Seattle, MAPS: Dealing with times of “fear”: My lecture  at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, MAPS, last Friday. The main point of my lecture was that what we are seeing unfolding in America is a typical story of “tyranny”, in its political, economic and religious forms. The best way to deal with “fear” of the people is to fear none but Allah, to hold on to the faith and its ethics, to defend oneself, and to form alliances with like-minded Muslims and non-Muslims in order to resist tyranny.