Before we as a Muslim community can find solutions, we must first look in the mirror to identify what stands in our way. It is incumbent upon Muslims to form a united stance against the minority of extremists.
Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.
Bank bonuses are merely a symptom of a deeper erosion of societal values and the new maxims that have overtaken us: Greed is Good and It's All About Me. Those values wreak havoc on economies, cultures, families, and our very souls.
Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, used the metaphor City on a Hill." He advised the colonists to be a model community, as the whole world was watching them. Even when they showered. Especially when they showered.
Do you agree that our political leadership -- across the board -- and our talking heads -- Left and Right, let alone the mainstream media -- are mostly too jaded and/or cowardly to actually speak truth?
Patriotism does not make headlines these days; perhaps being too focused on what we do not like about our country has clouded our vision, preventing the blessings that come with being an American from shining through.