No Freedom without Religious Freedom in Egypt

Religious freedom is the basis of freedom and democracy, not a byproduct. [Read more...]

A New Year of Violence Against Christians

One is tempted to balance this report with attacks in the Christian West on mosques and Muslims, but in reality there is no comparison in number, deadliness, intensity, and most importantly motivation. [Read more...]

Islamic Law in America?

. . . both Muslims and non-Muslims are not fully aware of the historical limits of Islamic law, and the complex ways in which it interacted with laws enacted by governments whose understanding of public interest extended beyond that of religious law. [Read more...]

Apostasy and Blaspheme

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But for Muslims some words and the images they create in the human soul are more than a way of communicating ideas. They are the indissoluble link between the human person and God. [Read more...]

Why Don’t Muslims . . . . .

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The thing I hear most often when speaking about Islam and Muslims is that Muslims don’t seem to ever condemn violence and terrorism. I point out that the reason for this perception is that cable news and mainstream media almost never carry such condemnations. Below you will find a statement from ISNA, the Islamic Society [Read More...]

Is Islam a Political Ideology?

Is Islam a Religion, or a Political Ideology? It has become commonplace on anti-Muslim blogs, and on the lips of politicians like Allen West who assert that Islam is not a religion, but a political ideology that controls every facet of the lives of its followers. I want to look at this assertion a little [Read More...]

The Qur’an and Abrogation

The Qur’an and Abrogation: It has recently been asserted in YouTube videos, emails, and on numerous anti-Muslim websites that while Muslims say that theirs is a religion of peace, in fact the verses of the Qur’an that preach peace are no longer part of Muslim teaching. The basis for this assertion is what in English [Read More...]

Islam as an Alternative?

“Ideas, ideals and ideologies by themselves do not count for much unless the people who champion, espouse and follow them carry some substance. Ideologies after all require the human agency to be implemented. Looked at from this angle, not much material progress is seen among Muslims.” [Read more...]

Will Muslims take over America?

Recently I’ve received quite a few emails citing a review of a book by Nonie Darwish entitled¬†“Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.” The review states (apparently from the book) that “In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. and Britain To elect the President by themselves! [Read More...]

The Truth about Islam: Where is the Evidence?

Over the last many years Americans have been deeply concerned to understand Muslims, and the religion that seems to motivate them. Feelings often run high because we read or hear of events in the Muslim world that seem both deeply disturbing and very frightening. And this makes public discussion extremely difficult. Neither fear nor disgust [Read More...]


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