It is much easier to see the “other” as being depraved enough to become a terrorist. With the arrest of nine Hutaree militiamen last week, we know that it is much more difficult to see it in white, Christian America. [Read more...]
Aminah Assilmi, who passed away last week in a tragic automobile accident, was a tireless advocate for Muslim women’s rights and equality within the framework of Islam itself. She was also a renown scholar, prolific writer, and well-known speaker who will be sadly missed. [Read more...]
Two contrasting examples in America’s November elections show that Muslims can either overcome fear and prejudice against them to win elected office, or they can use fear and prejudice against their opponents and lose. [Read more...]
Thanksgiving should be spent in giving thanks to our Lord for all the blessings and goodness we have received. And this year, there could not be a day that is more fitting to coincide with Thanksgiving than the day of Arafat. [Read more...]
Those who wish ban the Burqini, as is happening in Europe, should simply say, “We don’t like Muslims swimming in our pools.” Any other justification, such as hygiene or “disturbing small children” simply doesn’t hold water. [Read more...]
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