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Shooting Republicans…Muslims!

This man walks on to the baseball practice field in Alexandria, Virginia and shoots some Republican Party members of Congress. Confusion and outrage rule the day, the House and the Senate call out for total unity against such actions and pray for the quick recovery for those injured. Muslims in the meantime, breathed a collective sigh of relief, thanking God the shooter was not Muslim.

Hours later, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing convened…to discuss Muslim extremism! As far as our Congress is concerned, it is still all about violence by “Muzlems” and that sums up the threat to the United States. Shooting violence by non-Muslims is not an issue because that takes the focus away from Islam and Muslims; lets keep the fires of Islamophobia stoked because Hate and Fear are what unite this great country.
Not a single Senator or Representative in Congress has spoken out against this persecution of Muslims. Continue reading

June 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Now Manchester…

A young man sees an opportunity to murder many others with a bomb in Manchester and he takes it. The man kills 19 other and injures another 58 or so young folk…all innocents…and in the process, blows his own body because he was the delivery system for the bomb.

The man was Muslim, Salman Abedi. That knowledge strikes like a serrated dagger inside the breast of every sane Muslim around the Earth; Oh Lord, why a Muslims? It is bad enough that these innocents were maimed and murdered but for this atrocity to have been committed by a Muslim, makes it a personal insult and a personal injury.

Yes, in 1996, the IRA also bombed Manchester using a 1500 kg bomb, but they had the decency to phone in a warning so people could be evacuated and 75,000 were. Nobody was killed even though about 200 were injured, but the important thing from the IRA’s point of view, was to send the message.

What was Salman thinking? Maybe it was the same line of thought that so many other despicable Muslims have used as an excuse for their murders as well, “I’ll be one of the most Muslim people, I will defend Islam and I will kill these Kuffar (Unbelievers) and I will also kill myself in order to become a Shaheed (martyr) and go straight to Heaven”.

No, you stupid pile of dung, you cannot go to Heaven because God forbids murder and the prophet Mohammed is known to have said, Continue reading

May 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Try This! Ramadan, Fasting and Self-improvement

The month of Ramadan (Muslim year 1438 AH) and fasting is expected to start on the 28th of May 2017. Expected because it is calculated according to the sighting of the moon.

First Published August 24, 2008

The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it one of the holiest months for Muslims. This is the month for not only physical, but even more importantly, spiritual cleansing for Muslims.

The Muslim calendar is about 10 days shorter than the Common Era (Gregorian) calendar, thus, Ramadan begins about ten days earlier each C.E. Year, cycling through every season, over a period of about thirty-three years…including Summer! For those living in mild climates like the North-West United States, summer fasting is not a problem. However, in the heat of the Middle-East, Africa or Asia, fasting is a major test of endurance as well!

Observed with great ceremony, Muslims may not eat or drink from dawn to dusk each day, but there are exemptions. Under-age children, the infirm, the elderly and the ill, are exempt from the requirements of fasting while those who are traveling and  menstruating women, may make up afterwards. Some schools of thought allow for medications that do not provide nutrition, such as insulin, heart medications etc., while other schools believe nothing may be ingested during the fasting period. Continue reading

May 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Beards & Chinese Oppression of Muslims

Normally, this blog is only for my own thoughts that I want to share with others but once in a rare while, I come across something that demands to be placed in my blog and Revd. Father Frank Gelli’s “Rant” is one such piece. A British Anglican Priest, Fr. Gelli and I have been long acquainted. I find his thoughts to be very reflective of my own beliefs except that he is a bit more scholarly than I could aspire to being (did I just say that?).

For those who use the word “Trrrrzm” rather loosely and as an echo of the institutional search for Muslim enemies, Fr. Frank’s article might be a bit enlightening as to what is happening to Muslims in China and why Muslims there and in other places as well, might be tempted to lash back at their own country. Then again, if you would like to understand a brief history of beards, you came to the right place…

Here is his article in its entirety, English spelling and all…. Continue reading

May 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Coup Against God

A fanatic is someone who does what he believes God would do, if only God had all the facts(Finley Peter Dunne-Chicago Tribune) . This is by far the best and the most accurate definition of a fanatic that I have come across. Tragically, we are getting more and more fanatics around us with each year that passes. Just in Pakistan alone, the population of fanatics has gone exponentially up since the calm, relatively tolerant days when I used to live there in the 1970s.

