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Turkey’s Muslims Take on Atatürk Statues

In Turkey Atatürk is everywhere. Streets, airports, public spaces and institutions are named after the man himself, an atheist and alleged Dönmeh who abolished the Ottoman Empire & sought to replace Islam with his militant secularism in post-WWI Turkey. Imams defying Atatürk were executed, as were countless laymen. Atatürk scorned Islam as a “political instrument” that […]

Muslim-Christian Relations: Unrequited Tolerance

  It’s something I hear over and over from Christian women living in the west: “I’m not supposed to marry outside of my religion!” This happens again and again when the issue of marrying outside of Christianity (and especially Muslim men) comes up. I am amazed at this attitude. Firstly, would be so heinously wrong […]

The Government-Prodded “Mujahideen” of Da’esh

When you look at some of the extremists (and I don’t mean that all those going to fight against Assad are inherent extremists at all, only those committing atrocities in the name of Islam; many good Muslims have gone to Syria to fight a righteous jihad against the regime) that have crossed into Syria, it’s hardly […]

The Abuse of the Ahl al-Bayt by the Faux-‘Resistance’

Since the inception of the ‘resistance’ adopted by Iran since the 1979 revolution, and its regional proxies (the Assad regime in Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon) against Israel and the west (supposedly), the regional alliance calling itself the ‘Resistance Axis’ (Iran, Syria, Hezbollah) has long utilised a sectarian narrative to fall back upon in the quest […]