When free speech costs human life

As with many of you, my Twitter feed spiked Wednesday with tweets about an anti-Islam film and ensuing murder of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. Moments later and likewise, posts demanding an unequivocal condemnation from American Muslims flooded my Facebook. Though it astounds me that some hold Muslim Americans accountable on behalf of extremists 5,000 [...]

2012-09-13T01:41:47+00:00 Op-Ed|

For Ahmadiyya Muslims, another memorial day

On May 28th this year, we observed Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor those who have died in service to our nation. But on this year’s Memorial Day, I also reflected on other brave souls who died in another service: to their faith. May 28th has a special significance not just for me and the [...]

2012-05-29T01:13:12+00:00 News|

Five reasons to stop questioning the president’s faith

I thought the question was so absurd to begin with, that it would go away on its own. I was wrong. Four years later, that absurd question, “Do you think Barack Obama is a Muslim?” keeps nagging the American psyche in national and regional polls - despite ample data to the contrary. In 2009, a Pew [...]

2012-03-18T01:03:11+00:00 Op-Ed|