Asma T. Uddin

Stories by Asma T. Uddin
It’s about religious liberty, not birth control

The controversy surrounding the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) mandate requiring religious employers to cover contraception, sterilization procedures, … Continued

Government machinations and religious strife in Egypt

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

What’s behind negative characterization of Muslims?

After two months of traveling abroad, Imam Rauf, the Chairman of the Cordoba Initiative and the leader of the Farah … Continued

The other Islam controversy in NYC

By Asma Uddin On the eve of Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, two major debates around Muslims rights are … Continued

Pakistan’s Facebook ban protects the violent

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Lahore High Court ordered the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to ban Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia until May … Continued

Social stability requires religious freedom

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

ACLU, KKK and the culture of fear

You wouldn’t think the ACLU would defend a law created by the KKK. But you would be wrong, at least … Continued

Safi’s “Memories of Muhammad”

Omid Safi is best known to many of us as being at the forefront of the Progressive Muslims movement, a … Continued

Countering hate speech with social responsibility

Geert Wilders is on trial in Holland. He is accused of violating Articles 137(c) and (d) of the Dutch criminal … Continued

Swiss choose fear over freedom

After centuries of wars, after the Enlightenment, and after the secularization of society from the Volga to Iceland, Europe thought … Continued