The Amman Message

Jordan’s King Abdullah II launched an ambitious project in November 2004 designed to address some of the thorniest theological issues currently facing Muslims. The project, known as the “Amman Message,” expressly holds that non-Muslims can reasonably “expect certain things from Muslims” in the contemporary context, in which Muslims and non-Muslims …

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Muslim leaders reject Baghdadi’s caliphate

Muslim scholars and movements from across the Sunni Islamic spectrum have rejected the caliphate declared by the Islamic State group, with the fighters receiving scathing criticism from both mainstream religious leaders, and those associated with their former allies, al-Qaeda. Assem Barqawi, also known as Abu Mohamed al-Maqdesi, who was released …

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THE MODERATE MUSLIM

THE MODERATE MUSLIM By Nathan Lean Photo: David McNew/Getty Images Last week’s Heritage Foundation panel on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi was bound to be an ugly affair, what with the presence of panelist Brigitte Gabriel, a self-described “terrorism analyst” with a laundry list of offensive statements about Islam and …

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WHO IS THE ANGRY MUSLIM?

“THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES ILLUSTRATE THE STRUGGLES WITHIN ISLAM AND AMONGST MUSLIMS TO DEFINE THEIR RELIGION AND THEMSELVES” WHO IS THE ANGRY MUSLIM? Ramzy Baroud: Reverting to the Ummah: Who is the ‘Angry Muslim’ and Why – Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. …

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