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The Implications of Charlie for Political Islam

The Implications of Charlie for Political Islam

What is the message of Charlie Hebdo concerning political Islam? It must be allowed to compete and win power, lest these tragedies be repeated. Of course, the political messages made out of terrorism are many. Some say greater security measures are needed. Others call for limitations on Muslim immigration. Some call for curbs on freedom … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Atheism and Insult

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Atheism and Insult

God, Words injure. Ideas have consequences. Give Egypt wisdom and strength of character to tread righteously in irreligious waters. For Charlie Hebdo insists on staying in the headlines. The head of the Azhar called for Muhammad cartoons to be ignored, while a pro-Brotherhood scholar called for demonstrations and international blasphemy laws. Many expressed anger and … Continue reading

Voices against Charlie

Voices against Charlie

Muslims and Muslim majority nations, including Egypt, have roundly condemned the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper. But the ideology that informs such an attack is present not just among those with access to weapons. This Mada Masr article contains a full survey of Egyptian reactions, most of which stand against the murders. … Continue reading