The Proposed Mosque Near Ground Zero
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(RNS) The proposed Park51 Islamic community center and mosque project near Ground Zero is again looking for a top imam after Sheik Abdallah Adhami resigned the post less than one month into the job. Adhami, 44, said in a statement he was leaving to devote more time to writing his book, "which assists English readers in understanding and facilitating the language of the Quran." The American-born ...
One of the most depressing recent blots on the increasingly blotched American character was the ignorant and infantile outrage by so many over the "Ground Zero Mosque" (which was none of the above). To make their case they had to demonize the Muslim community as a whole. This outrage continues to be promoted by bigots and monsters masquerading as Christians and patriots. I regret that e ...
Happy new year, everyone - be it 2011, or 1432 :) My resolutions for this year are to be a better muslim, a better husband, a better father, a better son, a better brother, and a better friend. I feel like performing Hajj gave me resolve, and the closing of the first decade of the 21st century has given me an opportunity. Unfortunately, the decade past was a dark one, especially for muslims a ...
As I wrote about yesterday, I would not necessarily agree with the religion writers of America who have declared that Park 51, also known as the Ground Zero Mosque, was the biggest religion story of the year. But having been so declared, it's hard to ignore â especially given that this story certainly got the attention of lots of Jews from across the ideological and theological spectrum. And y ...
The Religion Newswriters Association lists the top 10 relgion stories of 2011, and I was disappointed, but not surprised when Pastor Terry Jones did not appear on the list. Jones is the Florida-based minister who planned a public Koran burning gets my vote for the most influential American religious figure of 2010. Why was I disappointed? Because he showed us the limits of our fear and rage, ...
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