Category Archives: Islam

Ramadhan Kareem

I don’t want to pretend like I’m religious when I’m not, but out of respect for my heritage (Islam was one aspect amongst many of my upbringing) and for friends that are observing this holy month, Ramadhan kareem. Enjoy the blog’s header. … Continue reading

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Ashura in Karbala and south Beirut

Ashura was last week and I didn’t get a chance to post it. Here’s to never being too late… a video of Ashura in Karbala, and a video of Sayyid Hassan at a Ashura rally in south Beirut.

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Long-suppressed Shias shape new Iraq

See the video here.

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Qur’ans burned on 9/11 despite canceled event

After introducing the idea and championing it for months, Terry Jones abandoned it a couple days before the 9th anniversary of 9/11. Others, however, took it upon themselves to set the Qur’an on fire without Terry Jones. See the video … Continue reading

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Rima Fakih, Muslim women, and how Americans see them only through the prism of what they wear…

Newsweek – Excerpt: “Burqas in European headlines, bikinis in American ones: which one tells you more about the aspirations of Muslim women? One appears to be primitive and repressed, the other modern, cosmopolitan, and liberated. But the answer is not … Continue reading

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