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Almost always, I read Mona Shadia's columns with bemusement and incredulity. Her mixture of Islamic religious advocacy and sheer na´vetÚ is mostly harmless drivel, like the rest of what is printed in the Independent. Yet what she writes and how she...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Qur'an, Belief and Faith, Slavery, Islam
There are so many lies that get circulated online about Islam that are sometimes printed and repeated as if they're facts. Some of them really amuse me, especially the one about how Muslims believe in the "Moon God, Allah." We know Allah is Arabic for...
Tags: Qur'an, Religion and Belief, Islam, Human Interest
Even though I wasn't born or raised here, there's a reason I feel at home in America. America's principles align with Islam's teachings. In fact, America's principles are not just based on Judeo-Christian values, but Judeo-Christian-Islamic values. After...
Tags: Human Rights, Qur'an, Civil Rights, Politics, Sculpture
Unlike Muslims who were born and raised in America, I thankfully didn't have to go to Sunday school to learn about my religion. Born in the '80s, I grew up in a place where my religion was part of the society and the community in which I lived in. I...
Tags: Qur'an, Religion and Belief, Abusive Behavior, Ethics, Islam
As a longtime reader of the Huntington Beach Independent, I am growing tired of Mona Shadia's weekly articles about Islam and Muslims. I am not against any religion, but why does she feel the need to try to promote her religion, and especially as a...
Tags: Human Rights, Qur'an, Politics, Civil Rights, Pakistan
A variety of things enrage me about some so-called Muslims. Sometimes those things are so atrocious that I can't fathom how these people (or governments) count themselves as Muslim. You might know what I'm talking about. It's the violent protests...
I read your article in the Independent on the battle of the Beatles and the Stones on Saturday morning ("The battle of Beatles, Stones," City Lights, Feb. 16). My wife and I decided that we could not miss this show, since we are of that era. We called the...
I had only been in the United States for about three months when I experienced Christmas for the first time. It made me long for the excitement of the holidays when they came around back home in Egypt — Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan,...
It was sundown in a mostly deserted parking lot tucked off Westminster Boulevard. The skateboarders had stopped, as they do every Thursday, to listen to the man with the Bible. A single lamppost shone over the makeshift skate park, where ramps and...
Tags: Bible, Cancer, FIFA World Cup, Christianity, Religion and Belief
Mr. Dreier (“Pastor should apologize for remarks,” June 15) unfairly castigates the good pastor Griem for anti-Semitism. Unfortunately for Dreier, the rising tide of worldwide anti-Semtism can't be laid at the feet of Griem. The ever-...
Tags: Qur'an, Religion and Belief, Social Issues, Civil Rights, Islam
LEESBURG — A publisher of Bible-based comics and graphic novels wants to become king of the Christian comics publishing world and has teamed up with a New York Times bestselling author to help them reach their ambitious goal. Kingstone Comics,...
Tags: Bible, Religion and Belief, Book, The New York Times, Fiction
They came from as far north as Jupiter and Stuart, Boca Raton and Broward County, carpooling down to Miami for the demonstration and prayer service they hoped would send a message to Israeli officials. More than 40 women and men of all ages and Jewish...
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