The Scary Potential of the National Defense Authorization Act

NDAA

Latest reports say the White House is no longer threatening to veto this bill, saying it is satisfied with the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act. Update below. The text message exchange went like this:“I need something from home. Any luck?”-          “Yes, I have it. Now what?”“It’s at the place with the 'Cash Advance' sign.”-          “Ok”The two cars drove to the meeting place: The money exchange (with the “Cash Advance” sign) located in a strip ma … [Read more...]

Justice Perverted for the Irvine 11

Irvine 11

So what is free speech, really? Is it the right to burn the American flag? The right to sponsor a campaign to “Draw the Prophet Muhammad,” which offends a sizeable faction of the American population? The right to say what you want, when you want? The right to wear a black armband on your arm in protest of war? The right to use speech that others may deem hateful? The right to protest? The right to insult? The right to praise?What is free speech, if it isn’t one of the most fundamental rights … [Read more...]

Three Questions for American Muslims: Sheila Musaji

Sheila Musaji

The Muslim Portal at Patheos  is hosting the “Three Questions” project for the month of September in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the terrorist acts of 9/11.  We are asking American Muslims from across the nation three simple but important questions. Click here to learn more about the project.Sheila Musaji, founder and director of The Amerian Muslim, offers her answers to the three questions:1. What is the most pressing issue or concern for you as a Muslim in America today, 1 … [Read more...]

A Muslim American Declaration

(Blogger's note: This is a signed declaration from American Muslims/Muslim Americans, including myself, for public consumption.)We are Muslim Americans. We are American Muslims. We live as your neighbors, friends, doctors, lawyers, police officers, soldiers, cab drivers, newspaper vendors, teammates, co-workers, and family -- seamlessly and without conflict. We are fully immersed in the American mosaic, and we are proud.Our Muslims forefathers have been here since the founding of this … [Read more...]


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