Or… In the USA, we make fun of every fucking religion & creed!
I had a shirt in high school with a list of all the Religions of the World according to the axiom, “Shit Happens.” Here’s a copy of what it said.
Taoism: Shit Happens. Hinduism: This Shit Happened Before. (alt: If Shit Happens, [...]
I’ve been trying to get my mind around a 2006 article in the Armed Forces Journal that I recently came across. The post, entitled Blood Borders: How a better Middle East would look by Ralph Peters, purports to redraw the Middle East along what the author calls organic borders. As someone who’s often stared at [...]
I was at an iftar recently and made a comment to my mother how it appeared as though other ethnic groups seemed to be more… loyal to each other than The Bong. Specifically, that there appeared to be far more inter-cultural marriage among our cohort.
My mother accepted this difference with a resigned sigh. However, [...]
It’s about 4:30 am ET as I’m starting to write this post and I’m just finished with suhoor, the pre-dawn meal that Muslims eat before beginning fasting during Ramadan.
I’m perusing Facebook as I often do and see a flood of messages from Muslim FB friends wishing everyone else Ramadan Mubarak (essentially happy Ramadan) and [...]
Muslims are taught to say our prayers in Arabic in order to facilitate a level of camaraderie between people of different linguistic backgrounds and to minimize the errors that inevitably occur with translating a form of Arabic that is over 1,800 years old1. Most non-Arabic speaking people probably memorize the meanings at the time of [...]
Eid mubarak. There’s a mosque about a block away from my flat here in north London so I decided to go there for Eid prayers this morning. It’s a nice place, one big prayer room, expansive and ornately decorated, divided in half down the middle by a semi-opaque white barrier. The kiblah is towards a [...]