Gay and Muslim in America

How one man navigates his Muslim faith and sexual orientation.

What Is Religion And Do You Understand It?

Religion, in all its forms, is the key to understanding our collective humanity and bridging the divide between people.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Islam and the Fear of Compulsory Heterosexuality

Perry Brass on how the novel “Guapa” discusses homosexuality in the Islam religion.

Yes, Let’s have a Frank and Open Discussion About the Causes of Extremism and Terrorism

Everyone is sad and frustrated. So why aren’t we talking about it?

Religious Persecution for One, Religious Persecution for All

If Islam is “Un-American,” then the logical next step is Christianity and Judaism becoming “Un-American.”

Muslim Student at Auburn puts Campus Creed to the Test

Student and member of Auburn University’s Muslim Student Association offers blind affection, lives by the campus creed.

Does “Fighting Fire with Fire” Work with Toxic Masculinity?

Toxic masculinity can lead to acts of violence, but can more toxic masculinity stop it? Jonathan Delavan implores readers to reconsider this logic.

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.