Politics

Muslims, Trump, and Islamic Political Ethics

With Joe Biden’s victory of Trump in the 2020 presidential elections, the vast majority of Muslims can breathe a sigh of relief that the most openly anti-Muslim president in US history has been defeated.  It is undeniable that Trump’s embrace of Birtherism – the charge that Barack Obama, the 44th President of…

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Professor Mohammad Fadel on Muslims, Islam, and Bostock

The increasingly heated culture wars in the United States involving the civil rights of homosexuals and trans-gendered individuals has come to the Muslim community.  The recent decision of the Supreme Court, Bostock v. Clayton County, unleashed a series  of vitriolic tweets by some American Muslims who opposed the Supreme Court’s ruling against American-Muslim…

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Love letter to my Black family

And whoever avenges himself after having been wronged – those have not upon them any cause [for blame]. The cause is only against the ones who wrong the people and tyrannize upon the earth without right. —41-42, Surah ash-Shuraa I am not Black; I am Brown, I am Muslim, I…

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Bernie building momentum with Muslim voters

Bernie is drawing in Muslim Americans, and University of Arkansas Law Professor, Khaled Beydoun, summed up why in one tweet: He was the first candidate to explicitly condemn Islamophobia. He visited scores of mosques and met with Muslim leadership. He appointed visible Muslim leaders to his campaign team in ’16 and…

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When Christianity is not a religion

In May 2010, the Regional Planning Commission of Rutherford County in Tennessee approved a request for the construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM). It was a straightforward request that, legally speaking, should have garnered no controversy. But in a post-9/11 context, and in light of the heated and…

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If Islam isn’t a religion, then neither is White evangelical Christianity

As a theologically conservative evangelical Christian who attends a predominantly White church, it is mind boggling to me that some in our communitywould contend that Islam is not a religion, but a political ideology undeserving of religious freedom. If there is anything that the White evangelical community should be learning during…

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