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MAGAZINE: “First They Came for the Muslims”

From The Islamic Monthly by Arsalan Iftikhar | February 1, 2017 We all know that “First they came for the Socialists” were Pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous prophetic words, which have apparently re-entered our American zeitgeist thanks to the election of Donald J. … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON POST: “The Muslim World Failed Syria”

From The Washington Post By Arsalan Iftikhar | December 16, 2016 As innocent civilians continue to be slaughtered within the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, our greatest present-day humanitarian catastrophe can be largely attributed to the fact that the Muslim world … Continue reading

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RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: “Donald Trump’s Jihad Against Muslims”

From Religion News Service (RNS) by Arsalan Iftikhar (RNS) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered a lengthy address at a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio on Monday (Aug. 15) entitled “Understanding the Threat: Radical Islam and the Age of Terror,” where he continued … Continue reading

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TIME MAGAZINE: “Honor Killings Are a Global Problem”

From TIME by Arsalan Iftikhar | July 29, 2016 Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms. The world recently learned of the tragic murder … Continue reading

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TIME MAGAZINE: “Dear Newt Gingrich: Sharia Is Nothing to Fear”

From TIME July 16, 2016 Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author ofScapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms. Despite what Newt Gingrich and extremists alike tell you “Western civilization is … Continue reading

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THE ATLANTIC: “What Where Donald Trump Stop?”

From The Atlantic The Republican frontrunner’s latest proposal is a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Is anything off the table? by Arsalan Iftikhar | December 8, 2015 Can you imagine a modern-day presidential candidate suggesting a national database … Continue reading

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THE ATLANTIC: “Freedom of Religion Requires Freedom From Fear”

From The Atlantic by Arsalan Iftikhar | October 9, 2015 Imagine if Americans woke up one morning to news of a coordinated nationwide effort by a network of armed “patriots,” toting semiautomatic guns with live ammunition, who were organizing roughly … Continue reading

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MAGAZINE COLUMN: “Hey Europe: Call Them Refugees (Not Migrants!)”

From The Islamic Monthly September 14, 2015 by Arsalan Iftikhar The terms “refugee” and “migrant” are being used interchangeably by government officials, mainstream media outlets and average people on the street in reference to the humanitarian crisis we are witnessing … Continue reading

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MAGAZINE COLUMN: “Let’s Call ISIS The ‘Un-Islamic’ State”

From The Islamic Monthly Dear ISIS & Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, You are not “The Islamic State.” There is nothing Islamic about beheading foreign journalists, indiscriminately targeting religious minorities and instilling wanton terror within the general civilian population where your terrorist … Continue reading

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COLUMN: “Twitter Hashtags Finally Neutralizing Israeli Government Propaganda”

From Quartz.com by Arsalan Iftikhar I told CNN during a recent television interview that there hasn’t been a single hot-button topic treated with more intellectually dishonest, one-sided coverage than that which the American media has given the Israel-Palestine conflict—and that includes the War on Terror, … Continue reading

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