Post Tagged with: "islam"

VIEWPOINT: Why I Left the College Republicans Board

On Feb. 27, I resigned my position as secretary of the Georgetown University College Republicans. Being an elected board member of the College Republicans was a dream of mine since I was first accepted into Georgetown, and I was blessed to have such an early opportunity to do so. I,[Read More…]

by March 6, 2017 11 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Defiance in the Face of Danger

President Donald Trump’s executive order last week repudiated the core values of interfaith understanding, compassion and coexistence that ought to guide the university — and the country. The ban indefinitely suspends the resettlement of Syrian refugees and temporarily bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. In[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Necessity of Naming Our Threats

Words matter, especially when you are a president. The presidency of George W. Bush was packed with blunders and poor word choices, many of which have remained the object of ridicule long after his term. However, while leaders must understand the consequences of their phrasing, they should not be discouraged[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Nicholas Scrimenti

SCRIMENTI: Practicing Faith In Surveillance Era

Religion would be nothing without the bonds of community. It is the sphere in which we can connect with people who share our beliefs and culture and can safely speak and explore our ideas, doubts and concerns. There is incredible freedom in being able to practice faith with others in[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: No Honor in Killing

About 500 women in Pakistan are killed every year by relatives for acting in ways that fail to conform to conservative, traditional values, including marrying or eloping with a man of whom the family has not approved. In 2015, Sughra Imam, a former Pakistani senator, drafted a bill imposing harsher[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Veiling Dialogue and Discourse

It has been more than a month since the heat of the burkini controversy in France dissipated; A few weeks after a deadly Jihadist attack in Nice, dozens of coastal towns in the south and north of France decided to ban the burkini, a contraction of a burqa and a[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: When Feminism Divides and Clashes

Feminism to me has always been the idea that women should be able to do as they wish without society being able to coercively dictate what they choose to do – or not do, for that matter. But the feminist movement in a lot of ways has failed to maintain[Read More…]

by August 22, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

SHEDD: Sharia and the Dangers of Misperception

Let’s talk about Sharia. Everyone has heard about the Taliban or the Islamic State rolling into regions and imposing “Sharia law.” It is certainly true that these groups do horrible things in the name of Islam and its supposed code of laws. But it is not true that Sharia or[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Why Muslim Americans Cannot Buy Into Identity Politics

One month ago, the worst mass shooting in the United States took the lives of 49 innocent people. I still recall my initial reaction — I hoped the shooter was not somehow connected to Islam, which is often my first thought whenever I see a headline with a phrase like[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Sometimes We Do Not Choose Our Labels

Some time ago, I read the words of Sayed Kashua, a Muslim journalist from Haaretz, who wrote after the attacks in Paris: “My first thought was: How the blazes do I cancel my labeling as a Muslim? How can I dump every definition that’s liable to connect me with those[Read More…]

by June 20, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top