Category Archives: Islam

Eid Mubarak

Today is Eid ul-Fitr. It marks the end of the month of Ramadan and is a day of celebration, forgiveness, peace and unity. On the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, my family and I wish all of you peace, serenity, and … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Personal | 6 Comments

Battling Islamists In Bangladesh

[Cross posted at E-Bangladesh] The first word in the Holy Koran is "Read". When I was a child growing up in Bangladesh, my parents hired the imam of the neighborhood mosque to teach me how to read the Koran. Twice a … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Human Rights, Islam, Terrorism | 9 Comments

Islamists Battle Cats

[Welcome Crooks & Liars readers. Please consider supporting the campaign for release of the 23-year old cartoonist Arifur Rahman by adding the "Free Arifur Rahman" badge that is on the sidebar to your own blog. Thank you for spreading the … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Islam, Media | 14 Comments

A Whole Lot Of Fretting Over Pakistan

The Washington Post today carries an article entitled (at least on its homepage) "Pakistani Immigrants Fret Over Fate of Homeland". Not to be outdone, the New York Times has its own article about Pakistan entitled "Al Qaeda Threatens; U.S. Frets". … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Policy, Islam, Terrorism | 5 Comments

A Misguided Koran Distribution Project

I am always wary when religion and politics are mixed. I am especially wary when the politics of religion is disguised as charity. As a Muslim in America, and as a blogger, I have always attempted to raise the warning … Continue reading

Posted in Islam, Politics | 15 Comments