Media portrayals of Muslims fuel xenophobia

Scholars who undertook a study on how Western media covers terrorism have confirmed what we had known for some time. The news media wield…

‘Jobless’ white men can’t be terrorists

On Monday morning, a van ploughed down Muslim worshippers, as they were leaving a north London mosque after late night prayers. This was the…

Bridging the Divides: Muslims in Europe

Islam is ‘incompatible’ with Western civilization is what we hear at the start of a new film Journey into Europe that looks at the…

Rumi’s Poetry: ‘All Religions, All This Singing, One Song’

Coleman Barks is a great translator. His recent essay here is a great read especially in terms of debates on Islamophobia Rumi: The Big…

The Battle over Hindu History

Author Wendy Doniger, Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago’s Divinity School , writes on this blog¬†about her new work. This new…

Muslims feel like Jews of Europe – UK Minister

What an alamring statement coming from a Minister in the UK. Britain’s first Muslim minister has attacked the growing culture of hostility against Muslims…

Fascist Wilders should be ignored

“..calling it a film is to abuse both the English language and the legacy of cinema” Yesterday, a friend sent an internet link to…

Islamophobia of Muslims

A sad day for Pakistan and progressive Islam. A close associate of Javaid Ghamidi– perhaps the best known Pakistani exponent of enlightened (I hate…