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…]

US Foreign Policy: Second thoughts?

America’s top US military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, has injected a welcome dose of realism to the debate around America’s dealings with Muslim nations. As he is the man most responsible for the nation’s security, politicians should take heed. [Read more…]

Racial profiling: America’s color-coded terror alert

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s new movie about racial profiling has taken a new significance after his detention at a US airport. That people of his stature continue to be singled out for interrogation should give everyone pause. [Read more…]

Obama in Cairo: A blow to democracy

US President Barack Obama’s decision to give his long-advertised speech to the Muslim world from Cairo will be seen as an endorsement of Egypt’s brutal 30-year long dictatorship which has stifled political and press freedom alike. [Read more…]