Why the Quran Protects Against Radicalization: A Rebuttal to USA Today’s Nabeel Qureshi

  By Tahir Nasser The dust from the bombs had barely settled in Brussels when the first anti-Islamic articles started appearing in major news outlets. In particular, Christian pundit Nabeel Qureshi was brought out on USA Today to make some rather remarkable claims about the Quran. They were remarkable, not just for their falsehood but [Read More…]

Don’t Call it Islamophobia, Call it Islamo-Racism – the “Otherizing” of Religion and Race

By Jaideep Singh February 10, Abdul Jamil Kamawal, a 68-year-old Afghani American man, was bludgeoned to death with a shovel in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. Remembered as “a pillar in the Muslim community,” he had helped refugees settle in the region for over two decades. Abdul Jamil Kamawal He also founded two non-profit organizations that [Read More…]

Women’s History Month: Learning from Wise Women in All Stages of Life

By Anisha Ismail Patel Its 1991, I am 18 years old, young and impressionable. My sweet sister-in-law Rubina takes me to a women’s charity event being held at the elegant Mount Soche hotel in Blantyre, Malawi.  The positive energy being radiated from the amazing role models in the room wraps me around like a warm [Read More…]

The Truth About ‘Safe Spaces’ – MPAC Addresses Changes and Criticisms

By Hoda Hawa Prior to 9/11, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) had foreseen the problems arising out of extremist views taking hold in some quarters of the Middle East and had issued policy papers on this topic, but it was really in April 2013 after the Boston Marathon bombings that MPAC decided that our [Read More…]

Dear Fellow Activists: Be Solution Seekers and Look to the Prophets for Inspiration

By Saud Inam In this social media-driven age, with the constant flow of information on various topics and issues, it’s easy to get lost, frustrated, confused and burned out. Many activists make the mistake of latching onto virtually every injustice and “joining the cause” by tweeting the hashtag, writing an article or blog post or [Read More…]

On ABC’s ‘Of Kings and Prophets,’ – Did the Bible Really Say That?

By Ian Werrett Several weeks ago, while teaching a class on the creation stories of the Old Testament, I asked my students to reflect on the meaning of the Adam and Eve story in the Book of Genesis. After reading the section of the narrative where the serpent engages Eve in conversation, I turned to [Read More…]


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