Ethnic Cleansing in Bangladesh

Source: Gatestone Institute by Mohshin Habib   Despite what officials state, the Islamists of Bangladesh have been violently urging all non-Muslims to get out of the country. Buddhists, for example, mostly settled in the southeast part of Bangladesh and less than 1% of the population of 150 million, have been […]

Blasphemy: Time for Muslim soul searching

Much of the scandalous consequences are attributable to an active history of hostility between the West and the Islam. by Hamid Dabashi Hamid Dabashi is Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Now that the public protest, violent or otherwise, in response to the recent […]

Keeping the faith by Hajra Mumtaz. NOT so long ago, the radio was in the news for all the wrong reasons. That was the medium chosen by the militant leader Fazlullah, who became known as Mullah Radio, to spread his messages of hatred and divisiveness. For a long time, he broadcast his […]

Fox News’ war on Muslims

Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity have stoked Islamophobia — and encouraged right-wing ignorance By Nathan Lean Excerpted from “The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims” As is the case with any industry, advertising is paramount to the success of a product. One need not look […]

Secretive sect worries even Islamic extremists

EL-ARISH, Egypt — A fringe group so extreme that it worries even Egypt’s Muslim fundamentalists is secretly reviving itself with greater firepower and followers in the country’s volatile Sinai Peninsula. Disciples of the group known as Takfir wil-Hijra, dubbed “Takfiris,” lead secretive, isolated lives where anything and anyone that does […]

Diversity Of Islam Highlighted

Huff Post: WASHINGTON (RNS) Nearly all Muslims can agree on the basic beliefs of Islam: There is one God, Muhammad is God’s prophet, Muslims should fast during the holy month of Ramadan and give alms to the poor. Yet beyond these central pillars of the faith, Muslims worldwide vastly differ […]

Islamophobia, Sikhophobia and Media Profiling

Huff Post: Simran Jeet Singh   On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shook the American nation to its core. Nineteen individuals associated with al Qaeda coordinated to hijack four passenger jets and use them as weapons of mass destruction. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 claimed approximately 3,000 lives, including all […]