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September 25, 2008
Some reflections on the tenor of criticism of W.D. Mohammed’s alleged “errors”
There's been an interesting debate over on HAhmed.com between Imam W.D. Mohammed's defenders and his...
September 18, 2008
The mullah and the reality TV show
Via Austrolabe ...SBS - Special Broadcasting ServiceDave Zwolenski is 26 years old and likes girls...
August 31, 2008
Nun beauty pageant called off….Darn!
Talk about a PR disaster waiting to happen, no matter what the father's intentions really...
August 24, 2008
Richard Silverstein on McCain’s hypocrisy on Syria
A good piece by Richard Silverstein in Comment is free on the McCain campaign's hypocrisy...
August 24, 2008
Handy list of Jewish terms
Don't know how many of you regularly read Jewish blogs, but if like me you...
August 18, 2008
Ramadan’s almost here
Gulp ye coffee while ye may, for Ramadan is but 2 weeks away.As is the...
August 12, 2008
Yeah, those liberals don’t understand the economy…
It's the never~seen~a~taxcut~for~the~rich~they~didn't~like Republicans who get it.As Republicans demonize government and promise that the all...
July 26, 2008
The unsung moderation of US Jews
Anyone with many Jewish friends or much exposure to the Jewish community will find this...
June 05, 2008
My piece on the Obama “apostasy” campaign
I have an article on the apostasy controversy at Religion Dispatches entitled "Who's smearing Obama?"Here's...
June 01, 2008
Trapped in a restaurant full of drunks
It's 3 AM on a Saturday night, the bars have vomited their patrons, I have...
May 26, 2008
Supporting our troops
On this Memorial Day let us ponder a scandal which ought to drive war mongering,...
May 26, 2008
Not sure what happened with the titles of the last few posts. Maybe there's a...
May 25, 2008
Alice Walker’s daughter lashes out at mother and her beliefs
Rebecca Walker, the daughter of feminist icon and author of The Color Purple Alice Walker,...
May 24, 2008
Isaac Asimov as orientalist
Just thought I share with you sci-fi heads a stimulating observation I just came across...
May 22, 2008
“You know you’re Muslim if…
...you find your Mormon neighbors' attitudes towards dating overly liberal."A few weeks before we set...
May 14, 2008
Louis Cantori has returned to his Maker. Lou was a friend, a brilliant scholar of...
May 13, 2008
US Court blocks long distance triple talaq
A Muslim tries to pull a long-distance triple talaq and rightly gets shot down by...
May 11, 2008
A church in the works in KSA?
Baby steps towards some semblance of religious freedom in in KSA.BBC NEWS | Europe |...
May 09, 2008
Who needs the gym? Just move often.
14 hours to pack a still fairly unpacked house before the movers arrive at 7...
May 01, 2008
Our trail of tears begins
We're off to parts western in connection with the Missus' job (she's starting a tenure...
April 24, 2008
A belated Happy Pesach to fellow Abrahamic dissidents on that whole Crucifixion & Resurrection thing....
April 08, 2008
People pray in the darnedest places
From an email circulating. At least wudu is a snap. (Or is it? Do you...
April 06, 2008
What knowledge is for
As I franticly slave away on my masters thesis (which is on Sufi notions of...
March 23, 2008
A Happy Easter to my Christian readers/accidental visitors. Speaking of Easter, I'm really in the...
March 21, 2008
I miss old school hip-hop
Don't do its debased contemporary forms, but every now and again, I really, really miss...
March 17, 2008
John Oliver strikes in Qatar
Finally, I've discovered a contribution by Ali G to Western civilization. It's to pave the...
March 13, 2008
Frontier Gandhi II
A rather unexpected protest to the Danish cartoons in Afghanistan. Danish cartoons: one Afghan's peaceful...
March 13, 2008
$130M donated anonymously
Masha'Allah, it's not often you see this kind of money donated anonymously. God bless this...
March 12, 2008
My latest at Religion Dispatches: “Christian Radio, Muslim Radio…”
Snippets from my latest at Religion Dispatches. Religion Dispatches - Christian Radio, Muslim Radio... I...
February 26, 2008
Juan Cole on the Serbian attacks on the US embassy
Someone brought this kindred observation on the Serbian riots by Juan Cole to my attention....
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