Prominent Muslim Scholar to Speak in MN: ‘Is Coexistence Feasible?’

Dr. Jamal Badawi Scheduled to Appear Feb. 20 at University of St. Thomas By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota ATTEND IT Presentation: Dr. Jamal Badawi: “Is Coexistence Feasible? An Islamic Response.” 7 p.m. Weds., Feb. 20 O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN Although Muslims in the United States and around the world have repeatedly condemned terrorism and extremism, Muslims stand falsely accused by nationally known commentators and influential religious leaders of remaining silent. What does Islam say about terrorism? Sadly, we are forced to prove that we condemned terrorism. This is a situation Read More …

Don’t define Muslim societies by their flaws

Fair criticism means looking beyond the faults and failings By Fedwa Wazwaz On October 22, The Minnesota Daily published my commentary “Islamo-Fascism a very racist concept.” On October 23 and 24, a couple of letters to the editor responded to my artcle. A common thread in the letters was the right to criticize Islam. Do people have a right to criticize Islam? Let me begin by quoting a couple of lines of Islamic poetry: “The eye of Love to every flaw is blind, While the eye of hatred reveals all flaws.”