Syrian Refugees are not terrorists, ISIS is

  There are millions of Syrian refugees who are longing for a glimmer of hope to breathe freely, to live a respectable life and to be able to give their children a better future than the dismal situation they find themselves in. A single act of insanity like the French attack may jeopardize the chances [...]

2015-11-19T12:32:07-05:00 Op-Ed|

What Is the Proper Islamic Response to Islamophobia?

American extremists returned to media coverage this week by descending on Garland. They wasted no time from their last plots of creating disorder, targeting major American cities like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York City. Each attack on American minds went through without failure. Of course, this is a reference to the Islamophobes who [...]

2015-05-06T01:34:24-04:00 Op-Ed|

Denial in Muslim students’ deaths

Three college students killed on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, N.C., were proud Muslims and proud Americans. Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, were dedicated to serving humanity, the down trodden, and the suffering. Abu-Salha's sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, was a gifted artist at North Carolina State University. In my mind, it's hard [...]

2015-02-11T13:13:24-05:00 Op-Ed|

Fox News: Your Apology Won’t Do

One of history's most deceptive, barbaric, and inhumane dictators once said, "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." While Fox News has apologized for their "no-go zones" claim, the after-effects of their repeated lie are far from over. Lies have consequences that aren't remedied by a [...]

2015-01-28T17:42:19-05:00 Op-Ed|

Intolerance in the name of free speech

The dust is beginning to finally settle down from all the chaos that ensued after the Charlie Hebdo attacks with people now intellectually trying to analyze what happened. The initial response, however, included significant vilification of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. It seemed for a while that there would be no limit to this vilification, [...]

2015-01-22T01:45:07-05:00 Op-Ed|