There are some 1.2 billion Muslims in the world, the overwhelming majority of which are Cultural Muslims who are generally called moderate Muslims. Muslims are born into Islam, where a great many never go through the process of deciding for themselves if they want to be Muslims. It is not a religion that they choose, it is a belief they inherit. For whatever reason, this great majority of Cultural Muslims are Muslims of sort without fully toeing the line of Islam. The real Muslims are the jihadists, a small minority who lives and dies by the dictates of the Quran and the Sunna, the life examples of Muhammad. (...) >>>
Mar 14, 2009
Shona Darress Notes: "Zuhdi Jasser Against Third Jihad"
Jan 28, 2009
Memri: " Saudi Anti-Terror Cartoons"
On June 25, 2008, the Saudi Interior Ministry reported the arrest of 520 Al-Qaeda operatives who had planned to strike oil facilities and economic centers in eastern Saudi Arabia. According to the report, the leader of the cell, who bore a message from Al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, was among those arrested, as were some 50 webmasters of websites that spread extremist ideas and encourage terrorism.
After the arrests were made public, Saudi papers focused on condemning terrorism and terrorist ideology, through articles and cartoons. (...)
"The logic of the terrorist"
Cartoonist: Jihad Awartany
Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), July 1, 2008 >>>
Updated: 21st Aug. 2008
Iraqi and Arab progressives have long tended to view the persistence of tribes and tribalism as a negative phenomenon that is keeping the Middle East from developing modern societal relations based on voluntarism and a modern political system. This is particularly true in Iraq, where the Ba'th regime exploited tribalism to sustain the dictatorship. Recently, though, some liberals have begun to rethink this view of the Iraqi tribes, and, in light of the successes of the tribal Awakenings Councils, have begun to argue that the tribes can be a force for progress and a positive alternative to Islamists. (...) Iraqi author Hussein Karkush wrote in the liberal Arab e-journal Elaph that the tribes are relatively secular and that the Awakenings are essentially Iraqi civil society's revolt against political Islam. Following are excerpts (...) >>>
Updated: 3rd Aug. 2008
Front Page: "The Demise of Islam?"
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Abul Kasem, an ex-Muslim who is the author of hundreds of articles and several books on Islam including, Women in Islam. He was a contributor to the book Leaving Islam – Apostates Speak Out as well as to Beyond Jihad: Critical Views From Inside Islam. He writes from Sydney, Australia and can be reached at email@example.com. (...) >>>
Updated: 16th July 2008
Politeia: "The Good News: for Muslims and Humanity"
"With the help of our readers we went through the Koran and removed every verse that we believe did not come from Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. However, it is possible that we missed something, and we could use your help. If you find verses in the reformed version of the Koran that promote violence, divisiveness, religious or gender superiority, bigotry, or discrimination, please let us know the number of the verse and the reason why it should be removed. Please email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org."
"If you could help with translation or distribution of the Reform Koran, please email us at email@example.com. If you could provide financial support, please visit our support page."
In Memoriam of Aqsa Parvez >>>
Updated: 20th Dec. 2007
American Thinker: "Moderate Muslim group slams Sudan over teddy bear case"
Excellent news, worthy of praise: The American Islamic Congress has denounced the government of Sudan for jailing a British schoolteacher, and demands her immediate release. Judith Apter Klinghofer of the History News Netework has the news >>>
Updated: 29tyh Nov. 2007
FrontPage Magazine: "Muslims Against Sharia", by Jamie Glazov
Frontpage Interview's guest today is Khalim Massoud, the president of Muslims Against Sharia, an Islamic reform movement. ...
As you might imagine, Islamists are not particularly happy with our group. According to our poll, over 20% of Muslims want us beheaded. I am perfectly content with my head not being separated from my body and I'd like to keep it that way for as long as I can. >>>
Updated: 24th Nov. 2007
Io Sto Con Oriana: "Integration?"
Updated: 2nd November 2007
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