“Where are the moderates?”

In her comment on one of my previous posts, blogger Teresa said, “How many moderate Muslims have you seen speak out against 9/11 and other terrorist attacks? I have not seen many Muslims speak out.” Teresa expresses the sentiment of many Americans who are dissatisfied with the “moderate” Muslim response to the terrorism and violenceContinue reading ““Where are the moderates?””

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Addressing the “insensitivity” argument

Note: This post–and others down the pipeline–were intended for last Saturday (September 11.)  Though I wanted them to correspond with the anniversary of the attacks, the pieces are still relevant, I hope.  This first one addresses the “insensitivity argument” and the others will come later this weekend–I hope!   Homework may once again get inContinue reading “Addressing the “insensitivity” argument”

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Reflections on 9/11, Part 1

This weekend is a unique one.  Today, Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan.  Tomorrow, Americans of all faiths will mourn the ninth anniversary of the attacks on New York and the Pentagon. It seems quite ironic that these two days–arguably the most significant days forContinue reading “Reflections on 9/11, Part 1”

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