Muslims Must Lead the Future

This letter was published in the New Straits Times today.

Malaysia has managed to escape the ravages to governance that has now struck a number of Muslim countries, most lately in what is being called the “Arab Spring“. The problems being face are related to the western plunder of earth resources, such as oil and natural gas that are vital to maintaining the vaunted western “style of life”. Continue reading

Uncovering the truth about BERSIH 2.0

There is a “human right” now being exercised almost universally, that is, the Right of Free Assembly. The recent Thai election shows one clear result of such assemblies, called the “Red Shirts”. The Middle East is awash with such assemblies, in almost all cases directed against prolonged, corrupt leadership. Continue reading

Event Alert: Intellectual Discourse Series with Dr. Hisham A. Hellyer

 Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

As part of the ISSI initiative, we are pleased to invite you to the 2011 Intellectual Discourse Series with Dr. Hisham Hellyer, co-hosted with Islamic Outreach ABIM. The topic of discussion will be “Islam: Universality and Uniqueness”, and will be organized on Sunday 3rd July 2011 from 930am-1130am at the Seminar Room, Masjid Negara, Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur.

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The never ending story


The President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), Dr. Chandra Muzaffar warned us on the day of Osama bin Laden‘s death that the root causes of terrorism have not yet been addressed. He reminded us that Osama’s Number Two is 100% committed to the terrorist way, and the danger of revenge may be even greater than before. The fact is that the major issues that caused al-Qaeda to recruit disaffected and confused young Muslims to its mission remain largely unaddressed.

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