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In the Name of God: The Eternally and Extremely Loving and Caring I usually look at the calendar for the expected timing of the two major Muslim holidays well in advance, so I can plan my work schedule around them. […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Don’t get me wrong. Even one American Muslim either thinking about, or planning, or trying to commit an act of terror is too many. Each case is a […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Everlastingly Loving and Caring  I was quite surprised when I read the news. Tenured Wheaton College professor, Larycia Hawkins, was suspended because she claimed that Muslims and Christians worship the same God: […]

In the Name of God, the Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I’m a Bears fan…a die-hard Bears fan. I was born in Chicago and raised in its suburbs, and I bleed blue and orange. And there is no team […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring Today and tomorrow, some of my fellow Americans – possibly armed – plan to hold a “Global Rally for Humanity” at dozens of mosques and other Islamic institutions […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely, Eternally, and Everlastingly Loving and Caring It was so refreshing to read Harry J. Bentham’s post, “Islam is part of the West now, live with it.” I will let Mr. Bentham speak for […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely, Eternally, and Everlastingly Loving and Caring A woman in Chicago was pulled from her burning car by a Good Samaritan who stopped to help. He saved her life. That Good Samaritan was my […]

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord In today’s day and age, there seems to be little patience for context and nuance. Much of the information obtained about truly complex issues is reduced to sound-bytes, […]

In the Name of God: The Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Beloved Lord Last time, we began the conversation about how ISIS and its actions are hardly “Islamic.” Now, we will delve, a little, into the issue of this “tax” that […]

  In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful The decision was almost totally spontaneous: my wife and I simply looked at each other and said, “Let’s go to the Hajj this year.” That set in motion a series […]

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