SHARIAH [shah-REE-ah]: a system of law deemed to be derived from the Koran

      A lot has been said and written about Islamic law over the past few years, some out of intelligence, some out of ignorance.  The fear of something “different” keeps some people from seeking the truth when it comes to things Islamic.  This is particularly true when dealing with the concept of Shariah, […]

BIGOTRY: stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.

Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouses has come under fire for bowing to pressure from The Florida Family Association (FFA), a conservative organization which complained that Lowe’s was sponsoring a terrorist-enhancing program on TLC network.   The program, All American Muslim, came to the air on TLC network in an attempt to show the softer side of Islamic […]

LITURGICAL DRAMA: re-enactment as worship

A family gathers around a candle-lit table with an attractive, but unusual meal displayed before them.  A child asks a question. A solemn reading begins, recalling the events of the escape of the Hebrew people from Egypt.  During the reading various foods are shared and tasted.  Children leave their chairs to search for the person […]