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Archive for July, 2010

-‘Moderate’ Palestinian Leader calls for a Pan-Arab War Against Israel

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) While President Barack Obama and Israel’s PM Netanyahu are trying to negotiate peace and establish a new Palestinian state, the so-called ‘moderate’ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for all of the Arab nations to join him in an all out war against Israel. The official Palestinian daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida printed […]

-Judge Declares US Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Friday, July 9th, 2010

On Thursday, a federal district court judge in Boston struck down the 1996 federal law that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The law stood in the way of gay marriages being recognized nationally. Judge Joseph L. Tauro ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated the Constitutional […]

-Malaysian Imam ‘Idol’?

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The most popular show on Malaysian TV is the reality show- "Imam Muda" or "Young Leader." It is kind of like an Malaysian Muslim version of American Idol though no good Muslim would want to be associated with an ‘idol’. Young men compete to become an imam while being judged on every turn by a […]

-Imagine a Muslim Call to Prayer in Your Neighborhood?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The Sun is rising over your quite neighborhood then the imam across the street begins the Muslim morning call to prayer over the loud speaker. Not to worry, it is only audible for 3 blocks around. At least that is what imam Shahid said during a Community Board 9 hearing in the Bronx considering his […]

-A Bible in Every language by 2025?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) A Bible in every language by 2025? Wycliffe Bible Translators now believe that Bible translations into all the remaining 2,200 languages are possible by 2025. At least part of the Bible could be done in every language by then. Those remaining languages are spoken by nearly 350 million people mostly in remote […]

-What? NASA is Suppose to Boost Muslim Self-Esteem?

Monday, July 5th, 2010

I thought NASA’s mission was all about space exploration- apparently not? According to Charles Bolden the head of NASA in the video interview above with Al Jazeera, the number one primary mission that President Obama assigned to NASA was to boost Muslim self-esteem: 1. "to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world […]

-Movie Review: “The Last Airbender” (PG)

Monday, July 5th, 2010

(Image by AMMY.LOU via Flickr) This film was a major disappointment. My grandson and I looked forward to seeing this for months. I was looking forward to see another M. Night Shyamalan masterpiece and this wasn’t while my grandson is a fan of The Avatar TV series the movie is based upon. Both of us […]

-Happy Independence Day

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

(Image by Beverly & Pack via Flickr) The 4th of July 2010, a great day to celebrate and to pray for the future of America. Today’s Prayer Gracious Father, as we approach our nation’s Independence Day, we give  You thanks for the Guidance You gave to our founders, and for the way You have blessed […]

-UK: Muslim Leader Speaks out Against Attacks on Christians

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Here’s a Muslim leader speaking out in defense of Christians who seem to be under assault by creeping secularism everywhere in the UK. Muslim Imam Taj Hargey wrote in a national newspaper about the virulent secularism which is targeting Christian believers: “We do have an undercurrent of hostility towards religion and particularly to Christianity because […]

-Is This a Good Idea?: Turkish Officers Training Afghan Military Leaders

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Several thousand Turkish officers are serving as instructors to the Afghan Army and police training leaders as part of a NATO stabilization plan in Afghanistan. Response: A few years ago I would have considered this to be a great idea. The Turkish officers are Muslim but for years have supported a secular […]