36 Burst results for "Islam"
Fresh update on "islam" discussed on Pod Save the World
"Ago. That the brand of islam that saudi arabia is pushing out into the world very conservative very intolerant brand it forbes the building blocks of a lot of these extremist ideologies and if you really want to have a counterterrorism strategy. Can't be so heavily. Reliant on military force whether it be through conventional means afghanistan or more targeted means like drones. You've got to ask yourself what is driving. All of these individuals. These young men into the terrorist fold and have a strategy that gets at the root cause and the because it's not just poverty. The root cause is also a the way in which islam is perverted by many of these groups in the us. I would argue has still -tated that anyways so even as we're managing those Those ongoing issues You mentioned that kind of opportunity in ending the war to focus on on a different agenda in the world and that's what present biden focused on a lot. Today talked about china. He talked about He talked about climate change But part of what. I think lesson. You highlight math. Ghanistan is america. Can't do everything in the world and we can't control events beyond What is realistic in the world. What would you like to see kind of be the post. We're in a verna postpones. Nine eleven chapter for turning the pager. What is that agenda. What are the what are the issues. You think the united states needs to be prioritizing. The world as we are winding down The big chunks of the warren tear. I i think china and russia celebrate when we are so hyper focused on conventional are threats to the united states of what i would like to see is a complete reorientation of the tools that we present to an american president. So the only thing so that we are allowed to do things other than deploy brigades and sell arms and so you know when you look at a country like china. They are winning friends around the world not necessarily through security partnerships but through economic partnerships there development bank is ten times the size of the development bank. Russia is undermining democracy. This massive propaganda effort. They're spending similarly probably.
According to the Taliban, They Defeated the United States
"Talk about afghanistan. God fa- sekine piece of real estate. it's never functioned. As a modern westphalian nation ever even under the monarchy the nation. That was home to bin laden and his al-qaeda training camps now twenty years after september eleventh is again under the control of our friends let of corrupt politicians that want to play nice with the west like qatar cy but under the control of people who want to kill you yes. The taliban quote unquote the students. The tally ban the students of islam fundamentalists. They don't hate isis. The same breed is. I says isis may want to be in control but they're all fundamentalists jihadis along with al qaeda. Now they have eighty three billion dollars worth of equipment and training that you pay for. And how are they sending that across the muslim world arab and non-arab. We defeated america. We didn't just defeat the ruthless murderous soviet union with its helicopter gunships and landmines shaped like toys to main children. We defeated the greatest station. I'm seth that's how they're selling it than jihadis are flooding back into this
Islamic State Militants Claim Attacks on Taliban
"The extremist Islamic state group has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly bombings targeting Taliban vehicles in eastern Afghanistan on the claim published late Sunday signals a growing threat to the Taliban by their long time rivals at least eight people including several Taliban fighters were killed in the attacks in the provincial city of Jalalabad an I. S. stronghold the Taliban now face major economic and security challenges in trying to govern Afghanistan on and I think separated campaign of I. S. attacks will further complicate those efforts both groups subscribe to a harsh interpretation of Islam but the Taliban have focused on taking control of the country well I. S. affiliates that on elsewhere cool the global jihad I'm Charles that's my
Taliban-Run Kabul Municipality to Female Workers: Stay Home
"The interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital has said that any women he's positions cannot be replaced by men will be allowed to work any women bravely took to the streets to protest increasing restrictions on Afghan women in recent days the new Taliban government issued several decrees roading back the rights of girls and women girls in middle and high school have not been allowed to return to school arrest police returned recently protested Abbasi rattle on us that the Taliban are misinterpreting Islam in Islam women are given more rights why are they taking all rights we need screens for ladies to reopen again women should get back to their jobs I'm Karen Thomas
What Bill Roggio Would Do to Protect Americans Against Terrorism
"The scenario is bill. Roggio is made the director of national intelligence. What is the first tasking order. What is it that america. Our allies aren't paying requisite attention to that. You would make them pay attention to to make us safe. What's the biggest gap in our knowledge. Yeah i i'm gonna keep this specific to the terrorism field. Because that's where i keep my focus but you know but i think these problem one of my big concerns. I think these again. What happens in afghanistan doesn't stay in afghanistan. The thought process that is used in. Afghanistan is used in other theaters. We need to clear house of the individuals who have come to the idea that we can negotiate with our enemies but the problem is they didn't view the we doing. The taliban is an enemy a decade ago. The we being the us if you have that type of thinking that the house needs to be clear we need to learn how to recognize our enemies. There was this was when i talk about the failure of the generalship. There was an individual named carter milk. As and he's he's been advisor to general dunford. He wrote an ad in the politico a couple of weeks ago. Maybe a couple of months ago where he says. And this again the visor general dunford as he was both commander in afghanistan and chairman of joint us to staff we didn't realize the taliban religiously motivated organization. Are you kidding kidding. No i'm not getting the all the name taliban there the students of islam
John Zmirak Details All the Times George W Bush Mislead the People
"So in my columnists dream dot org w. e. hardly knew i go through all the times. George w bush misled us when on the campaign trail. He promised a modest are policy modest foreign policy. This man who proceeded to try to build a global empire. My theory on what motivated w though is a is a simple one. When he was collecting his gentleman sees at yale. I'm he wasn't known for schoolwork but he was known for before drinking a lot and playing risk. Remember that team risk. We used to play by certainly do back. In the days of the board games bright he played it every night at yale. And you and i know from having played what is the key to winning. Where's controlling the middle east. That stuck in judges head very little else. That happened second said. But i think control the middle east. That kinda stuck stuck in their long with the advice from his dad's oil buddies. I first of all spent the summer of two thousand one. Ignoring the i reports al-qaeda plans to fly airliners into us buildings there were reports. We've seen them they. He just didn't act on. The planes hit the buildings. What does he do he flies. Every member of the bin laden family out of america instance. First thing he does every member the bin laden family he gets them safely the country. Okay break this down hold on break it down for me and my audience the family. Why are they saudi friends. Who are they yes. They weren't saudi friends his and made sure that every member of that family was safely removed from the country. Within twenty hours was on top priority. He summoned a group of of of muslim leaders and held a press conference the next day calling islam. A religion of peace and saying these attacks had nothing to do with jihad and nothing to do with islam. That was a lie that he maintain all through his eight years in office. That jihad has nothing to do with islam. Al qaeda has. It's just a weird wild perversion of islam. As opposed to what you and i know that it is simply orthodox islam put into practice period. He lied about that he knew better. He lied he lied to america. Ocoee covered up the connections of the saudi arabian government to al-qaeda and now the fbi just last weekend revealed some of the details that at least one. Saudi diplomat in the us was paying for the hotel rooms of the hijackers before they did the hijack.
Two Unseeded Teens Battle Their Way Into US Open Final
"Head to the courts. Now center court at arthur ashe stadium. That is tomorrow is the. Us open's women's final though you'd be excused for thinking. It's a junior's match. Two teenagers murad o'connor from the uk and layla fernandez from canada. Are squaring off in flushing meadow in queens new york sports writer. A springer joins us now. She writes about the intersection of sports in society. So this match between two teenagers. A condo and fernandez are we witnessing history here shera in some respects were witnessing history is the first time. Two teenagers have met in the final of a major since the nineteen ninety nine. Us open. That was when serena williams who was then seventeen defeated martina hingis who was than eighteen however at that point in nineteen ninety nine williams and hinges. Were already well known tennis stars. That is not the case for rod kanu and fernandez.
How 'Woke' College Students Talk About 9/11
"A lot of what we said in college would probably be considered pretty silly today, too. But I do fault the people that the woke skulls that got their claws in these kids. And really, these kids almost have to relive this themselves to understand the lessons. And I mean, what's the point of history? Then here? Check this out when talking about 9 11. What do you think we should avoid? I think we should like, Avoid a lot of more gruesome facts. Avoid talking about its roots in Islam because That that was like a extremist group. I think that, um the 9 11 attacks should be taught in a way that doesn't really target like more like who did it. But like More like how we can like, move forward and, like different like healing processes that we can go through to make everything like you know, good again, so you don't think it's important to know who was responsible? I do think it's important to know who is responsible. But I also think it should be noted that, like their religion is not the only thing avoiding kind of placing blame, because when you get to the more like specific Factors that were at play. You know, it kind of opens the opportunity for things like Islamophobia and ideas of American exceptionalism. Seriously. We like living in the matrix Now is that Joe Biden left this Woakes goals. Are they all the agent Smith here? These kids need to experience what we experienced personally before they realize the horror and yes, it is about a blame game. Because it's not a game. It really happened and people were to blame. No, not any Ilhan Omar. Some people did some stuff. No, no, Some people didn't do some stuff. Terrorist savages murdered thousands of people who plunged hundreds of stories from buildings and burned alive. They didn't do some
China is Courting the Taliban: What Do Islam and Communism Have in Common?
