The US and its western allies refuse to see the obvious link between IS, al-Qaeda and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The first Western journalist ever given access to the ‘Islamic State’ has just returned – and this is a report on what he discovered.
The Age of Obama is an Age of Anxiety, a time for acting out. It is a risky business – picking fights with Russia and China and destabilizing the Muslim ‘East.’
The Hamas victory in the Palestinian Legislative Elections in 2006 had revived the possibility of political Islam in achieving its goals via the ballot box.
In Gaza, the past and the present are intertwined. Israel is united by the same purpose: crushing anyone who dares to resist. Palestinians in Gaza are also united with a common threat: their resistance, which, despite impossible odds seems likely to intensify.
Growth of knowledge is so lacking in Muslim society today that, as a whole, it has stopped making a meaningful contribution to society at large.
The message of Islam that we bear is a trust that must be passed on. Allah has entrusted this to us and he will hold us accountable for it.
It has been very interesting to see the reactions over the last few days, over the death of Nelson Mandela.
Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, has had troubled relations with his Western backers in recent years for openly criticizing NATO, whom he has accused of having no respect for Afghan sovereignty.
The Muslim’s is a progressive, God-centered rationalism, coming, as it does, in a world which increasingly sees Islam as a religion of a backward community.
It is no longer possible for any Muslim to isolate himself completely from the influences of alien civilization or from the impact of corrupt environments, no matter where he happens to live.