During the Sept. 12, 2011, Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Ron Paul — a staunch advocate of limited government and a more modest military footprint — offered a surprising statistic about the reach of the US armed forces. In fact, the US’s military footprint is more extensive than Paul had thought. Read about it at Politifact.…… Continue reading Ron Paul: They Hate Us Because of Our Global Military Footprint
The Huffington Post – Religion made this sweet little picture after the publication of my Rumi-Emerson comparison, which is based on the themes of religious tolerance, love, and “oneness.” Sheila Musaji of The American Muslim also republished the piece. You can read that here. Related articles Rumi and Emerson: A bridge between the West and the…… Continue reading Huffington Post picture on Rumi-Emerson article
This picture was taken at the annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City in the fall of 2008. I did not take this picture in black and white. It has been doctored using some software.
Taken while hiking An Spinc (“Pointed Hill”) in Glendalough, Ireland in 2011. That’s me in the picture.
“I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not. I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there. I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not. With set purpose I fared…… Continue reading Where Do You Search When You’re Searching for Him?
I visited the Hagia Sophia at the end of 2011. It is the most magnificent building I have ever seen. A truly inspiring and breathtaking experience.
Journey into America should be required viewing for all Americans and Muslims worldwide. For this reason I have started the initiative One Film 9/11. The purpose of this initiative is to screen Journey into America in as many places of religious worship around the world on September 11th, 2013 in the hope of improving relations…… Continue reading Work: Some links launching new initiative One Film 9/11
My Ma and sister went to the North End about a week ago and scooped up this awesome jersey.
Taken in the spring of 2011 in the beautiful coastal village of Kinsale, Ireland.
‘American’; ‘Native American’; ‘Fat Americans’; ‘Stupid Americans’; ‘American funny’; ‘American people’. Is this what really comes to mind when people think about American identity? Is this an adequate representation of what it means to be an American? Is this how we see ourselves or how other people see us? Click on the image below to…… Continue reading What Happens When You Google “American”?
Hemlock Gorge Reservation = one of my favourite places to go pondering.