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Letter to the editor: Ben Carson, Sharia law and the Constitution

September 29, 2015

So candidate Dr. Carson opines that Islamic Sharia law is incompatible with our Constitution. And that a Muslim president would be problematic. His opinion, but he might have expanded more on why. True, concerning Sharia, he raises issues. At least as I’ve read and been told, Islam’s tenets aros...

Role of Muslim organizations in fighting extremism

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 After my last week’s commentary on Islamic extremism and the problem within the Muslim communities, I received a number of encouraging and insightful responses The feedback was not only uplifting but educational as well. In my commentary I mentioned Quilliam, which I believed wa...

Muslims should help to fight against radical Islam

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 When I moved to the U.S. from a Muslim country, I was well aware of the negative stereotypes against Islam and Muslims. But there was one thing I was unaware of: the detrimental impact of radical Islam. After doing some research on the issue out of curiosity, I began to understand...

Practice critical thinking

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 The Paris terrorist attacks show that social problems badly need competent, “critical” thinking. But does current education (yours?) provide a robust repertoire? Like: Comprehensiveness: overlook nothing vital, see “both,” “all” sides—fair-mindedly… Beware propaganda—on...

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