Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Radicalization Reflux? Take Part in Our First Townhall!

Asalamu `alaykum, Over the last month or so voices have began to roar claiming that American Muslims have a radicalization problem. Here are two important posts. One is a warning, the other is simple data that shows that some have, perhaps, overestimated this problem. In the coming weeks, this site plans to invite representatives from […]

Faith Complex: Michael Eric Dyson on “White Panic”

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 […]

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 […]

My Compatriots’ Vote to Ban Minarets is Fuelled by Fear by Tariq Ramadan

The Swiss have voted not against towers, but Muslims. Across Europe, we must stand up to the flame-fanning populists By Tariq Ramadan It wasn’t meant to go this way. For months we had been told that the efforts to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland were doomed. The last surveys suggested around 34% of the […]

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 […]