Shariah Finance Watch
August 29 - September 1, 2008
ISNA Conference in Ohio-Introduction to Shariah in the “heartland” Buyer, Beware
Columbus, Ohio – Shaaban 29 1429/ August 30, 2008 – Tens of thousands of Muslims from across the US and Canada came together in Columbus, Ohio to attend the 45th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) which kicked off yesterday. Delegates resumed deliberations on the second day of the three-day event today about a number of key issues such as spirituality, community service, economic development, family, Islamic banking and outreach. The convention is themed “Ramadan…a Time for Change.”
By Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | 9/3/2008
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Mohammad Asghar, an ex-Muslim who came out of Islam after discovering its true teachings. Together with studying the Qur’an for over twenty-five years, he has also been writing his commentary on its verses - an endeavor, he hopes, that will help non-Muslim leaders, as well as ordinary citizens, understand the true messages they convey to Muslims.
FP: Mohammad Asghar, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
Asghar: Thank you for inviting me to the Frontpage interview.
FP: Tell us about your background and your upbringing as a Muslim.
September 2, 2008
Weapons of Influence in the War of Ideas
BELOW IS an excellent list of materials you can use to help the education of your friends and family. The list was contributed anonymously, and is reprinted with permission. I have often recommended sharing DVDs as a way to influence your friends, but as our anonymous list-maker has pointed out, sharing audiobooks is a great idea too. Lots of people have long commutes to work every day, and wouldn't mind listening to something you loaned them.
United States Action
False Reports of Jihadists "Quitting" or Abandoning Islamic Supremacism
By Jeffrey Imm
Another strategic error in the failure to address the ideological basis of Jihad in Islamic supremacism is that the lack of such a strategic debate allows a series of false and misleading reports about Jihadists allegedly "renouncing" jihad or abandoning Islamism. The point of these media reports are to suggest that either (a) there is no jihadist threat, or (b) what threat does exist is diminishing as "extremists" realize the folly of violence. Such reports have one clear purpose: quash public debate on the real ideological basis behind Jihad, with the secondary purpose of questioning Jihad as a "real threat."