Racialization and Racism

Sharia, Sikhs and the Racialization of Islam

Jagmeet (Jimmy) Singh Dhaliwal (pictured) is a Canadian politician who represents the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Matlon in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. From 2015-2017 Jagmeet served as deputy leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. He is also the first turban-wearing Sikh to sit as a provincial legislator in Ontaria. Jagmeet made headlines in a Huff Post…… Continue reading Sharia, Sikhs and the Racialization of Islam

Politics

These Anti-Sharia Protests Are Based on Lies and Conspiracy Theories

A brief word about these anti-sharia protests happening tomorrow across 28 cities in the U.S.. In short, these protests are totally bogus. The facts show that so-called infiltration of sharia in the American legal system is a non-existent problem or threat. To date, there is not a single Muslim organization calling for sharia to trump the…… Continue reading These Anti-Sharia Protests Are Based on Lies and Conspiracy Theories

Sociology

Daphne High School, Alabama: The problem with equating Arabic and Islam

One story coming out of a school near Mobile, Alabama has caught my attention over the issue of equating the Arabic language with Islam and evilness. Parents of students were recently interviewed to reflect upon a new Arabic language program at Daphne High School. This response from one parent is particularly troubling: “When you teach…… Continue reading Daphne High School, Alabama: The problem with equating Arabic and Islam

Religion

Debunking the Myth of Sharia Law as a Threat to the US

Anderson Cooper – Do you think the mosque in Murfreesboro wants to institute sharia law in the United States? Akbar Ahmed – Anderson, I want you to ask yourself this question, and I’m sure your mathematics is better than mine.  If every Muslim in the United States of America – it’s about 2% of the…… Continue reading Debunking the Myth of Sharia Law as a Threat to the US

Commentary

Commentary: What the standard American bigot says about ‘the Jihad’

I woke up to this comment on my blog ‘Why the “Free” in Murfreesboro bugs me’: The author of this blog is a naive, at best. Islam is a totalitarian ideology like Communism or, more closely related, Nazi-fascism. It controls every aspect of a Muslim’s life with Shari’ah Law. Ask Europe, the Mideast, Asia, Australia,…… Continue reading Commentary: What the standard American bigot says about ‘the Jihad’