What Can We Do as Muslims in Wake of #ParisAttacks?

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By Saud Inam Yes, we are all frustrated. We feel sorrow. We feel pain. We’ve been here before time after time. A violent act occurs in the name of Islam, and we’re expected to condemn or apologize and the same cycle of Islamophobia occurs again. We get angry, we get frustrated and have a storm [Read More...]

Does the Quran Teach Compulsion? A Response

By Farouk Peru In the protracted media campaign to depict Islam as the enemy of human civilization, there is nothing sadder to me than the misrepresentation of the Quran. The Quran is often portrayed as a book that inspires hatred and encourages Muslims to act violently. This agenda can only be fulfilled, however, by adopting [Read More...]

“Jihadi John” Most Likely Killed by Drone Strike

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By Altmuslim Staff News reports are coming in fast and furious that the U.S. military is “reasonably sure”  a drone strike in Syria has killed the ISIS executioner known as “Jihadi John.” U.S. and British officials are seeking more information to confirm this. Army Col. and U.S. military spokesperson Steven Warren told reporters that a [Read More...]

Fighting for Social Justice – Two Sides of the Same Coin

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By Saif Inam The LA Times published an article last week looking at a growing rift among African-American civil rights advocates. On one end were the veterans from the Civil Rights movement — those who had been influenced by Martin Luther King, Jr. — and on the other were recent activists from the Black Lives Matters movement. [Read More...]

Bringing in the Big Guns – When Discipline Becomes Crime and Punishment


By Layla Abdullah-Poulos People across the country continue to express their shock at the brutal treatment of a high school student by a resource officer in Columbia, SC. Unfortunately, incidents like this are the standard of interactions between blacks and law enforcement. Unfortunately, youth does not secure one from harm. A study in the Journal [Read More...]

Five Solutions to End All-Male Panels


By Saud Inam  Recently, there’s been a heated discussion around the need for female speakers and scholars on panel discussions at Muslim conferences, seminars and events. If you haven’t already, check out #NoAllMalePanels on Twitter – there was a great “tweetstorm” around this hashtag last night. Many of our conferences, seminars and events do have male-dominated panel [Read More...]