Feisal Abdul Rauf

Stories by Feisal Abdul Rauf
What’s at stake in Syria response? Human life and America’s credibility.

Free Syrian Army fighters taking cover as they prepare to join an attack on a Syrian Army base in Damascus … Continued

Peter King’s Muslim hearings: extremism and fear are our common enemies

Representative Peter King’s (R-N.Y.) congressional hearings on the extent of radicalization in the American Muslim community are not designed to … Continued

Center an attempt to prevent the next 9/11

A mosque near ground zero? The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque … Continued

Conflicting cultural norms require respect, restraint

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Sudan’s democratic potential

Imagine the U.S. holding simultaneous elections for the President, ALL members of Congress, ALL 50 state governors, ALL 50 state … Continued

Religious communities must be engaged in foreign policy

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

Religion’s power to shape policy

For decades U.S. administrations have scrupulously separated church and state. As a result, the power of religion as a partner … Continued

Swiss vote against religious freedom

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

Senseless shootings violate Islamic faith

I was so deeply saddened by the events at Fort Hood, Texas, yesterday. My prayers and sympathy are with the … Continued

A Nobel Message to America

Why now? Only a few months into office, President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Even the White House … Continued