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Is Islam the Underlying cause of Terrorism? Abdullah al Andalusi tackles the controversial question at the prestigious London School of Economics

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Does Islam, or any sect or interpretation of Islam cause Terrorism? If not, then what does cause terrorism? And – more damningly – Are there cases where mainstream and prominent Secular Liberal Philosophers (The Ullama ul Liberaliyya) JUSTIFY Terrorism? What is the ‘Supreme Emergency Exemption’ doctrine, and did the actions of those who follow it… Read More ›

Current Affairs »

Islamophobia is big money for well known Islamphobes

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The Daily Beast Why do Pamela Geller et al. do it? Sure, they believe it. But they get bankrolled to do it—and on a major scale. People keep asking me why does Pam Geller spew so much anti-Muslim crap? Is it part of her work as a pro-Israel activist? Did she once get food poisoning… Read More ›

Videos »

Is Islam the Underlying cause of Terrorism? Abdullah al Andalusi tackles the controversial question at the prestigious London School of Economics

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Does Islam, or any sect or interpretation of Islam cause Terrorism? If not, then what does cause terrorism? And – more damningly – Are there cases where mainstream and prominent Secular Liberal Philosophers (The Ullama ul Liberaliyya) JUSTIFY Terrorism? What is the ‘Supreme Emergency Exemption’ doctrine, and did the actions of those who follow it… Read More ›

MDI News »

Why are Malaysia’s Secular Liberals So Afraid of Debate?

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A week ago I was in Malaysia, having been invited to deliver a series of lectures on Islam, women’s rights, and a critique of liberalism and feminism. The organisers, Wanita ISMA (an Islamic NGO), had hoped to supplement my tour by organising a panel discussion between me, ISMA, and two members of a small (but disproportionately… Read More ›

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 »

The Revival of Islam (lecture by Zara Faris, Christchurch, New Zealand)

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Zara Faris presents a lecture on the way to Islamic Revival of the Muslim mind and the Muslim world. The lecture was given in New Zealand as part of the “Passing the Torch” Conference: Passing the Torch: Revival of Islam on the 7th February 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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 »

Study shows large number of Christians are leaving the faith

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Perhaps it may be team for some Christian apologists-speakers-organisations who spend the majority of their time demonising both Islam and Muslims, stick to teaching and speaking about their own faith? Business Insider An extensive study done by the Pew Research Center has yielded some fascinating information regarding the trajectory of world religions over the next four decades. … Read More ›

Liberalism & Secular Democracy »

The Big Cambridge Debate: Is the West to Blame for Islamic Extremism (Terrorism)?

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On the 23rd April 2015, the prestigious Cambridge Union, at Cambridge University debated the motion ‘This House Believes the West is the Blame for Islamic Extremism (Terrorism)’. The debate motion had three speakers in proposition of the motion, and three in opposition of the motion. The debate was concluded with a vote to determine whether the ‘house’ adopts the motion or rejects it.

Atheism »

“Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence”, Says Ordinary Intellect

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God’s existence has been debated throughout the centuries – often fiercely, although most of the time a discussion for café enthusiasts who find the question the mark of a higher intellect; desiring the need to prove themselves worthy of the assumption. For most theists, the debate is considered a matter of common sense, not needing… Read More ›

Feminism »

BBC Radio 4: Is a ‘Feminist re-interpretation’ of the Quran needed? Zara Faris debates Feminist Ziba Mir-Hosseini

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According to staunch feminist Amina Wadud, she claims that ISIS is a “wake-up call” for Muslims who reject a reformation of Islam. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a Feminist activist and legal anthropologist agrees with Amina, arguing that the existence of ISIS should *force* Muslims to “wake up” to the need for a ‘feminist re-interpretation’ of Islam. Yesterday… Read More ›

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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