolution: Initial Reflections
  The Tunisian Revolution: Initial Reflections Mohammed A. Bamyeh     At the moment it is abundantly easy to sense everywhere in the Arab World elation at wh
The Egyptian Revolution: First Impressions from the Field
  The Egyptian Revolution: First Impressions from the Field   Mohammed A. Bamyeh Al-Qahira, The City Victorious, February 11, 2011  
Lest the revolution turn into a wasted opportunity
    Lest the revolution turn into a wasted opportunity
The U.S. Should Not Get Involved in Libya
 By :Kamal Nawash These are new and exciting times in the Middle East and North Africa. The world has witnessed two nonviolent revolutions in Tunis and Egypt that brought down two powerful
Five positions on the revolution
One night in Tahrir Square, during the revolution, I lit a cigarette and threw the empty box on the floor. An old lady came up and warmly greeted me. She identified herself as one of my readers and
Urbanised Islam behind Pakistan's Sufi shrine bombings
  Urbanised Islam behind Pakistan's Sufi shrine bombings By Irfan Al-Alawi Lapido Media [London], March 15, 2011 On Friday, 4 March, after weekly collective pray
Rethinking Internal Security in Egypt
  Egypt�s transitional leaders announced yesterday the most important step they have taken yet to sever ties with the Mubarak regime since the former president�s forced r
Leo Strauss and the Grand Inquisitor
Leo Strauss and the Grand Inquisitor   by Shadia B. Drury There is a certain irony in the fact that the chief guru of the neoconservatives is a thinker who regarded religion mer
Push ahead now for a solution in Palestine
  Push ahead now for a solution in Palestine By Marwan Muasher and Javier Solana March 9, 2011
The Ongoing Attacks on Egypt’s Coptic Christians
The violence against Copts in Egypt reported yesterday on NRO by Nina Shea is now being covered more widely (see here, here). There is still much that has not yet been rep
SAUDI ARABIA'S ECONOMIC NEEDS AND THE PRICE OF OIL
    SAUDI ARABIA'S ECONOMIC NEEDS AND THE PRICE OF OIL   By Joseph Mann * Since the late 1990s, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia and the Spectre of Protest
Saudi Arabia and the Spectre of Protest By Irfan Al-Alawi Lapido Media [London], March 3, 2011   For the countries and immigrant communities professing Sunni Islam, Saudi Arabi
America Quiet on the Execution of Afghan Christian Said Musa
Posted on February 18, 2011 6:00 AM A terrible drama is unfolding in Afghanistan : There are reports that Said Musa, whose situation I described at Christmas, will soon be executed for the &lsq
Egypt’s Copts in Al-Qaeda’s Sights
An Egyptian friend writes that Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant and the “brains” behind al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has released a new, three-part letter titled “Message of Hop
The Worldwide Danger of Religious Fundamentalism
December 19, 2008 - The world has moved one step closer to total censorship. For the fourth year running, on Dec. 18, 2008, the United Nations General Assembly has passed a defamation of religion reso
Tread Softly
In a major speech last year at Kansas State University , Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addressed the importance of “soft power” in the War on Terror. He could have had an attack like t
RECLIMING WOMEN'S RIGHT TO DIVORCE IN ISLAM
"If our religious leader didn't grant the divorce, then under sharia I could not remarry", she said. Under sharia law her husband had to consent to the divorce-- even though he had abandoned
HOW SHARIA LAW PUNISHES RAPED WOMEN Hasan Mahmud
On October 30, 2008, the United Nations condemned the stoning to death of Aisha Duhulow, a 13-year-old girl who had been gang-raped and then sentenced to
The global force behind Mumbai’s agony is in our midst
The usual suspects are declaring that the ‘cause’ of the Mumbai bombings was Kashmir or some other local grievance. But what happened in Mumbai was no more a local event than the 7 July 20
Some Discussions about Qur’an, Violence and Fitnah
· Islam is the religion of tolerance · Confuse of War-law with Peace-law is naturally not good · Islam prohibits violence during wars; how can it then allow violence in normal
Terror in the Name of God
"Never forget that the life of this world is only a game and a passing delight, a show ….the life of this world is nothing but means of deception:. (The Quran, Al-Hadid: 20) &quo
The Adventure of an Islamic Reformer at Oxford, London, and Istanbul
www.islamicreform.org To publicly discuss my recent book, Manifesto for Islamic Reform, I was invited to give four lectures in November 3-10, 2008. The topics were A Manifesto for Islamic Refo
Thank God for Justice
Bi ismi Allahi al rahman al rahim. In the name of God, Who is both the essence of mercy and the most merciful. Every Muslim, at the beginning of whatever one does or intends to do, ask
Using C hristian Principles to Enhance Economic Theory and Practice:
(080323) “Using C hristian Principles to Enhance Economic Theory and Practice: Louis Kelso’s Binary Economics as the More Christian and Scientific Way First Presented to the Symposiu
Worldwide Hate Speech Laws?
