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Examining Israel’s ‘Right to Defend Itself’


Barack Obama, when commenting about the recent warfare in Gaza, stated that he supports Israel's right to defend itself from Gazan rocket attacks. He declared, almost chided,“Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory.” The Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird, also sang the same tune and reiterated the identical position. This has been ... Read More »

Is Voting for Barack Obama Wajib?


So there I was, in zen harmony with my Muslim-American (or American-Muslim) identity, choosing to be all that I could be and exercising my right to abstain from voting altogether when my Facebook feed was buzzing with a strange idea (not a fatwa, but an idea) – voting in elections was wajib! What! Holy moly! If don't vote in the ... Read More »

USAToday: Obama to Muslim world: A ‘new beginning’ has started

President Obama said tonight that the U.S. will set up exchange programs with business people throughout the Muslim world as part of the overall outreach program he outlined last year. “The new beginning we seek is not only possible, it has already begun,” Obama told the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C. The exchange programs will include business opportunities ... Read More »

Obama administration reaches out to Muslims

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year after President Obama told an audience in Cairo that America wanted a “new beginning” with the Muslim world, evidence of that policy shift has, in recent weeks, become hard to ignore. * The Obama administration is revising national security guidelines that strip references to “Islamic radicalism” and other terms deemed inflammatory to Muslims. * Officials ... Read More »

Right-wing media link new agency logo to Obama’s, Pepsi’s, Iran’s Islamic Crescent

The right-wing blasted off into the outer realms of sanity by fearmongering about the Missile Defense Agency's decision to revamp its logo from this: To this: Free Republic's RaceBannon kicked off the frenzy with a February 21 blog post proclaiming: “Missile Defense Agency Changes logo to look more like Obama logo.” And, just for good measure, asked: “Tell me, is it a ... Read More »

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