Apparently the “religious revolution” that Egyptian President Sisi called for on New Year’s Day is taking root — at least by emboldening more moderate Muslims to speak out publicly, as Sisi did. I am currently watching the latest episode of Cairo Today, hosted by ‘Amru Adib, a very popular Egyptian show. Like Sisi’s speech before […]
French After my article “Islamic State Atrocities: Products of Grievances’?” appeared, a reader sent me the following email, which makes similar points, specifically about Obama’s use of the word “expediency” to explain away Islamic State savageries: Dear Mr. Ibrahim, You are so correct to find Obama’s real point of view by paying close attention to […]
The first time I heard about Khalid bin al-Walid—the 7th century Muslim jihadi affectionately known in Islamic history as “The Sword of Allah”—was when I was in college researching for my MA thesis on the Battle of Yarmuk, when the Muslims, under Khalid’s generalship, defeated the Byzantines in 636, opening the way for the historic […]
While other scriptures contain contradictions, the Koran is the only holy book whose commentators have evolved a doctrine to account for the very visible shifts which occur from one injunction to another. No careful reader will remain unaware of the many contradictory verses in the Koran, most specifically the way in which peaceful and tolerant […]
If the same exact criticisms being made against Islam today were also made centuries ago, is it reasonable to dismiss them all as “Islamophobic”— that is, as “unfounded fear of and hostility towards Islam,” as theCouncil on American Islamic Relations would have it?
Eine Studie über Islamische Doktrin Englischer Originaltext: Nidal Hasan and Fort Hood Übersetzung: derprophet.info Eine der Schwierigkeiten, welche sich ergibt wenn man die besorgniserregenderen Lehren des Islam diskutiert, ist, daß sie einen Charakter haben, der aus einer anderen Zeit und einer anderen Welt stammt. Wenn diese islamische Doktrin nicht aktiv und freimütig von den Muslimen selbst […]
One of the difficulties in discussing Islam’s more troubling doctrines is that they have an anachronistic, even otherworldly, feel to them; that is, unless actively and openly upheld by Muslims, non-Muslims, particularly of the Western variety, tend to see them as abstract theory, not standard practice for today. In fact, some Westerners have difficulties acknowledging even those problematic doctrines that are openly upheld by Muslims — such as jihad. How much more when the doctrines in question are subtle, or stealthy, in nature?
Father Zakaria Botros recently ran a show dedicated to answering the question, “Was Muhammad a messenger from God or Satan?” As usual with these shows, viewers were asked to call in and respond to this question, with poll results revealed at the end of the show
Middle East Forum Translations of this item: German Italian Recently, Cathy Lynn Grossman of USA Today wrote an article about Muslim zakat, wherein I was referenced as a “critic of Islam.” She then followed up with another article titled “Critic questions the aims and ends of Islamic charity,” dedicated to examining my views on zakat. While I appreciate Ms. […]