Friday, January 21, 2011

Debit Card Predators

Mother Jones: Peter King's Terrorism Problem

Seymour Hersh on Christian fundamentalists in the military

I don't find Hersh's claims about a 'crusaders mentality' in the U.S. army to be far-fetched at all especially when one considers Jeff Sharlet's cover story of the May 2009 Harper's entitled "Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Crusade for a Christian Military."

Also, see this earlier post with a quote from Sharlet's book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

"McChrystal denies claims of secret military crusade against Islam"

Interview with Imam Suhaib Webb on altmuslimah

CNN: Radical Islamic infiltration of conservatives? (Video)

CNN: Frank Gaffney And CPAC's Alleged Muslim 'Infiltrator' Face Off (VIDEO)

'11 faith-based predictions for 2011'

A new generation of Muslims will bust out of their culturally and politically isolated cocoons and passionately reclaim their voice and narratives; one that has been stolen, used, abused and hijacked by extremists, terrorists and fear-mongering propagandists. Watch out for a major cultural renaissance as a new generation of Muslim artists and storytellers grab the mic, enter the arena and speak their voice with a revived passion and purpose.
–Wajahat Ali, Muslim playwright and attorney

Rapid Reaction: ISNA Canada Accused of Squandering Zakat Money

Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II

Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II

Thursday, January 20, 2011


however, like art often consists of a dialogue with the past in order to find a perspective from which to view the present. Tradition provides a jumping-off point which enables men and women to engage with the perennial questions about the ultimate meaning of life."

-Karen Armstrong, A History of God, 306

Anti-Muslim Agenda at Conservative Conference

Prominent British Muslim Assails Prejudice

Stirring a potentially explosive debate over faith and politics, the first Muslim woman to serve in the British cabinet said on Thursday that prejudice towards the country’s Islamic minority is so prevalent that it is seen by many as normal and uncontroversial and has “passed the dinner table test.”

“It seems to me that Islamophobia has now crossed the threshold of middle-class respectability,” Baroness Sayeed Warsi told an audience at the University of Leicester in the English Midlands. “For far too many people, Islamophobia is seen as a legitimate, even commendable, thing.”

Rush Holt: Peter King's Muslim Hearings Go 'Way Beyond What Is Called For'

via Faiza and Wajahat

Tim Winter on BBC on William Quilliam - 'Britain’s First Islamist'

NYPD Draws Ire for Anti-Muslim Film

Just Before Hearings, King Will Appear On Anti-Muslim Group's TV Show

"Anti-jihad expert" [Steven Emerson] furious he won’t be witness at ‘radicalization’ hearings

Tracing Islamic History Through Its Scripts

Despair Not of God’s Grace - A Message to People of Faith By Shaykh Abdallah bin Bayyah's%20Grace.pdf

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

@katiecouric: Islam in America

Check out an interview with Katie Couric on "Islam in America" featuring Khalid Latif, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Zaib Shaikh, Mohammed Hameeduddin and Asra Nomani. Shorter Clips and the Full interview are up at

CPAC To Host Panel Called 'Ground Zero Mosque: Second Wave Of The 9/11 Attacks'

Chip Berlet: 'Islam-Bashing Bigots Train Counterterrorism Agents'

Village Voice: NYPD Cops' Training Included an Anti-Muslim Horror Flick

Take Action: Help Rep. Peter King Hear Muslim Americans, Not Hold Hearings About Muslim Americans

Tikkun: Putting Islam on the Stand is Wrong and Misguided

and here (Rabbis for Human Rights):

Omid Safi: Who Put Hate in My Sunday Paper? Uncovering the Israeli-Republican-Evangelical Networks Behind the “Obsession” DVD

Revisiting this excellent piece by Dr. Omid Safi on "Obsession" which is increasingly relevant as "The Third Jihad" (made by the same group) is shown to the NYPD...

Thanks to SAA for bringing this to my attention :)

Mystery of who funded right-wing "radical Islam" campaign deepens (on the film "Obsession")

NYPD gins up cops with anti-Muslim training video

An Invitation to Write About Islam (Paid Opportunity)

A Night in Tunisia by Kamel Riahi

Phil Ochs: What are you fighting for?

Politico: Muslim groups nervous about King hearings 

via Faiza and Wajahat

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Roger Cohen: The Arab Gdansk

Juan Cole: New Tunisian Government Declares Total Liberty of Information, as the Opposition Demands more Change

Haroon Moghul: Christopher Hitchens Revisits Tunisia: The Same Old, Same Old

Author of book on Gülen movement receives much interest in Ankara

Turkey: "The blind remain locked up, but attitudes are changing"

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cornel West "Barack Obama Is NOT The Fulfillment Of Martin Luther King's dream

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on BBC radio 19/1/11

Humble Leaders: Dr. Jimmy Jones

Humble Leaders: Dr. Jimmy Jones from EidFilms on Vimeo.

"The Letter" - Nader Khan (orig. Dawud Wharnsby)

via Shaykh Faraz

Muslim resistance: The struggle within - video

Documentary maker Masood Khan explores the Muslim community's struggle against extremism. In the first of three videos, he goes to Luton to see how Salafi Muslims are rejecting the extreme rhetoric of al-Muhajiroun

TJ Winter: The Prophet (PBUH) & His Wives - Part 1

This entire lecture is also available as a mp3 file from

Eboo Patel: MLK was a religious visionary, too

Democracy Now Special: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words

Mark LeVine: Tunisia: How the US got it wrong

Tim Wise: Stop Sanitizing MLK's Message

Robert Fisk: The brutal truth about Tunisia

Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute (at Stanford)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Report on Converts to Islam in the UK: A Minority Within a Minority

Thanks Yusuf

Frank Rich: No One Listened to Gabrielle Giffords

A Conversation with Ingrid Mattson

Islamic Extremism- Talk by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (8/8)

Islamic Extremism- Talk by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (7/8)

Islamic Extremism- Talk by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (6/8)

Islamic Extremism- Talk by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (5/8)

Islamic Extremism- Talk by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (4/8)

Yvonne Ridley: Tonight We Are All Tunisians

via Dustin

Dawud Walid: on’t rest until King’s entire dream is realized

"King should not be seen as a mythical figure like Santa Claus, who makes us feel warm and fuzzy. We have come a long way as a nation, but King’s full dream has yet to come true."

Lisa Shah on "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

Trying to implement this....:)

BBC: In pictures: Tunisia unrest

via Iram

Juan Cole: New Wikileaks: US Knew Tunisian Gov. Rotten Corrupt, Supported Ben Ali Anyway

Tariq Ramadan: Revolution in Tunisia