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12 years later - the post 9-11 world

Date: 09/11/2013

Today, again is the 12th anniversary of 9-11. I honestly think I've already said everything I'll ever want to say about it. We are living in a post-9-11, post-global-terrorism, post-boots-on-the-ground, even a post Osama bin Laden world. Terrorism nowadays is the cultivation of grievances and the most significant threats are domestic ones, not foreign jihadis. The balance between liberty a ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer


11 after 9-11: a look backwards

Date: 09/11/2012

It's Patriot Day, the anniversary of Black Tuesday, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 (9-11). Eleven years later, I still feel the need to say something about it, suggesting that on some level I am still not "over it" and probably never will be. But looking back at what I've written about it over the years, there definitely is a progression of sorts. Here's some of what I've wr ...

Related Topics: Islam, Muslim, Muslims, Muslim Americans, America


Murfreesboro mosque construction halted on a legal technicality

Date: 05/30/2012

The muslim community in Murfreesboro, TN ( ICMTN ) has been trying to build a mosque for several years now, in the face of vicious Islamophobic opposition from locals who have repeatedly insisted that Islam is not a religion but a political cult and that the mosque represents the vanguard of some bogeyman invasion of Shari'a and terrorists. It would be laughable if not for the fact that the ...

Related Topics: Islam, Muslims, Religious Freedom, Islamophobia, Freedom Of Religion, Ground Zero Mosque, Murfreesboro


Were you led to believe that the Ground Zero Mosque was off the table?

Date: 09/21/2011

Ground Zero Mosque Opens for Business Posted by  Ryan Mauro   Bio ↓  on Sep 21st, 2011 On September 21 at 6:30 PM, the Ground Zero Mosque will open its doors to show a photo exhibit in its community space. Park51 is hoping to discourage its opponents by declaring an early victory in spite of its recent embarrassments and setbacks. This grand opening does not mean that the fight i ...

Related Topics: Hamas, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Park51, Builds Mosques, Nychildren, Ground Zero Mosque, Conquests, Muslim Prayer Services, Holy Land Foundation


A Muslim Wedding and an American Life

Date: 09/27/2011

[caption id="attachment_1485" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="My henna tattoo from the pre-wedding festivities."] [/caption] In July, I attended my first Muslim wedding, and it was an unforgettable occasion. The bride has been a good friend of mine for almost a decade, and in that time I’ve heard about the ups and downs of halal dating and the quest for the right mate. She came close to ...

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