"What do islam and communism have in common. Of course they're very different. And i completely agree but they do have some common elements even historically in the bolshevik revolution in the early nineteen hundreds they found camaraderie but also the fact is different as they are. They both operate under the idea that there is a totalitarian mindset that if you don't succumb to radical islam or toco and ism the power of the state that ultimately you will face pressure economic pressure or he'll be killed and i began to think when the book revelation talks about how those who don't receive the mark of the beast and i don't want to get into speculation why that is but it says that they will be beheaded think about it what modern religion or religious institution still infamously beheads. People that disagree or don't succumb to their authority. chris. Forgive me for interrupting. But i don't remember the scripture that it says the people will be beheaded actually says that we'll talk about that they would give their head. Yes and i wish. I had the verse in front of me. I didn't people can look it up. It's fascinating i mean. I know but i hadn't heard that okay so you know. Obviously everybody knows understands anybody that's seen You know the videos of isis radical islam. That's one of the main methods of Punishment that they inflict Upon people who go against them and so that's what communism and radical islam have in common is if you do not totally submit or totally succumb totally pay legions to those two systems. One religious one political. It's total dominance and even brutal brutality. And so i saw this july twenty third and the twenty fourth. There was no evidence at the time. that this was happening and i shared it with a few people. And what was interesting. Eric and people can look this up if they want to google it. Or whatever by the twenty ninth of july twenty twenty one. They were already news articles. That were coming out that were saying. Why has the chinese government invited taliban leaders to sit down for talks. Why in even since the fall of Of afghanistan there have been all kinds of articles mainstream media articles written about this strange bizarre connection in china and the taliban and watch china's interest with afghanistan.
Chris Reed Discusses His Prophetic Dream Showing the End Times Resurgence of the Taliban and Radical Islam
"Chris you just shared a dream. You had on the twenty third of july long before. Anybody's talking about the resurgence of the taliban in afghanistan And it's a remarkably specific dream. You're talking about god clarifying for you. As you see star fall he clarifies the end municipal. The berlin wall falls As you see the blood moon Crescent fall You see trump giving the speech about the fall of isis. And then you see these things together. Communism and radical islam emerging together and. Then you see this beast merging before you go. How is this not and time stuff. I mean it seems clearly to be anti stuff the beast on convinced of it. You know the bible in the book revelation talks about a two beats one that rises up from the sea in one that rises from the earth. And and i think that the one rising from the earth is a picture of communism or even mild form that we're experiencing here in america marxism. Communism is just the end result of of course of marxism. So i began to think after i had the dream. What have been the two most primary enemies of the united states in the last six or seven years and sure enough. The two biggest threats have been communism or radical islam. You think in terms of nine eleven Which is you know. The twentieth anniversary is right around this time. And so in this dream i realized that lord was showing me then that there would be resurgence a resurrection so to speak of the mortar wound of the beast and i think the book revelation also speaks about how the beast system. Now this is really key. There's a political and religious element in it talks about how the false prophet would give power or honor unto the beast so the religious system would give power to the political system
"islam" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"In that way. I know that that's what happens bad. But yeah you of kinda. Didn't speak to my dad as much as you would. My mum's super super religious with my dad. I definitely came to him. Like i add at levi and then with my mom. I kind of had that station as well. Like i think it came up in the conversation that we believe that that's true and then eventually even any of it am mom. Basically to this day believes the. I have black magic on me. And that's why i don't believe and that's a really common thing to kind of magic and sorcery and that sort of thing really part of islam you know. The prophet had black magic on him. It's it's quite a big thing in the renaissance. My mom just thinks that must be the reason. So it's not my daughter. She is being controlled by dark spirit. Exactly exactly. I mean someone actually kind of confirmed full had i met with him and he was like yeah. You'll possess like okay information to have. Yeah bitch you've been very kind and generous with your time real fast. You are a life coach. You've got a youtube channel. You speak about islam about other things. I don't know some it up for me. Give me a kind of a profile of what you do as can i call you an activist. I mean what's a good word for what you do. I'm an activist. I guess yeah. I mean i. I just youtube tunnel when i wanted to. Well when i left assam in fact a lot of people found out. I'd left assam through a tunnel. I just made a video while left islam and just posted everywhere mainly because i found that ex medicines needs to be more kind of conversations about this about people needing Hair about it. As much on as i said the whole kind of new to this sort of sense from islam needs to needs to happen most so the go to youtube channel where i discuss when agenda nestled thing and i moved to accounts in life coach. Yes so. I do a lot with ex muslims and as you can imagine ex muslims i mean i kinda briefly touched on it but a very often that either threatens the death that they will stay a long time in the west. I kind of have to leave their homes and awful. Things happen to ex mrs just because they don't believe in religion anymore there must also be an assimilation challenge. Right there entering a culture they have been talked for so long was haram or forbidden or evil or covered in black magic and now they they're being introduced to it from a different perspective and wondering what to do i and and what to do second and third. I mean that coming into a culture that was forbidden for them. They couldn't do certain things and it's such a big culture shock to many people they don't know how to handler. And but also just you lose your whole identity seal mice because islamism is all consuming. It's not just a religion it's a way of life that's on the on. The burr shows is who you are so for many people. They've kind of they get this sort of identity crisis as well. Who am i. If i'm not muslim anymore and there's a lot of complexities with kind of leaving. And some of the family aspects their own pass no aspect the community for many people really a life or death situation Because there is a death penalty when it comes to apostates and within the muslim culture there. Is this big issue with ana is well. You know kind of on a culture that you have to honor your family and on your religion and you know if i mentioned shame is a big ones that he brings shame on the family. That definitely is this sort of well. The family need to then take into the hands and punish you however is different is a whole scale of punishment involves but often the families feel. It's dead ut to punish you. And that's what god would have wanted. You know they have to take upon themselves to decide. Now what to do with you so i can be very very traumatic and scary. I think just being able to see your face in hear your voice for so many people who are struggling trying to ration rationalize or a reason their way out of unreasonable beliefs they find encouragement and they realize they're not alone in in. That's why i think what you do is so critical and important of an include the link to your youtube channel and to the women leaving islam documentary. That'll be in the description. Box will send some people your direction. And in the meantime just thank you. Thanks for the work. You do. Thanks for your activism anxious. Good if i need some good life coaching. I'm calling you. we'll talk. We'll do the thing and hopefully we'll get a chance to speak again soon. Okay thank you very much. Thank you thinking atheist on facebook and twitter for complete archive of podcast and videos products. Like marks and t shirts featuring the.
"islam" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Then there is actually kind of a spectrum. There are things in between that things frowned upon. The harare means absolutely forbidden on. Then how is basically that. It's about so that something that is allowed and usually as a good thing pork is the easy one right donate work but i mean me some specific examples of something. That was haram when you were in the faith and well so something actually. I just mentioned that there are things that are sort of debated on that. I grew up around people that were very kind of more stricter spectrum. Not my family though. I found a little bit more relaxed with the people that were my community. At my school. I went to muslim school by the way and they were super super strict and for example they would have said. Music is haram on. Yeah that's something that's kind of debated said but in a music kind of insights on the interruption music. Like all of us. There's one exception one exception not drums and that's only because there was one incident where the prophet muhammad was at a wedding and he made a comment about. Let's place drums. So they're like okay. Drums are allowed not it to everything else. Particular like string instruments flutes and things that they're actually like the devils wok and they cool the devil not only of the cool the devils if you play music. They call the devil. There's actually a specific hobby. Which is the sayings of the prophet. If anyone just deny that says your those people that listen to music in hell hellfire they will have led poured into that is so. It's quite an extreme. Think you'll get more relaxed. Muslims out flip that round. That would be like always more about music that is about bad things negative things like naughty things that nice music so right. That's a subjective series of terms. What qualifies is naughty and nice right exactly well exactly so in the documentary. You were talking about how you were kind of trying to be the hip cool. Yeah muslim award. The hit job back a little bit and you know you're being. This is a terrible comparison. But i'm i reminds me of contemporary christian pastors in the united states and in order to be accessible and hip and cool they walk out and they're wearing the skinny jeans and they've got the cross tattoo in the earring you know and and there's a i think it's an appeal to the culture. You very much for doing that in your own life. Was it like islam light suffix. It's not light vance I mean there. There is a movement within islam. Identify.
