Birds of a feather flock together
I write these words in a very posh neighborhood of Chicago with street names such as Cherokee Road, Indian Tree Drive and Blackhawk Road. It’s a white/Jewish area with a 0.18% Native American population (source). This was once Indian territory. So… Read More ›
Liberalism and Islam
Professor Jonathan AC Brown has just posted this cri de coeur on Facebook. This semester my students read critiques of liberalism alongside “critiques” of Islam (like by career native informants). As the semester went on I kept thinking: You know,… Read More ›
Israeli Knesset Introduces New Law to Ban Women from Holiest Site
The “Only Democracy” in the Middle East, Israel, has had 16 lawmakers introduce a bill that would effectively ban women from wearing shawls at the Western Wall, from reading Torah at the Western Wall and from other religious practises. Haaretz… Read More ›
Israel – created by terrorism
Each year on 15th May, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day (‘catastrophe’ in Arabic). Shockingly, you will hear little if anything about it in the Western media. Our governments will remain silent about this catastrophe. Here is a brief article explaining the history… Read More ›
This article is by Scot McKnight (professor of New Testament in the US) about a new book by British NT scholar Jimmy Dunn. Reblogged from Jesus Creed. It’s relevance to Muslim dialogue with Christians will be obvious. James D.G. Dunn prefaces… Read More ›
A 7th Century War On Terror – By Adnan Rashid – Hittin Institute
‘What is there now, I ask of delight in this world? Everywhere we observe strife; fields are depopulated, the land has returned to solitude…And yet the blows of Divine justice have no end, because among the blows those guilty of… Read More ›
Shari’ah is not a human construct but the Divine Law
Contrary to Adam Deen and the Quilliam Foundation the basic thesis is one of trying to make the human order conform to the Divine norm, not visa-versa. To speak of the Shari’ah as being simply the laws of the seventh… Read More ›
Dear West: a Muslim’s response to the aftermath of terrorism
This video is in response to the aftermath of terrorism; that includes the expected condemnation of the Muslim community as well as the horrific revenge attacks we have faced. To end my poem I mention a list of events I… Read More ›
The one understandable goal of ‘Islamic State’ the media (except the Guardian) will not tell you about
reblogged from todays Guardian Lawrence of Arabia wouldn’t have been surprised by the rise of Isis. TE Lawrence was always angry about the British betrayal of the Arabs in the Sykes-Picot agreement. A century on, the borders it established are falling… Read More ›
Jews, Christians, & Muslims co-existed peacefully in Palestine for hundreds of years before Europeans showed up.
Proof that Islamic civilisation was considerably more tolerant and civilised than the horrendous mess we see in Palestine today. We have the West to thank for that.
Israeli Cruelty and Stupidity Know No Limits. By Miko Peled
Originally posted on Miko Peled:
In the court room with my co-defendants and our lawyer, the one and only Ms. Gaby Laski. Israel upped its genocidal policies with cruel attacks against Palestinians, killing young and old, men and women, boys and girls.…
Religious scholar Hamza Yusuf discusses the arc of Islamic civilization, the causes of Middle East conflict, and running the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States. By Scott MacLeod © 2015 The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. As… Read More ›
Palestinian youth resist the brutal occupation of their country. Inshallah they will be victorious!