Be the person…

In the face of injustice, there are many allies. We have all seen the increase in Islamophobia over the past few years. In these difficult times, we also have seen a growing unity among non-Muslim activists in fighting against it. These beautiful statements from beautiful people should be motivators for each and every individual to … More Be the person…

Do We Ever Learn?

December 7, 1941. Japan attacks the United States at Pearl Harbor, triggering a massive response. This picture came to me unsourced in an email. The United States joined WWII, and by Spring of 1942, over 127,000 Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps and being collectively labeled as “the enemy”. To compound this regretful act, the … More Do We Ever Learn?

Samurais and Hijabs

Today at work, a man walked up and tossed a card over the front of my desk and said, “The United States was founded on Freedom of Religion, not Christianity.” It was a drive-by tossing and I had no time to think of a response, which perhaps is a good thing because I still don’t … More Samurais and Hijabs