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 violence … Continue reading “Where are the moderates?”
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 for … Continue reading Reflections on 9/11, Part 1
Please take the time to watch this video, despite its length. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpT2Muxoo0&feature=player_embedded. I tend to be a bit of a broken record--posting things related to the rising Islamophobia in our country, especially with this Islamic center issues--but the massive amount of fear-mongering needs to be countered with something, even if my tiny blog can't compete … Continue reading Must watch vid and a birthday wish
A bit disappointed with Brian, Harry, and Barack A segment on tonight's NBC Nightly News urked me a little bit. The segment was about Obama's statements regarding the construction of the Cordoba House in Lower Manhattan, and how Muslims have the same religious rights as anyone else. When introducing the story, Brian Williams describes the … Continue reading A bit disappointed; Jon’s brilliance; and our Sufi allies
Fareed Zakaria expresses his views on the controversy surrounding the proposed Islamic center in Manhattan, and he proposes that Mayor Bloomberg's speech defending the center should be required reading for all American students (as I would.) Jon Stewart interviews Akbar Ahmed, a professor at American University, about his year-long study of Islam in America.