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The Cruelty of Sharia Law is Not a Western Perception but an Islamic Reality

Published 15.10.2009
President Barack Obama's adviser on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, has provoked controversy by appearing on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist group to talk about Sharia law, the Daily Telegraph reported on October 8,...

Democracy Will Not End Radical Islam

Published 22.08.2009
After September 11, many voices in the West argued that the lack of democracy in most of the Muslim world is the main cause of terrorism. Their analysis was based on their assumption that when young Muslims do not find a way to express...

Can Fresh Interpretations of Islamic Text Prevent a Possible "Clash of Civilizations?"

Published 02.08.2009
Since 9/11, the possibility of a clash of civilizations has become an unavoidable area of discussion among intellectuals as well as the general public. The inaction of Islamic scholars around the world to those who incorrectly interpret the...

The lessons that Muslims must learn from the Iranian model: Islam is NOT the solution

Published 27.06.2009
For decades the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliated Islamic groups such as Hamas used the expression "Islam is the solution" as their slogan. They used it in a way to convince Muslims that Islam will bring solutions to all their problems. Many...

Islam Should Prove It is a Religion of Peace - Muslims can start with better Quranic scholarship.

Published 10.03.2009
The film "Fitna" by Dutch parliament member Geert Wilders has created an uproar around the world because it links violence committed by Islamists to Islam. Many commentators and politicians -- including the British government, which denied him...