Archive for January, 2014

Prof. J.L. Esposito: Political Islam is not dead

Professor John L. Esposito of the International Affairs Department at Georgetown University spoke to Islamist Gate about the future of political Islam.

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Prof. John L. Esposito, author of the book ‘The Future of Islam’, has claimed that political Islam is not dead. On the contrary, he has suggested that it is merely evolving into a new form of expression.

After the Egyptian military coup ousted the democratically elected president and Muslim Brotherhoo...

On Christmas

Syed Saud Ashraf, MD Whereas, the humanity of Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, is an uncontested article of faith in Islam, consistent with theological facts as revealed in the Qur'an and held to be the Truth; on a more cultural note, can the acknowledgment and commemoration of his birth not be mutually shared by the Muslim and Christian communities? Would, to extend a meaningful and heartfelt "Season's Greetings" or even a "Merry Christmas", be out of sync; or, rather, would it not be more consistent with the Prophetic etiquette of reaching out to the other? While certain Muslim communities the commemoration of the birth of our "beloved" Prophet Muhammad is displayed in different ways, it is nevertheless a contested issue as well. Islam, being a religion most seriously concerned with ...

US Domestic Policy: “Pure Savagery”

Published on Thursday, January 29, 2014 by Common Dreams Chomsky Describes US Domestic Policy in Two Words: 'Pure Savagery' Cuts to food stamps and jobless benefits predictable result of 'neoliberal assault' on American people Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer (Photo via Flickr / tr.robinson / Creative Commons License) As Congress decides this week whether to re-institute emergency jobless benefits for millions of Americans and closes in on negotiations for a Farm Bill that could see billions of dollars cut out of food stamp programs, renowned activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky summed up the state of American politics in an interview Thursday in two words: "pure savagery." "Th...

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