Books

U.S. Supreme Court Ignores Facts, Upholds Institutional Islamophobia

Do Muslim immigrants and Muslim refugees pose a threat to U.S. national security? This question is one of 31 questions that drives the forthcoming book Muslims in America: Examining the Facts. In short, the answer to this question is a resounding “no.” The facts surrounding national security and violence on U.S. soil reveal that U.S.…… Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Ignores Facts, Upholds Institutional Islamophobia

Politics

The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians

The systematic persecution of Palestinians has long occupied a place in the consciousness of the ummah, the global community of Muslims. Muslims worldwide have watched for decades as Palestinians have been repeatedly displaced, subjected to disproportionate collective punishment, and denied statehood. While the Israeli occupation continues to stir up feelings of anger and powerlessness, another ethnic…… Continue reading The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians

Islamic State · Politics

Trump’s “Muslim Ban” – Another Victory For ISIS

By now you have heard the news of President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” which puts a freeze on refugee arrivals and visa requests from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The ban is outlined in an Executive Order, ironically titled “Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which plays right into the hands of…… Continue reading Trump’s “Muslim Ban” – Another Victory For ISIS

Palestine

Israeli Minister Cynically Takes Advantage of Attacks on French Jews By Expanding West Bank Settlements

The Jerusalem Post reports that members of the Israeli state are using the recent attack on a French kosher supermarket in Paris to expand West Bank occupation settlements. On Monday, Zahava Gal-On, leader of the Meretz Party, requested Israel’s parliamentary Election Committee to accommodate for Jewish “refugees” by expanding Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Such an act suggests…… Continue reading Israeli Minister Cynically Takes Advantage of Attacks on French Jews By Expanding West Bank Settlements

Politics

Negligent Pakistani Government Displaces 455,000 People With Reckless Military Adventure

A mass exodus of Pakistanis is now underway in North Waziristan after the Pakistani army launched a massive operation against militants who oppose the state. The Pakistani army has called its operation “The Strike of the Prophet’s Sword.” I think Muhammad would be insulted that the army has used his name in an offensive that has…… Continue reading Negligent Pakistani Government Displaces 455,000 People With Reckless Military Adventure

Sociology

How Can Ireland, a Country with a History of Forced Migration and Oppression, Treat Refugees so Poorly?

Interfaith · Politics

The Pope: Christian and Muslim Refugees Must Share Their Belief in God

Just days after I wrote about Pope Francis’ speech on ending the “culture of indifference” towards Muslim refugees, the Holy Father emerged today with an equally powerful comment on how Christians and Muslims should lean on each other and share their belief in the “One God.” Vatican Insider reports that during a gathering at the…… Continue reading The Pope: Christian and Muslim Refugees Must Share Their Belief in God