The United States: a Land of Double Standard for Religious Liberty?

Some politicians feel that religious liberty only applies to the religions of their choosing. Warren Blumenfeld points out the hypocrisy in this argument.

Seeking Common Ground: Why Progressive Muslims and Atheists Should Work Together

We don’t realize the latent potential we have to flip the script and change the popular narrative of Muslim-panic and atheist-distrust. But it requires us to speak up, to defend each other against unfair attacks, and to try and see past our differences.

Flee Unto God: My Muslim Faith Makes Me Strive to Be a Better Husband, Father, Citizen, Neighbor, Writer and Physician

Hesham A. Hassaballa shares how his faith shows him day-to-day how blessed he is.

From Bosnia to Chapel Hill, Hostility to Islamic Religion Remains in Our Fearful World

Is it personal responsibility, or a function of good government, to uphold religious rights—for people of faith, or of no faith?

Death Penalty: Is Capital Punishment Morally Justified?

A 2010 poll by Lake Research Partners found that a clear majority of voters (61%) would choose a punishment other than the death penalty for murder. So why is this punishment still an option?

Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate? Redux

Warren Blumenfeld’s second in a series of commentaries on the American Freedom Defense Initiative and its “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” held recently in Garland, Texas.

Cartoons of Free Speech or Hate?

Pam Geller, Geert Wilders, and the caricature as an act of hate and bullying ––– Within two of the most prominent monotheistic religions in the world, Judaism and Islam, tradition dictates it blasphemous and highly insulting for any person to physically depict their G*d in Judaism, and the Prophet Muhammad in Islam, even positively or […]

Islam Requires Muslims To Protect Christians

Kashif Chaudry on the true relationship between Christianity and Islam.

Chapel Hill Shooting: “American” Shouldn’t Come with Qualifiers

Perpetrators of horrific crimes come from all cultures and all faiths, so do Americans.

Lives Matter

How can we continue to accept the terrible loss of innocent lives?

Everything You Wanted To Know About Islam (But Were Afraid To Ask)

This series in meant to increase openness, understanding, and personal reflection. The goal is not to change anyone’s mind; rather, the goal is to promote individual decision making based on thoughtful reflection.

The Way To Avenge The Prophet Of Islam Is To Spread Peace – Not By Killing People In His Name

Dr. Abdul Alim demonstrates that through love and compassion comes the real avenging of the Holy Prophet of Islam.

Every Civilization Faces a Dark Age

Spencer Pennington doesn’t fear Muslims, he fears Islamophobia.

Rethinking the #JeSuisCharlie Hashtag

Patrick DeCarlo turns to history to explain why he supports freedom of speech for “Charlie Hebdo” but not their speech itself.

The City of Lights was Dimmed, but not Diminished. Free Speech was Violated, but not Silenced.

Neal Brown believes that free speech is costly but worth the investment.