I’m a Muslim, and I Hold No Responsibility for the Actions of Daesh

by Abdullah Alhomoud  I’m a Muslim. I was born into a Sunni Muslim family in the Gulf region, the very same region where Wahhabism (the ideology of Daesh) originates. Yet I am still not Daesh. It should go without saying that the terrorist attacks committed against the people of France, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are… Read More

What does jihad actually mean?

by Abdullah Alhomoud We’ve been hearing a lot about jihad since 9/11 in connection to Islamist extremism, and it has been in popular usage once again with the rise of ISIS. But what does the word actually mean? In the Oxford English Dictionary, “jihad” is defined as “a holy war fought by Muslims against unbelievers.”… Read More