I was commissioned to write this report in March 2002 by a Saudi Arabian think tank. It was originally published on a Saudi website in English and in Arabic, and I was told at the time the Arabic translation had been given to members of the Saudi royal family. The report, which I wrote using online news databases while living in Bosnia, is basically a snapshot of American public opinion about Islam and Muslims in the 6 months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It was cited in a couple books but has been offline for at least a decade and I recently discovered it after a lot of digging. I'm posting it for the historical value.
Several progressive Muslim organizations have signed an amicus brief supporting the same-sex couple in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. This not only distorts Islamic teaching and anthropology, it also fuels the increasingly powerful movement of militant irreligious orthodoxy.
The agenda of the progressive left foundations and nonprofit groups described herein is to refashion Islam as a secular identity group centered on ethnic “brownness”
In this response to brother Daniel Haqiqatjou, I argue that religious freedom in America came primarily from the efforts of devout believers; and though skeptics like Jefferson found common cause with those believers, religious freedom is not an inherently anti-religious concept. Hence, Muslims in American can firmly and authentically support it.
I took these pictures of Bosnia during my volunteer service with an Arab unit in the Army of Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Those trying to block the nomination of Russell Vought are not protecting religious pluralism but are rather demanding that all public servants be relativists.
Radicalism or extremism is a tendency in the human heart that finds expression in diverse ideologies that are only superficially different.
When I was young my mother had a close friend from Cyprus. I grew up hearing her tell horrifying stories of the Turks' invasion of her home. This woman was very beloved to me. When told her in 1992 I had become a Muslim, the look of shock and anger on her face was hard to bear. "No, Randy, no!" she wailed. She had known me since I was in my mother's womb. I knew I had let her down, sold her out, betrayed her.
If anyone had any doubt that ISIS are from the khawarij sect, and not "Sunni extremists," much less the Muslims' champions, read no further than the latest edition of Rumiyya, ISIS's filthy Satan-glorifying propaganda rag.
The Associated Press has a new story out about me, my case, and my release from prison: "Randall Royer grew up in the Midwest, a suburban St. Louis kid. By the time he was 21, he had converted to Islam and changed his name to Ismail Royer, fighting in Bosnia alongside fellow Muslims against Serbian ethnic cleansing...."