US Official: IS Group Believed to Be Behind Kabul Attack
"U. S. official says a complex attack on the crowd gathered outside Kabul airport is definitely believed to been carried out by the Islamic state group the official speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing operations says members of the U. S. military were wounded in the attack which involved two suicide bombers and gunmen nonetheless the official says evacuation flights have continued to take off from Kabul airport with the U. S. led airlift in its waning days the Islamic state group's affiliate in Afghanistan grew out of disaffected Taliban members who hold an even more extreme view of Islam it's carried out a wave of attacks targeting civilians mainly Afghanistan's Shiite Muslim minority including an assault last year on a maternity hospital in Kabul in which they killed women and infants Ben Thomas Washington
Rudy Atallah's Response to Trump's Speech to Warsaw, Poland
"You give us just your your response to the president's question from warsaw. Well god bless him first of all for making his speech. I mean i. I just i just loved that. The here's my take. unfortunately today A lot of christians are christians in and i put in quotes They are not practicing christians. They don't understand. Christianity they don't understand the message of christ and therefore they're simply christians on paper but they're not really strong believers. We have that in almost every faith and islam. You see that in judaism you see that and so on so forth. These are people that are more worldly and and the west can't stand up but the west has lost. Its course if you don't know where you come from. How could you know where you need to go. Essentially christians don't know where they originally came from. That's why i pushed so hard to elevate the true. Christians are the the the christians that currently reside in the middle east. At least the ones that. I've been standing with the faith and being persecuted for their faith to show true. Christianity truly is and say. Look you know as christians as believers in christ. We need to understand. Exactly what the word of god says. What what we need to stand for. For example i use it all the time from proverbs. Twenty four that. If somebody is jailed or get him going to be put to death. We have a duty to go out there and rescue them. We have a duty to go out there and save them. We have to stand with our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted. But when i talked to say westerners whether they're from europe or from here from our country oftentimes they kind of look at me and say well. It's not happening in my backyard. So i understand yes. My heart goes to them. But there's not much. I can do like well you know. That's a cop out because your duty is to stand by those that are being
Can Non-Muslims Visit the Temple Mount?
"Anybody gonna know whether. I'm praying. If i go to the temple mount. You're saying that we can visit temple mount non muslims. Yes that's the situation but As i said we We've we've really made the change. Because i said in the past There was harassment and incitement and we first of all outlawed the radical political islam organizations that were bothering others from visiting. But till now until this very day. They're not allowed to carry a bible temple. Mount did not allowed to carry a any kind of shofar or any other religious article on ocean. Show far. what's the point show for This is. I'm just amazed by this. Listen i mean for anybody tuning. Who's unaware the idea that the holiest place In the history of the jewish people and I would say the holiest place for many christians. was in the seventh century Taken over by arabs and muslims and turned into. What is now this mosque. I mean it's an extraordinary convergence in history and it's it's kind of hard to take in. I mean if somebody doesn't believe in god i would say i would point to the temple. Mount and say does this seem like happenstance that that that this battle. The spiritual battle is happening in this very spot where jesus walked away. I mean it's just it's kind of an amazing thing. Historically anybody believe the bible knows that this is the place that god has chosen chosen to rest his divine presence and therefore we cannot tolerate the fact that the the that were not allowed to pray there. And that's that's what we're trying to do in that room. Majorly we say. Come visit the temple. Mount and we're gonna make the change. We say the temple was destroyed but its foundation. The torah the prayer the jewish people the connection the covenant with god is still there so we rebuild the temple top the sound dacian and the new temples built to meet the needs of today's reality and the concept. Today's reality is that we are calling on all peoples to come to the temple mount and let's make that change. It's it's it's happening. I just tell you that in two fourteen hundred. Eighty thousand of christians visited temple. Mount in two thousand nine hundred. Eight hundred thousand changes happening.
The Taliban Became More Powerful With China and Iran as Allies
"I don't want to send my kids. Anybody else's kids over there. To confront an enemy. That's slaughtered more Americans and were slaughtered to Pearl Harbor. These are the words. Pacifists and isolationists. We're going to get more Americans killed. Including in battle. If we get struck hard out of Afghanistan. Again. What is their answer? What are they going to say? Don't want to send in the Marines. I don't want to send in the army. I don't want to send in the air Force. They have no answer for you. None whatsoever. None. They think the world begins and ends today. The world doesn't begin and end today. These terrorists aren't going away. They're stronger than ever. They now occupy more of Afghanistan than they did before. 9 11. Now more of our weapons than they've ever had. And now they have alliances with the Communist Chinese. The Islam, a Nazi regime in Iran. And they threaten their neighbor Pakistan that has nuclear weapons. The world has just been made much, much more difficult and dangerous. Our men and women in uniform. Somebody else's kids if they're not yours. Somebody else's kid because appeasement and passivity Ultimately lead. Too far more provocation. And bloodshed.
Karim Sadjadpour Echoes Women's Rights Are Gone Under the Taliban
"There's a gentleman by the name of Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow Carnegie, a Carnegie endowment. Adjunct professor Georgetown. I know nothing about the man. First question from Taliban to Al Jazeera female reporter asking about women's rights. Tabbouleh mujaheed spokes. Spokes barbarian. For the Taliban says women have rights as long as they follow Sharia law will be free speech. He says. This is exactly how the Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions when he first came to power quote. Quote. Freedom of speech. Human rights. And women's rights will all be protected in accordance with Islamic law. What That means with these barbarian throwbacks. Is, none of these rights will be protected. They learned From the Islam, a Nazi regime in Tehran. And now we have an Islamo Nazi regime in Kabul. And you know why I use that phrase Islamo Nazi regime to distinguish it from Reformed Islam, the type that Zewdie Jasur talks to us about and so many Muslims do practice. This is 7th 8th 9th century. Barbarism.
Who Are the Taliban?
"Who are the taliban well the taliban were removed from power in afghanistan by us in two thousand one and they have been displaced from power over the last twenty years and obviously they have seized power again taliban or otherwise known as students in the pashto language emerged in the early nineteen nineties northern pakistan following the withdrawal of soviet troops from afghanistan it is believed that the predominantly pashtoon movement first appeared in religious seminaries. I'm reading from. Bbc dot com mainly mostly paid for by money by saudi arabia which preached a hardline form of suni islam the promise made by the taliban in pashtoon areas straddling pakistan and afghanistan was to restore peace and security then enforce their own very steer version of sharia or islamic law. Their political office is in doha right now and they will return back to afghanistan very soon. My head of the taliban is this guy. Holy moly good luck pronouncing this molewa hip. Tula august sokha zodda. He's the former taliban chief. Justice leader since two thousand sixteen. There's a senior judge political. Deputy deputy and deputy and they're from southwestern afghanistan. The taliban began quickly extending their influence. In september of ninety five and captured the province of herat bordering iran now the taliban the actual pashtoon people they have a history going back hundreds of years wallover a thousand years. They own those hills the taliban they have banned music television cinema disapproved of girls over ten going to school. They have been accused of various human rights and cultural abuses and in fact the taliban destroyed the famous byman. Buddha statues in central afghanistan
Biden Losing Afghanistan Gives China's Xi and Russia's Putin Opportunity
"I didn't say we should be fighting and fighting and fighting in Afghanistan. I said it was neutralized. It was effectively neutralized. When you pull the air power From these Afghan forces her who are used to fighting with the air power from the United States, and you do it abruptly like this. You've created disaster. There are other reasons, of course. This is the same administration that is propping up the Islam, a Nazi regime in Tehran. That is convinced the number of our allies to pour billions of dollars into Iran to build up. This regime. That is building nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons. And right on the precipice. The week Israeli government You have a weak American government. And I played it for you here. When Matt Lee, the Associated Press reported the Department of State Was pressing neck price, the spokesman at the State Department, is there anything the Iranians can do that would cause you to stop negotiating with them. He basically said no. Now you have to believe me. When I tell you. She looks at this. You know what GS decided today? Looking at Afghanistan, watching what's going on with Iran and our government? You know what he's decided today I can invade Taiwan. Listen to me. I can invade Taiwan. You know what Putin's decided? In addition to Biden, selling out and giving him his pipeline. I
'The Coming Christian Persecution' by Thomas D. Williams
"Professor you have a book. I think you just let it out of the bag that you have the manuscript back from the publishers super exciting. The title is the coming christian persecution. I'm not trying to be funny here. What do you mean coming. Isn't it already happening if we look at what happened onto isis. What's happening on the boko haram in africa. What's happening to church. Being closed down by the canadian authorities the police in california. I don't mean to belittle the title talk to us. They'll give us a little bit teaser. Of what the books. Main thesis will be well. A teaser would be this. That i look at the beginning on what we understand by the age of christian persecution as so many people still today thank when they think of persecution anything that the roman empire i the martyrs and the coliseum they think of the lions they think of the witness of those early critics which was spectacular. The witness in blood but what they don't realize is the persecution that is worldwide at this point. How many christians in the world live under active persecution. Both authoritarian states and growing way in formerly democratic principled formerly former christendom the west in other words and i think that what they don't realize is that this is very very bad right now. The worst that it's ever been in history and it's not getting better for two main reasons. The drivers of christian persecution are growing stronger every day whether they'd be radical islam with they these still the atheist communists of of north korea and china whether it's something like the hindu nationalism that we see in india especially under narendra. Modi all these things. They're not growing smaller growing greater. But this is happening simultaneously with a lack of willpower on the part of the west to oppose this. We no longer believe that. This something the last acceptable prejudice is the prejudice against christians. And this is something where people wikipedia actually has an entry for This syndrome of christian persecution in other make fun of it as if this is something that doesn't really exist but some people pretend that it
What is Intermittent Fasting?
