Posts Tagged ‘muslim’
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association greet each other at the annual retreat. Mustefa Ahad

Prayers from the Mountains

Local Muslims travel to national retreat, return home to spread the love.
Sometimes people tell Najm Saqib to go back home. But the Muslim American is home. Born in Pakistan, the 22-year-old business analyst has been an American citizen since coming to Fort Worth in 2007. At a coffee shop the other d...

Keller humanist and atheist Zachary Moore looks over a prayer he read at a Keller City Council meeting. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Invoking Other Religions

There’s more than “Our Father” to council meetings now.
Before the Pledge of Allegiance is recited –– or a motion is made or a voice is heard –– some city council meetings in North Texas begin with a prayer. Dear Lord, what the hell happened to the separation of church and s...

Members of the Sikh community and supporters met last night at the gurdwara in Palatine, Ill., for a candlelight vigil in support of victims of the recent temple shooting in Wisconsin. More gatherings are planned throughout the week, including tomorrow night at the Sikh Temple of North Texas in Garland. (Photo by Ramona Gupta, courtesy of the South Asian American Digital Archive.)

The Gurdwara Attack and Identity Politics

In the wake of the attack Sunday on the Oak Creek, Wisc., gurdwara, the media discourse has largely added insult to injury. Anyone who turned to television for continuous coverage of the attack had only one option, CNN. Unfortu...

Growing Up Before Ground Zero

When I was a child, I had no idea what I was. My family didn’t have cable TV for a long time. Once we got it, I learned that we didn’t like taxes. Later, we didn’t like Bill Clinton, because we didn’t like taxes. The we...

More Latex Gloves?

Gwynne Dyer
It is the duty of public officials to “do something” whenever a new threat appears, even if there is nothing sensible to be done. If they don’t, the media will punish them severely. Ergo, the vigorous response...