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TV Debate: Should Muslims Participate in Secular Democracy in the West? (Islam Channel)

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In light of the upcoming UK elections of May 2015, Abdullah al Andalusi of MDI, and Azad Ali of ENGAGE (now MEND) hold a friendly and frank discussion and debate upon the question as to whether Muslims should participate in Secular Democracy in the West.

Current Affairs »

Muslim women wearing headscarves removed from U.S. talk show audience

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Al-Arabiya U.S. media giant Warner Bros. have defended themselves in light of a recent complaint that two Muslim women were asked to move from the audience of talk show “The Real” due to their wearing of headscarves. According to a complaint against the studio, the two women were requested by officials to move out of… Read More ›

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TV Debate: Should Muslims Participate in Secular Democracy in the West? (Islam Channel)

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In light of the upcoming UK elections of May 2015, Abdullah al Andalusi of MDI, and Azad Ali of ENGAGE (now MEND) hold a friendly and frank discussion and debate upon the question as to whether Muslims should participate in Secular Democracy in the West.

MDI News »

Abdullah Andalusi Refutes the Quilliam/HJS Neocon Narrative – Why Has the Independent Censored its Report on it?

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Originally posted on CoolnessofHind:
Source The debate above, titled “The Big Cambridge Debate: Is the West to Blame for Islamic Extremism (Terrorism)?” demonstrated the superficiality of Robin Simcox’s, and by extension the bigoted Henry Jackson Society’s neocon narrative. Usama Hasan from the infamously notorious Quilliam Foundation proceeded to, well, just waffle. The contributions from Abdullah…

Spotlight »

Why First Nations People Regard Thanksgiving Day as a National Day of Mourning

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Article originally posted here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/why-first-nations-people-regard-thanksgiving-day-as-a-national-day-of-mourning/5416119   “The Sioux (aka Lakota) Indians of Minnesota must be exterminated or driven forever beyond the borders of the state.” – Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey We turkey-celebrating, obese, sports-addicted, shop-until-you-drop, historically-illiterate couch potatoes are all beneficiaries of the acts of our guilty ancestors who may have been unaware perpetrators of the crimes against… Read More ›

Islam »

Peace, patience, and tolerance: The guide to a good Muslim

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It’s not a secret that in the current context we live in, Islam has a bad rep, and so do many Muslims. Islam in today’s context is often associated with violence, oppression, intolerance, and general backward characteristics. If you were to ask some people who never studied Islam properly what they thought Islam taught it’s… Read More ›

Responses to anti-Islamic Polemics »

DEBATE VIDEO: Is SHARIA LAW FAIRER than ENGLISH LAW?

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Following the exciting debate, This House Believes That Shari’ah Law is Fairer than English Law, between Zara Faris alongside Abdullah Al-Andalusi for the motion, and Adrienne Page QC and a retired Judge against – the motion, “This House Believes That Shari’ah Law is Fairer than English Law” was WON on voter changes from before and after… Read More ›

Christianity »

Pro-Ukraine rebels want to form a ‘Christian Taliban’ movement

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Al jazeera Vitaly Chornly looked ominous as he stared across the room dressed all in black, his long jet-black beard contrasting sharply against his pale features. He sat up straight, crossed his legs, folded both hands on one knee, and began to explain the need for a 13th century crusade against Russia. Chornly, a former… Read More ›

Liberalism & Secular Democracy »

The Self-Refuting Nature of Democracy

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“…مَالَكُمْ لا تَعْقِلُونَ…” All man-made conceptual constructs, are by their very nature marred with contradictions and paradoxes. However, Jahili ideologies are more than often based on the naturalization and systemization of these self-refuting concepts and they are posited as being ‘Absolute’. The origins of tughyan lays precisely in this epistemic hubris. Therefore, the da’wah carrier… Read More ›

Atheism »

New Atheism, Old Empire

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The “New Atheists” have gained traction because they give intellectual cover to Western imperialism. by Luke Savage on Jacobin In explaining his transition from radical polemicist to neoconservative hawk, Christopher Hitchens insisted that his politics had not changed. It was perfectly consistent, he opined, to have opposed the Vietnam War on anti-imperialist grounds and unapologetically supported the… Read More ›

Feminism »

Lecture Video: Women & Leadership in Islam – by Zara Faris [‘Passing the Torch’ New Zealand Tour]

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Zara Faris presented a lecture at the “Passing the Torch” Conference as part of her New Zealand tour. The first exciting video from her tour is now up and available to view of her Lecture: Women and Leadership in Islam by Zara Faris.

History »

Unworthy Victims: Western Wars Have Killed Four Million Muslims Since 1990

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Originally posted on Mint Free Press Landmark research proves that the US-led ‘war on terror’ has killed as many as 2 million people, but this is a fraction of Western responsibility for deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two decades By Nafeez Ahmed  In this March 31, 2003 file photo, an Iraqi prisoner of… Read More ›

Zionism »

Jerusalem Church and mosque in West Bank both burned by Jewish extremists

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CNN A day after flames scorched a West Bank mosque, a Jerusalem seminary belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church was torched and defaced Thursday — an act police suspect is the work of radical right-wing Israelis. Both buildings were defaced with anti-Arab and anti-Christian slurs, including graffiti maligning Jesus on the seminary, said police spokeswoman… Read More ›

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