Elected Muslims: Hard work and an easy smile

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…]

Eid and Thanksgiving: A beautiful juxtaposition

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…]

Clothing bans: Burqini blues

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…]

Hizb-ut-Tahrir: Practicing what they preach?

In their first US conference, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, the global Islamic caliphate movement, claims to “project a positive image of Islam to the West and engage in dialogue with Western thinkers, policymakers and academics.” Their actions, tactics, and past antics strongly belie this contention. [Read more…]

Politics: The elected women of Kuwait

Although women have become heads of state in Muslim countries such as Pakistan, Senegal, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, women have a long way to go to achieve full political and social equality. The electoral victory of four women in Kuwaiti elections is a huge first step. [Read more…]

NY terror arrests: A more chilling plot?

Although we must all be vigilant against this or any other attack against any community, the recent arrest of four “dimwitted” would-be terrorists, egged on by a paid government informant, continues a worrying trend of fishing expeditions substituting for real intelligence. [Read more…]