Tales of a Misogynistic Muslim: The Subway Encounter

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The Following is a personal narrative of my own experience many years ago.  Names were changed.

The Subway Encounter

Spring 2010:

“Ladies and gentlemen, there is an express train on the F line two stops away,” said the automated subway message.  I stood on the platform waiting for my train ride home.  Surah Yasin was playing on my iPod Touch.  Ah, this Surah, so beautiful.  It is the heart of the Quran, according to scholars of today.  MashAllah, I thought.  Allah truly gifted us with the Quran and its mysterious beauty.  I hope I can understand this beauty some day. Click to keep on reading!

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A Man Interrogated Islamic Extremists In Person About 72 Virgins

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So I’m reading Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here By Karima Bennoune.  She interviews Muslims who are challenging Islamic Extremism’s influence through maintaining their individuality and fighting for justice.  I found one interesting incident, about a former radio talk show host in Algeria who directly defied Islamists.  Look below:12592363_10153467716991615_5895144748333822144_n Click to keep on reading!

The Charlie Hebdo Editorial: My Take

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The Article

A few days ago, Charlie Hebdo published an editorial titled “How did we end up here?”  It was a piece questioning why suicide bombing comes as such a shocker in a social atmosphere that is fearful of criticizing Islam and its practices.

The author brings up three different examples: Tariq Ramadan, an Islamic scholar; a woman in a Burqa; and an elder baker who is a Muslim.   Click to keep on reading!