Muslims Will Not Kill God for Marianne

November 04, 2020

Two conflicting narratives have been clashing anew in extremely heated debates amid what we may call “a new cartoon crisis.” On one side, there is a sizable portion of orthodox Muslims with a strong aniconism tradition and who perceive the representation of sacred characters as unpardonable...

Angela Merkel’s CDU Is Still Not Sure How It Feels About Muslims

September 29, 2020

In a 2018 government declaration, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacted to growing voices within her party who questioned her policies during the refugee crisis by stating that “There is no question that the historical character of our country is Christian and Jewish. But … with 4.5 million...

What Should Muslims Sacrifice This Eid al-Adha?

July 21, 2020

At the end of July, Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Adha, the second of the two great Islamic festivals. It honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. God had mercy on him and spared Abraham from losing his son. Abraham sacrificed a sheep...

China Continues Its Persecution of Uighur Muslims

July 01, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the shortcomings of the capitalist and institutionally racist systems that govern our world, but its precedence in the media has drawn attention away from human rights abuses that continue to take place. Worse still, the global lockdowns caused by the public...

Ramadan Explained

April 25, 2020

India’s Muslim Minority Should Join the National Mainstream

February 17, 2020

Ever since the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act that discriminates specifically against Muslim asylum seekers, India’s Muslim minority has been protesting and agitating. It is reacting against what it perceives to be majoritarian tyranny that has been...

Why Can’t a Muslim Scholar Teach Sanskrit in India?

November 28, 2019

Students at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, India, staged a protest lasting more than two weeks against the appointment of Dr. Firoz Khan as a faculty member at the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan (SVDV). At the crux of the matter is the fact that a Muslim scholar was appointed to...

In Norway, Negative Attitudes Toward Muslims Are Still Widespread

November 05, 2019

The World Happiness Report published by the United Nations in March this year identified Norway as the world’s third happiest country. The Scandinavian nation is doing remarkably well when it comes to key variables that influence well-being, such as income, freedom, trust, life expectancy,...

Qatar Changes Its Stance on China’s Uighurs

October 03, 2019

In July, a group of 37 countries, including all six Gulf Cooperation Council member states, expressed support for China's policies in Xinjiang. The following month, Qatar became the first Arab country to remove its name from the list of countries supporting Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims.

Does Modi’s Re-Election Threaten India’s Muslims?

May 28, 2019

The re-election of India’s Hindu right-wing government could put minorities at risk. India’s general elections were the most wide-ranging and possibly most expensive election campaign in the nation’s history. In emphatic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

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