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The Middle East and the Next Administration

  By Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad August 2016 Source: Minaret of Freedom Blog [These are selected highlights excerpted from Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.’s address to the Middle East Policy Council’s 86th Capitol Hill Conference. The complete video and transcript of the entire conference are available at: http://mepc.org/hill-forums/middle-east-and-next-administration.] The Middle East and the Next Administration: Challenges, …

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Is Islam a “Religion of the Sword”? Part 2

      From Around the Web Source: http://barakainstitute.org/articles/is-islam-a-religion-of-the-sword/ By Kabir Helminski and Hesham Hessaboula (BARAKA Institute) January 30, 2015, See Part 1 of 3 HERE …   Another set of verses seemingly declares that all non-believers are to be attacked and killed: “And let them not think—those who are bent on denying the truth [i.e., …

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Is Islam a “Religion of the Sword”? Part 1

      From Around the Web Source: http://barakainstitute.org/articles/is-islam-a-religion-of-the-sword/ Image Source: http://www.themercifulservant.com/ By Kabir Helminski and Hesham Hessaboula (BARAKA Institute) January 30, 2015 There are a number of verses in the Qur’an that appear to call for Muslims to kill non-Muslims, and these verses have been too often quoted out of context with what appears …

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A Precedential Limerick

  A Precedential Limerick by Ramy Osman   Voting for an American president You’d think is a major accomplishment But people limit their choices Silence their own voices And then choose one of two incompetents   Choosing one of two incompetents Will make your voice inconsequent A lesser of two evils They’ll do things illegal …

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It’s 9-11 Again

It’s 9-11 Again by Ramy Osman I can’t escape from the numbers 9-11 Appearing in places like an uncanny obsession Many times it’s just a matter of when That it’ll be 9-11 again It could happen during the morning routine Or in the evening, where it would feel like a dream I glance at the …

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The Libertarian Presidential Ticket Splits on Aid to Israel

  By Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad August 2016 Source: Minaret of Freedom Blog   The single biggest source of Middle East and Muslim resentment over American foreign policy is certainly aid to Israel, but it is a sacred cow to the major parties. As long as America gives unconditional foreign aid to the apartheid state …

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Muslim Libertarian Candidate for Minnesota Senate – District 14

By Ramy Osman August 2016 Steven Zilberg is the first Muslim candidate for senate in the state of Minnesota (14th District). He’s a native of Minnesota who converted to Islam while studying abroad in South Africa. He hopes to become the first Muslim Minnesotan senator as well as the youngest elected person from the city …

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Muhammad Ali Fought Against State and Religious Violence

By Ramy Osman August 2016   You don’t have to quote the Non-Aggression Principle to know that violence and aggression are wrong. It’s something that we’re taught from an early age – which is: be kind and considerate to others, and don’t be aggressive or violent. It’s called good manners, it’s called morality. 

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Infidels are to choose: Convert or Die – Part 2

By Hesham El Meligy July 2016 This is part 2 of a series where I discuss how a non-Muslim friend of mine forwarded an anti-Muslim email chain to me. The initial exchange with my friend is found in Part 1. Here is my lengthy response to my friend which addresses a number of theological issues regarding …

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Will it be Hillary or Trump: Does it really matter?

[The following are excerpts from an article published on Crescent Online. Additions and deletions by M4L are contained within brackets “[ ]”.  – M4L admin] From Around the Web Source: http://www.crescent-online.net/2016/07/will-it-be-hillary-or-trump By Crescent Online (http://www.crescent-online.net) July 26, 2016 Many people naively believe that history-making is something good. What difference does it or will it make if …

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‘We Palestinian Christians say Allahu Akbar’

From Around the Web Source: https://www.rt.com/op-edge By Nadezhda Kevorkova (RT – Op-Ed) January 30, 2015 The only Palestinian Orthodox Christian bishop in the Holy Land speaking about the suffering of Palestinian Christians, their unity with Muslims in the Palestinian struggle, about Orthodox Christian martyrs, and Ukraine. Archbishop Sebastia Theodosios (Atallah Hanna), 49, is the only …

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Sharia, Fiqh, and Islamic Law explained

From Around the Web Source: http://abuaminaelias.com By Abu Amina Elias (AbuAminaElias.com) April 18, 2013 The Sharia is the collection of values and principles derived from the Quran and Sunnah that form the moral, religious, and legal teachings of Islam. It is distinguished from Fiqh (jurisprudence) which is the practical application of those principles in real life. In other words, …

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Infidels are to choose: Convert or Die – Part 1

By Hesham El Meligy July 2016 I received the following email from a non-Muslim friend and colleague. It’s about a chain email that is spreading misinformation about Islam and Muslims. I’m reproducing my email exchange with my friend so that I can publicly put this and similar issues to rest: *******

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Islamic Scholarly Articles and Videos About ISIS

SeekersHub is an online Islamic academy. It’s an educational portal providing traditional Islamic teachings from reputable scholars and instructors. They provide online courses and in-person seminars, free of cost, using a curriculum-based approach to disseminating Islamic knowledge. Below, is the SeekersHub page dedicated to providing information about ISIS and extremism from a scholarly perspective rooted …

