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Update4 | Terrorism in Oslo, Norway – Sources Confirm No Islamist Link | Suspect Admits to Attack

Updated 12:49 EST July 24 The accused has reportedly admitted his involvement in the attack on Utoya Island, where he dressed as a policeman. This attack was preplanned and careful thought out- A person who identified himself as Andrew Berwick also uploaded a video on YouTube calling calls for conservatives to “embrace martyrdom” six hours before the bomb in the ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy base in Karachi attacked by terrorists

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Around 10.30 pm on Sunday May 22, 2011, 04 explosions rocked PNS Mehran, a Pakistan Navy airbase. Aly Balagamwala (based in Karachi), reports on the attack which happened just 03 minutes drive from his house. Read More »

Mona Eltahawy, MuslimMatters Blogger Hebah Ahmed debate Obama’s Decision on Death Photos of Osama bin Laden

Interestingly, Sr. Hebah was EVERY BIT there. She was part of the conversation. She did not disappear, otherwise Mona would be engaging a ghost. Read More »

Thoughts on the Death of Osama Bin Laden by Yasir Qadhi

Osama bin Laden is dead. And once again, in this Manichean good-versus-evil, us-versus-them, black-versus-white, world that we are told we live in, we are expected to take ‘sides’. And once again, many people, myself included, will have to take a deep sigh and wonder whether we can ever successfully explain, to an increasingly polarized world, the complexity of our stances and the nuances of our positions. Read More »

Osama Bin Laden is Dead. MuslimMatters Authors Chime in (Latest update: Iesa & Tariq)

The mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed more than 3,000 people. Read More »

Imam Johari Abdul Malik, Mahdi Bray and Dr. Ali Shehata on Home-Grown Terrorism & the Radicalization of Muslim Youth

Rep King, of course we never talk about radicalization. Read More »

Zaid Shakir & Mohamed Magid on Curbing Violent Extremism

Earlier this month, Imam Zaid Shakir and Imam Mohamed Magid led a discussion on how to effectively combat violent extremism within the Muslim community. Some of the main points have been recapped along with a sampling from the Q&A session, which followed. Read More »

Aafia Siddiqui- Memories of MIT to Carswell Prison

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I am reminded of Prophet Yusuf’s (AS) trial and his term served in the prisons of ancient Egypt. I pray that as Allah’s mercy intervened for him, it too will intervene for Aafia. As he was rewarded for his patience and constant faith, may she also be elevated in her ranks. How could I make this comparison, if I was not a witness and have no idea to her state of mind. Read More »

Imam Zaid Shakir | Letter to would be Mujahid

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I have heard you counter that such an argument is a manifestation of a lack of faith. God has promised the believers victory. Indeed, He has. However, it is very pretentious of you to assume that someone who murders women, children and innocents with blazon impunity in the Name of God are the believers that victory has been promised to. He has promised the believers victory, but that promise is not unconditional. God is not going to give victory to people who murder in His Holy Name. Read More »

Ali Shehata | On American Foreign Policy and Answering the “What Can We Do?” Question

Oh, you young people, do not be deceived by the heroes of the Internet, the leaders of the microphones, who are launching statements inciting the youth while living under the protection of intelligence services, or of a tribe, or in a distant cave or under political asylum in an infidel country. They have thrown many others before you into the infernos, graves, and prisons. Read More »

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