Omid Safi is a Professor of Islamic Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and classical Islam. An award-winning teacher and speaker, his most recent book, "Memories of Muhammad," looks at the biography and legacy of the Prophet Muhammad.
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"When a woman enters a mosque, she is entering the house of God and she should experience the same sacred treatment. In front of God, men and women are equal; they have the same rights to practice their religion."
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I urge us to turn our attention away from the molesting monster, Jery Sandusky, and onto the many kids who have been hurt, scarred, and violated. That anger, while justified, ultimately proves poisonous to our own hearts.
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We need a different system. The current system of our world community is not working. We have a dictator who is massacring his own citizens, and the world community sits by idly. The problem is that there are two entities that possess the power to intervene: the United States and the United Nations. Neither is able to do what needs to be done at an effective humanitarian level.
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