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January 7, 2016

So incredibly grateful to Gail Rosenblum for her ethical standpoint as a journalist to report a story from the other side. Big thank you!

Speaking up is the first step towards restoring dignity and confidence in an entire community!

Read and don’t forget to leave y...

November 18, 2015

I was struck by the words of one of the Paris-attack survivors. As she was on the ground, under the body of another victim, covered with blood, she thought to herself “just play dead”. How easy it is to say these words and how horrific it is to live through those momen...

October 10, 2015

In a claim of exercising their constitutional right, a group of bikers, hikers and drunkards are calling on people in the name of love for freedom to protest near local mosques in 20 cities across America, on Saturday October 10th, 2015.

It is amazing that this protest...

January 1, 2015

It is New Year’s Eve to most people. To me, it is just another great eve. What pact could I make tonight that I haven’t made already before? Absolutely none! There was a time in my life when I made sure I celebrated this special night, with some special friends, and ha...

November 24, 2014

I was attending an open house at my kid’s preschool, when a mother came up to me and expressed her gratitude about an email I have sent out earlier to all parents, explaining about my religion, in the context of an event taking place in the near future.  As she was tal...

November 10, 2014

How could it be that the only place I want to be left alone, is the place where people talk to me the most? It is rare that people strike up a conversation with me waiting at the doctor’s office, standing in line at the supermarket, waiting outside my daughter’s school...

October 26, 2014

If ISIS is not ‘Islamic’, then why on earth are Muslims joining ISIS? There must be a reason for the countless individuals embarking on this bloody journey. I was looking through ISIS’s videos calling for their alleged ‘Jihad’ to get some answers. I was actually very s...

October 19, 2014

For once, I will not justify. I will not defend. I will actually agree that it is normal for people to view Islam as a bad religion that should cease to exist.

As a Muslim, even though the above notion does not surprise me, it sure breaks my heart. Not only because Isla...

July 23, 2014

 It is in the Middle East, so why should you care? A very legitimate question. You cannot possibly care about every single problem in the world. Americans have their own problems after all, and to some extent, it is true. The only difference in this specific problem in...

July 5, 2014

It is the 4th of July and almost time for fireworks in Minnesota. The kids are sleeping, two of them with fever bugs on their foreheads. This year we are celebrating at home. It is Ramadan, Muslims’ Holy month, and breaking our fast in the park will be hard without swa...

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