Posts tagged "Patheos"

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: The Power and Warmth of God's Love

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos. I first heard the song “Feel So Close to You” (sung by Calvin Harris) during my daughters’ dance recital, and it had a very catchy tune. There are very few lyrics to the song: I feel so close to... Read more »

Giving Thanks to an Awesome God

In the Name of the Magnificent and Appreciative Precious Beloved This article first appeared on Patheos.  Another year has passed, and another feast of Thanksgiving has come upon us. As families across our great nation gather together, eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy, and the like, it is a natural time for us as... Read more »
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Why Do Republicans Dislike Muslims?

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved On the night that the Republican Party nominated a Mormon, I asked the above question on Patheos: For many years of my adult life, I was a Republican and voted with the GOP in almost every election. For several of those years, in fact, I... 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 »

Patheos: Why Hatred of Islam is Not Logical

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This first appeared on Patheos.  Time and again, the same illogical claims about Islam keep popping up from various people, whether they are pundits, commenters, or self-styled “experts” on Islam: Islam is “violent,” it calls for the “killing of all non-Muslims,” Muslims “must hate... Read more »
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Catholics Beware: Anti-Sharia Laws Could Target You, Too

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved This was published on Patheos.  Last month, South Dakota passed a law that seeks to prevent the enforcement of “any religious code.” The very brief bill stated simply: “No court, administrative agency, or other governmental agency may enforce any provisions of any religious code.” It seems... 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 »