Religious groups have launched a constitutional challenge against Bill 24, a law that facilitates gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools.
Assistant Professor - MacEwan University
Dr. Junaid Jahangir is an Assistant Professor of Economics at MacEwan University. He is inspired by the elder Muslim mystics. With Dr. Hussein Abdul Latif, he has co-authored "Islamic law and Muslim same-sex unions."
Like any devout gay religious person, Mark Guevarra rejects false binaries and cherishes his faith to the best of his abilities.
02/13/2018 13:18 EST
Ahed Tamimi and other Palestinian children should be playing, going to school and living their teenage lives.
01/10/2018 13:06 EST
Mothers and their children have been detained as supporters of Fethullah Gulen, a rival of the current Turkish leader Recep Erdogan.
12/13/2017 10:54 EST
The neo-traditionalist Muslim strategy is to diminish same-sex relationships to urges and whims and then make the analogy with those things.
11/23/2017 15:27 EST
Vulnerable youth need to be empowered through fact-based sex education.
11/02/2017 15:29 EDT
Morality is not based on our capacity for disgust.
10/24/2017 11:31 EDT
Ahmadi Muslims are often not welcomed as part of Muslim umbrella groups, even in Canada.
10/18/2017 15:58 EDT
It seems the response of Muslim stakeholders is often more to counter Islamophobia from without than it is to counter supremacist discourse from within.
10/03/2017 10:24 EDT
The message of the Qu'ran is one of freedom, not one of enslavement. It condemns those who fail to listen, to see and to speak out.
09/26/2017 13:00 EDT
It is not easy to address the issue, but it is important to do so if we are to adopt an intersectional approach to human concerns.
09/20/2017 18:18 EDT
We cannot fight Islamophobia of the far right, but casually ignore the homophobia of neo-conservative Muslims.
09/05/2017 13:26 EDT
The Muslim position of supporting human rights in the West, while casually condoning harsh Islamic punishments in Muslim countries, is hypocritical.
08/16/2017 16:54 EDT
For some LGBTQ Muslims cognitive dissonance gets heightened during Ramadan. Their inability to reconcile spirituality and sexuality leads them to temporarily divorce one aspect of their life, which leaves their underlying dilemma unaddressed.
06/02/2017 09:52 EDT
Hateful bloggers collect every negative news item on the Muslim world to fit their narrative. They share the supremacism, sexism and homophobia of anti-Semitic and anti-Ahmadi Muslim speakers who unwittingly participate in their narrative. Both feed off each other and contribute to a vicious cycle of hate. They make for strange bedfellows. Such hateful rhetoric has grave consequences for everyday citizens, not just Muslims.
05/30/2017 06:06 EDT
The Manchester suicide bomber was noted to drink alcohol, do drugs, and get involved in gangs. Then he became "religious." Those who focus on his involvement with drugs and gangs, explain the Manchester attack through the lens of social alienation. Others blame Islam.
05/26/2017 10:25 EDT
These politicians prove the thesis of "creeping sharia," ironically made by those who themselves espouse sexist and homophobic viewpoints, as utterly wrong.
05/24/2017 03:48 EDT
Consistency demands that those who defend Islam through identity politics and freedom of expression in secular countries actually support the same for others living under precarious conditions in Muslim countries. However, many such defenders of Islam claim that secular bloggers should respect the law of the land.
05/17/2017 11:57 EDT
Dr. Amina Wadud critiqued that my recent blog only contained male voices. This is a legitimate criticism. I had the title changed to include the word "male." In a similar vein, I'd like to highlight ten Muslim women, who face huge resistance for pushing boundaries.
05/15/2017 12:13 EDT
Mainstream Muslim institution stakeholders often ignore the contributions of progressive Muslims. However, despite their small numbers, progressive Muslims have been relentlessly working on issues that include Syria, Palestine, racism, human rights abuses and Islamophobia.
05/10/2017 01:28 EDT
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