Monthly Archives: December 2005

New Years Eve Madness

I am not going to have time to write until Sunday night more than likely because I will be working like a maniac to get this money from the New Years drunks and insha’Allah I will come home with some … Continue reading

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Ismail, Hammad and Jerusalem

In the mood of sharing photos (blame Abu Sinan, he has got me in the mood) I am sharing a group photo I took along with Ismail Royer (click here to read more on the plight of Ismail and what … Continue reading

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St. Louis Photos

I took some photos today of my favorite spot in St. Louis which is the Delmar Loop which extends from the inner suburb of University City into the City of St. Louis on Delmar. The area is kind of interesting … Continue reading

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Conversations with My Grandparents

I encourage everyone to talk to the elders in their families as much as possible as I did last night. Not only do such talks give you a greater understanding of who you are as a person and your roots; … Continue reading

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What is Going On in Pakistan With Crazy Men Killing Their Daughters?

It seems as if a Pakistani man, from the same Pakistan as Mukhtar Mai, murdered his eldest daughter for marrying against his will and slit the throats of her three younger sisters because in the future they might do the … Continue reading

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In the Land of Milk and Honey

(From 2002) In this land of milk and honey I was released from prison with ten bucks, a bus ticket and a redneck telling me not to come back. In this land of milk and honey I had no roof … Continue reading

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Aussie Skinheads, Tookie and Narnia

If you want to know what neo-Nazis are saying about the riots in Australia I will direct you to this forum. This has given them hope that they are capable of doing more than jerking off to posters of the … Continue reading

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Review of Syriana and Protocols of Zion and Aussie Race Riots

Over the weekend I had the chance to view two films that both addressed important topics. Syriana deals with oil politics and the middle-eat while following three characters; George Clooney who plays a CIA agent who ran undercover operations in … Continue reading

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Bad Night and Good Reads

I had a crazy night and didn’t make that much money. I had eight no-goes (those are when people call for cabs but are not there when you show up) and that ruined my night. The bad weather was another … Continue reading

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More Masjids and More Organizations: Usually More Problems

When I lived in Brooklyn there were Masjids everywhere. You could be in walking distance to a Masjid from most Brooklyn neighborhoods and of course that was very convenient. Working in Manhattan it was also usually very easy to find … Continue reading

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Letter of Ismail Royer

Letter of Ismail Royer Ismail is currently serving a 20 year sentence for his role in what the government refers to as the “Virginia Jihad Network”. As part of their ongoing series on Muslims in America the St. Louis Post-Dispatch … Continue reading

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The White Muslim

Abu Sinan has recently started a conversation about the treatment of white Muslim converts in the Muslim community in the United States. He argues, correctly, that white converts often do not have an easy time finding a home within the … Continue reading

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Bills and the Arab Corner-Store Owner

Recently Umm Zaid has been writing about the problems between Arab-Muslim liquor/corner/ bodega owners and the community in African-American and Latino neighborhoods. This highlights the fact that throughout America in the ghettos there are thousands of these stores owned by … Continue reading

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End of Suburbia

Last night I had the chance to view the film End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream at the University City Public Library which was sponsored by Subterranean Books. The film features a variety of … Continue reading

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