Fifty people have just died in a massacre by a gunman in Orlando. Most of the debate among politicians has since focused on banning guns and banning Muslims from entering US. Yet what killed fifty people was an idea; an idea that infected the mind of the gunman like a virus.
What happened in Orlando is more about the accessibility of guns and their devastating power than about Islam or Muslims.
Islam is a set of religious beliefs held by over 2 billion people. These beliefs are not based on fear mongering, persecution, or hatred. Yet we're currently dealing with rampant Islamophobia in the United States.
Reflecting on the terrorist attack on Pulse in Orlando, columnist Bruce Bower notes that the events "'shocked' some politicians. 'Who would have expec...
Trump criticized the Iraq and Libya interventions, opposed confrontation with Russia, and, even more strikingly, denounced "war and aggression" in his recent foreign policy address. He also criticized multiple alliances which seem only to serve as conduits for U.S. aid to populous and prosperous states.
No one is suggesting that by limiting the sale of certain types of guns or doing background checks we will eliminate the types of mass shootings that have become an all too common occurrence in the U.S.
The pattern of many GOP politicians muting the identity of the victims is in sharp contrast to their dogged attacks on anyone, particularly President Obama, for not mentioning the "Islamic" identity of the perpetrator.
This was not just a celebratory dinner, it was an Iftar dinner, the sunset meal at which Muslims break the fast they have observed since sunrise.
It's a hotly debated question in certain corners: What is the most oppressed group around the world - Christians? Jews? Muslims? Hindus? Buddhists? Or how about atheists?
Here in Baltimore, like many other predominately Black cities, Black millennial women aren't fans of Republicans.
Who hasn't Trump offended?
Yesterday, even the harshest critics of the Commander-in-Chief couldn't help but stand by his side as he delivered one of his most powerful and passionate speeches yet, which addressed the very heart of what it means to be an American.
It has become so predictable that you can practically set your clock by it. I'm talking about the point after a national trauma when actual Christianity gets hijacked by someone spewing hate.
We got into Abraham's car and charted our course for that spot that is so holy during Ramadan: IHOP.
The Orlando terror attack and hate massacre has prompted another question: are faith communities doing enough to combat hateful rhetoric and violence against LGBTQ individuals?
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