Racism and bigotry are overwhelming and mind numbing issues. The big picture frustrates me to no end. The only person that I truly can control is myself, which happens to be the best place to start fixing most problems I know.
To me, "raghead" will represent not a "dirty Arab," but an elegant, proud, empowered young woman with her faith upon her shoulders and her heart on her sleeve.
A preacher of the Gospel, a priest, and a rabbi. Sounds like front end of a bad joke, right? But that's the full list of religious officials deemed competent to perform marriages under HB1125, the bill that Oklahoma's House just passed in an attempt to restore ecclesiastical authority.
The solution to Turkey's current political turbulence lies squarely in the middle of two polarized factions. It is in our best interest to support the rise of the radical moderates.
In order to move forward, we have to stop comparing and categorizing people. Muslims and Jews were and continue to be victims of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Yet, identifying with one cause tends to imply that you can't work with the other.
It's a fascinating conversation with one of the most prominent and preeminent Muslim minds in the world, and you can listen via the embed below.
You tried so hard to instill your beliefs on to me. I grew up thinking that God hated me, that I was constantly doing something wrong. I'll thank you for one thing though: you made me understand that Islam is perfect, but the people practicing it may not be.
Muslims were indeed here from the beginning, but the beliefs and practices they brought with them only rarely endured. Their experiences serve as a reminder that every faith woven into the fabric of our country has been made up of strands both light and dark.
As Muslims, our initial and understandable response to the atrocities committed in the name of our religion is disbelief, outrage and a natural instin...
The Islamophobes who do not see the value in Muhammad's qualities are simply being close-minded. If the Prophet were alive, he would show them mercy and compassion in spite of their actions. He would also tell them to seek more knowledge.
I am not going to apologize for being Muslim, or for any crime I did not commit, no matter how seasoned and convincing the imposters of Islam have become, because an apology for a crime I did not commit, is insulting to my intellect and yours.
What if the real problem in the Middle East isn't a few thousand crazy guys running around in the desert chopping off heads? What if the real problem is the established order that inspired them to organize, the very order the U.S. continually helps perpetuate?
Transhumanism is not a religion, nor is it in competition with religion. It is simply a mode of being that embraces evolving the human being with science, reason, and technology.
Inasmuch as President Obama has been more than clear about his Christian commitments, continuing to question his faith is merely a more socially acceptable way of calling him a liar.
This is, nonetheless, my country. It always has been, and it always will be, and it has been so for generations of Muslims. I am not asking, and I will never ask, for the permission of my neighbors for it to remain so.