"A little bit about why intimate investing is for one and then by one lead again now so. I know that you know it's considered to be. This is a novel concept but if you look if you date back to biblical times it plays readily in multiple religions including christianity and islam. And so i-. I remind people that this is something that's existed for a very long period of time. We've just forgotten the value of not eating all day long and the easiest way to explain intermittent fasting as you're eating within a prescribed time period. We know that the average american eats sixteen to seventeen times a day. Which is just an unbelievable statistic and so if you're eating sixteen to seventeen times a day you are spiking your insulin. Which is one of those hormones that is designed to help. Lower your blood sugar. But if it's spiking all day long you kind of flip into this Less efficient way of managing your blood sugar and limiting digestive breast and things like that. So i'm an advocate of eating within a within a feeding window. I know people sometimes don't love to hear that expression but it's an easy way to explain that you're feeding window could be six eight hours and you just eat within that feeding window so for many people they may finish their dinner at six o'clock at night they breakfast at eight. Am they've already fasted. Fourteen hours a lot of the fasting time spent sleeping and so it is much easier for many people to wrap their heads around when they just think about. Oh i've already done fourteen hours. I can do this And once people have gotten the the knacker the hang of being obliterated fast you can have a lot of fun with it and it doesn't necessarily have to be the same The same schedule every single day. You could have one day where you twenty four hours. You have one day where he do. Twelve you know. Fourteen to sixteen hours you can do it around vacations and holidays and still stay on track and the most amazing thing about intermittent fasting that i've come to find as it even if people don't choose to change their diet fronts once they start shortening this window in which they're eating they feel better. They have more energy. they're sleeping better. Their digestion is improved substantially. And you know with a side of weight loss. I think everyone comes intermittent fasting with a desire to lose weight or lose fat but then they have all these other benefits. That will keep them really invigorated with this. The strategy
"islam" Discussed on The Good Fight
"No there was something wrong. That hindus were birding their wives wants. The husband died saatchi tradition. And it's good that that was overcome. Thanks to modernisation and there was something wrong about slavery in the muslim world. Which was eric aided by western pressure and islamic liberals as a combination of the two impacts. I'm here so i think we should be fair and one more thing while criticizing western colonialism all its crimes we muslims should also look into the fact that well when we had power we also did create an empire stretching from spain to india and it was maybe tolerance for. It's diamond. there were some good things about it but it wasn't empire and it was not colonialism. Modern sense but it was not necessarily wonderful for the people who went through that experience. An asset to minorities in the balkans or or the arab world. But i still that a very liberal phrase by lord acton which absolute power corrupts absolutely is sadly the best fullwood guide. You can have to human history. The comes from human nature not from the nature off particular religious groups. Let's talk about the country in which you grew up and lift until quite recently a country. You spent a little bit of time. In the city. I spent a little time. Really love stumble. Turkey has now been ruled by bad one for the a couple of decades and it seems to be moving precisely away from a liberal reputation office lamb. I suppose perhaps that's overstating it but it certainly is turning away from a liberal interpretation of a state from a democrat to conception of estate. Tell us what we impact of Atta one on your country has been and how that relates to the religious movement from which stems sure thank you. Turkey is a sad story for myself and probably the biggest disappointment. I have had in life so far the trajectory of turkey because in the early years of the justice and development party led by type on. I was supportive. Very supportive and sympathetic about it because here was an party with his llamas roots which reinvented itself and wanted to make turkey. Join the european union and realize some of the liberal reforms at the you were all always promoting but which were never realized like more rights for courage minorities feminists reforms to place intervene early two thousands and part of this. I suppose was against the background of a secular regime in turkey which was not altogether liberal. I ever had some laws on the books that were quite similar to the ones you mentioned in franz of women wearing a headscarf for example not being allowed to enter as i understand it public universities sure. And thanks for reminding that and wile entering the discussion i should say secularism doesn't necessarily always equal liberalism. That can be illiberal secular politically experiences as well. Which is what happened in turkey. Which is what happened in iran on their of the shah before the iranian revolution. And actually. that's a part of a tragedy. The islamic world has never experienced liberalism. We did experience some secular ultra-graphic states but it was not liberalism. It was not limited government the importance between sexism and deborah's muffing is an important one that wasn't surprising to me but this observation hadn't thought about before On examples of a liberal muslim states is examples of presumptive muslim countries but were ruled by illiberal secular leaders. That haven't been the brilliant specify interesting. Yeah i mean that's the only untried pats which i hope we will comforts boyd. You can see tunisia today. Is heading towards. Maybe a liberal rejected although it has big problems that economy and and a lot of social problems as well but tunisia is maybe the only arab country which really drafted a liberal constitution together clemson sectors so there are some pockets of hope but generally. We've seen islamism. You've seen arab socialism. We've seen arab nationalism turkish nationalism we've seen communism but there has never been a fully liberal democratic experience in the muslim world key before our on. Now actually it doesn't look too bad compared to what has become but each was secular turkey but yes the liberal its secularism. First of all was very rigid one of the iconic debates in turkey like the abortion debate in the us for decades. I mean turkey's big national debate for decades was the headscarf canam. Muslim woman wear head scarf and become a university student. We're not even speaking about high schools or can you enter the campus wearing a headscarf and it was not allowed under the tutelage of the secularist generals and the constitutional court of the time. That was what. I call secularism policing and that culminated in a reaction that i don has been surfing on for twenty years by now. The tragedy is that when out on came to the scene and who has not just by the was a more diverse party. There were other important figures. He was just one step ahead of the others. It what i keep. He came to power said we rented ourselves. We're from democrats. We will realize that you reforms you'll make turkey a member of the you and i said that's great if he can have that synthesis that's wonderful things went well but ultimately turn out that four on honestly this was all they might give tactic secure himself and then the consolidate power and the more he stood in power especially after the first decade after two thousand eleven twelve he growingly turnover -tarian and turkey. Today has become worse than the secular era that i was criticized honesty nineties when you look at freedom of speech. It is a disaster. I mean you you say if you critical of the government on twitter. The police shows up at your door and a few hours. So sixty thousand people have been prosecuted for insulting the president and turkey has had traumas like military quits empty which is real which was not a joke and yes. There is a kurdish separatist terrorist. Woman that has been threatening but the way the government handles. Terrorism is such a sweeping brush. Died it just has led to horrifying abuse of human rights and suffocation of people. Ask me so did turkey become saudi arabia. No it became kind of russia. Strong heavy dose of islamic narrative built around yes. There is some islam in islam. Play but there is a heavy dose of nationalism and culture personality. I'm a struck this formulation formulation of performance leaders of czechoslovakia nineteen sixty eight said that. They wanted to create socialism. Movie human face but experiment was forcibly abandoned when soviet tanks rolled up. I think there's reason to be skeptical about whether it would have succeeded in any case. But i suppose if you want to use that formulation way to put. It would be a token. Today's russia with the muslim face. It is and very similar. We don't have poisoning or that kind of fantastical early exotic techniques of. Let's say brutality that puts uses but in terms of the nature of the system built on one man a hierarchy of pyramid. And there's no separate judiciary. There is no independent ninety percent. If almost the media is controlled for americans to understand what has happened. Imagine president trump stood in power. Not for years. Four terms and imagined. In the meantime the conspiracy became the official worldview off the american republic judiciary especially and also almost all of media. Because one thing that has happened in turkey. Is that once. Add-on got the control of the judiciary and the bureaucracy. Tax inspectors began to show up at the doors of media bosses who are critical of the government and obviously with the political intention and those had to sell their newspapers and those newspapers became progovernment overnight with a lot of people losing their jobs and editors and writers so there's a huge swift towards authoritarians. So i had better hopes about turkey. It's still not a lost. Cause i believe at some point there will be posted on on turkey and that post on turkey. It is lucky. Can get the lesson that we have seen. The authoritarianism of the secular liberals we have seen the worst some of the pro-islamic your islamist her conservative liberals now maybe we can become a country which is not at war itself anymore and which can have a liberal order where everybody is equal and everybody has equal rights in the.
