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Forum: A Muslim’s reaction to torture reports — tactics are just wrong

Source: New Haven Register By Sohail Z. Husain Halloween was over a month ago — a day to revel over ghoulish characters and hideous images. And now we are supposed…

The Middle East problem: Boots on the ground or peace in their hearts?

theage.com.au: There are two stories, both compelling narratives, competing for attention here in the Middle East. The first is tactical and simple. It revolves around the dominance of airpower and…

America needs to know its enemies – and its friends

With the US engaged in air strikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria and with voices calling for deeper engagement in both conflict zones, the American public is being bombarded…

Science and fundamentalism are tearing religion apart

Science is playing a steadily larger and more personal role in helping us tell the difference between what is and what ain’t. In that capacity it has undermined what many…

Fareed Zakaria: Let’s be honest, Islam has a problem right now

Epigraph: O ye who believe! why do you say what you do not do? Most hateful is it in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not…

Why stop at Isis when we could bomb the whole Muslim world?

Let’s bomb the Muslim world – all of it – to save the lives of its people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course? Why stop at Islamic State…

The Observer view on Gaza and Israel’s international reputation

theguardian   — It is clear that more and more people across the world – justifiably or not – are asking why western governments may assert a moral and legal…

ISIS Is Ignoring Islam’s Teachings on Yazidis and Christians

The news coming out of Iraq is really devastating. The violent extremist group known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) continues to take over major parts of Iraq,…

Jihad is built into the fabric of Arab Islam

It just gets worse. The unfolding disaster in the Middle East is so much bigger than the Israel-Palestine morass, now ongoing for 66 years. This is starting to look containable…

Why are the Arabs deaf to Gazan pleas?

In recent weeks, we have once again been seeing the images of destruchttp://www.themuslimtimes.org/wp-admin/edit.phption, death, smoke and fire with Palestinian residents of Gaza wandering about in the ruins of what once…

Women Form A Negative View Of Other Women More Quickly Than Men Do Of Men

Source: Forbes By Peggy Drexler Contributor: I write about gender, work and the modern family. I wrote about the increase in the numbers of “queen bees” in the workplace, women who aim…

The Arabs’ long journey into the heart of darkness

When they came out of their poor peninsula, the early Muslim Arabs when compared with the more sophisticated and advanced Byzantines of Asia Minor and the Eastern Mediterranean, or the Persians to…

Perspective: A Vibrant Islamic Caliphate (Khilafat) Has Existed for the Past Century

Source: ahmadiyyatimes.blogspot.in By Tayyab Pirzada With the declaration of a global ‘Caliphate’ by the Islamist group “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) now known simply as “Islamic State”, questions probably arise…

Arabs, it’s time to call a spade a spade

Arab countries have been going through a downward spiral on a number of levels over the past few years. Take the recent U.N. report on the numbers and conditions of…

Why are there no Muslim philosophers?

“Why are there no Muslim philosophers?” Sudipta Kaviraj posed this question to me while I was studying some critical Western texts of philosophy in the fall of 2009 with him.…

Are India’s Muslims a minority?

Minister in Hindu nationalist BJP government says Muslims are not minority causing controversy on status of community. Only a day after the Indian government led by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata…

ENABLING PAKISTAN

The past few months have seen a particularly high-profile series of murders in Pakistan. An American cardiologist volunteering at a hospital in Pakistan was shot dead because he belonged to the…

Viewpoint: Why Arab Spring has not delivered real democracy

On the face of it, one might conclude that democracy is thriving in the Arab world. On Tuesday millions of Syrians are voting in presidential elections. Egyptians have just chosen…

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