Archive for February, 2015

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 ...

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