Pamela K. Taylor

Stories by Pamela K. Taylor

King’s hearings: barking up the wrong tree

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Minorities in the Muslim world

The recent attack and murder of Ismailis in Indonesia is a sad testament to the state of the Muslim community. … Continued

A defining moment for US, Egypt and the Middle East

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

Economics, human welfare inexctricably tied

In President Obama’s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, should discussion of human rights and religious freedom be … Continued

An Ashura for all Muslims

When the Prophet Muhammad and his people moved to Madinah, they found the Jewish tribes there fasted in remembrance of … Continued

An Ashura for all Muslims

When the Prophet Muhammad and his people moved to Madinah, they found the Jewish tribes there fasted in remembrance of … Continued

Taxes should be progressive

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

Marriage changing, but still valuable

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Worshipping God online

The mosque I called home for many years is beautiful — modern, red brick with angular planes on the outside, … Continued

Hajar and Maryam

This past week, some 2.5 million Muslims traveled to Mecca for the annual pilgrimage, the Hajj. One of the rites … Continued

Obama’s speech in Indonesia: reality overwhelms rhetoric

“No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust.” This is perhaps the truest thing President Obama said in his speech … Continued

Can a Muslim woman lead prayer services?

Next week I will be in Washington DC to lead the services for Eid ul Adha, the holiday that marks … Continued

Obama and the culture of fear

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Atheism also a matter of faith

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Muslims must talk, live peace

Muslims are fond of informing people that Islam comes from the root word that means peace; that a Muslim is … Continued

Struggle between secularism and theocracy

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

Gay and Muslim

As an addendum to my previous post, and in response to the suicide of a young, lesbian woman whose name … Continued

When hatred is lethal

Seth Walsh, 13, of Tehachapi Calif., hanged himself. Billy Lucas, 15, of Greensburg, Ind., also hanged himself. Asher Brown, 13, … Continued

Face veil not Islamic, but ban may agitate extremists

A leading scholar at al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s most important school, has thrown his support behind France’s niqab ban. Abdel … Continued

Searching for win-win, not zero sum in the Islam debate

America is in the grips of a new dialogue on tolerance and bigotry. Like Jews, Catholics and Mormons before us, … Continued