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Saudi Arabia condemned for promoting extremism and violence

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In a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of IHEU and Center for Inquiry, Canadian women’s rights activist Raheel Raza attacked Saudi Arabia for its 30-year record of funding and promoting Islamic extremism.  In her statement on 14 September 2012 she asked whether the silence of the OIC on Islamic violence against Muslims had anything to do with the OIC’s funding coming from the same source! Here is Raheel’s statement in full:

Center for Inquiry joint statement ...

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REFLECTIONS ON 9/11 TEN YEARS LATER – Salim Mansur

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CANADIAN OBSERVER

FALL 2011, Vol. 1. No. 2

As the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 recede further into the past, historians and others will seek to make sense of what occurred on that calm late summer morning where a mighty superpower was taken by surprise and to explain the significance of the event in terms of world history. Future historians, however, will have a better perspective of 9/11 and of the consequences that followed. They will be better situated to dispassionately ...

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I AM AFRAID OF SHARIA LAW By Hasan Mahmud

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I am a Muslim and I am afraid of Sharia law. Yes, Sharia law eliminated the century old culture of all kinds of whims of tribal leaders and kings applied as law. Yes, it may look inadequate by today’s standard but Sharia law standardized and codified people’s interaction with each other in all sectors of life. Also, the more than six thousand laws in Shafi’i or Hanafi law books are not bad either. It’s a small but critical portion that ...

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THE COOL WATER OF THE KORAN

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PJM in Seattle

February 6, 2007

“From water God made every living thing.”

-Surah Number 21 Ayah Number 30, Koran

A Letter on Islam written in response to a non-Muslim writer: “The problem with Islam is not the Koran, but Muslims and their respective understandings of the Koran that result in their differing conduct.”

by Salim Mansur

 

Dear Sir:

You ask me political questions and not questions about faith. You do not ask what Islam means to me as a person and others of my persuasion ...

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Arab Spring vs. Women’s Rights

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by Raheel Raza | June 21, 2012
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www.gatestoneinstitute.org

In a propaganda trap doubtlessly intended to cripple one politically – like so many others of its kind, such as “racist” – if a woman speaks in ways expected of a woman she is considered an inadequate leader; if she speaks in ways expected of a leader she is considered an inadequate woman. If you can dismiss the person, you can dismiss the issue.

In the “Arab Spring” ...

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