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Politicizing Islam

*Long read “All that makes existence valuable to anyone depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people.” – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word fetish is a noun describing an object believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner. It is broadly defined as a…

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In the Name of Religion or Politics?

More than a few people got upset with what I had to say regarding the alleged “Jihad” in Syria and my description of the different groups using Islam for their political ends as criminals. It’s amazing how fast people will turn on you when they discover that you’re not exactly falling in line with their…

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It’s NOT Jihad!

When cold-blooded murder is looked at as a matter of “difference in opinion” by Muslims, and thugs are considered to be on an honourable mission of Jihad, we shouldn’t be shocked that not only non-Muslims, but also some Muslims are abandoning what seems like a mad religion. To make matters worse, even Muslims who are…

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Al Odah on Syria

Of course I wasn’t shocked by the response to what I have to say about self-proclaimed Jihadi bandits going to Syria to “liberate” its people from Bashar Al Asad and his gang. It’s impossible to reason with people who have already gone insane by the smell of blood and grown addicted to death and the…

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For Syria Jihadists, or Criminals?

“Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.” Jean-Paul Sartre The first time Muslims were allowed to take arms and fight was after Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had migrated to Medina.It wasn’t a command to fight the disbelievers as many have misconstrued what Jihad is about. In fact,…

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Muslim Scholars & Politics

{They said, ‘Shu’ayb, does your prayer tell you that we should abandon what our forefathers worshipped and refrain from doing whatever we please with our own property? Indeed you are a tolerant and sensible man.’ He answered, ‘My people, can you not see? What if I am acting on clear evidence from my Lord? He…

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Egypt: Why?

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the…

On Sharia Governance

On Sharia Governance

With all the revolutions that have been taking place in the Middle East, and the Western imposed puppet dictators that have been disposed of as a result, the question of Islamopolitics emerges as political parties with an “Islamic” platform promise their people a return of their glory days. When colonization ended, and the Europeans packed…

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Harris & Fatah Sitting on a Tree…

By the power invested in me, I now pronounce Sam Harris and Tarek Fatah husband and husband. After all, the public display of affection exchanged between Harris and Fatah over Twitter transgresses the limits of modest conduct for a Muslim. Given that Tarek Fatah has taken his relationship beyond what’s deemed Islamically appropriate, he must…