IN DEFENCE OF DIVERSITY

Originally posted on Pandaemonium:
There has recently been built in Merton in south London a ‘mega mosque’ that has inevitably become the focus of much controversy. In his book The British Dream, David Goodhart, director of the centre-left think tank Demos, takes the mosque as symbolic of the unacceptable change that immigration has wrought upon…

Fixing Sharia Laws — By Mike Ghouse on Op Eds News com

Rather than the outright rejection of Sharia, which serves as a system of justice to the given populations in Muslim majority nations, we need to fix the laws; without it a large swatch of population becomes rudderless. Our own constitution has been amended several times, and that is what is needed to be done with…

Islam and Social Democrats: Integrating Europe’s Muslim Minorities — By Jonathan Laurence on Dissent Magazine org

(Damien Roué, 2008, Flickr creative commons) (Jonathan Laurence is associate professor of political science at Boston College and non-resident senior fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. He is the author ofThe Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims (Princeton 2012). ***** The first serious divergences between Muslims and the left…

The Aftermath: 12 years later — Patheos com article and documentary video

The Aftermath: 12 years later September 11, 2013 By irfanrydha 12 years ago, my friend Javaid Malik and I started on this documentary video called, “The Aftermath: American-Muslims After September 11th.” It took us 14 months to complete as we did all the pre-production, research, script writing, shooting, editing, post-production, marketing, and promotion ourselves (although…

“Germans are much less tolerant of Muslims” Survey on religious plurality in Europe shows delicate results in terms of integration politics – University Muenster de, 2010

Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack. Foto: bhe The Germans are much less tolerant of Muslims and other non-Christian religions than their Western European neighbours. This is the essential result of one of the largest representative surveys to date on religious plurality in Europe. The cluster of excellence “Religion and Politics” of the University of Münster, together…

Islamic Medicine : 1000 Years Ahead of Its Times – by Ibrahim B. Syed. Edited by Shahid Athar, M. D. at HomeopathicMedic Blogspot com

Dr. Ibrahim B. Syed, Ph.D is Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40292 and President, Islamic Research Foundation International, Inc, 7102 W. Shefford Lane, Louisville, KY 40242-6462 Within a century after the death of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the Muslims not only conquered new lands, but also…

Reading Lists by ‘The Institute of Ismaili Studies’, United Kingdom

The reading lists that follow are intended as a preliminary suggestion of books in English for self-motivated students without an academic training or knowledge of languages of the Muslim world, but with some elementary acquaintance with Islam and a serious interest in building on it further. The lists are not representative of the entire scope…

The Power of Pop Culture – by osfadmin at British Council Org

 Pop culture and the arts play a key role in shaping national identity, says Hussein Rashid, and Muslim voices should be part of that conversation. The following is a guest post from Dr. Hussein Rashid, a member of the Our Shared Future Advisory Board. Dr. Rashid took part in our recent panel discussion, “Across the…