Every time I saw that wry smile crawl across Nabeel’s face—the kind of smile that turned one corner of his mouth up higher than the other—I knew what would follow. “You want to get outta here and grab a bite to eat?” he’d ask. But it wasn’t really a question. He’d smile sideways at me because Continue Reading
Grieving for Orlando, Responding with Truth and Love
By Nabeel Qureshi As an ex-Muslim who loves America and my Muslim family, my heart is hurting beyond expression. Today we witnessed the worst mass shooting in American history: 50 tragically killed in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida. The authorities announced the details just a few minutes ago: Continue Reading
How Does Jihad Compare with Old Testament Warfare?
By Nabeel Qureshi No matter the context in which I discuss jihad, one question invariably arises: How can you condemn jihad in light of the violence in the Old Testament? I don’t wish to argue here that the God of the Hebrew Bible is better than the God of the Qur’an, even though I’m a Continue Reading
The Quran’s deadly role in inspiring Belgian slaughter: Column
By Nabeel Qureshi Americans awoke this morning to another terrorist attack — this time in the Brussels airport and subway. These attacks hit close to home. Many of us have flown through the Brussels airport, just as we have vacationed in Paris and visited San Bernardino. Once again images of the Continue Reading