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In the Name of God: The Exceedingly and Eternally Loving and Caring I had submitted the comment on the NY Times web page calling for comments on the coverage of the Austin terrorist. They wanted to know what I felt […]

There is nothing “usual” about the attack on a mosque in Egypt.

In the Name of God, the Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring We may never know why this man, Khalid Masood, decided to run over innocent people on Westminster Bridge and then stab a police officer to death. Of course, […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring It does not diminish its terror; it does not diminish its horror; it does not diminish its savagery. Still, it is important to know why someone commits a […]

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 […]

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 […]

In the Name of God: The Extremely and Eternally Loving and Caring I leave aside the fact that no other community is expected to condemn the actions of its criminal fringe. I leave aside the fact that the perverse logic […]

In The Name Of God: The Infinitely Merciful And Compassionate Beloved Lord When I heard the news of the horrific attack on the offices of satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, my heart sank in terrible grief. Two masked gunmen, in […]

In the Name of God: the Infinitely Merciful and Compassionate Lord A very common, oft-repeated mantra among pundits and “experts” is that Muslims haven’t roundly condemned the extremism committed in Islam’s name. So many times, we hear people saying, “Where […]

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful The attack at the Boston Marathon is truly personal for me. I was blessed to finish the 2010 Chicago Marathon, in honor of my daughter who died from cancer the […]