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Islam In America

Islam In America

Here We Go Again: Afghanistan Edition

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing 36 people and wounding 23, officials said.

“The attack in the town of Maymana, capital of northern Faryab province, came as people were gathering at the mosque to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday.”

Read it all here:
Suicide Bombing At Mosque Kills 36 During Eid Al-Adha Celebration

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“Perhaps the most radical change in U.S. foreign policy under President Obama has occurred here in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood, long shunned as a collection of dangerous Islamist extremists, is now the de facto object of American support.” notes Roger Cohen in The New York Times.

Read the rest here: “Working With the Muslim Brotherhood”

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Is Islam Misogynistic?

posted by Suzy Shuraym

“As an Arab American woman raised in a conservative Muslim family, I would say that yes, Islam is a misogynistic religion.”

Here’s the source for the quote: Is Islam Misogynistic?

Do you agree?

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Islamophobic Moments

posted by Suzy Shuraym

Salon points out the “10 most disgraceful examples of bigotry, ignorance and hate — from obscure county parties to the halls of Congress”.

Check ‘em out here: “From Allen West to Michele Bachmann, these are the most hateful examples of bigotry against Muslims this campaign“.

Previous Posts

Women and Sharia
"No group is more harmed by sharia than Muslim women -- a reflection in part of the patriarchal tribal culture out of which Islamic law emerged." Admittedly, the writer is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a controversial figure in Islam. However, she does have a point: men and women are treated differently

posted 2:44:26pm Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Erasing History?
"The recent vandalization of Nimrud and Hatra by the so-called Islamic State—and the destruction of lesser shrines in Libya by local Islamists, which started in 2012—is not an isolated phenomenon. It stems from deep-seated pathologies afflicting the Muslim world," writes Ann Marlowe in The Daily

posted 1:23:41pm Mar. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Meanwhile, Back in Pakistan....
The idiots have targeted and killed Christians on their way to church yesterday (and a couple of Paki police in the bargain) -- idiots because they're suicide bombers and idiots because killing people who have different beliefs than yours is a mug's game. Here's one place to read more about this

posted 1:32:45am Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Islam and Middle School in NYC
Sharon Otterman, a reporter for The New York TimesMK/I> penned a thoughtful article on Sandra Ibrahim. The middle school student's tentative steps toward wearing hijab have been met with derision, teasing and hazing. This writer wonders whether this Arab custom from the seventh century really

posted 1:24:48pm Mar. 12, 2015 | read full post »

Why is ISIS Afraid of History?
ISIS began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq last week, reports the Agence France Presse Why is ISIS afraid of history? Best guess: they're uneducated. History is humanity's backstory, and tearing down the past does not erase it.

posted 1:22:38pm Mar. 09, 2015 | read full post »

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