Political Islam

Your Daily Muslim #727: Abu Abdillah Ismaeel (Part 2)

Your Daily Muslim #727: Abu Abdillah Ismaeel (Part 2)

Last time we looked at New York imam Abu Abdillah Ismaeel, he was bashing photography, women’s independence, and philosophy. The seventh-century primitive is back with even more madness straight from the bowels of ancient history. Ismaeel was shocked by the idea of gay imams, as most Muslims are because their religion is incredibly homophobic. He […]

Your Daily Muslim #726: Ziaullah Khan

725 wasn’t enough. No promises about starting this up again as a regular thing, but here’s one I couldn’t resist writing up. Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Centre for Islamic Development is causing quite a ruckus. Its leader, imam Ziaullah Khan, isn’t too fond of the hipster brewery/restaurant next door. Instead of accepting those of different lifestyles […]

Your Daily Muslim #725: Evendi Latif

Your Daily Muslim #725: Evendi Latif

Banda Aceh, Indonesia’s sharia police chief, Evendi Latif, really hates fun. It’s not his fault, though – his Islamic faith is responsible for his sour attitude. Envious of those whose beliefs don’t prohibit them from enjoying themselves, Latif has used the law as a means to exact revenge on those who don’t ascribe to oppressive […]

Your Daily Muslim #723: Illiza Saaduddin Djamal (Part 2)

Your Daily Muslim #723: Illiza Saaduddin Djamal (Part 2)

Last time we looked at Banda Aceh, Indonesia mayor Illiza Saaduddin Djamal, she was rounding up punks and putting them in re-education camps. Now, the menacing Muslimah is targeting other groups: gamblers, women who have sex outside of marriage, and Hindus. Recently, 34 people were sentenced to public caning for various offenses, ranging from gambling […]

Your Daily Muslim #720: Hojjat Ramzy

Your Daily Muslim #720: Hojjat Ramzy

Iranian-born sheikh Hojjat Ramzy, who now resides in the UK, has several centuries of catching up to do. Ramzy established the first Islamic school in Oxfordshire to ensure the spread of incivility. When a female convert to Islam (clearly a person of compromised mental faculty) applied for a teaching position at the school, she alleged […]

Your Daily Muslim #711: Ebrahim Desai

Your Daily Muslim #711: Ebrahim Desai

This YDM contains adult subject matter. While most Sufi Muslims are peaceful and relatively progressive by Islamic standards, South African Sufi Islamic cleric Ebrahim Desai is a walking anachronism. Aside from endorsing the Ideal Woman website, which claims premarital love is untrue and calls it a “disease,” his fatwa site is overflowing with 7th-century savagery. […]

Your Daily Muslim #706: Ghulam Ali Naeem Abadi

Your Daily Muslim #706: Ghulam Ali Naeem Abadi

Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ghulam Ali Naeem Abadi, who represents Iran’s Supreme Leader in Hormozgan province, put his foot in his mouth recently. How? By demanding others’ limbs be removed. “If the hands of a few of those who commit theft in society are cut off, they would serve as examples for others and security will […]