Posts tagged "Islam"

Don't Justify Hatred Of Jews By Using The Word of God

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord The war in Gaza has been horrific, and I decry the loss of innocent life, whatever the religion or ethnic background. I pray that, as the blessed month of Ramadan comes to close, so does the violence that has terrorized too many innocent... Read more »

A Muslim's Disappointment in Noah: The Film, Not the Prophet

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord I waited for the film “Noah” to come out with much anticipation, but also with mixed feelings. I really wanted to see it, but I am very sensitive to portrayals of Prophets on stage and on screen, because these are very sacred, special... Read more »

Never Take Faith For Granted

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Last night, I was blessed to listen to UK Journalist Lauren Booth talk about her conversion to Islam. It is truly an amazing story. Her conversion was a big deal because Lauren Booth is the half-sister to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair... Read more »
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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 »

What a Great Pope: Francis and Ramadan

In the Name of God, the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord This year, Pope Francis decided to personally issue a greeting to the world’s Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan, rather than normally having the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issue the statement. It was a truly wonderful message of mutual respect and... Read more »

Amazing Truth: Russell Brand Defends Muslims

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved Lord It still baffles the mind and senses when I try to put my head around the barbaric attack on British solider Lee Rigby by two British men claiming to be “avenging Muslims.” Apart from this their pathetic argument, it was not long before people... Read more »
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Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Ultimate Rejection

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved Yes, we still are gathering information as to the motives behind the Boston Marathon attacks. Yes, the investigation is ongoing. But, there is one symbol and sign that one of the alleged bombers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been utterly rejected. As reported today, no one... Read more »

After Boston: Why Increased Profiling of Muslims Is Not The Answer

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Beloved Lord This article first appeared on altmuslim. Almost as soon as the horrific Boston Marathon bombing suspects were revealed to be Muslim, the cheerleaders for increased profiling of Muslims in America came out in full force. The “king” of them, pun fully intended, was none... Read more »

Patheos: Why Religion and Terrorism Are Opposites

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Lord our God This first appeared on Patheos. With the relief that the alleged perpetrators behind the horrific Boston Marathon bombings have been neutralized comes an intense search for one simple question: Why? Why would Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, refugees from a war-torn land, suddenly become... Read more »
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Patheos: When "Standing Up For Jesus" is Un-Christian

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I often wonder whether the myriad of “anti-foreign law bills” (read: anti-Sharia law) is born out of some religious fervor or zealotry. Is there a religious agenda behind these bills that are supposed to protect against so-called “creeping Sharia”... Read more »