Why As A Muslim I Defend Liberty

Author by : Mustafa Akyol
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Publisher by : Cato Institute
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Description : Islam, the second largest religion in the world, has several authoritarian interpretations today that defy human freedom—by executing “apostates” or “blasphemers,” imposing religious practices, or discriminating against women or minorities. In Why, as a Muslim, I Support Liberty, Mustafa Akyol offers a bold critique of this trouble, by frankly acknowledging its roots in the religious tradition. But Akyol also shows that Islam has “seeds of freedom” as well—in the Qur'an, the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and the complex history of the Islamic civilization. It is past time, he argues, to grow those seeds into maturity, and reinterpret Islamic law and politics under the Qur'anic maxim, “No compulsion in religion.” Akyol shows that the major reinterpretation Islam needs now is similar to the transformation that began in Western Christianity back in the 17th century, with the groundbreaking ideas of classical liberal thinkers such as John Locke. The author goes back and forth between classical liberalism and the Islamic tradition, to excavate little-noticed parallels, first highlighted by the “Islamic liberals” of the late Ottoman Empire, unknown to many Muslims and non-Muslims today. In short chapters, Akyol digs into big questions. Why do Muslims need to “reform” the Sharia? But is there something to “revive” in the Sharia as well? Should Muslims really glorify “conquest,” or rather believe in social contract? Is capitalism really alien to Islam, which has a rich heritage of free markets and civil society? Finally, he addresses a suspicion common among Muslims today: What if liberty is a mere cover used by Western powers to advance their imperialist schemes? With personal stories, historical anecdotes, theological insights, and a very accessible prose, this is the little big book on the intersection of Islam and liberty.


Islam Without Extremes A Muslim Case For Liberty

Author by : Mustafa Akyol
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Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : A provocative manifesto for an interpretation of Islam that synthesizes liberal ideas and respect for the Islamic tradition.


Allah Liberty Love

Author by : Irshad Manji
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Publisher by : Vintage Books Canada
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Description : Now in paperback with a discussion guide. "Irshad Manji is the new voice of reform, not only for Islam, but for all religions." -- Deepak Chopra The New York Times bestselling author to whom Oprah gave her first ever Chutzpah Award, Irshad Manji has written a book that equips all of us to develop moral courage. Among the most visible Muslim reformers of our time, Irshad Manji reflects on the journey she has taken since her previous book catapulted her into the public spotlight, drawing on her real-life encounters with a world full of seekers who are struggling, as she has, to reconcile faith and freedom. Having engaged with politicians, activists, families, students, scholars and ordinary people of various religions and cultures, Manji tells stories that are deeply poignant, frequently funny and always revealing about the morally confused era in which we live. In doing so, she paves a path for Muslims and non-Muslims to defend the values of liberal democracy--and thus discover the Allah of liberty and love. Above all, Manji shows that by participating in this signature cause of the 21st century, individuals can embark on a journey of their own towards moral courage. Allah, Liberty & Love is ultimately a book about how to become a gutsy global citizen working for both personal and world peace. Manji has faith not just in Allah, but also in her fellow human beings. Prepare to be informed as well as inspired.


Islam And North America

Author by : Micah Fries
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Description : Love your Muslim neighbors. Motivated by a deep-rooted conviction that the North American church needs to be equipped for this important task, Micah Fries and Keith Whitfield have gathered a group of experts who are deeply invested in successful outreach to their Muslim neighbors. Unlike many resources that explore the topic of Islam as a dominant religion in the Middle East, Islam and North America focuses on the presence of Islam here in North America. Answering questions about the commonalities between Christians and Muslims, freedom of worship, the Quran, and Sharia law, this book will equip North American Christians to think about Islam theologically and missionally, engage their Muslim neighbors hospitably, and encourage readers to find new opportunities for missional engagement in their own backyards.


On The Muslim Question

Author by : Anne Norton
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Why “the Muslim question” is really about the West and its own anxieties—not Islam In this fearless, original book, Anne Norton demolishes the notion that there is a “clash of civilizations” between the West and Islam. What is really in question, she argues, is the West’s commitment to its own ideals: to democracy and the Enlightenment trinity of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In the most fundamental sense, the Muslim question is about the values not of Islamic, but of Western, civilization.


The Muslim Speaks

Author by : Khurram Hussain
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Publisher by : Zed Books Ltd.
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Description : The Muslim Speaks reimagines Islam as a strategy for investigating the modern condition. Rather than imagining it as an issue external to a discrete West, Khurram Hussain constructs Islam as internal to the elaboration and expansion of the West. In doing so he reveals three discursive traps – that of ‘freedom’, ‘reason’ and ‘culture’ – that inhibit the availability of Islam as a feasible, critical interlocutor in Western deliberations about moral, intellectual and political concerns. Through close examination of this inhibition, Hussain posits that while Islamophobia is clearly a moral wrong, ‘depoliticization’ more accurately describes the problems associated with the lived experience of Muslims in the West and elsewhere. Weaving together his conclusions in the hope of a common world, Khurram Hussain boldy and quite radically deems that what Islam needs is not depoliticization, but infact repoliticization.


When Islam Silences Itself

Author by : John C. Rankin
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Description : Provocation and Invitation Islam silences itself, by its own choice, in the presence of Moses and Jesus. The level playing field for all ideas to be heard equally is defined by Moses, fulfilled in Jesus, but opposed by Muhammad. Yet, in an appeal to a deeper humanity, I eagerly seek for Islam to be fully heard, and to pose me their toughest questions concerning my biblical faith and its definition of political power.Provocation In A.D. 632, Abu Bakr, soon to become the first caliph in Islam, said: "Allah sent Muhammad with his religion and he strove for it until men accepted it voluntarily or by force." The Arabic root here for "strove" is jihad. This is an original historical provocation, and virtually unrestrained for these past 1400 years. Islam is historically a one-way religion, the opposite of the level playing field. Whether you are born Muslim, convert or are coerced, even by the sword, you are not allowed to exit.Invitation But the biblical response is first asymmetrical, to give an invitation to freedom. In terms of public policy, here in the United States, it is not to ban Muslim immigration, nor to single out any religion or ethnicity, but to define the terms of our own constitutional and biblically defined liberties. Thus, a proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Liberty Amendment: All citizens, visitors and other persons living in the United States, or its territories, must affirm the following: "I affirm that all persons living within the jurisdictions of the United States of America have full religious, political and economic liberty under the rule of law. "I thus affirm that all such persons are free to change their religious, political and/or economic affiliations as they see fit, free from any forms of coercion." Muslims of goodwill affirm such an Amendment, and by definition cannot embrace jihad. For any Muslims of ill will, they will reveal themselves in opposition to such true and equal liberty. If this Amendment were to become law, and enforced across the board, the possibility of Islamic jihad within the United States will be nearly eliminated. And the United States always maintains its necessary prerogative to defend our liberties in the face of unrepentant jihad, nationally and internationally.


Why The West Is Best

Author by : Ibn Warraq
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Description : We, in the West in general, and the United States in particular, have witnessed over the last twenty years a slow erosion of our civilizational self-confidence. Under the influence of intellectuals and academics in Western universities, intellectuals such as Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, Edward Said, and Noam Chomsky, and destructive intellectual fashions such as post-modernism, moral relativism, and mulitculturalism, the West has lost all self-confidence in its own values, and seems incapable and unwilling to defend those values. By contrast, resurgent Islam, in all its forms, is supremely confident, and is able to exploit the West's moral weakness and cultural confusion to demand ever more concessions from her. The growing political and demographic power of Muslim communities in the West, aided and abetted by Western apologists of Islam, not to mention a compliant, pro-Islamic US Administration, has resulted in an ever-increasing demand for the implementation of Islamic law-the Sharia- into the fabric of Western law, and Western constitutions. There is an urgent need to examine why the Sharia is totally incompatible with Human Rights and the US Constitution. This book , the first of its kind, proposes to examine the Sharia and its potential and actual threat to democratic principles. This book defines and defends Western values, strengths and freedoms often taken for granted. This book also tackles the taboo subjects of racism in Asian culture, Arab slavery, and Islamic Imperialism. It begins with a homage to New York City, as a metaphor for all we hold dear in Western culture- pluralism, individualism, freedom of expression and thought, the complete freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness unhampered by totalitarian regimes, and theocratic doctrines.


A Battle For The Soul Of Islam

Author by : M. Zuhdi Jasser
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Among the unsettling social shifts in the wake of 9/11 was the global attention paid to Islam. Here in the United States, we became divided, often sadly along partisan lines, between those who believed every Muslim was a potential threat and those who believed no Muslim could do wrong. For conservative Wisconsin native and former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, these radical times meant facing a new reality as a devout Muslim and a patriot—a certain betrayal within his faith, and a need to answer a question that crossed the minds of even the most sensitive and politically correct: “Can a good Muslim be a good American as well?” Jasser founded the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) to instill in young American Muslims an appreciation for the distinctively positive impact that this nation’s ideals of liberty have had upon the world. As a nationally recognized expert on Muslim radicalization, he offers non-Muslims a definitive comprehension of the difference between Islam and the spiritual cancer known as Islamism, or political Islam, and how violence and extremism run counter to Islam’s true teachings. As he persuasively argues, until we acknowledge the threat of Islamism in all its forms, the majority of Americans will be gulled into recognizing only the most obvious: terrorism. In A Battle for the Soul of Islam, Jasser embraces both his faith and his country while asking hard questions: * Are American Muslim children learning entitlement as victims, or are they being taught individual responsibility and critical thinking? * Are poisonous conspiracy theories dividing their American identity, or are they gaining exposure to reason, nationalism, and patriotism? * Are Muslims publicly critical of the Islamist movements of the Middle East, or do they remain silent on aspects of religious doctrine that conflict with modernity and universal equality? * Is the American press downplaying the seditious threat of homegrown Islamist radicalism and the influence of Islamists’ propaganda arm on our governmental policies? * Is our culture of political correctness a major obstacle toward long-overdue Muslim reform against Islamism? All these years after 9/11, it’s time for us to understand the true threat of Islamism. It is a Muslim problem that needs a Muslim solution, and A Battle for the Soul of Islam builds a solid, balanced, and imperative must-read foundation for the fight.


Muslim Americans

Author by : Nahid Afrose Kabir
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : With Islamophobia on the rise in the US since 9/11, Muslims remain the most misunderstood people in American society. Taking as its point of departure the question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy, this book examines Muslims’ sense of belonging in American society. Based on extensive interview data across seven states in the US, the author explores the question of what it means to be American or un-American amongst Muslims, offering insights into common views of community, culture, and wider society. Through a combination of interviewees’ responses and discourse analysis of print media, Muslim Americans also raises the question of whether media coverage of the issue might itself be considered ‘un-American’. An empirically grounded study of race and faith-based relations, this book undertakes a rigorous questioning of what it means to be American in the contemporary US. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and political science with interests in race, ethnicity, religion and national identity.


Muslim Americans In The Military

Author by : Edward E. Curtis
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Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : Since the Revolutionary War, Muslim Americans have served in the United States military, risking their lives to defend a country that increasingly looks at them with suspicion and fear. InMuslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service,Edward E. Curtis illuminates the long history of Muslim service members who have defended their country and struggled to practice their faith. Profiling soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors since the dawn of our country, Curtis showcases the real stories of Muslim Americans, from Omer Otmen, who fought fiercely against German forces during World War I, to Captain Humayun Khan, who gave his life in Iraq in 2004. These true stories contradict the narratives of hate and fear that have dominated recent headlines, revealing the contributions and sacrifices that these soldiers have made to the United States.


Demystifying Shariah

Author by : Sumbul Ali-Karamali
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Publisher by : Beacon Press
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Description : A direct counterpoint to fear mongering headlines about shariah law—a Muslim American legal expert tells the real story, eliminating stereotypes and assumptions with compassion, irony, and humor Through scare tactics and deliberate misinformation campaigns, anti-Muslim propagandists insist wrongly that shariah is a draconian and oppressive Islamic law that all Muslims must abide by. They circulate horror stories, encouraging Americans to fear the “takeover of shariah” law in America and even mounting “anti-shariah protests” . . . . with zero evidence that shariah has taken over any part of our country. (That’s because it hasn’t.) It would be almost funny if it weren’t so terrifyingly wrong—as puzzling as if Americans suddenly began protesting the Martian occupation of Earth. Demystifying Shariah explains that shariah is not one set of punitive rules or even law the way we think of law—rigid and enforceable—but religious rules and recommendations that provide Muslims with guidance in various aspects of life. Sumbul Ali-Karamali draws on scholarship and her degree in Islamic law to explain shariah in an accessible, engaging narrative style—its various meanings, how it developed, and how the shariah-based legal system operated for over a thousand years. She explains what shariah means not only in the abstract but in the daily lives of Muslims. She discusses modern calls for shariah, what they mean, and whether shariah is the law of the land anywhere in the world. She also describes the key lies and misunderstandings about shariah circulating in our public discourse, and why so many of them are nonsensical. This engaging guide is intended to introduce you to the basic principles, goals, and general development of shariah and to answer questions like: How do Muslims engage with shariah? What does shariah have to do with our Constitution? What does shariah have to do with the way the world looks like today? And why do we all—Muslims or not—need to care?


Islamic Foundations Of A Free Society

Author by : Mustafa Acar
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Publisher by : London Publishing Partnership
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Description : Islam is growing rapidly both in its traditional homelands and in the West. Some in the West view Islam with a mixture of fear and suspicion. However, it is also fair to say that there is widespread ignorance about Islam, and especially about its relationship to political systems and the economy. Is Islam compatible with a free society and a free economy? Is the fact that many Muslim-majority states do not have free economies or polities a result of an incompatibility between Islam and political and economic freedom, or does it result from an unfortunate series of historical events? What role has past colonialism played in encouraging Muslim extremism? Exactly what does Islam have to say about freedom in economic, political and religious life? This book, written by a range of Islamic scholars, sheds a great deal of light on these crucial questions. It is an important book for those in the West who need to understand Islam better. It is also important for those in Muslim countries who can influence the development of political systems and economic policy. The publication of this book could not be more timely.


Allah Liberty And Love

Author by : Irshad Manji
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Irshad Manji's message of moral courage, with stories about contemporary reformers such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Islam's own Gandhi, inspire and show the way to practicing faith without fear. Irshad addresses all people, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, in this universal message about the importance of independent thought and internal strength, of love, liberty, free speech, and the pursuit of happiness. Allah, Liberty, and Love is about creating choices beyond conforming or leaving the faith, which is what Manji hears from young Muslims who write to her in frustration, whose emails, letters, and conversations are included in this book. Manji writes, "I'll show struggling Muslims how to embrace a third option: reforming ourselves." And she recounts many affecting stories from young people who have contacted her for advice on how to step out of limiting views of Islam and the restrictions they put on life, love, family, and careers.


Islam Liberalism And Human Rights

Author by : Katerina Dalacoura
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Publisher by : I.B. Tauris
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Description : Are human rights universal or are they a Western value and therefore inappropriate and irrelevant for other cultures? With this volume, Katerina Dalacoura addresses the question of human rights in an international context.


Islam Context Pluralism And Democracy

Author by : Yaser Ellethy
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy aspires to clarify the tensions and congruences between the revelational and the rational, the text and the context, the limits and the horizons of contextualization in Islam, as these emanate from the Islamic interpretative tradition. This book examines classical and modern Muslim interpretations with regard to the concepts of diachronic development, pluralism and democracy based on Arabic-Islamic sources and literature. Focusing on the parameters of semantic changes, methods of interpretation and cultural variables, it shows how this interpretative tradition offers a diversity of ideas and approaches that can be utilized in contemporary debates concerning the socio-political contextualization of Islamic genuine thought. However, within this diversity, Islam presents generic principles and core values as 'moral paradigms' that can deal with such modern challenges. Based on the analysis of core Islamic texts and key-terms related to the discussed issues, mainly from the Quran and the Sunnah, and the broader Arabic-Islamic literature, it explores the boundaries of the mutable and constant in the Islamic worldview. Presenting classical Muslim interpretations and scholars as possible interlocutors in debates over the compatibility of Islam with challenges of modernity, this book is essential reading for researchers and postgraduates interested in Islamic Studies, Philosophy of Religion and Political Science.


Paul Meets Muhammad

Author by : Michael R. Licona
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Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : Imagine if the Apostle Paul were alive to defend the truth of Jesus's resurrection-only to be countered by none other than the prophet Muhammad himself. In an approach as creative as any scholar has taken, Michael R. Licona describes an invention that can make historical figures appear alive and present. Imagining an audience of both Christians and Muslims, Licona crafts a lively debate between Paul and Muhammad, each speaking on and analyzing the validity of the Qur'an, the gospel accounts, and both Christian and Muslim doctrine. Intriguing and entertaining, Paul Meets Muhammad uniquely offers evangelism advice for Christians who want to speak the gospel to Muslim friends and neighbors. This fictional scenario presents a powerful, comprehensive defense of Jesus's resurrection and of Christianity itself.


French Muslims In Perspective

Author by : Joseph Downing
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : With the largest Muslim population in Western Europe, France has faced a number of critiques in its attempts to assimilate Muslims into an ostensibly secular (but predominantly Catholic) state and society. This book challenges traditional analyses that emphasise the conflict between Muslims and the French state and broader French society, by exploring the intersection of Muslim faith with other identities, as well as the central roles of Muslims in French civil society, politics and the media. The tensions created by attacks on French soil by Islamic State have contributed to growing acceptance of the Islamophobic discourse of Marine Le Pen and her far-right Front National party, and debates about issues such as headscarves and burkinis have garnered worldwide attention. Downing addresses these issues from a new angle, eschewing the traditional us-and-them narrative and offering a more nuanced account based on people’s actual lived experiences. French Muslims in Perspective will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, politics, international relations, cultural studies, European Studies and French studies, as well as policy makers and practitioners involved in immigration, education, and media.


Moses And Jesus In The Face Of Muhammad

Author by : John C. Rankin
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The reality: The level playing field for all ideas to be heard equally is defined by Moses, fulfilled in Jesus but foreign to Muhammad. The literal Hebrew word panim, "in the face of," means "in the presence of," and often referring to the presence of Yahweh Elohim. It is a question of informed choice and human freedom in Moses and Jesus, versus the coercion of jihad in Muhammad. The provocation: In A.D. 632, Abu Bakr, soon to become the first caliph in Islam, said: "Allah sent Muhammad with his religion and he strove for it until men accepted it voluntarily or by force." The Arabic root here for "strove" is jihad. This is an original historical provocation, and virtually unrestrained across these nearly 1400 years. Islam is historically a one-way religion, the opposite of the level playing field. Whether you are born Muslim, convert or are coerced, even by the sword, you are not allowed to exit. The invitation: Despite this conflict, the biblical approach is dynamically asymmetrical - to give the invitation to freedom to all people equally. In terms of public policy, here in the United States, it is not to ban Muslim immigration, nor to single out any religion or ethnicity, but to define the terms of our own biblical and constitutionally defined liberties. Thus, a proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Liberty Amendment: All citizens, visitors and other persons living in the United States, or its territories, must affirm the following: "I affirm that all persons living within the jurisdictions of the United States of America have full religious, political and economic liberty under the rule of law. "I thus affirm that all such persons are free to change their religious, political and/or economic affiliations as they see fit, free from any forms of coercion." Muslims of goodwill affirm such an Amendment, and by definition cannot thus embrace jihad. For any Muslims of ill will, they will reveal themselves in opposition to such true and equal liberty. If this Amendment were to become law, and enforced across the board, the possibility of Islamic jihad within the United States would be nearly eliminated. And the United States always maintains its necessary prerogative to defend our liberties in the face of unrepentant jihad, nationally and internationally. This is the concrete reality of Moses and Jesus in the face of Muhammad.


Moses And Jesus Versus Muhammad

Author by : John C. Rankin
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Description : The reality:The level playing field for all ideas to be heard equally is defined by Moses, fulfilled in Jesus but foreign to Muhammad.It is a question of informed choice and human freedom in Moses and Jesus, versus the coercion of jihad in Muhammad.The provocation:In A.D. 632, Abu Bakr, soon to become the first caliph in Islam, said: "Allah sent Muhammad with his religion and he strove for it until men accepted it voluntarily or by force." The Arabic root here for "strove" is jihad. This is an original historical provocation, and virtually unrestrained across these nearly 1400 years. Islam is historically a one-way religion, the opposite of the level playing field. Whether you are born Muslim, convert or are coerced, even by the sword, you are not allowed to exit.The invitation:Despite this conflict, the biblical approach is dynamically asymmetrical - to give the invitation to freedom to all people equally. In terms of public policy, here in the United States, it is not to ban Muslim immigration, nor to single out any religion or ethnicity, but to define the terms of our own biblical and constitutionally defined liberties. Thus, a proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Liberty Amendment: All citizens, visitors and other persons living in the United States, or its territories, must affirm the following: "I affirm that all persons living within the jurisdictions of the United States of America have full religious, political and economic liberty under the rule of law. "I thus affirm that all such persons are free to change their religious, political and/or economic affiliations as they see fit, free from any forms of coercion."Muslims of goodwill affirm such an Amendment, and by definition cannot thus embrace jihad. For any Muslims of ill will, they will reveal themselves in opposition to such true and equal liberty.If this Amendment were to become law, and enforced across the board, the possibility of Islamic jihad within the United States would be nearly eliminated. And the United States always maintains its necessary prerogative to defend our liberties in the face of unrepentant jihad, nationally and internationally.


Muslim Diaspora In The West

Author by : Haideh Moghissi
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In view of the growing influence of religion in public life on the national and international scenes, Muslim Diaspora in the West constitutes a timely contribution to scholarly debates and a response to concerns raised in the West about Islam and Muslims within diaspora. It begins with the premise that diasporic communities of Islamic cultures, while originating in countries dominated by Islamic laws and religious practices, far from being uniform, are in fact shaped in their existence and experiences by a complex web of class, ethnic, gender, religious and regional factors, as well as the cultural and social influences of their adopted homes. Within this context, this volume brings together work from experts within Europe and North America to explore the processes that shape the experiences and challenges faced by migrants and refugees who originate in countries of Islamic cultures. Presenting the latest research from a variety of locations on both sides of The Atlantic, Muslim Diaspora in the West addresses the realities of diasporic life for self-identified Muslims, addressing questions of integration, rights and equality before the law, and challenging stereotypical views of Muslims. As such, it will appeal to scholars with interests in race and ethnicity, cultural, media and gender studies, and migration.


Islam And Democracy In Indonesia

Author by : Jeremy Menchik
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Indonesia's Islamic organizations sustain the country's thriving civil society, democracy, and reputation for tolerance amid diversity. Yet scholars poorly understand how these organizations envision the accommodation of religious difference. What does tolerance mean to the world's largest Islamic organizations? What are the implications for democracy in Indonesia and the broader Muslim world? Jeremy Menchik argues that answering these questions requires decoupling tolerance from liberalism and investigating the historical and political conditions that engender democratic values. Drawing on archival documents, ethnographic observation, comparative political theory, and an original survey, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia demonstrates that Indonesia's Muslim leaders favor a democracy in which individual rights and group-differentiated rights converge within a system of legal pluralism, a vision at odds with American-style secular government but common in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.


