Opinion

Divided We Fall

While we argue over Red/White issues that only divide us, by design I think, too many larger, more important issues go wanting for attention.

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January 22, 2015

A Message From the Dispossessed

The terrorist attack in France that took place at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was not about free speech.

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January 22, 2015

Science Says: Eat With Your Kids

As a family therapist, I often have the impulse to tell families to go home and have dinner together rather than spending an hour with me.

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January 15, 2015

Why the Charlie Hebdo Attack Is Not About Images or Free Speech

Husein Rashid’s opinion

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January 15, 2015

How Do We Talk About Islam After Charlie Hebdo?

So here we go again—militants acting in the name of Islam go on a murderous rampage.

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January 15, 2015

Worshipping While Flawed

Say: “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Quran 39:53)

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January 15, 2015

A Proposal: Let’s Disentangle Religion From Politics

As we hear more and more about the Caliphate, the ummah, Islamic law and the Islamic State, I am surprised by many things: the so-called experts’ lack of information; how the facts are being politically manipulated; how people of faith are letting religion be used in this minefield; and worse, how people of faith believe that religion can be used to legitimize inhumane, political arguments.

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January 15, 2015

I Am Not Your Enemy

To me, this divide (and the arguments that brought us here) is a distraction from what we should be focused upon.

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January 15, 2015

A Muslim Cartoonist on Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

As a political cartoonist who happens to be both American and Muslim, I often find myself at the intersection of media curiosity: Muslim, with all the stereotypical notions attached to that, but also a freedom-loving artist and a humorist.

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January 15, 2015

Facing A Gender Segregated Upbringing As A Female, Muslim Medical Student

To this day, my mother thinks that the cadaver I dissected in anatomy lab was a female. The thought of telling her that I learned my anatomy from regularly studying a naked male corpse doesn’t seem like something she would want to hear.

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January 15, 2015

Boston Strong or Salem Hysteria: Lessons from the Boston Massacre

A trial says as much about the people holding it as it does about the person who is on trial.

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January 8, 2015

If I Were A Real Muslim

I came into this religion because I heard God speak to me in the words of the Qur’an and the life example of the Prophet Muhammad, may blessings and peace be upon him and his family.

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January 4, 2015

College Grads Still Earn a Premium — If They Can Find A Good Job

with the cost of a four-year college education rising an average of 5% a year, many students and parents are likely wondering whether the cost of a degree is worth it.

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January 4, 2015

Tayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption

in “small town America” one can find halal food options…

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January 4, 2015

If Jahar Didn’t Bomb the Marathon, Who Did?

Karin Friedemann column re. Jahar Tsarnaev

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December 24, 2014

A Bollywood Icon’s Open Letter to Terrorists

“Every time you commit a mindless act of terrorism, I die a little…”

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December 24, 2014

2014: Year In Review

An unsettling year, with religion in a starring role By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service YEAREND REVIEW 2014: Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeinh violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh […]

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December 24, 2014

What to Say When Your Muslim Child Asks About Peshawar

Does the fact that the gunmen — members of the Pakistani Taliban — consider themselves devout Muslims make the conversation more difficult?

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December 24, 2014

People of Faith Have Legitimate Questions About Use of Lethal Drones

Since June 18, 2004, the first day U.S. drones killed people in what has been called the U.S. “global war on terror,” people of faith have questioned whether the use of lethal drones is justifiable.

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December 18, 2014

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