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Blasphemy and Islam: a Colonial Legacy

From Around the Web Source: http://www.counterpunch.org By Faisal Kutty (COUNTER PUNCH) April 17, 2014 “Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, …

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Muslims have a long history of accepting homosexuality in society

From Around the Web Excerpt from: http://scroll.in By Shoaib Danial (SCROLL) June 18, 2016 Muslim societies have ignored their own history of accepting homosexuality, latching on to a twisted colonial legacy instead. Days after Omar Mateen went on a shooting spree inside a gay nightclub in the United States on Sunday, killing at least 49 people, clues …

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Statement and CNN Interview About Orlando and Gay Muslims

From Around the Web:   On June 13, 2016, Muslim leaders and scholars across North America signed the Orlando Statement condemning the Orlando massacre and violence done in the name of Islam. Signatories included world renowned Muslim scholars such as Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, and many others. You can read the …

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The perseverance of Muhammad Ali

By Ramy Osman June 2016 The below video is an excerpt from a Friday sermon given by Muslim libertarian, Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad on 6/9/2016. Dr Imad ad-Dean Ahmad is the founder and president of the Minaret of Freedom Institute, the first Muslim libertarian think-tank. www.minaret.org

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Will Coley for LP VP

Libertarian Presidential candidate Darryl W. Perry selects Muslim running mate Will Coley for VP

  From Around the Web Source: http://darrylwperry.com – –PRESS RELEASE– – For immediate release: 04/06/16  CONTACT: Darryl W. Perry Phone: 202-709-4377 Email: Darryl@DarrylWPerry.com   NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Libertarian Presidential candidate Darryl W. Perry selects Muslim running mate       KEENE, NH, April 6, 2016 – The Libertarian Party, which made history in 1972 …

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Power Corrupts the People Too

By Ramy Osman March 2016 I wrote this poem in 2013, two years after the uprisings in the Arab world. It was also two years after the Occupy Movement was born in New York City. These grassroots movements were generally started by people who were politically marginalized and who had little to no political influence. …

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Yes Muslims, we are also responsible for the rise of Trump.

I know the title has probably angered you, but it’s time we take a long hard look as a community at some harsh realities of our situation. Namely that we caused this, or at the very least refused to do anything that wasn’t easy, to fix or prevent it. Now I know what you’re going …

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The Tyranny of Anti-Islam Internet Memes

By Ghanim Khalil December 27, 2015 The following essay will address the role that anti-Islam Internet memes play in the distortion of Islam and the demonization of Muslims. These memes originate from America and other Western societies, and are used to reinforce certain Islamophobic political narratives of our times. I will focus on a particular …

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Muslims, Islam, and the Koran are NOT the Problem

    From Around the Web Source: http://fff.org By Jacob G Hornberger (FUTURE of FREEDOM FOUNDATION) December 17, 2015   One of the most fascinating aspects to the post-9/11 “war on terrorism” is the fixation of American statists on Muslims, Islam, and the Koran. “The Muslims are coming to get us,” they cry. “The Muslims have …

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Libertarian Party National Chair Invites Muslims to Join the LP.

    From Around the Web Source: http://www.lp.org By Nicholas Sarwark (LIBERTARIAN PARTY) December 14, 2015   Dear Muslim Republicans, I share your outrage and hurt at Donald Trump’s recent comments and policy suggestions about Muslims. I share your outrage and hurt that he still is polling well among Republicans. I share your outrage and …

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Wanton Violence IS Not Islam

  From Around the Web Source: NEW ISLAMIC DIRECTIONS By Imam Zaid Shakir (NID) November 2015 One of the gravest consequences of the recent wave of terrorist atrocities attributed to the so-called Islamic State – the downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai, the bombing of a marketplace in Beirut, and now the shootings …

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On Muslim Toleration

                        From Around the Web Source: http://www.dailysabah.com/columns/hatem-bazian/2015/10/15/on-muslim-toleration By Hatem Bazian ( DAILY SABAH) October 15, 2015 In “A Letter Concerning Toleration” from exile in the Netherlands, John Locke articulated a truly liberal view concerning freedom of conscious that he hoped might help resolve Europe’s …

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Dear Concerned Citizens of White County, Let’s Ban Everything ‘Islam’.

By Debbye Richards Bouldin M4L Guest Contributor November 5, 2015 To the concerned citizens of White County: It is with the greatest respect and admiration that I applaud you for standing up to this tyrannical school board. It seems that they only seek to serve the vile purpose of the dark and evil system of …

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Should American Muslims Reconsider the Liberal [Democrat] Alliance?

From Around the Web Source: http://muslimmatters.org/2014/09/15/american-muslims-reconsider-liberal-alliance/ By Mobeen Vaid (MUSLIM MATTERS) September 15, 2014 Background As a result of the Bush years and a neoconservative ideology that disproportionately favored policies curtailing the rights of Muslims domestically and interventionism on the international stage, American Muslims have, for the bulk of the last decade, overwhelmingly affiliated with …

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