Ramzy Baroud

Notre Dame of Gaza: Our mosques and churches are also burning

Notre Dame of Gaza: Our mosques and churches are also burning

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. Then, also on television, I watched as a small bulldozer hopelessly clawed through the rubble of my neighborhood mosque. I grew up around […]

 Web Desk

Islamic Terrorism: Myth or Reality?

Islamic Terrorism: Myth or Reality?

Danish Hameed What does Islam say about Terrorism? One of the distinctive characteristics of the times we live in is the overwhelming presence of violence in our societies. Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are held at ransom to achieve political […]

 Raees Ahmed

When there is no ‘Democratic Terrorism’ then there can be no ‘Islamic Terrorism’

When there is no ‘Democratic Terrorism’ then there can be no ‘Islamic Terrorism’

Let me begin by the greetings of Islam, اسلام علیکم ورحمتہ اللہ وبرکاتہ which means, “May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you”. This is how Muslims all around the globe greet themselves as taught by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). So far we have been debating the issue “Is Islam a Religion of […]

 Guest Author

Fighting The Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims?

Fighting The Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims?

Two officers sought me from within a crowd at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. They seemed to know who I was. They asked me to follow them, and I obliged. Being of Arab background, often renders one’s citizenship almost irrelevant. In a back room, where other foreigners, mainly Muslims, were holed for ‘added security’, I was […]