I was born the year the Soviets invaded Afghanistan—an invasion that started the international call for “jihad” to liberate the Muslim country from the Oppressors. As an Afghan American, I could see the men in my family struggle with this Islamic duty to defend their home and country. Did they…Read More
I spent Thursday night glued to my phone, refreshing Google News every five minutes. News of an active shooter on the Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon had hit Thursday afternoon, and by early evening, the shooter’s identity was still unclear. At the end of the workday, I shifted from…Read More
When a French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in Isis [sic], she was soon contacted by a fighter in Syria. He proposed marriage – but could she maintain a double life? It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the…Read More
In a letter to American Muslims, Maria Khwaja Bazi reflects on rising Islamophobia and the murders of Deah, Yusor and Razan in Chapel Hill. Dear MSA kids, I was 17 on September 11, 2001. It was fall of my senior year of high school, and I was worried about a US…Read More
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Reflecting on Dr. King’s words in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack throws them into sharp relief. If the French are to heal and do not want the…Read More
I have no doubt that you are terribly proud of yourself at the moment. Aren’t you? Not only have you gained the attention of the international media, but you have managed, in your own mind, to avenge the honor of the Prophet. You know what? I’m with you! Avenge the…Read More
I’m a Muslim American Mom. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry for Kansas City Chief Husain Abdullah’s prostration of gratefulness (or Sajdat al-Shukr) after intercepting Patriot Tom Brady’s football pass and returning it 39 yards for a touchdown. I’m sorry for Michael Jackson — for that time he converted to Islam….Read More
It plays like a scene from a film: a man drives to a sorority house and opens fire on the students standing outside.
He has spent years plotting his rampage, fueled by misanthropy and supported by a community of online fanatics.
The problem isn’t Islam. It’s your movement to demonize Islam in the liberal left.
Hey there, Bill. You hate religion. You particularly hate Islam. We get it. Your liberal bigotry against Muslims and Islam is no secret. For a while now I’ve just avoided watching your show, which kind of stinks because for many years I was a great fan and really loved it.
This week has seen an uptick in activism – social and on the ground – and awareness raising of the situation of nearly 300 school girls who were abducted by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram last month. Protests have been planned in capitols around the world, a hashtag campaign #BringOurGirlsBack has trended on Twitter, and I’m beginning to see articles and photos in the mainstream press depicting the nature of this tragedy (though some of the framing has been problematic).Read More