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  • Why Are U.S. Moderate Muslims Not Protesting Sharia and Jihad?

    06/16/2013 5:11:29 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 37 replies
    CSTNEWS ^ | June 15, 2013 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    The Turks are marching, yelling, protesting, throwing bombs, burning cars, and destroying businesses as officials try to restore order. Istanbul’s center is burning. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reported that 89 police vehicles, 42 private cars, four buses and 94 businesses had been destroyed by the “vandalism” in two days. Protestors charge that the prime minister is moving the nation toward extreme Islam and many of the people don’t want to go there. The same is happening in America but no one is protesting! Do we want to go there? Erdogan is identified as a Muslim “moderate”; however, his own...
  • The tragic saga of the Iraqi who dared come to Israel

    05/14/2005 7:55:39 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 528+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Dana Rosenblatt
    Coiffed, groomed and impeccably suited, Mithal al-Alusi cuts an imposing figure at this trendy hotel. In the empty bar lounge, he makes himself at home to a breakfast of fresh fruit, strong coffee and a constant flow of cigarettes. The leader of the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation is in town to promote his vision for a new Iraq and accept an accolade from an unlikely sponsor – the American Jewish Committee – who honored him with a Moral Courage award at their annual dinner last week. His act of courage was an attempt to break Iraq's long-standing taboo...
  • The Art of Death - The moderate Muslim majority is a myth.

    05/04/2013 12:00:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MAY 4, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Hassan al-Banna, the Muslim Brotherhood’s epigrammatic founder, was never at a loss for the chilling turn of phrase. His rally cry, the Brotherhood’s signature pledge that “Jihad is our way” and “Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope,” is the soundtrack of the “Arab Spring.” It speaks for a region over two-thirds of whose putative liberty lovers prefer to kill apostates than to abide freedom of conscience. Their embrace of the very sharia chauvinism that ties together Banna, bin Laden, the Saudi royals, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev explodes the Western myth of the moderate Muslim majority. Yet the...
  • Prayers for bin Laden in Pakistan Parliament

    05/11/2011 5:53:22 PM PDT · by milestogo · 7 replies
    Pakistani Parliamentarians were left stunned when a lawmaker led a prayer for slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden [ Images ] in the National Assembly despite being told by Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi not to do so. Maulvi Asmatullah, an independent candidate from Zbob in Balochistan province, stood up in the lower house of Parliament yesterday and said lawmakers should pray for bin Laden, who was killed by United States commandos in a unilateral raid on his hideout in Abbottabad on May 2. Two lawmakers from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province -- former federal minister Attaur Rehman, the...
  • Middle East expert warns against illusion of 'moderate' Islamists

    04/13/2011 3:16:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | April 13, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Prof. Habib Malik Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2011 / 06:15 am (CNA).- Updated April 13, 2011 at 11:13 a.m. MST. Corrects previous description of Malik as a Maronite Catholic.Habib Malik, a Lebanese Roman Catholic scholar and human rights advocate, recently warned Western countries to be on their guard against radical Islamic forces that present themselves as political “moderates” in countries such as Libya and Egypt. “Another fallacy is rearing its head again, and we saw this prior to 9/11,” said Malik in a March 31 address at Washington, D.C.'s Westminster Institute. “It's now coming back into the discourse, unfortunately, in Washington:...
  • Western New York man found guilty of beheading wife

    02/07/2011 3:29:59 PM PST · by La Lydia · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 7, 2011
    A jury in western New York deliberated for only an hour on Monday before finding a local television producer, who ran a cable studio designed to promote understanding of Muslim culture, guilty of beheading his wife. Muzzammil Hassan used two hunting knives to kill Aasiya Hassan on Feb 12, 2009, prosecutors said, six days after she had filed for divorce after nine years of marriage. Hassan claimed during the trial, which included 13 days of testimony, that he was a battered spouse in fear for his own life. The jury...returned the guilty verdict an hour later. Hassan was found guilty...
  • Munich: Imam Arrested For Breaking the Bones of His (Third) Wife

