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Filed Under:Religion / Islam
Posts on Regator:294
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Archived Since:November 9, 2010

Blog Post Archive

The Battle Within: Sexual Violence in the US Military–a Photo Gallery

‘We lost our jobs for reporting being raped': Haunting photo essay depicts the suffering of women who were victims of sexual violence in the U.S. military The Battle Within: Sexual Violence In America’s Military is a photo essay by Pulitzer Prize finalist photographer Mary Calvert An estimated 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in […]

In Memoriam: A Journalist Extraordinaire–James Foley

As reported elsewhere, “The extremist terrorist group ISIS posted a video on Tuesday that it said showed the beheading of James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria nearly two years ago, according to a transcript released by the SITE Intelligence Group. The authenticity of the video, which was also posted on YouTube, […]

Muslim Football Players at the 2014 World Cup

“I am to my servant as he expects of Me, I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him to Myself, and if he remembers me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly better than his…” (Bukhari and Muslim) Tagged: 2014 World Cup, Karim […]

Greed, Rapaciousness and Intrigue: How Egypt became dependent on Israeli Gas

These oil and gas deals “add up to a total loss to the Egyptian people of possibly over $11bn. Almost all of these involved Hussein Salem at some point in time arranging the deals.” Mika Minio-Paluello Energy Analyst Tagged: Corruption, Egypt, Gas, Greed, Israel, Oil

When $ trumps human rights violations and crimes against humanity: Gap enters Burma (Myanmar)

In spite of the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Burma–(please read the article “US House passes resolution calling on Myanmar to end abuses against Rohingya Muslims), GAP has decided that profits matter more and is now establishing two factories in Burma (known now as Myanmar). Muslims around the world should boycott GAP products. Gap: First […]

Myanmar’s Apartheid Against and Genocide of Rohingyas

This is an excerpt from an opinion piece written Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times: SITTWE, Myanmar — Minura Begum has been in labor for almost 24 hours, and the baby is stuck. Worse, it’s turned around, one tiny foot already emerging into the world in a difficult breech delivery that threatens the lives […]

Petition Against the execution of Sudanese Christian woman

Islam has always been for freedom of choice with respect to one’s faith. In the Qur’an in Chapter 2, verse 256, God orders, “Let there be no compulsion in religion” Although apostasy is a sin in Islam, never during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (s) was an apostate put to death simply for choosing […]

American Muslims Honor Memorial Day Weekend

Both my son as well as my wife served honorably in the US NAVY. My father and my uncles also served in the British Army during and after the Second World War. To them and to all others who have served to defend the cause of freedom and justice, we say a great thank you […]

Boko Haram: “Neither in the name of Islam, nor of Muslims globally.”

A Group of Nigerians and Muslims have launched a campaign in response to the recent Boko Haram abductions of young girls and other atrocities. What they have to say may surprise you. The Campaign is called #NotInGodsName (Not In God’s Name) is an a public declaration to reject criminal acts in the name of God […]

Wage Equity in Islam vs Wage Inequity at the New York Times–The Case of Jill Abramson

Shame on the New York Times for gender bias. The number one (and biased) US news paper with a global reach shows its true colors by discriminating in pay against its first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, and then firing her. She found out that for equal work, she was making less money (in pay […]

Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: the Islamic Perspective

This is an excellent expose on Islam’s position versus apostates: Tagged: apostasy, apostate, Islam, islamic perspective, Religious freedom

An Open Letter to Boko Haram

Recently, Imam Abu Laith Luqman Ahmad of the Sacramento Mosque wrote a very moving appeal to the extremist child abductors of Boko Haram, and it outlines very clearly the Islamic position on such horrendous behavior by “Muslims”.  Here is part of  his letter verbatim: I address you with the blessed greeting of Islam, under the assumption […]

Muslims are required to be Eco-Friendly: Here’s the Qur’anic evidence

This is an excerpt from the article: “10 Quran Verses On The Environment And Do-able Action Plans” from the ecomuslim.com blog. For Muslims the Qur’an is the ultimate green-guide. Believed to be a sublime revelation with remarkable ideas, this divine scripture is scrupulously read by Muslims for spirituality. But it is not limited to only […]

A Muslim Hero for All Times: The Lady of the Two Girdles

AMAT AL-KAREEM ‘The Lady of the Two Girdles’, Asma’ bint Abu (ra) with her was an excellent example of dignity and heroism. She bravely and steadfastly faced two tyrants. One of them was Abu Jahl, ‘Amr ibn Hisham, the ‘Pharaoh of this Ummah’, according to the title the Prophet of Allah (s) had given him. […]

Far right Islamophobia in France: Marine Le Pen in her own words

Many Muslim leaders have blamed Le Pen’s fiery rhetoric on Islam and immigration for a rise in Islamic intolerance and xenophobia in France. But she insists she is neither a racist nor xenophobic, but simply a patriot. Al Jazeera sat down with far right french politician Marine Le Pen to talk about Islam and immigration […]

Serving Selflessly the Poor, Rejected And Destitute: Abdul Sattar Edhi

Abdul SattarEdhi is 82 years old. 60 years ago, he stood on a street corner in Karachi and begged for money for an ambulance, raising enough to buy a battered old van. In it, he set out on countless life-saving missions. Gradually, MrEdhi set up centres all over Pakistan. He diversified into orphanages, homes for […]

Angelina Jolie Reports on The sad Plight of Syrian Children Refugees in Lebanon

Though she is a world famous actress, Angelina Jolie took the time to visit the Syrian children refugees in Lebanon. This is a must watch video: j Please donate generously to Islamic Relief and make sure to specify Syria or donate to support orphans.  One cup of starbucks sometimes cost over $5.00; that is more than […]

Deplorable Swedish Airport Islamophobic Behavior: Yanking the scarf off a Muslim woman’s head.

A Swedish woman wearing a Muslim headscarf claims security staff at a small northern airport tugged on her hijab in public rather than take up her offer to take it off away from prying eyes. “The female guard asked me ‘What’s on your head’,” recalled state employee Saama Sarsour, who told the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) […]

GM: Choosing to save money over a 57 cents part instead of ensuring car passenger safety

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) General Motors came under harsh criticism on Capitol Hill Tuesday as CEO Mary Barra went before members of Congress investigating a botched GM recall. Barra, appearing before a House committee, apologized for the 13 deaths that GM says were caused by a faulty ignition switch, as well as GM’s 10-year delay in issuing […]

Nemat Shafik: economist to be Bank of England deputy governor

Sean Farell, guardian.co.uk Nemat Shafik’s appointment as deputy governor of the Bank of England will turn her from a relative unknown into arguably the most powerful woman in the City of London. Shafik, known by her nickname of Minouche, will oversee banking and markets in a newly created job at the Bank and will join […]

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