Muslim Convert Saves Michigan from Christian Terrorism

Michigan, my home state, has a reputation for nurturing right-wing anti-government terrorists. The largest act of domestic terrorism prior to 9/11 was the Oklahoma City bombing that was planned in Michigan and executed in part by Michigan men. They tested their bombs on a farm not far from my parents’ farm in Lapeer County. Even […]

I am one of them

“The United States has been enriched by Muslim-Americans,” Barack Obama said. “Many other Americans have Muslims in their family, or have lived in a Muslim-majority country. “I know,” he said, “because I am one of them.” Lived abroad as a child, relocated to the Great Lakes Basin, speaks Bahasa Malaysia, named after the Prophet’s family… […]

Learning from immigrants

Me and Omar and some other folks were flogging a horse to death over at Umar Lee’s website on the topic of immigrant muslim culture in the US. We managed to agree that [American] muslims should be accepted as authentic Muslims without having to turn away from our cultural heritage, and there is plenty in […]