The city of Jerusalem is significant in a number of ways to many Jews, Christians, and Muslims. It is holy for the three monotheistic religions because of the religious significant events that took place there. Although Jerusalem is unique, it’s important to why it’s significant to different types of religion. Significance of Jerusalem to Jews […]Read more "Jerusalem’s Significance"
2:60 Eat and drink from the provision of God, and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption If you have grown up in a religious household your whole life, try to imagine the complete opposite, or if you have never followed a religion you might be able to relate. I grew up in […]Read more "A Religious Journey"
Over the years, the popular teen clothing retailer Abercrombie and Fitch has struggled and caused much controversy over their discrimination in processes of hiring and firing. CEO Michael Jeffries has stated several times that he desires “beautiful and skinny shoppers” to wear his clothes and that this retailer targets the popular kids, not the “fat […]Read more "Muslims vs. Abercrombie and Fitch"
Growing up in America, I had never really understood other cultures around the world. I knew of other cultures but never took the time to address the key differences between life in America and other countries. Take the Middle East for example, I had always thought the region was some third-world territory that wasn’t worth […]Read more "The Gap Between Two Cultures"
The Pilgrimage For those of you who don’t know, Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and over two million Muslims make this pilgrimage annually. The pilgrimage slightly varies for different countries depending on the position and sighting of the moon (CNN). The trip to Mecca for Hajj is a special time […]Read more "Guided by Faith and Without Any Fears"
In a year when ISIS and their brutality is at the forefront of America’s mind, it is an unfortunately common latent effect to hear of those that hold a negative generalization towards all Muslim people. Western Islamophobia and its like seems to rise synchronously with news stories and videos of Islamist extremism, and sadly so. […]Read more "Remembering the Link between Doctrine and Behavior"
Female Genital Mutilation On Monday, October 29th, Reza Aslan took an interesting spin on the issue of Female Genital Mutilation when going against the comedian Bill Maher’s perspective of violence and oppression against women. Maher stated that this is a problem in “Muslim countries” that occurs in extreme forms. According to Aslan, the argument was […]Read more "Are We Painting Everyone With the Same Brush?"
Since a big influx in the mid 1970’s Lebanon has housed thousands of refugees, mainly of Palestinian descent. These people sought shelter after Israel eradicated them and since, many have still found themselves living as refugees in camps throughout Lebanon. The life for these people is usually tough, as the Lebanese government has made many […]Read more "Since Lebanon Seems to be a Gathering Place for Refugees, Are More Camps a Good Idea?"
The 10,450 sq. km area on an atlas known as Lebanon is celebrating its 69th independence day today. Located in the midst of all the chaos which appears on news headlines, Lebanon is mostly mentioned in stories related to strife and war. Lebanon has a past full of wars and conflict, a present of tension […]Read more "Red, White, Green. Lebanese."
Even though this campaign’s design is not “wow”, it gets its message across. Not only is it presenting two sides, the civilized man and the savage, but it is telling you which side to take. “Support the civilized man,” when written as such, who wouldn’t want to pick that side? This is all understood from […]Read more "The Civilized Man vs. The Savage; Pick a Side?"
On Tuesday, September 11, the ignorance of one man led to the deaths of innocent people. Coptic Christian Egyptian men in Los Angeles promoted a video created by man who calls himself “Sam Bacile” who is believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. He pretended to be an Israeli-American and claimed that his film was fact […]Read more "A Collective Society"