Two international meetings to promote interfaith harmony were held in the last two weeks, one in New York and one in Rome . The former, called by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia under the auspices of th
Freedom Agenda In Flames
Monday, November 17, 2008; A19 Some Europeans danced in the streets when Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election. Kenya declared a national holiday. In Egypt the celebration was somewhat dif
Commentary: Candidates should seek votes of Muslim-Americans
Editor's note: Nafees A. Syed, a junior at Harvard University majoring in government, is an editorial editor at The Harvard Crimson as well as a senior editor and columnist for the Harvard-MIT journal
Why Barack is Winning?
Warren Buffet recently said "I would rather be lucky than smart." As far as luck goes, Obama has been on the receiving end of unprecedented luck while McCain has been on the receiving end of
Indian Muslims and 'Terrorism': Some Searching Questions
Although the so-called mainstream Indian media carefully ignores this, enough evidence exists to suggest that at least some of the killer bomb blasts that have rocked various parts of India in recent
Taqlid, Ijtihad, and Democracy
In the wake of the industrial Revolution in Europe , Western countries established their political and cultural domination over much of the rest of the world, leading to the establishment of European
Election 08: Senator Obama, American Muslims and IslamophobiaStatement of Concerned Scholars about I
http://tabsir.net/?page_id=672 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 generate
Struggling against sectarianism: Shia-Sunni ecumenism
In an unprecedented move, last week thousands of Sunni and Shia Muslims gathered together in Lucknow to collectively offer prayers to mark the festival of Eid at the end of the fasting month of Rama
“Happy Eid” from Turkey
This week, Muslims the world over are observing Eid ul-Fitr, the celebratory end to our month of fasting. On this occasion, as a kid, I remember being served kheer (a type of rice pudding), scooping i
Book Review: Islam in Post-Modern World
Name of the Book: Islam in Post-Modern World—Prospects and Problems Author: Asghar Ali Engineer Publisher: Hope India, Gurgaon (info@hopeindiapublications.com) Year: 2008 Pages: 159 Pr
The Concept of Jihad in Islam
(Translated from Urdu by Yoginder Sikand) The word ‘jihad’ is derived from the root juhd, which means ‘to strive’ or ‘to struggle’. It denotes the exertion of ones
Downhill in Afghanistan:
HOW far is downhill? Well, that’s like asking how long is a piece of string. But whatever the answer, the American/NATO military effort in Afghanistan, triggered by 9/11, seems to have all the m
> How Not to Toast a Tyrant
> Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won't be given a prestigious > academic podium this time in New York when he returns to address the > United Nations General Assembly on September
How Not to Toast a Tyrant
> Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won't be given a prestigious > academic podium this time in New York when he returns to address the > United Nations General Assembly on September
Manufacturing 'Terrorists' The Indian Way
Almost every other day, newspapers are agog with stories about 'dreaded Muslim terrorists' being nabbed across the country. At the same time, savage violence unleashed by Hindutva groups continues una
Madrasas: Reforms a Must
A proper system of education is indispensible for every community. Muslim societies have had a long and glorious tradition of education. Islamic centres of learning served as power houses of the c
AZERBAIJAN-TURKEY-ISRAEL RELATIONS: THE ENERGY FACTOR
With the conclusion of the Cold War, the trilateral axis (Israel-Turkey-Azerbaijan) in the expanded Middle East emerged. The issue of energy security as a component of this relationship has remained l
Fort Lauderdale's Anatolia Cultural Center endeavors to 'show the real Islam'
Sun-Sentinel, September 14, 2008 Over dinner with a Muslim family in Turkey, Gary Weiner couldn't resist asking his hosts: "Do you know we're Jewish?" The host's answer, in fluent
