December 2015 archive

Muslims, we have to critically review our understanding of Islam.

Words fall short to truly express my deep sadness and revolt in the face of the carnage perpetrated by terrorist groups such as the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). I share profound frustration with a billion-and-a-half Muslims around the world at the fact that such groups commit terrorism while dressing up …

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Turkish group supports democracy: Objections

We object to USA TODAY’s uninformed depiction of Hizmet (aka Gulen movement) (“Turkish faith movement secretly funded 200 trips for lawmakers and staff” and “U.S. lawmakers got suspect Turkish campaign cash”). Hizmet is a pro-democracy movement whose supporters have set up schools, medical centers and disaster relief agencies around the world. Mr. Fethullah Gulen, the …

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