• The Challenge of Training Imams for the West

    Published on : 05 04 2010

    When the Egyptian-born mufti of Australia made remarks about the way some Australian women dress, it caused such an uproar that he was forced to leave his post and return to Egypt, being accused of sexism and extremism and every other “ism” that could be leveled against him. The remarks were about provocative ways of […]


  • Dubai assassination is latest of Mossad’s miscalculations

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    It is said that the perfect spy is someone who cannot attract a waiter’s attention in a restaurant. This seems to be true of the hit team which murdered the Hamas military leader, Mahmoud al Mabhouh, in Dubai last month. The individuals revealed by the Dubai police are no Sean Connerys or Mata Haris, rather […]


  • Will 2010 Be Another “Deadliest Year”?

    Published on : 12 02 2010

    In January 2010, the Afghan capital was a scene of a brazen attack by the Taliban. Twenty Taliban militants entered Kabul in military vehicles wearing long Afghan shawls and hiding their weapons inside. They took positions near the ministries of justice and finance and, at first, started sporadically firing in the air to disperse people.


  • French Niqab Ban: A Clash of Civilisations

    Published on : 07 02 2010

    وَلَن تَرْضَى عَنكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلاَ النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ“And the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion.” [Al-Baqarah, 2:120]