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Christian Bouchet: European Nationalists and Islam

Christian Bouchet: European Nationalists and Islam

Whoever browses the catalogues of nationalist bookstores, whoever reads nationalist newspapers and magazines, whoever visits Internet forums where young and not-so-young activists of the nationalist right express opinions will immediately notice that rabid anti-Islamism reigns. The cause would seem clear: Islam is the enemy of the French nation and of European civilization, and therefore of the nationalist movement. But beyond[Read More…]

September 30, 2018 0 comments Society
On White American Converts (1998)

On White American Converts (1998)

UNDATED _ Ismail Royer remembers the sunny fall afternoon seven years ago when a songbird heard in a suburban St. Louis park transformed him from a lapsed Catholic into a believing Muslim. Royer heard the sound that changed his life as he and a Muslim friend sat in Manchester Park engaged in yet another of their intense discussions about God.[Read More…]

September 10, 2018 0 comments Society
“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

With the turmoil in the Muslim world and the rise of global terrorism there are many debates about “European Muslims”, “American Muslims”, and “Western Muslims”. These discussions come out as a pressure felt by western Muslims to distance themselves from terrorists; and also as a categorization between “good” Muslims and “bad” Muslims. Today we speak about the need of an[Read More…]

September 4, 2018 0 comments Society
Jordan Peterson and Islam

Jordan Peterson and Islam

Jordan Peterson has been an invaluable addition to debates on modern controversies. Unfortunately, his views and claims about Islam and Islamic history have been far from nuanced and plays into the hands of anti-Muslim sentiments.   Questioner: You put the Judaeo-Christian tradition on the one side and Islam on the other. Specifically, “the complex problem of Islam” as a “totalizing system”[Read More…]

August 26, 2018 0 comments Society
The Battle of Vienna: Myth and Reality

The Battle of Vienna: Myth and Reality

If we examine the battle closely, we can understand it rather differently: as a battle based on inter-ethnic cooperation. After all, John III Sobieski (1629-96), the king of the multilingual and multi-religious Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, might not have won the battle were it not for the help of his country’s Sunni Muslim Tatars, known as the Lipka Tatars. ‘Tatar’ was the[Read More…]

July 31, 2018 0 comments Society
Religion and American Constitution by Ismail Royer

Religion and American Constitution by Ismail Royer

It is human nature for individuals to reach different conclusions about what is true, and to be convinced that one’s beliefs, being true, deserve to prevail over false beliefs. The diversity of our opinions and our zeal in advancing them, wrote James Madison, has “divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to[Read More…]

July 14, 2018 0 comments Society
Western Muslim Intellectual on a Shakespeare’s Political Plays

Western Muslim Intellectual on a Shakespeare’s Political Plays

Hajj Abdallah Robert Luongo (passed in 2012) spokes in this video on Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s most political play and it’s significance in today’s template of real power.

July 5, 2018 0 comments Society
A Role of Muslim Husband by Daniel Haqiqatjou

A Role of Muslim Husband by Daniel Haqiqatjou

What is the role of a husband in marriage as far as Islam is concerned? Giving a full elaboration cannot be done on social media. But one aspect that needs to be highlighted is authority. Allah has granted the husband/father authority within marriage when He says: “Men are qawwamun over women” in Surat al-Nisa. Simply put, to be qawwamun means[Read More…]

July 3, 2018 0 comments Faith, Society
Hamza Yusuf & Roger Scruton on Conservatism

Hamza Yusuf & Roger Scruton on Conservatism

Roger Scruton and Hamza Yusuf meet in the library of Zaytuna College to have a wide-ranging discussion on the true meaning of conservatism. Roger Scruton is philosopher of politics and aesthetics. He has authored more than fifty books on culture, philosophy, and religion, including A Dictionary of Political Thought and How to Be a Conservative. He received his Ph.D. in[Read More…]

June 7, 2018 0 comments Society
Ukrainian Muslims Works to Benefit the Community

Ukrainian Muslims Works to Benefit the Community

Tetiana Yevloieva, an activist with the Religious Administration for Muslims in Ukraine “Ummah,” talks about Ramadan celebration, charity work for IDPs and orphans, and interfaith cooperation.

June 3, 2018 0 comments Society