Monthly Archives: July 2006

When a 12 Year old Girl is a Sex Object and a Statement on Seattle Shooting

A brother called me yesterday and said he needed to talk to me in a hurry and it was an emergency. Honestly I did not take him serious and thought he was bullshitting, but when I got to his house … Continue reading

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From the Masjid to Shooting Six Jews

Yesterday a Muslim man left jummah in Seattle and shortly thereafter went to the offices of the Jewish federation in Seattle and shot six women, killing one. I have no doubt that all of the major Muslim organizations will condemn … Continue reading

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Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

Last night I had the opportunity to see the premier of the film Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? At the Tivoli Theater in St. Louis. This film follows Jeff Smith, a progressive Democratic candidate for congress in 2004 … Continue reading

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What a Night

Sometimes when you are driving a cab things just get worse and worse as the night moves along. Of course there are other days when nothing seems to go wrong and your night is filled with pleasant passengers with whom … Continue reading

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Cabbin in the Storm

We got a very small taste of what the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast went through on Wednesday night when heavy winds and a severe thunder storm rampaged through the heart of St. Louis at night. I … Continue reading

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Storm in St Louis

St Louis was hit by a massive storm last night and electricity is very hard to come by here. I have seen a lot of crazy shit and will be updating on the situation, Insha Allah, when things settle down. … Continue reading

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Hammad, Lebanon, and a Gun

I have recently received a letter from imprisoned American-Muslim Hammad Abdur-Raheem in response to a letter I had written him about his plans for release. Hammad is a native of the DC-area, and a veteran of the United States Army … Continue reading

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Few Notes from the Gateway to the West

I have been traveling over the last few days and am in St. Louis right now. Today I was walking in Clayton, the seat of St. Louis County, and saying to myself why is everyone walking so slow and then … Continue reading

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White Masjid Comment

This is a comment I got in response to my White Masjid piece and my commentary; I was going to apologize for putting my 2 cents in as an interloper, but on re-reading I changed my mind. I think I … Continue reading

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Black Communities Views on Islam

Tariq Nelson has a piece on his blog questioning if black hostility towards Islam is growing and it is a very good article with some interesting responses. My gut reaction to the question he has posed is to say yes; … Continue reading

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Road to Guantanamo

The road to GTMO starts with a young Pakistani man in England discussing with his mother the prospects of him going to Pakistan to get married. The small crowd that is in the Angelika Film Center in Manhattan has probable … Continue reading

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Muslim Brothers With Kids Out of Wedlock and More

I recently had a conversation with a Muslim brother about the large number of American-Muslims who have children out of wedlock. For those of you not familiar with this issue having children out of wedlock is extremely rare for practicing … Continue reading

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