Obama: Our Muslim population feel themselves to be American

M. Akhtar, Ph.D.

During the Q&A portion of a joint press briefing with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Barack Obama suggested that when it comes to fighting radical Islam, the United States has a security advantage over Europe. It is not that our law enforcement or our intelligence services, etc., are so much better. It’s that our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans. President Obama is making a very powerful observation here that is infectiously positive and he gets our full commendation for it. For our reading it, however, let us rephrase it as: Muslims are becoming American and the law enforcement services should not take a prime credit for it. Beside Law...

Reasons why the Detriot help was adjudged to be the best project

M.Akhtar,Ph.D., President of Muslim Council of America (MCA)

The city of Detroit went through bankruptcy and faced many crises including the The city of Detroit went shutting-off of the city’s water supply -- a move the United Nations deemed deplored and a human rights violation. Beginning last spring, with the city shutting off water supply to residents with overdue balances, the Islamic Relief USA and Michigan Muslim Community Council (MMCC) donated $100,000-sharing equally, to the Detroit Water Fund. This organized help of Mus...

Duke University allows Muslim ‘Azan’ for Friday prayer

M. Akhtar, Ph.D.

DURHAM, N.C. — Tuesday,January 13,2015.School officials said. A weekly call-Azan, to prayer for Mu...

Clash with Islamization?

Saleem Ahmed, Ph.D.

Summary Samuel Huntington’s 1993 essay “Clash of Civilizations?” foresaw cultural “fault lines” becoming battle lines, with Islam possibly emerging among dominating players. Defining “Islamization” as a belief among some Muslims that they should rule the world and implement the Shariah, this article lists some recent developments validating Huntington’s hypothesis and projects two global futures based on the current Shariah-driven trend, and an alternative future utilizing some “non-Shariah” inspirations. I believe a clash of the world with “Islamization” is underway exemplified by thirteen  violent international, national, and loc...

Monopolize the name of Allah?

Barkat Charania, MD.

How about monopolizing good deeds instead as a possible remedy of all our troubles in this world.

This is how I think it can work:

We should have every human being pledge something very simple. Regardless of our religious affiliation if all of us undertake to follow the teachings of “Ten Commandments” that are taught to us by our own religious heads, peers or parents, I believe we will have this world full of peace, compassion, tolerance and respect. This includes even the atheists, who do not believe in God as believers do, but they surely have a training of knowing the ...

Is Democracy for Sale?(Exposition 3).

Bribery money from Wall street is  conveniently taken at the expense of public interest? Exposition 1 of the series was given earlier (June issue):  Is US democracy or oligarchy? Exposition 2  was given(October,2014) under Lobbying. The following piece is Exposition 3  that is given here solely for public education . It is the courtesy of the lobbyist organization  Aavaz (MCA disclaims any responsibility for the Accuracy of the report) read more...

Muslim American Identity?

For Muslim migrants to keep their old Identity is naturally easy, or to become American even is relatively simple. What is most difficult is how to combine the two in integrated manner. MCA is committed  to sort out identity issues and help  Muslims integrate with the collaboration of all who care for it.

A challenge occurs when migrants become American citizens without giving a thought to what this means. This potentially creates a problem when they encounter some “American” practices they reject as immoral  or un-Islamic. Let us designate this situation as Type A. But, second- and third-gener...

Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar

Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar By Donna St. George November 11 at 6:34 PM Tthe Montgomery County Public Schools building is seen in this file photo. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha. In practical terms, Montgomery schools will still be closed for the Christian and Jewish holidays, as in previous years, and students will still get the sam...

Religious Conflicts: achieving peace and harmony through Humanitarianism

Religious Conflicts

Barkat Chrania,MD

Board Member,MCA




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