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A Woman’s Voice at the Mosque

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Most of all, we have to use reason and logic and broaden the use of ijtihad – individual reasoning in religious affairs.

In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, Toronto and Montreal saw arrests of two Muslims charged with terror related activities. There’s been some hand-wringing and questions about “what leads Muslim youth towards violence?”Most of all, we have to use reason and ...

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Canadian Muslims: A Plea to West

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The weeding out of Islamism inside the West is the essential prerequisite in defeating the global jihad.

ARTICLE ABOUT MFT PRESS CONFERENCE

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Mechanics of the Homegrown Islamist Terrorism in Canada

 

 

Earlier this month we learned the unpleasant news that four young Muslim men from the same school in London (Ontario) have been involved in terrorism. Two of them (one was a Greek convert) died during the ...

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Moderation Is Anathema to Islamists

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Salim Mansur: Moderation Is Anathema to Islamists

Wed, February 27, 2013

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Ryan Mauro

Salim MansurSalim Mansur is an Associate Professor, teaching political science at the University of Western Ontario, London.

He is the author of Islam’s Predicament: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim and has been published in academic journals including Middle East Quarterly, Jerusalem Quarterly, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences ...

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AXIAL – (Winter 2013)
SnowStar Institute of Religion, Kingsville, Ontario
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On The Historical Qur’an   By Salim Mansur

Any query about the historical Qur’an unavoidably implies there is a non-historical or a-historical Qur’an. Or there is the Qur’an Muslims take as their
sacred text and its meaning for them is extra-historical. Then there is the Qur’an as a text, a document with history, that like any document may be examined objectively in terms of its origin, preparation, assembly, textual consistency and
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Mistaking Islamism for Islam

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Ottawa Citizen
Mistaking Islamism for Islam
Too many who oppose fanaticism end up supporting the Islamist view that Muslims cannot be moderate, write Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur.

By Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur, Ottawa January 28, 2013

We are daily inundated with news of horrors from the Arab-Muslim world to the extent that for many in the West Islam as a venerable faith-tradition can no longer be distinguished from the organized terror and violence of radical Muslims, or Islamists.

There is something ...

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Justin Trudeau’s Islamist Revival by David B. Harris
Special to IPT News
December 20, 2012

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INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT ON TERRORISM, WASHINGTON, DC

Nothing says bug-eyed clerical fanaticism more than inviting a hate-spewing Saudi cleric to address your religious revival meeting. But this is part of the under-reported history of the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Convention, a conference that Justin Trudeau, a frontrunner in Canada’s Liberal Party leadership race – and son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – will address this weekend in Toronto. It’s also why moderate Muslims and non-Muslims are aghast at the prospect ...

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Sadat’s Conversion and What the Qur’an Says About Jews in the Holy Land

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From: ISLAM’S PREDICAMENT: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim
(Mosaic Press, Oakville, ON, 2009)
By SALIM MANSUR

In the middle of the commemorative parade marking the eighth anniversary of the October 1973 war launched by Egypt and Syria against Israel on Yom Kippur, also known as the Ramadan War, Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, was murdered by a band of Egyptian soldiers taking part in the event. Twenty-five years later as we recall the legacy of Sadat – his journey to Jerusalem ...

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LAUNCH OF MUSLIMS FACING TOMORROW

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REVIEWS, PHOTOS AND FEEDBACK FROM LAUNCH OF MFT – SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aifdemocracy/sets/72157631801921853/

 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJdHdT5pac

 

http://www.jewishtribune.ca/features/2012/10/10/muslim-reform-only-possible-with-help-of-moderates-non-muslims-activist-says

Launch of Muslims Facing Tomorrow
A review by Aisha Isabel Ashraf
The description of the past cannot be the prescription for the future

I attended the launch of the Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow at the invitation of Raheel Raza, journalist, author, public speaker and activist, who founded MFT to ...

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On the Historical Muhammad: One Muslim’s reflection

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By: Salim Mansur                 AXIAL 2012

Since Albert Schweitzer’s classic study, The Quest of the Historical Jesus: A Critical Study of Its Progress from Reimarus to Wrede was first published in 1906, the inquiry into historical Jesus has become a major area of scholarship. Why was not the Jesus of the New Testament – the Jesus of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – sufficient for learning about the central iconic figure of Christianity? The answer to such a question, as John Dominic ...

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