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Phobic

Here is a fabulous article by Sally Steenland of the Center for American Progress about the Islamophobia present in the debate about the Cordoba House, and the ensuing debate. She makes important arguments about the risks of anti-Muslim rhetoric,  and reveals hypocrisy: "It’s time to look at this problem another way. In order to truly see … Continue reading Phobic

Dear Tea Party People:

Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word ‘Jesus Christ,’ so that it should read ‘a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion.’ The insertion was rejected by a great … Continue reading Dear Tea Party People:

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Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. Rainer Maria Rilke

No More Hibakusha

Read this to understand why unilateral nuclear disarmament is a must. The suffering of the innocent is inexcusable. "We believe that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot co-exist, and that the only way to have security and peace is through the total abolition of nuclear weapons." Amen.

The Perfect College

I happen to believe in a "best fit" college scenario-- there is a school that is right for YOU. Still, reality calls and for the hundreds of prospective college students I have or will encounter(ed) it certainly is a daunting time and task. Many of my friends at college discuss tutors and the cost of … Continue reading The Perfect College

Bloomberg speech

"Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center, lost in the heat of the debate has been a basic question: Should government attempt to deny private citizens the right to build a house of worship on private property based on their particular religion?" Bloomberg asked. "That may happen in other countries, but … Continue reading Bloomberg speech

Decision Time

The uproar over the prospective building of the Cordoba House (aka "the Ground Zero Mosque") has unfortunately done a fabulous job of showcasing the double-standards, stereotypes, and unfair generalizations that result in prejudice against Muslim-Americans every day. The condemning of the sight by the ADL is the cherry on top. "Let's be clear. This is … Continue reading Decision Time