    12/01/2010 3:43:08 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    via the Bavarian broadcast ^ | December 1, 2010 | sheikyermami
    the well-known Imam of Munich’s Darul Quran mosque is in jail for beating one of his wives severely, in fact so bad that she sustained several broken bones. A police spokesman confirmed a report from the Bavarian broadcast (BR) on Tuesday evening in Munich.... the Islamic clergyman, who preaches publicly again and again against domestic violence and against jihad, was considered a gladly seen guest with the integration/multiculti-interfaith- rounds organized by well known social engineers . One week before his arrest he held a speech at the Catholic University Municipality of Munich.
  • Humble hero's actions likely saved lives at Kraft ( vs a Muslim on a Jihad )

    09/12/2010 1:42:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Sep. 11, 2010 | DAVID GAMBACORTA
    when Hiller launched into a deadly rage after she was suspended on Thursday - allegedly killing two co-workers and injuring a third - police said Ciarlante acted with a level of courage most people will never know. Police said he followed Hiller as she marched through the plant, using a radio to inform colleagues of Hiller's whereabouts and the best way to escape. "I just followed her until the boys in blue came up," Ciarlante said humbly. When the cops arrived, he gave them a step-by-step description of the plant, down to the number of phones inside offices where Hiller...
  • Accused wife beheader citing spouse abuse (3 guesses which religion...)

    09/04/2010 4:03:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/4/2010
    BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a television executive charged with stabbing and beheading his wife can introduce evidence of "battered spouse syndrome," a New York judge ruled. Prosecutors in the case against Muzzammil Hassan said the decision by Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk would force them to ask for a delay in the trial in the February 2009 killing of Aasiya Zubair Hassan, The Buffalo News reported Saturday. Muzzammil Hassan has been in custody since the body of his wife was found in the studio of Bridges TV, the Muslim-oriented cable station the couple had co-founded...
  • “There Is No Such Thing as ‘Moderate’ Islam.” Continued Conversations with Nonie Darwish

    08/25/2010 11:18:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 19, 2009 | Phyllis Chesler
    My hope is for the West to understand the threat that Islamic Sharia law poses to their democracy, their concept of equality under the law and their human rights values. The West should never allow Sharia to be practiced in Western democracies... The term “moderate Muslim” was created in the West. In the Muslim world there is nothing called moderate or radical Muslims or moderate or radical mosques. You are either a Muslim or not. .. Islamic Law has slammed shut every door and window; any reform of Islam is punishable by death... Islam has been aggressively expanding in the...
  • Moderate Muslim head of UK TV channel held on terror claims

    01/27/2010 12:12:51 AM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 803+ views
    (UPI) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | January 26, 2010 | n/a
    "Moderate Muslim head of UK TV channel held on terror claims" "U.K. Islamic TV head held on terror claims," from UPI, January 26 (thanks to Block Ness): SNIPPET: "PRETORIA, South Africa, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The head of Britain's popular Muslim television station was arrested in South Africa and faces deportation to Tunisia on terrorism claims, officials said. Mohamed Ali Harrath, the force behind Britain's Islam Channel, was arrested Sunday in what some said was a security clampdown in South Africa in the months leading up to the 2010 World Cup soccer championship, The Times of London reported Tuesday."
  • Gruesome Killing Poses Another Test For US Muslims

    02/21/2009 4:52:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies · 1,387+ views
    SFChronicle ^ | February 21, 2009
    Gruesome killing poses another test for US Muslims ERIC GORSKI, AP Religion Writer February 21, 2009 The crime was so brutal, shocking and rife with the worst possible stereotypes about their faith that some U.S. Muslims thought the initial reports were a hoax. The harsh reality of what happened in an affluent suburb of Buffalo, N.Y. — the beheading of 37-year-old Aasiya Hassan and arrest of her estranged husband in the killing — is another crucible for American Muslims. Here was a couple that appeared to be the picture of assimilation and tolerance, co-founders of a television network that aspired...
  • A Moderate Muslim in Danger of Extinction

