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Calling a Spade a Spade by Imam Naseem Mahdi

Epigraph: “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum….” Noam Chomsky, The Common Good …

Islam, Bigotry, And The Shootings In Canada

So, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, formerly Joseph Michael Hall, has been identified as the person who committed the shooting in Canada that killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. And it turns out that he…

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…

Nurse Accused Of Killing 38 Patients She Found Annoying; Sorry She Was Not a Muslim

Epigraph: We prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be…

What Is True Islam?

Source: Huffington Post By Qasim Rashid, Lawyer, Speaker, Best-Selling Author of “EXTREMIST” Just south of Oklahoma near Round Rock, Texas, an Adopt-a-Highway sign was vandalized last weekend – with the words “Ahmadiyya Muslim”…

Neither with the Islamophobes, Nor with the Islamists or the Islamomaniacs

Collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Fareed Zakaria: Let’s be honest, Islam has a problem right now Epigraph: O ye who believe! why do you say…

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…

Bill Maher Isn’t the Only One Who Misunderstands Religion: Reza Aslan

NY Times:  BILL MAHER’s recent rant against Islam has set off a fierce debate about the problem of religious violence, particularly when it comes to Islam. Mr. Maher, who has argued that Islam…

Islamophobia: Not welcome in Australia

Published on Oct 3, 2014 MUSLIM HATE IN AUSTRALIA | SOCIAL EXPERIMENT This Social Experiment is proof that hate against Muslims is not welcome in Australia. Almost every person interfered…

Canberra Muslim woman stopped wearing hijab for fear of being attacked

Canberra Muslim woman Nurcan Baran says she has stopped wearing her hijab for fear of being attacked. On Thursday Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry approved new interim…

Reza Aslan Blasts Bill Maher, Media For ‘Unsophisticated’ Reporting On Islam

Stereotypes about Islam are repeated so much it’s easy to forget how illogical they are

Salon: Reza Aslan takes down Bill Maher’s “facile arguments” on Islam in just 5 minutes The scholar, famous for his takedown of Fox, recently appeared on CNN to pick apart…

Education can inoculate young Muslims against radicalism

theguardian: by Giles Fraser —  US President George Bush aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in May 2003, declaring the war to topple Saddam Hussein over – with a…

Anti-Islamic Ads To Be Featured On New York Transit System and the Muslim Times’ Response

NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the…

Bill Maher is wrong: we can’t blame Isil on Islam

Source: The Telegraph, UK By Tim Stanley: Dr Tim Stanley is a historian of the United States. His new book about Hollywood politics is out in May. Is Isil Islamic or not? It’s an…

9/11-era ignorance of Islam is infecting the age of Isis. We should know better

theguardian: by Simran Jeet Singh — In the last two months, three major hate crimes have hit New York City, the most ethnically diverse place in the United States. Last…

9/11 Families Launch Anti-Islamophobia Campaign For Anniversary Of Tragedy

The Huffington Post  | By Antonia Blumberg Family members of September 11 victims are taking a stand against Islamophobia with a new bus ad campaign designed to promote religious tolerance and…

France bans Muslim worker from nuclear sites

A French court has upheld a ban on a Muslim engineer from accessing nuclear sites, citing his links with what it termed as “jihadist networks”, but his lawyer called it…

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