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Veils, Headscarves & Muslim Women

Questions and Answers from Muslim women about the veil, headscarf and clothing they wear and why. In recent years the Hijab and other clothing has been the cause of great controversy. It is good to get an understanding of what all this means.

How one Palestinian feels about Israel

"I have also spoken of the profound love which God has given me for the Jewish people when Israeli soldiers were controlling my identity papers in Jerusalem." He has found it possible to love Muslims and Jews

Conspiracy Theories in the Arab World

If one reads Middle Eastern newspapers, watches Arab television or simply talks with people fairly quickly one can hear things like: "September 11th was organized by the Americans and Israelis. The Arabs had nothing to do with it." The Syrian journalist, Hassan Hamada, has said that the January 2010 Haitian earthquake was obviously something which the Americans had brought about by their technology in order to take possession of that poor island nation.

Muslim Fatalism and its consequences

Spend even a short time around Muslims and you will become aware that they continually use the Arabic phrase "In sha Allah", which means "if God wills". While the Qur'an also lays great emphasis on the free choice and moral conduct of individuals and communities, popular Islamic thinking and practice are often very fatalistic.