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Kansas Public School Takes Down Portrait Of Jesus After Complaint

Source: Huffington Post By Ed Mazza; Overnight Editor, The Huffington Post The display was called “an egregious violation of the First Amendment.” A Kansas school has taken down a portrait of Jesus…

Jain Sect’s Death Ritual Clashes With Indian Law

Source: New York Times PUNE, India — All week, people streamed in and out of the handsome bungalow where the Lodha family lives, eager to witness for themselves the amazing…

A Sexual Offender from ISIS: Is the Quran to Blame?

Epigraph: This day all good things have been made lawful for you. … And lawful for you are chaste believing women and chaste women from among those who were given…

Demystifying Prophethood, Theocracy, Democracy and Dictatorship

August 17, 2015 Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times Today, Egypt’s al-Sisi imposed strict anti-terrorism laws. The laws establish special courts and…

Egypt’s al-Sisi imposes strict anti-terrorism laws

Epigraph: Indeed, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you…

India’s Muslim women fight to end triple talaq law that yields instant divorce

Epigraph: Divorce may be pronounced twice; then, either retain them in a becoming manner or send them away with kindness. And it is not lawful for you that you take…

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

Thomas Jefferson didn’t just own a Quran — he engaged with Islam and fought to ensure the rights of Muslims By DENISE SPELLBERG Salon: [He] sais “neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim]…

USA is a safe haven for all faiths; but, here are some details

America welcomes Christians, Jews; atheists, Muslims not so much By Cathy Lynn Grossman (RNS) Americans are all for religious freedom — but disagree on who can claim it. Diverse religious groups…

Children at risk of radicalisation to double

Source: Telegraph By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor Lure of Syria and Isil blamed for sharp increase in children referred to Channel counter-radicalisation programme The number of children and teenagers being…

Why We Cannot Settle for a Secular Society

Faith Street.com: In a famous 1863 speech, President Lincoln said, “We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace . . . and we…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Orders Removal Of Ten Commandments Monument From State Capitol

Epigraph: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right…

Gay Marriage: A Christian Response

Source: The Huffington Post By Barbara Kay Lundblad; Ordained minister, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America We asked people about the relevancy of marriage. “The court now holds that same-sex couples may…

Video: Malaysian gymnast faces criticism for immodest dress

Malaysian Gymnast faces co controversy A Malaysian Muslim gymnast faces backlash from conservative Muslims for her gymnastics leotard. CNN’s Azadeh Ansari reports.…

How White Christians Used The Bible To Oppress Black People

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 06/22/2015 4:43 pm How White Christians Used The Bible — And Confederate Flag — To Oppress Black People On Jan. 4, 1861,…

Sikh Student’s Right To Serve In ROTC And Wear His Turban Upheld By US Court

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 06/15/2015  A Sikh college student will now be able to pursue his dream of serving in the U.S. Army, without being forced…

How Secularism Can Help Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Op Ed by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Rohingyas and Ahmedis

Source: The Daily Times By Yasser Latif Hamdani While Ahmedis can get passports as citizens of Pakistan, the officially sanctioned Muslims of Pakistan have to certify on the passport application…

NY Times Op-Ed: The Prospects for Polygamy

Source: NY Times By Ross Douthat ON every issue save abortion, social liberalism is suddenly ascendant in America. The shift on same-sex marriage has captured the headlines, but the change…

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