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Allahu Akhbar

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  I was surprised by the words. Since I’m not a Muslim, I’m not in places where people say “Allahu Akhbar” often. After the owner of an Iranian restuarant I frequent declared “Allahu Akhbar,” he told me that was trying to remind me that God is greater. I was very moved. On the way home, […]

When Violent Bigots Meet

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This is not about Islam. I know too many Muslims to fall for that trick. This is about the consequences of unrestrained bigotry. Pamela Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative are bigots in every sense of the word. Today in Garland, Texas, the bigots hosted a “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” as a […]

Islam, Rihanna & the Surprise of Belief

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  There are many days I wake up and know that I am going to be a little crazed today and perhaps for a few weeks or months if it lingers.  My brain simply feels different.  I act and think differently too.  I was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder a few years ago.  In my […]

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