    08/14/2008 1:10:41 PM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 6 replies · 144+ views
    Aish.com ^ | August 11, 2008 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    A Moderate Muslim in Danger of Extinction by Lori Lowenthal Marcus Shoaib Choudhury defies party line of hatred towards Israel and contempt for all religions other than Islam. He may be executed for those beliefs. There lives in Dhaka one of the elusive souls for whom most of the world, or at least most Western politicians, have been searching: a true Islam-loving moderate Muslim who believes in brotherhood among all religions and respect for all nations by all nations. Unfortunately, it is possible that this priceless and endangered species may soon become extinct. At least since September 11, 2001, world...
  • Shame On Islam

    04/13/2008 4:47:29 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 24 replies · 143+ views
    RightBias ^ | April 10, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    Americans wonder why moderate Muslims don't publicly condemn Islamofascism, terrorism, and the hijacking of their religion by fanatics who use women as suicide bombers and babies as human shields. A question seldom asked is why Americans aren't publicly condemning these atrocities. The barbarism exhibited by the fanatical faction of Islam is beyond the pale, by any civilized standards. And while America waits for Muslims to step up and condemn these barbarians, we go about our business as usual, condemning instead the unthinkable practice of putting panties on terrorists' heads, and the cruel and unusual punishment of including pork on the...
  • Anti-Fascists of Islam

    03/14/2008 5:36:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 387+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 14, 2008 | Jamie Glazov
    Symposium: Anti-Fascists of Islam   By Jamie GlazovFrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, March 14, 2008 Should we call true Muslim “moderates” the anti-Fascists of Islam? Do they deserve a much more honorable title than that of "moderate"? To discuss this issue with us today, Frontpage Symposium has assembled a distinguished panel. Our guests today are: Wafa Sultan, a Syrian-American psychologist and internationally known critic of militant Islam. Thomas Haidon, a Muslim commentator on human rights, counter-terrorism and Islamic affairs. He is active in the Qur'anist movement and works with a number of Islamic reform organisations as an advisor. He has provided guidance...
  • ZOT! The Moderate Muslims need your help (but won't hang around to talk)

    02/26/2007 3:35:39 PM PST · by MuslimBridges.org · 76 replies · 2,491+ views
    Muslim Bridges ^ | 2/26/07 | MuslimBridges.org Staff Volunteer
    We the moderate Muslims are doing our best to build Bridges and spread the Peace with "People of the Book" (Jews, Christians, Muslims), and others who are also our brethrens in humanity. But we can’t do it alone and we need your help. We can tell you that most people around us, are loving, and supportive of us. This is a great Country, as we are free to practice Islam, and contribute to our society. Sometimes we get hate emails, but for each one of those, we may receive dozens and dozens of positive and supportive messages. It is true...
  • Are Iraqi 'Moderates' Killing Americans?

    02/14/2007 11:56:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 473+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 02/14/2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    Before dawn on Dec. 21, U.S. forces raided the Baghdad compound of Sheik Abdul Aziz al Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Eight Iraqis and two Iranians were arrested. "Debriefing the detainees and investigation of the seized materials has yielded evidence linking some of the individuals being detained to weapons shipments to illegal armed groups in Iraq," said a slide presented by Maj. Gen. William Caldwell IV at a Dec. 27 briefing. The raid was significant because SCIRI is part of the United Iraqi Alliance, the Shiite coalition that controls Iraq's government. Founded...
  • Malkin: 19 million Muslims for jihad...and that's just in Indonesia (+ Steyn BOOK REVIEW)

    10/16/2006 10:35:12 AM PDT · by cgk · 10 replies · 1,015+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 10-15-06 | Michelle Malkin
    19 million Muslims for jihad...and that's just in Indonesia By Michelle Malkin   ·   October 15, 2006 10:00 PM First, read the latest headline: One in 10 Indonesia Muslims back violent jihad: poll The details: Around one in 10 Indonesian Muslims support jihad and justify bomb attacks on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali as defending the faith, a survey released on Sunday showed. Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, with 220 million people, 85 percent of whom follow Islam, giving the Asian archipelago the largest Muslim population of any nation in the world. "Jihad that has been understood partially...
  • One in 10 Indonesia Muslims back violent jihad: poll

