Archive for the ‘International Affairs’ category

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Statement of American Imams & Community Leaders on Holocaust Denial

On August 7 – 11, eight of the most influential Imams and Muslim leaders in the U.S. made an historic trip to concentration camps in Germany and Poland. The trip was led by Rabbi Jack Bemporad of the Center for Interreligious Understanding (NJ), co-sponsored by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany). The Holocaust is a stark […]

Emergency Appeal: Pakistani Flood

Rain continues to fall and flooding is expected to worsen, as officials now estimate that more than 14 million people have been affected by severe flooding and landslides in northwest Pakistan. A senior United Nations official said the scale of Pakistan’s floods is worse than the 2004 tsunami in Asia and this year’s earthquake in Haiti. […]

“He needs to go to the hospital right now.”

by Bint Abu Yusuf “I’m so glad it’s you!” the woman cried desperately, “it’s my son, Tariq, he’s been very, very sick. I’ve been waiting outside the masjid; I came here today to be able to collect enough money to take him to the hospital. I don’t know what to do!” Crying, she held Tariq […]

Religions for Peace, Justice, and Prosperity

I was first exposed to the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) by my AP English teacher in high school, when one of our class assignments was to write an essay to the UN proposing methods to achieve these goals. Many years have passed since, and the MDGs have not yet been achieved. Recently, a dear sister […]

20,000 Dead in Unnatural Disaster Yesterday

If you attend a large mosque in America maybe two thousand people come to Friday prayer. 20,000 are dead. The unbelievable thing is that all those deaths were preventable. All of them. Sometimes just one person’s death can cause an entire war (remember Archduke Franz Ferdinand?) Other times, millions of people can die and we […]

Freedom Flotilla Updates

WebbStaff Note: Please comment with any additional informational links or action items we can do. Jazakum Allahu khayran! On May 31, Israel attacked – in international waters – the Freedom Flotilla, a six ship fleet carrying aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. The Flotilla was carrying 10,000 tons of aid and about 700 peaceful activists […]

A Response to Sh. Anwar al-Awlaki

Disclaimer: The views in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of this website.

Palestine: an Unspeakable Tragedy and the Condition of Our Ummah

I think there’s a place in the human mind where we hide when there’s nowhere left to go. And perhaps there’s a part of the human heart where we relive forever unthinkable tragedy. However, for the people in Palestine today, that tragedy is not just an image of the mind or heart; it is the […]

Sign the Petition: Condemn the Gaza Flotilla Massacre

Update: Petition is closed and signatures have been sent to the White House! Last night, the Israeli Army attacked a convoy of ships destined to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. The six boats included over 600 peace activists from over 50 nations and 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. In the aftermath of […]

Cartoons and Comics – A Call to Maturity and Self-Determination

Notes on the Cartoon Controversy A Call To Maturity and Self-Determination So it’s happened again. They decided to republish the cartoons. Perhaps it is because they want to re-emphasize their opinions on the character and personality of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Maybe because they wish to provoke more reactionary Muslims into random acts of violence […]

Thoughts on the IslamOnline Tragedy and the Removal of Dr. Qaradawi

Today, we received news that Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi was removed from his position at the NGO that funds IslamOnline (IOL). For those of you who have not heard, IslamOnline is a website that is world-renowned for tackling issues in a moderate, balanced way, and is a forum for diverse views. In the past couple of […]

Set the Trend!

I just got off the phone with Umm Abdullah. “Wallahi, ehna mutaaban khaalis – We’re so, so tired,” she told me. Umm Abdullah is the wife of a bawab (apartment keeper) of the old apartment building in Egypt I used to live in. They have four kids, three of whom are under the age of […]

Donations for Haiti: Your Chance to Help

by Sami Said The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that recently hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti has left thousands dead and completely devastated the country. However, what adds to the sadness is the lack of response from Muslim organizations in North America. Muslim organizations have gone on long enough as special interest groups only caring for their brothers back […]

An Interview with Anna Baltzer

Anna Baltzer is a Jewish-American Columbia graduate, former Fulbright scholar, the granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, and an award-winning lecturer, author, and activist for Palestinian rights. As a volunteer with the International Women’s Peace Service in the West Bank, Baltzer documented human rights abuses and supported Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation. Baltzer has appeared on television […]

Blackwater’s Secret War in Pakistan

By Jeremy Scahill At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, “snatch and […]

Israel’s War Crimes: A First Hand Account of Israel’s Attacks on Palestinian Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure

By Reem Salahi Reem Salahi is a lawyer specializing in national security and civil rights. In February 2009, Reem traveled with the National Lawyers Guild delegation to assess the legal implications of Israel’s onslaught on Gaza. Reem would like to dedicate this article to all the Palestinians she met and interviewed while in Gaza and […]

National Campus BDS Conference

Note: Insha’Allah SuhaibWebb.com will be sending people to cover this conference. Announcing the 2009 Campus Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Conference at Hampshire College endorsed by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel What & Where: From November 20th through the 22nd, students, faculty, and staff from around the country who are […]

Open Letter to Anwar al-Awlaki

By Omer Mozaffar In response to his blog posting “Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing.”  I would post this letter as a “comment” on that blog entry, but I do not trust that that blog is legitimately his.  Some of the blog postings are so shortsighted and simplistic that I do not expect that they […]

Muslim Americans Must Obey U.S. Laws: Nidal Hasan Disobeyed Islamic Doctrine

by Danios The Islamophobic blogosphere has gone buck-wild.  Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, and the rest of the goof troop are pretty ecstatic that Major Nidal Hasan, a Muslim American, killed thirteen U.S. soldiers at Fort Hood.  Nothing makes a neo-conservative happier than an attack on American soil; as the family of the victims mourn the […]