In American politics, we are witnessing a startling escalation of religious, ethnic and racial discrimination and divisiveness that is quickly racing down a slippery slope. Before our civilization goes over the brink, we must stop, step back and address these fundamental questions of humanity.
My recent trip to Washington, D.C. had me thinking about how I fit into the fabric of American life. Ever since the fatal date of September 11th, 2001 I have been at odds about whether I feel truly at home living in America.
If any of this offends you as a white person, I ask simply that you sit with that discomfort for a while. Really feel it. Now imagine that your distress weren't the temporary consequence of reading an article, but rather the permanent consequence of living in your own skin.
"Once I go back to America, I'm going to officially change my last name. Just imagine me working in a clinic and someone telling my patient, 'Ms. Mohammad will see you in a moment.'"
We need to realize that Muslims are here, they're adding to the great American story and that they're just as fun, friendly and flawed as the rest of us.
Swept into this years electoral politics--and now devastated by Trump's landslide this past Tuesday--it is easy to lose sight of actual faith. These ...
"Kill the infidels... Count them in number and do not spare one." Blatant religious incitement of this sort feels like such a caricature of radical Is...
I created an experimental series where I brought these two unlikely groups of people together, Muslims and Trump supporters, and pressed record. Did they change their mind about each other?
The inaugural Muslim Awards for Excellence (MAX) Gala, held last month at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, was truly a night to remember. Attended by luminaries in Canadian politics, medicine, law, business, development, academia and the arts, the Gala honoured the achievements and contributions of Canadian Muslims.
A few days ago a drama of sorts erupted around a plan to build a mosque in Mukilteo. The outcry from a section of the community in response to a Muslim group's proposal to build a mosque is a familiar story of fear and polarization.
I'm not going to claim that the distorted nightmare that we call reality television is factual. Nonetheless, it is true that the Trump of this presidential election is markedly different from the Trump of The Apprentice.
There is no better candidate than Muhammad, no one in fact that comes even close, in terms of fulfilling Jesus's promise of the Spirit of Truth who would bring forth a new revelation from God.
The right to offend is inherent to the right to the freedom of expression. And it is high time for people to get over it.
"Reassuring" Saudi Arabia and other gulf nations about Iran's increasing presence was on the top of Obama's agenda visiting Saudi Arabia.
Photo courtesy of Adobe "The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." Edward R. Murrow For those who are unfa...
Europe clearly has a problem with anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and intolerance toward new immigrants. In an effort to examine this worrisome set of concerns, the commission on which I sit as a member--the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom--recently convened a discussion with European Muslims and Jews.