6 Misconceptions Held about Salafi Muslims

Salafism, often referred to as “Wahhabism,” is widely regarded as a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam that fuels a hard line view of Islam and subjugates women. Some even lump ISIS and Salafism together — casting suspicion upon the thousands of Muslims who identify as Salafi in the West. After gaining unprecedented access to Salafi women’s groups in London, I discovered how to separate the realities behind the myths. Check out the six most common misconceptions about Salafi Muslims in the West below, and what the truth actually is. [Read more…]

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Islamophobe David Gaubatz ‘Retires,’ But the Lies Remain

By Hesham Hassaballa The infamous Islamophobe David Gaubatz, in announcing his retirement via email to his supporters, admitted what most have suspected: That the majority of anti-Islam groups simply exist to make money. Gaubatz wrote (emphasis added): “There are many good people fighting the fight from within these organizations, but the majority of the 501 nonprofit conservative organizations [Read More…]

Lesley Hazleton’s TEDx Talk on Stereotyping Islam

Author Lesley Hazleton, who blogs at The Accidental Theologist, recently gave a TEDx talk on the “Seeing Muhammad and Others” and the inherent problems with stereotyping Islam. Watch for yourself, and please comment below. Lesley Hazleton’s new book, The First Muslim: the Story of Muhammad, will be published on January 24 (www.TheFirstMuslim.com). Her previous book, [Read More…]