"islam" Discussed on The Good Fight
"I think there's many liberals who formed the wrong way. But i think on the right account. The importance of religion is an four liberalism. Not against the exactly and when you re. John locke today in his letter concerning toleration for example. I mean i take. John locke as the important figure in western lightermen that is very relevant to what. I'm trying to argue with an islamic. You will see that. He's making an argument for freedom. Not because he doesn't value religion but he's trying to stop religion being used for course power and for the divine rights of kings and four sectarian violence and he's making arguments from within christianity not against christianity he overs reinterpretation of christianity where rights are given not to rulers but to individuals to human beings and he explains a lot of things about like if you have a christian commonwealth that is a state actually one sexual dominated and will persecute the others. That's why it's wrong. Which is precisely the argument that i'm actually investing today. Oh when you have in saudi arabia well hobbies as the official islam. You will persecute the shiites which is exactly what's happening or in malaysia or iran. If you have shiite islam then you will have other. Groups minorities minorities within islam or Outside of the slum that will be persecuted so to make myself clear. I'm not arguing for secularization of muslim societies. In a forceful way people can be pious into liberal order. I believe in people can't be fully pious and moving can wear cobb and you know that should not be banned but some women might not wear that and they can wear a mini skirt and that should be tolerated respected as well so i'm believing in society so piety is genuine and not based on coercion. Hypocrisy and i also understand that there is community and there's individual and every society has a balanced between those and it's fair to say that individualism flourished in the west more so in the past few centuries but it's is coming everywhere because there are social dynamics towards that where people now log into the internet and they'd read whatever they re than they are educated and they know the world they will inevitably become more individual. This is just a western thing to say that in a western ideas do not matter for the rest of the world. Well then you can see. Democracy doesn't matter for the rest of the world's chinese regime loves at argument of course or other autocratic regimes in different parts of the world. Whereas i believe some of the values that flourished in the west in the past centuries are indeed universal take abolishing of slavery. It came from britain. It was a good idea. It took a long time to persuade some americans. Of course that ideal as we saw in the american south but should be say. Abolition of slavery is a western ideal. That doesn't matter for other civilizations. No it was a good universalistic ideal and i'm glad that ultimately despite a lot of resistance abolition of slavery was accomplished in the islamic civilization. As well and in my book. I show that some of the reactions. We here today. From some muslim conservatives against gender rights against equality between men and women against religious freedom is very similar to the objection to abolition of slavery. We had a century ago saying in the arab peninsula. So let's get to a specific case four liberal islam and it seems to two very different sets of skeptics who have different values in different goals but perhaps sometimes make somewhat similar arguments and one of those hardliners within islam who say that liberal islam would in fact not be to divert embedded with somehow impoverished or decreasing towards And then of course. There are a sort of islam of verbs who are not themselves most who say that. There's something about islam to makes it incompatible with tolerance and seeking peace in a more liberal interpretation office so let's have a case for why it is but we should think that islam can be liberal in that kind of way and then we can sort of deal with each of these sets of critics. Sure and you point out an important fact and that is illiberal. Muslims and islamophobes agree a lot on the argument that this is a stop. It's not ever be compatible with individual freedom. Islamophobes make this case to demonize slum whereas illiberal make this case to demonize liberalism. And i actually disagree with both is well first of all i should say if you just look at the lived experience of muslim majority societies. Today you will see that actually there. Hundreds of millions of muslims. Who are happy to be living in liberal orders or who aspired for that. I recently published a report by the cato institute. Feed them in the muslim world a muslim majority countries. Like bosnia. herzegovina or 'albania are already free like being countries and there's no demand there for an islamic state or islamic will just police it. The pious conservative practicing muslims in those societies are actually happy to be living that way because they got used to living in a secular order in which they can be pious in the way they want so. It's not that there is a big chunk. a one point six billion muslims who are against liberalism. It's actually already spectrum in turkey my country which has huge political problems. These as we can speak about that later but even many of the practicing muslims in turkey will not want a sherry a state as we call it happy to be fasting ramadan by their own choice and going to the mosque. Maybe on fridays. But they don't want the state to impose on them and religious practice so are they committed doctrinaire liberals no but some of the ideas. Some of the principles of liberalism are already accepted by a big number of. Muslims are on the world plus even countries like pakistan certainly saudi arabia or iran or even malaysia. I mean there are certainly powerful. Orthodoxies that want to say kill people for apostasy or blasphemy. Or you know. Keep on doing just policing but there is a growing resistance against that. Not just by secular liberals who are welcome but also what i call islamic liberals and i'm especially emphasizing that tradition in his now who are islamic liberals and what is islamic liberalism. This trend in islam began in the nineteenth century. Late nineteenth century. Actually the pioneers were people called new ottomans in the ottoman empire. People like novel and they were muslims. They were ottomans. They were arabs or turks but they looked into the west and they realized that western democracies are doing better than the ottoman empire in almost everything. There's more justice. There's more scientific progress lot of things. They wanted to see in muslim societies. But they saw it in the west so they started thinking about this gap and they tried to bridge. Western enlightenment in particular liberalism would islamic thought. So there's an interesting nineteenth century legisi here in the arab world this led to calls for religious reform like mohammed abdul in egypt. Very famous reformist. Their argument was there are tensions between the existing islamic tradition and universal human rights. I mean were not called universal human rights at the time. But let's say a free society but these tensions come from not divine core of islam but the tradition that has accumulated over time so while the certain things we will not be abandoning our commitment to the divine core of fates real just interpreting historical interpretations of which is of course. Exactly what christianity. Did i mean for centuries many catholics. Thought there's no problem in having institution called inquisition torturing people who for saving their souls supposedly but at some point. There came an argument that no this is wrong and it's not even in the bible. The bible doesn't actually say jesus actually didn't say that but that recognition also looked into texts and found new meanings in there that early christians did a think about like for example. The idea that a secular state is justified. From the saying of jesus you know render unto. God what is god's onto caesar what caesar's that was modern recognition. I mean media. Christians did not necessarily think like that said today islamic liberals from nineteen th century when words are looking into the koran and they see a worse crafty dean which means there's no compulsion religion here. We have the message in our own scripture. But then when you look into it you see that the koran said that but medieval islamic jurisprudence actually sidelined. That's and they said no. No actually compulsion is necessary and they trivialize.
"islam" Discussed on More Content Talk
"When you when you get into these religious movements and you're openly stating that other people people who are different from you our filth and satanic and evil. You're being violent. this is called inflammatory language because it can incite violence and this is the point. The point is to incite violence. They want the nation of islam. They want violence because then they can start to make demands for their state for their nation state and the very fact that ice cube was working with Donald trump on some sort of plan that could have led to very bad places. And i don't think many people realize that they decided to remember you know. Ice cube is the guy they saw. Friday and i understand but you have to understand that there was a very real threat there that that could have turned into something very horrible. Because you get these cult-like people in positions of power and you start giving them all kinds of accolades things get outta hand real fast. And that's just how it is. And i don't really care if you don't think that that's a because you don't know what would have happened after the election. You don't know what would have happened if trumpeted past that platinum plan. You don't know what he would of done could have been any number of things. So i don't wanna hear about well your hayden. Well been good. Plant might have been. That's not how politics works. You gotta get coming table and tell people you're gonna do. They're always very vague when they're talking about improving black people's lives and we always hear these very vague statistics about how well now Before there was all this crime and now there's not in these neighborhoods. Explain something to you just because the neighborhood crime has gone down. That doesn't mean that the quality of the people living in the neighborhood has gone up. What it means is that you have a very powerful organization that is very strict and very rigid and will actually run in with their own thugs and go to war with the thugs that are on the street. Okay and yeah sure maybe won't be actual like gang violence war but it's definitely a war propaganda territorial.
"islam" Discussed on The Daily
"It's friday february twelfth cosstalk. Tell me about samuel patty samuel. Patty was a history and civics teacher in a suburb. North of paris. Cold conflict between he was forty seven years old. He had been teaching for more than twenty years. And almost all of petty's former students. I talked to told me that he was that type of teacher who is always eager to stimulate. The critical thinking always eager to organize debates. Sounds like he was a good teacher. He was a great teacher. I mean he was really beloved by his students and he was always this teacher whom again. According to students. I talked to who basically he left his mark So last october he goes to class to give his lesson on freedom of expression which is a lesson he'd given us years before and it's actually part of the french national curriculum and the way he normally out. This lesson was by challenging students to engage with what could be considered offensive. And he did that by showing to caricatures of the prophet muhammad including one where prophet mohammad naked. And here you. You need to understand something but france. In general over the use the muslim population has grown substantially and today. It's one of the biggest minorities in western europe and this was also the case for this town and so taking that into consideration. Patty told students that if they found the cartoons offensive they could leave the classroom or look away and e constituted. This kind of a nice gesture. But there's just was actually seen by several parents as discriminatory as a way to single out muslims students. And so you have some muslim parents starting to complain to the school director. And after a few days of internal tensions at the school and after everybody understood that semele petit actually only been bit clumsy. Perhaps when he asked students to live classroom. Will you apologized. And everything seemed to be back to normal at least in the school So this felt like a kind of run of the mill case of a teacher offering a provocative lesson about freedom of speech. And they're being small controversy in the school but he apologized and everything seemed to be. Okay exactly but fatima come on the internet. One angry father complained but the teacher in videos outfits somebody sit down the Limited more miserable nemo of the for example. He said that his daughter was asked to leave the classroom because she was muslim which was not the case. In fact it was never in the class and samuel petty did not ask muslims to jen's to leave he offered it as an option kella and and and so. This father starts to describe what happened in a twisted way saying that. This teacher was acting in a hateful way. so what don't new castle educators. And he caused people to pressure the school to expel the teacher. So the video goes viral on social media and it reaches a guy named a dulack zora zora fees. Eighteen years old he was born in russia his chechen his muslim. He came to france when he was six years old and he was raised in the french public school system. He was very much a product of this system and then last year he started to become radicalized on the internet. He was doing to a vision of islam that was very extremist and so he sees what happened in control on the notion and decides to go there and he comes to this cool were petty cheese and he waits for him and soon enough that he leaves the school to go home and zora full azeem don street and after a few hundred meters he comes after him and stabs him and he beheads with a big knife awful. That's already fake. And after he beheads him he takes a photo. He publishes it online on twitter and he has a message that is addressed to president emmanuel macron of france and the message reads in the name of allah the most gracious the most merciful from abdulah the servant of allah to my home. The leader of the infidels. I executed one of your hell dogs. Who dared to belittle muhammad calm his fellows before you inflicted harsh punishment so this is clearly.
