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Almost always, I read Mona Shadia's columns with bemusement and incredulity. Her mixture of Islamic religious advocacy and sheer naïveté is mostly harmless drivel, like the rest of what is printed in the Independent. Yet what she writes and how she...
Tags: Belief and Faith, Slavery, Family, Religion and Belief, 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...
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: Arts, Justice and Rights, Family, Islam, Religion and Belief
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...
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...
Tags: Music, Feminism, Religion and Belief, Saudi Arabia, 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...
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,...
Anzor Tsarnaev was tough, a championship boxer back home, and he wanted his oldest boy to be tough too. Rain or shine, like a scene from "Rocky," the wiry Chechen immigrant would ride his bicycle as his son Tamerlan jogged to a Boston-area boxing gym,...
World NowA Pakistani judge ordered the release on bail of a young Christian girl jailed for allegedly desecrating the Koran, a decision that ends her three-week stay in jail and comes after the arrest of a Muslim cleric on charges of trying to fabricate the case...
World NowPresident Asif Ali Zardari has ordered his Interior Ministry to check whether local authorities misused Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law in the recent arrest of a young Christian girl accused of desecrating pages from the Koran....
World NowPresident Hamid Karzai condemned an American-made film that crudely mocks Islam, galvanizing fears among Westerners that the Afghan leader's denunciation could be read as a go-ahead to stage violent protests....
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