Remembering 9/11 Today

By Saulat Pervez September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:05+00:00September 11th, 2014|9-11, Jihad, On Faith|

Opinion: Muslims and extremists — we’re not the same

By Lauren Booth London (CNN) -- "Here we go again," I sigh, browsing news channels. Each one, leading with the chilling buzzwords: "Islamic State" and "Jihadist Murder." Not since the weeks following the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York has turning on the TV been so demoralizing for Muslims across [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:05+00:00September 10th, 2014|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths, Jihad|

Jihad

In our modern times, the term ‘jihad’ has come to imply violence, holy wars, and terrorism, particularly in the western world. However, its original, intended meaning – and usage to a great extent in the Muslim world – continues to hark to a larger, more encompassing root word ‘j-h-d’ which [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00July 21st, 2014|Jihad, On Faith, Terrorism|

Jews vs. Muslims

Rabbi Levi Welton "The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion." -- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Whether its jihadi terrorists, crusading rapists or holy conquerors, it seems that our history is replete with great religions creating great suffering. [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:05+00:00August 27th, 2013|External Links, Jihad|

Jihad FAQs

Could it be possible that Islam, whose light ended the Dark Ages in Europe, now propounds the advent of an age of terror? Could a faith that has over 1.2 billion followers the world over, and over 7 million in America, actually advocate the killing of innocent people? Could Islam, [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00July 1st, 2010|Jihad, Terrorism|

The Aftermath of 9/11

By Riad Saloojee, The Globe and Mail, 1/16/2002 An enduring aftermath of Sept. 11 is the continued spotlight on Islam. Almost daily, self-declared experts dissect Islam in articles, commentaries, political prognostications, and, too often, the apocalyptic scenario of a clash of civilizations. Some of these attempts at understanding Islam betray [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:48+00:00June 29th, 2010|9-11, Jihad|

FAQ

In a world of myriad religions and belief systems, misconceptions and concerns about other religions abound. Such misconceptions can be dangerous as they lead to hostility, and are one of the root causes of conflicts. Religious hostility can be greatly diminished, if not completely eliminated, if we make a [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:49+00:00June 28th, 2010|Islam, Jihad|
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