Monthly Archives: May 2008

A Brother Observes ISNA

I did not make it to the Sheraton (out of solidarity with the workers) and did not make it to the Radisson either because I was not feeling well. I did get an update on what happened from some brothers … Continue reading

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ISNA at a Crossroads in Baltimore

Muslims in America are at a relatively infantile stage. We are developing as a community and are striving to put our unique imprint on society. The major organizations representing the Muslim community have to decide if they are going to … Continue reading

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Good Read: Many Florida Jews Express Doubts on Obama

From the New York Timeson Florida Jews and their reservations about Obama and the recent rightward turns of this traditionally very Democraticcommunity.  If there is a anti-Obama feeling rising in the Jewish community there is a Pro-Obama tide in the … Continue reading

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Painkillers Please!

My back is killing me today and I mean I woke up feeling fine and then all of the sudden boom it was out. By the time I got to the train station I could barely walk. Because of that … Continue reading

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Commute Home: Immigrants, Dead Bodies, and Gunshots

Commuting between Baltimore and DC is kind of interesting. On my way home from work yesterday I began in the Skyline area near the Alexandria/ Falls Church border in Fairfax County. For those of you not familiar with this area … Continue reading

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DC-Baltimore Man Comparison

Having spent the weekend in Baltimore  and a lot of time there over the last week I can tell you that while the two cities are connected by the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the MARC train and share an airport the two … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim Con-Man Anis Shorrosh Busted for Arson

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Special Congratulations to Omar

I want to send a special congratulation to my good friend Omar for graduating from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. I know this brother worked long and hard on this and his journey was not easy. He was born in … Continue reading

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Lesson From Islamophobic Teacher Firing

It is important to remember when we are discussing issues of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bias in America that there are real consequences to Islamophobia and they are often felt most by Muslim children. Take this story as an example out … Continue reading

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Tariq Sets The Table and Manley and Manji Meet

There are two pieces from fellow Muslim bloggers and friends I want to draw reader’s attention to. The first is Tariq Nelson issuing the opening argument in the “Masculinity and War on Our Boys” series of posts we are working … Continue reading

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ISNA Crossing a Picket Line?

It has come to my attention that the ISNA Zonal Conference will be held from May 24-26 in Baltimore, MD at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center. There are a lot of great speakers planned for this event and it should … Continue reading

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Hillary Was Not Lying: The Sniper Has Been Spotted

(Photo by Marc Manley)

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Burma Relief

MYANMAR (BURMA) CYCLONE RELIEF FUND APPEAL   “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)   Devastating Cyclone hit Myanmar (Burma). More than 22500 people were killed & injured and thousands missing. The death toll … Continue reading

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A Crime Against the Sisters

I have been reminded by my elder of Islam and life in Philly of something that I had overlooked regarding the Muslim brothers who robbed a bank dressed in niqaab and then killed a Philly cop. He told me what … Continue reading

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Obama Has Won and I’m Excited

For the last several weeks I have been real tired of this election process and have been paying less and less attention to it. After last night however and the all but certainty that Sen. Barack Obama will be the … Continue reading

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