M. Zuhdi Jasser
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After Qandeel Baloch's murder, is the world finally waking up to 'honor killings'?

August 5, 2016  •  Asia Times

The case of Qandeel Baloch, the "Kim Kardashian" of Pakistan, has rightly captured international headlines. A social media phenomenon, Baloch was known for posts that were provocative in the context of her home culture, even if they would be considered rather benign to many in the West, and certainly in the United States.

Honor-based violence – a type of violence in which families, sometimes with the help of the broader community, punish a victim (usually female) for a perceived social or sexual indiscretion, has long been a plague. This is certainly true in Pakistan – most especially in more insular communities where a more regressive interpretation of Islam is enforced.

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The Moral Imperative to Prevent-Not Just Name-Genocide
Responding to ISIS and Genocide

April 27, 2016  •  Religious Freedom Project

As the threat of ISIS rages on, and the terror organization continues to target minorities-especially minority Yezidis, Muslims, Christians, and women-it is natural and right for the world to classify ISIS as genocidal, and treat their crimes accordingly.

There is no denying the barbarity of ISIS, the danger it poses, or the urgency of the threat. The group has beheaded dissidents, targeted civilians, raped women and children, enslaved towns, issued hit lists, and recruited children from the United States to carry out its murderous agenda. I don't doubt for a second the conclusion that the group wishes to carry out mass murder on an even greater scale.

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It's Not 'Islamophobic' to Protest a Pro-Hamas Speaker

April 6, 2016  •  National Review Online

This past Good Friday, the Islamic Society of Wichita, Kan., invited a self-declared Hamas supporter, Sheikh Monzer Taleb, as a special guest for its fundraising event. Sheikh Taleb is a notorious figure in the Muslim community, bringing controversy — and hate — wherever he goes. That is, until Representative Mike Pompeo caught wind of the plans and took a stand, calling on the Islamic Society to cancel the event, to the ire of the group and some in the community.

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Fighting for Victory against Islamism

December 16, 2015  •  National Review Online

How much more slaughter of innocents in the name of Islam do we need to endure before the free nations of the world wake up and admit that we are at war with the ideology of Islamism? We are in a global struggle of a magnitude we have not seen since the end of the Cold War — and this time we are fighting an enemy whose natural constituency includes almost one-fourth of the world's population.

The steady drumbeat of Islamist violence around the world has now reached a climax with the horrific atrocities in Paris and San Bernardino. No longer can pseudo-experts, apologists, and the media hide behind excuses, platitudes, and clichés. Enough is enough.

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Russia Should Embrace Its Religious Diversity

July 26, 2015  •  The Moscow Times

How will Europe's human rights court respond to a government that treats a pacifist religious group as a dangerous extremist cell? The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will answer that question this summer when it rules on whether Russia's prosecution of Jehovah's Witnesses under its extremism law criminalizes freedom of religion or belief.

A ruling against the Kremlin could be a landmark decision for Russia, affecting not only Jehovah's Witnesses. From Muslims to dissenting members of the Moscow Patriarchate Russian Orthodox Church (MPROC), other Russians are also caught in the wide net cast by this overly broad law.

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M. Zuhdi Jasser's Book

Cover of A Battle for the Soul of Islam

A Battle for the Soul of Islam
An American Muslim Patriot's Fight to Save His Faith

by M. Zuhdi Jasser
Threshold Editions, 2012. 304 pp. $26
June 5, 2012

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