Salon.com has an interesting look at the current campaign by some Republican congresspersons to link people in the U.S. government with the Muslim Brotherhood.
“We know one of [Michelle] Bachmann’s inspirations for her Muslim witch hunt is Frank Gaffney, the former Reagan defense official who has made a second career out of finding terrorists hiding in every closet. Bachmann cites him prominently and often. But another inspiration may be John Eidsmoe, a law professor who taught Bachmann at Oral Roberts University and became something of a mentor to her.”
Read the rest of it here.
There’s no question that travelers are able to postpone the fasting requirement of Ramadan. But what does that mean to an Egyptian-born fencer in 2012?
Here’s a look at Sherif Farrag’s dilemma: “How Best To Compete During Ramadan Fast”.
On the Huffington Post today:
“A leading Jewish organization on Friday forcefully condemned the allegations made by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other members of Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the U.S. government.
“‘These sweeping accusations by members of Congress against American citizens who are Muslim are unfair and misguided,’ Robert G. Sugarman and Abraham H. Foxman, the national chair and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement. ‘Absent clear evidence of direct ties between these individuals and the Muslim Brotherhood, such allegations foment fear and cast the kind of suspicion that undermines rather than advances American counterterrorism efforts.’”
Has a mosque in your town had difficulty in finding an imam who knows both Islam and America?
Here’s a news story to ponder: “American Imams Too Few to Meet the Demand”.