Posts Tagged ‘Government’

When Islamic Principles and Leadership Part Ways

By Ali Shareef The recent upheaval in the Middle East has resulted in the fall of ruthless dictators, toppling them like dominoes. It began in Tunisia and shook the land of the pyramids. At least briefly, justice—the elusive flower—bloomed in the “Arab Spring” on the banks of the Nile. A highlight of this upheaval was […]

Faith Complex: Michael Eric Dyson on “White Panic”

An Interview with Omar Regan

Omar Regan is the son of Imam Luqman Abdullah, the Muslim Imam who was gunned down by federal authorities last month in Detroit.  Regan says that his father was wrongfully murdered, but also states that he resented law enforcement because “they didn’t care about people in the hood.”  In spite of that, he earnestly asserts […]

Why They Hate Us (II): How many Muslims has the U.S. killed in the past 30 years?

By Stephen M. Walt Tom Friedman had an especially fatuous column in Sunday’s New York Times, which is saying something given his well-established capacity for smug self-assurance. According to Friedman, the big challenge we face in the Arab and Islamic world is “the Narrative” — his patronizing term for Muslim views about America’s supposedly negative role in […]

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 […]

Answering the Bizarre Claims of Younes Mohammed & Yusuf al-Khattab (as seen on CNN)

The Question: Last night on CNN I noticed these two guys claiming that the Qur’an encourages them to scare every non-Muslim on the face of the globe. I wanted to know if this is true? I live with Muslims and share no hostilities towards them. But these type of people do scare me. The Answer: […]

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 […]

Thoughts on the Fort Hood Tragedy

Asalamu `alaykum, Over the last few days I received a number of emails and messages expressing great disillusion with what has happened at Fort Hood. This is your chance to vent, offer your thoughts and share in the healing process. One of the positive, out of many, things I’ve noticed is the idea of taking […]

Why Was Imam Luqman Abdullah Shot 18 Times?

Asalamu `alaykum, More Here from Imam Dawud Walid. Statement from the National Lawyers Guild: Here Some quotes: “A black man, a Muslim, and a community leader is shot 18 times in an FBI raid amidst allegations of entrapment and unethical conduct. The media frenzy drives the story for a few days and we are inundated […]

America’s Extrajudicial Disappearing Act: Naji Hamdan and his Upcoming Release

by Reem Salahi Naji Hamdan shuffled into the prisoner visitation area wearing a dark blue prisoner jumpsuit. He was thin and pale, a consequence of having been detained incommunicado, tortured and subsequently imprisoned at Al Wathba Prison in Abu Dhabi since August 26, 2008.  His eyes were bloodshot and his hands quivered as a result […]

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The Public Health Care Option Is An Islamic Issue

Al-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz (Malcom X) once described the impact a hadith had on him when he first heard it (during his turn toward orthodoxy) because its implications were so profound. He states in his autobiography in his meeting with Dr. Shawarbi, “he dropped on me something whose logic would never get out of my head. […]

Sr. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir Spends Iftar with President Obama!

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Social Responsibility – Islam & Healthcare Reform

By Meryem Kamil The healthcare debate raging around the country centers on partisanship and the limitations of the government. As Muslims, the question is not one of the public debt or pulling oneself up via bootstraps, but of social responsibility. Stories of the Prophet Muhammad (S) and sahabahs donating for charity and ensuring the well-being […]

The Missing Malcolm: The Lost Chapters

By Simon J. Black The Missing Malcolm: An Interview with Manning Marable IN YOUR new biography of Malcolm, Malcolm X: A Life of the Invention, you discuss three missing chapters from Alex Haley’s collaboration with Malcolm, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. What’s happened to them? And what’s their importance to understanding Malcolm’s life? THEY’RE IN the […]