Tag: America

Sharia in Houston: Muslims and a Victim of Fire

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord There is constant talk about “Sharia Law” and whispers by Islamophobes that Muslims are trying to supplant the Constitution with “Sharia.” It’s laughable. But the perception persists. “Sharia” law is the way Muslims have sought to fulfill the will of God in their... Read more »

Muslims Don't Contribute to America? Think Again

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord It is a tired, old claim by Islamophobes that Muslims haven’t contributed to either the history or social fabric of this country. Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema recently waded into that muck by sharing a post that asked such questions as Have you... Read more »

The Day Hate Lost

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved  This first appeared on Patheos.  The American people have spoken loudly and clearly about what the agenda and direction of our country should be for the next four years. Indeed, the results of the 2012 elections have given pundits and analysts many things to... Read more »

Patheos: Wholly American, Wholly Muslim

This first appeared on Patheos. All across this country—and the world, in fact—there are numerous people who seek to define Islam and Muslims in a specific and (frequently) negative manner. Islamophobes have, in fact, staked their careers on this task. There are also criminals, so-called Muslims, acting in the name of Islam in such a... Read more »

Respect the Hoodie and the Headscarf

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved http://www.patheos.com/Muslim/Respect-the-Hoodie-but-Dont-Forget-the-Headscarf-Hesham-Hassaballa-04-03-2012.html It is quite easy to get overwhelmed by your personal predicaments and problems, whether on an individual or communal basis. As a Muslim community, there are almost daily reports of attacks on mosques, a proliferation of anti-Islam seminars and speakers, and most recently,... Read more »

A Teachable Moment

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful The horrific murders of innocent Afghan villagers by a US soldier this past weekend has prompted the rightful condemnation of officials and leaders, including our own President who said the killings were “outrageous and unacceptble.” He also said: “The United States takes this as seriously as... Read more »