Category: Guest blog

  • A Dangerous Moment in U.S. Middle East Relations

    This is an extremely crucial and dangerous moment. If the U.S. follows Trump in siding with Saudi Arabia, we will be effectively supporting ISIS, and potentially creating an ISIS more powerful than any country in the Middle East. Here is why. The Saudi interpretation of Islam is the root source of ISIS’s. ISIS might look […]

  • “The People’s Lawyer and the Blind Sheikh”

    [This is an abridged version of Hajj Mauri’s remembrance of Lynn Stewart.] Remembering Lynne Stewart: “The People’s Lawyer” By El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan Unusual among America’s recent political prisoners, Lynn Stewart  was not young, male, or Muslim. The establishment would have us believe that Lynne Stewart was a lawyer of little consequence before she encountered a […]

  • Don’t Blame the Victims: Colonialist Ecosavagery Is Behind the Fires in Palestine

    Over 200 forest fires are raging in Palestine (now renamed the Jewish State of Israel including its occupied Palestinian territories). Many countries are helping put out the fires including four teams of Palestinian firefighters (no body helped Gaza when it was being fire-bombed by white phosphorous). But the fascist racist government of “Israel” blamed the Palestinians for the fires! […]

  • Dr. Taha Jabir Al-Alwani’s Last Article

    [The passing of Dr. Taha Jabir Al-Alwani was a great loss to scholarship in the ummah. I can think of no better epitaph than his last article, which was publicly read by his grandchildren at a program at Howard University on March 8. This is our transcription of his article.] “I sanctify justice, celebrate freedom, and honor humanity. While […]

  • Muslims and Bell-Tower Controversy

    Muslims and Bell-Tower Controversy Duke University’s decision to rescind its earlier approval to allow the use of campus bell-tower for a weekly Islamic prayer call has drawn widespread attention. Among the chief opponents of this accommodation to campus Muslims is Reverend Franklin Graham. He says, “It is wrong because it’s a different god. Using the bell tower, that signifies worship […]

  • Reflections on “The Muslim Response to Charlie Hebdo: Understanding the Root Causes of Radicalization”

    Reflections on the CSID Conference “The Muslim Response to Charlie Hebdo: Understanding the Root Causes of Radicalization” On Wednesday, January 22, I attended a two hour conference organized by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, DC. The topic was “The Muslim Response to […]

  • Leonard Liggio (1933-2014): A Scholar For The Free World

    Leonard Liggio (1933-2014): A Scholar For The Free World by Alejandro Chafuen, President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation [Originally published in Forbes, reprinted with permission of the  author] The free society lost a great champion on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 when Leonard P. Liggio passed away. I first met Leonard P. Liggio in 1980 […]

  • Ali Al’Amin Mazrui (1933 – 2014)

    Ali Al’Amin Mazrui (1933 – 2014) [Obituary by Prof. Sulayman Nyang] Professor Ali A. Mazrui is dead. We hereby call upon the Almighty Allah to grant him mercy and the best of his rewards to his servants. His death is a shock to many of us and to the countless numbers who knew him personally […]

  • Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Malala Yousafzai: Bone-chilling Contrasts in the West

    Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and Malala Yousafzai: Bone-chilling Contrasts in the West by El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan Let me begin by stating loud and clear, this writer is proud to know that a Muslim woman, Malala Yousafzai, has become the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. While her young age (17) might raise the eyebrows of some, […]

  • An Open Letter to the “Islamic State”

    Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace): On March 16, 2003, a committed young (only 23) American activist by the name of Rachel Corrie was murdered in cold blood by an Israeli soldier, while she attempted to non-violently prevent the destruction of a Palestinian family’s home in Rafah (Palestine). It has come to my attention that another young […]

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