Appreciating Islam’s Contribution to Civilization

Jul 05

Huffington Post, July 5, 2012 Also on Patheos, July 5, 2012. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans hold an unfavorable view of Islam and Muslims. That number has remained steady since 9-11. Several factors contribute to this negative perception, certainly none greater than Muslims, albeit a few, committing terrorism in the name of Islam. The media exasperates this negativity, as...

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Muslims Condemn Terrorism

Sep 26

Question – Why have Muslims not condemned terrorism? Muslims have condemned terrorism. CLICK HERE to read some of the “Islamic Statements Against Terrorism” CLICK HERE to read Prof. Juan Cole’s response to Tom Friedman: CLICK HERE to see a listing of condemnations of terrorist attacks by individuals and organizations: See below the statement...

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Suicide Bombing

Sep 26

I have written several articles on this subject matter. Click on the article titles to read a few of them. MAKING SENSE OF THE SENSELESS (Huffington Post, 2009) PEACE IS AN ELEMENT OF ISLAM (Florida Times Union, 2008) ISLAM HAS NO TIES TO TERRORISM (Miami Herald, 2007) A SENSIBLE WAY TO DESCRIBE TERRORISTS (Florida Times Union, 2006) I am also providing an interview...

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From Fear to Faith, From Grief to Understanding

Sep 25

From Fear to Faith, From Grief to Understanding September 11, 2011 Delivered at Temple Israel, Tallahassee, FL on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of 9-11. Event hosted by the Interfaith Council of Tallahassee, FL. By Parvez Ahmed Good evening. Shalom, Peace and Salaam- It is my great honor and pleasure to be here today. Today is a day whose memories are seared...

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Muslims in America at the 10th Anniversary of 9-11

Aug 31

This article was written for the Common Ground News Service (CGNews). Published in Khaleej Times, September 1, 2011. Last year, during a raging controversy over the building of an Islamic center in Lower Manhattan, Time Magazine ran a cover story titled, “Is America Islamophobic?” Shortly thereafter, a poll released by Time showed nearly six in ten...

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