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|
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