Tag: Chicago

Muslims Are No More Terrorists than Chicagoans Are Violent

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Chicago has gotten very bad press this past week: At least nine people were killed and at least 36 wounded in Chicago over the Easter weekend, prompting a newly formed federal unit to step in to help tackle the city’s pervasive culture of... Read more »

We Are All Bruins Now...But Not Today

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved Lord Indeed, after the horrific bombings in Boston, I shared the collective feelings of all Chicagoans, indeed all Americans, that we are all Boston Bruins/Red Sox/Patriots. We felt that way in solidarity with the city of Boston and her people, to let them know that... Read more »

Prayers For The Pendleton Family

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Most likely, I would have never known who Hadiya Pendleton was: how beautiful a soul she was; how much joy she brought her family and friends. But, most unfortunately, I do know who she was, because of the terrible circumstances of her murder. And... Read more »

Dr. Hassaballa Featured on Fox Chicago News

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved By the Grace of the Beloved, I was featured during the healthcare segment of the recent debate between Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Joe Walsh. The video can be found here. The text of the segment is below (emphasis added): The Affordable Care Act, also... Read more »

My Enormous Respect for Garry McCarthy

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Last night, I attended the 2012 annual banquet for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. It was a wonderful event, featuring many important guests, including Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who was awarded for his work on immigration and social justice. One... Read more »