Category Archives: Islam

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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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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The legitimacy and sustainability of ISIS Caliphate?

The militant Muslim group in Syria and Iraq, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL,[1] is a Sunni extremist, jihadist, organization. Having captured territory in parts of Syria and Iraq, they have rebranded themselves as The Islamic State or IS.  Proclaiming the establishment of … Continue reading

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Science and Islam

The title of this write-up may seem a little incongruous as common perception dictates that science and religion are essentially two different entities. That may be true, but there was a time, some centuries ago, when Islam and science were … Continue reading

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Political Islam: An evolutionary history

An excellent blog by Nadeem Paracha published in the Dawn Newspaper on 23 October 2014.  For reading and downloading the full article, click or copy the URL: http://www.dawn.com/news/1139847/political-islam-an-evolutionary-history

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Rape – A Heinous Crime and the Convoluted Justice System in ‘Muslim’ Societies

Patriarchal, tribal and largely illiterate societies in the so‐called Muslim countries have devastated the lives of rape victims by promulgating Islamic laws based on grossly misrepresented and misinterpreted teachings of the Qur’an. This law – rather travesty of justice – requires the … Continue reading

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Islam – the global perspective

Muslims will unanimously proclaim that Islam is a universal religion because the Qur’an asserts itself to be a message for the worlds[1]; it proclaims Prophet Muhammad[2] as the bearer of glad tidings[3]and messenger for all mankind[4].  Verifying the authenticity of … Continue reading

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Shar’ia – A White paper

Shari’a – A White paper Arif Humayun Abstract Implementation of shari’a (Muslim Law) has been exploited by Muslim governments, politicians, and radicals as an effective tool to establish themselves as credible leaders to assert power and control over Muslims and … Continue reading

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So They Will Know We Are Family

SO THEY WILL KNOW WE ARE FAMILY Arif Humayun (Homily for the Sept 11, 2011 service at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland, OR) Good Morning.  Thank you, Dr. DeWett for inviting me to be part of this … Continue reading

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