Juan Cole

“Due Process”: It’s Being Erased from U.S Constitution

“Due Process”: It’s Being Erased from U.S Constitution

PETER VAN BUREN, INFORMED COMMENT: Drone attacks on U.S nationals overseas could be a portent of things to come at home.

 Juan Cole

‘Too Extreme for Al Qaeda’: Al Zawahiri Disowns ISIL

‘Too Extreme for Al Qaeda’: Al Zawahiri Disowns ISIL

JUAN COLE: The insistence by many commentators in speaking about a single Al Qaeda entity in Iraq and Syria is plain wrong.

 Mondoweiss

‘Thanks for Meeting Malala. But What About Other ‘Malalas’?’

‘Thanks for Meeting Malala. But What About Other ‘Malalas’?’

MONDOWEISS: In an open letter to President Obama a young Pakistani woman welcomes his meeting with Malala but asks about victims of U.S drone strikes

 Abu Muhammed

Packed Malls and Road Rage: Hajj Break in Kingdom

Packed Malls and Road Rage: Hajj Break in Kingdom

ABU MOHAMMED: Many of us on the Hajj break are slaves to our cars, busy transporting our loved ones from beach to mall to play center

 Dhofari Gucci

Oman’s Eid Holiday Furore: It’s Time to ‘Get Real’

Oman’s Eid Holiday Furore: It’s Time to ‘Get Real’

DHOFARI GUCCI: It used to be ‘holiday heaven’ in Oman. Not any more and it’s no bad thing really.

 Common Ground News Service

‘Halal Monk’: A Christian’s Journey Through Islam

‘Halal Monk’: A Christian’s Journey Through Islam

JONAS YUNUS: There is a huge internal debate taking place among Muslims worldwide about many vital issues. Many Christians though are completely unaware of this debate

 Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

So Why All The Fuss Over A Tiny Piece of Cloth?

So Why All The Fuss Over A Tiny Piece of Cloth?

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Considering the tiny number of women who actually wear a veil in the U.K it’s amazing all of the discussion about it.

 Common Ground News Service

Shia vs Sunni: Lessons From The “Peace of Exhaustion”

Shia vs Sunni: Lessons From The “Peace of Exhaustion”

SHEIKH MUSTAFA CERIC: Protestants and Catholics fought each other for decades in Europe before they decided to sign a peace treaty. Let’s look at lessons learned

 The View From Fez

‘Isolated and Abandoned’: Morocco’s Islamists On the Ropes

‘Isolated and Abandoned’: Morocco’s Islamists On the Ropes

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Two years after sweeping to power Morocco’s ruling party is living on borrowed time, it seems

 mai abdul rahman

America and Islam: Ignorance of ‘the Other’ No Option

America and Islam: Ignorance of ‘the Other’ No Option

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: American Muslims do not understand why the U.S. government and military chose to publicly try Hasan on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.

 Mich Cafe

This Ramadan ‘A Miserable, Painful Time’ For Syrian Families

This Ramadan ‘A Miserable, Painful Time’ For Syrian Families

MICH CAFE: This is the third Ramadan where conflict has wracked Syria and it’s the toughest one yet for many families there

 Ramzy Baroud

Trust: A Diminishing Resource in International Relations

Trust: A Diminishing Resource in International Relations

RAMZY BAROUD: Hard to win and lost in an instant, it’s trust. The U.S seems to be unconcerned about its diminishing reputation in the world

 The View From Fez

The Trials of A Moroccan Cab Driver in Ramadan

The Trials of A Moroccan Cab Driver in Ramadan

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It’s Ramadan, it’s hot, concentration is not what should it be so inevitably accidents happen and tempers are frayed.

 The View From Fez

“One Day’s Enough For Me”: Foreigner Tries ‘Ramadan Fast’

“One Day’s Enough For Me”: Foreigner Tries ‘Ramadan Fast’

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It seemed like a relatively straightforward challenge but fasting for one day proved to be much harder than expected

 Steve Royston

Ramadan Rant: The Pure Silliness of Mr A.N. Wilson

Ramadan Rant: The Pure Silliness of Mr A.N. Wilson

There is Islamophobia, and then there is silliness. When I first skimmed A.N. Wilson’s rant in last week’s Daily Mail about the UK’s Channel 4’s plans to broadcast the first prayer call during Ramadan, I thought oh oh, here’s the Mail doing its usual bit to rouse Middle England against the creeping erosion of our […]

 Mich Cafe

A Lost Ramadan Tradition: Where Have the Drummers Gone?

A Lost Ramadan Tradition: Where Have the Drummers Gone?

MICH CAFE: It’s a feature of Ramadan that I grew up with – the M’tabeel passing through the neighbourhood beating their drums. Not any more however.

 Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

Ramadan Training: It’s Time to Kick Those Bad Habits

Ramadan Training: It’s Time to Kick Those Bad Habits

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Sometimes our behaviour can be less than perfect during Ramadan. We shouldn’t, though, simply make excuses for this.

 Juan Cole

Ballot Box or Revolt: The Choice Facing Brotherhood

Ballot Box or Revolt: The Choice Facing Brotherhood

JUAN COLE: The Muslim Brotherhood faces a choice. If they go one route it could lead Egypt into a period of profound and long-lasting devastation

 James M. Dorsey

Brutality Back-Fires: Arab Spring’s Lesson for Erdogan

Brutality Back-Fires: Arab Spring’s Lesson for Erdogan

JAMES M. DORSEY: Once again battle-hardened football fans are taking the lead in confronting a regime. We’ve been here before.

 Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

British Muslims Express Horror Over Lee Rigby’s Murder

British Muslims Express Horror Over Lee Rigby’s Murder

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Virtually every mainstream Muslim organisation has been unequivocal in its condemnation of the appalling murder of the young soldier

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