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,...

Iran, Saudi, and the Taliban are Secular!

We affirm that anyone who considers himself secular is secular. We reject the right of others to decide who is secular and who is...

How to Fight “Muslim Bans” Without Liberalism

We need to have a deeper conversation about how we as Muslims understand modern concepts, structures, and institutions in light of our religious principles....

The Evil Spawn of Liberalism: Identity Politics

Oh, what a disingenuous article this is. Is the author really suggesting rolling back identity politics? If so, the first things to go would be...

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...

Americanism: The State Religion

David Brooks with another one of his trademark steaming piles. This time the senile old coot bloviates about standing for the pledge of allegiance and...

Religious Freedom and the Convenience of Contradiction

Thanks to Peter Beinart for this thought provoking piece, which includes a couple of statements that I made to him as well as a...

Muslims Can’t Consistently Support the First Amendment

If you oppose the secularization of the Muslim world, do you also oppose lawsuits like this from the ACLU? ACLU suing Indiana town over cross...

Liberal Takfir of Reza Aslan

Looks like liberals are doing their own version of takfir on Reza Aslan... When I first wrote the above sentence, I wrote it kind of...

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...

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Yaqeen Institute Promotes Evolution of Humanity from Apes

Note: This post compiles segments from the full Reviewing Yaqeen Institute report and it responds to some critiques claiming we misrepresented the original Yaqeen paper: “Tawaqquf...

Monday Memes | Take 3

Note: the last two are not my own memes and were selected by others on the Muslim Skeptic team from different sources. (Click images to...

Monday Memes | Take 2

Time for round two of Monday Memes! (Click images to view original posts along with interesting and related information/links in the comments. In some cases...

The Weaponization of Nuance in Reforming Islam

I've come to really dislike the word "nuance." As a college student at Harvard, I took a class one semester on women in Islam. It...

Dissolving Islamic Gender Roles? Yaqeen and Brown Promote Feminist Ideology

Note: This post is an excerpt from the full Reviewing Yaqeen Institute report. Jonathan Brown writes “An Open Letter to Muslim Men: The Sunnah Trumps Toxic...

Monday Memes | Take 1

This is my first rodeo folks and I'm hoping I can keep up the tempo. This week's memes are all by yours truly (Aydin...

Pro-LGBT Muslims? Yaqeen and Brown Promote LGBT Affirmation & Advocacy

Note: This post is an excerpt from the full Reviewing Yaqeen Institute report. At the end of 2017, Yaqeen published an essay by Professor Jonathan Brown...