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Aleppo

Aleppo

By on December 13, 2016 in civil rights with No Comments

#Aleppo

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#Syria #Aleppo

#Syria #Aleppo

By on August 18, 2016 in civil rights with No Comments
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Our Story in Daily Sabah, Turkey’s English Newspaper

Our Story in Daily Sabah, Turkey’s English Newspaper

By on May 9, 2016 in personal stories with No Comments

Honored to cover this feature story with Sadaf Syed for Turkey’s Daily Sabah.  We visited Fatima in Lombard, IL and met her beautiful girls.  We brought our own daughters along to break the ice.  I am so amazed at the resilience displayed and her heart of gold. ****** A day with a Syrian mother in […]

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DS Centre Journalism Academy travels to refugee camp in Nizip

DS Centre Journalism Academy travels to refugee camp in Nizip

By on April 15, 2016 in Middle East with No Comments

I just had an amazing week in Turkey! My photojournalist colleague and friend, Sadaf Syed, joined me in taking part in the Daily Sabah Think Tank Spring 2016 Journalism Academy in Turkey. Look for more to come about our incredible experience and some published pieces about our refugee camp visit in Nizip along the Turkey […]

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Welcoming Refugees with Sweet-Smelling Soap

Welcoming Refugees with Sweet-Smelling Soap

By on February 21, 2016 in personal stories, social issues with No Comments

Having a teenage daughter who is really into body care products that ignite the senses has been fun. From lotions and potions to make-up, soaps and even candles, my daughter has amassed a collection of feel good stuff that resembles mini-spas in our bathrooms and closet shelves. When she dragged me into the store, Lush, […]

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Welcome To Canada Syrian Refugees

Welcome To Canada Syrian Refugees

By on December 12, 2015 in social issues with No Comments

This video made me cry. My kids have sung this song at Sunday school. It was sung to the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings me upon him) when they sought refuge in Medinah.  I can’t imagine such a display taking place today in America where parents go off the deep end if their child has […]

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September Musings- Refugees, Gay Marriage & Donald Chump

September Musings- Refugees, Gay Marriage & Donald Chump

By on September 13, 2015 in civil rights, Middle East, social issues

  I’m one of those Bloggers that focus on a topic and write a blog post or article about it. I’m feeling that sort of head-spinning, ENFP-all-over-the-board sensation prompting a diary-entry type blog post. There is a lot going on in the world at the moment (as usual.) I’m my passionate, intense self these days […]

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My Conversation About Refugees, Dads and Changing Times at The Good Men Project

My Conversation About Refugees, Dads and Changing Times at The Good Men Project

By on September 5, 2015 in Middle East

Seeking a New and Better Life: On Migrants and Refugees, Dads, and Changing Times Originally posted at The Good Men Project I occasionally partake in calls with Editors, Contributors and Premium Members of The Good Men Project. Glad I made this call where we talked about the #Syria crisis and topics that naturally sprung out […]

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Dear Syrian Child Whose Body Washed Ashore In Turkey

Dear Syrian Child Whose Body Washed Ashore In Turkey

By on September 5, 2015 in civil rights, Middle East

I wrote this the day his body washed ashore. He does have a name. Aylan Kurdi. He lost his life along with his brother, Galip and his mother, Rehana. He is survived by his grieving father Abdullah.  His aunt in Canada who was trying to bring them to safety there to no avail asked that we […]

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To Understand Life – Reflect on Your Death

To Understand Life – Reflect on Your Death

By on September 10, 2014 in guest blogger

In the Month of August, I was absent from my blog. To my loyal readership, I thank you for your patience. I spent a lot of time on Twitter this summer, re-tweeting and posting stories and links about the Gaza Massacre. I also attended a few rallies in downtown Chicago protesting against the illegal Occupation and […]

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