Poll analysis: Taking stock of Muslims in America

To win the hearts and minds of their fellow Americans, Muslims must spend more time not only educating others about their faith but also increase their commitment to endeavors that promote the common good. [Read more…]

Muslim identity: How Islamic is “Islamic”?

Islam cannot be of service to all humanity if Muslims confine discussions about Islam to issues related to identity only. Instead of being separate but equal, Muslims should integrate without assimilating. How can we know each other if we use identity to seclude us? [Read more…]

Demise of bin Laden: Memo to Osama bin Laden

We are hopeful that your demise will bring some measure of comfort to all the families who have to contend daily with the loss of their loved ones. We are also hopeful that your departure provides renewed opportunities for building stronger bridges of understanding across faiths and cultures. [Read more…]

Libya revolts: A convergence of interests and values

As Western military objectives align with Arab/Muslim public opinion in the case of Libya, there is an opportunity to examine ways to create a permanent positive change in relations. [Read more…]

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…]