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Stop Blaming Victims

SO, after the tragic bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the Anti Islam/anti Muslim posts have already started showing up. Here are my 2 cents: For the last 5 years I have worked 45 to 50 hours a week as a job counselor in Southern Idaho. About 30 to 40 percent of […]

What Reza Aslan Gets Wrong about the Nature of Religion

“We have to be able to criticize bad ideas,” atheist intellectual Sam Harris recently said on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. And “at the moment,” Harris continued, “Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas.” Harris delivered his remarks over the shouted protests of fellow guest Ben Affleck, who charged him with Islamophobia. In […]

Islam Needs Truth Tellers, Not Apologists

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a well-known activist in the Islamic community, wrote an article for the Huffington post, Protecting Islam by Telling the Truth. In this article, he called upon the leaders of Islam from around the world to raise their voices and defend Islam from those who have corrupted its teachings. “It is time […]

The Call for Courage

I want you to think for a moment about what you would do if you had the power to put an end to a human trafficking ring. The answer seems obvious, right? A few weeks ago, a report was published that detailed a human tracking ring in Rotherham England. The report showed that from 1997 […]