Opinion

People of Faith Have Legitimate Questions About Use of Lethal Drones

Since June 18, 2004, the first day U.S. drones killed people in what has been called the U.S. “global war on terror,” people of faith have questioned whether the use of lethal drones is justifiable.

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December 18, 2014

The Line Between Man & God

There is a line separating man from God that should never be crossed. For when it is, hell breaks loose. We witnessed hell this week in Pakistan.

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December 18, 2014

6 Reasons Lower Oil Prices Won’t Stop Solar, Wind and Electric Cars

the green power revolution

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December 18, 2014

Islamic Banks Grow but May Miss out on Global Footprint: Study

Islamic banking is growing faster than its conventional counterpart but is focused in a few core markets and risks missing an opportunity to build a global footprint, the EY consultancy said in a report on Tuesday…

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December 18, 2014

Righteous Anger: Turning Grievances Into Meaningful Action

I woke up to the tragic news of the Peshawar school attack, which claimed the lives of 132 innocent children at the hands of seven Taliban cowards. Since then I have experienced many emotions and moods: disbelief, confusion, grief, denial. Today, one of these has settled and will guide my reaction in every tomorrow: anger…

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December 18, 2014

No More Geopolitical Risks Please: Kemp

“Warning lights are flashing over the global economy” …

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December 11, 2014

Making Your Heart Compassionate

“None of you truly believes until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”

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December 11, 2014

British Muslims Receive 12+ Years for Syria Travel

Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both 22, were arrested at Heathrow Airport in January 2014 as part of a government crackdown on “radicalized jihadists.”

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December 11, 2014

Meatless Like the Prophet Muhammad

What about following the Prophet’s (s) eating habits?

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December 11, 2014

The Crisis of Imams in America

American imams and the mosque

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December 11, 2014

Reflections of an American Muslim Mother on Ferguson

This, sisters and brothers, is not just about Michael Brown… This is about black men/boys/women/girls across the country including right here in our own backyard. Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Kimani Gray, Eric Garner, Tim Stansbury, Mohamed Bah, Nicholas Heyward, Jr., and the list goes on and on.

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December 4, 2014

Book Q&A: Ayesha Jalal on ‘The Struggle for Pakistan’

In her new book, The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014), Ayesha Jalal examines Pakistan’s history from its creation in 1947 to the present…

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December 4, 2014

The New Bull Market

By Bob Wood, TMO Contributor Editor’s Note:  Bob Wood is an established investment advisor, and long-time TMO contributor.  His opinions are his own. Let me begin this installment with the disclosure that as far as the markets are concerned, I’ve been more wrong over this past three years than at any time in my career. […]

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November 26, 2014

The Allowability of Women Visiting Graves

Visiting Graves to remind oneself of the reality of death is a right of every Muslim including Muslim women.

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November 26, 2014

Niyya – The Most Important

The greatness of Islam: an example from the moral guidance of Islam

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November 26, 2014

Regulating the Sacred: Why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

For many Muslims, adherence to Islamic dietary laws, known as halal, is an intrinsic part of their everyday lives.

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November 26, 2014

Palestinian Woman’s US Citizenship Revoked

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Karin Friedemann is a TMO columnist.  Her opinions are her own. “When she was 21, in 1969, Rasmea Odeh was arrested in the middle of the night by Israeli soldiers at her home, and for twenty-five days her interrogators tortured her,” Charlotte Silver reports in the Nation. “She was beaten from […]

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November 20, 2014

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud Editor’s note:  Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is a consultant at Middle East Eye. Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story […]

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November 20, 2014

The Takfiri Nation

By Geoffrey Cook, TMO Contributor Editor’s Note:  Geoffrey Cook is a long-standing columnist with TMO.  His opinions are his own. Washington–Before the fall of the socialist nations, I wondered what would take over to oppose the Unipolar (i.e., the Capitalist or First ‘World’).  I decided it would be Fundamentslism(s) – note the parenthetic plural.  Well, […]

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November 20, 2014

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