Art: Jihad Jane and the Muhammad cartoons

Art can be used as a loaded cultural and political weapon to incite animosity amidst an already hostile climate dominated by foolish controversies — or it can be used wisely and bravely as a common language to bridge the divides. [Read more…]

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim: “The Malaysian people will not easily be fooled”

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is on trial in Kuala Lumpur on sodomy charges for a second time, speaks to Wajahat Ali about the controversy and discusses the country’s ethnic and religious conflicts and issues facing the Muslim world. [Read more…]

Domestic violence: Remembering Aasiya Zubair

Last year the tragic beheading of Aasiya Zubair jolted a dormant Muslim American community to finally acknowledge and proactively confront the hidden scourge of domestic violence in its midst [Read more…]

Haiti earthquake: The Muslim response to Haiti

Although the journey to rebuilding Haiti is long and painstaking, Muslim relief efforts worldwide prove that sometimes our most reliable and effective partners in humanitarian endeavors are not always the ones we expect. [Read more…]

Fort Hood killings: Fort Hood has enough victims already

Whatever was in the mind of shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who reportedly gunned down 13 people at a military base in Fort Hood, Texas, is no reason to question the loyalty of Muslim Americans in general. [Read more…]

Author Dave Eggers: “Something tangible and beneficial can come out of this”

Author Dave Eggers speaks to us about his latest book, Zeitoun, which chronicles the heroic efforts of the Zeitoun family of New Orleans who helped many of their neighbours in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, only to be betrayed by their government. [Read more…]