The Misdirection of Fear in the Age of Trump

Has Trump emboldened racists? Certainly. But was he the only one? Is he the primary culprit? Have you heard of the FBI's Entrapment program? If...

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...

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Does the Sharia Apply In the Privacy of One’s Home?

Have you heard those modernists who say, "According to the Sharia, people can engage in whatever sexual behavior they want in the privacy of their...

The Innate Fitra in the Heart of Every Newborn Child!

Conversation over kids' lunch I overheard just now, between my oldest child (8.5) and my youngest (3): 8-year-old: خالد، فيه الله ؟ "Khalid, is there Allah?" 3-year-old: آه. "Yes." 8-year-old: صح. انت...

Monday Memes | Take 39

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Why Would We Trust Science Over Islam?

So much deviance in the Muslim community in modern times has been due to the influence of science and scientific epistemology. For example, reformists outright...

Meeting the Emotional Needs of Your Children

Show your child love and warmth. Your child needs your nurturing, soft touch as much as he or she needs food. Not that it's a competition....

Senegal Protests and the Western Terrorization of African Muslims

The recent protests in Senegal demonstrate the type of local crises taking place that foreign-backed governments in Africa seek to quell. They are examples...