Is Just About the Quran Burning? Why are Afghanis So Angry?


By Omid Safi In the aftermath of the deaths of two NATO soldiers in the spiraling Afghan Qur’an burning demonstrations, the US is withdrawing soldiers from Kabul ministries.   Media personalities everywhere have reflected on the Qur’an burning disaster in Afghanistan, and we have now officially reached the absurd point where conservative pundits blame everything on [Read More...]

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday – To Celebrate or not to Celebrate


By Dr. Muqtedar Khan “Indeed, Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O you who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation (Qu’ran 33:56).” The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), is deeply revered in the Islamic tradition.  Every time Muslims mention his name and every time they [Read More...]

Altmuslim is Joining Patheos


Brace yourself for some good change: altmuslim is joining the Patheos family. Before Illume, before Islamicity added news and essays to its site, before Beliefnet and later Patheos and Huffington Post Religion created robust Islam sections and/or expanded their coverage of Muslims, there was altmuslim, the cutting-edge website created by Halalfire founder Shahed Amanullah. The [Read More...]

Revolution in Tunisia: 10 lessons from our Tunisian brothers & sisters

The Tunisians, in shaking off a long-standing dictator on January 21, 2011, have inspired the downtrodden and hopeless well beyond their borders. The photograph above shows Egyptians applying the Tunisian lessons, just one week later. We can learn a lot from their experiences. [Read more...]

Free speech: A defense of free speech by Muslim Americans

A group of us felt strongly enough about the situation of cartoonist Molly Norris to issue a statement in defense of free speech, which Ms. Norris has been made aware of and is grateful for. [Read more...]

Beauty pageants: How Miss USA will push the secret Muslim agenda

A leaked memo confirms a nefarious plot to infiltrate America using the one weapon we can’t resist: Total hotness. [Read more...]