Friday, July 30, 2010

Church to Celebrate Burning Quran

While Muslims in the States are still busy trying to change stereotypes about Islam, another radical group comes up to public with an anti-Islam campaign.

Obama does have a lot of 'internal terrorism' to fight, he's just looking at the wrong people.

p.s: Guardian wrote about it too: Church will burn Qur'an on 9/11

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Was America founded as a Judeo-Christian Nation? TheDeenshow

Dr. Gerlard Dirks, Bible scholar who finished his masters from Harvard's Divinity School and spent 30 years as a Methodist preacher - before converting to Islam -, proves it wasn't.




I liked the talking images of the forefathers in the video.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Crystal Clear Proof that Mohammad was mentioned in the Bible

The Video is from Discovery Channel

[video has been removed due to unacceptably loud background music You can search for the video by yourself but I won't be posting it here until I find an edited version with no music background]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Why Veiled Women Cannot Participate in Society...

The only limitations on women who wear Niqab are set by their society, not by the piece of fabric on their face. Veiled women are very capable of studying (yes, even in language classes!), working, socializing, travelling, voting, driving, expressing their opinions, etc. In fact, the concern about Niqabis voting is laughable. If I am going to vote, or register at a university, or write an exam, or travel (to name a few examples), I am expecting that I will need to show my face to someone, in order to be identified. It is preferable that there be female employees present in all cases, so that I only have to show my face to a woman, but in a worst case scenario, I will show my face to a man in order to be identified. I do not need (or expect) to vote without my identity being checked!

There is an interesting side note about Muslim society in which most people think women are forbidden from working: since it is preferable to most women that their doctors, pharmacists, hair dressers, tailors, teachers, and customs agents (and the list goes on) are women too, well that seems like a pretty good way to ensure employment opportunities to women now doesn’t it? 

The veil is certainly not about hiding my identity. It is only about hiding my beauty, which I don’t think my boss, co-worker, governmental representative, traffic policeman - or even the guy who sells me my groceries - needs to see. People who deal with me on a regular basis can still recognize me, by my voice, my eyes, my posture, gestures and clothing etc. We are not all anonymous blobs of black, but we will only be that if you blur your own vision to see us that way. For those men who feel offended that I choose not to show you my face, sorry but tough luck. There are enough scantily clad women in the streets of Toronto in summer that one less woman to look at should not faze you too much. And if it’s actually because you want to “communicate with me properly”, please just give it a try and you will see that the only person limited by my veil is you, and all the other ethnocentric, closed minded people. If you actually listen to what I have to say, you will hear me speaking. Please stop telling me that I’m oppressed... you shouldn’t have to forcibly undress women in order to “liberate” them from their own choice in clothing, whether it’s their blouse, head scarf or face veil. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Life before and After Accepting Islam

I just read this article on readingislam.com and I very much liked it, it is called "Living With a Void: Life Before and After Accepting Islam". Read it here.