"islam" Discussed on Worldly
"Effectively like. Going to certain disenfranchised folks and saying this is the more you should believe in this genus ideology more than the value of the country in which you live and the way that government has has formulated as saying that is basically a separatism that they are almost like taking territory from France with this ideology. And inevitably there's a there's a fight going on in a sense. Now. Why is macron going after the? So intensely one again, the government needs to do something about it. There the government has has struggled for years as to how do you deal with us do provide economic opportunity? Is there an educational issue here? Do you ban certain Moss do you not? GET RID OF A CERTAIN Extremist, wherever may be what we've seen so far as in the lighter at what we've seen in light of the petit attack is that government has conducted raids on. Certain mosques deported certain people closed down certain humanitarian organisations some of which critics say of this plan that those were completely innocent and some gory that a large-scale operation. This isn't really that large, but this is what critics would say such an operation conflates sort you know the the actions of extremists with all Muslims. A criticism while again I personally believe that for instance, does he do something about it? I'm not sure this these rates are it, but there is a political incentive here from crown and I will quickly go through it which is. You know he's a centrist president in many aspects. His biggest challenger is from the far right Marine Le Pen about on the show before she is a you know as a massive critic to put extremely mildly of of Muslims in France and individualism and all that and she believes there's basically a war going on and she said so explicitly today after the attacks but. He's got an election, eighteen months and so a reelection campaign. So there are many people who believe he is. Showing a bit of toughness. Let's say in light of this and let of this petit attack in order to shore up that right flank that he is also tough on Muslims and he's got an interior minister who is a perhaps in between mccrone in Lapenne ideologically I'll put it that way and his leading a lot of this fight and so. Again, it's it's hard because I think you know macron has a lot of duties one as a present of France and he should uphold its values and promote its values and that's what he should do. He also needs to fight what is a clear security concern for France. But this is a it's a it's a it's a it's a contentious thing, right? I mean when he this Islam Islamic France speech that he recently gave it had been delayed multiple times because he was searching for the right words and it's hard to find the right words I'm struggling. You can't hear it in my voice on this podcast I'm struggling with the right words here today tough issue. It's a tough issue, and so I you know it I can see why if it's hard for me as a podcast a podcast hard obviously for for national leader much much much harder. But it's not beyond criticism and so in this sense i. Struggle Macron to balance his response with. SORTA with. His. Duties as nationally but also to the millions of Muslims in France. It's also struggling. It's not surprising finding a struggle in the balance on how to deal with this major issue and like an end in the balance between these these competing views on cartoons and integration and all that I mean you know there are multiple ways to address issues. Radicalization I've studied radicalization for very long time. there's never one really factor that explains everyone. It's not. It's not Islam because there are plenty of people who commit terrorist attacks who are not Muslims and who have other ideologies. It's not economic issues necessarily because a lot of people who are well off middle class commit terrorist attacks. It's not you know any one thing it's not one country it's not. Even. All men, it's not all a certain age right there. Multiple factors that go into it, and so when you're you know as. A national strategy winner trying to to address this? It's really difficult because. It's a multifaceted issue and so this kind of blanket seeming crackdown on is obviously. Going to. Anger a lot of people because you are picking just one aspect of you know the broader picture of what radicalize individuals to commit violence. And in France in particular, a really important piece of this is prisons a lot of people and I don't know the details on these recent attackers. So I'm not saying that this is the factor in these cases but there are a lot of issues in French prisons where you know a lot of. More extreme views tend to fester and there's recruitment happening there. It's a big issue that is often discussed when we talk about in particularly in Europe radicalization. So they're all these issues. For for. France. Government. But. They're also could have a broader issue and we're GONNA talk about that here in a minute which has to do with the international community and what Muslim countries in particular what their role is in all of this and we'll get to that right after this break. This is mark. Lacey national. Editor at The New York Times. As we head into a pivotal election, it's our mission to find answers to the questions you have that means analyzing what the candidates are saying, but it also means looking deeply at the issues from an economy under stress to national reckoning on racism every day we do the research so we can help you make an informed decision. None of this work could be possible without our subscribers. If you'd like to subscribe to the Times go to NY TIMES DOT COM slash subscribe. So I..
"islam" Discussed on The Philosopher's Zone
"I guess your job is beat light my job in that, we don't have to be smart. We just have to find smart people and then get them to be smart on demand. But let's talk about soul search for the listeners who maybe haven't checked it out if I asked you to describe the program, what would you tell me? Well, I think we're exploring a couple of really interesting questions and one is what on earth to people believe not necessarily trying to weigh up right and wrong true or false..
"islam" Discussed on The Philosopher's Zone
"Like Malaysia. Indonesia less soy. Malaysia but in Indonesia. They're lodge communities and Wilson's callers even those who actually chained in what's cool. The percents render the traditional Islamic. Seventies who have a lot of phoenix a an open to the ideas. And Interpretations of Islam on which progressive. Islam risk. So of definitely point-out Indonesia small pockets in Malaysia LEXI's in Slam. Seeing. Have seen in in Lebanon where I originally come from Bosnia Deidra. There are certainly academics intellectuals who would. Find themselves at home even in in North Africa in places like medical in Tunisia. Egypt. So I wouldn't say that it is completely non-existent. However, it is not a mainstream or dominant approach to. nonetheless progressively does have adherence in whistle majority context as well. And yourself as a progressive Muslim scholar, do you feel that your striking out on a path away from ultra-orthodox alterra conservative Muslim thought or would you remain in dialogue with with the traditionalists and what is the nature of that dialogue? Progressive Presents thought is. Always. As well as the practitioners the those who at the grassroots level and I do that element as well I tried to engage in the grow grassroots activists element as much as I can. we do try to make it a point that our approaches based upon this inclusive ISM and a big umbrella approach. And because we do not shy away from engaging with the wide spectrum of. Interpretations. Which? We consider that the trank so these lawmakers intellectual tradition is richness and. Variety of interpretations that have existed in the past. And we kind of tried to connect to the walls. And try to at least adopt the same kind of language Timmy -nology that makes sense to those who come from more traditional and ultra-orthodox approaches to the today show and someone who has done this really well is someone that I admire. Professor sent. With, a professor slumming philosophy at Cairo University has done. A lot of. Hard work delicate work to try to bridge the gap between. Let's call them. You know radical secularists that exists in the Islamic will and a traditionalist will the million on the puritans? Because as he has, his work has demonstrated that there is basically on unbridgeable gap between these today inhabit completely different world views. They don't even have commentary -nology to kind of talk to each other. So I see a lot of promise. Progressing will some sort can actually breach that gap? Part of the project of modernity has been to ensure that religion is kept as far away as possible from secular spheres of governance separation of church and state, and I guess to some extent, Christianity has been able to accommodate itself to that notion because Christianity at regular points in its history has embraced and oppositional relationship to stake pao the early Christians saw themselves as. counterculture existing in a sort of radical tension with the political rules of they David also, with just political rule itself Islam on the other hand was a political system from day one. So how would you Tiki late that relationship between faith and politics from progressive point of view Essentially from the perspective of Progressive Awesome Solit-, Islamic political philosophy should be guided by this idea.
