Egypt protests: We are all Egyptians now

Egyptians now have a chance to put their pride in their long legacy of monumental civilizational achievements to good use. Watching from afar, we may not be able to help much, but at the very least we can pray that the extraordinary sacrifices of the most ordinary amongst us is not wasted. [Read more…]

Foreign policy: Mr. Obama goes to India

The President’s trip to India highlights a deepening, if complicated, relationship between the world’s largest democracy and the world’s oldest one. More effort will be needed to achieve this relationship’s greatest potential. [Read more…]

Juan Williams: Clarity is missing in the debate on free speech

The firing of Juan Williams by NPR may not necessarily improve journalism because it only pushes harsh and insensitive opinion to the margins without addressing the root causes that led to them in the first place. [Read more…]

Park51: Looking for common ground in lower Manhattan

Now that the developers of the Muslim community center known as Park51 have secured their legal rights to continue development, what can we do to help heal the tensions that arose in its wake? [Read more…]

Patriotism: Thank those who serve our country

It is possible to be a good American and a good Muslim. More of one does not mean less of the other. Weaving American patriotic traditions into Muslim events will make this point loud and clear. [Read more…]

Jacksonville Human Rights Commission: When media acts responsibly

When University of North Florida professor Parvez Ahmed was nominated to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, local media and public officials did not succumb heavy pressure from a small but vocal group to reject him, demonstrating that responsible journalism and diligent public stewardship is alive and well. [Read more…]