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(See images below.) This is a great example of how seemingly harmless children's books and entertainment actually contain deeply problematic messages.   These are the lessons that...

The Connection Between “Rape Culture” and Hook Up Culture

Some Muslims have been slammed for retweeting/reposting this tweet. Why? No one is disputing the evil of violence against women (and men). Yet, a crucial,...

Banning the Hijab in Germany

This is a perfect example of the contradictions inherent to secularism. "Two influential German legal associations are calling for headscarves to be banned for judges...

How NOT to Argue Against the Burkini Ban

When Muslims argue against the "burkini ban" on grounds of "freedom of choice," they are being inconsistent. All societies regulate dress and impose standards of...

What Children Are Missing Today

There is practical parenting advice in this article. But there is also a point of theological relevance. "And that's the paradox of discipline. It's as...

How to Respond to Hijab Bans

This is more along the lines the kind of values-driven response Muslims should have to the French authorities wanting to ban modesty. We need to...

Prostitution: The Sex Act Liberals and SJWs Can’t Understand

Periodically, there are articles in different outlets on the distinction between "prostitution" and "sex work." Here is an old one from 2006. 10 years...

Removing My Hijab — Choice, Choice, Choice!!!

How many times was the word "choice" mentioned in this essay? "I chose to wear black socks today instead of white ones. I could have...

Non-Muslims Love Burkinis, But Why?

Apparently 45% of burkini orders are from non-Muslims. Another reason that explaining Islam using the vocabulary of liberalism is, at best, counterproductive: Saying something is...

Liberalism and the American Muslim Medicament

It is not enough to say that Islam and liberalism occupy two separate worldviews. Yes, making such distinctions and being critical of Muslims' unprincipled...

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