"islam" Discussed on The Philosopher's Zone
"That. When we try to locate and position progress in Mosul sold. You first and foremost need to acknowledge and progressive will some scholars Nikki succeeding Lee clear in the writings and scholarship is. the views and approaches with Islamic interpretive tradition, very much embedded in the Islamic, overall slumming intellectual heritage and cultural heritage if you lie. So it's a question of how how today imbed themselves in this existing interpretative tradition. I often like to use the analogy of Allah Rug. or carpet it's got those parallel Rodney Zigzag kind of threads, and so I see the Islamic intellectual tradition as basically debt rug that consists of a number of competing sometimes mutually exclusive interpretations. But nonetheless, all of them gave this particular Rog a unique design and kind of shape. So it's a question of continuity, discontinue the question of emphasizing certain an amplifying certain ideas believes practices, understandings that have existed in the past updating them and the emphasizing. So each like another analogy that I like to use, and you would appreciate this to someone who works on the radio it's you know when you are. Those the radio you have those cool in the deliver lines that show you another level of the sound and balance and things like that. So yeah. Yeah. Yeah. They go up and down it a depending upon how you manipulate them. So it's a question of. Emphasizing the emphasizing. Amplifying Certain ideas into petitional tendons tees and I can talk about it in more detail perhaps who maybe, let's talk about the question of authority here because, yes, your your analogy of the Radio Studio speaks directly to me but of course, the radio studio has a sound engineer who's calling the shots technically speaking and making authoritative decisions about how to set the the compression and equalization and all the rest of it. So what's understanding then of religious authority and the question of who speaks for Islam from from Progressive Islamic point of view as far as progressional some sort progressively slob is concerned. We definitely, we definitely because we take this intellectual tradition in elites. Vast complexity very seriously we do not try to minimize the important role. Love would cool traditionalist religious authority figures would play in this marketplace of ideas as to what the slam is an muddy could mean what has what it has meant in the past and what it could mean to us today in the future. So we do not try to costs these people aside and say that they completely relevant, but we certainly believe that the concept of Religious Authority needs to be first and foremost democratized to the IT needs to include a variety of additional voices not just classically trained additionally seminary chain Muslims Colas. It needs to be expanded..
"islam" Discussed on The Philosopher's Zone
"Dealing with all the things that we're dealing with. I do a lot of religion on this program and I sometimes wonder why given the philosophical religious intellectual traditions very closely intertwined. I might be operating under some sort of latent misapprehension that philosophy is a secular inquiry and if you bring religion into it, then you're doing theology, which is something altogether different none of which I actually believe I think that religion is deeply sediment throughout so-called secular society and the religious communities of wrangling with ethics and metaphysics, and culture and politics, and all sorts of ways that should interest any philosopher who's doing the same. So in that spirit this week I'm talking with at Dude area who is a senior lecturer in the study of Islam and society at Griffith University in Queensland. For many years, he's been working in the field of Progressive Islam which seeks to reinterpret Islamic faith and teaching in the light of. Modern understandings around science and ethics and human rights and gender justice and so on. Progressive Islam is regarded with suspicion and sometimes hostility within more traditionalist Muslim communities because partly because it's it's seen as religiously unorthodox but polly because it's also sane is a form of capitulation to secular Western cultural values. But the interesting thing about progressive Islam is that it's not a breakaway movement being part of the job for progressive modems is to demonstrate that they're still very much embedded within the Islamic intellectual tradition. All sorts of interesting tensions at work in that project, and that's what we talking about this week his attitude area. Innocence. There is no final ultimate to finish up progress in with some sort because. Progressive Islam progressing with some source as. Episode Logically Open it is contractually Jeevan although of course, it takes the canonical teachings normative sources of Islamic will view very seriously. But you know it understands that the Islamic intellectual antipathies condition is a discursive one. It's an outcome of in various. Debates And kind of various appropriations, attempts to appropriate monopolized tradition Elemental of power. In who gets to decide defined certain concepts believes in practices. So he's very much methodologically self away. So. The Way I had tried to convey these ideas is basically.
"islam" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"Podcast and I am on today with Nabila Islam. Who is running for Congress in D. Georgia's seventh district? I know Bela Hi. Thank you so much for having me today. Yes thank you for joining me so I definitely WanNa talk some about The F. E. C. In about your district but let's start with sort of a general overview. Tell me a little bit about yourself. And while you're running for Congress absolutely so have you mentioned. My name is Nikola I am the daughter Working Class Immigrants from Bangladesh. And so my family came to this country about forty years ago seeking the American dream I was born in Atlanta. I grew up in Gwinnett. County Georgia and You know works here. Works at Walmart and ingles in high school and I went to graduated from Georgia. State University. It One of the most diverse counties in the country. It's actually the fourth most diverse county in America and Growing up I never saw anyone. That looks like me or reflected the diversity or values in the district so I got involved in electoral politics right after college working on campaigns for Candidate that RAN FOR CITY COUNCIL IN ATLANTA. And we long shot candidate and he over took a twelve year incumbent and I worked on campaigns from Sector Hillary Clinton and most recently I worked at the DNC oversaw. The southern region to help rebuild. The National Party actually lost the Donald Trump. And the reason that I am running now is because this district which is a diverse working class district has never had any reflective representation of our community or values. It's a district that's been left behind because of Republican leadership about twenty percent of. Its doesn't have health care. We have the highest deportations Gwinnett. County does in the in the state and we have the largest pre proud pension center in the country in Gwinnett and so. I'm running to give this community avoid than Both progressive representation in Congress right excellent and at least on paper. This looks like it should be one of the most flippable districts this time around in twenty twenty nearly flipped in two thousand eighteen. A cer- tell me some about you. Know sort of what what you see. Is the path to victory. What what this race looks like? And how you're hoping to flip it in two thousand twenty. You mentioned this was Let's see the Republican only one by four hundred thirty three votes and it was because federal election last cycle This district was also States Abrahams actually flipped it when she ran for governor. So I believe that this district booklets for the right candidates and I think the past victory really just you know. Speaking to the issues that are affecting the day to day people in this district. The working class immigrants people color And that is certainly something. Our campaign is doing We are now taking on both progressive positions. Medicare for all you know. I became for living wages. Starting at fifteen dollars. You know advocating for comprehensive immigration reform and Komo criminal justice reform integrate new deal and so many of these policies are really resonating with this working class. District What we're doing right now. Since we're about less than ninety days from a primary elections is we have a really strong ground operation where we're meeting people where they are at their doors and I really believe that this is a district that in order to win this and the general going to have to expand the electric Include people that have felt disenfranchised or just haven't seen in the past. This is something that we're certainly doing through messaging and through Meet and greets and knocking on doors No this is injury. Yes to get over fifty percent in order to become the nominee. And I think this will probably end up. Being a two-step primary where were we will have a primary runoff? So I'm very encouraged by what we've been hearing on the ground That will be able to make it run off and then become a non from there so I I'd like to ask about this petition that you mean to the F. E. C. So you've asked to be allowed to use campaign funds for health insurance and I will admit until I saw your petition. I did not know that you could not use campaign funds for health insurance so tell me a little bit about why you did that what that process looks like you know what. I mean if candidates are able to do that running for office Congress any office is. It's really hard in cost prohibitive especially for working people right now. I I haven't had Health Insurance Last year and I think it's the thing that working class can't deserve to have on the campaign trail Until we pass Medicare for all where you know. Healthcare is a human right. Not a privilege what I'm asking for the first time in history I'm asking the FCC to be able let candidates you campaign funds to pay for healthcare So right now candidates All over the country you can't use campaign funds to. Let's do you want to take a salary and pay yourself. You can't do that until you qualify so I've been running. My falsifying is coming up next month. But I've been running a year now Without the easily few You campaign funds. 'cause the the the esotique supposedly doesn't say that candidates can use campaign funds to pay for healthcare. And I think I'm hoping that the ruin our favor and in a similar way that they ruled for a Blooberg Gretchen Shirley with a working mother who lost cycle challenge the SEC to be able to campaign funds to pay for childcare. And they did so for her. I'm hoping that they ruin favor for working class. Candidates like myself to be able to pay for healthcare on the campaign trail because I know that there are structural barriers for people like myself say even doing courage to run for office in the first place. I've actually you know. Put my student loans in Burns And I did have A healthcare plan wasn't ETA compliant. Last year it was. It didn't really Let's say if I was canvassing and I got hit by a car. It would not have paid. I wouldn't have been able to use it for to pay for my ambulance or hostile relations costs and and really didn't do anything for me at all. So I I put my loans and forbath and cut that Health Insurance plan in order to continue to run for office And so I believe that a ruling in my favorite would you know open up the halls of Howard halls of Congress? Many more working class candidates who haven't seen by the sideline because it was Very cost prohibitive to run for office and it seems like I have not run for office myself but it seems like running for office puts you at risk for a lot of a communicable diseases. Things like flu. And you know corona virus and things like that that you need to be thinking about and that we would want to make sure that people who are out there knocking on doors shaking hands and giving speeches In fact are in good health or able to go get the healthcare that they need absolutely no I definitely I think everyone should have healthcare including candidates that run for office and You're definitely right. I mean no. We do a lot of hands. Were knocking on doors and WanNa make sure that everyone is healthy. Sue You have this interesting background as you mentioned that you worked for Hillary Clinton's campaign and you worked for the DNC but you're also a strong progressive People have referred to you as you know. Atlanta's Ao see in you've been endorsed by a number of Really Progressive Politicians so I. I want us to tease that out. A little bit in what that means to have sort of both the the progressive chops in the progressive endorsements. But also you know sort of being a party insider in a way and what that might mean and then sort of looking more. Broadly how we're going to need to be able to bridge. Some of these divides that have popped up You know certainly as we move past the presidential primary things like that so you know do you. Does it feel to you like there? Is this divide. You know to you. See ways that people can sort of come back together a little more. Was that look like to you. I think that is a great question. I feel like people are united to defeat Donald Trump and right now people have their you know their favorite candidates whether it was the Warren Bernie Sanders Bloomberg or Biden or people judge But at the end of the day I feel like people will come together because this has been One of the is the worst president that I've had in my lifetime and you're a threat to this country And I think overall though I mean we have referred to me as as a Oh see I like to tell people. I'm going to be first. Nabil Islamov my community so you know the reason that I am running onto progressive policies than I am because I really truly believe that either the policies that were implemented transformational change in our communities You know for so. Long acclimate incremental. Ism hasn't been helping us. It's it's something that you know. They tell you to wait trying to change things too fast but People in the working class. I've been waiting long enough You know they deserve to have paid living wages at fifteen dollars an hour in about a decade. Since we've increased The minimum wage People in this district but twenty percent hundred thirty five thousand people don't have health care about sixty thousand people die every year because they go see a doctor who late and we're the only industrialized country in the world. That doesn't have some form of basic universal healthcare so I understand. The urgency of a lot of people have changed now because For a lot of people. They say they can't wait any longer. But I feel like I at the end of the day after the presidential election I believe wherever the nominee people will know fi McConnell. Come I hope so and you know I think I didn't trying to sort of think my way through some of this and feel like it's not as As big a divide you know as as it's often made out to be on places like twitter and that that hopefully we can sort of see the things that unite us as a party as people I like social media has an outsider voice. Most people aren't on twitter but twitter itself can be very Combative IN TOXIC. I've had People will feel emboldened today Things that they would never say to your faith and I've had that Fair share happened to me Specifically with former phobia but they like people on the ground really what Really want to get Donald Trump out so I I'm confident. People will apply at the end of the day. So you mentioned that you're the daughter of immigrants and that the area of the country that you're in is is a lot more diverse than I think a lot of people might realize when they're thinking about Georgia. Talked me a little bit about what you would like to see what sorts of immigration reform. You would like to see what you would like to see. Congress doing Obviously there's a ton that needs to be fixed after the current administration Bo. What are some of the concrete stops that you'd like to see who I mentioned before This is very diverse. Majority minority districts and Gwen itself is the fourth most diverse county in the country And actually hasn't fastest-growing South Asian population the entire country as well And I am the daughter of immigrants From Bongo of action so this Intimate experience with the immigrant experience and our county.
