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"To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable"

Oh Syria!

When I read details of what is going on in Syria, it breaks my heart. I wonder about the heartlessness of a regime that drops barrel bombs filed with shrapnel, on crowded places. I wonder about the calculated cruelty, the so-called “strategic necessity” of supporting one side against another, that the US practices. Continue reading

September 12, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The 9-11 Tragedy

Yes, we are almost on September 11, 2016. For those who may not be aware, this is the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy where about 3000 people were killed in suicide attacks on America. Yes, this is the day that comes every year, when America gets to rip its collective scab off the wound so it can relive the pain and bleed again and this is a day for grief.

Too many people cannot distinguish between feeling grief and feeling the need to hate and kill.

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September 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vive La France!…Heil La France!

France prides itself on its secularism, so much so that secularism has itself become the national religion (after Catholicism). Frances zeal in enforcing its “secularist standards” upon people seems to be targeted only at Muslims. They ban face and body covering burqas that Muslim women wear but they look on indulgently when the French come across a nun wearing a Habit or an Orthodox Christian or Jew wearing similar garb that also covers their heads and bodies. It is only when Muslim women wear their Hijab or Burqa, that the presumption of an oppressed woman is made.

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August 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Obama’s “right to Kill” Muslims…

Recently a friend expressed surprise when I mentioned that Obama holds weekly meetings at which he signs off on a “Kill List” of suspects…regardless of “Collateral Losses” (non-combatants, women, children). I conducted a search and came up with many links but I thought these three below, should be shared with all.

Obama has always insisted that the US is NOT “at war” with Islam. Fine, but the US is definitely trying to kill a whole lot of those dirty, brown targets without regard to who else gets killed and many do. American security agencies such as the FBI and CIA…and local Police departments have also convinced themselves that Muslims are the source of terrorism and must therefore, be targeted for special surveillance and harassment.

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August 19, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Muslims and the Orlando “Killing”

Why do people refer to the tragedy in Orlando as “The Orlando Killing”? why not use the word “Massacre” or “Butchery” or, “Slaughter”?
Yes, there are many things to discuss and gun control is most certainly one of them (Floridians have no laws limiting gun purchases), but there are other steps that are desperately needed as well; Stop Hate from spreading.
Hate is not a faith-value. It is not a value permitted by God and it is not a human value. Hate is a value for those who have a deep sense of inferiority and inadequacy with a desperate need to feel superior to others…preferably weaker then themselves.
This was a tragedy of monstrous proportions and while I can see in it, the results of hate being put to action that are common to everyone, there is much that Muslims need to do to stem further future tragedies…Muslims here in America and now.

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June 16, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

FBI…”Trust us”; Manufacturing Terrorism

June 10th, 2016 New Yorker has an excellent article, “Do F.B.I. Stings Help the Fight Against ISIS?“. Tragically, such examples are almost a daily occurrence in the US today.
This is precisely what I rail against. The enforcement agencies ask us Muslims to trust them because they are here to uphold the law and to protect everyone equally; they don’t target Muslims.
Sure, now pull the other one.
The FBI has been relentless in pursuing Muslims because we are Muslims and because arresting a “Muzlem” justifies their budgets. They pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to stake a Muslim head on a pike in order that the FBI can look like heroes. The FBI trains Police and other enforcement agencies to look upon Islam and Muslims as the greatest threat to the US and to the West and this is no exaggeration.
Why should anyone “uphold the law”?

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June 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

FBI, Police, Fusion Center and Muslims Meet

I was among the community members invited to a meeting with the Seattle Police (SPD…Chief O’Toole present), FBI and Fusion Center (FC…Director, Lt. Trowbridge present) on Tuesday the 3rd of May from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event was called, “Building Communities of Trust“, there were about six of us Muslims present, the rest were from other groups and communities. The purpose was to introduce and promote the Nationwide SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting) Initiative also known as the NSI, among the various communities. Part of this program is also the “If you see something, say something” program. Continue reading

May 17, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tsunami is Coming at Muslims Please Join the Boycott!!

We need to speak up and speak out and we need to support the boycott against United…Loudly.

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Since United Airlines removed an entire family for the crime of being Muslim, there have been THREE other incidents where Muslims have been removed from airlines for the crime of being Muslim. The latest was where a young man was removed because he dared to speak in Arabic to his family on his cell phone; the passenger in front of him said he believed the young man made threats to the flight in Arabic with words such as “Jihad” (which he said he never used) and “inshallah” (“God willing” which Muslims always use). “Why would you speak in Arabic on the airplane?” the employee asked… Continue reading

April 18, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

It Happened Again… Join the Boycott!!

Remember my call to Boycott United Airlines because they removed an entire family for security reasons? Well it’s happened again.

This time a woman asked her fellow passenger if she could trade seats with her (they were sitting side-by-side) and the man agreed. Apparently the move to sit by the window for a hijab-wearing woman was enough of a threat that the Southwest Airlines stewardess had her removed from the plane…”in an abundance of caution” of course.


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April 14, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Action! Stop United Removal of Muslims…Boycott!

imams sued and won…but Congress passed a law Okay, how many times do Muslims have to be removed from airlines for no reason other than their being Muslim, before Muslims and non-Muslims join efforts to teach airlines a lesson that our Congress is unwilling to teach?
It is time people of good will gathered their efforts and launched a boycott of the latest airlines to inflict their bigotry on Muslims…BOYCOTT UNITED AIRLINES!

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April 13, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment