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A Murder in Woolwich

May 29th, 2013, Comment & Analysis

Some things change, some stay the same. For the first time in eight years, after the London bombings of July 7, 2005, a British citizen has been killed on British soil in a radical extremist attack — this time in the gruesome slaying of an off-duty soldier in southeast London on May 22. Video footage of the bloodstained perpetrators and multiple eyewitness accounts suggest British citizens were again guilty of the crime. In both cases, the attackers’ motivations were expressed in the language of religion — specifically, Islam.

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Tariq Cheema

CEO, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

December 7th, 2012, Activist/Humanitarian, Chicago, Civil Society, English, North America, North America, Other, The Expert Database, USA


Tariq H. Cheema is the founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, a global network of affluent individuals, foundations and socially conscious corporations dedicated to advance effective and accountable giving. He received his M.D. from the University of Istanbul, earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago.

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Interview with Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt

September 20th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


The current crisis has been precipitated by numerous factors; there is no one single cause to which we can point. Rather, this is a complex matter involving the fundamental inability of each side to understand the paradigm of the other.

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Responding to profanity

September 19th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Abdullah  Khan

It was indeed shocking news of what happened in the aftermath of a released preview of a profane film which has left the Muslims in a state of sadness and shock across the world. As horrific and offensive as the video might be, nothing justifies the sort of violent acts we have seen in Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Nothing is worth the cost of a human life and as a Muslim, I firmly believe that there is no honor or faith in committing such violence, and we all unequivocally oppose the senseless violence in different parts of Muslim world.

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Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today

September 13th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today By: Thomas Röhlinger Flames, demonstrations, guns: It is scary to observe the uproar and violence in the Muslim world, as a reaction to a film obviously insulting prophet Mohamed. Many of us are in a state of confusion, we [...]

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In Muslim nations, democracy will eventually prevail

July 6th, 2012, News & Articles

Feisal Abdul Rauf

From Tunisia to Pakistan, the Muslim world is in turmoil, as each country struggles to find its own path to an Arab Spring.

Pessimists say that, in the end, all of these countries will end up with some form of authoritarian regime either because Islamic parties cannot accept democracy or out of a fear that these regimes will keep a nation out of the modern world.

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