"islam" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Is ideas versus people, and yet many progressives and drives me crazy. When people on the left sort of inflate these two, I just think Islam phobia is a is a bullshit, term. What's your take on it? My friend, I absolutely agree with that Islam phobia Isabel should term. I mean, people are unable to make a distinction between between hating Muslims and, and inciting violence Entat against Muslims, as a people and generalizing them and criticizing Islam. They just put all of that into one category. I mean can you imagine? You're. You are in the scene in these times were many antifascists, many atheists online, make videos and post memes about about Christianity and Christians and the Christian God and the bible. Jesus. And so on. These people wouldn't wouldn't ever be accused by, by the majority by masses of being hateful. These people are just these people are rightfully allowed to do this, and they are seen as, as, as, as, as, as people who question as people who are skeptics, who are progressive, whatever you want to call it the way, the way, people handle Islamaphobia right now, as they call it would be equal to, to, to putting people like you or other people other YouTubers people who criticize Christianity, and to criticize. Christians putting them and people who kill Christians into one category, and calling that Christophobia. That's what people are doing with his phobia right now. I am not a person who has ever incited, violence or hate against Muslims. I wouldn't do that. I have Muslim friends, I have Muslim relatives. My family are Muslims. You know, I, I love them as people, I don't hate them. And I wanted to help people question their religion. This is what I'm doing. I want to keep this religion out of countries where it's where it's not dominance and I also want to want to encourage other people to question it as well. And, and two comments to understand my point of future understand what I'm doing it to be here with me and fight this, this ideology, that's spreads atrocities in, in its fundamental scripture. You think this has nothing to do with Islam, fobel, forgive the interruption? I'm so sorry. No problem. Interesting. I talk about Christianity and the damage it does because I care about the. Christians, you know, we I speak to Scientology because I care about those who are being harmed by the cult of Scientology. It's cetera. It's unfathomable to some people that you can criticize the especially fundamentalist Islam because you care about Muslims. And yet, this is very much the case. Well, they, they think if you criticize Islam they have kind of gotten this image from somewhere. I don't know from some groups apparently, that's that oppose Islam as a foreign culture. Whatever it is. They have taken that sentiment and just applied it to all critics of Islam together, everyone who criticizes Islam, everyone who says anything negative about Islam even the most progressive person, you know who, who looks like a Californian progressive students who criticizes Islam is a hateful racist, as Lama phobic bigots to them, which is, which is incredibly stupid strategic. I mean many many Islamist use Islamaphobia as a way to SC. People nobody wants to be perceived as a bigger, I very few but want to be perceived as a bigot. And so, you know, if you throw out his Lama phobia, they overcompensate, they blanched, they run the other direction. They certainly don't want to be called bake. It became seem less progressive, and so in that instance, it seems like the propaganda war, by the Islamist is sort of been successful. Right. Yeah. You don't you don't want to become a social outcast, especially in the west everywhere. Actually, you don't want to be a social outcasts. These whole complaints about the criticism of Islam about Islam phobia have been adopted so much in the west by people who think that Islam is totally misunderstood who think that people are just opposing Islam because they are bigots. These things these strategies have so much adopted that so have so much become part of our of our daily conversations of daily politics that,.
"islam" Discussed on Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan
"Fame wants declared that Islam has bloody borders and here in the west a lot of people again, both conservatives and liberals will look at the violence and insurgency and terrorism plaguing countries like Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, even Indonesia, and they will say, yeah, that's undeniable Islam has bloody Buddha's what t- say to them in response elective amnesia when you talk about all sorts, the major atrocities in the work ideologues. The wars in Europe, the murders IMB death in China and nothing to do with religion. I will not condone accessors where the name of Islam or religion or secularism. But I think to street history in such a blinkered view is certainly not acceptable. That is why I started by suggesting this notion used by over the freeze. By sign as clash of ignorant. Ignorance over clash of civilizations. When you plan to replace Mahat terrorist, prime minister, that's the plan. Right. You're going to be prime minister manasian does the plan. What agreement was? What agreement that he will surrender? Our he has come up repeatedly will not be more than two years. So in less than a year to go. I think we should be patient. And I use my time this transition to prepare to listen to interact with Melissa and also my friends overseas, and you have been very patient. You were in prison now, then you are in the opposition. Now, you'll parties in power and you're waiting to take over. Let me ask you this final question. I really something. That's quite interesting about you. You've said on the record that you forgive air for putting you in prison, you forgive the G Brazil, the the former prime minister who you defeated last year for helping putting you in prison. How does someone like yourself who spends? I think more than ten years behind bars away from.
"islam" Discussed on RobinLynne
"Islam week as a weed incidents two two emily two emily hey israel's navy will not bad is no man when on earth was his judge nigel farage learned johnson john job githinji danger don't buy a j muchitsch and dry learned that job lee brown the islam jill stein when we go out to eat we never agree on where to go burgers pizza taco's it is the one thing we do agree on is we all want unlimited high speed data that's where we switched to metro pcs stop by metro pcs with the whole family and get four lines with unlimited lte data for just one hundred dollars purity metro pcs wireless figured out governor of illinois.
"islam" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
"Islam week as a weed incidents two two emily two emily hey israel's navy will not bad is no man when on earth was his judge nigel farage learned johnson john job githinji danger don't buy a j muchitsch and dry learned that job lee brown the islam jill stein when we go out to eat we never agree on where to go burgers pizza taco's it is the one thing we do agree on is we all want unlimited high speed data that's where we switched to metro pcs stop by metro pcs with the whole family and get four lines with unlimited lte data for just one hundred dollars purity metro pcs wireless figured out governor of illinois.
"islam" Discussed on The Thinking Atheist
"Com enter seth andrews stamps dot com never go to the post office again today's broadcast is about islam and radical islam what is it how do we define it how do we solve the problem of islam and radical islam is moderate quote unquote moderate islam even a problem is there a peaceful incarnation of islam we should support what do we do with islam islam typically translated as submission to god it is derived from the arabic word salaam which means peace in context peace when you submit to allah there were currently about six million muslims in the united states they are over a one and a half billion muslims globally that's about twenty four percent of the world population islam is the dominant religion throughout large portions of asia and africa indonesia has one hundred seventy million muslims pakistan one hundred thirty six million bangladesh has one hundred six million india one hundred three million it is the second largest religion on planet earth christianity coming in at number one on the list most muslims falling into two categories suny and shia and we're going to get further into the discussion about sunni versus shia later in the broadcast islam has five basic beliefs islam believes in one god allah allah by the way is the arabic word for god it's not believed to be a separate god from the judeochristian version of the word allah appears in the karan about twenty seven hundred times karan one hundred twelve one through forces say he is god the one god to whom the creatures turn for their needs he begets not nor was he be gotten and there is none like him.