Author Archives: Arif

Response to malicious mail designed to create hate

The hate mail (Suha Saleem hate mail), which is clearly meant to spread hatred about Islam, was received by several Circle of Peace members. It contains the translation of 24 Qur’anic verses (dubbed killing verses in the email). Included in … Continue reading

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Building Bridges through Education

How can bridges of understanding be built to better understand the other side’s perspective? Education is the natural medium for bridging such gaps. Circle of Peace and George Fox University organized an interfaith seminar to highlight the importance of education … Continue reading

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Radio interview – Connivance by Silence

Arif Humayun was interviewed by The Project Censored Show by co-hosts Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips on KPFA, 94.1 FM, Berkeley CA.  Here is the recording of the interview.

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Annual Seminar 2017 – Building Bridges through Education

Circle of Peace and George Fox University will host their sixth annual seminar “Building Bridges through Education” on February 13, 2017  from 7 pm to 9 pm, at Canyon Commons, George Fox University, Newberg, OR.  Speakers representing four religious traditions … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myth of Islamist Ideology

The spate of deadly terrorist attacks during the Muslim holy month of fasting (Ramadan) left hundreds of people dead and wounded.  This wave of attacks – in Istanbul, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq and Saudi Arabia — has shaken the … Continue reading

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An Anatomy of Muslim Revolutionary Extremism and Roadmap Leading Out of the Islamist Labyrinth

In the 21st century, the Muslim world has convulsed into conditions of terrorist violence and internecine wars, with radical extremist groups having literally hijacked the second most populous religion in the world.  The frequent, increasingly vicious, and brutal terrorist attacks … Continue reading

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Building Bridges of Peace

How can we make a difference in our suffering world? Join us for a panel discussion highlighting practical ways in which faith-based organizations have endeavored to build global bridges of peace across religious, cultural, and political divides. To learn more about how faiths … Continue reading

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Muslim Reform Movement

A new initiative – The Muslim Reform Movement – was launched at the National Press Club in Washington DC on December 4, 2015.  This initiative was being planned for some time but coincided with the sad terrorist attack in San … Continue reading

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Pre-Jihadi Mindset: What Muslims can do about it?

An excellent article by Jasmeen Pasha, MD is posted here with the author’s permission No Muslim is born Jihadi or has any genetic predisposition to turn into a Jihadi.  Up to the last century, the concept of jihad in Islam … Continue reading

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The Radicalizing Ideology – Its Root Causes

Having routinely ignored several atrocities justified in the name of Islam, the December 16, 2014 massacre of almost 145 people, including 132 children at the Army Public School in Peshawar, has finally established a new blood-soaked benchmark for Pakistan’s tolerance.  … Continue reading

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