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Ten ways the Mafia and Islam are similar

During a debate on HBO’s Real Time last October, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is “the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if...

Is Russia Banning Islam?

Russia appears to be taking serious moves to combat the “radicalization” of Muslims within its border. Recent pro-Islamic reports are complaining that Russia is banning the Islamic hijab—the headdress Islamic...

Islam’s ‘good cop/bad cop’ routine

By: Raymond Ibrahim Yet one more piece of evidence tying the United States to the Islamic State recently came to light. In a new video interview, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one...

What is Haraam (Forbidden) in Islam & Why?

The rules of what is haraam can, in principle, proliferate almost indefinitely when you realize that one principle as to what is haraam (not allowed) is that “which leads to...

Loonwatch: ‘the mooslims! they’re heere!’

SOURCE Loon noun 1. a worthless lazy fellow 2. a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought [syn: addle-head] [As found on the Loonwatch website.] The Loonwatch website uses...

Interfaith in the the West and the Muslim World

Paul Austin Murphy In the United Kingdom: In the UK, non-Muslims have created a massive ‘interfaith movement’ which a small number of media-savvy Muslims have taken full advantage of. We’re...

What Happened to Christians in the Middle East this August?

11/12/2013 http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4050/christians-middle-east-august “After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the street ‘like prisoners of war,’ before a Muslim woman offered them refuge.” — Associated Press While not...

Just One Hate-filled Chapter in the Koran: ‘The Cow’

11/4/2013 Introduction Most Muslim commentators, or ‘scholars’ (in the Muslim/Islamic jargon), agree that this chapter ( or ‘surah’/’sura’) was ‘revealed’ to Muhammad during the four years after he ‘migrated’ (the...

Al-Ghazali: Muslim Destroyer of Philosophy

Paul Austin Murphy Introduction Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazālī (c. 1058–1111) is often referred to – by both Muslims and non-Muslims – as ‘the greatest Muslim after Muhammad’. Avicenna...

Submission: Islamic Economics

9/7/2013 Jizya   There have to be reasons why most – nearly all – Muslim countries are in such an economic mess. (Those few that aren’t in such a mess,...

Islam’s Jesus

8/31/2013 The thing about Islam’s Jesus is that he’s not the same Jesus Christians know and love. He is not the Jesus of Christians. Just about the only thing Islam’s...

“Islam” means Peace

8/28/2013 Want to hear a perfect and popular example of Islamic taqiyya? Well, what about, ‘Islam means [is] peace’? Or, as above, ‘Muslims for Peace’? In a sense, Islam does...

What Muslims mean by “Knowledge”

Many scientists may rejoinder that if Muslims reject science, or evolutionary theory, when it comes to man or the Big Bang, or to anything which conflicts with Islam, then they are not truly scientific at all.

Semantics: What Muslims Mean By ‘Defensive Jihad’

8/23/2013 Throughout history Muslims have justified and rationalised every single act of Islamic murder and violence as ‘defensive’. Indeed Muslims, not long after the death of Muhammad, conquered almost one...

Jihad on Egypt’s Christian Children

6/14/2013 SOURCE “It is part of a ‘war of attrition’ on the Copts in their own homeland.” — Adel Guindy, President, Coptic Solidarity Attacks on Christian children in Egypt are...

“Muhammad believed in women’s rights.”?

5/20/2013 The Islamic practice of taqiyya (lies, deception, obfuscation, dissimulation, etc. to advance and/or protect Islam) comes into play with this barrister’s (see image) every use of the English language....

Egypt, 2012: The Year In Fatwas

In previous decades in Egypt, the fatwas, or legal decrees issued by learned Muslims and based on Sharia law, revolved around questions like proper prayer, when and where women should wear the hijab, and if smoking was forbidden or permissible.

The Dhimma’s Return

When the Ayatollah Khomeini ushered in the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979, Muslims all over the world greeted this event with enthusiasm. At last, so it was thought, Islam would...

The Radicals ARE the Reformation

On December 1, 2009, Wafa Sultan and Daniel Pipes debated whether and to what extent a ‘moderate’ Islam is possible.  Although both are opponents of Islamic radicalism, on this question...

Quran: The Paradox Within

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam; was getting revelations from his lord and what Quran about is the sum total of words he obtained through divine route.