Public Papers Of The Presidents Of The United States

Author by : United States. President
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Description : "Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.


Arguing The Just War In Islam

Author by : John Kelsay
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Jihad, with its many terrifying associations, is a term widely used today, though its meaning is poorly grasped. Few people understand the circumstances requiring a jihad, or "holy" war, or how Islamic militants justify their violent actions within the framework of the religious tradition of Islam. How Islam, with more than one billion followers, interprets jihad and establishes its precepts has become a critical issue for both the Muslim and the non-Muslim world. John Kelsay's timely and important work focuses on jihad of the sword in Islamic thought, history, and culture. Making use of original sources, Kelsay delves into the tradition of shari'a--Islamic jurisprudence and reasoning--and shows how it defines jihad as the Islamic analogue of the Western "just" war. He traces the arguments of thinkers over the centuries who have debated the legitimacy of war through appeals to shari'a reasoning. He brings us up to the present and demonstrates how contemporary Muslims across the political spectrum continue this quest for a realistic ethics of war within the Islamic tradition. Arguing the Just War in Islam provides a systematic account of how Islam's central texts interpret jihad, guiding us through the historical precedents and Qur'anic sources upon which today's claims to doctrinal truth and legitimate authority are made. In illuminating the broad spectrum of Islam's moral considerations of the just war, Kelsay helps Muslims and non-Muslims alike make sense of the possibilities for future war and peace.


Indian Muslim S After Liberalization

Author by : Maidul Islam
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Close to the turn of the century and almost 45 years after Independence, India opened its doors to free-market liberalization. Although meant as the promise to a better economic tomorrow, three decades later, many feel betrayed by the economic changes ushered in by this new financial era. Here is a book that probes whether India’s economic reforms have aided the development of Indian Muslims who have historically been denied the fruits of economic development. Maidul Islam points out that in current political discourse, the ‘Muslim question’ in India is not articulated in terms of demands for equity. Instead, the political leadership camouflages real issues of backwardness, prejudice, and social exclusion with the rhetoric of identity and security. Historically informed, empirically grounded, and with robust analytical rigour, the book tries to explore connections between multiple forms of Muslim marginalization, the socio-economic realities facing the community, and the formation of modern Muslim identity in the country. At a time when post-liberalization economic policies have created economic inequality and joblessness for significant sections of the population including Muslims, the book proposes working towards a radical democratic deepening in India.


Islam The West And Tolerance

Author by : A. Tyler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book provides an honest assessment of the contemporary relationship between Western and Islamic cultures and puts forth the cross-cultural idea of tolerance as one invaluable approach for affecting peaceful coexistence.


Islam And The English Enlightenment 1670 1840

Author by : Humberto Garcia
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : The direct challenge it poses to the idea of an exclusionary Judeo-Christian Enlightenment serves as an important revision to post-9/11 narratives about a historical clash between Western democratic values and Islam.


More Than A Prophet

Author by : Emir Fethi Caner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kregel Publications
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Description : For the world's one billion Muslims, Jesus is a prophet. A highly respected prophet, but one of many throughout history. For Christians, Jesus is more than a prophet. He alone is God incarnate, Lord and Savior. And therein lies the most profound difference between the two faiths. Based upon the authors' extensive dialogues and debates with skeptical, angry, and interested Muslims, liberal Christians, and mainstream journalists, More Than a Prophet answers nearly 150 questions about Islamic and Christian faith. Sympathetic to Muslim concerns yet uncompromising in its portrayal of historic Christian truth, More Than a Prophet is an indispensable handbook for Christians who want to share their faith with sensitivity and intellectual honesty. It is also a helpful introductory resource for those seeking to understand Jesus. - Back cover.