    10/16/2006 10:24:43 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 25 replies · 768+ views
    JAKARTA (Reuters) ^ | 15OCT06 | Not Listed
    Around one in 10 Indonesian Muslims support jihad and justify bomb attacks on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali as defending the faith, a survey released on Sunday showed. Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, with 220 million people, 85 percent of whom follow Islam, giving the Asian archipelago the largest Muslim population of any nation in the world.
  • Suspects were from moderate Muslim families

    08/11/2006 8:28:35 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 41 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 08/11/2006 | HAMIDA GHAFOUR AND DOUG SAUNDERS
    London — When people on Folkestone Street talk about mysterious outsiders, they are usually referring to the yuppie families who are attracted to its long rows of Victorian townhouses with steep walk-up steps, considered real-estate bargains by some. Here on the streets of Walthamstow, in the working-class suburban streets of northeast London, the Pakistani families who arrived in the 1950s are long-standing and accepted members of the community. It is a place where cockney pubs sit next to halal butchers, the poor whites and conservative Muslims making awkward but generally peaceful neighbours. But when dozens of police burst into houses...
  • Faux 'moderate' Islamists

    08/03/2006 1:38:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies · 642+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2006 | M. Zuhdi Jasser
    Faux 'moderate' Islamists By M. Zuhdi Jasser August 2, 2006 Part one in a three-part series. It is almost five years since September 11, one year since the July 7 attacks in Britain and just months after the arrests of alleged members of a Toronto terrorist cell. But the intellectual machinery of the United States has not legitimately engaged the Muslim American community and its leadership in an ideological debate about Islamism. Stories about Muslims and Islam are now ubiquitous in the mainstream media. Yet rarely is there any substantive discussion with American Muslims about the ideology of Islamism or...
  • Unlikely Candidate for Car Bomber (Iraq)

    04/15/2006 9:30:36 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 15 replies · 884+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 15, 2006 | H.G. Reza,
    The airport worker enjoyed Hollywood's club scene. His hand was found chained to the steering wheel in Iraq's deadliest attack. It was a few months before 9/11, and Albanna had left the constraints of his Islamic country far behind. In America, friends said, he had found what he was looking for — sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. "He was into partying. We hit some pretty wild clubs in Hollywood," said Steve Gray, who worked with Albanna at Ontario International Airport and considered him a close friend. All the more reason his friends were dumbfounded when they were told that...
  • PHOTOS- British Muslims cartoon rage

    02/03/2006 9:26:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 350 replies · 12,283+ views
    YAHOO ^ | feb 2006 | yahoo
    British Muslims burn a Danish flag during a demonstration outside the Danish embassy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, in London February 3, 2006. The cartoons, which first appeared in a Danish newspaper, have sparked outrage across the Islamic world, although Britain's normally provocative newspapers have so far refused to publish them. REUTERS/Mike Finn-Kelcey        
  • London bomber visited Westminster as MP's guest

    07/15/2005 11:24:54 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 17 replies · 654+ views
    One of the London bombers visited the Houses of Parliament as a guest of an MP, the British Labour Party confirmed tonight. Mohammad Sidique Khan visited parliament in July 2004 in his capacity as a learning mentor at Hillside Primary School in Leeds. The bomber, who was responsible for the Edgware Road blast, met Labour MP Jon Trickett. Mr Trickett, whose wife Sarah is headteacher at Hillside, spoke today of his shock. He said: “I was shocked to learn that someone who had grown up in the area of Beeston where I lived and which I represented on Leeds City...
  • London terrorists had no criminal records -- they were, by appearance, "moderate" Muslims

