News

Video: Research Paper Mentioned By His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad

The following video shows an interfaith peace symposium sharing messages of peace with various communities including an address by His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth Khalifa (Caliph) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. I am honored that His Holiness mentioned my research paper Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in a “Muslim Nation”: An Analysis of Prophet Muhammad’s…… Continue reading Video: Research Paper Mentioned By His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad

Politics

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

By this time you have likely heard of the atrocity that recently took place in which over 1,000 Syrian civilians reportedly died at the hands of a chemical weapon attack. Seeing the video and images of dead or helpless Syrian civilians struggling for life reminds me of another terrible weapon of war – depleted uranium.…… Continue reading U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Personal

Remembering the man I used to see on Thomas Street

I lived in the Liberties, a working class part of Dublin, for over two years and used to see the man pictured above on a daily basis. I remember how he would walk up and down the isles of John’s Lane Church on Thomas Street while grunting something under his breath. In the middle of mass,…… Continue reading Remembering the man I used to see on Thomas Street

Politics

“Islamophobia” Crimes Up Despite “Terrorist” Attacks Being Down in U.S.

Mass shootings such as those in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, by far exceed the number of those killed in Muslim-related terrorism in the U.S., new research says.  “Terrorist” attacks in 2012 are down from 21 in 2011, 26 in 2010 and 49 in 2009, according to the fourth annual report by North Carolina’s Triangle…… Continue reading “Islamophobia” Crimes Up Despite “Terrorist” Attacks Being Down in U.S.

Religion

Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester Rejects Bigotry, Stands by Muslim Friends

I am happy to hear that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, rescinded an invitation to Robert Spencer, a writer whose views on Muslims and Islam are eerily similar to those of Nazis towards Jews and Judaism. After a further review of Spencer’s background, a spokesman for the diocese, Raymond Delisle, said in a…… Continue reading Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester Rejects Bigotry, Stands by Muslim Friends

Commentary

The similarities between Al Jazeera and Fox News

Many Americans around the United States are making a fuss about Al Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV, which will allow the Arab based channel to air its content in the United States.  Some Americans have called Al Jazeera a threat to national security, while others have even suggested that Al Jazeera spreads anti-Semitic propaganda.  The Fox News commentator,…… Continue reading The similarities between Al Jazeera and Fox News

Outreach

Outreach: America wins in the Murfreesboro mosque

I want to take a quick moment to express how happy I am that the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Muslim community emerged victorious in their tireless battle against anti-American forces.  Here is the background to their story for those who are unfamiliar with their struggle: The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has been part of the Murfreesboro community…… Continue reading Outreach: America wins in the Murfreesboro mosque