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The blog of the Minaret of Freedom Institute features blogs at the intersection of Islamic and libertarian thought. We deal feature news and analysis related to Islam and liberty, current events, free markets.

Owner: deanahmad

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Language: English

Tags: Islam, Muslim, liberty, libertarian, ijtihad

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  • No State Institution (Including the Citadel) Has the Right to Deny the Religious Freedom of an American
    on May 19, 2016 in Dr. Ahmad's blog
    The Citadel is The Military College of South Carolina, a state institution. The reaction to the school’s decision to refuse to allow a Muslim student to cover her hair with a headscarf has unveiled a woeful ignorance of the nature of America&#...
  • News and Analysis (5/19/16)
    on May 19, 2016 in news and analysis
    The good news of Muslims, Christians and Jews defending one another: The World’s Biggest Muslim Organization Wants to Protect Christians (Christianity Today) German Muslim Mosque Controversy: Christian Leaders Fight For Right To Build Islamic Worsh...
  • News and Analysis (5/16/16)
    on May 16, 2016 in news and analysis
    A newspaper calls allegations that an official government ministry letter saying that none of the 711 Muslim yoga instructors who applied were granted permission to attend world yoga day is a fraud are “clear attempts to stifle the freedom of...
  • News and Analysis (5/13/16)
    on May 13, 2016 in news and analysis
    “Who was in charge when torture occurred at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad: the private contractor interrogators, or the US military that hired them?” Torture at Abu Ghraib: Who Will Bear Responsibility? (Christian Science Monitor) The...
  • News and Analysis (5/11/16)
    on May 11, 2016 in news and analysis
    Only the mildest form of female circumcision is “medically, legally and religiously sanctioned … [and] Fakhruddin in his statement said [even that] should only be allowed after a woman attains legal adulthood, after which they are free to...
  • News and Analysis (5/8/16)
    on May 8, 2016 in news and analysis
    Amid wide condemnation of “Conservative Party tactics in the race, … Defence Secretary Michael Fallon refused to apologise” saying “I think it is right that candidates for some of the most important offices in Britain do get s...
  • News and Analysis (5/5/16)
    on May 5, 2016 in news and analysis
    Der Staat über Alles? “Religion in Germany never stands above the state” — Volker Kauder on “German Values”: ‘Muslims – but Not Islam – Part of Germany,’ Says Senior Conservative Lawmaker Kaude...
  • News and Analysis (5/3/16)
    on May 3, 2016 in news and analysis
    An interfaith struggle for liberty takes on those who “suggest that Muslim immigration should be halted and First Amendment protections regarding religious freedom removed when it comes to Islam”: Bishop Decries Anti-Muslim Messages (SC T...
  • El Mercurio Interview on Al-Qaeda and ISIS
    on May 1, 2016 in news and analysis
    [I was recently interviewed by Javier Méndez about Al-Qaeda and ISIS for an article in Santiago’s  El Mercurio newspaper. Here are my answers to his questions.] Q. What is the difference between Al Qaeda and ISIS? A. Al-Qaeda is a network o...
  • News and Analysis (4/30/16)
    on Apr 30, 2016 in news and analysis
    “Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said … his office is considering options to obtain and publicly disclose an estimate of the number of U.S. persons caught incidentally in Internet surveillance intended for foreign targets&...
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