By Mustafa Akyol Far from spreading Shariah, as Islamophobes have suggested, America’s Muslim clerics are focusing on a more familiar trend: youngsters blending into American life. Since 9/11, a recurrent theme in the far-right circles of America has been “creeping Shariah.” It reflects Continue Reading
Young Muslims challenge the old guard at Britain’s mosques
The Economist AT ONE O’CLOCK in the afternoon, a handful of young Muslims gather for prayers in Blackburn, Lancashire. They are not meeting in a purpose-built mosque, however, but in a couple of sparsely furnished rooms above a chemist’s shop—a kind of startup prayer room. Everyone is welcome, Continue Reading
How can we prevent Muslim radicalization in the West?
By Mark Anderson This question clearly defies easy answers. However, Norwegian filmmaker Deeyah Khan begins where I believe we must begin—namely, with the wounding and brokenness that makes our Muslim youth so susceptible to the propaganda of ISIS. So many young Muslim men and women feel they can Continue Reading
25 INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN MUSLIMS
By Daniel Burke and Madeline Stix We asked American Muslims to name the most influential people in their fields. Here's what they said Who speaks for American Muslims? The short answer is, no one. No individual or group can claim to speak for this country’s nearly 3.5 million Muslims, a Continue Reading