Welcome visitors from City of Brass. Aziz was kind enough to give me a shout moons ago and I’ve been negligent in acknowledging you. But Hazrat Issa, it’s been two weeks and I’m still getting huge numbers of pass through hits. A shout back to Aziz who has been a good virtual friend and has helped me with some of my own research. Can’t wait to find a way to meet him in person. His blog is one of the first Shi’ah blogs I found, and still one of the few I read regularly. I will eventually get around to…

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Current Affairs Politics

Torture Bad, Maybe

In case you didn’t hear, President Bush bans torture. Maybe. Yes, maybe. It’s kind of sad that we need to have an explicit ban against torture (again. Hi Geneva Conventions). It’s worse that we’re not sure if it is a ban. Just in case you think the administration might start believing in the rule of law and right, have no fear, unfettered power is still on their agenda. I thought it was scare mongering, then I followed the links. As a Muslim I can be Gitmo’d. As a born American I can have my entire life taken away without any…

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Current Affairs Intra-faith

I agree with McCain [updated]

Read this article at TPM for context. I agree on the conclusion, but probably not the process. Most Muslims hate AQ. They stand in opposition to the way most of live. In fact, their very raison d’ĂȘtre is to stand in opposition to the way most Muslims live. As I ask constantly, what is AQ’s positive agenda other than to live the way their master OBL wants them to? I need to do a longer post on why they’ve had such success. In any event, I’m not convinced a grand coalition between Shi’ah and Sunni will now arise to fight…

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Inter-faith Intra-faith Media

Newsweek and Islam

Newsweek has a special issue on Islam in America. Here’s the primary link. Also of note is week-long blog of Muslims speaking out here. The mission statement is interesting because it claims it wants to give voice to the Muslim American community. Keep going back and reading. Seems like a good project. Technorati Tags: Islam in America

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