Muqtedar Khan

Stories by Muqtedar Khan

Koran burning crisis: Haven’t we been here before?

The tragic headlines look all too familiar: Several reported killed in second day of Afghan protests over Koran burning. And … Continued

Egypt: The age of freedom has begun. Amen!

An Egyptian woman cries as she celebrates the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Tara Todras-whitehill / AP … Continued

Change in Egypt will change the region

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

Democratic Tunisia! Can we dare to hope?

A few years ago Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris, both prominent American political scientists, made an interesting argument that the … Continued

Socialism for the rich!

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

WikiLeaks exposes Muslim nations’ hypocrisy

WikiLeaks is in the process of transforming foreign affairs and international relations in a dramatic fashion. It is revealing over … Continued

The Hajj sermon: a plea to spread peace

By Muqtedar Khan The Hajj sermon this year – one of the highlights of the three-day pilgrimage that millions of … Continued

Shariah law banned in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s State Question 755, which prohibits state judges from resorting to International Law or the Shariah Law while passing judgments … Continued

The theology of a homegrown terrorist and the problem of citizenship

The arrests of two American Muslims, one American born (Abdel Hameed Shehadeh in Hawaii) and one naturalized (Farooque Ahmed in … Continued

The Quran burning: sign of things to come?

“Where books are burned in the end people will burn.” – Heinrich Heine On May 10th, 1933 the Nazis burned … Continued

Imam Rauf must speak to improve US-Muslim relations

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

American Muslims not synonymous with Al Qaeda

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Sharia is based on Ten Commandments

There is an emerging preemptive anti-Sharia movement in America as manifest by an Oklahoma legislator who is seeking to introduce … Continued

Muslims and Americans in an age of hypocrisy

Yes, we Muslims are hypocritical. We demand equality under the law wherever we live as minorities and practice systematic inequality … Continued

Hamas, Syria and Charlie Rose

From May 29 to June 4, the World Council of Churches, an organization representing 349 denominations and 550 million Christians … Continued

Radicalization of American Muslims

Faisal Shahzad. Maj. Nidal Hassan. Anwar Awlaki. Is it now official that some American Muslims have become radicalized and are … Continued

The verbal assault on Islam

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Preachers of hate have no place at the podiums of prayers

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Why are we obtuse when dealing with Muslims?

In the past few months, we have witnessed a serious of bizarre but terrifying episodes of violence, hate crimes and … Continued

Impeach the Pope

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued