Muflehun co-sponsored a round-table discussion for government officials and NGOs with Sheikh Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Director and Founder of Dar al Mustafa in Yemen. The event focused on “Understanding Extremism, Embracing Tradition: Can Islamic Theology Help Undermine Violent Extremism?” Habib Umar addressed the issue from the perspective of traditional Islamic scholarship, and highlighted how extremism has no place within the religion of Islam, giving the analogy of the Kharijites… Read More »Muflehun Co-sponsors Event on “Understanding Extremism”
The Congressional Research Service report “American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat“ by authors Jerome Bjelopera and Mark Randol has been updated as of Dec 10, 2010 to include several new incidents that took place between October and November 2010. The new version of the report can be downloaded from the FAS website.
On January 4, 2011, 21 year old Emerson Begolly was arrested in his mother’s car on charges of carrying a loaded gun1 and biting two FBI agents when they tried to question him; his defense claims that he has autism and the agents opening the car door and reaching for him caused his biting response that drew blood. Mr Begolly was being investigated by the FBI due to his online… Read More »The Curious Incident of Emerson Begolly in the Car
This fatwa was issued more than 2 years ago by the Fiqh Council of North America . It is one of many that have been issued on the topic. U.S. MUSLIMS ISSUE FATWA AGAINST RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM Dated: 2008-07-11 The Fiqh Council of North America wishes to reaffirm Islam’s condemnation of terrorism and religious extremism. Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives. There is no… Read More »U.S. Muslims Issue Fatwa Against Religious Extremism