Elections

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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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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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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Becoming Unbecoming

Now that she is no longer presiding over the East Wing in the White House, Michelle Obama is grateful for the little things. One of them is toast, or rather toast she makes herself. As she recounts in her mega best-selling memoir, Becoming, nothing feels more liberating than tiptoeing to the kitchen…

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What Won’t She Sell Out?  The Opportunism of Asra Nomani

It seems Asra Nomani has finally, completely, lost the plot. Her latest opinion article in the Washington Post and subsequent media interviews about being a Trump supporter are a delusional misrepresentation of Trump and his campaign, and defy all dignified explanation. Over a decade ago, Asra Nomani wrote two books…

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