Posts tagged "najam haider"

Shari’a and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

by Najam Haider This article is part of an ongoing series that will examine what Shari’ah is, how the media often get it wrong, and how it’s being used to create fear of Islam and Muslims and to justify continued military defense of “American values.”

Contesting the Sharia:
The Ideological Interpretation
(and Misinterpretation) of Islamic Law

by Najam Haider The proposed construction of a mosque in the vicinity of Ground Zero in New York City has raised an outcry from a number of critics including (but not limited to) former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former Speaker of the House (and potential 2012 presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich.  In a July 28, 2010...