Monthly Archives: Aug 2010

Reconciling Islamic values and Democracy

I have a post on Cif at the moment about ongoing attempts amongst Islamic movements to try and reconcile Islamic values and democracy, the sovereignty of God vs the sovereignty of the people etc.

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Honouring the Qur’an translators

The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S.) recommended completing the reading of the Qur’an during the month of Ramadan. Like many non-Arab speakers, my main avenue for learning and reflecting on the message of the Qur’an is through one of the many translations … Continue reading

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Obama displays best of US in Ground Zero mosque row

Intervening in the midst of a growing and increasingly shrill row over plans by a group of American Muslims to build a mosque in Manhattan, not far from the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama has come down firmly … Continue reading

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The Spectator is sued over links to Harry’s Place

The Guardian draws our attention today to a significant High Court judgement last month regarding Islam Expo. Islam Expo are apparently suing the right-wing Spectator weekly news magazine about a 2009 article by Stephen Pollard (who also happens to be the editor … Continue reading

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Four police officers to face charges for assaulting Babar Ahmad

Over six and a half years after Babar Ahmad – a friend of mine from my Young Muslims UK days back in the 1990’s – was badly beaten up while being arrested by a number of police officers in December 2003, the Crown … Continue reading

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In pictures: Ramadan around the world

The Daily Telegraph website has a nice picture gallery today featuring photographs relating to the start of Ramadan from a number of Muslim majority countries around the world including Indonesia, Occupied Palestine, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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The Guardian’s Jonathan Steele: US media is in thrall to Israel

The Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele today looks at how hopes placed in President Obama in the Middle East have crumbled in just over a year since the US President made his impassioned Cairo speech in June 2009. No serious pressure … Continue reading

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