Tachyons are hypothetical particles resulting from what physicists call a thought experiment. Back in the 1960s, some physicists wondered what would happen if matter could travel faster than the speed of light, something that is supposed to be impossible according to the Theory of Relativity. So these particles may or may not exist because they […]Read more "What are tachyons?"
What Islam is going through right now is not at all different from the process of reformation that Christianity underwent during the 16th century. Those who are so impatient with reform would do well to read that history. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the US is unique in the world. Other than religious […]Read more "The futility of Islamophobia"
Travel is a source of inspiration and deep insights. You meet new people and encounter different social circles. You get to see other parts of Allah’s creation. You also get to see new dimensions of human ingenuity and experience the rich history of other parts of the world. When you stand at the foot of […]Read more "Travel Lets You See Yourself Differently"
The relationship between warfare and religion is infinitely more complex than most of us realize. By Karen Armstrong / Knopf Publishing Photo Credit: imagedb.com/Shutterstock.com Excerpted from Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong. Copyright © 2014 by Karen Armstrong. Excerpted by permission of Random House Audio, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of […]Read more "The Fascinating Origins of Religion — and Why It’s Deeply Intertwined With Violence"
The barbarous terrorist attack against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo marks a turning point, as many have noted, in the campaign Islamic extremists have launched against Western countries. It is significant because it came from people within France, not operatives or immigrants from abroad, as in many past attacks; and because it touched an […]Read more "‘Red terror’ guide to battling extremists"
The terrorist strike last week on the Saudi border post facing the Iraqi province of Anbar — known to be the Islamic State’s first assault on the kingdom — could be the proverbial straw on the camel’s back, forcing Riyadh into a profound rethink of its regional strategies imbued with the rivalries involving Iran. Tehran […]Read more "Saudi reset with Iran is unavoidable"
A large number of Muslims do not support terrorism, not as an ideology, not as a nation and definitely not as a matter of faith. But is carrying a personal faith against violence enough? For how long can we fool ourselves, insisting the terrorists were foreign nationals? That based on their physical (genital) exam, they […]Read more "How do we protect Islam from terrorists?"