Tag Archives: Islam

“Take a Breath” (The Place of Religion in Normal Discourse)

It seems it is often true that when I engage a Muslim in discourse, the topic often morphs into a discussion of religion, and how the West does not understand Islam as a religion of peace.

While I agree that this is an important topic, and one I often emphasize myself, it is not the only topic. Today I criticized an acquaintance for suggesting that people in the West “seek to demolish Islam.” He also said, “Ask God to bring together the Muslims on the truth and make them victorious over their enemies.”
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Hear These Brave New Voices

My readers need to hear the voices of Fadila Al Jaffal, Mahaliyah and Suheir Hammad! Continue reading

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We Fear You!

Many Muslims are bitter about the attitudes of people in the West toward their culture and Islam in general. This bitterness is both justified and not, but in this post I will be discussing ways to change the status quo. Continue reading

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Equality for Arab Women

It demonstrates how things are changing in the Muslim World, and how Muslims themselves must find ways to make their own changes. I here provide you with links to the various segments of this debate, carried on YouTube®, leaving comment to you. I have provided here only a few interesting quotes from each segment. Continue reading

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Dear Clara (@ Women's Rights in Islam and the West)

I certainly sympathize with your point about not being subjugated. My point in part is that subjugation and abuse of women is a worldwide problem and phenomenon. Many US divorces are brought on by this. In my opinion, Muslim women also do not want to be subjugated, and they are now seeing that women outside the Muslim World are standing up for their rights. This information dissemination cannot be stopped. As this process happens, Muslim women will naturally stand up for their own rights, and the nature of Islam itself will change. But this will take much courage and a very long time. Continue reading

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Pregnant Nun Provides Big Dividends! (Gaming the Media!)

So what does this prove? It proves what a fool’s errand it is to try to ban any information in this World. Continue reading

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"Victory for Islam!" (Criticizing Rhetoric of Muslims)

It’s time to dial down the rhetoric on both sides of the confrontation between Islam and the West. Continue reading

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What Do You Expect? (Criticizing Reticence of Muslims)

Essentially all of my Muslim friends are cynical about the prospects of attitudes towards Islam changing in the West, as well they should be! Today, when I shared my views about Rev.? Terry Jones, one acquaintance responded by simply sending this link, with no comment. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11236158 . I infer that he is saying to me that I am on a fool’s errand, because I’m up against western politicians. After reading the article I ask, “What do you expect?” Continue reading

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