Archive for April, 2015

Rep. Keith Ellison: Unrest comes from ‘affluent’ trying to keep control

Ben Kamisar, The Hill. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Thursday that the riots and blight in West Baltimore are a result of "the affluent" using the justice system to keep "control" over the poor and working classes. “Excessive police force and staggering unemployment work together because what we’ve done in the United States is that we’ve said that the affluent part of our society is going to demand more tax breaks, more wealth, more privilege, leaving less for the less fortunate,” he said during an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” “The way we keep the less fortunate in control is policing and prisons — that’s the unfortunate formula that we’ve constructed.” Wednesday saw another relatively calm night in Baltimore, which on Monday faced in...

Why Do We Add PBUH After Muhammad’s Name?

Saleem Ahmed Ph.D. A non-Muslim friend recently asked, “Saleem, why do you add ‘peace be upon him’ whenever you mention Muhammad’s name?” I was stunned. It is one of those things I took for granted. My first impulse was to ask, “How dare you ask that question?” But then, on reflection, I realized it was a very legitimate question. Especially when some Muslims add “peace be upon him” every time they mention the prophet’s name in a conversation or talk. Thus, if they take the prophet’s name 10 times within five minutes, they will add “peace be upon him” ten times. My friend continued, “If Muhammad was a holy man, adding this wish is unnecessary as all of the world’s peace is already with him. Thus, do Muslims imply he was NOT a holy person ...

Acts of Terrorism Very Rare Among US Muslims, Study Finds

We are delighted to publish this article that the daily reference to: "Muslims of America are terrorists" has little to do with  facts. Socolovsky, has substantiated this by citing some relevant data.This observation is consistent with the article published 2 months ago- still displayed at the end  of  the present postings, under Obama's positive perception of American Muslims. Yes often perception matters more than the reality. As I stressed in the February article, there seems to be little factual basis, yet perception of America is overwhelming to the effect that Muslims are terrorists and that perception would continue. It will take 3-5 years, as the article estimate,  when security checking at the nation level would be taken down.(Note by M.Akhtar) Socolovsky, After the Sep...

Lecture examines Islam influence in American society

| Notre Dame & Saint Mary's Observer
Amir Hussain, professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University, said American Muslims have profoundly impacted American society in a lecture Tuesday titled “Islam and the Building of America.” The lecture was hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and took place in the Hesburgh Center for Peace Studies. Hussain highlighted the significance of various Muslims  both famous and obscure to American history. “They’ve contributed something, and some things that I think are quite crucial, as you start peeling back the l...

Meet The Global Muslim Peace Movement

, Lawyer, Speaker, Best-Selling Author of "EXTREMIST" Huffington Post Some 15 hours into my fast in the blistering Virginia heat my head hurt--but it wasn't a symptom of Ramadan. Rather, I found myself digesting The Times columnist David Aaronovitch's latest piece, "Moderate Muslims -- it's time to be outraged." Aaronovitch argues that, "there is no Islamic peace movement [because] followers are caught up feeling sorry for themselves as victims." He then proceeds with a laundry list of examples of extremism among Muslim...

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