To all of my fellow Catholics, Happy Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola! "Every good Christian ought to be more disposed to put a good interpretation on a neighbor's statement than to condemn it." –St. Ignatius To all of my Muslim friends, Ramadan Karim! “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek … Continue reading Happy holidays!
In recent weeks, “sharia” has become the favorite buzzword of many a politician, blogger, and pundit. We heard the word at Peter King’s second round of Muslim radicalization hearings, in remarks made by presidential hopefuls at the recent GOP debate, and in T.V. appearances by blogger/activists who claim to fight “radical Islam.” We also heard … Continue reading Sharia: A Fabricated Threat
Today, New York Representative Peter King held a second round of Congressional hearings concerning “Muslim radicalization in the U.S.” In an era when anti-Muslim rhetoric continues to spew unchecked from the mouths of presidential hopefuls and talking heads on cable, many others and I fear that these hearings are evidence that a new McCarthyism, one … Continue reading Searching for our own Edward R. Murrow
My former professor John Esposito, Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison-D, Rabbi Irwin Kula, and Talat Hamdani, mother of a 9/11 victim, discuss the Park 51 project, the plan to build an Islamic center in Manhattan. Their voices and views have been--I believe--intentionally ignored in the mainstream media's coverage of this issue. This is what Democracy Now! does … Continue reading Democracy Now!’s Islamic center roundtable