The Cloth Peddler is the story of a wealthy young man who decides to flaunt tradition by actually meeting and falling in love with his bride before their wedding day.
This week's Republican debate featured a number of whoppers that never received the media scrutiny they deserved because an examination of the debate was soon overshadowed wall-to wall coverage of a bigoted question Donald Trump was asked by a supporter at a New Hampshire rally.
My 8-year-old granddaughter knows not to call people names or make fun of someone's looks, and she rarely makes funny faces when she hears something she doesn't like. So, she already displays more maturity and readiness for the presidency than does Donald Trump.
Arizona GOP Congressman Paul Gosar announced he was going to boycott Pope Francis' speech to Congress, because he doesn't think the Catholic pontiff speaks out against Islamic extremism, or sticks up for oppressed Christians in the Middle East. But evidence shows Pope Francis is already doing both.
Islamophobia, and probably racism, certainly played a role in Ahmed's ordeal, but the fact is overzealous administrators, zero-tolerance policies, and law enforcement officers ill-equipped to deal with schoolchildren have compromised educational environments throughout the country.
Reporters and editors excluded from membership are furious about results of the Lebanese Journalists Union (LJU) election so they're suing the syndicate and its president on charges of corruption, irregularities and violations of its bylaws.
Get your shit together Texas. If a 14-year-old's handmade clock can strike fear in the hearts of grown adults and provoke the police powers of the world's 10th largest economy--ensconced with in the world's first most powerful nation--then the terrorists are definitely winning.
Does Islam scare you? Does it feel like an aggressive religion is trying to take over the world, subjugate women, persecute the LGBT community, and cut off your hand if you're caught stealing? Well, you've got good reason to be scared -- but not of Islam.
It would be nice to see some real defenders of religious freedom on the Christian right. It would be nice to see the Christian right acknowledge, once and for all, that religious liberty applies to all Americans, not just Christian conservatives in the heartland like Kim Davis.
If you want to work for peace, you must have your own inner peace. That is what Pope Francis teaches us in his humility. He draws his strength not by jeering at "losers." He lifts the "losers" in a way that strengthens the entire community.
Liberals have spent a lot of time over the past few decades trying to explain to Conservative Christians the importance of the separation of church and state. Unfortunately, either from obstinance or ignorance, many Christians believe that not only should this constitutionally mandated separation not exist but that it is an attack on Christianity.
The current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe is a complex one with no easy answers. While governments are scrambling to develop solutions, while Schengen borders are temporarily closed, the people of Hungary and its neighbors are left to come up with their own answers.
The first thing you need to know about Saudi Arabia is that it is not a country but a financial and religious empire with a million poisonous tentacles stretching across both the West and the Muslim world.
Were this not the anniversary of 9/11, I would not be telling you the story of how I survived a terrorist scare this week on a redeye from Denver to Fort Lauderdale. No one knows about the scare, not even my wife, who was sitting next to me for the whole thing.
On 9/11, my husband and I stood in our living room. The TV was on and I remember trying to turn my body to force my eyes to look away. The second plane hit. My husband's hand covered his mouth. One of us was saying, "Those people. All the people. Why would anyone do this?"
He goes "I bet it was your father flying that plane." And as if it was some kind of Pavlovian reflex, I grabbed him by his shirt and came inches away from punching him in the face so hard that I probably would have altered the structure of his face.