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Heads Of Muslim Nations Not Targeted Are Conspicuously Silent

January 30, 2017

The Germans criticised it. The British voiced their discomfort. The French, the Canadians and even some Republican senators in Washington stood in open opposition. But in Cairo and Riyadh, in the heart of the Muslim world, President Donald Trump’s decision to bar millions of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from the United States […]

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Who Allowed ISIS To Flourish And Who Is Benefiting From Their Murderous Onslaught?

October 18, 2014

I have no idea where the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL or whatever name it uses came from, and I’m just as baffled by the roots of its violent ideology. While I never pretend to speak for the diverse community of Muslims living in Britain today, I reckon my views on this will be echoed by the majority […]

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The Young Marriage of Aishah and the Fallacy of Presentism

June 8, 2011

One of the most commonly-used arguments against Islam by those who are non-Muslims encompasses the relationship between the Prophet Muhammad and his young bride, Aishah. Most non-Muslim polemicists are quick to use this argument in an attempt to discredit the character of Muhammad, thus discrediting the legitimacy of his message, Islam. The most common statements made by the non-Muslim, with regards to this subject, is that the Prophet was a pedophile, since he married and subsequently consummated the marriage with Aishah while she was a very young girl.

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The 9/11 Predicament and Being Muslim Today

June 19, 2010

The ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the planned Muslim cultural center near ground zero, the planned burning the Koran day, the Eid al-Fitr celebration ending the fasting month of Ramadan this year, all have put many Muslims in America and around the world in a predicament and made them redefine their identity. The 9/11 tragedy has influenced many people from various walks of life. A Christian Arab may be mistaken for a Muslim. A Sikh was attacked for wearing his turban. An Indonesian visiting or returning to the United States whose name is common but Arabic may experience extra scrutiny by the department of Homeland Security.

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