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In the Name of God: The Eternally and Everlastingly Loving and Caring While it really doesn’t make it any better, knowing something about why the monster Omar Mateen did what he did is still important. And as investigators continue their […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring In my column reacting to the horrific Orlando shooting, I wrote: It is not important that the site of the massacre, Pulse, was a “gay nightclub.” What I […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I wanted to – and planned on – writing about the fast of Ramadan, and how it brings freedom to the soul. I wanted to write about the […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring  Our world is just a little bit darker today. Our world is just a little bit dimmer. Our world has lost a true Hero. Our world has lost […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I first learned of this news while reading a tweet from writer and activist Mona Eltahawy. A private hospital in Egypt has been shut down after a 17-year-old […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring  During our vacation in Paris last summer, there were some things about French life and culture that I found refreshing: the slower pace of life, the insistence on […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring My friend and former Al Jazeera America co-host Wajahat Ali penned a hilarious piece in the New York Times explaining the Arabic word “Inshallah,” or “God-willing,” in the wake […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I have always admired Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. I have always enjoyed his performances. Now, with the National Geographic series that he hosts, “The Story of God,” […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I have been watching with amazement the political rhetoric of some politicians who vow to defend “religious liberty.” In several states, politicians have either enacted, or tried to enact, […]

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In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I was so very pleased to see “A Girl In The River” win the Oscar for Best Documentary Film (Short Subject). The film tells the story of Saba, […]

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