Category Archives: Islamic World

Violence is the Arab response to American Free Speech

Protesters in Yemen – Huffington Post Tragically on the Tuesday September 11th, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, an attack on the US Embassy in Libya, killed well-respected U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff.  Apparently the … Continue reading

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Understanding Islam — Faith & Culture

On Oct. 4, Imam Yusuf Hasan gave a talk on the basic principles of Islam.   If you attended this dialogue, perhaps you came away with thoughts and questions you did not have an opportunity to discuss at the meeting.  Please … Continue reading

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Follow the Money in Libya – A Response to the Ellen Brown Article

I find Ellen Brown’s argument to be specious at best.  According to her “Web of Debt” website , there simply isn’t enough gold in the world in order to back-up the currency in circulation.  She asserts that there is “hundreds … Continue reading

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Abandon Afghan Women?

When I first saw the photo of the mutilated face of Bibi Aisha on the cover of the Aug. 9 issue of Time, my first reaction was outrage.  Not only outrage that the nose and ear of this beautiful woman … Continue reading

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Peace Studies Founder Speaks about Current Wars

I recently listened to a fascinating interview with Johan Galtung on the radio program Democracy Now.  Galtung, a Norwegian mathematician, is widely regarded as the founder of international peace studies. In speaking about trouble spots in the Middle East and … Continue reading

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They’ve suffered, too….

by Bret Nelson There has been quite an uproar in recent months over the proposed construction of an Islamic cultural center and mosque near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.  It is intended to replace a storefront mosque … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Make Assumptions About Who Won’t Talk. Meet Tariq Ramadan

A few weeks ago marked the return of Tariq Ramadan, a prominent and controversial Islamic scholar to the United States. This is the first appearance Ramadan has made in America after having been banned from entry to the United States … Continue reading

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