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My Ramadan in America … a conversation with Dr. Hala Asamarai

How Ramadan affects life of Muslims in America, the challenges… and benefits.., I had a conversation with educator and community activist Halal Asamarai

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Ramadan for me a blessing, a test of restrains..!

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Muslim Americans: An Identity Crisis

 

Some people start their morning facing hard questions such as ‘what breakfast or coffee will I have?’ and ‘what shoe or shirt should I wear?’. Every morning however I wake up and ask myself, ‘who am I?’, ‘what identity am I wearing today?’. A time of anguish and doubt, an identity crisis in the making, my identity keeps on forming, evolving and regressing and is questioned every day.

When I left Egypt more than 30 years ago, I was a disgruntled, confused Egyptian, an Arab Muslim who was shopping around for a better life and better identity. Living 25 years of my life under a despotic dictatorship in Egypt, my personal identity was as a proud Egyptian; Arab or Muslim. That didn’t work well for me though, and defeat after defeat I left for America and escaped to a faraway place, a place that is as glamorous as their movies and seducing as their bottles of Coca-Cola.

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Being a Muslim is a Preexisting Condition!! No Cure or Insurance

Being a Muslim is a Preexisting Condition!!

The frat boys of the Republicans House of Representatives, celebrating the Trump Care win in the Rose Garden was the most disgusting, lewd political act in recent years. We aren’t even talking about the absent of women in this political binge celebration. The premature mission accomplished II” gloating about dropping the MOAB, the Mother of All Bills on millions of Americans, shows the revengeful nature of the GOP , who seems to be acting like a hate group; who hate sick, poor, seniors,  Muslims, women, science, and immigrants.

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مقابلتي مع الدكتور أيمن نور, مصر بعد ثورتين, ومجازر, تظل تحت الحكم العسكري (Arabic)

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Dear America, “Let My Mosque Go”

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Dear America, “Let My Mosque Go”
According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), “American mosques and Islamic centers have been the targets of vandalism, harassment and anti-Muslim bigotry at least 63 times this year”. So many Americans mistake mosques for churches; Mosques aren’t churches, and they don’t function like one. Mosques are open for everyone, no membership or affiliation required, they don’t check your id at the gate. On Sundays mosques unlike churches, are the most divers place in America. US Today reported that according to a census of U.S. mosques the overall number of mosques in America are 2,106 in 2010 … the study also found that:
“•States with the most mosques are New York (257), California (246) and Texas (166).
•Most mosques are in cities, but 28% were in suburban sites in 2010, up from 16% in 2000.”
Any group or Imam can open a mosque if they let them. If you don’t like a mosque you simply go to another one or build your own. Imams build their own mosques not to breach jihad but to ask for money to fix the roofs or bathrooms! One mosques here, runs by a group of Imams that are interested only in dead Muslims than lives one. They run the biggest Muslims cemetery in the state, and charge $5000 for a head, for them a good Muslim is a dead one. The role that mosques play in Muslims’ lives and belief system is way overstated.

I go to mosques periodically and I have never seen such a bunch of bored Muslims as those who are exposed to the so called jihad preaching. If America has the “born-again Christians,” Islam has the “bored-again Muslims.” Continue reading Dear America, “Let My Mosque Go”

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