Archive: Asma T. Uddin
While legal reform is certainly in order, and even as religious groups have shown themselves capable of respecting one another, the problem of religious intolerance will never be defeated if the government is secretly planting seeds of strife by contriving attacks in order to fulfill its ulterior motives.
By Asma T. Uddin | February 16, 2011; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (10)
This "otherizing" process obfuscates the inherent diversity and world religion status of Islam. It also hides the fact that Muslims disagree among themselves over a good many issues, religious and non-religious. For a long time, Muslims have been bemoaning the false characterization of Islam as monolithic. Now this characterization is being amplified by the increasingly common denial that Islam is a religion at all.
By Asma T. Uddin | September 9, 2010; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (10)
The question, then, is whether Muslims present a substantial enough portion of the student body to merit a change to the academic calendar for reasons of administrability. After all, what would stop members of other religions from claiming "endorsement" of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam if the two Eid holidays result in school closings?
By Asma T. Uddin | August 10, 2010; 04:18 PM ET | Comments (64)
The burqa can achieve for some women precisely the sort of goal SATC is all about: female sexual independence.
By Asma T. Uddin | June 3, 2010; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (100)
Pakistan's Facebook ban appeases rather than controls violent extremists, giving them license to react violently.
By Asma T. Uddin | May 21, 2010; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (76)
Given the pervasive nature of religion in most societies across the world, how these communities experience and interpret religion is essential to how they react to the world, including the U.S.
By Asma T. Uddin | February 27, 2010; 11:10 PM ET | Comments (9)
An archaic Oregon law not only keeps Catholic priests and nuns from serving as public school teachers, but also observant Muslims, Sikhs, and Orthodox Jews. So why is the ACLU supporting it?
By Asma T. Uddin | February 12, 2010; 01:54 PM ET | Comments (29)
Safi's biography of the Prophet serves to refocus the reader's attention on the person through whom the Qur'an was revealed.
By Asma T. Uddin | February 2, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (1)
Geert Wilders trial in Holland shows us the need to fight hate speech with social responsibility, not legal sanctions.
By Asma T. Uddin | January 24, 2010; 05:21 PM ET | Comments (15)