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Still Colonised? Liberalism in Muslim Thought


On May 9th, 2015 I gave a lecture on Liberalism in Muslim Thought at IMEC 2015 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The lecture touched up on some of the basic principles of Liberalism and the three major effects it has on Muslim-majority societies at large: (1) The degradation of Islam, (2) The rise of atheism and… 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 »

Still Colonised? Liberalism in Muslim Thought

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On May 9th, 2015 I gave a lecture on Liberalism in Muslim Thought at IMEC 2015 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The lecture touched up on some of the basic principles of Liberalism and the three major effects it has on Muslim-majority societies at large: (1) The degradation of Islam, (2) The rise of atheism and… Read More ›

MDI News »

Head of Ireland’s Leading Atheist Organisation defends Abdullah al Andalusi from slurs by Andrew Gilligan

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Michael Nugent, head of Atheist Ireland, a leading Atheist and Humanist campaign organisation in Ireland, has published an article refuting Andrew Gilligan’s spurious slanders from ‘anonymous sources’ and slanted reporting of Abdullah al Andalusi’s views. Michael has previously debated Abdullah twice in Ireland, and was invited by MDI to a debate in the UK in 2012. Abdullah… Read More ›

Spotlight »

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

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Article originally posted here:   “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 »

‘Oldest’ Quran Fragments found by Birmingham University (UK), at least written no later than 13 years after Muhammed (saaw)

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MDI Comment: The amazing discovery of a very early Quranic manuscript, to possibly within the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammed (saaw) will be a significant coup against attempts by neo-orientalist scholars like Tom Holland and Islamophobes like Robert Spencer at al, who’ve written books questioning the origins of Islam, including the authenticity of the Quran…. Read More ›

Responses to anti-Islamic Polemics »

‘Whataboutery': The Fail-Safe of Islamophobes

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The first time I heard the term ‘whataboutery’ was on a recent BBC Big Question’s debate regarding whether Human Rights has achieved more than religion over the course of human history. Aside from the unsubstantiated self-congratulating apologetics of many of the Human Rights supporters in the panel, what I found most annoying was Maryam Namazie’s frequent… Read More ›

Christianity »

Debate: ‘Is Jesus the God-Man?’ (Shadid Lewis debates Matt Slick)

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On 16th April 2015, in Atlanta, USA, MDI USA’s Shadid Lewis debated renowned Christian apologist, Matt Slick, the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry, on the time honoured classical subject between Muslims and Christians: ‘Is Jesus the God-Man?’. The ‘God-Man’ concept is a Christian concept that attempts to reconcile Jesus ‘as… Read More ›

Liberalism & Secular Democracy »

Christian politician facing pressure from secular liberal media in the UK because he’s the new head of Liberal Party

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MDI Comment: Although Muslims face increasing pressure against their theological beliefs and opinions in a predominantly Secular Liberal society, the UK is fast turning into an intolerant society which polices thought. With pressure by the UK government, and active programs (and possibly new laws) to outlaw and marginalise Muslims vocal about their belief – it… Read More ›

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 »

USA History: African Tribesmen displayed in American Zoos

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Guardian A Guardian article explores the story of African tribesmen, captured and displayed in New York Zoo. In the midst of Secular imperialist racism of the age, one Christian reverend speaks up against the inhumane treatment of humans. The black clergymen who had been summoned to Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church for an emergency meeting… 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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