Playground Politics and Leaders We Deserve

Something I find quite disturbing in America (and other countries) is the childishness of politics. People are actually excited that America is in trouble right now, just so they can take their jabs at Trump. Everything is so polarized between hard-Left and hard-Right, it's just a competition between demagogues rather than any actual concerted effort … Continue reading Playground Politics and Leaders We Deserve

Why Uyghurs Are Being Persecuted – A Brief History

Brief Summary: Xinjiang was incorporated into China in the 1800s. After WWII, they split into two factions in the Chinese civil war, the majority supporting the KMT. After the KMT lost through the rest of China, Xinjiang agreed to join the CCP.Mao recanted his promises. Han Chinese were always favored in Xinjiang politically and economically, … Continue reading Why Uyghurs Are Being Persecuted – A Brief History

Separation of Church and State in Islamic History and Freedom

No people on Earth ever had a more successful separation of Church and state than Muslims did. From a very early time, religious scholars became endowed and separated from the state, and critical of it. The state needed them for legitimacy and they did not need the state. Therefore, they always had the ability to … Continue reading Separation of Church and State in Islamic History and Freedom

Picking Sides in Politics

The dichotomies of American politics have resulted in a number of American Muslims "picking sides" and throwing vitriol in the other direction. Personally, I don't have a side to pick--which is representative of the prophetic sira where the prophet ﷺ, when presented with old tribal rivalries on who gets to place the black stone in … Continue reading Picking Sides in Politics

Why Are Trump Supporters Obsessed with the Left?

You can hardly get a word in before a rebuttal is being repeated to you, defending Trump's latest actions. Yet you actually said nothing about Trump, let alone criticized him. You try to start an intellectual, casual conversation about politics, since this gentleman you are talking with seems interested in politics, and yet the only … Continue reading Why Are Trump Supporters Obsessed with the Left?