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Requesting Your Assistance: Protect the Right to Wear Hijab

By Zeynep Kandur, İstanbul, Turkey To the Editor: Women shout slogans to protest against a ban on the wearing Islamic head scarves in universities, in Ankara, Turkey.  Photograph by Burhan Ozbilici, AP In response to the letter written by Professor Carol Delaney, dated October 9, 2013: Professor Delaney claims that the lifting of the ban […]

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October 31, 2013

Fractured Opposition Could Derail Syria Talks

Despite U.S. and Western pressure on the opposition to take part in U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at halting the two-and-a-half-year-old Syrian civil war, most experts here believe the rebels are unlikely to show up any time soon…

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October 24, 2013

Who Is Benefiting from Her Ongoing Saga?

Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.” (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith #74) He also said: “One who treads a path in search of knowledge has his path to Paradise made easy by God…” (Riyadh us-Saleheen, hadith #245)

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October 17, 2013

Redistributing Wealth on a Local Level: Possible

How to avoid waste in America

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October 17, 2013

Hate, Intolerance, and the Killing of Minorities

The sectarian violence and atrocities against Shia, Christians and other minorities have become nearly a routine in many parts of the Muslim world. These killings are outright shameful.

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October 10, 2013

Algeria’s Bouteflika Flexes Muscles Before 2014 Vote

Five months after a stroke put him in a Paris clinic under a cloud of succession rumors, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is again exercising the political muscle that has kept him in power for more than a decade.

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October 3, 2013

Who Was Aaron Alexis?

He was not a Muslim, so obviously he was not a “terrorist”

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September 26, 2013

The Uncertain Future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

As the Muslim Brotherhood are once again banned in Egypt, the future for that nation is now deeply uncertain.

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September 26, 2013

The United Nations’ Loss of Credibility

The United Nations has always had issues maintaining its credibility.

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September 19, 2013

Million American March Speech: Against the Politics of Fear

Our peace dividend was squandered on wars — wars based on lies.

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September 12, 2013

Who’s Who: Egypt’s ‘Color Coup’

A new tactic has been added to the US democracy promotion arsenal, where `color revolutions’ are too difficult, and `postmodern coups’ fail, writes Eric Walberg

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August 29, 2013

Why US Policy Toward Egypt Reveals Divisions Within the Obama Administration

By Abdulla Tarabishy, TMO With Egypt in an unpredictable state of turmoil at the moment, it is natural that the US would be unsure of what to do or say. However, statements from US officials in the past few weeks have revealed that there are disagreements within the Obama administration over what the US policy […]

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August 22, 2013

“There is Very Little to Celebrate This Year’s ‘Eid”

The sacred month saw great bloodshed and suffering of the faithful in the neighborhood and across the world…

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August 15, 2013

Fox News Must Apologize to Reza Aslan

Fox News has done a great deal to promote Reza Aslan’s new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” How so? An interview conducted by Lauren Green on FoxNews.com managed to so thoroughly insult and trash Aslan’s motives in writing the book that the whole world is clicking on the tete-a-tete.

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August 1, 2013

Imam’s Petition Nearly Washed Away in Susquahanna River!

Journey for Justice: Woman Walks Across NY State for Imam’s Freedom

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July 25, 2013

When is a Military Coup not a Military Coup?

When it happens in Egypt, apparently

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July 11, 2013

New Qatar PM Signals Lower Key World Role

A stickler for discipline with a security background, Qatar’s new prime minister will have a narrower remit than his influential predecessor, who led the Gulf state’s forays into global finance and Arab Spring politics

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July 3, 2013

Big Racists vs Little Racists

How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck

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June 27, 2013

The Real Jihad That Calls Us

Muslim societies must come up with more effective measures to fight the scourge of extremism

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June 20, 2013

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