Archive: Muqtedar Khan
Since September 11th, both Muslims and non-Muslims have been agonizing over the conditions in the Muslim world that engender radicalism and intolerance. An enlightened engagement with post-Mubarak Egypt could transform Muslim-Western relations.
By Muqtedar Khan | February 11, 2011; 01:27 PM ET | Comments (17)
This is a pivotal moment in the current history of the Arab World. If Egypt is transformed, it will transform the region.
By Muqtedar Khan | January 30, 2011; 12:48 PM ET | Comments (10)
People are hopeful that a democratic regime will appear in Tunisia and will have a domino effect on the rest of the Arab world. Dare we hope that this will come to pass?
By Muqtedar Khan | January 17, 2011; 04:21 PM ET | Comments (0)
No matter how the economy fares, in times of surplus and in times of crisis, the state gives wealth to the rich as tax cuts or as bailouts.
By Muqtedar Khan | December 14, 2010; 01:37 PM ET | Comments (4)
The preliminary review of the cables by New York Times and the Guardian reveals the duplicity of many Arab nations on foreign policy, especially in the case of Iran.
By Muqtedar Khan | November 28, 2010; 08:09 PM ET | Comments (19)
The Oklahoma initiative is a political gimmick designed to cash in on the rise of Islamophobia in America.
By Muqtedar Khan | November 3, 2010; 12:52 AM ET | Comments (41)
Is there something in the way that American Muslims are teaching Islam that is making American Muslims more inclined towards radicalism?
By Muqtedar Khan | October 28, 2010; 04:59 AM ET | Comments (14)
A society must abandon basic decencies in order to muster the immoral courage to burn books as a celebratory act. Once it starts burning the souls of civilization, human souls will not be left behind.
By Muqtedar Khan | September 6, 2010; 04:28 PM ET | Comments (195)
The benefits from his center are local, but the detriments are global. I believe that continuation of the Park51 crisis is doing tremendous harm to Islam and Muslims in America, and to America's image in the world. It is clearly undermining the prospects of improving US-Muslim relations.
By Muqtedar Khan | August 23, 2010; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (5)
We must not forget that the fundamental reason behind the anger towards the mosque is an inability or an unwillingness to distinguish between ordinary American Muslims and Al Qaeda.
By Muqtedar Khan | August 17, 2010; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (15)
Sarah Palin argued on Bill O'Reilly's show that America's laws should be based on the Ten Commandments because its constitution is based on it. Good, No Muslim will object to that. Now lets look at the Ten Commandments, you will find them all in the Quran, the holy book of Muslims.
By Muqtedar Khan | July 26, 2010; 01:37 AM ET | Comments (149)
We take pride in our democracy. We are especially proud of our protection of freedom of religion. But when it comes to living up to our values with regards to Muslims, we are falling woefully short.
By Muqtedar Khan | June 28, 2010; 03:01 PM ET | Comments (20)
Such is the hypocritical legacy of American foreign policy in the Middle East, that a man who has not lived a single day under democratic governance in his life, lectures America about democracy.
By Muqtedar Khan | May 31, 2010; 01:57 AM ET | Comments (0)
Before we rush to judgment and look at every Muslim with suspicion, let''s pause, take a deep breath and review the evidence.
By Muqtedar Khan | May 17, 2010; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)
The verbal assault on Islam can be seen as an extension of the military assault that is waged everyday in Afghanistan and Palestine, and the legal assault that deprives Muslims of the right to free expression. Words and cartoons can be hate crimes too.
By Muqtedar Khan | May 4, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (43)
Hate speech against Islam by Christian preachers is one of the main reasons for the growing numbers of hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. and the recent spike in Islamophobia. It is time to look at persistent statements by bigots like Graham as conspiracy to spread hate.
By Muqtedar Khan | April 27, 2010; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (9)
When it comes to religion-related violence, why do we apply different standards and expectations to Islam than to Christianity and Judaism?
By Muqtedar Khan | April 5, 2010; 04:23 AM ET | Comments (1)
I am amazed at the enormous tolerance for this abomination in the Catholic Church. When will the Catholics worldwide say enough is enough and impeach the Pope and all those - doctrines and priests - who facilitated and covered-up for the serial child molesters.
By Muqtedar Khan | March 28, 2010; 10:38 PM ET | Comments (1)
Congratulations, to President Obama for steadfastly fighting for this vision and to the Democrats for finally standing up and being counted on behalf of something meaningful.
By Muqtedar Khan | March 22, 2010; 04:00 AM ET | Comments (3)
Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri's fatwa against terrorism will strip terrorists of what little legitimacy they might be still enjoying in the eyes of Muslims who fear that Islam is under attack by Western powers.
By Muqtedar Khan | March 5, 2010; 03:34 AM ET | Comments (12)
I believe systematic and institutionalized endeavors to proselytize on a global stage is warfare by other means. I am not opposed to conversion per se. But if one starts a campaign to "recruit" people through an organized crusade, then it is, I believe, contrary to the very idea of spiritualism as understood by most faiths, and is an act of aggression.
By Muqtedar Khan | March 2, 2010; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (38)
I would love to use the Super Bowl as an opportunity to recite verse 5:32 from the Qur'an and try and convince millions of Americans that Islam does not condone violence and that the Qur'an deems taking of innocent life as an abomination. This pro-life message could go far in combating Islamophobia.
By Muqtedar Khan | February 2, 2010; 01:09 PM ET | Comments (1)