Praying for Victims in Peshawar, Praying for Humanity

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The editors, columnists and contributors at Altmuslim want to extend their grief and prayers to the 141 individuals — 132 of which are children (according to the Pakistan military) — killed in a violent attack on an army school in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Pakistan Taliban (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the horrible attack. Why a [Read More...]

Why Pakistan Should Embrace Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner Malala Yousufzai

Malala yousafzai

By Zainab Chaudry It’s a proud moment for Pakistan, but many Pakistanis aren’t embracing it.Malala Yousufzai — the courageous, 17-year-old young woman who became a global beacon of hope for girls seeking to gain an education — has won the Nobel Peace Prize.Predictably enough though, it hasn’t taken long for the critics to mobilize.Since Friday morning when [Read More...]

Apostasy Laws and Blasphemy in Islam – Islamic or Not?

Quran no compulsion

By Ro Waseem In January 2011, the governor of Punjab, Salman Taseer, was gunned down by one of his own security guards over a controversial move — opposing the blasphemy law in Pakistan. Although thousands of Pakistanis condemned this by attending his funeral and showing support on social media, religious fanatics hailed his murderer as a hero, [Read More...]

Boko Haram’s Deluded Understanding of Faith and Women

The author and his family in Afghanistan.

By Haris Tarin It was 1984.  The Russians had invaded Afghanistan, and the country was in the midst of a brutal war that destroyed cities, pillaged villages, killed hundreds of thousands of people and ruined millions of lives. My parents’ only concern was to get their six children out of the country so we could [Read More...]

How Do We Take Malala’s Dream and Make it a Reality?

Malala

By Rushdi Siddiqui “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi. When the first lady of a Muslim country talks about education for girls, it’s not only expected, but, many believe there is an agenda behind it. When an education minister talks about education [Read More...]

Presidential Debates – What to Watch for as Obama and Romney Tackle Foreign Policy

Romney Obama

By Fawaz Gerges The debate tonight comes at an important time — issues in the Middle East with global significance are developing by the day. Recent events, like the violent protests in Libya and Egypt, Iran’s growing nuclear program and massacres in Syria have brought the candidates’ respective foreign policies, a fringe issue thus far [Read More...]


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