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I Joined Faith Leaders in Discussing Faith and Our Duties as Voters

I Joined Faith Leaders in Discussing Faith and Our Duties as Voters

By on February 16, 2017 in politics, spirituality with No Comments

RELIGION Why All Spiritual People Should Vote, According To These Faith Leaders Think, pray, vote. 11/07/2016 07:06 pm ET Antonia Blumberg  Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post This election cycle has been divisive and draining. It’s forced Americans across the spectrum to interrogate their own beliefs, make compromises and reflect on how much further we […]

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It’s Election Season and I Have Faith

It’s Election Season and I Have Faith

Originally published at the HuffPost Religion on an Editor’s writing prompt. Great prompt, HuffPost! Thanks! Yasmina The 2016 elections are like none we’ve seen before. If you were to look up the meaning of “rock bottom,” the picture that would pop up would be the presidential debates of 2016. Typical political mudslinging has now morphed […]

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Where was Ted Cruz Radicalized?

Where was Ted Cruz Radicalized?

By on April 15, 2016 in politics with No Comments

This article was published in Huffington Post and the Chicago Monitor. Pot? Meet kettle. When GOP presidential candidate, Ted Cruz stated, “We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized,” I chuckled. I mean it’s no laughing matter to stigmatize and ostracize an entire community based on their religious […]

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A Deeper Look at Islamophobia in the U.S. Empire // Empire_File015 // Abby Martin

A Deeper Look at Islamophobia in the U.S. Empire // Empire_File015 // Abby Martin

By on January 12, 2016 in islamophobia, politics with No Comments

  A must watch video of Abby Martin’s  interview with Dr. Deepa Kumar, professor of media studies at Rutgers University and author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.  Dr. Kumar discusses empire and agenda of the 1% that is at the root of Islamophobia.  She talks about how historically, empires are created through conflict […]

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Donald Trump’s Marketing of Fear: The Blurred Lines between Business and Politics

Donald Trump’s Marketing of Fear: The Blurred Lines between Business and Politics

By on December 23, 2015 in islamophobia, politics with No Comments

I’ve spent my 3 decades long career in corporate America working for some amazing and successful companies. Success can be attributed to core business essentials: reinventing your marketing strategy on a regular basis; building a continuous revenue stream; and, turning profits on a consistent basis through efficiencies and delivery of a quality product and service […]

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Tom Brokaw and “Banning Muslims” In America

Tom Brokaw and “Banning Muslims” In America

By on December 9, 2015 in islamophobia, politics with No Comments

I’ll just leave this here.

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How Muslims Should Respond to Donald Trump

How Muslims Should Respond to Donald Trump

By on December 8, 2015 in islamophobia, politics with No Comments

I don’t typically post overtly spiritual posts because my audience consists of not only Muslims but plenty of non-Muslims. But the video below is an awesome example of how Muslim Americans should be putting into perspective the current climate of Islamophobia, fear-mongering and fascist idealogy spewing from the GOP front runner, Donald Trump and his […]

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Paris Attacks and Being Muslim

Paris Attacks and Being Muslim

By on November 16, 2015 in islamophobia, personal stories, politics

Originally published at the Huffington Post in the Religion Section. I have taken a few days to process the Paris attacks mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It rocks the core of my being on so many levels that I fear I won’t be able to express the complexity of what is inside me. I want to express […]

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Why This Muslim Woman is Voting for This Jewish Man

Why This Muslim Woman is Voting for This Jewish Man

By on October 22, 2015 in politics, social issues

This article first appeared in the Huffington Post Politics Section. I’m feeling the Bern, baby. Watching the Democratic debate cinched it for me too. As much as I would love to see the first woman president take office – a woman from my neck of the woods to boot – Hillary got pushed down the […]

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He May Be a Brain Surgeon, But Ben Carson Is no Expert on Islam

He May Be a Brain Surgeon, But Ben Carson Is no Expert on Islam

By on October 2, 2015 in islamophobia, politics

Ben Carson needs to stick with his day job. Medical doctors are a gift to humanity; and, I thank him for his service. I thank all doctors for their service which includes the 20,000 physicians that happen to be Muslim. That’s 10 percent of all U.S. physicians. I thank the curator of modern surgery, a […]

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