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
Dear Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats: A hijab is not a hat
(RNS) — After Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives today, one of their first agenda items is to change an 1837 rule banning hats on the House floor, in deference to a new Muslim congresswoman who wears religious headwear known as hijab. You might think that as a scholar 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