Posts Tagged ‘Racism & Prejudice’

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 […]

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 […]

Al-Ghazali and Ibn Taymiyyah on Fanaticism

Translated by Suhaib Webb The Proof of Islam, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali, d. 505 a.h, wrote: “If you see a scholar declaring others infidels and misguided, shun him and do not busy your heart or your tongue with him! Provocations in knowledge are undoubtedly  from people’s nature, and the ignorant one is unable to exercise patience […]

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 […]

Relevant Religion: Dr. Sherman Jackson’s Latest Work “Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering”

In his controversial 1973 book, Is God a White Racist?, William R. Jones sharply criticized black theologians for their agnostic approach to black suffering, noting that the doctrine of an ominibenevolent God poses very significant problems for a perennially oppressed community. He proposed a ‘humanocentric theism’ which denies God’s sovereignty over human history and imputes […]

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 […]