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

Religion Must Be Part of Afghan Solution

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued

Six Lashes for Drinking Beer?

Malaysian Syariah authorities should reconsider the law on consuming alcohol, which is described in the Quran in the mildest language … Continued

Muslim Holidays Make Sense for NYC Schools

The New York City Council last week voted to add two Muslim holidays to the city’s public school calendar, citing … Continued

A Modest Proposal

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

What Obama Should Say about Iran’s Election

President Obama said many of the right things as the turmoil surrounding the outcome of the Iranian election unfolded. After … Continued

Obama’s Challenge to the Muslim World

The historic significance of President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in Cairo cannot be overstated. Never before has an … Continued

How Islamic Law Can Work

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling … Continued

Obama Declares End of “Clash of Civilizations”

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Obama vs. Osama in Muslim World

As he travels to Turkey April 7, President Obama takes the next step to fulfill his pledge to address the … Continued

Parsley’s Mindset Not All That Needs to Change

The Question: John McCain’s spiritual guide, televangelist Rod Parsley, calls Islam a “false religion” that should be “destroyed.” Should McCain … Continued