The political discourse of this year's presidential election is characterized by single stories. These single stories are dramatically changing group dynamics in the U.S. and abroad, widening gaps amongst already polarized communities and ethnicities.
Being Muslim in America is watching the country praise Muhammad Ali one day and an outpour of racist comments the next.
The holiest month in the Islamic calendar -- Ramadan -- is upon us. It is a time when Muslims give up temporary pleasures of food and intimacy to focus on spiritual reformation of the self.
You took it upon yourself to rent a vehicle, drive from your home in Port St. Lucie to Orlando, and commit the largest mass shooting in our Nation's history.
I had relatives who died in the concentration camps of WWII Germany. And as a younger Jewish man I moved to Munich, Germany. I met a musician who's ...
Somewhere, somehow, amidst his decadent cavorting with 72 virgins, Osama bin Laden must be smiling. Smiling like a man who's finally seeing his master plan come to fruition.
I watched Mohammad Ali's funeral last Friday and admired his deep faith and courage in life. I found a deep respect for him and his family. Most imp...
How could anyone do that? It's a question that burns in us after the dreadful slaughter at Pulse. Now we have a clue.
There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...
With the great many voices out there about the tragic murders at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, I was reluctant to add to the fray. On top of that, it seemed that the things I wanted to say had already been said, and even refuted. But as time went on, my desire to speak out stayed the same, so here I am.
Armed with three assault rifles, high capacity ammunition magazines, and with a five gallon bucket with chemicals capable of forming a deadly explosive, a camouflaged man set out with the goal of causing as much damage as possible to an LGBT celebration.
The massacre of patrons in a Florida nightclub at the hands of a Muslim homophobe shines a harsh spotlight on Islamic beliefs about homosexuality and ...
Muslims are not the problem. Islam is not the problem. Guns are the problem. According to a study from PBS, in 2015 alone, there were 355 mass shootings in the United States in which only one of those events has been in turn related to radical Islam.
Islam does not promote violence, even if some Muslims do. Christianity doesn't tell people to go to war, even if some Christians do. Our faiths ask the best from us, but sometimes our human nature gets in the way of becoming our best.
If a nightclub in Orlando is not a safe place for LGBT people to gather, how do we create safe places for us be different together? A hate crime against one person or group is a discriminatory assault against any one and every group. How do we support one another? What will we do and say and be this week and every week?
Two swing states, two candidates for president, two portraits of post-terrorism demeanor.