    07/14/2005 7:22:10 AM PDT · by quesney · 67 replies · 1,204+ views
    Unless "moderate" Muslims do something about this, I fear there may be only one solution -- a solution that will become more compelling as the risk of a nuke or bio attack on a major Western city rises over time. ------ For Britain's Muslims, a Fear Realized By Glenn Frankel and Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, July 14, 2005; Page A17 [....] Newspapers published copies of the birth certificate of one of the men, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, emphasizing that he and his alleged co-conspirators were British born and raised. Security analysts said the fact that the men apparently...
  • Lodi man with alleged terrorist link took part in post-9/11 peace service

    06/17/2005 11:03:48 PM PDT · by kcvl · 11 replies · 607+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | Jun 17, 2005 | Ross Farrow
    By Ross Farrow News-Sentinel Staff Writer Last updated: Friday, Jun 17, 2005 - 06:57:34 am PDT A man the FBI arrested last week on a charge of lying about attending a terrorism camp in Pakistan ironically played a role in a service in Lodi preaching peace and understanding among the world's many cultures following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Hamid Hayat, 22, remains in custody at Sacramento County Jail because of his alleged link to terrorism, yet he recited a passage from the Quran during a special service on Sept. 18, 2001, that was attended by Christians and Muslims...
  • Muslim Professor: The Quran is Zionist

    06/06/2004 11:09:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 41 replies · 311+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17 Sivan 5764 | Arutz Sheva
    Prof. Khaleel Mohammed of San Diego State University is the latest Moslem expert to say that the Quran - the holiest Moslem work - is actually Zionist. He thus joins Sheikh Palazzi, secretary-general of the Italian Muslim Association. Prof. Khaleel Mohammed, Assistant Professor at the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University, is the latest Moslem expert to say that the Quran - the holiest Moslem work - is actually Zionist. In an interview with Jamie Glazov of FrontPageMagazine.com three days ago (June 3, 2004), Mohammed quoted the Qur'an (5:20-21) as saying: "Moses said to his people: O...
  • CALL TO TOLERANCE: Hamtramck should not silence part of Muslims' faith (SEISMIC BARF ALERT!!!!!)

    04/21/2004 8:08:19 PM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 36 replies · 564+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 4/20/2004 | Some idiot editorial writer
    <p>As the area's premier community of immigrants, Hamtramck surely should be tolerant of different cultures. But in this city where church bells regularly ring, some residents are up in arms over a request that the city's five Muslim mosques be able to broadcast daily calls to prayer.</p>
  • Terror on the dole (Islam in the UK: Muslims Show Loyality; Peaceful Intentions)

    04/21/2004 2:31:18 PM PDT · by Agitate · 35 replies · 1,385+ views
    This Is London ^ | 4/21/2004 | agitate
    This isLONDON20/04/04 - London news section This is via LittleGreenFootballs Blog Terror on the doleBy David Cohen, Evening Standard Four young British Muslims in their twenties - a social worker, an IT specialist, a security guard and a financial adviser - occupy a table at a fast-food chicken restaurant in Luton. Perched on their plastic chairs, wolfing down their dinner, they seem just ordinary young men. Yet out of their mouths pour heated words of revolution. "As far as I'm concerned, when they bomb London, the bigger the better," says Abdul Haq, the social worker. "I know it's going to...
  • Islam - Green Wall Of Silence - III ( Tashbih Sayyed

    11/25/2002 9:15:40 AM PST · by swarthyguy · 37 replies · 790+ views
    PakToday ^ | 11.25.2002 | Tashbh Sayyed
    -Crimes against humanity like the gang rapes, honor killings, murders of Christians, Hindus and Shias, etc. Are daily happenings in Muslim societies like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran. In fact, to the outsiders, these inhuman acts have come to represent Islam. Mullah's Green Wall of Silence, protecting and endorsing the barbarism, has traditionally and historically been so high that it has obscured the true face of Islam. Silence of those who claim to represent Islam, has made it impossible for the non-Muslims to distinguish between the sick Muslim sociology and the true Islamic theology. Wahabbi preachers consider modernity a downfall of...
  • Israeli Arab seeks spot on Likud slate: WHO KNEW?