No matter what God says in the Quran, our beloved fanatics know better. They know that God really did not mean what He said, He meant what these fanatics believe to be “The Truth” so they contradict almost everything He says in the Quran.

Bismillah irrahman irrahim” (In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful). Instead of listening to the exhortations of Peace, Mercy, Forgiveness that are found throughout the Quran, our fanatic friends choose the most severe punishments they can conjure against people who break the many, imagined rules of faith: Continue reading

May 14, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

My Withdrawal From CAIR Event; Update

On April 22nd, I was at a meeting with Nihad Awad, the head of CAIR National, but more of that later.

I was a table captain at the up-coming CAIR (Council on Islamic American Relations) fundraiser and was well on my way to having two tables filled until CAIR National appeared to support the Tomahawk bombing of Syria and within the same period, another CAIR chapter had made vile statements against a Shia spiritual leader. For years, CAIR has appeared to hold a position of supporting causes that had Sunni Muslims as victims and at best, remained silent on causes where Shia Muslims were the target. This time, it was too much for me; I told CAIR-WA that unless steps were taken to reject these clear acts of sectarian bigotry, I would resign my role as table captain for the fundraiser. At that point, a CAIR board member labeled my call as “blackmail” and suggested I resign anyway so I did. Since my resignation was public (FB April 12th), I was criticized by some Muslim friends that my actions hurt CAIR and I should not have helped destroy CAIR. This reminded me of a story (Hadith) about the prophet Mohammed:

  • Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or an oppressed person”, said the Prophet. A companion asked: “Messenger of Allah, I will help him if he is an oppressed person, but please tell me how I am to help if he happens to be an oppressor?”. The Prophet answered: “Check him from doing injustice, because preventing him from committing aggression is a help to him”. (Ibn  Malik)

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April 26, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Help Local Hungry Children

Do you know there are many school children who would not be getting any food if the schools did not provide breakfast and lunch for them under a federal program? These children come from all ages, all the way to high school.

What most people do not know is that the federal programs only provide breakfast and lunch at school and that Friday’s lunch is often the last meal a child gets before Monday. Continue reading

April 25, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Working Together & Current Issues

Following the increase of hate-activities, we called a meeting of people who may be influential within their groups and communities at the Bellevue library. It was first estimated that about 6-8 people might come but then indications were that we may get as many as 80-100. As it turned out, there were eight of us present.

While we are surrounded by bad news of hate-mongers taking advantage of every opportunity to whip up anti-immigrant hysteria with the violence aimed at Muslims, there are also some very encouraging indicators around us if we take some time to look and reflect. Continue reading

April 20, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 4 Comments

That gurgling sound…

That gurgling sound we hear is the sound of the last of America’s moral values going down the sewer.

 

Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed by the Senate (

That gurgling sound we hear is the sound of the last of America’s moral values going down the sewer.

 

Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed by the Senate  and will be sworn in on Monday. This judge is so pro-money, that he found against the truck driver who was fired for abandoning his cargo to find a warm place during a snow-storm to avoid freezing to death. A lot of leaders have used this example to show how blatant Gorsuch’s biases are. Hardly anyone commented in the fact that Gorsuch was one of the White House lawyers who defended the authority of the Administration, to use “Enhanced Techniques” (Torture) on prisoners. Gorsuch’s excuse is that he was merely doing what he was paid to do because he was employed by the White House; “I was only following orders” is an excuse used by many a scoundrel throughout history. Continue reading

April 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Vigil for the murdered Indian in Kansas

Miserable day for an open-air vigil but there was a good turnout of South Asians. Of course, there were lots of speeches and most people seemed to think they were the only ones making a speech and we were in a warm auditorium, but sadly, they were wrong.
I believe we have lost yet another opportunity for political strength and inter-faith cooperation (not the one where we read our scriptures and praise the other ones).

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March 5, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment