Islam · Islamic State

Prophet Muhammad Stood for Humanity in Medina, While ISIS Tries to Destroy It

Here is one of my favourite stories about Prophet Muhammad. It is noted in a hadith that he and several of his companions were sitting down along a street in Medina. Suddenly, a companion spotted a funeral procession approaching the group. In respect of the dead human body, Muhammad stood up as the procession crossed…… Continue reading Prophet Muhammad Stood for Humanity in Medina, While ISIS Tries to Destroy It

Religion · Work

Under the Government of Prophet Muhammad

Published in Islam Today (magazine) – Online version – Magazine print version It is no secret that Christians are being persecuted in the ‘Muslim world’. According to the World Watch List for 2015, nine out of the top ten countries where Christians suffer ‘extreme persecution’ have populations that are at least 50% Muslim. Much of…… Continue reading Under the Government of Prophet Muhammad

Outreach

New Petition Proclaims ISIS Is Guilty of Genocide

ISIS is winning. I say that with the utmost regret, but it is true. Bullets have not stopped it, nor have bombs or ground troops. States around the world have denounced ISIS’s radicalism from afar, but words are meaningless without any action. At a time when ISIS enslaves people, a new movement is determined to…… Continue reading New Petition Proclaims ISIS Is Guilty of Genocide

Politics

A Comparison Between the Founding of America and the Rise of the Islamic State

When Christopher Columbus, the 15th and 16th century conquistador, arrived in modern-day Haiti, he read aloud a proclamation designed by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain. The document was referred to as “the Requirements.” Here is one version: I implore you to recognize the Church as a lady and in the name of the Pope…… Continue reading A Comparison Between the Founding of America and the Rise of the Islamic State

Interfaith

Muslims in Libya Forget Muhammad’s Letter to Christian Monks at Mt. Sinai

*Note: This article, published in the Huffington Post on October 20th, 2013, is relevant in light of the recent attack by Muslims in Libya, where 20 Coptic Christians were killed because of their religious background. While the article is placed in an Egyptian context, it can easily apply to the situation in Libya.  One issue often discussed on…… Continue reading Muslims in Libya Forget Muhammad’s Letter to Christian Monks at Mt. Sinai

Politics

The Spectacular Achievements of U.S. Propaganda Against Islam: A Review of Noam Chomsky’s “Media Control”

What role does the media play in contemporary politics? This question is at the heart of Dr. Noam Chomsky’s book Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (published by Seven Stories). Although first published in 1991, Chomsky’s book remains timeless and pertinent. Since 9/11, the US government has fed Americans propaganda that portrays Muslims as “boogeymen,” a…… Continue reading The Spectacular Achievements of U.S. Propaganda Against Islam: A Review of Noam Chomsky’s “Media Control”

Politics

In 2007, Journalist Predicted the Rise of Islamic State and its US/Israeli/Saudi Connection

An important article in which journalist Seymour Hersh discusses the Bush Administration’s “redirection,” meaning a policy shift to enter an “open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region” to propel the Middle East “into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni.” Muslims.” I think he was forecasting how Washington-Tel Aviv-Riyadh were planting the…… Continue reading In 2007, Journalist Predicted the Rise of Islamic State and its US/Israeli/Saudi Connection