Category Archives: Islam in America

Religion and the Midterm elections

I wrote this brief reflection for the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) on the recent US midterm elections. American civil religion took a massive shellacking all summer in a momentum that reached into the fall as politicians on both sides … Continue reading

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MUSLIM APOLOGY? Nicholas Kristof’s column

ACT OF RECONCILIATION: AN APOLOGY? The strong opposition to the proposed Park51 Islamic Center in New York over the summer of 2010 made me ponder and think hard as to why so many Americans had serious fears and misgivings about … Continue reading

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An Exchange with Tarek Fatah

MY EXCHANGE WITH TAREK FATAH ON IMAM FAISAL AL-RAUF After watching a post by Tarek Fatah on Facebook in which he posted an audio tape about Imam Faisal al-Rauf followed by his unhappy comments, I felt compelled to respond to Tarek. … Continue reading

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Anti-Terror Lessons of Muslim American Communities

David Schanzer, Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy & Director, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security; Ebrahim Moosa, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies & Associate Professor, Islamic Studies, Department of Religion, Duke
Presented with Duke Islamic Studies Center and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. Continue reading

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Immanent Frame: Civil Religion and Beyond

(A blog post I wrote for the Immanent Frame) Robert Bellah’s idea of civil religion, captured in his now famous essay “Civil Religion in America,” can in a moment of naïveté not only be seductive, but could almost pass as … Continue reading

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Abdullahi An-Na’im, Sherman Jackson, Ebrahim Moosa and John Esposito on Islam and Liberal Democracy

A Panel I was on at Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs Continue reading

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Kenan Institute Panel: “Ethics and Terrorism”

“Ethics and Terrorism” Panel Discussion featuring
Elizabeth Kiss, Ruth Grant, Craig Kocher, Ebrahim Moosa, and David Wong. Introduction by Noah Pickus Continue reading

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“Rethinking Islam” on NPR’s The Connection

Click Here for Audio of the Show Islam is a religion of peace. No, it’s a religion of the sword. Devout Muslims lay claim to both declarations, sometimes justifying, sometimes condemning, often just trying to explain Islam. Over the past … Continue reading

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