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Here is an article from Shireen Qudosi, a writer on Islam, discussing the progress of Muslims redirecting their traditional career paths as doctors, lawyers and engineers to take on key roles in media and politics, some of which are pushing for Sharia Law.

Dr. Jonathan Pararajasingham is a British-born medical doctor specialising in neurosurgery, currently based at Cambridge University's Neurosurgical Unit in the United Kingdom. In this article, Dr. Pararajasingham, explores why religion is so universal.

Sunday, 26 April 2009 10:00

Jemaah Islamiyah Adopts the Hezbollah Model

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Islamist terrorism may have its roots in the Middle East, but it has long since expanded globally. Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country, is no exception. Jemaah Islamiyah has for more than fifteen years fought to transform Indonesia into an Islamist state. In recent years, its terrorist campaign has suffered setbacks. As Jemaah Islamiyah regroups, it builds upon the experience of Middle East terrorist groups. From Al-Qaeda, it adopts philosophical underpinnings that guide its dual strategy. From Hamas and Hezbollah, it borrows an "inverse triangle model" in which a broad network of social services supports a smaller jihadist core, and from Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf emirates it adopts a model of charities and NGOs that help Jemaah Islamiyah advance its jihadist goals.

Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), will deliver a prayer at the National Cathedral during the National Prayer Service on January 21st. The event is part of the festivities for the inauguration of Barack Obama, which occurs January 20. A convert to Islam, Mattson directs the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009 16:14

"Moderate" Muslims versus American-Muslims

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With the inclusion of Ingrid Mattson, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), in the national prayer service this week, it seems it is again time to re-evaluate America?s desire to forge alliances with ?moderate? Muslims. Various news sources report that Mattson?s invitation raised criticism due to ISNA?s alleged connections to terrorism. It is a fact that ISNA is a listed un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case and one of a number of "individuals/entities who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood." It is also a fact that Mattson and heads of other ?moderate? Muslim organizations have failed to criticize Hamas by name.

During the recent Somali pirate standoff with U.S. forces, when American sea captain Richard Phillips was being held hostage, Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer confidently concluded that "the good news is that these [pirates] are not jihadists. If it's a jihadist holding a hostage, there is going to be a lot of death. These guys are interested not in martyrdom but in money."

With fatal terrorist attacks on the decline worldwide and al Qaeda apparently in disarray , it would seem a time for optimism in the global war on terrorism. But the war has simply shifted to a different arena. Islamists , or those who believe that Islam is a political and religious system that must dominate all others, are focusing less on the military and more on the ideological. It turns out that Western liberal democracies can be subverted without firing a shot...