Garden State Politician Recants Anti-Muslim Hate, Embraces Tolerance
When a person embarks on a career in politics, as a sworn-in representative of the people, he or she is bound to uphold and protect the best interests of those they now represent. That includes members of every faith—minority and majority.
Is Intolerance on the Rise?
Then there have been a slew of high-profile tragedies including the New Zealand mosque attacks, the Easter Sunday bombing of Christian churches in Sri Lanka and several synagogue shootings in the United States and Europe. We seem to be living in a time of increased bigotry and even violence against people who are “different” whether of the “wrong” religion, skin color, gender or whatever.
Is This Who We Really Are?
I, for one, don’t believe it. Don’t get me wrong. I believe the statistics, the surveys and the opinions. I believe the anger and the hostility. What I don’t believe is that this is who we really are.
Islamophobia 101
Pope Urban II set the tone for a millennium-long identification of Muslims as direct enemies of Western values, culture and morals. Western culture was good, pure, logical, virtuous, orderly. Islam was bad, polluted, senseless and violent.
Meddle With Religion, Pay the Price
The entire premise of our nation’s founding is eliminating tyranny from people’s lives. Prime amongst tyrannies to avoid, and one of the main reasons for the settling of the original American colonies, is religious persecution. Freedom of religion—the very fabric of our country.
Media Ethics: Read It and Weep
Left, Right, or Center, the editorial boards all have an agenda. They’re all preaching to their own choir, which also happens to be their financial base.
Stafford County, Virginia, Exhumes Its Own Bigotry. It’s Time To Bury It Again.
The Muslim community of Stafford County, Virginia, having been found in the right in the federal lawsuit, and having won its own lawsuit against the County, now as of September of this year, has its cemetery. In all, Stafford County spent five years and $900,000—$400,000 in court costs and $500,000 in a settlement to the AMAA.
The Fourth Pillar of Islam—My Experience of Ramadan
It was Ramadan and they instinctively wanted to share their good food with neighbors, just like they were used to doing back home.
We Are Lady Parts—The Next Generation of Muslim Representation
It was about time a show of this nature made its debut on the center stage. According to the Annual Population Survey spanning from April 2017 to March 2018, the second largest religion in the UK is Islam (representing 5%+ of the total population). This compares to the figure of about 1.4% in the U.S., in 2015.
The Daily Princetonian—Making Your University Look Bad
As a graduate of Brown University and a Scientologist, I find your attempt at humor in the Daily Princetonian’s “Top 10 Ways to Rehabilitate a Charter” discriminatory, offensive and, quite frankly, pathetic.