The Balance of Tomorrow:
Half a century ago, in the inaugural issue of the journal, Orbis: A Quarterly Journal of World Affairs, its founding editor, Robert Strausz-Hupe, published a seminal article entitled "The Bal
Book Review: Aurangzeb Revisited
Berated as a villain and a fiercely anti-Hindu fanatic by his Hindu critics and lauded as a champion of Islam by his Muslim admirers, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was actually far more complex a per
America wants Iraq’s last drop of oil
America has ignored Iraq’s human capital in favour of chasing after its oil reserves. The US government dreams of controlling the flow of oil from Iraq and using this power to influence the runn
Terrorising Muslims in the Name of Countering Terrorism
In the face of a seemingly unending wave of fake encounters, killings and arrests of innocent Muslims across the country falsely accused by the police of being ‘terrorists’, a three-
A proposal for new Iraqi/US co-operation and a suggestion of how this can be achieved
A proposal for new Iraqi/US co-operation and a suggestion of how this can be achieved www.kitlawfirm.com khalidissataha@googlemail.com The Americans expressed no willingness to withdraw fr
How will the Georgian struggle affect Iraq?
How will the Georgian struggle affect Iraq? www.kitlawfirm.com khalidissataha@googlemail.com Every country looks to its own interests and in a direct conflict the most powerful will win. A
Is Obama a man of action as well as words?
Is Obama a man of action as well as words? www.kitlawfirm.com khalidissataha@googlemail.com It seems almost compulsory for American Presidential candidates to make a pilgrimage to Israel. Ob
Can moderate Iraqis believe Obama’s promises?
Can moderate Iraqis believe Obama’s promises? www.kitlawfirm.com khalidissataha@googlemail.com What are the prospects for a change of American policy in Iraq if Obama wins the Presid
Can Iraq be ruled successfully by a Shia/Kurdish coalition?
Can Iraq be ruled successfully by a Shia/Kurdish coalition? www.kitlawfirm.com khalidissataha@googlemail.com In the 1920s both the Kurdish and Shia populations of Iraq played a role in resis
Name of the Book: Issues in Madrasa Education in India
A number of books have been recently published on the madrasas of India, and, in addition to this, madrasas have become a subject of considerable debate in the mass media. This latest addition to
Dangerous Portents in Jammu and Kashmir: A View From Doda
The violence that is rapidly engulfing large parts of Jammu and Kashmir, set off by a controversial government decision to grant a tract of land to a temple trust in Kashmir, threatens to totally
London School of Islamics
Muslim youths are angry, frustrated and extremist because they have been mis-educated and de-educated by the British schooling. Muslim children are confused because they are being educated in a wrong
Rethinking Kashmir Politics
Many Kashmiri Muslims vociferously insist that the demand for independence of Kashmir has nothing to do with religion. Instead, they argue, that the conflict in and over of Kashmir is essentially
Norman G. Kurland, J.D
With all due respect to Senator Obama and the Wall Street Journal, the favored tax treatment of corporate dividends, capital gains and inheritance of large estates under "The Obama Tax Plan"
Sir Salman Rushdie's fatwa against freedom of expression
SIR Salman Rushdie, that beloved symbol of freedom of expression, has now turned Khomeini, so to speak, exposing, in an ironic twist of tale, the hypocrisy and double standards that marked the ent
You Still Can't Write About Muhammad
Starting in 2002, Spokane, Wash., journalist Sherry Jones toiled weekends on a racy historical novel about Aisha, the young wife of the prophet Muhammad. Ms. Jones learned Arabic, studied scholarly wo
Muslim Women: The Dangerous Triangle
Four years ago, I was invited to an inter-faith dialogue programme in Bangalore organised by a Christian human rights group. Speakers from different religious communities were on the panel and the
Judeo-Christian "Rights of Liberty" (and Muslim "Rights of Justice," as well ???)
