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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...

The Price of Fear in the Age of Trump

  الَّذِينَ قَالَ لَهُمُ النَّاسُ إِنَّ النَّاسَ قَدْ جَمَعُوا لَكُمْ فَاخْشَوْهُمْ فَزَادَهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَقَالُوا حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ فَانقَلَبُوا بِنِعْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَفَضْلٍ لَّمْ يَمْسَسْهُمْ سُوءٌ...

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....

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...

Obama’s Brutal Deportation Regime

This is why I shake my head when I see Muslims ranting about Trump on policies that are essentially no different than Obama's. If we...

Name Your Sons Muhammad

The #IStandWithAhmed events hit close to home for me because when I heard about this boy's arrest, I immediately thought about my eldest son,...

Clock Kid Strikes Back

#IStillStandWithAhmed I am glad Ahmed (the "Clock Kid") is filing suit against the school and the police that mistreated him, and I hope he wins....

“Muslims” Without Islam

I was interviewed by Crescent International. I addressed questions about gender relations, Trump and American politics, misconceptions about science and religion, and Sunni/Shia issues....

Is There Much of a Difference Between Trump, Obama, and Clinton?

Obama agrees 100% as does Hillary Clinton. Profiling Muslims and their institutions, businesses, places of worship, etc., as being more likely to produce terrorists...

The Call for Islamic Reform is Bipartisan

There are Muslim reformers on both the left and the right of American politics and both sides use the language of liberalism to make...

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It’s amusing to see #saveourleader Aung-Sang-Suu-Kyi’s embrace of the West’s cries for democracy not really work out for her. After winning the Nobel Peace Prize...

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