20 Jun 2016

From Baghdad to Boston

Published in The Nation, Pakistan’s leading English-language newspaper http://nation.com.pk/blogs/15-Jun-2016/from-baghdad-to-boston-the-moderate-muslims-need-to-be-given-a-prominent-space-to-counter-the Whether in the Middle East, South Asia, Europe or the United States, the West’s failure to understand the extraordinary diversity of Islam hampers efforts to tackle the threats posed by Islamist extremism and terrorism. Kenan Makiya’s recent novel, The Rope, examines

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16 Jun 2016

Islamic Center of New England Promotes Anti-Jewish, Slavery-Apologist

– Joshua E.   On Saturday, June 18, the Islamic Center of New England in Sharon, MA will host a Ramadan Fundraising Dinner, featuring the extremist cleric, Abdul Nasir Jangda. Jangda is a fundamentalist Texas Imam who is the founder and rector of the extremist Qalam Institute, and an instructor

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14 Jun 2016

CAIR Florida leader Hassan Shibly: Homosexuality “evil,” “a quick way to earn God’s wrath”

In the wake of the Islamist massacre at an Orlando gay club, CAIR Florida leader Hassan Shibly told Time Magazine that he wants to send his “overwhelming love and support and unity” to the LGBT community. Yet his social media history shows that Shibly is not quite as loving and

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06 Jun 2016

ISB Promotes Seminar with Extremist Preachers

The Islamic Society of Boston is promoting an online series of seminars hosted by the Al Madina Institute. What sort of clerics will Boston Muslims who subscribe to this course encounter? A look at the preachers involved with the seminars reveals some worrying ideas:   Yasir Fahmy Yasir Fahmy is the Islamic Society of

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02 Jun 2016

Profile: Harvard Visiting Scholar Ali Akbar Alikhani

Ali Akbar Alikhani is a visiting scholar at Harvard, where he is running a research project on the “Islamic Model for Peaceful Coexistence.” Alikhani is also an academic at the Faculty of World Studies at University of Tehran, and is described by a number of Iranian websites as the “head

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