Source: TrueSpeak.org July 4, 2008 ....... FreeMuslims.org July 4, 2008 http://truespeak.org/content.php?id=judeochristianrightsofliberty Foreword -- As readers consider the arguments comparin
Turkey's dangerous message to the Muslim world
Washington - President Bush's vision of a democratic Middle East was premised in part on the region's popular Islamist groups reconciling themselves to the give-and-take nature of democracy. It migh
Captive to a Discarded Cause
TOMORROW, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will pardon hundreds of prisoners who have served more than half of their sentences, an annual gesture of mercy coinciding with commemorations of the July 23
Egypt's sexual harassment 'cancer'
Sexual harassment of women in Egypt is on the increase and observing Islamic dress code is no deterrent, according to a survey published this week. The Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights (ECWR) de
The Origins and Legacy of the Movement to Fight Religious Persecution
Ten years ago, over a dozen elderly Catholic bishops and priests were in laogai prison camps and detention centers in China , and entire congregations of house church Evangelicals there were being arr
LEBANON'S MILITIA WARS
Lebanon's civil war was a complex, multisided battle whose implications still shape the country's politics today. This article analyzes the forces involved domestically and the course of the war, draw
A secular state must deliver
It is hard to disagree with the main arguments of Abdullahi an-Na’im’s impeccable book: a healthy religious life requires a secular state, even as political life may remain infused with the religious
“Islamic Economics” – Islam less, economics more-1
In His Name Scientific and Social Theories Derived from Quran-63 By Dr. Javed Jamil Executive Chairman International Centre for Applied Islamics India Part 3 Theory
Exploiting the Muslim- Jewish divide is the wrong way to win votes.
There's a disturbing trend in this 2008 election. We are witnessing the manipulation and exploitation of Muslim-Jewish differences by political candidates in pursuit of votes. As advocates for our res
How To Win The War Of Ideas (Glassman, WSJ)
Military action against insurgents, terrorists and those who give them safe harbor is essential. It is working now in Iraq, and has helped keep Americans safe since 9/11. But as President Bush's Natio
The Olympic Games—Political Games?
Munich: When it won the Olympic bid in 2001, China promised to improve its human rights record. Unfortunately, with less than two months to go before the Beijing Olympics begin, no substantial progres
Me without my Hijab
When I came to this country, I took off my hijab. It wasn't an easy decision. I worried at night that God would punish me for it. That's what I had been taught would happen, and it filled me with fe
The changing face of American Islam
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 d
An Islamic case for a secular state
Book: Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of ShariŒa by Abdullahi An-NaŒim An Islamic case for a secular state by Charles Kurzman If the state is going to enf
Getting a read on moderation
Since the Islamist terrorist strikes on America’s heartland six years ago and counting, the West wistfully waits for “moderate” Muslims to come together to take back their faith/tradition from those p
RETHINKING THE REVOLUTION?
Ever since the 1979 revolution that created the Islamic Republic of Iran, its radical regime has worked hard to “export the revolution” – to promote Iran ’s aggressive bran
Muslim Ghettoisation
We live in a shrunken world and millions of people are on the move; one of our biggest challenges is how we learn to live in proximity to difference - different skin colours, different beliefs
Hurting their cause
Soon after President George W. Bush arrived in Israel last Wednesday to join the country’s 60th anniversary celebrations, an Iranian-made Katyusha rocket fired by Palestinians from Gaza hit a sh
Allah's Miracles in the Qur'an
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