The Muslims of Cuba


  In Havana, Mohammed Dawud, 28, a Cuban convert, stands in front of a mural of Che Guevara [Carlo Bevilacqua/Parallelozero By: Sylvia Hines/Al Jazerra Santa Clara, Cuba – “Documents printed” reads a handwritten sign hanging outside the first floor of a house on the outskirts of Santa Clara, a university town in central Cuba. HassanContinue reading “The Muslims of Cuba”

Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves


An Indian child pays floral tribute at a sand sculpture created in remembrance of victims of Friday’s attacks in Paris, in Bhubaneswar, India.(Credit: AP) We must mourn all victims. But until we look honestly at the violence we export, nothing will ever change By: Ben Norton/Salon.com Any time there is an attack on civilians inContinue reading “Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves”

French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage


A Muslim who became the first French man to marry his same sex partner in an Islamic religious ceremony has said that if the prophet Muhammad were alive today he would be happy to marry same sex couples.Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (right) and his partner, Qiyaammudeen Jantjies-Zahed Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed was born in Algeria in 1977 and movedContinue reading “French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage”

Egyptian gets three years for insulting Islam on Facebook


  CAIRO – An Egyptian court sentenced a man to three years in jail with hard labour on Saturday for insulting Islam in postings on Facebook, the official MENA news agency reported.   The Cairo court found that Ayman Yusef Mansur “intentionally insulted the dignity of the Islamic religion and attacked it with insults andContinue reading “Egyptian gets three years for insulting Islam on Facebook”