May 2, 2019

There has been a spate of attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches recently. This has the potential to divide the faith community. However, we are also seeing that these attacks are doing the opposite of what the haters are trying to do: bringing Muslims, Jews and Christians together. The attacks have yet another serious consequence- driving people away from faith altogether, as I will explain below. The terror attack on the two mosques in Christchurch reverberated through the globe. There… Read more

April 27, 2019

Earlier this month Minnesota congresswomen announced an increase in death threats to her as a result of a typical Trumpian tweet following a speech she gave referencing rising Islamophobia in the wake of 9/11 attacks. Omar Ilhan has come under fire from President Trump and other Republicans after the speech. The speech contained in a video on the Trump tweet clearly was taken out of context, when she said “some people did something” that day. First of all, Donald Trump… Read more

April 21, 2019

Just about a month ago, I wrote about the terror attacks on two Christchurch mosques during Friday prayers. The details are still emerging but there has been a series of terror attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The attacks were apparently pre-planned and well coordinated. I said this after Christchurch terror attacks and is worth repeating again- we are certainly living in troubled times and even the places of worship are not safe- and… Read more

April 13, 2019

Once again, Donald Trump shows that despite the Republican party’s claim for the love of Jesus, it acts very Unchristian. Yesterday’s threat to send buses full of immigrants from south of the border to the sanctuary cities, typically supported by Democrats, is yet another example of how far Trump and the Republicans have moved away from the teachings of the Bible. Following are some of the excerpts from his statements and tweets yesterday. Due to the fact that Democrats are… Read more

March 30, 2019

Despite evidence to the contrary, we still have people who doubt whether Islamophobia exists. I have had comments on my posts essentially saying it is all made up. I got some news for them: Islamophobia is real, not fake news. Just ask those who are the victims of hate and violence committed by the haters. Webster-Miriam dictionary defines Islamophobia as follows: Irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against Islam or people who practice Islam. Oxford dictionary’s definition is similar, without… Read more

March 24, 2019

In the aftermath of the terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand moved swiftly to enact gun control laws. Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau gave a heartfelt speech at the parliament, calling this a terror attack motivated by Islamophobia. Therein lie two lessons for our great country, America. I urge you to watch the short video of the speech by Justin Trudeau embedded at the end. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the day after the shootings… Read more

March 16, 2019

As we move past the initial shock and horror of the terror attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, it’s exposing what was already known to many of us- the rising threat of the white supremacist extreme right wing. It also appears that these extremists are gaining the inspiration from none other but our president Trump. When asked at the White House yesterday whether white nationalists were a growing threat around the world, Donald Trump replied: “I don’t really. I… Read more

March 14, 2019

The details are still emerging but there has been an apparent terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand during the congregational Friday prayers. The attacks were pre-planned and were live streamed from the body cameras the attackers were wearing . We are certainly living in troubled times and even the places of worship are not safe- and in fact are the prime target for the haters. The city of Christchurch is on a lockdown. The citizens are… Read more

February 23, 2019

Humility is an attribute that is frequently emphasized in the Qur’an and the Bible, while the opposite trait, arrogance, is widely condemned. Secular research on humility shows humility to be a great trait to have. Arrogance can be occult, even to arrogant people, so how do you determine if you are arrogant? Humility is derived from the word humus, meaning earth or ground. Humility is a state of being ‘grounded’. Arrogance is the opposite of being grounded. Here are 7… Read more

February 16, 2019

Ever since I was a child, I used to hear the sermons trying to instill the ‘fear of God’ in me, whereby the Imams will warn us to be straight or else! Decades later, as I started to study the Qur’an myself, the kind and forgiving nature of God became so apparent making me wonder why the focus of the clerics was so much on the wrath of God. I would hear multiple times ‘the correct way’ to greet, the… Read more

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