Category Archive: Politics (siyasa)

Apr 11 2017

Q&A: Is There a Concept of a State in Islam?

By Ramy Osman April 2017   The following is a transcript of a question-answer exchange between M4L Director Will Coley and author/journalist Mustafa Akyol at the International Students for Liberty Conference held in Washington DC in February 2017. Mustafa Akyol gave a talk titled “Islam and Liberty: Are they compatible?”, and this excerpt is from 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 the whole …

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Jan 16 2017

Obama’s Eloquence Fails to Hide His Evil Legacy

By Ramy Osman January 2017 With another eloquent speech that was the trademark of his 8 years as ruler of the world, Barack Obama brilliantly programmed his faithful disciples one last time. He ignored all of the injustices and horrors that he and his administration were responsible for during his tenure; And he instead mesmerized his …

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Nov 05 2016

Unindicted Co-Conspirator : Uncharged Third-Party

By Priscilla Galstaun November 2016 The United States government has never formally charged the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a civil and religious rights advocacy group, with an offense. However, this fact is lost on a sizeable number of people who hate and fear all things Muslim. And state legislatures, preceded by the Federal government, bear …

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Oct 26 2016

Oklahoma Lawmakers Use Their Bully-Pulpit to Demonize Muslims

By Priscilla Galstun-Khader October 2016 Oklahoma State lawmakers approved Rep. John “Islam-is-a-cancer-in-our-nation-that-needs-to-be-cut-out” Bennett’s proposal for an “Interim study on radical Islam” on July 8 2016, along with 71 other studies, for an estimated $50,000. That’s our tax dollars being used for this state-sponsored hate and fear mongering and the othering of Muslims in Oklahoma. This …

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Oct 22 2016

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, Opportunities …

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Sep 17 2016

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

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Sep 03 2016

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 it …

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Aug 14 2016

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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Aug 04 2016

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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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 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 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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Mar 13 2016

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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Mar 10 2016

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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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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Nov 01 2015

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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Sep 11 2015

Reflections of 9-11: A Journey From Hate to Hope

By: Adam Bates M4L Guest Contributor September 11, 2015 “Never Forget, Never Again.” 14 years ago I was sitting in my classroom in Oklahoma watching the coverage. We had been told (in typical public school fashion) that a plane had crashed in NYC, but that we were to continue classes and not turn on the …

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