Modern Islam: Mr. Gay Denmark

 Michael Sinan-a.k.a. Mr Gay Denmark-should be considered one of Islam’s modern heroes.  Mr. Sinan’s life and message would be considered radical-probably even blasphemous-among Conservative Muslims, but I feel that they should be broadcast to the world. While many people, whether straight Americans or fanatic Muslims, would laugh at Mr. Sinan and deride him for his … More Modern Islam: Mr. Gay Denmark

Secularism’s out in America; but Islam not Included

 America seems to be run by a faith in dollar signs and a “me-me-me” culture. As I recently mentioned in my post on Eid al-Fitr, what were previously Christian religious holidays have turned into mere caricatures where piety, holiness and gratitude seem far from everyone’s minds. However, in light of some recent articles I have … More Secularism’s out in America; but Islam not Included

Yella al-bint!

معاً من اجل نساء ينعمن بالحرية، الاستقلالية، والامان في العالم العربي… TOGETHER FOR FEARLESS, FREE & INDEPENDENT WOMEN IN THE ARAB WORLD So reads the ‘about’ section on the facebook group page. The posts are in Arabic, English, and even French. Members post articles, photos and internet memes, as do the page officers. On the … More Yella al-bint!

Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it Might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

From the Tunisienne Faculte Facebook page “A burka?! You’re going to take that off for me right now!” “Uh, by the way, you do know that you’re talking to an umbrella…” The above bande dessinee was found shared on the Facebook page “Tunisienne Faculte,” which is actually a treasure trove of political cartoons and inspirational images if … More Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it Might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

From Tunisienne Faculte Facebook page “A burka?! You’re going to take that off for me right now!” “Uh, by the way, you do know that you’re talking to an umbrella…” The above bande dessinee was found shared on the Facebook page “Tunisienne Faculte,” which is actually a treasure trove of political cartoons and inspirational images if … More Grab Your Parasol, ‘Cause it might Rain in Europe’s Banlieus

The Hefty Price of Honor, as shown by Jan Goodwin

Not since Fast Food Nation have I read a more epic, cringing and flat-out astonishing (not to mention well-written) piece of non-fiction than Price of Honor, written by Jan Goodwin. Goodwin, an investigative journalist, spent four years in the Arab world interviewing everyone from poor peasant women on the street to high-ranking shiekhas to even … More The Hefty Price of Honor, as shown by Jan Goodwin

There is No Fun in Islam? Charlie Hebdo learns the Hard Way

Is there truly “no fun in Islam?” Is it truly a live without sin and die kind of religion, as the infamous (and certainly depressed) Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran once famously stated? Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly paper, might agree with Khomeini and say that yes, there is no fun in Islam, after the recent … More There is No Fun in Islam? Charlie Hebdo learns the Hard Way

The Heirs of Hell vs. the Patronizers of Paradise: The Koran

“You shall find no believers in God and in the last day on friendly terms with those who oppose god and his apostle.” (58:22) And so The Koran continues to pit the believers against the non- believers, the patronizers who will call Paradise home versus the heirs of hell. The constant warnings and “threats” become … More The Heirs of Hell vs. the Patronizers of Paradise: The Koran