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Date registered: March 7, 2015

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  1. Islam and Classical Liberalism: Are they Compatible? — May 31, 2017
  2. Playing the Taqiyya Card: Evading Intelligent Debate by Calling all Muslims Liars — May 29, 2017
  3. Does Islam Force Itself On Others? — May 29, 2017
  4. The Concept of Freedom in Islam — April 10, 2017
  5. BBC Video: Tariq Ramadan: ‘Islam’s quiet intellectual revolution’ — April 9, 2017

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  1. The Concept of Freedom in Islam — 8 comments
  2. Muslims have a long history of accepting homosexuality in society — 6 comments
  3. Muslims, Islam, and the Koran are NOT the Problem — 3 comments
  4. Should American Muslims Reconsider the Liberal [Democrat] Alliance? — 3 comments
  5. Wanton Violence IS Not Islam — 3 comments

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May 31 2017

Islam and Classical Liberalism: Are they Compatible?

From the Web Excerpt from: http://www.learnliberty.org/blog/islam-and-classical-liberalism-are-they-compatible/ By Mustafa Akyol (Learn Liberty), April 10, 2011   In [the] classical age of Islam — say, from the 7th century to the 19th century — there was at least one gain in terms of liberty: Muslim states did not have a single law of the land. They rather had multiple …

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May 29 2017

Playing the Taqiyya Card: Evading Intelligent Debate by Calling all Muslims Liars

From the Web: Source: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/en/omar-suleiman/playing-the-taqiyya-card-evading-intelligent-debate-by-calling-all-muslims-liars By Omar Suleiman and Nazir Khan (Yaqeen Institute) April 27, 2017 Trust is a basic element for human beings to live together amicably in a multicultural society. It is unsurprising then that propaganda that has driven societies towards genocide often focuses on depicting a minority group as inherently dishonest and dangerous. …

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May 29 2017

Does Islam Force Itself On Others?

From the Web Source: http://www.virtualmosque.com/islam-studies/hot-topics/does-islam-force-itself-on-others/  By Mustafa Umar (Virtual Mosque), April 10, 2011 The Accusation One of the most common, yet groundless, accusations being made against Islam is that it forces itself on others. The picture presented is that if someone does not stop Islam, it will forcefully convert everyone, even at gunpoint. Here is …

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Apr 10 2017

The Concept of Freedom in Islam

From the Web Source: http://www.islamanswering.com By the authors at QuestionsOnIslam.com Freedom, both as a concept and as a value, has been denied to many individuals, groups, and nations. It has been often misunderstood and abused. The fact is that in no human society can man be free in the absolute sense of the word. There …

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Apr 09 2017

BBC Video: Tariq Ramadan: ‘Islam’s quiet intellectual revolution’

From the Web: Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-38987729 By Viewsnight on BBC (BBC World) March 13, 2017 Viewsnight is BBC Newsnight’s new place for ideas and opinion. Here, author and academic Tariq Ramadan argues there is an “intellectual revolution” taking place within Islam. This is a response to Graeme Wood’s Viewsnight: The rise of Islamic State is the …

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Jan 29 2017

Libertarian Party to Muslims: We Stand With You

From the Web: Source: https://www.lp.org/we_stand_with_you/ By Libertarian Party (LP Press Release) January 29, 2017 For Immediate Release January 29, 2017 Contact: Carla Howell, media [at] LP [dot] org or (202) 333-0008 x 222 In the early morning hours of January 28th, a fire broke out in the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, TX. It quickly destroyed …

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Oct 26 2016

As a Muslim American, I will vote my conscience this November. By abstaining

From the Web: Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/24/muslim-american-i-will-vote-my-conscience-by-abstaining  By Qanta Ahmed (the guardian) October 24, 2016 I am an American Muslim with one vote, and no person for whom to cast it. I became a citizen less than a year ago. This is my first election and yet, I won’t be joining the millions of other Americans going to …

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Oct 20 2016

Is Islam a “Religion of the Sword”? Part 3

From 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 and See Part 2 of 3 HERE … Furthermore, when Muslims do fight in war, all is not “fair,” as it has been said. Islamic Law has always recognized principles of just war. Muslims are …

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Oct 14 2016

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

From 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., unbelievers]—that they shall escape [God]: …

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Oct 05 2016

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

From 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 to be a willful …

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Jul 30 2016

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 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 Hillary …

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Jul 27 2016

‘We Palestinian Christians say Allahu Akbar’

From 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 Orthodox …

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Jul 14 2016

Sharia, Fiqh, and Islamic Law explained

From 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, the …

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Jul 02 2016

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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Jul 01 2016

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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Jun 26 2016

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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Jun 23 2016

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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Apr 07 2016

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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Dec 18 2015

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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Dec 15 2015

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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