Posts tagged "American"

American, Muslim, Voter

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved. This was published on Middle East Online I must admit, I am getting weary of the election season. I am tired of the constant barrage of television ads, intrusive and unwanted telephone calls, and the endless stream of political mailers and flyers. Although I... Read more »

We Have Done Nothing Wrong, Either

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved “Biggest question we have is this a hate crime, I mean what did we do wrong?” That was a question asked by a member of the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin in the immediate aftermath of the domestic suicide terrorist attack in Wisconsin on August 5. The answer... Read more »

Visit Your Local Mosque This Ramadan

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved This first appeared in Middle East Online.  On June 22, the Justice Department indicted a Texas man for threatening a Tennessee mosque that is currently under construction. According to the indictment, last September, Javier A. Correa left a message on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro’s... 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 »

Good Riddance

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Good riddance. The notorious “underwear bomber” was sentenced to life in prison for his attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane in 2009. “I carried with me an explosive device to avenge the killing of innocent Muslims,” the bomber said in a statement. He also added... Read more »

Happy to Be Here

Just joined the ChicagoNow community, and I am happy to be here. I look forward to sharing the American Muslim experience, with a Chicago flavor. And I know there will be a lot to talk about, especially given this is an election year, where I know we American Muslims will feature front and center in... Read more »