    11/13/2002 8:57:04 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 12 replies · 179+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 13, 2002 | By DAVID RUDGE
    For what is reported to be the first time in the history of the Likud, an Arab woman, Inshira Mahameed, 30, of Umm el-Fahm, announced plans today to run for a position on the party's list for the Knesset. Mahameed is reported to have been a member of the Likud's Nahal Irron (Wadi Ara) branch since 1998. According to media reports, Mahameed expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the Arab parties and believes only the Likud can make changes for the benefit of the Arab community.
  • The Eagle Will Not Blink ( Tashbih Sayyed

    09/12/2002 11:22:13 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 46 replies · 1,173+ views
    PakToday ^ | 8.12.02 | Tashbh Sayyed
    Islamist leadership in the US used the attacks on the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon to achieve their goal of dividing the American society sooner. They did not condemn these acts of terrorism spontaneously. And when they did condemn after all, they did it more to cast aspersion on the American stand against the crime than to express their sorrow. Instead of blaming the Islamist terrorists they blamed American policies. Almost all of them said that the US had it coming. Innocent Muslims all over America were the immediate victims of Islamists anti-US activities. Islamists campaign against American policies...
  • Pakistan Army on collision course with Musharraf

    07/16/2002 10:06:16 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 9 replies · 428+ views
    AsiaTimes ^ | 7.17.02 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    KARACHI - At a time when the United States and other Western countries are placing heavy pressure on Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute in a manner acceptable to them - such as rejecting the militant struggle - the Pakistani army remains obsessed with supporting Kashmiri militants at all costs. This is in defiance of Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf, who has publicly committed to Washington that he will curb cross-border terrorism from Pakistan territory into Indian-administered Kashmir. Now it appears that the army leadership in Pakistan will continue with its long-standing policy of supporting training camps for Kashmiri separatists,...
  • Islam - Fatwa - Clapping as a Form of Applause

    07/11/2002 9:34:19 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 6 replies · 324+ views
    IOL ^ | 7.10.02 | Sheikh 'Atiyyah Saqr
    What is the Islamic ruling regarding clapping as a form of welcoming guests or showing admiration to sermon or speech delivered?“Almighty Allah says: “And their worship at the (holy) House is naught but whistling and hand clapping.” (Al-Anfal: 35) The Arabic word Muka’ means whistling, and the word Tasdiyah means clapping hands. This is the explanation of Ibn `Umar, As-Suddy, Mujahid. Commenting on this verse, Ibn `Abbas said that the Quraysh used to go naked around the Ka`bah, whistling and clapping their hands. They thought that to be an act of worship. Hence, it is clear that one cannot draw...
  • U.S., Arabs need more, not less, interaction - Zogby

    07/06/2002 8:47:49 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 46 replies · 230+ views
    GulfNews ^ | 07-07-2002 | Dr. James Zogby
    I am writing on my return from an eight-day visit to the Arab world. It was a difficult time to be in the region. President George W. Bush's strange and disturbing speech of June 24 had been received like a blow to the system. As a result, every political conversation was punctuated with frustration and, in many cases, fury. Arab moderates, in particular, feel betrayed, and with good reason. For more than a decade now, especially since the end of the Gulf War, they have ceded to the United States the role of exclusive Middle East peacemaker. Wanting desperately to...
  • Islam and the problem of modernity

    07/06/2002 3:05:54 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 34 replies · 565+ views
    DailyTimes Pakistan ^ | 7.6.02 | Ishtiaq Ahmed
    A basic problem confronting the Muslim world today is how to come to grips with modernity and the modern world. Indeed, Muslims have not had much role to play in its making and shaping. Muslim intellectuals, however, point out that the Arab-Islamic civilisation not only preserved and revived the intellectual-philosophical traditions of Greece, but also made important, original contributions to that strand of free thought and passed it on to the Europeans. During the middle age, Ibn Sina and Ibn Rushd were two outstanding Muslims whose writings became authoritative works in medicine and rational philosophy. That legacy kindled the rebirth...