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Mocking the Prophet, How Should We React?


How should we Muslim react to mockery of our Prophet Muḥammad or should we even react at all? Just like the cartoons few years ago, the Muslim response to the recent film has been very diverse.  From the very mild of responses to the very violent ones, what's most noteworthy is the enormity of the response.  Despite the consensus that ... Read More »

Libya: potential to be the first Arab Spring state to end torture


One of the things people fought for in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya was to end torture and impunity. The liberated people must not continue such abuses. Read More »

Reaction to Abdul Jalil’s Libya Freedom Speech (ref to Islamic Sharia State) Hypocritical?


Why the alarm-bells to Abdul Jalil's reference to Islamic law, yet no such alarm when he refers to other forms and state of government? Read More »

BREAKING | Revolution in Libya: The End for Gaddafi??

News Updates 21st August The End?? After six months… SIX MONTHS… Victory is at last in sight for Libya's rebels – for all Libya. What happened in the past few days caught most by surprise. The speed with which  rebels moved toward Tripoli was simply stunning. Not long ago, there were fears that Gaddafi may succeed in pushing the revolutionaries ... Read More »

Sons of the Sanussi

There are a great many similarities between the genocide perpetrated by the forces of Mussolini in his vain attempt to re-enact the Roman conquest of Libya and the actions of Qaddafi today. Read More »

George Galloway – “What’s the difference between Libya, Yemen and Bahrain?”

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Sunday Open Thread | Tweeting Revolutions

Lately, we've seen social media redefine modern revolutions. This week, we highlight the role of Twitter and updates from Twitter-users in the current Libyan uprising. Spot Muslim Matters' own Br Youssef Chouhoud's tweets that have also been popular on Twitter... Read More »

Nazim Baksh: Muammar! Who is the Iblis now?

There are two pictures on this page. Both are Libyans but a world of difference separates them. I believe one is the image of piety, the other, despicable evil. The image on the right is Sayyid Muḥammad Idris Al-Mahdi As-Sanusi. He was born circa 1889 in Jaghbub when Libya was part of the Ottaman Khilafah. He was the first and ... Read More »

Yaser Birjas | Injustice and Consequences | Libya

A short talk by Yaser Birjas about injustice and its consequences in light of the unfolding situation in Libya. Read More »

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